Market in the Park starts on Saturday
Saturday will be busy at the Pinellas County Extension and Botanical Gardens.
At 9 a.m., kick-off festivities for this year's Pinellas County Market in the Park will begin.
The market, which will be open until April 18, offers fresh produce, crafts, organic and horticulture items. This week for the opening celebration, there will be clowns, ice cream, face painting and music.
Entry is free. The market is held in the parking lot of the Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
Beginning at 10 a.m., a children's trail opening celebration and 4-H Open House and Apple Cook Off will take place.
Representatives of 4-H will be on hand to discuss the program aimed for ages 5-18. It will be next to the market, off 125th Street, between Walsingham and Ulmerton roads.
For information, call (727) 582-2100 or log on to www.pinellas countyextension.org.
Clown-A-Rama to benefit trains
The Clowns Galore Alley of Largo and the Largo-Mid Pinellas Kiwanis Club are working to raise money to support the trains that run in Largo Central Park.
Clown-A-Rama will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (727) 518-3131.
Harvest Marketplace to run through April
Largo's Harvest Marketplace is set to reopen Nov. 6 at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive. Now in its third year, the outdoor market will offer produce, crafts, specialty foods and gift items.
Musicians perform in the gazebo throughout the day. The Harvest Marketplace will be open every Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., through April.
Get the pets into costume
For all those neighborhood hounds, creepy cats and other prowling pets, All Howlers Eve will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo.
Animal lovers are invited to participate in a pet/owner parade and costume contest. Costume categories include celebrity look-alike, pet/owner look-alike, most creative and scariest costume.
The event costs $5 per pet. For information, call the complex, 518-3016.