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COVER STORY 22 Penny for Pinellas by Steve Traiman 8 Selene - Dining at it’s Best by Peter A. Roos

16 Movies in the Park Schedule


18 Family Counseling Center by Peter A. Roos

20 Protecting Your Skin by Nanette Wiser

26 Learning Vacations



PUBLISHERS LETTER........6 LETTERS .........................9 TIDBITS ..................10-17 KUDOS.........................14 LIBRARY .................26-27 PROPERTY LAW .............28 REAL ESTATE ..............30 CONSTRUCTION .........32 ART NEWS .36-38, 40-43 ARTS & LEISURE ...45-57 EVENTS .................46-56 CLASSIFIED ...........58-59 ASTROLOGY ................60 FISHING .......................61 PLAYING AROUND ......62

by Nanette Wiser


31 Paradise Summer Styles by Nanette Wiser

33 Tierra Verde Bridge Design Starts by Peter Roos

COVER DESIGN: Renee Roos ARTIST: Lori Bellinger PHOTO: Pinellas County Marketing /Communications - Boca Ciega Millenium Park

37 Maykel Carved Wood Art Gallery by Peter Roos

39 Academy of Performing Arts


by Peter A. Roos

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GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT Grand Central Stained Glass

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GULFPORT Chamber Habana Café Gulfport Casino Neptune Grill

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TIERRA VERDE Billy’s TD Bank Phila Deli Island Grille

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SOUTH PASADENA Palms Hospital Publix Winn Dixie

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PASS-A-GRILLE Merry Pier Paradise Grille Gennaro’s SeaCritters Suntan Art Center Bamboozle

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MADEIRA BEACH Barefoot Bch Resort Post Office Recreation Center City Hall Library Beggins R.E. • Facebook

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Volume 23 Number 5 • May 2017

Things don’t just improve on their own. Whether growth is within ourselves, in our loved ones, in our homes, our cities, our region, our state, our country, or our planet, it takes some effort to end up with something better than it was before. We remember 1990 when voters had the courage to impose an additional penny on our sales tax. In this May 2017 issue of Paradise NEWS we have the perspective to look back almost 30 years to see what that penny has meant in our own communities. The perspective helps.



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Sometimes things look entirely different if you look at them from a different angle. Solar power is big news today. As experienced solar power producers ourselves, we must agree with St. Petersburg Commission Chair Darden Rice that a solar array on the roof of the city’s new police department should proceed, even if takes 32 years for payback. St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman claims St. Petersburg will be a “green city”. To forgo a major green amenity that essentially costs nothing makes no sense. In fact, at this stage, if even the police department’s solar array will pay for itself, with all the protections and back-ups I’m sure they require, solar power has surely gotten to a self-supporting level for the rest of us without additional subsidy. Our 4-year old system covers 650 square feet of roof, and produces more power than we need to run our home and our office. The excess is used charging up the 2015 Chevy Volt we use to deliver magazines. In the past four years the cost of our 10 killowatt system has gone down about a third, from $36,000 to below $24,000, due to efficiency improvements. In the meantime, we’ve prevented 100,000 lbs of CO2 from being emitted into the environment. Driving on solar power is an incredible thrill. Even if you plan to sell and move, a solar investment is generally recovered in the selling price. Our power bill is usually $10.53, and averages under $25 per month. Solar installations can now be financed at payments below the amount of power bill they replace. Even if your credit is not great, new legislation allows cities and counties to offer financing for rooftop solar to be paid back through your tax bill. This essentially makes the taxing authority your electric utility, lowers your overall payments now and forever and makes you part of the solution. If not available yet in your area, it should be soon.

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... Like Dining & Drinking on a Greek Island

by Peter Roos

In the past, St. Pete Beach cuisine has been infamous for –˜œÂ?Â•Â˘ČąÂŒÂŠÂœÂžÂŠÂ•ČąÂ?Š›ŽdzȹÂ?Â›Â˜ÂžÂ™ÂŽÂ›ČąÂœÂŠÂ—Â?Â Â’ÂŒÂ‘ÂŽÂœÇ°ČąÂŒÂ˜Â—ÂŒÂ‘ČąÂ?Â›Â’Ä´ÂŽÂ›ÂœÇ°Čą rum runners and a plethora of deep fried staples. Over the past few years dining at the beach has changed dramatically, breaking out of the greasy box of “tourist trapâ€? food. Selene Restaurant and Bar is on the leading edge of this change. The owners of Selene have been working for more than a year to infuse their Mediterranean roots into St. Pete Beach’s emerging cuisine by creating fresh and unique entrees sourced from the highest quality ingredients. At Selene, Fresh Fare means FRESH! Locals have come to enjoy “Happy Â˜ÂžÂ›Č„ČąÂ˜Ä›ÂŽÂ›Â’Â—Â?ÂœČąÂŠÂ?ČąŽ•Ž—Žȹ ’Â?Â‘ČąÂ›ÂŽÂŠÂœÂ˜Â—ÂŠÂ‹Â•ÂŽČą Â?Â›Â’Â—Â”ČąÂœÂ™ÂŽÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ•ÂœČąand an appetizer menu with a half dozen upscale options from Quail and Octopus to Hummus, Spinach Pie and Â?žěŽÂ?ČąÂžÂœÂ‘Â›Â˜Â˜Â–ÂœÇ°ČąÂŠÂ•Â•ČąÂ™Â›Â’ÂŒÂŽÂ?ȹŠÂ?ȹǞśȹȎȹǞĹ?ÇŻ Â›ÂŠÂ—ÂŁÂ’Â—Â˜ČąÂ’ÂœČąÄšÂ˜Â Â—ČąÂ’Â—ČąÂ?Š’•¢ȹŠ—Â?ČąÂœÂ’Â–Â™Â•Â˘ČąÂ?›’••ŽÂ?ČąÂ?Â˜ČąÂŠÂ•Â•Â˜Â Čą Â?Â‘ÂŽČąÂŒÂ‘ÂŠÂ›ÂŠÂŒÂ?Ž›ȹŠ—Â?ȹ™ž›’Â?Â˘ČąÂ˜Â?ČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽČąÄ™ÂœÂ‘ČąÂ?Â˜ČąÂœÂ‘Â’Â—ÂŽČąÂ?‘›˜žÂ?‘ǯȹ Selene’s Grilled Octopus is one of the most popular dishes, poached in a hot marinade for hours before it hits the grill, to deliver a truly tender and mouth watering experience. My wife Renee won’t eat it anywhere else, saying Selene’s tender Octopus with fresh and sautĂŠed onions is “simply the best,â€? and I have to agree with her. A Mediterranean restaurant wouldn’t be complete  ’Â?‘˜žÂ?ČąÂŠČąÄšÂŠÂ Â•ÂŽÂœÂœČąÂ?Ž•’Â&#x;ÂŽÂ›Â˘ČąÂ˜Â—Čą ›’••ŽÂ?ČąŠ–‹ȹÂ‘Â˜Â™ÂœČąÂŠÂ—Â?Čą Slow Roasted Lamb Shank. Every detail throughout the restaurant is meticulously placed to transport you away from the ordinary beach experience and lavish you  ’Â?‘ Mediterranean comfort and style. From the extra virgin


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olive oil, imported from the family’s own olive orchard in Greece, to the Aegean color scheme, the Greek Island feeling is pervasive. Not many years ago people would ask me where you can get a good steak on the beach and I would have few options to recommend. These days there are several 1200ČŹ degree grills on the beach, and the folks in the kitchen at Selene know just how to use theirs. Prices are quite reasonable, considering the quality and freshness of food ˜ěŽ›ŽÂ?ȹŠÂ?ČąŽ•Ž—Žǯȹ ȹ™›ŽÂ?Â’ÂŒÂ?ČąÂ˘Â˜ÂžČąÂ Â’Â•Â•ČąÂœÂŽÂŽČąÂ–Â˜Â›ÂŽČąÂŠÂ—Â?ČąÂ–Â˜Â›ÂŽČą ˜Â?Čąyour friends this summer combining a dinner at Selene and their favorite premium brand from the top shelf, full liquor bar along with one of the sunsets St. Pete Beach is Â”Â—Â˜Â Â—ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąÂŠÂœČąÂ?Â‘ÂŽČąČˆž—œŽÂ?ČąŠ™’Â?ÂŠÂ•ČąÂ˜Â?Čą•˜›’Â?ÂŠÇŻČˆ A private dining room can accommodate up to Ĺ™Ĺœ at a single “Board Tableâ€? for a private, intimate meal. Selene Â’ÂœČąÂ˜Â™ÂŽÂ—ČąÂ—Â’Â?‘Â?•¢ȹŚȹ™–ȹȎȹŗŗȹ™–ǰȹ ’Â?‘ȹ•’Â&#x;ÂŽČąÂ–ÂžÂœÂ’ÂŒČą ÂŽÂ?—ŽœÂ?Š¢ȹȎȹŠÂ?ž›Â?Š¢ȹŠ—Â?ČąÂ?Â›Â’Â—Â”ČąÂœÂ™ÂŽÂŒÂ’ÂŠÂ•ÂœČą ž—Â?Š¢ȹȎȹ‘ž›œÂ?Š¢ǰȹ ’—Œ•žÂ?’—Â?ȹ‘Š•Â?ČŹÂ˜Ä›ČąÂœÂŽÂ•ÂŽÂŒÂ?ČąÂ‹Â˜Ä´Â•ÂŽÂœČąÂ˜Â?ČąWine on Wednesdays, two for one drafts on Thursdays in Â?‘Žȹ‹Š›ȹĹ?ȹȎȹŗŗ™–ȹ Š—Â?ȹ‘Š•Â?ČąÂ™Â›Â’ÂŒÂŽČą ›ŽŽ”ȹÂ›Â’Â—Â”ÂœČąÂ˜Â—Čą ž—Â?ÂŠÂ˘ÂœÇŻČąÂ’Â&#x;ÂŽČąÂ–ÂžÂœÂ’ÂŒČą Â’ÂœČąÂ™Â›ÂŽÂœÂŽÂ—Â?ÂŽÂ?ȹŽÂ?—ŽœÂ?Š¢ȹȎȹŠÂ?ž›Â?Š¢ǰȹwhich is perfect this time of year for dining al fresco. Visit online at for a menu or call 727.317.2064ČąÂ˜Â›ČąĹ˜Ĺ–ĹœĹ›ČąÂ?Â˜Â›ČąÂŠČąÂ›ÂŽÂœÂŽÂ›Â&#x;ŠÂ?Â’Â˜Â—ÇŻČą Â›ČąÂœÂ?Â˜Â™ČąÂ’Â—ČąÂŠÂ?ȹŚĹ&#x;Śśȹ ž•Â?Čą•Â&#x;Â?ÇŻÇ°ČąÂ“ÂžÂœÂ?ČąÂ—Â˜Â›Â?Â‘ČąÂ˜Â?Čą Â˜Â•Â™Â‘Â’Â—ČąVillage Shopping Plaza in St Pete Beach. Tell them you read about them in Paradise NEWS and couldn’t wait to try them out.

Letters You do a beautiful job on the Paradise News’s weekly E-blast. - Buddy Hooper

Nanette, I am taking a moment to write you to offer a compliment on your writing skills. I received your mag a day or so ago, and have read it almost cover to cover. The mag is the best on the beach, in my opinion, of course. lol I am visiting from Oregon, however if I had a restaurant here in Treasure Island, or for that matter, anywhere, I would want you to write my article. Wow, you make me want to go to so many of these restaurants. Anyway, I gotta go for now, wife is waiting. Keep up the great work Sincerely - Don Greer

I wanted to offer my sincere gratitude…for supporting Seaside. We know that partnerships are essential to any worthwhile endeavor, and your partnership has been invaluable to Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. On behalf of my family and our staff, we want to thank you for the time and resources you volunteered to support our efforts in the articles

you wrote and published regarding our transition as Seaside. The articles communicated our change in ownership & management, encouraged community support, and highlighted the significant improvements we have made since Sept. 2016. The entire Seaside TEAM and I appreciate your support and we look forward to strengthening our partnership as we move forward to make Seaside Seabird Sanctuary a world-class avian rehabilitation center. - Andrew von Gontard Pres. & Exec. Director

Our concert season is winding down and I thank you for accommodating me by placing our announcements in your publication. Please let me know if you need further information. Thank you - Penny Stanisavljevich Flute/Piccolo, South Pasadena Community Band

The Car Show committee for the Tierra Verde event really appreciates the wonderful coverage Paradise News gave our April 15th event. Thanks so much! - Janis Froelich

Dear Mom,


Did I ever say thanks for all the meals cooked,

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clothes mended, stories told and the errands


you ran for me? Did I ever say thanks for being such a good listener when I was down, and making me feel like I was the most important person in the whole world? Did I ever say thanks for always being there when I needed you and for having such faith in me?

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Movies in the Park - Thursdays through May - See page 16 for movie schedule

PARADISE NEWS Stay In Touch: Bookmark our website Like us on Facebook ParadiseNews/. Follow us on SPORTS FANS Go Rays! The Tampa Bay Rays and iHeartMedia have launched “Bats N’ Brews”, a new, one-ofa-kind radio show that will air live during all 13 Rays home games on Friday nights at Tropicana Field. The program, which is hosted by iHeartMedia Tampa personalities Scotty Davis, Jay Recher and Molly Giduz, debuted Friday, April 7 for the entirety of the Rays-Blue Jays game from the DraftKings Deck in center field at Tropicana Field. Listeners can tune in on “Throwback Tampa Bay,” which can be found on 105.9 FM in Hillsborough County, 94.5 FM in Pinellas County and 99.1 FM in Pasco County. 10

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Preservation Tour? Tampa Bay Rowdies owner sues the NASL: In mid-April, owner Bill Edwards sued the North American Soccer League for fraud, claiming he would never have bought the Rowdies if he had known about a "criminal conspiracy" involving the league. The lawsuit hopes to void void any agreements with the NASL and asked for Edwards to be awarded costs and damages. The team left the NASL in 2016.

KINDNESS NEWS Batting For Children: Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and his wife Jaime have donated $500,000 to Great Explorations Children’s Museum for the construction of a new climber exhibit, Longo’s Cove. This project is currently underway and expected to be complete by early fall 2017, with an official grand opening and celebration taking place at that time. Longo’s Cove is a three-dimensional structure that is part-jungle gym and part-work of art, designed by

Spencer Luckey, from Luckey Climbers, LLC. Climbing from pad to pad, children will be immersed in an aquatic wonderland of Florida sea life, while learning to conquer new heights and navigate through the inclines and levels of the 26-foot-tall exhibit. Fashion Show For Kids: Help raise money for Jump for Kids, a non-profit 501(c) (3) that provides a free personal trainer mentor who educates children in exercise, proper fitness and nutrition tips that is a Pinellas County public school vendor for four after-school programs and has ties to Big Brothers and Big

TIDBITS Sisters. On May 18 ( 6-9 pm) this fundraiser/fashion show benefits the charity, featuring a local, young fashion designer Conner Totten. The event, "Designs and Dreams” takes place at The Women's Club of St. Petersburg. The event will include a fashion show by local boutiques Jackie Z Style Co. and Ansley Z Kids Co. with a DJ, donated catered food from local restaurants, open bar and Fuel 4, decor company. St. Petersburg Women’s Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE St Petersburg RCS Announces 3rd Annual Grand Gala: Celebrating 50 Years of Peace, Love, and Understanding: 2017 is the golden year for RCS! Continuing in the yearlong celebration of the organization’s 50th Anniversary, RCS announces its 3rd Annual Grand Gala, celebrating the impact of providing help and hope to those in need. Founded in 1967, by a network of local churches and houses of faith, RCS has had a strong and enduring impact at Pinellas County, serving over 15% of the population with emergency food, shelter and safety, annually. This year’s Grand Gala will celebrate that legacy and highlight RCS’s commitment to feeding the hungry, helping families facing homelessness return to self sufficiency, and empowering survivors of domestic violence. The gala will take place on September 23, 2017 and feature celebrity sports anchor, Jay Harris of ESPN, delivering the keynote address. Jay Harris spoke about his appreciation for the mission of RCS, saying, "Doing whatever we can to provide help and hope to people should be how we live our individual lives. I appreciate my buddy Kirk Smith and RCS for their work to do that, to fill in the gaps, and to lead and inspire others to get involved." USFSP Student Launches Mobile App: Psychology senior Deshanie Govender launched her new mobile app, Scan-Rite, an app that enables users to scan photos and other documents, as well as export, share, and convert files to editable text documents— all from their cell phones. “We think it’s terrific that students are being innovative and entrepreneurial, and we

want to celebrate the student achievement that Deshanie represents,” said Thomas Smith, associate professor of political science at USFSP and director of the USFSP Honors Program. Govender, 22, partnered with ImagiNET Ventures, a company in India, to create a mobile application that is affordable and accessible. From start to finish, the app took more than two years to create, with her designing, testing, and providing feedback about the app to the company. The inspiration for the app was a diagnosis of endometriosis at age 17. A portion of the app’s proceeds will benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America. BIZ NEWS Small Business Week: Hats off to all small businesses during National Small Business Week May 1-5. Shop local, think global! The St. Pete Chamber Economic Outlook presentation on May 2 should be on everyone’s calendar. The Chamber is partnering with the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Regions Bank to bring you a comprehensive look of the business climate in the Tampa Bay area. Richard Moody, Ph.D and Chris Scribner, Ph.D will join us for a reception and presentation on the outlook of the U.S. and Tampa Bay Metro area economies and the public policy matters that impact your business. Sunshine Capital: Tampa is No. 1 among U.S. cities with a history of solar energy leadership and those that have recently experienced significant solar energy development, according to a new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center. The center surveyed 66 cities nationwide, and ranked Tampa tops among cities with between 5 and 25 watts of installed solar photovoltaic capacity erson. PIE Announces New Route: Allegiant will start flying nonstop from Louisville-PIE twice a week beginning May 24 bringing the number of cities serviced from PIE to 56 cities.

