September – Best Of The Bay Events

It’s Arts Month in St. Pete

hands-painted-artIt’s no wonder that St. Petersburg can claim the title as Florida’s City of the Arts! The entire month of September will be devoted to more than 57 events at 149 venues by 102 organizations and/or performers during the 30 days of September, 2016, presented by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg.
Most of the events are free, while others require paid admission.

SPFestival includes Visual Art, including a free Museum Day citywide; Performing Arts on stage and in a variety of venues, and Family Art, including art, music, games and activities for the entire family. We have selected a few of the events to include in this month’s Destination Tampa Bay newsletter, but you probably should visit the Festival website to see the exciting variety of opportunities that will be available all month long. For a complete listing and details, visit www.stpetefest.org.


Clearwater Super Boat National Championships Begin

superboatExperience three days of action at the 8th annual Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championships September 30 through October 3! The Baystar Race Village in Coachman Park will be open each day of the event with food, beverages and live entertainment. The Super Boat Parade kicks off at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, on Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater, followed by the Cleveland Street Party.

It’s “All for You!” Platinum-selling group Sister Hazel will perform live at Shepard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach to kick-off the Clearwater Super Boat Championships (see details below).

There’ll be practice runs by the Super Boats and a fireworks display Saturday near Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. An estimated 5,100 boats and 50,000 spectators watched last year. The boats race north from Pier 60 on a half-mile looped course for a chance to win the National Super Boat Championship in two separate races at 12 noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The race is sanctioned by Super Boat International, the offshore powerboat racing governing body. Many of the top racers will go on to compete in the Super Boat World Championships in November 6-13 offshore at Key West.


Super Boat Nationals Kick Off Concert at Shephard’s Beach

sister-hazelIt’s “All for You!” Platinum-selling group Sister Hazel will perform live at Shephard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach to kick-off the Clearwater Super Boat Championships on Saturday, Sept. 30. The band is well known for other popular songs including “Kiss Me Without Whiskey” and “That Kind of Beautiful.” The high energy show begins at 9:30 p.m. and tickets start at $12 for ages 21 and up.

The recently renovated Shepard’s Beach Resort is located at 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. in Clearwater Beach. For more information, visit www.shephards.com or call 727-442-5107.

 


Tampa Bay Snows Skiers & Boarders Announce Trips

TBSSB_logo“CARPE SKI’ EM! Seize your ski trip with the best, non-profit club in the Tampa Bay area! Tampa Bay Snow Skiers& Boarders will hosting their Kick Off Party on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Holiday Inn at 700 North Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. Doors open at 6:30 PM and admission is FREE. We will be providing a delicious buffet, raffle prizes and a chance to win a free airline credit if you sign up for one of our 20 awesome ski trips or one of our Bike & Barge trips. You do not need to be present to win. You can register before the party on the TBSSB website. The winner will be picked at the end of the party and need not be present, but you’ll want to come to meet our 40 great tour guides.

Beside skiing the club has more social events planned. On Monday, Sept. 19, Mirabella Fashions at 481 Main Street in Dunedin will host a Girls Night Out with wine and cheese from 6 to 9 p.m., while you shop ’til you drop. RSVP to Mary Ann Olden at desourcema@aol.com.

Don’t delay, sign up today or at the party. We have a trip for everyone from skiing down gentle, winding slopes, skiing up to your knees in deep powder, or traversing through the trees and skiing down double black diamonds. Pick the destination of your choice. Go to our website to select that perfect trip for you and your family at www.tampabaysnowskiers.com.


SHINE Mural Festival Opens St. Pete’s ‘Art Month’

SHINE03_Hoxxoh_2015-e1470413755734The second annual SHINE Mural Festival will kick off from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, with Creative Block, the official SHINE opening block party where renowned local artist Cecilia Lueza will lead a team of volunteers to transform the intersection at Central Avenue and 5th Street into a vibrant street-level mural. Colorful Carmada art cars will line the streets as DJ Mega spins in the Red Bull MXT mobile sound station, and prominent Tampa Bay area talents will exhibit 15 decorated Red Bull cooler works of art.

