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Dunedin Craft FestivalDUNEDIN, FL – The Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival celebrates its 7th anniversary on June 27 -28, 2009, as Main Street is transformed into an outdoor craft showcase complete with affordable original works available for sale.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 All of the crafters will be at the festival with their work, giving visitors the opportunity to talk with the crafters, learn about their art and what inspires them, and of course, purchase original pieces.  
 

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                         Ray Paul's Painting

CLEARWATER, FL - This summer, both Clearwater City Hall and the Clearwater Main Library will be displaying public art.

Large format abstract paintings by artist Ray Paul will be featured in a Clearwater art exhibit in the Clearwater City Hall lobby as part of a city program to place the works of local artists in public spaces.

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A Taste of Pinellas at The Vinoy ParkST. PETERSBURG, FL - The 23rd annual "A Taste of Pinellas" food and entertainment event will take place this weekend, Friday, May 29th to Sunday, May 31st in Downtown St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park.  

More than 40 restaurants will be offering a taste of their most popular specialties. Admission to the park is free, and diners are able to purchase ticks to taste Pinellas's finest cooking, as well as kids activated and interactive games.

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International Seashell ExpoClearwater, FL:  The Conchologists of America, Inc. annual convention will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort from Sunday, July19th - Thursday, July 23rd.  The Conchologists of America, Inc. (COA), is an international organization of seashell enthusiasts - from beachcombers to serious collectors, seashell dealers, and noted authors and scientists at prominent museums and universities.

One of the highlights of this 5-day event will be an International Seashell Expo, a supermarket of the most beautiful and exotic shells from around the world, as well as related items such as shell jewelry, books, photographs and other unique articles.  Seashell dealers, some from as far away as South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Greece and the Far East, will fill the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton selling their treasures.  This rare event will be open to the public from 2 - 9PM on Wednesday, the 22nd and from 9AM - Noon on Thursday the 23rd.

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4th Friday Event on Cleveland Street in ClearwaterClearwater, FL.

This Friday, The Cleveland Street District Celebrates THE RAYS and it all begins with YOU!

That's right, YOU are invited for fun once again as 4th Friday (the most talked about new event in TAMPA BAY) is back for a third great month! "4th Friday, a Party on Cleveland Street" continues May 22nd beginning at 5:30 PM.

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Painting by Pierre H. MatisseTAMPA, FL - Matisse will be making two appearances in Tampa this month and is available for interviews before the exhibition.

Filled with color and energy, and yes, emotion, Matisse’s paintings, cut outs and drawings are a joy to behold. Pierre H. Matisse is an innovative visionary.  In 1997 he pioneered the cut out as an archival viable art form, going on to create over 100 cut outs as a tribute to his grandfather. Pierre exercises complete artistic freedom by moving from one medium to another and back again embracing any and all subject matter as entertained by his creative vision.

Monday, 11 May 2009 16:00

2nd Annual Cleveland Street Poetry Walk

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Poet Laureate Larry Jaffe and Church of Scientology Community Affairs Director Lisa Mansell at Station Square Park - Photo by David ZiffClearwater, FL.

In honor of Poetry Month, Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard declared April 18th to be Clearwater Poetry Day. The second annual “Cleveland Street Poetry Walk”, presented by Artists in Action, International, is a yearly event celebrated by local poets who expound on life in Clearwater and Florida in general.

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A performer impresses the crowd with the rumble of Taiko drums - Photo by Simaen   SkolfieldCleveland St. District, Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida and Nagano, Japan have been sister cities for half a century, and to honor this achievement on April 25th, the City of Clearwater celebrated the union by holding a Lantern Festival in Station Square Park. The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural harmony and awareness. Nagano has been holding an annual lantern festival at Zenkoji Temple for six years. The festival was originated to honor Nagano hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Thursday, 07 May 2009 16:16

Ciclovia Bicycling & Latin Fun in Downtown Clearwater Featured

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Latin performers at Ciclovía - Photo by Simaen SkolfieldCleveland St. District, Clearwater

Ciclovía – it means “bike path” in Spanish – but in Clearwater, it means FUN! On Sunday, April 26th, from 8am to 2pm, two miles of Cleveland Street were closed off and declared a “no car zone.” From Coachman Park all the way up to Highland Avenue, bicyclists could be seen riding in the middle of an empty street.

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Friends of Riverwalk in TampaTAMPA, FL – Friends of the Riverwalk presents FreedomFest 2009, a free patriotic community festival held Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) along the southern section of The Riverwalk.  The two-day celebration culminates with a 10am Memorial Day salute to those who served and sacrificed for this country.