Bring On The Magic: Comedy magician Dewayne Hill will direct, produce and host a Tampa area television series about local small businesses, travel and food destinations. “Hidden Magic” will first air in June on Tampa Bay Community Network two nights a week during prime time. The network reaches 500,000 homes. I hope he calls on Publishers Peter and Renee Roos to share the amazing Paradise News business story! MOR-TV Debuts Chronicles: Chronicles will spotlight some of the best known people in business, entertainment and sports in Tampa Bay. The first installment will feature Bill Edwards, a prominent commercial real estate developer and entrepreneur, who also owns the Tampa Bay Rowdies. TV personality John Wilson will host the premiere episode. Three Tampa Bay Hospitals Get Poor Rating: While nearly one-quarter of Tampa Bay area hospitals received an "A" grade in safety in the spring 2017 ratings from Leapfrog, three local hospitals fared poorly with a "D" grade. Tampa General Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lake Wales Medical Center all received the lowest grades amongst local hospitals. TGH saw its grade reduced from the last five ratings, where the hospital received a "C" grade. Lake Wales Medical Center likewise saw a drop in grade, with the hospital receiving an "A" as recently as fall 2015. USF & Vinik Partner: Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has a launched a new company, one that has struck a deal for a 10-year multimedia rights partnership with the University of South Florida. The company, Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties LLC, has exclusive rights to sell all commercial multimedia sports marketing, sponsorship and respective inventory for USF beginning July 1. Under the agreement, USF is guaranteed $2.9 million per year, with TBEP keeping any revenues beyond that. Credit Card Complaints Top Ten Includes Florida: Fort Lauderdale had the country's most credit-card

complaints per 10,000 people at just under 24, according to a new study by ValuePenguin. Miami came in second with 11.69 per person, while Orlando held the third-most complaints at 11.17. Tampa ranked ninth with 6.24 complaints. The study measured the number of complaints made to the Consumer Financial Protection Board. AROUND THE BEACHES Faster Transit Downtown to the Beaches: The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently reported that the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is getting ready to take the next step in implementing Bus Rapid Transit connecting downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches, sending an environmental impact report on the project to the Federal Transit Administration this month. The route would include traffic signal prioritization, so buses could make the trek from Tampa Bay to the Gulf beaches faster. The agency will also begin public outreach on the plan. PSTA will bring its BRT pitch to the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization in June to add the project to its Transportation Improvement Plan, a necessary step in launching service. PSTA has also developed a priority route. As anticipated, the majority of the route will run along First Avenues North and South. Buses will also traverse Pasadena Boulevard and Gulf Boulevard through St. Pete Beach. The route will loop around downtown St. Pete from 1st Ave. North to 6th Avenue South along 3rd and 4th streets. Birds of a Feather Come Together: Seaside Seabird Sanctuary welcomed the community to its new improved facility March 30 for their grand opening celebration. More than 150 people came out to the Sanctuary to see all the improvements, hear about the future of the nonprofit organization and to support the mission to care for the birds and the environment. . The Sanctuary welcomed members from environmental and wildlife conservations groups that they work closely with including Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue, Blue Turtle Green Bird Society and the Audubon Society. The event featured a meetand-greet with the Sanctuary’s avian ambassadors, daily hand | MAY 2017


KUDOS… to the hardworking volunteers who helped out with the oyster shell project to restore McKay Bay! In April, 40 volunteers including individual community volunteers and corporate groups from Mosaic (pictured below) and TECO shoveled 12.5 tons of fossilized shell to buil 140 feet of reef. On Friday, 41 members of a corporate team from Catalina (pictured above) shoveled 8 tons of shell to build 89 feet of reef. Catalina sponsored Tampa Bay Watch in their day of service through their manpower and with a $5,000 donation. The goal of the project is to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. This project is generously funding by the Coca-Cola Foundation, Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the Mosaic Company Foundation. Visit:

TIDBITS feeding of the pelicans and a ribbon cutting with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. “We are very grateful that everyone came out to support the Sanctuary,” said Andrew von Gontard, president of Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. “It was great to see so many people excited about our renewed mission to save our seabirds. While we provide care for injured birds, we also work to educate about the importance of being good stewards of the environment.” 12

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GULFPORT Fun in May: Check out the May event calendar featuring Mommy and Me classes, ballroom dancing, help with a beach clean-up, farmers markets, swing dance and free family movies. Gulfport Marina: The Gulfport Marina is the City of Gulfport’s municipal marina and offers many amenities and services including 250 wet slips, 30-50AMP individual pump outs, easy access to Gulf and ICW, launching lamp, a well-protected

basin, marine supplies, public pump-outs, live and frozen bait, fishing tackle, gas and diesel and snacks and drinks. MADEIRA BEACH Connect With The City: Find out everything you need to know about politics, the marina, the parks and more at Want to know what’s going on at Roc Park this summer? Visit Get ready for hurricane

by knowing your flood facts at /flood-facts-2/ PINELLAS PARK Arts Fans: Art Walk is the 4th Saturday of every month at Pinellas Park Arts Village, 5600 Park Blvd. Be sure to check out The Pinellas Park Art Society at PINELLAS COUNTY Watering Restrictions Thru June 30: Seasonal reclaimed watering restrictions continue

TIDBITS through June 30 during traditional dry season as well as year-round conservation measures allowing irrigation using potable, well, lake or pond water two days per week on assigned days based on house address. South County reclaimed watering restrictions apply to Pinellas County Utilities-supplied reclaimed water customers located south of Ulmerton Road and are based on house numbers. utilities/water-restrict.htm. Age-Friendly Paradise Initiative: Pinellas County has joined a network of over 400 communities around the world that are committed to promoting greater health and well-being for people of all ages through the county’s Age-Friendly Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort focused on sustainable changes to create a livable community where everyone can stay active, engaged, and healthy. The age-friendly designation, approved by AARP, makes Pinellas County one of more than 160 communities across the United States to join in the global network impacting more than 64 million people. After officially joining the network, the Initiative will kick off its next phase which includes information gathering through community surveys, listening sessions and research to create a County-Wide Action Plan. Age-Friendly communities strive to promote active, happy and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages through interconnected domains of livability, which include: outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, community support and health services. Pinellas County has added two more domains: emergency management and security and safety. ST. PETE BEACH Sirata Beach Resort Offers Special Discounted Rate to Active U.S. Military and Veterans: In acknowledgement of Memorial Day, Sirata is proud to offer a $69 nighty room

rate with complimentary parking to active military and veterans May 29th & June 1st, 2017. Call 855-262-2715 and mention the code: “ALLMILL” or book online. A credit card will be needed to secure the reservation. At check-in, show a military ID card or paperwork with the reservation to receive this very special offer. FYI: 855.262.2715 SPB Connects Keeps You Informed: The City of St. Pete Beach offers SPB Connect, the official platform for residents to access their government in a single location. With this new tool, residents can submit, track, and view nearby service requests through their smartphones, online, via phone, and SMS. The City of St. Pete Beach will provide real-time status updates and comments on the submitted requests. SPB Connect is a free service and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for immediate use. St. Pete Beach Rec Center Summer Camps: Register before it’s too late at the Community Centrer 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, for full and half day summer camps. Programs are being offered for children who completed Kindergarten through 6th grade; kids can enjoy field trips, swimming, and indoor & outdoor activities as well as half-day camps for archery, basketball, robotic and more.; 727-363-9245. 60th Anniverary T-Shirts Going Fast! The city is selling commemorative shirts that also serve as a discount at some of your favorite places. Wear your shirt on the 2nd Friday of each month all this year and get the special promotion/discount that the sponsor is offering. Buy them at the St Pete Beach Community Center. Library Do-Gooders: The St. Pete Beach Community Club presented several donation checks to benefit the St. Pete Beach Liibrary, the Recreation Department and to Support Our Troops totaling almost $5,000. They previously contributed $5,000 to the Library and were responsible for starting the Library and donating land to the City of St. Pete Beach | MAY 2017



BIG BROTHERS - BIG SISTERS FISHING CLINIC 65 littles and their mentors had morning of fishing thanks to big brothers and sisters, old salts fishing foundation,  roc park and City of Madeira beach,  every child went home with fishing rod/ reel,  goody bag and wonderful memories. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay 711 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 300 • Tampa, FL 33609 •

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Paradise News publisher and fellow jazz lover Renee Roos post Palladium performance with legendary composer and musician David Amram at The Palladium. Amram jetted off to the Kennedy Center Saturday to perform at a Pete Seeger tribute. David is a rare, funny raconteur who plays a mean flute and piano and scats with the best of them...and he went to elementary school in Pass-A-Grille where he learned to "mind his manners." Says Amram: “It was a paradise for us kids. We lived in little bungalows and didn’t have to wear shoes to school. You could come in your bathing suit and instead of PE, swim in the Gulf. When I came back sixty years later to the neighborhood, the school was gone and there was a sign where it used to be amidst all the gorgeous homes. But it was the arts program in 1937 that got me started as a performer. In my first role, I was a flower.” Publisher Renee Roos & David Amram

100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County (501(c)(3) status) recently presented Hannah’s Homeless with a donation of $11,100. Hannah’s Homeless is a community-based center in downtown St. Petersburg that assists the homeless population by providing essential resources in an empowering way. They supply food, clothing, blankets, hygiene items, and even laundry services. Their vision is to meet the homeless where they are and challenge them to move forward. Next meeting is Tuesday, May 16th, 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 200 in Pinellas Park. Social 6-7 pm. FMI: Brenda George at 727-515-1868 or Facebook- 100+ Women Who Care- Pinellas County. 14

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TIDBITS to build the current library. St. Pete Beach Library….$2,400. St. Pete Recreation Dept.$2,000. Support Our Troops….$500. ST. PETERSBURG: DOWNTOWN St. Pete Council Approves $14M Pier District Request:  In April, the Council approved a formal request to Pinellas County to reallocate an extra $14 million to the Pier District project. Funding will go toward adding amenities to the pier and transportation and parking. If the request is granted, the pier price tag will climb beyond its $66 million budget. Construction of the Pier District is set to start in May.  New York Billionaire John Catsimatidis Buys 400 Block of Central Avenue: A corporate entity tied to Catsimatidis' Red Apple Group paid $16.5 million for the prime block in mid-April. The property is 2.3 acres and can accommodate a mixed-use development of up to 800,000 square feet, Red Apple said in a statement when it put the property under contract in 2016. WADA Groundbreaking: After two years consolidating its vision, rallying community support and raising funds, the Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) has broken ground on the ArtsXchange, a 50,000 square-foot facility that will create sustainable, affordable art studios and educational space in the greater St. Petersburg Midtown community! The ArtsXchange will be an amazing resource for the city of St. Petersburg, for local artists, and for the community at large. Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings: Check out these one-of-a-kind, quality home furnishings using urban trees cut down in St. Pete. Owners, Zoë + Robert, are visionaries, artists and sustainability leaders. These beautiful trees are salvaged by working with local arborists, home-owners, and municipalities using trees that otherwise would have been firewood or landfill delivered to their on-site milling yard. (Funktionhouse is open for tours on 2nd Saturdays, and otherwise only by appointment). 562 25th Street S, 727-286-0589

TEC Garage Welcomes Five New Entrepreneurs: TEC Garage, an incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center operated by Tampa Bay Innovation Center in downtown St. Petersburg, just welcomed five new clients: AgileMinder, Inc., Mark McDonnell, founder and CEO; Central Digital Publishing, Richard DeSimine, owner; Cohesion Education, Inc., Jim Szewc, CEO; ELinq, DeShaun Johnson, founder & CEO; and Oakhurst Signs, Josh Buttitta, CEO & president.

candles, apparel, furniture and decor. A visit is sure to tame the cruelest of moods. The Annex has a new neighbor, Wyland Galleries on Beach Drive; pick up a Kahwah cold brew and picnic box of Mojo pulled pork and head over to the park. We also like Deja Vu Café, The Galley and Diner24 for yummy nibbles. Take a Tampa Bay Brew Tour with The Thirsty Pelican (727201-8221). Grab a slice at 28 Grams Pizza and cheap brew at Five Bucks Drinkery. Marilyn Monroe Spas offers buy six, get the seventh free in May, a nice Mother’s Day gift.

St. Petersburg’s Accolades: They just KEEP GROWING! We’re the No. 1 ranking as America’s Arts Destination for mid-sized cities, surpassing Charleston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and more, by AmericanStyle Magazine since 2010; selection as one of America’s top arts places by ArtPlace America, a collaboration of arts foundations and the nation’s largest banks; Recognition, in part due to its vibrant arts and culture community, by the New York Times as one of 52 Places in the World to Visit , one of America’s 10 Most Beautiful Cities , and one of the most underrated visitor destinations in the United States and NOW one of USA Today’s Top Underated Food Cities on the East Coast.

Walk The Streets: Check out St. Petersburg Preservation Guided Walking Tours; 727-463-4612 and Ghost Tours of Tampa, John’s Pass and St. Petersburg; 727-894-4678.

DTSP’s Divine Finds: Maximize your performance when BioHack Studios introduces ARX & Cold Tub Therapy to the EDGE District. Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar serves up delicious delights and java (1437 4th St. South). Pieces of a Dream (2430 Central Ave.) delightful collection of collectible artifacts, jewelry, distinctive cards, aromatherapy

The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center: City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce jointly operate a souvenir shop in to the Chamber offices across from Sundial for cool local goods and crafts made by St. Pete artists. The shop showcases much that is wonderful about St. Petersburg. They also distribute Paradise NEWS to visitors! Want to show your wares? Email as the center is always seeking items that are locally made or reflective of the St. Petersburg experience including culinary art pieces, pet-friendly, locally made items, jewelry, etc. Port St. Pete News: Between the recent $5 million renovation and our frequent special events (food truck rally), it’s no question that the port is

becoming a hot spot for locals and visitors. The future Marine Discovery Center (MDC) began renovating an 8,000-square-foot visitor port terminal into its new home. Previously known as the Pier Aquarium located at the nearby pier, the MDC will be filled with exotic marine exhibits, interactive touch tanks, digital learning displays and vibrant marine animals. It will also feature 11 exhibits, and a theater with a 3D video wall. The aquatic wonderland will serve as the epicenter for the marine research, technology and innovation taking place within The St. Petersburg Ocean Team. ST. PETERSBURG Connect with St. Petersburg: Got a question? Here’s a list of useful city phone numbers: /phone.php Grow Smart Job Creation: On April 6, City Council approved a new high wage job creation program for businesses in the city's target industry clusters: Marine & Life Sciences, Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts & Design. The Grow Smarter Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program, geared towards companies with 49 employees or less, will provide awards to businesses that hire new employees at salaries above Pinellas County's average wage. South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program Seeks Applicants: The City of St. Petersburg is launching the 2017 cycle of its "South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program" to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). Designed to help boost private



TIDBITS investment in commercial and multifamily residential development in South St. Petersburg, the CRA is generally located between 4th & 49th St., from 2nd Ave. N. to 30th Ave S. The city will begin taking CRA grant applications May 8, 2017, with a deadline of 5 pm, on June 16, 2017, for receipt of applications. Business Development ($400,000 suggested budget) • Commercial Site Improvement Grant and Application • Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant and Application • Commercial Revitalization Program ($50,000 recommended budget) • Commercial Revitalization Program and Application • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization ($122k budget) • Affordable Multifamily Housing Development Program and Application • Multifamily Residential Property Improvement Grant and Application New Lighter, Protective Vests Protect Our Heroes: St. Petersburg City Council decided to outfit every patrol officer with new, lighter vests that are custom made to carry new lightweight rifle plates, body armor and attachments for gear that would normally be carried on the gun belt. The St. Petersburg force is one of the first in the country to use this style of outer vest. SPC Names Five Finalists for President's Position St. Petersburg College’s Board of Trustees will interview five candidates to run the school as the seventh president during a series of meetings throughout May. Dr. Bill Law, the school’s current president and provost, is retiring July 1, he announced last year. Stan Vittetoe is the provost of SPC’s Clearwater campus and Tonjua Williams is the senior vice president of student services for the school. Frank Biafora Jr., is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of So. Florida St. Pete. Edward Bonahue is the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, which neighbors the University of Florida. James Henningsen is the president of the College of Central Florida in Ocala. 16

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SEMINOLE Holiday Inn Express Opens: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) opened the 121-room Holiday Inn Express®, Seminole’s first hotel. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. 4816 100th Way North, Seminole ; 727-914-7107; Sea Hags Expanding To Seminole: Yes, your favorite seafood restaurant has a new location planned in the former Roadhouse Grill in the Twin Oaks Shopping Center at the corner of Seminole and Park and should be open by Sept. SOUTH PASADENA Win A Scholarship: The City is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2017 at 4 PM. For information regarding the application process or eligibility, visit R132.php. Cereal For Hungry Kids: 10News WTSP and Feeding Tampa Bay are teaming up to help feed needy families. As many as 250,000 children in our area suffer from hunger and the problem is especially critical during the summer months, because they are not getting meals at school. Stop by the City of South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Dr. S., to drop off Cereal for Summer. Dry cereal, cereal bars welcome. SKYWAY MARINA DIST. New & Noteworthy: • Dr. McPherson is a young chiropractor who likes to give back to the community. • Dr. Miranda recently opened her own pediatric offices in this growing neighborhood. • Aaron McClearnon with Elite Watersports has expanded into paddle board rentals and offers a donation-based yoga every Wednesdaynight.

TAMPA BAY/TIA UPDATE TIA Phase 2: Tampa International Airport unveiled the $543 million 2nd phase of a massive expansion project. The additions include express curbside drop-off for passengers. They're part of a $2.3 billion, long-term expansion that will allow the airport to eventually double its passenger traffic. Eco-Friendly Transit: The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority deployed four Teslas to supplement a program that lets riders receive subsidized rides to or from bus stops in certain areas. The new vehicles, which will service areas surrounding the University of South Florida, are being leased from Tesla. Blueberry Fields Forever: They won’t last forever, so head out and pick them yourself at Owen’s Blueberry Farm (Hudson), Bob’s Blueberry Farm (Hudson), Big Bear Farms (Plant City), Starkey Blueberry Farm (Nw Port Richey), Bob’s Berries (Riverview) and Keel and Curley Winery (Plant City). Check the websites for hours and availability. Feet Feats: 129 Tampa Bay Area runners finished the Boston Marathon! TREASURE ISLAND May 10 Meeting on Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Center Improvements: USF’s Florida Center for Community Design & Research are working with Treasure Island in visualizing alternatives for Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center. May 10 - 6 pm @ Treasure Island Community Center. 727 -547-4575, ext 237. Treasure Island/Maderia Beach (TIMB) Chamber of Commerce Host Health Expo May 18: Health-related businesses are invited to participate. Treasure Island Comm. Center,

154 – 106th Ave. The Health Expo is scheduled from 1 pm till 4 pm. Attendees can enjoy health tips and live entertainment. TIMB Chamber at 727-360-4121. Summer Fun: City of Treasure Island Recreation Department is offering two (2) exciting and fun camps to entertain your children this summer. http://islandneighborschamber .org/4214-2/ Adults play Bingo on Thursday (6:45 pm) with the Treasure Islettes at the Treasure Island Community Center, 106th Ave. Meet Chamber folks and local business owners May 25th at Gators for an after-hour mixer 5-7 pm. Memorial Day Parade May 29: The City of Treasure Island and the American Legion Post 158 are planning a Memorial Day Parade. Parade begins 9 am at the Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Center, 10315 Paradise Blvd. and ends at the Treasure Island Comm. Center. A Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 158 will follow at 11 am at Post 158, 111 108th Ave. Groups interested in participating in the parade should contact the American Legion Post 158 at 235-1784 or INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Get Wet: Splash Harbour Water Park announced that during the month of May they will be offering free admission to all Military, EMS, Nurses, Firefighters & Police Officers. In addition to free admission for individuals in these professions, Splash Harbour Water Park will also offer a discounted admission price of $18.95 for each member of their party. Offer runs May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017. First responders will need to provide an ID at the time of purchase. PN

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Health & Wellness: Protect Your Skin By Nanette Wiser to age and wrinkle. The SPF number indicates a sunscreen’s UVB effectiveness, not its UVA protection. Sunscreen IQ: For many people, protection from moderate sun exposure is achieved with an SPF of 15. If you’ll be outdoors four hours or more, you should choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 that contains sun-blocking agents such as zinc oxide and titanium that are the most effective protection against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. More Is Not Better: While there are products that list SPF levels of 75 or 100, you will be paying maybe twice as much as you will for an SPF 50 product, and gaining perhaps only . 1% more protection. It just doesn’t make that much of a difference at that point. Hit the beach, play tennis or soak in some rays. While Vitamin D is healthy, overexposing your skin without protection is not. Forget Miami Vice. Tan skin might look pretty, but if your skin’s health in the sunny season is crucial. Here’s some tips for safe sun exposure to prevent sunburn and premature aging. The Problem: Without sunscreen, harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun begin their silent work prematurely aging your skin, creating wrinkles and spots or, at worst, contributing to skin cancer. UVB rays are the light that burns skin while UVA rays cause skin

How To Apply Sunscreen: Choose the right sunscreen, remember to apply sunscreen generously every 40-80 minutes as indicated on the label. Adults should use one ounce per application or enough to fill a shot glass. Enhance Skin Protection: Add a shady hat, sunglasses to protect your eyes (excess sun exposure can result in premature cataracts), protective clothing and an umbrella for extended time in the sun. Apply enough to achieve good coverage, and reapply if you swim or sweat. PN

May is Skin Cancer Detection Month By Nanette Wiser Skin cancer is the one of the most common form of cancer in the U.S…but luckily it’s also one of the most preventable if you follow the Skin Cancer Foundation’s prevention guidelines. • Seek the shade, especially between 10 am & 4 pm when the sun is strongest. • Do not burn. A person's risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she had had five or more sunburns at any point in life. • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. • Keep newborns out of the sun since their skin is extremely vulnerable. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months. • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month. While self-exams shouldn't replace the important annual skin exam performed by a physician, they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer. If you notice any change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. To find out more about how to perform selfexamination and spot a skin cancer, visit • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. PN

Garden Gab: Wacky, Wonderful Container Gardening By Nanette Wiser As summer approaches, container gardens are a clever, flexible way to protect your precious plants from too much heat or sun. See it droop? No need to dig it up, you just move the container to another location. There are dozens of wacky ways to host an outdoor or patio container garden, from using a shoeholder on a door as a planter, creating a container garden wall or even a hydroponic garden like DTSP’s marvelous Brick Street Farms. Most veggies, flowers, succulents and herbs all do just as well in pots as the ground. Let your imagination run wild. You can paint a salvaged chair, take off the seat and insert a planter. You can convert an old dresser into a succulent garden by planting in staggered, open drawers. One of my favorites is the toilet bowl planter in Sweet Sage restaurant’s alfresco dining, filled with hanging plants and odd, repurposed containers. Whether you have a small or large space, here are some container garden tips from horticulture 20

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‘Penny for Pinellas’ Extension Vital to Every County Resident The “Penny for Pinellas,” initiated in 1989 and subsequently reapproved in 1997 and 2007, is up for renewal November 7th, 2017, when residents will vote on whether to sustain it from 2020 to 2030. STORY by STEVE TRAIMAN | PHOTOS by PINELLAS COUNTY MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DEPT. 22

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1-percent sales tax paid by everyone who spends money in the county, the Penny has supported investments in the areas that matter most to citizens without relying on property taxes. In fact, one-third of revenue has been contributed by the county’s six million annual tourists and seasonal visitors, which provides citizens tangible cost savings. As a sales tax, the Penny is not collected on groceries or medications, and is only collected on the first $5,000 on a purchase. Since 1990, the Penny has generated more than $3 billion for investments by the county and its 24 cities, which – aside from court and jail facilities – is allocated according to a population-based formula aligning with state statutes. In the current decade from 2010 to 2020, the Penny is expected to generate $1.4 billion countywide, according to Josh Boatwright, Public Information Specialist with the Pinellas County Marketing and Communications Dept. Since the seventh cent was added in 1990, countywide project funding support

includes the County Public Safety Complex in Largo with the Sheriff’s Office, 9-1-1 Center and Emergency Management Operation; the Bayside Bridge; Gulf Blvd. Utility Undergrounding & Beautification Projects; Fort De Soto Water Recirculation Project; additional Hurricane Shelters; Bryan Dairy Road 4 to 6-lane Widening; Belleair Causeway Bridge; the Pinellas Trail; Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge; and the forthcoming118th Avenue North Gateway Tolled Expressway Project from I-275 to U.S. 19 or the St. PetersburgClearwater International Airport and the Bayside Bridge. In the Paradise News readership area from Clearwater down the Gulf Beaches to Gulfport and Tierra Verde, the Penny has funded the new St. Pete Beach Community Center and Recreation Center rehab; Madeira Beach Archibald Park Improvements including the concession stand, parking lot, landscaping and public beach amenities; Gulfport Library Renovations and Shore Blvd. Improvement Project including the Gulfport Beach parking lot; new Bellair Beach Community Center; new Clearwater Harbor Marina with floating docks across

from Coachman Park, and Capitol Theater Renovations. For St. Petersburg, the Penny is helping fund the new 167,519-square-foot Police Department and Emergency Operations Facility; Storm Drainage Improvements from 83d to 89th Avenues North on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.; and Clam Bayou Preserve Improvements including nature trails, boardwalks, parking facilities, restrooms, observation decks and tower, canoe and kayak facilities. Boatwright also noted that to offer citizens more ways to voice their priorities for the Penny for Pinellas renewal, Pinellas County government launched an online survey to gather input about future project areas funded by the Penny. The survey ended April 16, with more than 1,500 total responses. Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention, and Improvements to Roads & Bridges were the top two categories for long-term Penny-funded investments in the future. County government also hosted three wellattended open house meetings across the county in March.