With more than a dozen new murals and vibrant special events to our City of the Arts, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival returns for its second year September 1 through 10, showcasing colorful and inspiring public murals by artists from around the world. There will be a closing Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2-10 p.m. For more information, visit www.shineonstpete.com.


Celebrate Oldsmar! Music, Fun & Fireworks

fireworks-celebrateOldsmar is turning 100! The Centennial celebration to “Celebrate Oldsmar!” will feature live music, carnival rides, games, food, beer and wine, and more. The fun kicks off from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at Oldsmar’s R.E. Olds Park with music from Radio Crime and fireworks. The celebration continues on Saturday with a big parade that weaves through the community of Oldsmar starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The route will include State Street, Park Boulevard, Shore Drive and Lafayette Boulevard.

Continue the fun on Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 10 p.m.; with live entertainment provided by Feeling Groovy and The Superstars, plus more fireworks to go out with a bang! Look for the Centennial Time Capsule while you’re there, which will be sealed at the end of the night. Donations of items to include in the time capsule are being accepted by the Oldsmar Historical Society.


Free Museum Day Highlights SPFest

dali-museum-artThe arts are alive this month! Celebrate the arts with free admission today to participating museums and art galleries throughout St. Pete on Saturday, Sept. 24. Participating museums include Creative Clay, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Florida CraftArt, Florida Holocaust Museum, Morean Center for Clay, Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg Museum of History and The Dali Museum.

As part of SPFest and the Central Avenue Solstice celebration, the Duncan McClellan Gallery will bring a portable Hot Shop to South Straub Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide demonstrations and workshops on Saturday, Sept. 24. McClellan is recognized as one of the nation’s top glass artists.

 


GeckoFest Art Walk in Gulfport Sept. 3

fest-fair-street-gecko-artIt’s time to get your Gecko on! Saturday, Sept. 3, will mark the 16th annual GeckoFest Gulfport Art Walk on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport with special recognition for the city’s little mascot. In addition to artisans and craftsmen and live music on two stages, there will be street performers and a fun costume contest.
Audience participation will include a walking parade and food vendors.

Gulfport’s GeckoFest Art Walk is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Beach Boulevard. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.geckofest.com or call 727-322-5217.


‘Saturdays @ the Morean’ Offers Art for Kids

kids-artGets artsy at this FREE family drop-in art studio hosted by the Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, children ages 5-10 years old and their families will be led by an instructor on how to create the weekly themed art activity. On Saturday, Sept. 3, Sherri Lundquist will show you how to “Build It Up!” to create paper sculptures. On September 10 Pete Hynes will coordinate “Mission to Mars!” where the kids will create spacecraft from found objects.

Lundquist will return on September 17 with Collograph Printing and again on September 24 with “Painted Paper Weaving.” Hynes will be back on October 1 with “Bugs and Butterflies,” paper collage. The Morean’s popular Chihuly Collection has been closed for renovation but will return with a Grand Opening in October For more information, visit www.MoreanArtsCenter.org.


Tampa Bay Water Ski Plans Patriot Day Allstar Show

4th-water-ski-flagDon’t miss the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team’s big Patriot Day Allstar Ski Show on Saturday, Sept. 10. The show is a special salute to our community’s heroes and will begin at 6 p.m. after a 5:30 p.m. demonstration by the Police Canine Unit. Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team performs FREE weekly Saturday evening shows every Saturday at 6 p.m. during warm weather months. Other September shows include a Sports/Football Show on Sept. 3, an Island Show on September 17, and a ’70’s Show on September 24.

All shows are at Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road in Oldsmar. The viewing area is open to the public starting at 5 p.m. with pre-show entertainment at 5:30. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.tampawaterski.com.


5th Annual Start & Stripes USA Show

military-boots-flag-2Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Start & Stripes USA Show at the St. Pete Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 1, presented by Bright House Networks. A limited number of VIP seats are available, which include dinner one hour before the show at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., doors open to the general public. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.armedforcesmuseum.com by calling 727-539-8371, or in person at the museum. Tickets will also be sold at the door at an increased price.

