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Dunedin marks grand opening Sept. 13 of Oak Tree Plaza

Published Sep. 11, 2012

dunedin

Event marks opening of Oak Tree PlazA

The public is invited to the Thursday grand opening of Oak Tree Plaza, a new park at the intersection of Main Street and the Pinellas Trail in downtown Dunedin. Once a driveway, the plaza now features a linear brick-paved walkway highlighting access to storefronts, benches and landscaping intended to preserve a vintage oak tree that serves as the plaza's focal point. Thursday's 11 a.m. ceremony will include speeches by city and community leaders, as well as the dedication of a commemorative plaque at the base of the 150-year-old tree.

Karen Woods will be at art center

Karen Woods is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free monthly Coffee & Conversation series. Woods is a weaver, dyer, quilter, photographer, beader, papermaker, basketmaker and a serious student of the possibilities of polymer clay. At noon Thursday, she will introduce the audience to the versatility of the clay, the tools used to work with it, its mimicry of other crafts and its wide range of applications. She will provide hands-on examples of her own finished work as well as that of other artists. Visit dfac.org, call (727) 298-3322 or email ken@dfac.org for information.

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Play Day set for R.E. Olds Park

Outdoor play is vital to children's health, well-being and happiness. To reinforce the benefits of outdoor play, Oldsmar is inviting kids ages 5-12 and their parents to Oldsmar's Play Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. An array of outdoor adventures, experiences, discovery and general fun is free at the event in R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. The city is planning games, sports, projects, crafts, canoes and fishing. All materials are provided and free at Play Day, including equipment and gear for canoeing and fishing. Expect to see a lot of smiling and laughing and kids having fun, so bring a camera. No registration or recreation card needed.

tarpon springs

Photo scavenger hunt on Saturday

Suncoast Hospice and the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce are hosting a photo scavenger hunt Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will start and end at Dockside Sports Bar and Grill, 37611 U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor. It will take participants roaming through the area. Teams are composed of four members and a photographer, using a camera with an SD card. Each team will be sent out with a list of 100 to 125 places to take team photos. The team returning in four hours, with the highest number of points, will be the winner. The cost is $100 for a team. For more information, call (727) 937-6109.

safety harbor

Yoga program connects with kids

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A "YogaKids" program incorporates movement, poses, music, stories and games to help children connect mind and body for natural fitness. The free program is 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. For information, call (727) 724-1525.

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