Local Officials’ Support “What's one penny to you?” asks Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.“If you’re a Pinellas County resident, it is thousands of capital projects ranging from enhanced flood control and natural resource protection to rebuilt bridges and new emergency facilities – including our Sheriff’s Administration Building in Largo. “Before each vote on the Penny’s renewal, officials in the county and our 24 cities set priorities based on identified needs in the community, get feedback from citizens including results from the annual Citizen Values Survey, and long-term goals outlined in the Pinellas County Strategic Plan. These priorities are evaluated at least once a year as part of the budget development process to ensure they remain aligned with community needs and available funds. “It’s not too late to educate yourself. Learn about previous Penny-funded projects with an interactive ‘Accomplishments Map,’ see what approving the Penny really means for you, and find out how you can get involved by visiting .”

County Commissioner John Morroni, who has seen many of the benefits during his tenure, told Paradise News “I think the public sees that the Penny for Pinellas monies are well spent, well thought out on where the needs are, and many of the projects have come to us from the public.

If the renewal passes, it would mean that St. Pete Beach would receive about one million dollars per year to help pay for needed projects from 2020 to 2030. The City Commission has tentatively identified the following projects to fund if voters approve another ten year cycle of the Penny for Pinellas:

“Where would we be without the Bayside Bridge, the Sheriff’s Public Safety Complex, or the Pinellas Trail? People have to realize that without this penny, a third of which is paid by tourists and visitors, these and many other projects would have to come from their city and county property taxes.”

1/ Sanitary Sewer projects, 2/ Storm Sewer projects, 3/ Street resurfacing, and 4/ Undergrounding of utilities on Gulf Boulevard.

Ward Friszolowski, now St Pete Beach Vice Mayor, formerly served as a Commissioner for five years, and Mayor for eight years. He told Paradise news, “The Penny for Pinellas has been a great way to fund infrastructure projects throughout Pinellas County. Past Penny projects in St. Pete Beach included the land purchase for the County Park on the Gulf of Mexico across from Dolphin Village Shopping Center, street resurfacing, Don Vista Community Center renovation, a new City Hall and new Community Center, & Horan Park.

The past Penny funds have had a tremendously positive impact on quality of life issues for St. Pete Beach and Pinellas County as a whole. I am encouraging citizens to vote for Penny for Pinellas because the past funds have been used wisely and there is a need to fund future projects. If it doesn’t pass, we would need to either ask citizens to pay more in taxes or choose to postpone these needed projects. As a tax-paying citizen, I think it is a good idea to pass the Penny for Pinellas vote and have our visitors and tourists pay 33% of ourinfrastructure projects.”

For St. Petersburg, Mayor Rick Kriseman told Paradise News, “This taxhas served St. Pete well for nearly three decades and is integral to the quality of life our residents enjoy. It also helps to address public safety, such as the new Police Station we recently broke ground on in St. Petersburg. Going forward, we expect to utilize the Penny to continue our upgrades to vital infrastructure, such as our sewer system. I urge all residents to learn more about the Penny for Pinellas and the positive impact it has had on our County.” For more information and updates, readers can access There is also a Speakers Bureau available. If a local group wants someone from Pinellas County staff to talk about the Penny, they can call (727) 464-4600 or visit the webpage and fill out a speaker request form. There are also downloadable resources available, including a flyer and infographic, on the web page under “Get Involved.” Boatwright emphasized, “One other distinction we are trying to make clear with our local media partners is that Pinellas County government staff

members are not advocating for renewal of the Penny. Our job is solely to provide educational materials to ensure our citizens are well-informed about the Penny ahead of the Nov. 7, 2017, referendum.” PN [Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni, St. Pete Beach Vice Mayor Ward Friszolowski, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for their excellent comment, and to Pinellas County Communications Director Barbra Hernandez and Public Information Specialist Josh Boatwright for the excellent information and photos including the cover photo of the access to Boca Ciega Millenium Park;] [Steve Traiman is President of Creative Copy by Steve Traiman in St. Pete Beach, offering freelance business writing services. He can be reached via email at ] Photos on previous pages: Ft. DeSoto; Bayside Bridge; Photos clockwise from top left: - St Pete Beach Community Center; St Pete Beach Aquatic Complex; Archibald Park - Madeira Beach; Public Safety Complex; Ft DeSoto trail; Belleair Causeway; Tierra Verde Fire Station; Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge; Gulf Blvd. Utility Undergrounding

Learning Vacations @ Tampa Bay CHILDREN & TEENS

By Nanette Wiser Last week, Cornell Alumni University invited me to spend the summer in Ithaca NY, an enchanting mix of lectures, wine tasting and recreation high above Cayuga’s waters. Turns out, learning vacations are ALL the rage, for both kids and adults. ou can learn to walk an aerial wire at circus school, travel the antebellum past with Road Scholar, study film at OLLI @ Eckerd College or take an improve class at American Stage. Local libraries offer everything from ukulele workshops, chess, crafts, adult coloring, DIY green crafts, digital photo organizing, sewing and meditation. (


So this summer, why not staycation in Paradise and improve your mind, body and spirit. Here are some of our favorites:

Gulf Beaches Public Library 200 Municipal Dr., Madeira Beach Contact person: Travis Ann Sherman Contact phone: 727 391-2828 Computer/Mobile Device Help: Mondays, May 8 & 22, June 26. Ask questions about applications & devices. Writer’s Group: Mondays, 10:00 am - 12 o’clock. All writers invited. Be sure to bring a few pages of your current work in progress to be critiqued by the group. International Film Movement: IFM sponsors award winning independent foreign films. First Tuesdays of the month @ 4:00.


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Spaces fill up fast so enroll now. Seminole Rec Center, St. Pete Beach Rec Center, the Y, the Girl Scouts ( and many area churches offer everything including culinary arts, Girls Rock Camp, Marine Science Yoga and Art Camp at MFA and Largo Theater Camp. At The Club on Treasure Island, kids can work on their tennis, sailing and swimming skills while at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, kids can tour the history of St. Pete and build their version of Sunshine City at City Builders Summer Camp. Great Explorations Children’s Museum is where education and fun come together with interactive exhibits. Sports Camps: USF and Bulls Soccer camps, First Tee Summer Golf Camp, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Camp, Stryker Kid Fit Martial Arts Summer Camps thrill young athletes, and if you want total sports immersion, the IMG Academy Camps in Bradenton offer May 2, Neither Heaven nor Earth, June 6, My King. Cold Cases Missing Persons: Tuesday, May 9 from 6:00 – 7:45. Join a group of local citizens trying to analyze and solve local cold cases. Wednesday Movies: Enjoy a popular movie with us every Wednesday at 2:30. Global Hits: International blockbusters, Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm., May 30, June 27. Investment Club: Thursdays, 2:30 pm. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the current market and investment opportunities. Scrabble: Learn some new two letter words. Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

intensive camps for baseball, football , soccer, tennis and lacrosse. Check out local tumbling and gymnastic schools, Tai Chi programs and other specialty schools. Marine Camps: Clearwater Community Sailing and Gulfport Sailing programs give kids their sea legs as does Eckerd College’s Summer Watersports Camp where they can perfect their skills in windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and saltwater fishing. You can connect with the sea at Tampa Bay Watch Estuary Summer Camps (Sea Monkeys, Tampa Bay Discovery Camp), Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Summer Camps or The Florida Aquarium’s Aqua Camps, and many local scuba diving schools offer excellent programs. Science Camps: Boyd Hill & McGough Nature Park offer nature adventure camps (snakes! Owls!) while MOSI offers hands-on science camps for your little Einstein. Lowry Park Zoo and Busch Gardens also offer nature discovery programs, close up and personal with the animals.

Book Groups:Chatterbooks: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am. • May 16, They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Catherine Schine. • June 20, Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. • Children’s Programs: Baby & Me Storytime: (Baby - 2 yrs) Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Short stories, puppets, songs, followed by some baby play & good times. Pre-K Storytime & Art Class: (Ages 2-4) Fridays, 10:30 am. Stories and songs, followed by an art/craft class. School Age: Last Day of School Root Beer Float Party: Thursday, May 25. Any time after school. Come & refresh your memory on the chemical interaction between

Artist Camps: Creative Clay in St. Pete offers classes in art around the world while little actors can study at The Patel Conservatory or Ruth Eckerd. The Glazer Children’s Museum Camp Imagination is a multimedia playground for solving puzzles, creating stories and creating digital paintings. The Morean Arts Center offers ten weeks of summer camps in art, clay, glass, photography and more. The Sunscreen Summer Film Camps runs July 10-28 at Studio@620 and learn to write and produce movies hands-on (727-420-0566). At StarStruck Dance Studio (Seminole Rec), kids can learn ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, acro and more. American Stage Theater Programs: You want to act, sing, dance, do improv comedy and more? The summer theater program runs June 5-August 4 for kids K-12 and there are adult classes as well. FYI: 727-823-1600 x 204; Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall: Offers a variety of classes, workshops and private lessons to children of all ages,

ice cream and cold root beer. What exactly does happen, and why? While you’re sipping, pick up a free cloth bookbag & the details of our summer reading program offerings. Arts & Crafts. Materials for each project will be available throughout the week until supplies run out. So drop by with your summer reading bingo card & try your hand at a craft. • Week 1, beginning June 15. Paint rocks. Marbleize rocks. Make beautiful rocks with Sharpies. • Week 2, beginning June 22. Plants – in tin cans? • Week 3, beginning June 29. Seashell mirrors, treasure chests, painted sand dollars.

providing them with the opportunity to explore their talents, discover new friends and learn from professional instructors. Classes kick-off June 5; register now. FYI: 727-712-2706 • One-week performing arts camps are available for many ages and experience levels in musical theatre, drama, music, dance and on-camera. A variety of classes are offered, including Belle’s Timeless Tales for ages 5-7, Tip Tap Toes: Dancers and Singers for ages 6-9, Star Wars™ Jedi Knights for ages 8-10, School of Rock for ages 11-14 and Dance for Musical Theatre for ages 13-18. • Students ages 13-18 can enroll in a special three-week performance camp, Bye, Bye Birdie. The camp is July 10-29 and no experience is necessary. Students enrolled in Bye, Bye Birdie camp will have the opportunity to audition for special performances at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm, Friday, July 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, July 29 at 2 pm and 7 pm. The performances will be directed by Jack Holloway, Drama Department Chair with musical direction by Yohance Wicks, Music Department Chair and director of the in-house Clearwater Chorus and choreographed by Christopher Liddell, dance instructor. • Individual instruction is ST. PETE BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY 365 73rd Ave., SPB, 363-9238 Mon/Wed 10am-8pm Tue/Thur/Fri 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday, closed Library closed: Mon., May 29 Administrator: Betcinda Kettells New Website! TECH PROGRAMS One-on-One Tech Help Tuesdays, 3-5pm, May 2, 16; June 6, 20

available for any student wishing to strengthen his or her performance skills in the areas of voice, piano, drama, dance, guitar, percussion and violin. Other areas of study can be arranged on request.

ADULTS During the year, PTEC and SPC offer training certificates and computer training (at the ICOT Center, you can take a half-day class in web design or Photoshop, for example. Here are some of summer’s best learning vacations. St. Pete College Lifelong Learning: Learn to play a musical instrument, join a chorus, brush up on your math or driving skills or learn a new language. For kids, there’s a summer robotics camp and a Titan Drone Summer Camp where you can engage in 3D printing process using additive manufacturing techniques and understand the electronics and precision needed for building drones. FYI: OLLI at Eckerd College: Learn about science (Target Earth: The Science Behind Celestial Collisions, Space Observatories), films (The Carousel Story, Gone With The Wind), legendary artists (Carole King and The Tapestry of Her Song, Leonard Bernstein),

(book your 30 minutes) Intro Computer Classes Mondays, 11 am May 1: MS Word May 8: Internet searches May 15: Attachments May 22: Databases ADULT PROGRAMS Movie Night at the Library Wednesdays, 6pm May 17 TBA June 21 TBA Golden Age of Radio Monday, May 1, 6-8 pm Gunsmoke & Lone Ranger Monday, June 5 TBA Adult Coloring Program Wednesdays, 11 am May 3 & June 7

explore Florida (Farmworkers: Florida’s Invisible Workforce or Wild Florida’s Parks, Rivers and Forests).and even tour the Pinellas Chocolate Company. On May 1, 2, 8 TED TALKS provocative speakers will be on-screen in the Dan & Mary Miller Auditorium and feature post-lecture discussions. Want to enjoy the Royal Theater in London on film? Twelfth Night airs May 26, Peter Pan June 23 and Angels in America August 11 & 18. For lifelong learners, this summer is a dream come true. FYI: 727-864-7600;

photography meet-ups. n-Arts-Center-PhotographyCommunity/ FYI: Call the Education Dept. 727-822-7872. classes-2/

Art Centers & Classes: Indulge your inner Picasso at Indian Rocks Beach’ Beach Art Center, Kapfer Glass Studio (Corey Ave.), the Morean Arts Center, Morean Arts Center for Clay, Pinot’s Palette (St Pete), Grand Central Stained Glass (St Pete), SunTan Art Center at Don Vista Arts Center, Treasure Island Art Guild and Zen Glass Studio (St Pete). (See the Arts & Leisure section of the magazine for more details.)

Culinary Classes: Whether you are a novice cook, or a gourmet, this summer vow to learn to make a new dish or ten at The Epicurean Theater in Tampa, Café Largo, Odessa’s BergHOFF Culinary Center, Michael’s Extraordinary Desserts & Baking Academy at the St. Pete Bakery, Brandon’s Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium or Aprons Cooking School in Tampa.

Morean Arts Center: Work on drawing, painting, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, clay, photography, digital and writing skills at one DTSP’s most important creative collectives. They also offer

Weedon Island Canoe Info on prehistoric find Wed., May 10, 11 am Marching with Dr. King Brady Johnson Tuesday, May 30, 11am AARP Safe Driving Course Wednesday, June 21 BOOK DISCUSSION Book/film, Tues, 10:30am May 16/23 The Art of War June 20/27 Rebecca CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Mother Goose Story Time Ages 0-3, Thursdays, 11am May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tail Waggin' Tutors Skill-building for beginning readers, Thursdays, 4 pm May 4, 11, 18, 25 Children's Movie Night Mondays, 6:00 pm May 15 TBA June 19 TBA

USF Continuing Education /Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs: Learn to read twice as fast, from novels to non-fiction and learn better comprehension, concentration and retention skills at both the SPC St. Petersburg 5th Ave. N and Clearwater Campus. 1-800-903-0162

Fred Astaire Dance Studio: Learn to salsa, tango, rumba, waltz, bachata, foxtrot, meringue and more at a private or group lesson. 7019 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; 727-347-7700; st-petersburg-central

Film Critic Steve Persall at Main Library May 20 Love movies? Enjoy the wry humor of

Tampa Bay Times Film Critic Steve Persall in the St. Petersburg Main Library auditorium on May 20, 2017, 2 pm to 4 pm. As Times staff film critic since 1993, Persall is Florida's longest-tenured journalist on that beat. He is a founding member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and his commentaries air on Tampa Bay's Eagle 107.3 and WWBA 820. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Main Library. The library is located at 3745 9th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 33713. Visit Friends of the St. Petersburg Main Library on Facebook. | MAY 2017



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Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the Clearwater /Tampa Bay "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, May 20-21 • MarineMax, 18025 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33764. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations by Betty Bauman/Fishing Basics/Conservation and Capt. Stewart Ames/Tampa Bay Fishing Techniques, followed by hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip on Sunday. Hands-on-skill practice may include releasing, knot tying, dehooking, lures and more. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip. Ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Eight thousand women have graduated. 727.510.4934

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Combining Two Methods To Get Your Property Sold! by Jim “Property Wizard� Beggins, Broker Century 21 Beggins Enterprises So you want to sell? You pick an agent, who markets the home and if it sells, you pay the commission. You want to sell by auction? You pick the sell date, we auction it and you pay NO commission. If we combine the two selling methods, how would that work? Generally, auctioneers and traditional brokers don’t play well together. Auctioneers get paid now and traditional brokers have to wait months to get paid. So what about you? Which method is best? For years, Australian brokers successfully combine the two selling methods into a 3 step system which gets the seller the highest price, in the sellers’ time frame with the opportunity to pay $0 commission. It’s simple but not easy. Step 1 is a traditional listing with a statement in the property description that says “THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION� The “AUCTION� word gets lots of buyers looking at the property because they think they can get a deal. If they like the property, they make an offer right away because they don’t want to lose it at auction. If it sells during step 1, the seller pays a standard commission.