Revisit the 1940’s era with the G.I. Joe Big Band, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, Marilyn Monroe, Captain America, an auction, vintage outfit contest, taxi dancers, photo booth and swing dance lessons. This year’s partner is the American Red Cross of Central Florida


The Wizard of Oz at Largo Cultural Center Sept. 8-11

wizard-of-oz-art-theaterTheatre eXceptional will present its second season of Theatre Arts and Education Performances for Adults with Disabilities with the production of “The Wizard of OZ.” The cast consists of a blend of Tampa Bay area professional actors as well as actors with disabilities. 24-year-old Sally Norris portrays Dorothy, a young girl with Down syndrome who finds herself swept into the land of Oz surrounded by friends as well as a few foes, all just like her.

Directed by Theatre eXceptional’s Artistic Director Brianna Larson, the musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 8, and at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10. There also will be a Sunday matinee on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Tonne Playhouse at the Largo Cultural Center, located at 105 Central Park Dr. in Largo.


Lionfish Safari at Guy Harvey Outpost Sept. 9-11

lionfish-water-ocean-fishGuy Harvey’s Lionfish Safari is a spearfishing competition devoted to catching and removing harmful lionfish. Whether you want to participate in catching them or attend the event where they are surrendered, there’s something for everyone! The event takes place the weekend of September 9-11 at Guy Harvey Outpost at 6000 Gulf Blvd. on St. Pete Beach will feature lionfish weigh-ins, dissection for research by Reef Monitoring, Inc., educational opportunities from FWC, samples of cooked and deliciously prepared lionfish, games, prizes and more.

The event will include a FSDA 2016 Photo & Video Contest as well as cash prizes for the most lionfish as well as for the largest and smallest caught. Raffle prizes include SCUBA gear, gift certificates, resort packages, Guy Harvey autographed merchandise and more. For more information visit www.reefmonitoring.org/lionfish-safari.


Magician Oz Pearlman Kicks Off FHM’s 25th

magicNoted magician/mentalist Oz Pearlman will kick off the 25th anniversary of The Florida Holocaust Museum with a performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at The Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. He will perform a unique blend of mentalism and magic to create an interactive experience that truly needs to be seen to be believed! The show starts at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at The Palladium Theatre. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a private lunch reception and personal mentalist experience with Oz Pearlman.

Oz Pearlman has a very personal connection to the museum as he is the grandson of Holocaust Survivors: his grandmother survived Auschwitz and his grandfather was a partisan fighter. Proceeds from the performance will be used to benefit The Florida Holocaust Museum’s student education program. To purchase tickets, please visit www.MyPalladium.org or call (727) 822-3590.


Mac ‘n’ Cheese 5K Set for Labor Day Sunday

MAC-AND-CHEESEMac N’ Cheese Lovers are looking forward to the Labor Day weekend 5K competition sponsored by New England’s Ale House in Palm Harbor on Sunday, Sept. 4. All participants will receive an Ale House Mac N’ Cheese with an ice cold beer as well as the exclusive large Mac N’ Cheese bowl finisher’s medal and tech shirt.
This is a timed 5K run/walk open to all ages.

Check in race day opens at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk from the Ale House takes place and the smooth flat and paved surface of the Pinellas Trail. There are categories for serious runners as well as beginners. All registrants will receive the finisher’s medal which looks just like a bowl of Mac n Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese sampler, race shirt and post party with LIVE music and awards to the top 25 males and top 25 female finishers. For more information, visit www.727CanRace.com.


Denim, Dice & Dessert Casino Night to ‘Build a Story’

curtain-stars-casino-show-stageThe Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation wants you to help “Build a Story!” at its Denim, Dice & Dessert Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, September 24, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the historic Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor. Tickets may be purchased at the Safety Harbor Public Library, Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce or online at www.SafetyHarborLibraryFoundation.org . Tickets provide admittance, music, desserts, $500 in playing chips, chances to win raffle prizes, and 50/50 and silent auctions.

