Register now for the Red Hat Garden Party
Red Hat Garden Party 2009 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 10 and 11 at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, Largo. The event, including lunch and live entertainment, is open to all Red Hatters. Registration is required by Tuesday. For information, call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5017 or visit www.largoevents.com.
TV scammer strikes outside Largo Wal-Mart
Plasma Pat the TV Discount Guy, as law enforcement is calling him, struck Largo on Feb. 9. The suspect has ripped off people at least three times in Pinellas County since 2008, police say. He meets his victims at a location and tells them he is a Wal-Mart employee and can get them a great deal on a big screen TV. Since he wore clothes similar to the Wal-Mart uniform as well as a Wal-Mart name tag that said "Pat,'' the victim in the Largo case gave him $300 in cash for a TV. As the victim waited outside, the suspect entered the store through one door and left from another door without obtaining the TV. The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall and around 200 pounds. He has gray hair, fair skin and a belly. If you can identify him, call the Largo Police Department at (727) 587-6728.
Another Time Around holds kids' spring sale
Another Time Around, a semi-annual kids' consignment event, will hold its spring sale this week at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Items range from baby bottles to outdoor toys to kids' clothing. The sale will be open to the public Thursday through March 8. An early bird pre-sale will be held from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $5. Weekend hours are 3:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, call Michelle Ovalle at (727) 954-3629 or Mary Smith at (727) 729-4033.
Grand prize of $3,000 at Largo Artist's Market
The Largo Central Park Artists' Market will be held March 21-22 in Central Park, located on Missouri Boulevard and East Bay Drive. The juried fine arts show, with a grand prize of $3,000, is in its third year. Returning winners will include AB Word, a Wyoming pastel artist, and Steven S. Gregory, a photographer based in Tampa. Other works on display include acrylics and oils, graphics, pastels, jewelry, ceramics, photography, leather and sculptures. As part of the festival, there will be a youth art competition for teens, 13-18. The deadline is March 16. For entry information, call (727) 587-6751.
Enter your vintage auto in Classic Car Show
If you'd like to show off your vintage car, now's your chance. As part of the Largo HeART of Pinellas Festival, the city will hold a Classic Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. March 14. For registration information, call (727) 518-3146.