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Step 2. If it fails to sell in step 1, the listing changes to an auction sale and is highly advertised to bring many buyers to the SURSHUW\IRUWKHDXFWLRQDWDVSHFLÂżFGDWHDQG time. The “reserve priceâ€? is set on auction day and if it sells the buyer pays a “buyer premiumâ€? and the seller pays $0 commission. Step 3. If it fails to sell at auction, the property reverts back to a traditional listing at an adjusted price. When it sells during Step 3 the seller pays a standard commission. That’s it! Until now, the traditional and auction method have been totally separate. By combining them, you have a much better chance of selling quickly, in your time frame with the least amount of inconvenience and no commission. This system works best with higher end properties which are harder to price correctly. Simple, but not easy. Contact me to see if our “Unique Property Auctionsâ€? could work for your family. When you understand how it works, I think you may be interested. This system also works well with for sale by owner properties. Our current beach inventory is low indicat-

ing a sellers’ market. Barrier Island buyer demand is strong but we’re seeing numerous price reductions. If we are near the peak of this selling cycle shouldn’t you know your options? Market uncertainties show why I call our weekly beach talks “Informed Confusion.â€? Informed buyers and sellers make the experience more pleasurable for all involved. To clarify your thinking and get information or your personal situation, stop by our Tuesday meeting, 4 to 5pm at our St. 3HWH%HDFKRIÂżFH*XOI%OYG3OHDVH RSVP if you plan on attending. All the best, Jim “Property Wizardâ€? Beggins, Broker, CENTURY 21Beggins Enterprises, ZLWKRIÂżFHVDQGDJHQWVVHUYLQJ Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Since most opinions about real estate can be supported with facts. I will inform you to the best of my ability so you can unconfuse the facts to your personal advantage. I think I can use my “hands onâ€? experience in Florida real estate since 1970 to achieve your desired outcome. Please let me know how I’m doing. 727 254 8144 Cell. Call, text or email with any questions.


Is your wardrobe Florida-fashion friendly? With humidity and temperatures on the rise, you’ll want to stock up on rayon and natural fibers or cotton in loose, flowing designs that look good for day or night. By Nanette Wiser

A new look isn’t complete without a

practical swimsuit or a country club pool bathing suit. You’ll see off-the-shoulder, crop and halter tops in white, stripes, with tassels, ruffles, laced sidings, with sheer or netting rule the runways for peek-a-boo skin.

Cha Cha Fashion For women, it’s all about easy breezy beach dresses, stripes, tropical florals and cold shoulder tops (off the shoulder or peek-a-boo) with a touch of boho and the perfect shade hat. For the guys, you can’t go wrong with a Tommy Bahama or Guy Harvey shirt, shorts and Teva sandals (day) or loafers (night).

One shoulder wraps and plunging neckline one-piece suits as well as string bikinis will be seen on all the pretty young ladies this summer. Popular colors and designs include yellow, animal prints, tropical floral, tie-dye, chevron stripes, global ethnics, scarf prints, ombre or geometrics.

refreshed color and cut. After the beach, stop in at London Hair & Spa or Salon Mimi for a new summer hairstyle that’s easy to maintain.

We caught up on what’s in style with Beverly Williamson, owner of Corey Avenue’s Annabel’s, a St. Pete Beach fixture for forty years. “Florida has a style all of its own, full of color from coral to cobalt blue,” says the fashionista whose shop features dresses, tops, capris, shoes, accessories and more. “Look for an island vibe and tropical floral this summer from designers such as Jams, Color Me Cotton in tailored flowing designs. Long necklaces complement the long sundresses, while Lindsay- Phillips sexy flip-flops with interchangeable snap on adornments (SwitchFlops) are all the rage,” adds Williamson. Annabelle’s also carries Clara SunWoo (seen on The Today Show on Kathie Lee and Hoda) in lilac, purple and coral, perfect for cocktail nights on the Gulf with their breathable fabrics that pack easily into a carry-on for summer vacays. Sensational Swimsuits For swimsuits, look for single pieces and double, with skirts or skimpy, depending on your preference for a racy paddleboarding

For cover-ups and swimsuits, check out the local surfshops, Swim & Play, Reno Beach Surfshop, Swim N Sport, Cerulean Blue, Wings, Two Coconuts Swimwear and Fashion Swimwear. Customized Swimwear Want a custom suit that’s figure flattering? Seamstress Priscilla Kidder sells her maillots, swim tops and bottoms on ETSY and through her website (727-510-4934). Her Be-Bops Custom Swimwear comes in multiple solid colors and hip prints, from 70s disco to 80s retro and everything in between including polka-dots, houndstooth, florals and a divine navy blue bikini with anchor buttons on the front of the waistband. Her diva Kini is her best-selling design and she also offers a Playsuit version with swim shorts bottoms and the three way waistband for a slimming design that can be worn folded down for a skirted bottom look, scrunched up for a highwaisted retro look or as a one-piece bathing suit. PN

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It’s All About The View by Tom Smith

As customers come through our model home center in Madeira Beach, the common question is “where do I build to get a great water viewâ€?? Fortunately here along the Pinellas Beaches, there are no fewer than 13 municipalities that have residential properties on the water. Of course there are the beach front lots facing the Gulf of Mexico for those families with large budgets. Then there are the Intercoastal lots that are fair priced and offer varying views along the water. Most customers that I speak with realize that in addition to the high price for the gulf beach front properties on the sand, there are two major drawbacks to those properties. First, when it’s time to relax and enjoy that glass of wine in the afternoon at your pool, the afternoon and setting evening sun in the west is punishingly hot. Even when inside those homes, shades have to be drawn on windows to keep the heat out. That eliminates the view entirely. Speaking of view, realistically, there isn’t really much to look at except the horizon to the west when living on the gulf. What about the intercoastal lots? At a much lower price, these lots offer views with “movementâ€? of boats, watercraft, and of course dolphins everyday and occasional manatees. Then too, you can have your boat in the back yard, ready for a fun cruise WRDZDWHUVLGHUHVWDXUDQWRUÂżVKLQJ%HWWHU\HWPRVWORWVRQWKH intercoastal have their pool and decks overlooking the water to the east, thereby allowing the home to “shadeâ€? the important relaxing areas in the afternoon and evening, free of direct sunlight. That’s really a great advantage. As I stated in


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my other articles in Paradise News, there actually are many lots available along the intercoastal, and many opportunities to purchase a 60 year old home to demo and re-build. Many folks purchase the property now, and tell me they are going to build in a few years. That’s ¿QHEXWWKH\QHHGWRUHDOL]H WKDWLQÀDWLRQLQKRPHSULFHV is a constant, and in 3-5 years, a new home will probably cost over 25% more to build. In 2016 alone, housing prices escalated 14% in Pinellas County. Our sales associates can DVVLVWLQERWKWKHORWSXUFKDVHDVZHOODVKHOSLQ¿QGLQJWKHULJKW size home for you, with the amenities you want, at a price within your budget. For this month, I’m including pictures of the view from our new model now being constructed. When complete in a couple of months, this home will showcase exactly what I am referring to, on the intercoastal, shaded porches & pool IRUUHOD[DWLRQDQGDWHUUL¿FRSHQZDWHUYLHZ)HHOIUHHWRFDOO 727-323-5119 (ext 2004) for an appointment to see our existing furnished solar home, and we’ll take you a few doors down through our newest model now under construction. GHD Construction Services, Inc. has constructed over 6,000 homes since 1971, and has a furnished model home at 14305 N. Bayshore Dr., Madeira Beach, open Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm, or by appointment. If you have any questions pertaining to new home construction, feel free to email me at:, or request a meeting at our new model.

Tierra Verde Bridge Design Begins by Peter Roos FDOT recently unveiled plans to build a 2-lane high-level, fixed bridge (narrower, but otherwise similar to the new Bayway Bridge to St. Pete Beach) in place of the existing bascule bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde. Repaving the existing roadway, including a 12-foot-wide shared-use path on the east side and a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk on the west side of S.R. 679 are included. The project extends from Isla Del Y&CC intersection (SR682) south beyond Madonna Blvd. to Yacht Club Lane. Instead of a traffic signal, a roundabout will be built at Madonna Blvd. & 1st St. FDOT plans on selecting a design-build contractor by the end of 2017. The design includes many features won by a volunteer design committee for the “Bayway Bridge”. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2018 and last roughly three years. A single contractor will be hired to design and construct a replacement bridge, repave S.R. 679 and replace the seawall on Tierra Verde. Design-build projects allow the contractor to participate in the design in an effort to reduce costs and expedite construction. This frequently results in time and cost savings through innovative designs, material, and construction techniques. In case you missed the well-attended presentation April 27 at SPC, all displays presented are available at More information about the project, contact FDOT Design Project Manager Kevin Lee, at 813-975-6155 or by e-mail at

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“I feel there is nothing more artistic than loving people” – Vincent Van Gogh 4 pm -6 pm showcases top chefs from Tampa and St. Pete team up and battle it out to see who can prepare the ultimate bites paired with LA CREMA WINES and benefits Feeding Tampa Bay. The Crafty Fest Market features indie art and vintage pop-up at ArtPool Gallery June 3-4 ( St. Pete Vintage Bash at The Hollander Hotel June 4 from 2-4 pm will be a blast (421 4th Ave. North). If you believe art is food (which we do), check out the beautiful new haunt just north of the former location Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino for hand-crafted pastas and more. (7199 66th St. Pinellas Park)


One of the coolest new DTSP coffeehouses with an artistic bent is Black Crow Coffee Roasting (2157 1st Ave. S), who has hosted an exhibit by the amazing Barry Lively as well as a funky film and flea market night. At Oxford Exchange in Tampa, May 7th 9 am - 4 pm, you can discover local literary talent in a Book Fair (420 W. Kennedy) while the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival features the Grammy nominated Barenaked Ladies. On May 13 (5 pm), Mastry’s is hosting a limited release of their first bottle, the Island Lime Margarita Gose, in collaboration with Hunter Skipper (artist, apparel designer). Get your indie on at The Hideway Cafe May 19 for Flagship Romance w/ Fran Snyder, a harmonic alternative folk sound both soothing and sensational. Best of The Bay May 21 36

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Musical Theater: At the Mahaffey Theater, run, don’t wait to get your tickets to a La La Land Live-To-Film Celebration where you can enjoy the jazz soundtrack played by a 100-piece orchestra conducted by composer Justin Hurwitz; largerthan-life dance numbers and strong storytelling continue to endear it to audiences and critics alike. It tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. May 5 , you can rock to the music of Journey while May13 features The American Songbook. Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. South 727-893-7832; Studio @ 620 Music, art, spoken word, poetry, this performance/visual art gallery is a downtown treasure. 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg 727-895-6620

May 5, 5 pm - 9 pm -USFSP Graphic Design Senior Exhibition: Come join the 2017 USFSP graduating seniors as they demonstrate their design acuity and transition into the professional world. There will be food, drinks and much more! May 6-7, 7 pm - The Mountain Top by Katori Hall: This fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968. Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hail's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice. May 14, 3 pm - Black Cow Jumps: This exploration of life through immersive theater flows from the absurd to the intimate. Three performers - vulnerable, open and present - present an array of original vignettes portraying a world honest to them. Music, performance art, storytelling, movement and the art of being drives Black Cow Jumps’ narrative. May 18-20, 7 pm - Collected Stories by Donald Margulies: Who tells your story? Witness the tale of two women, one an established writer, the other a fan...who becomes student, and later rival. Over the course of the play, the women deal with the moral dilemma of whether a person's life events are suitable for another to use in their own creative process.

ARTS & CULTURE By Nanette Wiser May 25-26, 7 pm: Sunshine City Opera: Showcasing excerpts from Vivaldi’s Griselda alongside Handel’s La Lucrezia and Partì l'idolo mio, this program features rarely-performed Baroque opera and cantatas presented by early music specialists from around the country. This semi-staged production for soprano and mezzo will be performed alongside a late 17th century style harpsichord with cello continuo. Palladium/Side Door/Hough Hall 253 Fifth Ave. N, downtown St. Pete 727- 822-3590 Whether it’s jazz, classical or world music, this is one of our favorite downtown venues. We usually start at The Hollander Hotel for a nosh or Kahwah coffee, and stop back in at 400 Beach or Birch & Vine for a nightcap. FYI May: Snatam Kaur (4), the Palladium Chamber Players (10) and more. May 13, 8:30 pm Hough Hall Kafkasso: From the exotic Orient, East meets West in a whirlwind spectacle of sight and sound. From the streets of Istanbul, virtuoso guitarist Kafkasso leads you through ancient cities and European cafes through his experiences and imagination. Original and traditional compositions, with both folk and modern instruments, come to life through the Art of Danse Orientale for a spectacle that will engage your soul. The blending of old world and new captivates the heart and ignites the spirit! Sound and movement, two arts intertwined since the beginning of time, embrace the emotions of human experience across the world. Become intoxicated with the thrill of a new lover, or hung over in the despair and rejection of love lost. Rhythms, melodies, and dances play with never ending hope and desire for connection, understanding, and fulfillment. Experience the music with dance artists who bring the music to life in true Mediterranean style, improvising and interpreting


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ARTS & CULTURE rhythms and melodies foreign yet familiar. Classical belly dance fuses with modern folk to bring humanity to the passion and emotion the music evokes. Explore the Gypsy Trail with us, and remember that all who wander are not lost; they may be bravely following their dreams. John Legend @Coachman Park: Ruth Eckerd Hall sponsors this alfresco concert venue with the most amazing view of the bay. The tour announces on the heels of Legend’s fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which has received a plethora of critical praise since its December 2nd release on Columbia Records. USA Today hailed the album as John’s “most personal record” with tracks like Right By You which they described as “a heart –tugging rumination on his 7-month old daughter, Luna.” Time Magazine called the body of work “unflappably classy” while the New York Times said Legend “treats love as something far more complex than a panacea and a fount of perpetual reassurance, with music to match.” Continuing, the New York Times pointed to the album’s most recent anthemic hit single, Love Me Now, which they praised as “a seize the moment song”, that “revolves around an insistent, lo-fi piano figure, and its chorus first arrives with Mr. Legend nearly alone, singing over simple, fading chords.” FILM Eckerd College International Cinema Series Clearwater Beach’s Sunset Cinema @ Pier 60 on the jumbo-sized screen Friday-Saturday beginning at 6 pm. St. Petersburg Preservation’s (SPP) May Movies in the Park May Movies in the Park occurs each Thursday evening in May 4, 11, 18 & 25, starting with live music @ 7 pm and the movie at dusk. Bring your chairs, blanket and friends, grab a picnic from the The Annex or Pipo’s. North Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE on Beach Drive). Movies are free. page-1806145 38

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THE SPOKEN WORD Movie Buffs May 20 Lecture: Enjoy the wry humor of Tampa Bay Times Film Critic Steve Persall from 2 pm - 4 pm. As Times staff film critic since 1993, Persall is Florida's longest-tenured journalist on that beat. He is a founding member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and his commentaries air on Tampa Bay's Eagle 107.3 and WWBA 820. St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N, St. Petersburg May 18: RCS Fundraiser: Child actor and best-selling author, Melissa Francis, will join Religious Community Services (RCS) for a night of “Cocktails & Conversation.” She will share stories and lessons from behind the scenes in Hollywood and talk about her new book, Lessons from the Prairie. Guests will receive a signed copy of the book. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of RCS. She has appeared in numerous motion pictures, television series and commercials, but is best known for her role as Michael Landon’s daughter, Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, on Little House on the Prairie. Today Melissa is a Fox News anchor and frequently hosts The Five, Outnumbered, After the Bell, & Happening Now. FYI: Belleair Country Club 1 Country Club Lane; Contact Melissa Reddington, 727-443-4031 x 513; Studio@ 620 620 1st Avenue South, downtown St. Pete Wordier Than Thou, an open mic for storytelling, share prose or just catch tales from area wordsmiths. A featured reader kicks off the night, followed by 10 minute open mic slots. In partnership with Keep St. Pete Lit , enjoy Poetry Open Mike with a featured poet and opportunity to read 7-9 pm May 17, June 21, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 Happy Hour with the Historian: Sharing the stories of the Sunshine City for 95 years, the St. Petersburg Museum of History’s popular lecture series features an evening of wine, words and wisdom. • May 11: Lisa Bradberry: Weedon Island’s Sunhaven Movie Studios;

• July 13: Peter Meinke: Evening with Florida’s Poet Laureate; • Sept 14: Bill Leavengood: Doc Webb and his World Famous Webb’s City; • Nov 9: Lynn Waddell: Fringe Florida 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach; 727-894-1052; FESTIVALS & ARTWALK May 13 - St. Petersburg Second Saturday Artwalk: The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5 to 9 pm. Don’t miss Artlofts’s Luster exhibit which runs through May 31. Rebecca Skelton presents life drawings created in a palette based on copper, brass and their patinas. This new work shows the humanity of the models through the warmth of these lusters. Enjoy the show then visit with the 18 artists in their working studios where they produce paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, copper and mixed media. 10 Fifth St. N. (2nd Floor) above Florida CraftArt, DTSP Gulfport Adventures: Get your funky fun on at Gulfport’s Tuesday’s Fresh Market, Swing Dancing Wednesday at the Casino and Gulfport Artwalk 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday. On May 5, Gulfport’s featured artist is water-colorist, Kathleen Wilke whose favorite subject is flowers, but loves to paint animals and birds as well as abstracts; she will be available for meet & greet. 3101 Beach Blvd., PARTIES Eat, Drink & Raise Money: Sheraton Sand Key Resort will host Evening with the Chefs May 5 (7-10 pm) showcasing awardwinning chefs and Pinellas County culinary students creating gourmet cuisine and raising money for the May 5 Art & Cinco de Mayo: In addition to a Cinco de Mayo party at The Edge's rooftop aerie, The Epicurean Hotel debuts CASS Contemporary’s newest exhibit,

“Branded Series” by Chris Valle at an opening reception featuring a Q & A session with Valle plus beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. A sampling of the artist’s work will be on display in the Epicurean Hotel’s permanent satellite gallery for three months following the reception. All pieces are available for purchase for the duration of the display at the hotel. A Florida native, Chris Valle uses a classical and experimental approach to combine representation and abstraction in his work. Valle’s artwork has been featured across the globe. His paintings have hung in over 130 exhibitions from New York to Germany – together with 17 solo-exhibitions in 16 years. Valle’s work is in several impressive collections including William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Sienna Art Institute Library and the HESS Corporation. Epicurean Theatre – inside the Epicurean Hotel 1207 South Howard Ave. May 6: Hats Off, Thundering Hooves at The Coliseum: Lift Your Spirits at the Derby Benefit is a fantastic evening featuring the live Derby on two big screens, mint juleps, lady’s hat contest, best dressed men event, open bars, live music, a grande gourmet buffet, an exclusive silent auction and an exciting live auction, all benefiting the students of LiFT Academy and LiFT University. FYI: Jodie Miller; 727-258-7659.; 727-892-5202 May 13, 4 pm -8 pm - 2017 St. Pete Beach Beer Fest: Drink craft beers and enjoy a waterfront view. Enjoy more than 50 national and local craft breweries, food, brewing demonstrations and mingle with the Tampa Bay area homebrew clubs, Admission includes a commemorative festival tasting cup and water; good eats available for purchase in association with the St. Pete Beach Fire Department. St Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive



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by Peter A . Roos As schools kept cutting funds for the arts, "Mr. Lu" Alatorre retired from 40-years in television production. He and wife Michelle, wanted to "give back" to the arts, which he had set aside for his career. They have created a place where performers can have fun while unleashing their inner creativity. Celebrating an anniversary in June at 7525 Blind Pass Rd. in St. Pete Beach, their Mission Statement is simply: Providing opportunities, quality instruction, and hands-on training for performers of all ages so they may develop their inner creativity and gain appreciation for the arts." Three MAJOR items differentiate the Academy of Performance Arts philosophy from other such schools: • The Academy offers ALL of the Arts, to ALL Ages, All in One Place!

• The Academy features LIVE outdoor public performances in addition to “in-house” productions. • Performances are for FUN, not competition. With 6 studios featuring Dance, Art, Acting, Tutoring and 2 Music Studios, a variety of the arts can be conducted all at the same time... all day long. Students from the Academy performed at the Fish Broil in Horan Park in November, on the streets of Gulfport at the Holiday Hoopla in December, in March at the Pass-A-Grille Island Festival and in April at the SouthPasadena Block Party. They will be performing several shows during the summer, beginning Saturday, May 20 in the Bandshell in Bay View Park on Sunset Dr.,South Pasadena. Spring, Summer & Holiday Camps provide great opportunities for young performers to find inner creativity while making lasting friendships. Summer camps start May 30.