The Foundation’s 20/20 Vision, Let’s Build a Story Capital Campaign will help reach the goal of raising $500,000 before construction even begins. Funds will be used to purchase essential items for the Library’s new second story state-of-the art community room, including audio visual equipment and furniture, fixtures, a podium, removable stage, artwork and more. For more information, visit www.safetyharborlibraryfoundation.org.


VIP Soiree Opens St. Pete Art & Fashion Week

models-clothes-dress-friendsThe annual St. Pete Art & Fashion Week will begin on Monday, Sept. 12, with a VIP soiree including cocktails, live art and meet & greets with designers and models at The Raw Studios 2338 Emerson Ave S. in St. Pete from 7 to 10 p.m. Additional special events are scheduled every day through September 17.
A Wristband Access Pass is required for this event and includes admission to all of the rest.

Other events include a free show, “Making of the Runway,” from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday presented by Radish & Company at The Ale & Witch; “Bloom,” fashions by local artists with a wildflower theme, on Thursday at Platformz, and the 6th Annual Art Night, featuring local artists and live art demonstration on Friday at BBD Life Studios. The main event will be the Runway Fashion Show featuring eight Florida designers, with select artists, cocktails and
hors d’ oeuvres on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at One Progress Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 17. For tickets and details, visit www.stpeteartfashionweek.com.


Michele Smith Softball for Hearts Tournament

sports-espn-announceThe Michele Smith Softball for Hearts tournament takes place at the weekend of September 16-18 at Eddie C. Moore Sports Complex, 3050 Drew Street in Clearwater. The event will be a two-day tournament with teams getting a guarantee of four games. The teams will participate in a fast pitch softball competition that attracts many college coaches. Part of the entree fee goes to Athletes for Hearts Inc. which provides financial assistance to families with children in need of medical treatment specific to a heart condition.

As a left-handed fast pitch player, Smith won two Olympic Softballgold medals with the United States women’s national softball team, having played in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. She has been ESPN’s lead college softball color analyst since 1998. The Softball for Hearts event is one of several charitable events that Smith sponsors. For more information, go to www.nsafloridafastpitch.com.


Music and Fun in Safety Harbor Sept. 16 & 17

beach-concertSafety Harbor’s annual Third Friday Music Series on Friday, Sept. 16, will have a “Renaissance Night” theme. Main Street Safety Harbor will be closed from 5 to 10 p.m. from 6th to Bayshore for the event, which will benefit the charity Embracing Life Through Love. The next day Safety Harbor will offer craft beer, live bands, food vendors and a beautiful view of Old Tampa Bay with “Bands and Beer on the Bay” to raise money for the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center and the Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor.

Saturday’s event runs from 3 to 10 p.m. in the city’s Waterfront Park. Music will be provided the Shevonne and the Bad Boys, The New Rulers and the Black Honkeys. Call 727-743-8995 for more information.


Y2K Fantastic Voyage Yacht Party Sept. 16

bridge-night-waterReserve your spot for the hottest dance party on the water! Celebrate the end of summer on a three-story yacht departing from downtown St. Pete. It’s going to be old school funk meets new school sexy with a different party on each floor. Get down to old school funk with DJ DarknLovely on the first floor, flash your VIP credentials to access the second level to enjoy a saxophonist and songstress Cleo Heart, while DJBstacks will be playing high energy music for line dancers from all over the state as the vessel cruises around downtown St. Pete.

It’s the first Y2K Fantastic Voyage Yacht Party, presented by Skyway Tours and Charters. The yacht departs at 9 p.m. from the Port of St. Petersburg, 250 8th Avenue SE, and returns at 1 a.m. Ticket information is available online here.


‘Our Town’ Presents a Moving Dance Tour of St. Pete

dance-black-white-performanceA free dance event featuring multiple, site-specific, short dance performances that occur in well-known and loved sites throughout downtown St. Pete is part of the Performing Arts celebration at SPFest. The audience will move from one to the next as if on a guided walking tour. Each dance will be five minutes long, and choreographers will use any available historic photos of the sites as research and inspiration for their dance. Choreographers will include members of the St. Pete Dance Alliance (Helen Hansen French, Kellie Harmon, and Andee Scott) and Elsa Valbuena, in addition to other members of the greater dance community.

