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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 2, 2000
Venues up and down the Pinellas Trail will participate in this weekend's 10th anniversary celebration. Here are some of the events:
TARPON SPRINGS: Tours of historic homes, model train exhibits, performances by the Tarpon Springs Gospel choirs and the Bluegrass Parlor Band will take place at various locations on the trail between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Taste of Tarpon will offer treats downtown, and fireworks will cap the festivities at 6:30 p.m. Greek dancers will perform at the Sponge Docks from 7 to 8 p.m. For information, call 942-5611.
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 Pinellas Ave., will hold a "Rollers and Strollers" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a children's bicycle rodeo and bike safety check by the Tarpon Springs Police Department. Other activities will include fitness, massage and stretching demonstrations from Total Fitness and the Ironman Institute of Tarpon Springs. Adults also can get body fat and heart-rate screenings. For information, call 942-5035.
PALM HARBOR: The Palm Harbor Arts Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along Florida Avenue in downtown Palm Harbor. Cyclists can participate in the Teen Challenge International Pedal Against Drugs Bike-A-Thon as well. For information, call 784-4287.
CRYSTAL BEACH: Events at Live Oak Park include a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a fishing tournament. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be on hand with exhibits. Call 787-4931 for information.
DUNEDIN: The Dunedin Trailside Oasis at Alt. U.S. 19 and Curlew Road will be host of a nature exhibit, a collection by the Ozona Historical Society and games for children from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 464-4751 for details.
Youth Guild Park and Dunedin Hammock Park, 605 Buena Vista Drive N, will offer nature walks and displays on each park's habitat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 738-1889.
Events take place near Dunedin's Grant Field, 373 Douglas Ave., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration includes a pancake breakfast at Dunedin Senior Center, a bike demonstration by the SWAMP club and an 1890s vintage baseball demonstration. Call 738-1889 for details.
CLEARWATER: A holiday bazaar, farmer's market and children's carnival games will cover East Avenue between Cleveland and Court streets from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 562-4811.
LARGO: County officials will rededicate the trail in Taylor Park, 100 Eighth Ave. SW, the location it was first dedicated in 1990. The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Other events, which include a children's carnival, fly fishing demonstration, live entertainment and a canoe and kayak exhibition, continue until 2 p.m. Call 464-4600 for details.
The Florida Botanical Gardens, 12175 125th St. N, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can participate in family activities, gardening lessons and, at 5 p.m., the Festival of Lights. For information, call 582-2100.
SEMINOLE: Seminole City Hall Park, 7464 Ridge Road, will be host to the Chilly Fest, a concert in the park and the mayor's tree lighting ceremony. Events run from noon to 9 p.m.
Blossom Lake Park, 10407 Blossom Lake Drive, will feature a penny carnival for kids, a bike rodeo, a petting zoo, fire safety house and a sidewalk art festival. Call 391-8345 for information about both park events.
ST. PETERSBURG: Azalea Park, 1600 76th St. N, will have a free continental breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. Bicycle clinics, entertainment and community exhibitors will be on hand until 2 p.m. Children also can receive a free bike helmet while supplies last courtesy of Bayfront-St. Anthony's Health Care. Call 893-7465 for details.
GULFPORT: An event near the Little League fields on 58th Street S will showcase city services from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Teen Council and Police Explorers will promote helmet safety. Call 893-1092 for information.