Window on Pinellas, June 14
TBO.comTarpon Summer solstice festival
Published: June 14, 2012
Published: June 14, 2012
The Tarpon Springs Summer Solstice Festival continues this month with "Hate Mail," a comedic play that runs this weekend and June 22, 23 and 24 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave.
Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are held at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 a piece and $14 for members and students.
The Cultural Center's "Hate Mail," a romantic comedy by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, will be directed by George Hook. It stars Arianne Pantin as Dahlia and Drew Lundquiest as Preston.
For more information on the show, play times and tickets, go to www.tarponarts.com or call (727) 937-0686.
New Orleans in Tarpon Springs
New Orleans in Tarpon Springs will take place beginning 11 a.m. June 23.
Three events will highlight the day, including a second line "flash" parade at 11 a.m., a Cajun food tasting at 7 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m.
The parade will begin at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Center, 401 Martin Luther King Blvd., and continue along Grosse Avenue to the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon St.
The evening concert will feature jazz from New Orleans' own Hot 8 Brass Band. General admission tickets for that portion of the event and the food tasting cost $26. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center members and students will pay $23.
The Hot 8 Brass Band will play during the second line parade. According to a press release, second lines trace their roots back to the 19th century and the fraternal societies and neighborhood organizations in New Orleans. They provided insurance and burial services to members of the Crescent City's African American community and others. The second line referred to people who were more the musical portions of the procession and were not front line mourners.
Call (727) 942-5605 for further details or go to www.TarponArts.org.
Geocaching in Palm Harbor
The adventurous hobby of geocaching will be the topic du jour this Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, Thom Holloway, a member of the group Extreme Walkers, will show a PowerPoint presentation on the activity with plenty of question-and-answer time to follow.
Light refreshments will be provided and the summer's first Adult Summer Reading drawings will also take place.
For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006 or send emails to email@example.com.
Hospital offers health event
Florida Hospital North Pinellas will present its next public awareness event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 20.
This week's Healthy Happenings presentation is the AARP Driver Safety Program and is held at Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Suite D, behind the hospital at 247 E. Curlew Place.
Larry O'Connor, an AARP Certified Driver Safety Instructor, will instruct a course that helps mature drivers refine their existing driving skills and develop safe strategies in today's challenging driving environment.
The cost to participate is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members and a free lunch is provided, sponsored by 5 Star Auto.
Participants need to bring driver's licenses and AARP members must have their membership cards. Checks and money orders should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call (727) 943-3698.
Patriots Fastpitch poker tournament
USA Patriots Fastpitch, a competitive travel softball team out of Tarpon Springs Little League, is presenting a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament and pool party Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dockside Sports Bar and Grill.
Accompanied by a DJ, a pool party and games for kids is set to run 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the poker tournament is $20 with an additional buy-in of 1,000 chips for $5. Players can re-buy for $20 until they chip out. Participants can make it a weekend for $70, which includes a Saturday night hotel stay and entry fee into the poker tournament. All proceeds benefit USA Patriots Fastpitch.
Dockside Sports Bar and Grill is at 37611 U.S. 19. Call (727) 934-3700 for more information.