Our Town begins outside the Mirror Lake Library at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and additional sites include the Red Chairs, the open-air Post Office, Cycle Brewery, and the mural alley. *This program is subject to change.


Meet & Greet with Author Ashley Rhodes-Courter

ashley-rhodes-courterMeet Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of the International Bestseller, “Three Little Words and Three More Words” at the Safety Harbor Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. After almost a decade in the foster care system, Ashley is now a foster and adoptive parent and dedicated to her non-profit, the Foundation for Sustainable Families. Her story, education, and personal experiences give her a unique expertise on how we can improve outcomes for individuals, families, and children. Through her inspiration, she has been able to turn her pain into power for herself and countless others. Her first book, “Three Little Words” is now being made into a film.

 


IBC Baseball Fall Classic Set for Sept. 23-25

baseballThe IBC youth baseball Fall Classic tournament for ages 13-18 will be hosted a various complexes throughout St. Pete/Clearwater. With a three game guarantee and qualification for the national level, coaches from 20+ colleges will be on-site at each game to scout players. So far 20 colleges will be in attendance. Tickets are available at the gate.

Competition is set at different venues by age group. Games are set for the Norton Complex at 1426 S. Martin Luther King Ave. in Clearwater; Tack Fields – 1967 N. Hercules Ave.,Clearwater; the Joe DiMaggio Complex – 602 Old Coachman Road, in Clearwater, and at Northeast High School,- 5500 16th Street N, St Petersburg.


Central Avenue Solstice: from Sunrise to Sunset

solsticeAn all-day celebration along Central Avenue in St. Pete featuring art, music, food & more. The eight-mile street festival takes place on September 24, the Saturday closest to the date that the sun rises on the east end of Central Avenue, then travels along Central setting into the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of Central. The celebration starts in South Straub Park at 7 a.m. with Sunrise Yoga, Tai Chi and Boot Camp fitness and ends in West Central Village Sunset Park at 7:21 p.m., concluding with a movie in the park presented by St Petersburg Preservation Association.

Several restaurants will be offering $5 breakfast specials, and during the day there will be art demonstrations and live musical entertainment. Free trolleys will be available all day.


Rays Watch Party at Guy Harvey Outpost Sept. 9

rays-guy-harveyIf you enjoy watching baseball and want to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees, head out to the beach behind Guy Harvey Outpost on St. Pete Beach to watch them play on the BIG screen on Friday, Sept. 9! First Pitch is at 7:05 p.m., but the pre-game fun starts at 6:30. Beverages and all your cookout favorites will be available for purchase, including buckets of beer and specialty cocktails from the Sand Bar. Rays Radio will be there broadcasting live and the Rays Street Team will be donned with great giveaways.

The Rays will be at their Tropicana Field home during September for 12 games, including against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox before they close the 2016 season against the Texas Rangers on October 1 and 2.


FREE Oldsmar Play Day Saturday, Sept. 10

sports-kayak-couplesThe City of Oldsmar Recreation Department will have its annual Play Day event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until noon at R.E. Olds Park. Bring the family out for a morning of canoeing, kayaking and fishing! All activities are FREE. It’s a great opportunity to experience some of the fun available in this community on Old Tampa Bay.

Don’t forget your sunscreen and your camera! The park is located at 107 Shore Drive, West, in Oldsmar. For more information, call 813-749-1260.

 


Tarpon Springs ‘Night in the Islands’ Sept. 10

Tarpon-SpongeNo visit to Tampa Bay is complete without a stop at the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard. It’s even more fun when you can enjoy a night full of Greek dancing, outdoor dining and live music! Tarpon Springs “Night in the Islands” goes down from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Take advantage of the free dance lessons offered by Levendia Dancers from 6 to 7 p.m. to get you off on the right foot! The event is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Enjoy dinner, dancing and live entertainment at the Sponge Docks. Dine under the stars and enjoy some delicious Greek food. The event features live music by Ellada and Odyssey and Greek dancing. To reserve a table for dinner, please contact participating restaurants Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos.


