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    Fun n' Sun schedule

    By Times staff events

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 29, 2001


    TODAY: Grin, Ambush, Deja and Spy vs. Spy (2 to 10 p.m.) will be the featured acts at the Sunsets Beach Fest Island Music Celebration at Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach. Enjoy Caribbean food and local artists. Free.

    Enjoy big band tunes courtesy of the Abe Guard Orchestra from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coachman Park. It's free, and concessions will be available.

    A variety hairstyling and variety fashion show will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission ranges from $10 to $20. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

    MONDAY: It will be the Clearwater Phillies vs. the Fort Myers Miracle during the Fun 'n Sun "Baseball Night" With the Phillies at 7 p.m. at Jack Russell Stadium, 801 Phillies Drive. Free tickets are available at local businesses, the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department and all Fun 'n Sun events. The first 500 people through the gate will receive a souvenir.

    Like beach stories? Attend Seashore Story Time Monday through Thursday at various Clearwater public libraries. Here's the where and when info: 10:30 a.m. Monday at North Greenwood Library; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the main library; 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the East Library; and 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside Library. Free.

    TUESDAY: Like beach stories? Attend Seashore Story Time Monday through Thursday at various Clearwater public libraries. Here's the where and when info: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the main library; 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the East Library; and 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside Library. Free.

    WEDNESDAY: Attend Seashore Story Time Monday through Thursday at various Clearwater public libraries. Here's the where and when info: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the East Library; and 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside Library. Free.

    THURSDAY: Attend Seashore Story Time Monday through Thursday at various Clearwater public libraries. Thursday at Countryside Library. Free.

    See a comedy, The Curious Savage, by John Patrick at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 4 at the Clearwater High School auditorium, 540 S Hercules Ave. Tickets are $5.

    FRIDAY: A mini-Olympics for children ages 3-5, the Little People Olympiad features an opening ceremony, 25-meter run, standing long jump, bean bag toss and other sports from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, 2450 Drew St. It's free. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

    A variety of music will blast from Pier 60 during the Sunsets at Pier 60 end-of-the-day festival. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Jim Griswold Band (R&B) will play; from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Molten Mike (blues) will entertain; from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Josh & the Older Generation (rock) will take the stage. Free.

    See a comedy, The Curious Savage, by John Patrick at 7:30 at the Clearwater High School auditorium, 540 S Hercules Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door.

    MAY 5: Guides will help you discover and identify birds during a hike at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Admission is $2. A continental breakfast will be served.

    If table tennis is your game, attend the eighth annual Table Tennis Tournament, featuring divisions for men, women, juniors, singles and mixed doubles from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Spectators are free, but adult players will pay $7.50, and juniors will pay $3.75 (those with participant cards will get a discount).

    Horseshoe playing isn't a lost art. Just ask members of the Clearwater Horseshoe Club, which will sponsor a tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ed Wright Park, 1425 S Greenwood Ave. Free. Concession available.

    About 150 Tampa Bay area businesses are expected to participate in the America II Corporate Sportsfest Games from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clearwater Beach, south of Pier 60. Teams will compete in such events as beach volleyball, surf and turf relays, tube dashes and tugs of war. There will also be a Pro-Sports Interactive Challenge hosted by the Devil Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Mutiny. Spectators are free, but corporate teams will start at $400.

    You'll get an opportunity to learn about flowers and even buy a plant for someone special on Mother's Day at the Garden Club Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to noon at 405 Seminole St. Free.

    Help make repairs on the historic Plumb House by attending the Clearwater Historical Society Fish Fry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clearwater High School, 540 N Hercules Ave. Admission is $6 per person.

    Before the Fun 'n Sun Illuminated Night Parade, a concert featuring Salsa Calienta (Latin music) will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Station Square Park, 620 Cleveland St. It's free, and concessions will be available.

    A variety of music will blast from Pier 60 during the Sunsets at Pier 60 end-of-the-day festival. From 6 to 9 p.m., Molten Mike (blues) will entertain; from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Josh & the Older Generation (rock) will take the stage. Free.

    The highlight of the Fun 'n Sun Festival is the annual Illuminated Night Parade filled with colorful floats, clowns and bands. It will start at 7:35 p.m. at Crest Lake Park, and wind its way west along Cleveland Street before ending at Osceola Avenue near Harborview Center.

    After the parade, enjoy a wrap-up party and concert featuring La Energia (Latin music) from 9 to 11 p.m. at Coachman Park. Free.

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