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Go fly a kite at sand key park's festival today

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 28, 2007


CLEARWATER

The Sunset Flyers Fall Kite Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd. The event features sport kite lessons, demonstrations, kite building, buried treasure hunt, candy drops and more. To learn more, visit www.sunsetflyers.com.

Summer market to close this week

The last day of the Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Products will include farm-fresh produce, pumpkins, organic clothing, Florida honey, cheese, baked goods, batik clothing, handmade jewelry, organic pet products, gourmet coffee drinks and smoothies, soft ice cream, food concessions, and more. Live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors, some in Halloween costumes, will have trick or treat items. The fall/winter Downtown Clearwater Farmers market is to open Nov. 14.

Show appreciation for vets at event

The third annual Clearwater Veterans Appreciation Day comes to Clearwater High School, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Hercules Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The free event will feature speeches, a parade, the U.S. Special Operations Parachute Team, the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, a flyover from MacDill Air Force Base, local law enforcement units, military equipment, the city of Dunedin Pipe Band and more. For information, visit www.cvad.org.

TARPON SPRINGS

Keep you, pets safe from critters

Learn about local reptiles and amphibians that may be dangerous to you and your pets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. The program, presented by Pinellas County Animal Services, is open to all ages and will include slides. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 943-4922.

EAST LAKE

Get scared at Brooker Creek

What's scarier than spiders in the night? The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, is offering a frighteningly natural Halloween experience from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Learn about creatures that come alive in the night like owls, spiders and bats, and then look for some of them from the center's boardwalk. The evening will conclude with a "boo time" story. The free event is for children 5 and older and adults. Registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

LARGO

Public can address School Board

The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the conference hall of the School Administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW. Those attending may address any item on the agenda not involving a hearing on employee discipline by registering before the item is introduced. Presentations from the audience on items not on the agenda may be made at the end of the meeting. To view the board meeting live through the WPDS-Ch. 14 Web site, visit www.wpds.tv and click the "Watch WPDS Online" link at the bottom left of the page.