Teen Theater Workshops are planned for Tues. & Thurs. 4 - 7pm for most June and/or July, with performances Fridays, June 30 & July 28 at 6pm. Dance, Art, Acting & Music evening classes continue all summer. The Academy aims for teamwork and fun while fulfilling performers dreams, drive and ambition, rather than at competition. While other studios may boast about their awards, trophies and medals, the Academy boasts only of bringing out the best in their performers. Questions? Visit for information about the Academy’s summer camps, various dance, music singing, art, and acting lessons & watch videos of outdoor performances. If the website doesn’t answer them, call (727) 350-4644. | MAY 2017


ARTS & CULTURE THEATER • The Straz Center’s line-up in May is utterly amazing with the King and I (2-7), Masters of Dance (13-14, Latin Nights (18) and on Oct. 7, Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen will engage in an unscripted and unforgettable conversation at The Straz Center. • At Ruth Eckerd Hall, shake your booty at Dirty Dancing May 5-7 and catch a contemporary spin on a classic Three Musketeers May 18-21 and 25-28. 111 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater 727-791-7400; May 12-14 and 18-21, The Eight O’Clock Dinner Theater (Largo) features the hilarious Spamalot. It’s a dog’s life at the Early Bird Dinner Theater when Sylvia debuts May 6-July 9. 727-437-2363 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater,

Thru May 28 FreeFall Theater: End of the Rainbow: A play with music about the final years in the life of Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow triumphed in London’s West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway in 2012. It’s Christmas 1968, & Judy Garland is booked for six weeks of “comeback concerts” at London’s Talk of the Town. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But stormy skies are on the horizon as old patterns resurface, and the drama backstage chips away at the onstage brilliance of one of the greatest singers of all time. Shifting back and forth between moments of onstage triumph and backstage tribulation, this speculation on a pivotal chapter in 40

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the life of a legend is at once wildly entertaining, irreverently funny, and deeply moving. FYI: 727-498-5205 If You Go: Dine @ The Reading Room: This clever new bistro in the former Christian Science Reading Room mixes iconic dishes and drinks. American Stage Theater Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg 727-823-PLAY (7529)

• Thru May 14: Hairspray: The American Musical is performed in Demens Landing Park. Bring a picnic and dress vintage Sixties. • May 31-June 25 -The Invisible Hand: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East? • June 19 & 26: Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project presents The Golden Gurlz LIVE starring Matthew McGee (Dorothy), Joey Panek (Rose), Scott Daniel (Blanche) and Emanuel Carrero (Sophia) as television’s favorite geriatric funny ladies. This all-new parody/tribute show will be a fundraiser of Metro Wellness. Tampa Bay’s Music Man Michael Raabe will be joining the fun as Musical Director and arranger of song/commercial parodies. SATP founder Garry Allan Breul will be directing. The cast will also feature Sarasota’s Joey Panek, singer/actor Emanuel Carrero and a cast of local

LGBT and LGBT friendly performers that have appeared with SATP over the years. MUSIC May blooms with concerts for every musical taste and the upcoming concerts for summer will rock your world. The Mahaffey Theater will host the Isley Brothers Aug. 6 @ 7 pm. For more than 50 years, The Isley Brothers have received acclaim as “the rocking soulful legends that started it all.” The iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy awardwinning artists will bring inspiring sounds of soul and classic R&B featuring award-winning soul singer Ronald Isley (known as Mr. Biggs) and guitarist extraordinaire Ernie Isley. It makes you want to Shout! OPERA & DANCE The St. Petersburg Opera Company will perform Preview to the Tales of Hoffmann: • Three Times A Lady, May 18-9 in the Evenings & Mornings with the Maestro series. Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann will be performed June 2, 4 and 6 at the Palladium Theater. Hoffmann, the poet hero of The Tales of Hoffmann, has four love affairs that haunt him in Offenbach’s grand and final opera. The opera fantastique begins with Hoffmann waiting in a tavern for his current passion, an opera diva appropriately named Stella. To pass the time, Hoffmann tells the other students stories about three of his previous loves, each of which ends in disaster. • June 30-July 9, Stephen Sondheim’s enchanting Into The Woods will be performed. A Touch of Classics: The South Pasadena Community Band showcase classic favorites at 7:30 pm on May 18. Galatea Garden, So. Pasadena upcoming-program/. GALLERIES Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave South; 855-436-4527. • Creative Clay Fundraiser May 3: “Spring for the Arts” is a celebration of the non-profit’s 22nd anniversary

of making the arts accessible to all. All funds raised during the 6-9 pm. event go directly back toward funding Creative Clay’s programs. • May 13 5-9 pm: Opening & reception for the glass show “Sea Discernibly.” • Coming Soon: Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project headquarters in the Warehouse District will soon launch the first-ever ArtZipline®. ArtPool Gallery - July 15 Trashin’ Fashion Looking for Designers/Artists/Models Design your own collection, or team up with some friends, and work on a line of recycled & upcycled couture! Trashion Fashion is our most creative fashion show of the year, we welcome designers of any age, no experience needed, and it is free to participate. 2030 Central Ave St Petersburg 727-324-3878 The Enroy Foundation Inc., Gallery @ Marketplace at Boca Bay (Gulfport) This new gallery features local artists such as David Vasquez, Rose Caballes, Nikita Rosalind, Naomi Glueck, Annamarie Sisson, Larry Busby and Scott Spillman. Boca Bay Grille. 2838 Beach Blvd S. FYI: EnroyFoundationInc/ Jessica 727-608-0070 The Veteran’s Arts Center: Opened in March, the VACTB is Florida’s first art center for Military, Veterans, First Responders and Families that provides therapy, healing, wellness and education programming. And is supportive of their need for creative outlets as well as the need for economic opportunities. 813-504-3092 6798 Crosswinds Dr. N, Creative Clay 1114 Central Avenue DTSP 727-825-0515 Creative Clay prepares to move its headquarters this June from St. Petersburg’s EDGE District, to 1846 First Ave. S in the Grand Central District.

Good Folk Gallery: features artist, Shasta G. Shasta, a painter and mixed media artist whose work is generated by information gleaned from books she reads, her imagination and life experiences. "My new work focuses on women," said Shasta. "Some are historical figures, while others are from my imagination. They are all distinguished in their own way." Thru June 30 - Community Café: Flower Power showcases paintings of flowers by Linda M., Emily M., Gina K., Conchita, Mike E., Dolores M.,Yalanda S. & Patsy Lieberman, Teff A. Hazard, Sheryl L. • Thru June 30 - Time After Time featuring the artwork of Ray M who paints clocks and watches. Morean Arts Center 727.822.7872 Check out these classes /workshops.

• Thru May 31: Ceramic artist Joe Pint • May 13-June 25 100 Years/100 Artists: For 100 years, the Morean and the Art Club have been a place for art lovers to gather and exhibit, create, and learn about contemporary art. This exhibition tells the Morean’s story through its mission, and specifically, through the individual artists who shaped our organization and made it what it is today. • Thru May 15 - An Artistic Discovery: 36th Annual 13th Congressional District Art Competition: Exhibition of some of the most compelling artwork from area high school students. This is the first time the Morean has hosted this annual exhibition. The Chihuly Collection: This stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork is presented in a fabulous architectural space designed specifically for his art, showcasing how art and architecture can work together.

The Chihuly Collection recently received its first print release of 2017, Purple Polka, from Chihuly Workshop! 720 Central Avenue, downtown St. Pete 727-822-7872 chihuly/ Florida CraftArt: Contemporary Fiber in Florida (thru 6/17) This juried exhibition showcases original artwork with contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. The exhibition features fresh interpretations of traditional types of fiber art including surface design, weaving, basketry, felting and wearable art and includes work created with nontraditional materials and innovative technologies and is curated by Cindy Bartosek a well-known artist, photographer and curator from West Palm Beach. 501 Central Avenue downtown St. Pete 727-821-7391

Syd Entel Gallery and Susan Benjamin Glass: The 5000 square foot gallery located on Main Street in charming downtown Safety Harbor showcases acclaimed artists from around the World along with today’s premier American glass artists. 727-725-1808 247 Main St.

MUSEUMS Thru June 10 - St. Petersburg Museum of History: Two exhibits offering a unique look at Florida history run through June 10: Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success and Florida Folk Art – Just Above the Water. SPMOH.ORG | MAY 2017



American Stage in the Park*

Now through May 14th Tickets at *(Demens Landing Park- St. Petersburg)

Come Out & Support the Arts & see

PCCA @ Gibbs High School current & former students perform for their hometown audience. Pictured above are: Ethan David Zeph (Senior MT-alum in waiting - Class of '17),

David Michael Bevis (MT Class of '08),

Patricia Kelley, Tech/Costume Design Teacher,

Dalton Hamilton (Tech Theatre, Class of '13)

Terrence Jamison (Dance, Class of '03).

Also working on this show and not pictured is Mr. David Pate, adjunct instrumental instructor. 42

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Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr. NE 727-896-2667 • May 14 Mother’s Day Brunch: Make reservations now @ MFA Café from 11 am - 3pm. • May 14, 3 pm - Gallery Talk with Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell: Jason Chakravarty is a multimedia artist in Arizona, who primarily works in cast glass, often incorporating neon. His most recent objects are semiautobiographical and reflect on relationships, communication, and social networking. Jennifer Caldwell has also shown her work widely. She was recently included in the group exhibition, Into the Deep, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. She continues to be inspired by ocean and sea life and has focused on capturing motion in glass. • Thru July 23 Dorothy Height’s Hats : Civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010) was known for her courage, intelligence, leadership, standing straight—and hats made by African-American milliners. Dorothy Height’s Hats are a window to history, commemorating meetings with Eleanor Roosevelt (white mink chapeau). • The Book Club @ the MFA, presented by Keep St. Pete Lit, will discuss her memoir Open Wide the Freedom Gates on May 11, at 6:30 p.m. The program is free with Museum admission, which is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursdays. • Thru May 7 Greg Smith Multimedia Artist: Smith’s work often centers on a character attempting to “create something, trying to structure his environment, but who’s also kind of hapless, and, in the end, probably doomed.” Catch his video Breakdown Lane (2013). • Thru June 4: The Open RoadPhotography and the American Road Trip: The exhibitbegins with Robert Frank’s iconic series The Americans from the mid-1950s and continues with images by artists of our own time. These gifted photographers did not just take snapshots along our highways and byways. They are describing and defining America, which is always in motion. • June 9, 7 pm -10 pm: Art & Beer Lounge Fundraiser: Preserve a

masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Sip and savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one night exhibition at the Museum. Featured works include: William Shayer, The Elder, Harbor Scene on the South Coast; Anonymous, Effigy Beaker (Kero); Thomas Hovenden, Breton Soldier …and others! The evening will also include a special “Florida” themed beer in celebration of the upcoming Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration crafted by 2016’s Best of Show winner and the St. Pete Homebrew Club. • Thru July 2 Dominique Labauvie – Dig: The formal explorations of interdisciplinary artist Dominique Labauvie are rooted in both material and a highly developed relationship to philosophies of the drawn line. Dig brings together recent works by Mr. Labauvie in his signature media of steel and pastels. The theme of the ruin runs throughout, as he seems to take on the role of archaeologist, digging into the earth’s histories to try to understand their effect on current events. • June 24 thru Oct. 1: Skyway A Contemporary Collaboration: Skyway spotlights the compelling work of 57 artists in the Tampa Bay area, spanning sculpture, photography, video, painting, and prints. The work is being shared by the MFA, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. This is the first time all three museums have joined forces to present the work of gifted contemporary artists in Pinellas,Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. The Dali Museum Why not consider a Mother’s Day gift from the museum shop, such as a Surrealist-inspired fragrance or scarf? And don’t forget Lucky Cat yoga on Sunday’s at the museum. • Thru May 2017 - Dali/Duchamp: The father of surrealism and the papa of conceptual art, this is the first exhibit dedicated to Dali and Duchamp’s friendship and influence


on each’s art, showcasing 60 works and supplemented by correspondence and collaborative projects. May 13-Sept. 24 - Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo: An exhibit of world-renowned Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida’s works in paper, alabaster, steel and stone and is the Dali’s first show dedicated to sculpture since the opening of its new building in 2011. The exhibit presents more than 60 Chillida works including 16 sculptures, a large-scale wall mural, numerous drawings and ‘gravitations,’ the artist’s unique approach to paper collage. About The Artist: Born in San Sebastian, Spain in the Basque region, Eduardo Chillida is well known for his monumental works in public spaces for instance De Musica, Dallas XV (On Music, Dallas XV) at I.M. Pei’s The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and outdoor environs as well as prestigious museums in his native Spain as well as France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom and the U.S. – where he made his debut with exhibitions at The Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art in NY. During his life, Chillida received several distinguished awards; among them the Graham Foundation Award for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the International Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale, both in 1958; the Kandinsky Prize in 1960; and the Carnegie Prize in 1964 and again in 1979, shared with painter Willem de Kooning.

TAMPA & BEYOND: Sarasota The arts thrive in Sarasota, where the Sarasota Opera House features world-class performances. From the St. Armand Circle galleries to the Marie Selby Gardens, a culture & cocktails daytrip is in order. At the Van Wezel, Derek and Julianne Hough perform May 14. Also check out:

Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg; 727-821-8992 • May 13, 10 am - 2pm - Marvelous Mothers: Hand-made crafts will make excellent gifts for Marvelous Mothers & Others. Make a crown, a necklace and a bouquet to celebrate your queen for the day! We’ll also be making our own sun catchers and cards for the special women in our lives! • May 21, 10 am - noon -Big and

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling College of Art & Design Worth the drive for both the permanent collection and special exhibits. • Museum of Art: On Mother’s Day May 13, there is a Family Day Summer Kick-Off. Through May 14, Photography Space & Power mesmerizes while A Most Magnificent Sight ends May 15. Admission is free on Monday. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota PN

Small Fundraiser Royal Ball: Families can dress as a Prince or Princess or in their Sunday best, to enjoy an enchanting evening as our royal guests! Children and their parents will delight in royal meetand-greets, brunch bites, DJ/ Dancing, both adult & kids Princess Punch, crafts, chance drawings, and more! • May 26, 10:30 am - 3: 30 pm Don’t Fry Day! Learn all about how to have fun in the sun while protecting the body’s largest organ – your skin! Make a UV-reactive bracelet, a sun safe visor, and dress a paper doll in sun-safe style! Kids will also be able to participate in a sun-safety relay. • Memorial Day, May 29 10 am- 4:30 pm, Patriotic Fun: Celebrate summer fun with activities, crafts and games throughout the museum. Use household ingredients to create underwater fireworks, participate in a red, white and blue bucket toss or make your very own firework craft! Veterans, retired and active duty Military men and women will receive one free admission today with proper identification.


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LIVE THEATRE Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay Times Forum) 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.301.6500 MAY 4 – Eric Church 6 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 12 – The Weekend 28 – Alabama June 11 – Iron Maiden 14 – Chance the Rapper 22 – Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull American Stage 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 727.823.7529 ER[RI¿FH#DPHULFDQVWDJHRUJ May 3 – 14 – Hairspray 7 – Hawk & Wayne 15 – American Stories 19 – 21 – American Songbook Series 21 – The Invisible Hand Forward 21 – IMPROV – House Teams Live 31 – The Invisible Hand June 1 – 25 – The Invisible Hand 4 – Hawk & Wayne 18 – IMPROV – House Teams Live A Simple Theater The Biniger Theater, Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.864.7811 Capitol Theatre 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 727.791.7400 May 5 – Christopher Cross 6 – Herb Alpert & Lani Hall 10 – Victor Wooten 12 – Pure Zeppelin w/Laser Lights 25 – Sister Hazel 27 – Marshall Tucker Band June 3 – Joe Jackson 8 – Allen Stone 10 – Ann Wilson 13 – Dave Mason 16 – Classic Albums Live: RUSH 2112 Catherine Hickman Theater 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.1070

Central Park Performing Arts Center 105 Central Park Dr., Largo 727.587.6793 May 24 – Melanie June ±'H¿QLWLRQRI'DQFH 16 – 17 – Hairspray Jr. Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S, Gulfport Eight O’Clock Theatre 105 Central Park Drive, Largo 727.587.6793 May 12 – 14, 18 – 21 – Spamalot June 14 – 16, 20 – 23 – A Chorus Line freeFall Theatre Company 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.498.5205 May 3–7, 10–14, 17– 21, 24–28 – End of the Rainbow Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 941.552.5325 M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa (Music Acting Dance Theatre of Tampa) 813.386.6173 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 N, Tampa 813.740.2446 May 21 – MUSE 26 – Train June 2 – Brantley Gilbert 3 – Jimmy Buffett 16 – Dierks Bentley Patel Conservatory 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Dance / Theater / Music / Adult Classes 813.222.1002 May 3 – Spring Music Spectacular 5 – Evening of Dance 6 – Private Lessons Recital 13 – Youth Ballet’s Beginning Dance 1 Recital 20 – End of Year Celebration

June 4 – Broadway Star of the Future Awards 16 – Junior Intensive Showcase 16 – Showstoppers, Jr. Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 727.791.7400 May 5 – 7 Dirty Dancing 13 – Julianne and Derek Hough 14 – TFO: The American Songbook 18 – George Thorogood 21 – TFO: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto 23 – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons 25 – Idina Menzel 27 – Brit Floyd June 2 – Trevor Noah 10 – Happy Together 16 – The Gipsy Kings 21 – Diana Ross St. Petersburg City Theatre Located off I-275 at 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg, 33712 %R[2I¿FH7LFNHWV,QIRUPDWLRQ 727.866.1973 May 4 – 7, 12 – 14 – Squabbles Stageworks Theater 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., West Bldg., #151, Tampa 813.374.2416 May 4 – 21 – Avenue Q June 2 – 18 – The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Straz Center 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 813.229.STAR May 2 – 7 – The King and I 3 – Spring Music Spectacular 6 – Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing 7 – Opera Tampa Year-End Showcase 7 – Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspriations 12 – TFO: The American Songbook 12 – Sebastian Maniscalco 13, 14 – Masters of Dance 15 – Darrin Bradbury 17 – Wondrous Wednesday 17 – 31 – Gloucester Blue 18 – Latin Nights 19 – TFO: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto 21 – Mann Family Tour 30, 31 – Finding Neverland

June 1 – 4 – Finding Neverland 1 – 11 – Gloucester Blue 2, 3 – The Naked Magicians 15 – 30 – Company 16 – Jim Jeffries 16 – Tig Notaro 22 – Latin Nights The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea dances run October through May May ±/LIW<RXU6SLULWVDWWKH'HUE\%HQH¿W ±WK$QQXDO3XSS\/RYH%HQH¿W June 9 – 11 – Ink Mania Tattoo & Art Show The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, 727.892.5767 May 5 – TFO: The Music of Journey 9 – Walker’s Rising Stars 13 – TFO: The American Songbook 14 – Bel Biv Devoe 20 – Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto 21 – The Studio Dance Company 25 – Jamey Johnson 27 – Todd Rundgren June 4 – A&G Dance Academy Recital The Palladium 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.822.3590 May 1 – Talent Hunt 2 – Tampa Bay Symphony: Dazzling Inspirations 4 – Snatam Kaur 6, 7 – St. Petersburg Ballet 10 – Palladium Chamber Players 12 – All You Need is Love 13 – Pinellas Youth Symphony 13 – Kafkasso 14 – Scott Stapp 17 – Thomas Carabasi 18 – TFO: Inside Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 19 – Dance Fantasy 21 – Gulf Coast Dancenter Recital June 2, 4, 6 – The Tales of Hoffmann 9 – Joe Popp 11 – Expressions Academy of Dance

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Through Tuesday, May 30 - Cloth Works: An Exploration of Textile Design Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday / 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 pm Monday / 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm Tuesday /10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm Wednesday / 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 pm Thursday, Free, Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Two- and threedimensional artwork inspired by the long tradition of creating decorative textiles featuring member-artists of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild. Wednesday, May 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spring for the Arts 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, $75, Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Food and drink, a silent auction, live music, glass blowing demonstration and an opportunity to meet Creative Clay Member Artists. Thursday, May 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Movies in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charade 7:00 pm, Free, North Straub Park, Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Enjoy an HYHQLQJLQWKHSDUNZLWKOLYHPXVLFIROORZHGE\D¿OPFODVVLF%ULQJ\RXURZQ blanket. Friday, May 5 - First Friday Downtown 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Central Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. Monthly street party with music, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds EHQH¿W%UHDNIDVW2SWLPLVWV&OXEZZZ¿UVWIULGD\VWSHWHFRP Friday, May 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gulfport First Friday Artwalk 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. YLVLWJXOISRUWÃ&#x20AC;RULGDFRP Saturday, May 6 - Skyway Marina District May Day Races 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 am, Registration fees, 3201 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Competitive UDFLQJIRUDOODJHV%HQH¿WVORFDOVFKRROVDQG6N\ZD\0DULQD'LVWULFW7R register or volunteer: Saturday, May 6 - 1st Annual Garden Walk 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, $20, Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg. Gardens show diversity and creativity. 727-381-8920 6DWXUGD\0D\86)*UDSKLFVWXGLR2SHQ+RXVHDQG%HQHÃ&#x20AC;W6DOH 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 pm, Free, 3702 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 100, Tampa. Graphicstudio RIIHUVLWVYDVWLQYHQWRU\RI¿QHDUWSULQWDQGVFXOSWXUHPXOWLSOHVWRWKHSXEOLFDW discounted prices. Saturday, May 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th Annual Salute to the Military 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm, Free, Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. The Horan Park venue will feature a professionally judged car show, military YHKLFOHVDQGH[KLELWVD¿VKLQJWRXUQDPHQWIRUNLGVDQGOLYHPXVLFwww. Saturday May 6 and Sunday, May 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Petersburg Jazz Explosion Noon, $45 to $465, Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. This event provides a platform for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aspiring musicians who may not have the means or opportunity to showcase their talent to larger audiences.


