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A Taste in the Park features wings, wine and all in between

The city's premier food and wine event, A Taste in the Park, is set for Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. The event is sponsored by the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce. Participating restaurants include DeSesto Italian, Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse, Rosie's Clam Shack, Chipotle Mexican Grille, Ronnie's Pastrami Deli, Costco Wholesale, Pollo Tropical, Cracker Barrel, Winghouse, and Good Humor-Breyer's ice cream. Zen Zen Wines will present a wine sampling. Admission is $10 per person.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.

Information: Call 544-4777.

Annual celebration honors military veterans

Pinellas Park's fourth annual Veterans' Commemoration event is Friday. The event draws many veterans countywide and will include students from the Classical Christian School for the Arts and many civic groups who will honor the service of U.S. military veterans.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.


Saturday sale will include crafts, snacks

The Mainlands Community plans sales and events at several of its clubhouses from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sales include a craft sale, a flea market, a trash and treasure sale, and a bake sale. Maps of the sales, including 40 garage sales, will be available at the Mainlands Unit Six clubhouse, 3550 Mainlands Blvd. S.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. The deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Pinellas Park area notebook 11/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:49am]
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