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Kenny Mcgee You’re invited to a free party on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater!  It will be held on April 24th from 5:30-9:00pm, so bring your friends and family to enjoy great music, beer, wine, soft drinks and all kinds of food and local goods from vendors and local businesses.

This month’s band is Kenny McGee. Kenny is the lead vocalist from Julliet, a national rock act.  Julliet went on to get signed to Capitol Records and toured in the 80's and early 90's and worked with such producers as Frankie Sullivan (Survivor) and Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot). 

Kenny eventually branched off and formed a solo band which has brought Kenny back to his southern rock roots.  In the early 90s, with "Baby Jane" he had the #1 most requested song for 6 months on 98 Rock .  At the same time, Julliet’s “Revvin' Me Up” was being played on rock stations nationwide.

To this day, Kenny remains one of the most sought out singer/songwriters with which to work .  His solo band, as well as Juliet, are gearing up for a busy season; they will be doing a summer tour in support of their appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma (4-day 80's rock festival).

4th Friday Events are Sponsored by the CDP (Clearwater Downtown Partnership), for more information visit http://www.4thfridayclearwater.com/or call 866-550-3472

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Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy Come Experience a Magical Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy, May 14 – 17, 2009 at the St. Pete Times Form in Tampa!

See your favorite Disney Stories with high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Master and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s CARS race across the ice.

Drive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and experience the ‘Circle of Life’ with The Lion King. Then enter into the magical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends as they make their world premiere on ice!

Your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life as Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

For show times and tickets Click for Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy Tickets
Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00

1st Annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival

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The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and Old Palm Harbor Main Street, Inc. have joined forces to present the 1st Annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival. The festival’s mission is to “celebrate our heritage” and is sure to uphold the founders’ style vision with the many activities planned based on the heritage of Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor was founded in the mid 1800’s and was best known for its citrus groves, closely followed by vast cattle ranches.  Some of the pastimes were fishing, horseshoe tossing and anything musical.  The music of the time was folk, bluegrass and gospel.

The Festival opens on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 5pm with a carnival only on Thursday and Friday, and beginning Saturday, April 25th through Sunday, April 26th, the event will be in full swing with four blocks of activities, music, historical readings and vignettes, a “citrus” bake-off, “Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars” and the crowning of the first Miss Palm Harbor Citrus Festival Queen. 
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00

Poetry Walk on Cleveland Street

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Poetry Walk Downtown Clearwater. 2nd Annual Cleveland Street Poetry Walk

Clearwater, FL (April 8, 2009) - In honor of National Poetry Month, the 2nd Annual Cleveland Street Poetry Walk will be held Saturday, April 18th in downtown Clearwater.

To start off the event, from 12 noon to 1pm in Station Square Park at 610 Cleveland Street, Elyse Aronson, a.k.a. Mz Goose, will host an hour of children’s poetry, fun and prizes. Children can bring poetry or they'll have a chance to write it on the spot!

Then at 2pm, the adult Poetry Walk will begin at Station Square Park presided over by Then at 2pm, the adult Poetry Walk will begin at Station Square Park presided over by Larry Jaffe, Poet Laureate for Youth for Human Rights. It will continue at various venues including the Jim Warren Gallery, Peter Gillham's Nutrition Center and Tony's Pizzeria, as well as the Warehaus Boutique and Intuition Salon and Spa, located at 418 Laura Street. A program and map will be provided for attendees at the park. 
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Fun N SunClearwater, FL (April 1, 2009) - Clearwater will be celebrating its 56th Annual Fun n Sun Festival, April 24 through May 3. Many events will be offered to residents and visitors. There will be concerts featuring a variety of musical genres including oldies, jazz, and country among other activities. Featured events include:

 

 

Saturday, April 25

National Scrapbook Day
$35 Registration Fee
10am to 8pm, (727) 539-6767
Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:08

The 17th Annual Mutt Strut

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The 17th annual Mutt Strut, sponsored by Gulf Coast Dog Magazine, was held on Honeymoon Island on Saturday, March 14th.

Jump, “Lassie,” jump! - Photo by Ian Phoenix
Jump, “Lassie,” jump! - Photo by Ian Phoenix

Dog enthusiasts were able to spend time in the company of like-minded folk for the whole day. “There’s actually a French bulldog meet-up group, and this was one of their suggested things to come to,” says Beth Chenoweth, owner of Newton, a 4½ year-old adorable French bulldog. “I thought it would be fun to get him out and socialize with other dogs.” Beth and Newton found the event to be both fun and informative, thanks to the wide variety of information available. “We’re working on figuring out what food’s best for him, so it’s helped out, finding different food and different vets.”

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