traveling wall gets escort to coachman park
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, several military vehicles and more than 100 veterans on motorcycles will escort the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5-scale model of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, through Pinellas County on Thursday to its destination at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, for the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance's eighth annual "Veterans Salute to Veterans." The three-day event includes an opening ceremony at noon Friday and a 3 p.m. ceremony Saturday at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave., featuring military leaders and local dignitaries, a Pass & Review, swearing-in of new military recruits and exhibits, demonstrations and information helpful to veterans, their families and the community. Closing ceremonies will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Coachman Park. The event is free to all. During Thursday's escort, the schedule is as follows: 11 a.m., Derby Lane; 11:15 a.m., East Bay Drive and Belcher Road; 11:30 a.m., Drew Street and McMullen Booth Road; 11:45 a.m., Tampa Road and Forest Lakes Boulevard; noon, Curlew Road and County Road 1; 12:30 p.m., Coachman Park. For more information and escort route, visit tampabay veteransalliance.org.
Event teaches red flags for abuse
The sixth annual Teen Dating 101, a presentation on preventing abusive relationships, returns to Countryside High School on Thursday. During the school day, students will learn about warning signs and local resources. The evening portion, which is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m., will educate parents on recognizing symptoms of abuse in their sons' or daughters' relationships. Domestic violence survivor Melissa Dohme, who graduated from Clearwater High School two years ago, will speak about her personal experience with an abusive boyfriend and why it's important to recognize and end unhealthy relationships immediately. Countryside High is at 3000 State Road 580 in Clearwater.
Dunedin Pipe Band concert canceled
The Dunedin Pipe Band Concert in Pioneer Park, originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, has been canceled. The next concert will be held 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the park, 420 Main St. in downtown Dunedin.
30 dealers to be at doll show and sale
The Timeless Treasures Doll Club and Palms of Largo will co-sponsor the seventh annual doll show and sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, Largo. Nearly 30 dealers will participate, and appraisals and repairs are available. Free admission. Call (727) 796-9412 for more information.