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Largo gears up for annual Taste Fest; St. Pete golf scramble returns

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[Designed by Tara McCarty]
Published Oct. 11
Updated Oct. 14

Tickets available for annual Largo Taste Fest

Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Largo Taste Fest.They’re $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include all food pairings and one free drink. Local restaurants will provide an array of samples during the outdoor event, music, works from area artists and a silent auction to benefit the Largo Rotary Charitable Foundation and the city’s summer camp scholarship program. Some participating restaurants include Aviator’s Tavern, Culver’s of Largo, Joe’s Crab Shack, The Plaza, Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex, Outback Steakhouse, and Willie Jewell’s BBQ. New this year, Largo Recreation will offer childcare for newborns up to age 10 with a three-story indoor playground and interactive games. The Largo Taste Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, on the pool deck of the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Tickets can be purchased at Highland Recreation Complex, Southwest Recreation Complex, Largo Community Center or the Central Park Performing Arts Center. For information visit playlargo.com.

St. Petersburg’s Patriot Day Golf Scramble returns

Registration is open for Mangrove Bay Golf Course’s Patriot Golf Day Scramble as part of a nationwide golf fundraiser to support the Folds of Honor Foundation. Folds of Honor Foundation provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. The golf scramble begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 2 at Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE., St. Petersburg. Registration is $85 per player, which includes lunch and a tee gift. Golfers can find registration forms at golfstpete.com/events or at the pro shop at Mangrove Bay Golf Course.

Clearwater hosts its first sustainability conference

The city of Clearwater invites the public to attend its first sustainability conference “Building Better Neighborhoods Through Sustainability: A Toolkit for Positive Change." The program features door prizes, local speakers and organizations on topics including Florida-friendly landscaping, energy efficiency, plastic contamination, waste management, and savvy consumerism. The conference is free and registration is not required. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Residents with questions can call the city of Clearwater’s sustainability coordinator at (727) 562-4003 or email sheridan.boyle@myclearwater.com.





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