The Only Daddys with The Hummingbirds at the Palladium

country-music-coupleClassic Country meets Americana in an exclusive performance at the Palladium, 253 5th Ave N in downtown St. Pete featuring The Only Daddys and The Hummingbirds. Back by popular demand, The Only Daddys rocked the house during a previous Patsy Cline tribute performance. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Only Daddys feature Keith Coleman on guitar, along with TJ Weger on bass and Joe Martin on drums performing lots of Johnny Cash and other great classic artists from the past.

The Hummingbirds are husband-wife team S.G. and Rachel Wood. Born and raised in Detroit, now residing in Tampa, their music is both northern and southern Americana, blending both grit and self-reliance with hospitality and charm. They play old guitars through old amps, bang drums and even pluck banjos sometimes with some truly original music as the result. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.


DTSP Summer Cinema: ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’

pee-wee-hermanThis summer, enjoy FREE movies each month at various locations around downtown St. Pete. This month, the theme is “Bikes on the Lawn” and the cult classic movie “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” will be shown on the lawn at the Museum of Fine Arts with live music, food trucks, beverages and more beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. MFA is located at 255 Beach Drive NE in St. Pete. The movie starts at dusk.

“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Tim Burton in his full-length film directing debut and starring Paul as Pee-wee Herman with supporting roles provided by Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger and Judd Omen. Reubens also co-wrote the script with Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol. It is the hilarious tale of Pee-wee Herman embarking on a nationwide adventure in search for his stolen bicycle.


Crescent Lake Festival Celebrates Popular Park

park-st pete-crescentCelebrate one of St Petersburg’s most versatile and popular city parks, Crescent Lake Park. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. It kicks off with an early morning bird walk, followed by environmental exhibits, live birds, a dedication ceremony for the new water tower mural, and much more.

This first annual festival is co-hosted by Darden J. Rice, Friends of Crescent Lake, Chart 411 and Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association. Admission is free!

 


Tours in Safety Harbor Tell City’s Historic Lore

indian-tribesListen to tales about the history of Safety Harbor in a guided tour through historic downtown. Learn about the fire and hurricane that nearly destroyed Safety Harbor in the early 1900’s, hear stories of pirates and the Tocobaga Indian Tribes, and discover where the grapefruit originated. Tours begin at 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this month, led by Caryl Dennis. Reservations are required. This tour is dog friendly!

Prepare yourself for a two hour paranormal walk through this historic town once inhabited by the Tocobaga Indians and pirates. Learn about its healing waters, find out who really discovered Safety Harbor and the spirits that remain today… a few of them might even join you! Ghost tours take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. More information is available at www.SafetyHarborTours.com. Call to reserve your spot: 727-687-8785.


Special Healthy Event for Boomers on Sept. 13

health-wellnessExpos USA will bring Boomerama – Healthy Living and Family Wellness Expo to the Armed Forces History Museum at 2050 34th Way North in Largo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It’s open to the public and is free. Boomers can bring their Boomerettes, for a jam-packed, fun-filled day of free activities such as barnyard bingo, healthy living seminars, and workshops. The first 350 Boomers to arrive at the event will receive a free continental breakfast that opens at 9:40 a.m.

Please note this is not an Armed Forces History Museum event. For more details and exhibitor information, visit www.exposusa or call 305-290-3332.

 


It’s Time To Put Your White On!

white-party-weddingPut on your white threads and celebrate what’s cool for summer! Fresh art, fashion, cool craft beers, tasty food and drinks will float through the sea of white on the 600 Block of downtown St. Pete from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event is free to attend.

Two days later, celebrate the last day to wear white in 2016 with panoramic views of St. Pete Beach. Wear your best whites and join the fun at the Labor Day celebration in the 360 Rooftop Lounge, located at Kimpton’s Hotel Zamora. Enjoy live entertainment, food, drink specials and giveaways from 8 to 11 p.m. Call ahead to reserve a private cabana at 727-456-8660.