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Van Wezel 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.953.3368 May 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Idina Menzel June 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Diana Ross West Coast Players 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater 727.437.2363 PZFSOD\HUV#JPDLOFRP May 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike

MUSEUMS Dali Museum One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 Saturdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dilly Dally w/ Dali Sundays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yoga with Dali Wed., Thurs. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; StoryTime at The Dali (visit website for updates) May 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Morning at the Museum 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Poetry at the Dali 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; National Museum Day 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Chopin Project June 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Morning at the Museum Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg One City Chorus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mondays 7 pm (see website for current exhibit) Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.820.0100 ZZZÃ&#x20AC;KRORFDXVWPXVHXPRUJ Through June 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Armenian Genocide Exhibition Through July 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals Gulf Beaches Historical Museum 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach 727.552.1610 Only museum dedicated to the preservation of history of the local barrier islands. Preserving island history for tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generation!

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 941.359.5700 Mondays FREE admissions all day Through May 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Photography, Space and Power Through May 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Most  0DJQL¿FHQW6LJKW Through November 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First 5 Years of Art of Our Time Thurs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Art After 5 Thurs through Sun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coat Skyspace Third Thurs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ringling by the Bay ($10) Fri â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ROAR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ringling Order of Art Readers Fri & Sat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bayfront Garden Tours Sat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quest, Family Workshop May 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday for Educators 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Day: Summer Kick-Off! 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ringling by the Bay 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amazing Acts June 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chinese Ritual Bronzes 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Art Making 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Day: Eternal Offerings Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.4638 Thursday PM adm. $5 after 5 pm Through May 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greg Smith Through June 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Open Road Through July 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dominique Labauvie: Dig May 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gary Monroe 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cat Shoes 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dominique Labauvie and Katherine Pill 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Functional Imaging of the Human Brain June 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beer Project 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard Dowling, piano 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skyway Film Series St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.1052 May 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Happy Hour w/the Historian

Gulfport History Museum 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Free Admission 727.327.0505

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum 3301 Gateway Centre, Pinellas Park Unique collection of vintage cars & vehicles. 727.579.8226

Henry Plant Museum 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813.254.1891

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St, Tampa 813.228.0097

May 7 – Collectors Day 10 – Exploring Tampa Bay’s History 10 – Sangria and Stories 13 – The Ybor City Story 17 – Exploring Tampa Bay’s History 18 – Life of the Party 31 – Florida’s Fantastic Artifacts June 5 – 9, 12 – 16 – History Adventure Camp: American Girl 26 – 30 – History Adventure Camp: Archaeology Mysteries Tampa Museum of Art 120 W St. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 813.259.1720 Friday – Art on The House – 4 to 8 pm Saturday – Art Spot for Families Through May 29 – Alex Katz May 6 – Run for the Roses Tarpon Springs Railroad Depot Historical Museum 160 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs Free admission 727.943.4624 USF Contemporary Art Museum 3821 USF Holly Dr., Tampa, 33620 813. 974.4133 – Info 813.974.2849 exhibitions.html USF Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research in Art 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa USF Graphic Studio 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Ste 100, Tampa Free admission 813.974.3503


10 5th St. N, St. Petersburg 727.504.8788 Second Saturday Gallery Walk ARTpool Gallery 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.324.3878 May 6, 7 – Crafty Fest June 3, 4 – Crafty Fest Blank Slate Gallery NEW 538 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.312.5700 Bloom Art Center & Olesen Art Gallery 910 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg Best New Arts Community 2014 – &UHDWLYH/RD¿QJ

Chihuly Collection 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 ext. 5102 Only permanent collection of Dale Chihuly’s work. Craftsman House 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.323.2787 Gallery-Café-Pottery Studio 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk Thursdays in May–Movies in the Park May 13 – June 25 – Invitational Teapot Show 13 – Fair Trade Celebration 14 – Mother’s Day Brunch 20 – Kevin So June 10 – July 1 – 9th Annual Clay Pride Show 17 – Loving Day Celebration Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center 1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk May 3 – Spring for Arts New location as of June 1: 1846 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg

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Crossroads Gallery St. Pete College – Clearwater 2465 Drew St., Clearwater Domain Home Accessories & Gallery 3129 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport Local & Florida artisans featured. Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg 813.760.6600 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk May 3 – Spring for the Arts 13 – Jason Chakravarty & Jennifer Umphress 14 – Art Glass Afternoon Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698 727.298.3322 Feathered Serpent Gallery 1018 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.824.8877 Florida CraftArt Gallery 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.7391 ZZZÀRULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ Second Saturday Artwalk Mural Walk on Saturdays Through June 17 – Contemporary Fiber in Florida | MAY 2017


Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 - Crafty Fest 11 am – 5 pm, Free, Art Pool Galleries, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. All locally made, vintage and creative items for sale including Etsy artists. Monday, May 8 – Daddy 101 Class 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Free, St. Petersburg General Hospital – Auditorium, 6500 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Men, learn everything from how to hold your infant, diapering, bathing and what to do in an emergency. Registration: 888.741.5122 or Monday, May 8 – Senior Solos Pot Luck Lunch 1:30 pm, Free, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St N, Pinellas Park. All single seniors 55+ are welcome. Wally 727.544.7183. Thursday, May 11 – LGBTQ Film Series 7 pm, Free, Friends Room, Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. LGBTQ Resource Center presents a recent Oscar-winning drama portraying the coming of age of an African American man in urban Miami. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages. Thursday, May 11 – Movies in the Park – Princess Bride 7:00 pm, Free, North Straub Park, Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Enjoy an HYHQLQJLQWKHSDUNZLWKOLYHPXVLFIROORZHGE\D¿OPFODVVLF%ULQJ\RXURZQ blanket. Friday, May 12 – Paint for a Cause – Rufus the Pelican 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $35 Member / $40 Non-member, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. A local artist will guide you step-by-step as you paint your way through a marine life journey with your own canvas. RSVP by May 9. Friday, May 12 – SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival 8 pm – 11 pm, $75 to $225, The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa, Enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods while strolling among some of the most amazing animals and plants native to Florida and around the world. ZZZÀDTXDULXPRUJHYHQWFDOHQGDUDVS[ Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14 – Tampa Bay Boat Show 10 am – 6 pm Friday & Saturday / 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, Free, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy 301, Tampa. This event showcases area boat dealers and manufacturers, WKHODWHVWLQERDWLQJDQG¿VKLQJ supplies... great accessories too. Saturday, May 13 – Help Restore McKay Bay 9 am – noon, Free, Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St., Tampa. Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to create an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of McKay Bay. Register at index.php Saturday, May 13 – Marvelous Mothers 10 am – 2 pm, $9 to $10, Mothers free with paid child admission from 10 am to 4:30 pm, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. A day of crafts to celebrate the wonderful women in your life. 48

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Gallerie 909 909 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.565.3930 Featuring African American Artists Second Saturday Artwalk Small Business of the Year 2015 'UXPFLUFOH±¿UVW)ULGD\ $YDQWJDUGHMD]]±¿UVW6DWXUGD\ Spoken Word – last Sunday Gulf Coast Artists Alliance 727.738.8010 ZZZJFDDÀRUJ Two Locations in St. Petersburg St. Pete Artworks / Avenue 5 Studios Red Cloud Indian Arts 214 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.821.5824 Ringling College of Art & Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.7563 Stirling Studios & Art Gallery 730 Broadway (2nd Floor) Studio 12, Dunedin Studio 620 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.895.6620 May 6, 7 – The Mountain Top 13 – 30 – Sanctuary, East and West 14 – Black Cow Jumps 18 – 20 – Stories by Donald Margulies 25, 26 – Vivaldi’s Griselda and other Baroque tales

ART CENTERS & CLASSES Beach Art Center 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Bch. 727.596.4331 Through May 13 – Dada Meets Dodo Kapfer Glass Studio 409 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach 727.656.9190 Handmade glass art & crafts Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Classes and Galleries Second Saturday Artwalk Saturdays at The Morean for Families Fridays – Art Snap Morean Arts Center for Clay at the Train Station 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.821.7162

Fridays – Friday Night Clay Sundays for Families 1 – 3 pm Second Saturday Artwalk Pinellas Park Art Society Park Station Building 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park 727.360.4406 Pinot’s Palette 1572 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.3700 Society of Acrylic Painters Membership info / exhibit entry: SunTan Art Center at Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years Treasure Island Art Guild Gallery Closed June, July, August Painting Workshops held weekly Wednesday – Anything Goes Thursday – Acrylic Painting Friday – Portrait Workshop – live model Veterans Art Center NEW 6798 Crosswinds Dr. N, St. Petersburg 813.504.3092 Provides opportunities for military and veterans to develop and showcase creative and artistic accomplishments Zen Glass Studio 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.323.3141 Offers glassblowing classes & workshops. 2nd Saturday Art Walk. St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District.

HANDS-ON MUSEUMS Great Explorations Children’s Museum 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg 727.821.8992 Where education and fun come alive First Sunday of month open special hours for special needs families. May 13 – Marvelous Mothers 21 – Big and Small Royal Ball 26 – Don’t Fry Day! 29 – Memorial Day 30 – Summer Camps begin 30 – Summer Play Days begin Heritage Village 11909 125th St N, Largo 727.582.2123 Free 21-acre living history museum Sundays – Speaking of History

MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) 4801 E Fowler Ave., #100, Tampa 813.987.6315 Largest US children’s science center Gaze skyward – Saunders Planetarium IMAX Dome Theatre May 2, 4 – Big Ideas 6, 13, 20, 27 – Minecraft Mania 6, 13, 20, 27 – Discover Saturdays 9 – Pop-Up Art 13 – Scratch Day 13, 14 – Free admissions for moms 23, 25 – Who Has Their Hand In The Cookie Jar? 23, 25 – Rockin’ Around 27 – September 5 – Cardboard Space Adventure June 3 – Women in Space 3, 10, 17, 24 – Minecraft Mania 15 – 18 – Maker Days

Tampa Bay Symphony 727.827.8087 Performances in various locations May 2 – Dazzling Inspirations – Palladium Theater 7 – Dazzling Inspriations – Straz Center

Replay Amusement Museum NEW 119 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs An Interactive museum with 100 pinball games, video games and other amusements from the past.


MUSIC Clearwater Jazz Holiday October 19 – 22, 2017 Florida Orchestra 727.662.7286 ZZZÀRULGDRUFKHVWUDRUJ See venues for dates – Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall & David Straz Performing Arts Center Gulfport City Limits NEW St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Music ensemble Tuesdays 10 – 11 am. $5 per session. Boomwhacker Ensemble Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm. $5 per session. St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus Music Center 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.341.4360 Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society 727.596.7142 Wednesdays – Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island

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Florida Opera Festival Artistic Director – Daniel Lipton Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, Florida 33602 May 7 – Opera Tampa Year-End Showcase 17 – Wondrous Wednesday Florida Suncoast Opera Guild The Matinee Opera Players 64th Way, Pinellas Park MatineeOperaPlayers Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center St. Petersburg Opera Company 727.823.2040 Various performance locations Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.359.0099 ext.101 May 21 – HD: Un ballo maschera 28 – HD: Jewels June 4 – HD: Marriage of Figaro 11 – HD: Tristan and Isolde 18 – HD: La forza del destino | MAY 2017


Saturday, May 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturday Art Walk 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, Free, including trolley. Art districts throughout the city of St. Petersburg. An evening of art, opening receptions and galleries galore. Free trolley offers transport between the different districts. artwalk Saturday, May 13 - St. Pete Beach Beer Fest 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm, $25 - $30, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. More than 50 beers from National and Local craft breweries will be available for sampling. Food available for purchase. Brewing demonstration throughout the event. Saturday, May 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trouble in Paradise 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, Free, Strands of Sunshine, 633 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Local artist Madeline Lundquistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relief print show captures the pressure of staying body positive in the face of societal norms and expectations during swimsuit season. The collection will remain on display through June 3rd. Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, June 25 - 11th Annual Invitational Teapot Show 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, Free, Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show showcases a wide variety of functional, ceramic teapots on display & available for purchase. Sunday, May 14 - Bird Island Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Cruise 6:15 pm,$25 - Reservations required, Dolphin Queen, Pier at 400 2nd Ave. NE, Slip 46, St. Petersburg. Enjoy a sunset cruise to St. Petersburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bird Island in Coffee Pot Bayou. www. trips-and-events Sunday, May 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Brunch 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, $70 Member / $80 Non-member / $30 Child, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Sweeping views of Sarasota Bay provide the perfect backdrop for honoring mothers with an exquisite buffet provided by Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s On East. 941.366.5731 Monday, May 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ikebana Society - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wrap 10 am, $10, Chapel On The Hill Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole. Margaret Salmon will demonstrate the distinct art of Japanese gift wrapping using cloth, paper and other materials. Potluck lunch will be provided. Tuesday, May 16 - Tips for Preventing Falls 10:30 - 11:30 am, Free, Westminster Shores, 125 56th Ave. S, St Petersburg. Learn great ways to strengthen yourself and avoid preventable falls. Registration: 888.741.5122 or Thursday, May 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Health Expo 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, Free, Treasure Island Community Center, 154 106th Ave., Treasure ,VODQG(QWHUWDLQPHQWGRRUSUL]HVJLIWEDJVWRWKHÂżUVWYLVLWRUV9HQGRUV invited to participate: $25 TIMB Members / $50 Non-members. 727.360.4121 Thursday, May 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Movies in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Footloose 7:00 pm, Free, North Straub Park, Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Enjoy an HYHQLQJLQWKHSDUNZLWKOLYHPXVLFIROORZHGE\DÂżOPFODVVLF%ULQJ\RXURZQ blanket.


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Sunscreen Film Festival ZZZVXQVFUHHQÂżOPIHVWLYDOFRP Various locations throughout St. Petersburg. VIP & General Admission

Florida West Ballet D1RWIRUSURÂżW3UH3URIHVVLRQDO Performing Arts Company 616 4th St. N, St. Petersburg ZZZĂ&#x20AC;RULGDZHVWEDOOHWRUJ Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport More information on Casino events or rental availability 727.893.1070. Every Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Swing Third Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Swing, Tampa Second Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soul Night Sarasota Ballet 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.0099 Tickets 941.351.0099 x101 May 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spring Conservatory Concert 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DNG End-of-Year Performance St. Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg 972.741.3749 Sunday, Dinner & Dancing: 2:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $8 727.360.0584 for dinner reservations 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dancing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $6 (Members) $8 (Non Members) The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 727.892.5715 Tea Dance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st & 3rd Wed. of month October through May

FILM Celebrating CommUNITY International Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Various times and locations International Cinema Series Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, Miller Auditorium 727.864.7979 HYHQWV#HFNHUGHGX May 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paterson

COMEDY Coconuts Comedy Club Oldest (longest running) comedy club in Florida. 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.5653 (JOKE) Open Mike on Tuesdays Shows: Wed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat, 9 pm May 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Danny Bevins 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bill â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bullâ&#x20AC;? Ohse 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tim Moffett 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ku Egenti 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carmen Ciricillo Sportyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Club 17093 Gulf Blvd., N Redington Beach (across from Double Tree Beach Resort) 727.596.6725 Fri. & Sat. nights 9:05 pm G. David Howard. Guinness Book of World Records for Comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funniest Man Aliveâ&#x20AC;? Unscripted Theatre 14 18th St. S, St. Petersburg Second Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Live Sketch Comedy Fourth Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flash Fiction

ECO / ZOOS / AQUARIUMS Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg 727.893.7326 Tram Tours Saturdays, Guided Tours, Classes Brooker Creek Preserve 3940 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs 727.453.6800 May 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beekeeping Part 2 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Migratory Bird Day 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Nature Hike 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kitchen Botany June 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Solar System and Telescopes 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beekeeping Part 3

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater 727.441.1790 Rescue, Rehab and Release Home of Winter and Hope, stars of Dolphin Tale I & II Monthly You Tube Program May 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paint for a Cause Egmont Key Shuttle Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marina, Ft. DeSoto Co. Park $20 RSVP 727.867.6569 727.893.2627 Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.273.4000 ZZZÃ&#x20AC;DTXDULXPRUJ May 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival Fort De Soto Park Tierra Verde 727.552.1862 desoto.htm Guided Nature Walks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat & Sun Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa One mile west of I-275 (exit 48) 813.935.8552 Events line 813.935.8552, ext. 276 Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota 941.388.4441 Science, Education, Aquarium May 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Teen Science Café June 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; World Oceans Day Family Festival St. Petersburg Audubon Society 727.753.9731 101+ Years Conservation Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month First Saturday of month Boyd Hill Bird Walk May 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monthly Nature Walk 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bird Island Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Cruise St. Petersburg Shell Club 9100 113th St. North, Seminole 727.867.6861 2nd Fri, 6:30 pm (except June, July, Aug. & Dec.), Seminole Recreation Seaside Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores 727.391.6211 FREE /DUJHVWQRQSUR¿WZLOGELUGKRVSLWDO sanctuary. Donations accepted. Tours.

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Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center Located behind Dolphin Village 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.7411 Sailing, Fishing, Motor Cruising, Sunset Sails Shell Key Shuttle & Sunset Cruises 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Merry Pier 727.360.1348 Dog friendly cruises on special dates. Adult Basic Sailing School Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 1RWIRUSUR¿W6DLOLQJ&OXE 727.345.7544 Boating Skills & Seamanship USCG Safe Boating Program Flotilla #72, 9 Classes Tues. 7:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 pm 1300 Beach Blvd. SE, St. Petersburg (US Coast Guard Base) Jim 727.898.1324 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Aux Flotilla #78, 12-week continuous Program Tuesdays, 7 pm, Warren Webster Comm. Ctr, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 8SWR\HDUVWR¿QLVKFRXSOH Jim 727.360.4846 Warren 727.321.7801 May 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Powering Your Boat 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lines and 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Weather 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Your Boatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Radio 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Which Boat is for You? June 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Equipment for Your Boat 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Waterway Watch/ Trailering Your Boat 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Handling Your Boat


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Thursday, May 18 – Jump for Kids Fashion Show 6 pm – 9 pm, $19.99 to $50, St. Petersburg Woman’s Club. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St Petersburg. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live DJ, silent auction and a companion fashion show by Jackie Z’s and Anzley Z’s featuring 12 year old fashion designer Connor Totten. OLVD#MXPSIRUNLGVÀRUJ or ZZZMXPSIRUNLGVÀRUJ Friday, May 19 - The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea 6:30 – 9 pm, Free, Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. Environmental scholar and author Jack Davis will talk about the history of the Gulf and Boca Ciega Bay. Saturday, May 20 – Community Build Day Leadership St. Pete Class of 2017 and the community will come together to renovate the Royal Theater. Two work days will be held in advance to prepare for this collaborative event. 816.588.3088 EODFNPDQEHQ#JPDLOFRP Saturday, May 20 – Kevin So in Concert 6:30 pm, $20, Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. In addition to his guitar & vocal artistry, the versatile So also plays piano & harmonica, His original blend of pop, folk, rhythm & blues has garnered the attention and praises of Martin Sexton, Billy Bragg & Richie Havens. 727.323.2787 Saturday, May 20 – Steve Pearsall 2 – 4 pm, Free, St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Enjoy the wry humor of Tampa Bay Times Film Critic Steve Persall. Saturday, May 20 – Third Saturday Artwalk 6 – 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. YLVLWJXOISRUWÀRULGDFRP Sunday, May 21 - Big and Small Royal Ball 10 am – noon, $25, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Children and their parents will delight in royal meet-andgreets, brunch bites, DJ/Dancing, both adult & kids’ Princess Punch, crafts, chance drawings, and more! Sunday, May 21 - Family Fun Days at the Pool Noon – 3 pm, $2 youth/senior / $3 adults, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Enjoy music, family fun, slides, pool basketball, games, prizes and much more. Sunday, May 21 - Tour de SHINE 10 am, $20, St. Pete Bike Co-Op, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Guided bicycle tour that will bring riders up close for a personal look at St. Pete’s colorful outdoor art gallery.


