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Visit the Humane Society of Pinellas in honor of Adopt a Cat month. The society is offering a "free buddy" program, which gives people the option of adopting two adult cats for one adoption fee of $55 during June. The fee includes spaying or neutering, all current vaccinations and microchipping, among other services. The society is at 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call (727) 797-7722.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit


Searching with Learn how to use this popular Web site to find genealogical information at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. A class at 10 a.m. Thursday class will address searching vital record databases, publications, photographs and the Ancestry card catalog. The class is free. Call (727) 587-6715.

Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times call (727) 447-9204.

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit,

Native themes: View new paintings, bronzes and giclees by award-winning wildlife, western and Florida artists through June 21 at the Plainsmen Gallery, 2430 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 726-5100.


Free movie: The Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater will show The 11th Hour, a documentary about global warming, free at 7 p.m. at the Octagon Arts Center, 2430 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call Denise Seeber at (727) 474-2647 or Yvonne Charnesky at (727) 531-7704, or visit and click on Social Justice Free Film Series.

Flag retirement ceremony: The Clearwater chapter of the Military Officers Association, VFW Post 10094 and the city of Indian Rocks Beach will hold the seventh annual flag retirement ceremony at noon at Chief Chic A Si Park at Fourth Avenue and Second Street in Indian Rocks Beach. This ceremony is held each year to dispose of American flags that have become tattered. Flags may be brought to the ceremony or delivered to Indian Rocks Beach City Hall, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd., or to VFW Post 10094, 14288 Walsingham Road. For more information or to donate flags, call Bob Swick at (727) 733-2822 or Jack Dell at (727) 596-8959.

Read 'n' play: Children 5-12 read with teen volunteers and then play reading and educational games Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Fish dinner: Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches for $6 with $1 sides of coleslaw, potato salad or baked beans 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Proceeds benefit children's charities. Call (727) 216-3859.

Play chess: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department hosts a chess club at 1 p.m. every Friday at 400 S Walton Ave. A knowledge of chess is required. Experienced players welcome. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners available for $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Afternoon bingo: Play Fridays with an early bird game at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Dunedin Memorial Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.


Trash or treasure: Attend an Antique Appraisal Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Fee is $6 per item or $15 for three. Proceeds benefit Heritage Village. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit

Father's Day golf outing: Take part in a two-player scramble Saturday at St. Andrews Links Golf Course, 620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. Shotgun start 8 a.m. $35 per person, open to men and women. Call Paul Sylvester at (727) 738-2905.

Guided hike: Walk along the Brooker Creek Preserve Education Trail from 9 to 11 a.m. and see how the land has changed and learn about ecological footprints left by those changes. Children younger than 6 might find the hike challenging. The hike is free, but hikers must register by noon Friday by calling (727) 453-6800.

Fossil facts: Learn about Ice Age fossils unearthed at Boca Ciega Millennium Park from 10 to 11 a.m. at the park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole. The program is free. To register, call (727) 588-4882.

Home buyer help: Have questions about buying a home? Get them answered at a home buyer education class sponsored by Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Call (727) 442-4155 or visit

Scottish entertainment: Hear the City of Dunedin Pipe Band and Friends in concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Call (727) 733-6240 or visit

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