Valentine's Day in Largo and throughout North Pinellas will be filled with love, romance, and lots of action. Here's a compilation of events scheduled in honor of St. Valentine:
A Valentine's Day wedding gift
Here's to love on Valentine's Day. During these economically challenging times, couples hoping to get married may feel they just can't afford it right now.
The Pinellas County Clerk of the Court, the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet are joining to offer a romantic solution.
On Saturday, Ken Burke, clerk of the Pinellas County Court, will perform a group marriage ceremony in the Wedding Garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens.
The county ceremony fee will be waived, as will the garden's facility usage fee. However, couples are required to apply and pay for their marriage license no later than today.
Spend Valentine's Day in the great outdoors
Enjoy a romantic, invigorating morning with nature and your loved one. "Valentine's Day Delight'' will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the McGough Nature Preserve, 11901 146th St., Largo. Offerings include tai chi, kayaking and lunch.
Cost: $30 per person and $50 for couples. Registration is required by today. Call (727) 518-3047.
Fairies Inc. presents song, dance, circus
Flitter on over to the Largo Cultural Center for Fairies Inc., featuring Cirque du Soleil aerialist Angelo Rodriguez and contortionist Catie Brier as they flip, float and fly through their comedic and endearing Valentine's Day story.
The show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $28, $18 children. Call 587-6793 or check fairiesinc.org.
Valentine songs to thrill sweetheart, raise funds
Give your sweetheart a "singing valentine" delivered by singers from the Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, along with a red silk rose and parchment scroll.
Cost is $50.
This fundraising event supports local school music programs through the Barbershop Harmony Foundation. Call (727) 586-4817 for deliveries north of Clearwater; for deliveries south, call (727) 397-5098 or (727) 786-1739.
Caring Heart Run scheduled Saturday
The Caring Heart Run will be Saturday at Palms of Largo, 200 Lake Ave. NE. The fundraiser, in its second year, is to benefit the Caregivers Support Network and its Caregiving Youth Project of Pinellas, a new program that identifies youth that have caregiving responsibilities for a family member.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. To register, visit: caregivers supportnetwork.com. For information, call (727) 437-1639.
Sign of love: Spay and neuter pets
When it comes to your pets, they need loving, too. And sometimes real love needs to be tough.
The SPCA reminds us that an act of great love and caring is done when you spay or neuter your pet. For the month of February, SPCA Tampa Bay is offering discounted spay and neutering.
For information, call (727) 586-3591 or visit SPCATampaBay.org.
Piper Castillo, Times staff writer