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FERRIES Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi Service Services 9 stops throughout Madeira Beach, St. Petersburg (Jungle Prada) and Treasure Island. Currently running Fridays & Saturdays. $20 all day fare.

NATURE Florida Botanical Gardens 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo 727.582.2100 ZZZÀEJRUJ Free. Friendly dogs welcome on leash. Open daily. Welcome Center is Closed weekends & County Holidays. Florida West Coast Orchid Society 12175 125th St. N, Largo. 727.460.4606 Free. 2nd Thurs, 7:30 pm, Visitors welcome. Educational class, Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens). Garden Club St. Petersburg 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg Diane Shafer, VKDIHUG#JPDLOFRP 727.347.6649 May 1 – Creative Crafts 6 – 1st Annual Garden Walk 9 – African Violets 13 – Wild Flowers of Florida 13 – Plant Auction Ikebana International Chapter 65, St. Petersburg meetings 3rd Monday – 10 am – 2 pm, (Sept. to May), Chapel On The Hill Church – Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, Ikebana – centuries old art of Japanese ÀRUDODUUDQJLQJ Info – hotline 727.729.9445 May 15 – Japanese gift wrapping Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota 941.366.5731 Mondays – Yoga in the Garden Through July 31: Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams Exhibit Through June 14: Chagall Nights Through June 17: Chagall Family Saturdays Through July 16: Garden Music Series May 10 – The Pleasures of Sumi-e 11 – The Color of Dreams 12 – Improve Your Photography 14 – Mother’s Day Brunch 17 – Chagall Nights

18 – Hand Printed Botanical Journal 21 – Garden Music Series 22 – Orchids for Everyone 23 – Tripod Tuesday 26 – Adobe Lightroom 31 – Potting & Mounting Orchids June 2 – Growing Orchids 5 – Learn to Draw & Paint 10 – Splashin’ Saturdays Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Adult and Child Horticultural Workshops May 3 – Bus Trip to Epcot ±%XWWHUÀ\%RQDQ]DIRU.LGV 13 – Succulent Wreath Workshop 27 – Rain Gardens and Barrels June 3 – Exotic Bird Ballyhoo for Kids

CARD GAME / BINGO Pasadena Card Club 10 Park St N, St. Petersburg $&%/FHUWL¿HGGXSOLFDWH Mon. thru Fri., 12:30 pm Contract Bridge & Pinochle Tues. & Thurs. Noon David 727.381.5944 St. Petersburg Bridge Club 9103 US 19N, Pinellas Park Games, Lessons, & Seminars. M – F 12:30 & 7 pm, Sat.10:30 am Charlie 727.363.1136 or 544.5040 Treasure Island Community Center 106th Ave. & Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island Early Games start 6:45 pm Regular Games start 7:45 pm Presented by the Treasure Island Islettes %HQH¿WVORFDOVFKRODUVKLSV Linda 727.270.3178

CLUBS Action Club Treasure Island (Sept. – May) Membership open to ALL mature residents. $10/ singles & $15 /couples. Meets monthly 1:30 pm. Treasure Island Comm. Center Refreshments, desserts, programs. Arranged trips & fun programs. Carol Lee 727.360.9181 Corvair Biking Society Bike rides on Tuesdays & Thursdays, various routes, ride 15 – 25 miles, food/beverage breaks. Mid to South Pinellas Co. Helmets required. Tony Cahill 727.204.0149

Greater Pinellas Democratic Club 2nd Thursday Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearwater, Largest Democratic club on west coast of Florida 727.360.3971 Gulfport Walking Club Gulfport Recreation Center 5730 Shore Boulevard, Gulfport Gulfport & Pinellas County parks. John Lapham 727.893.1079 Isle of Palms Civic Association Community Civic Organization Dinner/Mixer 6 pm 4th Tuesday of month Treasure Island Community Center Carol Lee 727.360.9181 IsleOfPalmsCivicAssociation

Ostomy Support Group Learn all about the life changing procedure. Guest speakers. Last Sunday each month 2 pm. St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Auditorium 727.657.0998 3DVV$*ULOOH6KXIĂ H%RDUG (Jan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April) Tues/Thurs/Sat, 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon, Pass-A-Grille Park 9 & 10th Ave. Member $20/yr, Open to Public. Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches Tuesdays, Noon, Guests welcome. The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Bill England, 727.347.0386 Rutgers Club Tampa Bay 1st Thursday monthly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:45 am, Hibachi Grill, 7610 49th Street N, Park Plaza, Pinellas Park 727.344.1944

Mad Dogs Swim Wed. Night swims through summer 6 pm. SHARP. Hurley Park Shelter at Pass-A-Grille Beach, 1600 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach 727.582.1910

Senior Solos New A social group of single folks 55+. 2nd Monday monthly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:30 pm, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St, N, Pinellas Park. Wally 727.544.7183

Memory CafĂŠ NEW 3rd Monday monthly, Neptune Grille, 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Support for those suffering from dementia and their loved ones. RSVP VHQVRO#VHQLRUVPLOH com or FDWHPFDUW\#JPDLOFRP

Social Club of St. Petersburg Bocce, cards and social events. Sons of Italy, 2500 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations required 727.798.6355 ZZZVRQVRÂżWDO\VSRUJ Dining Room Closed May 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sept 26

0LOLWDU\2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV$VVRFLDWLRQ of St. Petersburg 3rd Friday monthly. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd., Gulfport. Social hour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 am. OXQFK VKRUWSURJUDP0LOLWDU\2IÂżFHUV that are retired, active duty or former RIÂżFHUVDQGWKHLUVSRXVHVRUZLGRZV invited. Reservations 727.360.2936 0LOLWDU\2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV:LYHV&OXE 2nd Tuesday monthly Oct. to May. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearwater RSVP necessary 727.812.4868 Military Order of World Wars (Clearwater Chapter) 1st Tuesday Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. Social: 11:30 am. lunch & program. 0LOLWDU\2IÂżFHUVUHWLUHGDFWLYH GXW\IRUPHURIÂżFHUVVSRXVHVZLGRZV LTC George Smith 727.786.5578 National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 259 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clearwater 727.510.9472 No meeting July and August National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Ch. # 1140 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th Wed. monthly. Spouses & guests welcome.

St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Music ensemble Tuesdays 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 am. $5 per session. Boomwhacker Ensemble Thursdays 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 pm. $5 per session. St. Pete Road Runners Mbr: Road Runners Club of America. Walkers, joggers, non-competitive & competitive runners. Monthly meetings, guest speakers, coaching, group runs, Grand Prix Series and social events. St. Petersburg Republican 2nd Wed., 7 pm St. Petersburg Comm. Church, 4501 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Monthly speaker & Q & A session. All invited. No charge. Call Gail Hebert 727.526.2492 or Gus Pries SULHVJXV#YHUL]RQQHW 6W3HWHUVEXUJ6KXIĂ H%RDUG Fridays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, Free. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm. A hip twist on an old game. 727.822.2083 ZZZVWSHWHVKXIĂ&#x20AC;HFRP Event listings posted on our website at | MAY 2017


Sunday, May 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; World Cultural Diversity Day ±SP)UHH6W3HWHUVEXUJ6KXIÃ&#x20AC;H%RDUG&OXE0LUURU/DNH'U6W Petersburg. SPIFFS, together with the Friends of the Sunshine Center, will celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with a multi-cultural festival. Ethnic food and entertainment from several countries will be featured. 727.552.896 727-821-2323 Wednesday, May 24 - What to Expect When You Call 911 Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm, Free, Madeira Beach Recreational Center, 200 Rex Place Madeira Beach. Attend this informative seminar to learn more about what you need to know if you ever have to call 911. Registration: 888.741.5122 or Thursday, May 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Movies in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Top Gun 7:00 pm, Free, North Straub Park, Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Enjoy an HYHQLQJLQWKHSDUNZLWKOLYHPXVLFIROORZHGE\D¿OPFODVVLF%ULQJ\RXURZQ blanket. Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Griselda and other Baroque tales SP7KH6WXGLR#VW$YH66W3HWHUVEXUJ6KRZFDVLQJ excerpts from Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Griselda alongside Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Lucrezia and Partì lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;idolo mio, this program features rarely-performed Baroque opera and cantatas presented by early music specialists from around the country.

Swiss Club 11:45 am, 2nd Saturday monthly, The Club At Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, 727.344.1944 The Clearwater St. Pete Ski Club 2nd Tuesday Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza & Deli Station, 13560 49 St., Clearwater Pinellas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Ski Club The Contemporaries Support Group of Members of Museum of Fine Arts. Monthly lectures, JDWKHULQJVDQG¿HOGWULSVVXSSRUWLQJ contemporary artists of Tampa Bay. $20 yearly membership in addition to MFA Membership. The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists (HPDA) 2nd Saturday (No meeting Dec) /RFDODI¿OLDWHRIWKHLQWHUQDWLRQDO group, Society of Decorative Painters. ZZZKSGDÃ&#x20AC;FRP ZZZKSGDSUH]#YHUL]RQQHW Treasure Island Islettes Community Service Organization Meet 4th Monday of month Treasure Island Community Center Marian 727.360.0164

TOASTMASTERS Friday, May 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hurricane Preparedness Event 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 am, Free, Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Dr., Largo. Learn how to prepare before, during and after a storm, as well as tips on getting your business up and running quickly again. Contact Summer Mahr at 727.587.6740 ext 2014.

Bay Pines Toastmasters Wed. 5:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 pm. Free. Bldg. 20 behind VA Hospital Jill Haseltine 727.893.7838

Friday, May 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Fry Day 10:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 pm, $9 to $10, Great Explorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn all about how to have fun in the sun while protecting your skin. Make a UV-reactive bracelet and a sun safe visor. Participate in a sun safety relay.

&RRO¶1&RQÃ&#x20AC;GHQW7RDVWPDVWHUV Every Monday 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:45 pm. Free.St. Petersburg College â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gibbs Campus, LA 215, 6605 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg St. Petersburg. Margaret 727.422.8856 New location

Monday, May 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Memorial Day at Great Explorations 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 pm, $9 to $10, Free one-day admission for retired and active duty military men and women, Great Explorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Use household ingredients to create underwater ¿UHZRUNVSDUWLFLSDWHLQDUHGZKLWH and blue bucket toss or make your YHU\RZQ¿UHZRUNFUDIW Monday, May 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Memorial Day Parade 9 am, Free, Begins at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center, 10315 Paradise Blvd. and ends at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Blvd. and 106th Ave. Individuals or groups interested in participating: contact American Legion Post 158 at 727.235.1784 or UHFUHDWLRQ#P\WUHDVXUHLVODQGRUJ. No registration fee is required.

Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters Focuses on improving communication & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Thursday, 6:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 pm, Free. 244 2nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, Room DC 316. Robert 321.872.8295, Gulfport Toastmasters Wednesday 6:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 pm, Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S 727.537.9098 LQIR#JXOISRUWWRDVWPDVWHUVFRP Events on Facebook


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St. Petersburg Club #2284 Public speaking organization help! Tuesdays, 6:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 pm. Hope Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

THRIFT SHOPS Attic Shoppe 316 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach Run by St. Albans Church on Corey Ave. One of longest running thrift shops in SPB. 727.360.5647 CASA Thrift Shop 1011 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg Wednesday Seniors 55+ save 25%. 0RQLHVUDLVHGEHQH¿WWKHYLFWLPVRI domestic violence. Donations greatly appreciated. 727.828.1233 Pass-A-Grille Beach Comm. Church Thrift Shop 107 16th Ave. & Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. 727.360.5508 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon Tue, Wed., Thur., & Sat. Closed June through August Treasures by the Sea Church by the Sea 495 137th Ave., Madeira Beach 727.391.7706 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm Tues., Thurs., & Sat.

NETWORKING Business & Professional Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 1st & 3rd Thurs., 11:30 am, 400 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg 727.471.8248 Entrepreneur Social Club ESC, every Thursday night, NOVA 535, 535 MLK Jr St N, St. Petersburg. Collaborative group of seasoned professionals, start-ups, business owners, inventors, successful tycoons, students, mentors and Entrepreneurs from every industry. A truly enjoyable social club. No need to register, just show up. 727.821.6682 HEC Friday Networking Every Friday, 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:15 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 727.898.3333, Hofbrauhaus, 123 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg, Ample parking! Run by Eileen Brock of Paradise News 727.439.2575 Sponsors: Mark Drucker, Hollander Hotel & Paradise News

Women in Tourism Educate, encourage, network. 3rd Friday, various locations throughout Tampa Bay.

DOWNTOWNS GULFPORT Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market Beach Blvd. Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm )UHVK0DUNHW#*XOISRUW0$FRP Free Clothing Swap 2nd Tues. each month, 9 am – 1 pm Gulfport’s 1st Friday Art Walk Fine Arts with live art demonstrations, vendors and entertainment. 6 pm. Beach Blvd. ZZZYLVLWJXOISRUWÀRULGDFRP SoTangerine Saturday Market Tangerine Greenway, Gulfport Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm Gulfport’s 3rd Saturday Art Walk Vendors, entertainment and roving street performers. Begins at 6 pm. Beach Blvd. Ballroom Dancing (Tu., Wed., Thurs.) Gulfport Public Library Events ST. PETE BEACH SPB Recreation Center 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach 727.363.9245 May 6 – Seventh Annual Salute to the Military 13 – St. Pete Beach Beer Fest 21 – Family Fun Days at the Pool June 1 – 3 – Robofest 2017 World Championship

1st Friday Get Downtown Music Series Street block party featuring live music / dancing food & drink, vendors! 5:30 – 10 pm. Central Ave. between 2nd & 3rd St. ZZZ¿UVWIULGD\VWSHWHFRP 2nd Saturday Artwalk & Trolley Downtown & Warehouse Art District. Take the trolley to explore the Art’s Hot Spots. 727.323.ARTS

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St. Petersburg Preservation Walking Tours Central Ave. & 2nd St., St. Petersburg (Oct. – Apr.) 727.824.7802 National Register listed downtown Free for SPP members. $10 suggested donation non-members. Gulfport tour every third Sat. (3 pm) Walking Mural Tours Departing from Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Murals and history behind them. 727.821.7391 ZZZÀRULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ

MARKETS ST. PETERSBURG May 3 – 14 – Hairspray 4, 11, 18, 25 – Movies in the Park 6 – May Day Race 6, 7 – St. Petersburg Jazz Explosion 13 – Run for All Children 19, 20 – Aladdin, Jr. 20 – Hands Across the Sand 21 – Tour de Shine Bike Tour 21 – World Cultural Diversity Day 27 – Corvettes at the Pier Car Show


First United Methodist Church NEW 212 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 727.894.4661 Tours of 10 Tiffany style stained glass windows featuring recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in stained glass, every Wed., 11 am, all \HDU2UJDQFRQFHUW±QRRQWKH¿UVW Wed. of every month through May. No charge for tour or concert. Donations welcome.

TUESDAYS Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market 9 am – 3 pm, October thru April 9 am – 2 pm, May thru September Beach Blvd, below 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Live music. Second Tuesday – Clothing Swap )UHVK0DUNHW#JXOISRUWPDFRP WEDNESDAYS Madeira Beach Morning Market 9 am – 2 pm, October thru May Madeira Way between Gulf Blvd. & Tom Stuart Causeway. FRIDAYS Treasure Island Friday Market 9 am – 2 pm, December thru April, Community Center’s Park (behind Walgreens)104th Ave. & Park Place, Treasure Island. Free parking, live music. 727.360.4121 1HZV#LVODQGQHLJKERUVFKDPEHURUJ


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Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; African Safari Camp 9:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 pm, $190 Members / $220 Non-members, Great Expplorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Week-long campp designed for students entering kindergarten through 3rd grade. Advaanced registration is required. camps Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Play Days Week 1 7:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:30 pm, $150 Members / $170 Non-members, Great Explorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy supervised museum and explore movement and music, crafts and imaginative play! Advanced registration is required. summer-play-days Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3 - Robofest 2017 World Championship St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Teechnology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Friday, June 2 - First Friday Downtown 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Central Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. Monthly street party with music, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds EHQH¿W%UHDNIDVW2SWLPLVWV&OXEZZZ¿UVWIULGD\VWSHWHFRP Friday, June 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gulfport First Friday Artwalk 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. YLVLWJXOISRUWÃ&#x20AC;RULGDFRP Sunday, June 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madeira Beach Triathlon 2017 7 am, $75 - $85, Archibald Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. One of Taampa Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best sprint triathlons supporting both youth and adult events. Space is limited to 600 athletes. Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tarpon Rodeo 6:00 pm Thursday, Sponsorships available, Tradewinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach / 1 pm Friday, Fort De Soto Boat Ramp, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Veerde. The Ed Alber Taarpon Rodeo is an all release tarpon tournament with w the mission to restore the Taamppa Bay Estuary. edalbertarponrodeo.html Friday, June 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Beer Project 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, $30 - $75, Museeum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive.. NE, St. Petersburg. Sip and savvor the liquid interpretations of workks in the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection while loounging in artisticallyy designed g spaces p s. Brewing companies create limited baatch brews for a one-night only eexhibition at the Museum. mfastpete.oorg/event/ beer-project-artbeer-loungee-savethe-date Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11 - Opa! Palooza Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm Friday / 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm Saturday / 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm Sunday, Taarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Taarpon Springs. Greeek food & music festival in Historic Taarpon Springs. m


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SA AT TURDA AY YS Saturday Morning Market 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, October thru May Al Lang Stadium parking lot, corner of 1st Ave. v S & 1st St., S St. Petersburg 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm, June thrru September Williams Park, 1st Avee. N & 3rd St., St. Petersburg. 727.4555.4921 SoTangerine Saturdaay Market NEW 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, All Yeear Tangerine a Greenway & 49th St., Gulfport. 7277.439.0164 m Spring on the Deucees NEW 3 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, April thru June 22nd St. & 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.433.8237 SUNDA AYS Y Corey Avvenue Sundaay Market Corey Area Business Assoc. 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, Octobeer thru May Live music, Shops opeen, Free parking, 74th Ave., St. Pete Beeach 727.498.8778 Indian Shores Sundaay Market 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm, Octobeer thru May Indian Shores Toown H Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shoores WEEKEND MARKET TS Paradise Bazaar 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, Fridays & Sundays, All Yeear. Next to Paraddise Grille, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way a , Pass-A-G Grille Beach 3DUDGLVH%D]DDU#<DKRRFRP Pass-A-Grille Beach Art Mart Saturday, 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm m, All Yeear. Next to Paradise Grillee, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille Beeach 727.367.3818 VXQWDQDUWFHQWHU#YHUL]RQQHW OTHER MARKETS 1st Friday Flea Markket 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon, All Yeear Gulfport Multipurpose Sr. Ctr., 5501 27th Avee. S, Gulfport 727. 893.2237 Grand Central Flea 1st & 3rd Saturday G 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, All Yeear. Antiques, Collectibles, Parking LLot of Punkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar. 3063 Central Avve., St.. Petersburg 1st Saturday St. Petee Indie Market 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, Octobeer thru May Green Bench Brewingg Co., Petersburg 1133 Baum Ave., St. P 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, June thhru September State Theater, 687 Ceentral Ave., St. Petersburg

VOLUNTEER AARP Taax Aide Varying a responsibilities. aarp org/givinng-back Daystar Life Center ter Offfering f monthly innformation sessions services & volunteering, ering, the third Tuesday, 1:30 pm. Daystar Life Ctr. 226 6th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.498.8794 NLWW\UDZVRQ#GD\VWDUOLIHFRP Empath Health / Suncoast Hospice Locations throughout out Pinellas County Various a positions. Training provided Ages 14+ years. 727.523.3440 27.523.3440 .HQGUDSRODFK\#WKHKRVSLFHRUJ Friends of Strays 2911 47th Avve. N, St. Petersburg 1RQSUR¿WQRNLOOVKHOWHU on, twice monthly. Volunteer orientation, &ODLUH#IULHQGVRIVWUD\VFRP 727-522-6566 ext. 107 Gulfportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Get Rescued escued Festival Annual Animal Rescue scue Festival and Fundraiser VLNYROXQWHHUV#JPDLOFRP RCS of Pinellas County Positions needed at Food Bank, Haven use, Thrift Store. of RCS, Grace House, Helping families off hunger, homelessness andd domestic violence. on required. One hour orientation 727.584.3528 ext. 407 rg State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of FL, 14250 49th St. N, Suite 4000, Clearwater 727.464.6528 St. Petersburg Free Clinic 863 3rd Ave. N, St Petersburg. To schedule new volunteer orientation 0DULVVD'DYLV#VWSHWHUVEXUJIUHHFOLQLF org 727.821.1200 X 114 Tampa Bay Watch Mondays 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon June 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August 1 Ages 15+ for Volunteer Hours UDUQGW#WDPSDED\ZDWFKRUJ May 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Help Restore McKay Bay June 8, 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 th Annual Taarpon Rodeo

