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Out & About in Pinellas: Water playground opens today

The new Kiwanis Sprayground in Dunedin opens today.

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The new Kiwanis Sprayground in Dunedin opens today.

Today

The Kiwanis Sprayground, a new interactive children's water playground with more than 3,000 square feet of play area, opens at 10 a.m. at Highlander Park, 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin. Hours will be 9 a.m.-sunset. ADA accessible. Call (727) 812-4530.

Today

Dance benefit: A 24-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for the newly established Shara Himmel "Share Your Heart" Camp Kadima scholarship fund will take place at Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater. The public is invited to participate 7 p.m.-midnight. $7 entrance fee. For details call (727) 365-2014.

Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.

Story time: Windell Campbell Storytelling will feature storytelling with puppets at 3 p.m. at the North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Friday

Coin show: The Clearwater Coin Club will host its annual coin show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater, with more than 150 dealers, daily free gold coin giveaway and hourly door prizes. Free admission. Call (727) 688-9871.

Elvis tribute: Enjoy an Elvis Tribute with entertainer Steve Roberti 6-10 p.m. at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Doo Wop duo: Travel down memory lane with the best music from the 1950s and '60s at 7 p.m. today and July 17 at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5239.

Saturday

Parade and fireworks: The Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor, will host a Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. down Main St. from Second Ave. to Ninth Ave. S. When accompanied by an adult, children 12 and younger are invited to bring decorated bikes, trikes and baby carriages and march in the parade. Festivities continue at 5 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina, including a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Call Brad Purdy at (727) 724-1555.

Patriotic picnic: The second annual Fourth of July Patriotic Picnic in the Park will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Craig Park, located along Spring Bayou, Tarpon Springs. The event includes a children's water fun area (wear bathing suits, bring towels); free food; game area with horseshoes, badminton, volleyball and more; sack races; hot dog eating contest; outrigger rides; reptiles from Tarpon Aquarium; and entertainment by the Bayou Boys and talent show winners in the band shell. Bring lawn chairs. (No fireworks are scheduled.) Call (727) 942-5628.

Picnic and fun: Belleair Bluffs' Independence Day Picnic will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Belleair Bluffs Community Center and Park, 2747 Sunset Blvd., and will feature plenty of activities for children and adults including Jason the Roving Magician, "Dunk the Mayor," karaoke by "Doc," bounce house and slide, and free food. (No fireworks are scheduled.) Call (727) 584-2151.

Festival and fireworks: Largo's Independence Day celebration kicks off with a DJ and festival foods at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. at Largo Central Park, 120 Central Park Drive. No alcohol, pets or personal fireworks (not even sparklers). Free admission and parking. Call (727) 587-6775 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open to the public for runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Out & About in Pinellas: Water playground opens today 07/01/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:57pm]
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