Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Out & About

Take a hike

Isaiah Lizano and friend Lillian Mantooth look for spiders along a boardwalk as they explore Brooker Creek Preserve with their mothers last year. Free guided hikes are offered Saturday mornings. Registration is required.

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2008)

Isaiah Lizano and friend Lillian Mantooth look for spiders along a boardwalk as they explore Brooker Creek Preserve with their mothers last year. Free guided hikes are offered Saturday mornings. Registration is required.


Related News/Archive

Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Registration required by calling (727) 453-6800.


Bookworms wanted: Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., kicks off its teen summer program, Master the Art of Reading Club. Collect points by participating in creative, writing and reading activities. Top three participants will win an iPod shuffle. Library hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Grammy winners to perform: Hiroshima, blending jazz, pop, and rock with traditional Japanese folk music and instruments, will perform at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, at 8 p.m. Cost: $35 day of show; $30 advance; $25 seniors. Visit


Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at noon Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms. Coffee, donuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For information, call (727) 797-3704.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Celebrating mom: Artist Susanne Nielsen's work, "Mothers, Myths and Memories: An Exhibition to See, Hear and Experience," is on display throughout May at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Guests are encouraged to submit memories of their mothers and other significant women in their lives. Call (727) 587-6715.

Take a hike 05/22/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 22, 2009 6:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Largo company's bomb-detecting laser device shows promise in finding fentanyl


    A retired Green Beret who runs a Largo defense company that makes bomb-detecting equipment sees a new use for his laser-based technology: Detecting the dangerous opioid fentanyl from a distance to protect law enforcement personnel and help with prosecutions.

    Tim Molner with Alakai Defense Systems of Largo demonstrates how a company device uses laser technology to analyze chemical residue from a safe distance. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  2. Clearwater Beach driver: 'My intentions were to take my own life'


    CLEARWATER — Ryan Michael Stiles stuck close to the dunes and blared his horn when he drove onto Clearwater Beach last Thursday afternoon. He didn't want to hurt anyone there, he said in an interview from the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday morning.

    Ryan Michael Stiles, 27, was arrested last Thursday after driving onto the sands of Clearwater Beach, police said. He is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail.
  3. After Trump's partisan speech, Boy Scouts of America reiterates that it is 'wholly non-partisan'


    Following President Donald Trump's campaign-style speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday evening, the Boy Scouts of America released a statement that did not comment on the president's remarks but stated that the nonprofit organization is "wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one …

    Members of the Boy Scouts of America listen as President Donald Trump addresses the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va., on Monday. [Doug Mills | New York Times]
  4. Florida Gators want a White Out in home opener


    At least the Florida Gators are trying to do something to spice up this season's home opener.

  5. Stop expecting Gerald McCoy to be Warren Sapp


    Here's the problem when it comes to Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

    Photo from National Pediatric Cancer Foundation The crowd cheered wildly for cancer survivor Joshua Fisher, left, and Tampa Bay Buc Gerald McCoy at the 14th annual Fashion Funds the Cure on May 6 to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation at Port Tampa Bay Terminal 2.