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Get a taste for local food at Friday event

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 17, 2007


OLDSMAR

Oldsmar presents live music by Flashback at the second annual Taste & Sounds of Oldsmar from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. And there's food, too. Local restaurants will sell food usually featured on their tables at the event. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call (813) 749-1260.

PALM HARBOR

Community center hosts cabaret

The Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St., will hold a cabaret dinner and dance from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The event will include entertainment by Betty Gore, and roast pork or beef tips. BYOB. Cost is $7 for center members and $8 for nonmembers. Organizers suggest making advance paid reservations. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday , the center will host a party with face-painting, moonwalks, food and beverages, and live entertainment at H.S. "Pop" Stansell Park at Eighth Street and Florida Avenue. Call (727) 771-6000.

LARGO

Man waits at jail, demanding arrest

One way or another, Gregory Brown was determined to get into the Pinellas County jail. Late Tuesday night he showed up drunk and disorderly at the jail's front gate, officials say. Brown, 38, told deputies that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The gate deputies checked and told him there was no warrant. But Brown refused to leave. He was warned numerous times that he would be arrested if he didn't leave. Still he persisted. At 11:06 p.m. he got his wish. Brown was charged with trespassing and booked into the jail. He was being held in lieu of $250 bail.

CLEARWATER

Bicyclist seriously injured in crash

A 52-year-old Clearwater man was severely injured Tuesday night when his bicycle was hit by a Lincoln Continental. The bicyclist, whose name is not being released, was riding along Keene Road about 9:30 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Gerald Brown, 73, of Dunedin was behind the wheel of his car, headed south on Keene Road nearing the intersection with Kendall Drive. Brown's car hit the bicyclist, who was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg in critical condition. The crash is under investigation, officials said.

SAND KEY

Armed Forces Day dedication grows

It started as a small Armed Forces Day event but has grown into what organizers say will be a grand celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Sand Key Civic Association will dedicate a granite plaque in honor of U.S. servicemen and -women in a 90-minute event at South Beach I and II, a condominium complex at 1400 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key. The event is expected to draw police officers, firefighters, the Coast Guard, and local and state leaders, as well as a representative from the governor's office.