Window on Pinellas, Feb. 27

Leepa-Rattner art


TARPON SPRINGS – St. Petersburg College’s Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is featuring the exhibit “Unexpected – Art by Alternative Means,” a collaboration created by Nathan Beard, Akiko Kotani and Rob Tarbell.

An opening reception for the exhibition was held Feb. 23 and the pieces will be on display until May 19.

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 E. Klosterman Road, can be contacted at 727-712-5762.

Annual Wentworth

St. Patrick’s Day party

EAST LAKE – St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Wentworth Golf Club will host its annual day-long party to celebrate the holiday.

Guests to the Mulligans St. Patrick’s Day Bash may attend from noon to 10 p.m., March 17. A $5 cover charge will be required after 1 p.m.

Live entertainment will be performed all day and the event is family friendly. Drink specials will be available as well as an Irish buffet.

The Going for the Green Golf Tournament, a two-player scramble, will begin earlier in the day at 9 a.m. Non-members may join for $60, Ace Loyalty Card and Paradise Card members may participate for $50 and full members to Wentworth play for $40.

Contact the Golf Shop for more information by calling 727-942-4760.

More illegal



DUNEDIN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit and other state and county agencies arrested unlicensed contractors working in Pinellas County.

The latest sting, dubbed “Operation Punch List,” began Feb. 16 and ended Feb. 18, and was conducted at 875 Sky Loch Drive, Dunedin.

Detectives arrested 39 suspects with 79 criminal charges and referred one suspect to the State Attorney’s Office for one additional criminal charge. Charges included unlicensed specialty contracting violations, workers compensation fraud and various other criminal charges unrelated to unlicensed contracting.

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference Feb. 18 to detail the operation. “My message to people who are out there engaged in this activity is to do it the right way, do it the legal way, get licensed and don't rip people off.”

Tampa Bay

Ukulele Society


SAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Public Library will host a Tampa Bay Ukulele Society workshop at 6:30 p.m., March 5.

Guests will learn about different ukulele sizes and how to hold, tune and strum the stringed instruments. Workshop instructors will teach attendees two songs and provide information for continued education, including information on local teachers.

The Safety Harbor Public Library is located at 101 2nd St. N. and can be contacted by calling 727-724-1525.

Pinellas Trail

bridges reopen

PALM HARBOR – Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail users in Palm Harbor may once again utilize long-closed pedestrian bridges over Alternate U.S. 19 and Orange Street.

The bridges were reopened for use Feb. 15.

Trail sections northeast of Curlew Road and Alt. 19 had been closed since September 2017. Old trusses were demolished and removed and new steel trusses were installed. Concrete decks were poured in recent weeks and the bridges reopened a couple weeks earlier than expected.

The Palm Harbor improvement project was funded through Penny for Pinellas, the county’s local infrastructure sales tax. More information about the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail can be found at

Mardi Gras


TARPON SPRINGS – Bourbon Street comes to the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, at 7:30 p.m., March 1, for a Mardi Gras celebration and dance event with the Rhythm Kings Orchestra.

Guests are encouraged to wear flashy attire and come with beads to celebrate Fat Tuesday. The Rhythm Kings Orchestra will be playing New Orleans jazz and brass band music.

Tickets cost $18 for general admission and $16 for Tarpon Arts members. To purchase tickets or for more information on this event and upcoming performances, go to or call 727-942-5605.


fundraising party

TARPON SPRINGS – The Kathleen Monahan Foundation Speakeasy, a fundraiser for the arts in Tarpon Springs, will be held from 7-11 p.m., March 2, at Currents Third Space, 200 E. Tarpon Ave.

The event will feature music, dancing, one free signature drink ticket, a cash bar, upscale tapas and door prizes.

Guests can RSVP – and get the secret password – by sending emails to or calling 917-796-2588.

Dunedin summer

Camp leaders needed

DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department is hiring temporary recreation leaders to work its Summer Camp from May 28 to Aug. 9.

Applicants must be 18-years-old and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience is preferred but not required. The recreation department is seeking applicants that can assume a leadership role, enjoy working with children and are enthusiastic and have high energy.

For more information, call 727-812-4530.

—Suncoast News staff