YOGA / SPIRITUAL Beach Yoga Pinellas NEW Tuesdays 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:15 pm. Treasure Island Community Center Garden Rm., Thursdays 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:15 pm City Hall Auditorium Year round resident discount packages. 727.222.6476 Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years. Yoga, Chi Gong Drum Circle 4th Friday on Gulfport Beach West side near the Rec. Center. Winter 7 pm / Summer 7:30 pm. Empowering & healing. Dena Lebowitz 727.289.3380 GHQDOHE#JPDLOFRP Hoop Dancing Yoga Village â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N, St. Petersburg Abby 813.777.7720 Story telling dance with 1 to 30 hoops Inspire Yoga at the Dali Sundays at The Dali, One Dali Blvd., Practice vinyasa ashtanga poses 727.823.3767 Madeira Beach Recreation Center 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach Yoga Essentials, Vinyasa, Flow, Tai Chi, and Hoola Dance 727.392.0665 Madeira Beach Yoga 200 Rex Place and 15100 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach 727.401.7380 ,QIR#0DGHLUD%HDFK<RJDFRP Meditation in the Gardens Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 727.551.3102 Nava Yoga Studio NEW 5901 Sun Blvd. W, Suite 120, St. Petersburg 727.592.1999 Perfect Circle Yoga & Fitness 595 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach 727.504.2327 Bikram Yoga, Hot Yoga, Boot Camp, Pilates, Personal Training. Sacred Lands 1700 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. 727.347.0354 www.sacredlandspreservation Sunday tours, Meditations, special events. Wednesdays Movement for Wellness

Sound Meditations NEW Thursdays at 11 am. Scout Hall, 5315 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. 727.893.5657. Brought to you by Gulfport Senior Center Foundation St. Petersburg Yoga 2842 MLK St. N, St. Petersburg Tues, 6:15 pm, Sunset Beach, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island Wed., Sunrise 7 am at Straub Park, 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.9642 LQIR#VWSHWHUVEXUJ\RJDFRP St. Pete Beach Yoga NEW On demand beach yoga Private or group sessions 727.686.0123 VWSHWHEHDFK\RJD#JPDLOFRP Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Daily Yoga with Yoga Village classes Tampa Museum of Art 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 813.259.1720 Monday Meditation The Longhouse 2309 49th Street S, Gulfport 727.322.5766 All levels of skill and techniques Tree of Life Yoga 6800 Gulf Blvd., South Pasadena Shopping Ctr., 727.514.3057 ZZZWUHHRÃ&#x20AC;LIH\RJDRUJ Four studios. Addiction Recovery, Prenatal, Cancer Survivor Yoga. Yoga â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jeanne Salvo, RYT 500 Yoga Style: Kripalu, Pass-A-Grille Beach Comm. Church, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach Phone/Text 727.224.7631 -HVDOYR#WDPSDED\UUFRP YOGA FOR A CAUSE! Get healthy and support Florida West %DOOHWD1RWIRUSUR¿W3UH3URIHVVLRQDO Performing Arts Company! Yoga Around Town is offering yoga classes at Florida West Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio: 616 4th Street N, St. Petersburg PN


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HOUSEKEEPING & CLEANING _ __ Laundry Wash Dry Fold Service Laundromat - 7815 Blind Pass Rd, St. Pete Bach. Some Pickup/Delivery Available. Call Lorri 817.681.7474 Cleaning Is Our Passion, - Maids, Maintenance & More. Steadfast Reliable, Best of Beaches service for over 25 years. L/B/I 727.363.1074 Cleaning Services - 1 bedroom $45 up any size home ok. Great Ref’s Free estimates. Beach resident 35 yrs. 727.452.6120 or 743.4281 Experienced, Independant European Lady, guaranteed quality service. Reasonable rates & references. Call for free estimates. 727.564.1473 Home & Office Cleaning - Experienced, efficient European cleaning lady. Free est. Equipment & supplies provided. Great local references. 727.793.5419

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Condo For Sale By Owner - Historic Butler House @ Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, nine unit building, (2nd fl, no elevator) 1 BR Furnished, Updated. Move in ready. Steps from the beach! 727 365-5100 Home for Sale - Tyrone Area, 3/1, 1CG, Corner lot, sprinkler, hurricane shutters. $199,900. Kent 727.204.5579

INSURANCE _______ Academy Insurance - Full Lines - Flood Residential & Investment Property Specialist Call Rose 727.343.0419 AIA - Home, Health, Marine, Umbrella, Health Life, Dental, Commercial, Disability, Boat. On the beach at 4615 Gulf Blvd. (south of Publix) Tom Torgersen 727.577.7222 JEWELERS _______ Diny’s Jewlers - Custom Designs, restoration & repair; appraisals & more! FREE ring cleaning while you wait! 130 107th Ave., Treasure Island 33706 (N of Clock Tower) 727.827.7902 LAWNCARE Bill Wolff’s Pest Control-Yard & in-home pest, fertilizer, weed control 727.321.0211 PA I N TI N G SERVICES Custom Painting, Stain Work, Interior, Exterior, Small jobs ok 727.565.3853 Painting -Interior / Exterior, Custom Work, Ceiling & Wall Repairs, Popcorn & Wallpaper Removal. 30 yr. exp. Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates. Reasonable. Call Nick 727.458.4209 PET SERVICES__________ __ Dependable, Friendly Care, T.J. Brown, Dog Handler, – Bay Area Dog Walking 727.417.3564 Pet Buddy Pet Sitting – care for furry & feathered children. Michele 367-1041 Pet Sitting/Dog Walking - SPB & Tierra Verde - Nurse w/flex sch. 272.0021 PETSITTING, pets stay at my home or in their own environment. 727.363.0967 Professional Pet Sitting Fully Insured, 727.323.3892 or 422.5919 POOL CLEANING Tidy Pools, locally owned & operated, licensed & insured, Brian 727.342.3587

REAL ESTATE SERVICES Senior & Veterans Discounts Offered by TOP Local R. E. Services Co. Full service help with Buying & Selling James/ReMax Metro, Byrne-Brylinke Team. More info. 727.612.9988 SCREENING SERVICES Rescreening & Sunrooms, Pool Cages, Impact Windows, Fascia, Soffit, Vinyl Siding, Super gutters & concrete slabs. JT’s Home Services 727.804.4300 MC/VISA/Amex - Rx11.66857

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SEAFOOD & BUTCHER SHOP Shaners Land & Sea Market - P-A-G 2000 Pass-A-Grille Way, St Pete Bch 8am-7pm, 7 days, 727.367.4292 SERVICES Welding/Fabricating Custom/Specialty Free estimates. Shop Mobile, 20+ year Beach res., local ref. 727.742.7100 SLIDING DOOR REPAIR_____ _ _ Stop Struggling with Old Sliding Doors. We fix it to open for a fraction of the cost of a new door. We replace windows too. Lic. C10506 - Lizette 727.641.8106 SPA SERVICES Massage, Waxing, Wraps, A menu of Facials Look and feel your best for wedding pictures. Head to Toe Pamper from $179 727.424.8090 Spa Escape 7104 Central Ave., St. Pete TUTORING Italian, Spanish, German - Learnimprove language skills, fun, efficient. Call Carlo, Prof. Language Teacher 727.374.0963 Portuguese & French Tutoring Conversational-Grammar-Literature 727.238.1828 English, reading, writing… 32 yrs exp. grades 6-12. SPB-Isla area - will come to you. Call Jeanne 727.864.3599 Piano lessons your home or my studio. All ages &l styles, affordable, 25 years of experience. 727.688.2782 Piano & Flute lessons in your home or my studio. All ages. Experienced w/BA degree in music. 727.642.2169 WANTED - PIANOS Steinway Grand piano. 727.381.4400 | MAY 2017


S Syst by Sarah Lyons - Sirius   ǯœŠ›Š‘•¢˜—œŠœ›˜•˜Ž›ǯŒ˜–ȱȊȱŝŘŝǯřŚŝǯŚŝřŝ “Get Sirius S about Your o Futurre” May 2017 Astrology We start this beautiful month of spring with Mercury stationing direct on the 3rd in action sign Aries! We are more than anxious to get moving forward; and with the aspects to other planets, watch for sudden and unexpected turns of events with lasting effects! We won’t have another Mercury RX until August; leaving us wide open to plan and work toward our goals! A Full Flower Moon illuminates private Scorpio on the 10th; revealing our true values and allowing us to make adjustments wherever letting go is needed. Love planet Venus and passion planet Mars dance happily along with each other all month. This pair brings easy expression of love and compatibility for couples. The arts and fun loving adventures bring harmony filled days! Mercury slows down in steadfast Taurus on the 16th when decisions are made cautiously and constructively; but creatively. This is a great time for examining business matters or management procedures in all areas of life. The expressive Sun visits playful Gemini on the 20th bringing restlessness, and a thirst for variety. Go ahead and spice up your life by trying something new and socializing more. Experiment with new hobbies and enjoy the moment. A New Moon in Gemini on the 25th begins the next lunar cycle with an emphasis on communication, learning and short trips. Explore and travel with your partner. Business or personal relationships can benefit from open discussions and a new approach. Watch idealism; stay realistic.


MAY 2017 |

TAURUS: Your personal new year begins now and you get moving on future plans fast! Partnerships take the spotlight both personal and biz. New cycle begins in income; work expands. Private time is pleasurable.

SCORPIO: Workplace is pleasant and active. Health conditions resolved. Full moon spotlight shines on you; express yourself. Open up to partner and associates. New cycle begins in finances connected to work that last.

GEMINI: You are popular with friends and at social events. Work and health issues surface; require changes. New energy excites and motivates you; gives direction. You feel lucky and creative but sometimes unsure.

SAGITTARIUS: Fun is on your schedule! Enjoy hobbies, romance and time with kids! Focus falls on private matters. Take a mental health day. New direction in partnerships; personal or biz. Social scene stays active.

CANCER: Favor in career; ask for what you want. Creative outlets are the focus; romance and hobbies highlighted. Children may need attention. You are busy behind the scenes with new plans. Enjoy family trips and outings. LEO: Travel is pleasant and may include work. Home projects and family matters take the spotlight. New energy activates social life and short trips. Enjoy visits with siblings. Future plans have direction; bring lasting results. VIRGO: Increase in resources or income. Focus falls on communication and travel; daily business. Later; new options in career can take off quickly with added financial gain. Partners may be unavailable or uncertain now. LIBRA: Partners are cooperative; pleasing. Values and financial matters come to the surface. A new way of thinking; beliefs begin that expand your world. Travel is highlighted. Health continues to improve; pace yourself.

CAPRICORN: Home and family get needed attention; bring enjoyment. Friends are your focus. Goals and dreams get attention. New energy for work; career enhanced. A wellness plan will bring benefits; give results. AQUARIUS: Conversations; short trips and siblings bring happiness. Career and status are center stage; balance with home life. New cycle in romance and recreation includes travel near or far; watch the budget. PISCES: Increase in income is likely. Talents are realized. Education and travel highlighted; near or far. New cycle in family and home life begins that reflect current values and unveil new aspects of yourself; liberating. ARIES: You are charming, popular and ready for adventure! Financial matters are in the spotlight; use resources. A new energy accents travel plans; restlessness. Don’t let uncertainties discourage you; just plan well.

Sarah Lyons has been providing astrological information for a lifetime; and a former president of the Astrology Assoc. of St. Petersburg, one of the oldest groups in the United States. Available for private sessions, personal and business forecasting, lectures, parties, classes and more.

by Captain Mark & Dylan Hubbard •


John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach

Inshore - Really turbulent weather with an unpredictable late season front made the sheepshead fishing great. As the weather improved behind the front, the waters cleared and pressures stabilized and the fishing was back to normal quickly. We have been seeing snook, big trout & pompano coming off the beaches. Jim Steeves, from NY, came into the shop looking to target pompano. We sold him the Nekid Ball Jigz, showed him how they worked and explained why pompano will ambush them. Later that day he came back to ask if our mates would help him fillet his family’s catch of pompano. Near shore - Red grouper bite still a little slow in the near shore waters, they seem to be stuck offshore in the deeper waters for the most part but we can find a few shallower than 110 foot you just got to work for them. The hogfish are still around just not seemingly as aggressive, but were still catching monster hogs on the live shrimp. Offshore - Our last 39 hour did very well on lots of snapper action and a few fat red grouper. The big feeders of the trip were the huge vermillion we were catching on dead bait with some monster porgies mixed in. The mangrove bite was steady but you had to weed through the prolific vermillion and porgies first. A great way to do this is using smaller sized pinfish that allow you to target the mangrove snapper while avoiding the porgies and vermillion. During the day the big red grouper action started with some near the 20lb range caught on monster live bait. We also had plenty of tuna action at night and into the morning plus one nice big kingfish while trolling between spots.

Tampa Bay Ferry and Taxi news The Madeira Beach water taxi is still running… five days a week, Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 10pm, check out the website, madeira-beach-taxi-route/ The water taxi is a great way to get your pets around the area with you. We allow friendly pets on board along with coolers and bicycles! There’s tons of stuff to do while catching a ride with the Madeira beach water taxi, check out all the things to do: Captain Jack’s Dolphin Corner Manatees are back in the area, from the northern springs. Water has warmed enough for these mammals to return to Boca Ceiga Bay waters. They feed in the back bays on plentiful & healthy turtle grass beds. Local bald eagle is roosting atop a cell tower along the dolphin watching nature cruise & eco tour boat. Great time of year to visit Egmont key! The weather not too hot, plus the Egmont key alliance is opening the island’s guardhouse to public & it acts as a museum. Great additional to any island visitors that want to learn more about this pristine nature preserve & historic island paradise. Dog Leg key, a local island Rookery, has plenty of baby seabirds on the island. Most visible ones are baby pelicans they are all white with brown feathers along their backs. Lots of baby egrets on the island. The Roseate Spoonbills have nested & eggs have hatched. They roost deep in the island. You can spot their juveniles when they start leaving their nests. The gopher tortoise population at Egmont key has been very active lately and it’s great to see them sunning themselves all over the beautiful island. PN | MAY 2017


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MIKE BALISTERRI Guitar / Flute / Vocals / Rock Blues / Jazz 727.512.4578 ONE DAN BAND Standards/Jazz/Latin/10 Inst. DON JUCEAM Mobile DJ music / services, lights 727.515.5114 MC duties included w/ packages. PAUL ANTHONY 813.600.3134 “Frank Sinatra” Solo / Duo / Trio Rock / Dance DOUBLEMBAND Country / Reggae & everything Classics / standards / originals 727.688.9661 SANDY ATKINSON 727.343.5598 727.743.0775 EDDIE GARRIDO SKYWAY Band NEW Smooth Jazz - New CD Chill Rest. & Bar, Wed, 7pm, “In A Dream” Private Events STACEY KNIGHTS Selene - Fri & Sat - 7-10pm SuNzaBEACHES 727.515.3789 facebook: sunza beaches FIONA FRENSCHE 727.565.3853 Chanteuse w/ Ukulele / Quirky TAMPA BAY JAZZ ENSEMBLE & Captivating Cabaret Jazz to Modern to Requested 727.647.0813 727.831.2034 THE DIXIE CHAPS GLOWTUNES Dixieland Jazz Bobby Tess Karaoke & DJ Service 727.360.6124 Best Show in Paradise! THE TEMPESTS DJ Jinno 303.819.6229 Tom Angarano 727.642.7395 HAUTE CARGO THE TOMKATS Jazz Ensemble for events, parties, nightclub shows JazzOrchestra 727.345.9222 Sandy; 727.686.8895 or Blue Parrot - SPB, Mon 7pm THE BEACH BUMZ HODADDYS Power Surf / Hot Rod combo 727.953.8044 • 727.259.4788 TOM ARNOLD JERRY DEMARK Singer/Guitar/Conga Piano Entertainer Beach/Country/Rock/Blues 727.865.9300 727.866.1927 JOEL & DAKOTA TONY WAGNER Singer / Guitarist 715.218.3528 727.244.2020 LIGHTNING JACK URBAN GYPSIES Steel Drums / Guitar / Vocals VODKANAUTS 727.481.1977 LIZ PENNOCK/Dr BLUES VOICES OF JAZZ Piano & Guitar Blues Duo Big Band Swing/Jazz/Pop/Rock 727.321.0332 813.610.1495

Establishments BILLIE’S STONE CRAB 1130 Pinellas Bay • T V 866.2115 • Wed 6:30pm Main Bar - Piano • Nightly Music - Loft Bar Live BILMAR HOTEL “Bazzie’s Beach Bar” 10650 Gulf Blvd,TI • 360.5531 • Wed 6:30-9:30pm 30 + Years! Suncoast Dixieland Jazz CARINO’S PIANO BAR 9524 Blind Pass • SPB 727.360.8502 • Fri & Sat, 7pm,Gene Cipriano CHILL-TAPAS 357 Corey Ave • SPB 360.8080 • Wed 6:30pm - Skyway Band • Tues 6:30pm - Cleo Heart NEW DON CeSAR RESORT 3400 Gulf Blvd • SPB 800.282.1116 GATORS ON THE PASS 12754 Kingfish Dr • TI 367.8951 • Thur to Mon - Live Music JIMMY B’S BEACH BAR #1 FL Beach Bar 6200 Gulf Blvd, SPB 727.367.1982 • Every Day - Live Music MIDDLE GROUNDS 10925 Gulf Blvd • T I 360.4253 • Wed to Sat - Live Music PENINSULA INN 2937 Beach Blvd. • G 346.9800 • Wed-Fri 6-9 pm - John Shirley • Sat 7-10pm - Dale Williams RUMFISH GRILL AT GUY HARVEY OUTPOST 6000 Gulf Blvd • SPB 329.1428 -resorts/guy-harvey-outpost • Live Music every night! • Mon 6PM - Paul Anthony Solo SEAHAG’S 9555 Blind Pass • SPB 360.2800 • Wed & Thurs 7-11pm Live Bands • Fri & Sat 7:30-11:30pm

SELENE –FRESH FARE & BAR 4945 Gulf Blvd. SPB, 317-2064 Eddie Garrido - Keyboard & Vocal • Fri & Sat, 7-10 pm

SIRATA BEACH RESORT 5300 Gulf Blvd • SPB 363.5100 at “Rum Runners” • Sun., noon-9 pm - Live Music HARRY’s Beach Bar Florida’s #5 Beach Bar • Fri / Sat / Sun 4-8 pm - Live Music SWIGWAM ON COREY 366 Corey Ave • SPB 363.7944 • Fri 4-8pm - Live Music THE BLUE PARROT 85 Corey Ave • SPB 368.9619 M. 7-9:30pm • Mon- Tomkats (18 pc Band); • Tues - Dale Williams; • Wed - Impacts; • Fri & Sat TBA; • Sun - Tom Davis THE HANGER & FLIGHT LOUNGE 540 First St. SE • SP 823.7767 • Music Nightly except Sunday THE PEARL 163 107th Ave • TI 360.9151 • Fri & Sat 7:30pm til ? Yvan Garcia Flamenco & Latina THE SALTY RIM 9524 Blind Pass • SPB 851.9955 • Weekends - Live Music THE TOASTED MONKEY 6110 Gulf Blvd • SPB 360.5800 Beach bar - Live music THE WHARF 2001 Pass-A-Grille, SPB 367.9469 • Fri & Sat 6-10pm - Live Music WOODY’s 7300 Sunset Way, SPB 360.9165 • Thur - Sun 3-10pm - Live Music GUIDE: Area Code 727; G - Gulfport; SPB - St. Pete Beach; SP - St. Petersburg; TI - Treasure Island; TV - Tierra Verde

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