Window on Pinellas

Time Bandits to play

Sunset Beach concert

TARPON SPRINGS – The next Tarpon Springs Sunset Beach Concert Series will be held from 7-9 p.m., April 4, and feature music from the Time Bandits.

The Time Bandits play popular music and classic hits from the 1970s through today, including classic rock, soul, funk, blues and country.

The event is free and overflow parking and shuttle services will be available at Tarpon Springs High School. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Sunset Beach is located at 1800 Gulf Road.

For more information, call 727-942-5628 or go to

Free rides for


TARPON SPRINGS – Senior residents in need of transportation to health-related appointments within the city can get rides for free using Healthy Hop, a program created by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, AdventHealth North Pinellas and the city of Tarpon Springs.

The program is for low-income residents ages 65 and older. Trips must begin and end within Tarpon Springs city limits and be health related.

Qualified riders may take two round trips or four one-way trips per calendar month. Rides are provided on-demand or by pre-scheduling up to two weeks in advance.

To learn more, call 727-540-1888 or go to

Tarpon marina

construction underway

TARPON SPRINGS – Construction involved in a major improvement project at the Tarpon Springs Marina, 100 Dodecanese Blvd, began on April 1.

The project includes the removal of existing deteriorated docks, the installation of new floating docks and gangways, the installation of a boat lift and the dredging of the boat slip area.

The marina is scheduled to be closed until July 1.

Midcoast Construction Enterprises, LLC is completing the project.

For more information, call 727-938-3711 or go to

Sugar Sand Fest

needs volunteers

CLEARWATER – The annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival returns to Clearwater Beach from April 12-28 and organizers need more volunteers for the 17-day event.

Highlighting the event are the intricate creations molded and carved out by sand sculpting artists. This year’s theme is “SEA the World, A Journey Around the Globe.”

More than 1,200 volunteer shifts are needed. Volunteers will help in the exhibit area, merchandise area, sand sculpting and giant sandbox area, VIP and entertainment. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt, complimentary meal, complimentary parking and ferry or trolley ride and free admission to the festival the day of their shift.

For more information on volunteering call 727-871-8060 or go to

Hospital Healthy


PALM HARBOR – AdventHealth North Pinellas will continue its Healthy Happenings public outreach programs with a program on foot discomfort from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 8.

Christopher Roever, a surgeon and specialist in podiatric medicine, will discuss the most common injuries and solutions relating to foot and ankle disorders. He will explain treatments available and how to decrease pain and increase function.

The gathering will be held at St. Mark Village, 2655 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor. Light refreshments will be provided.

To make reservations or to learn more about Healthy Happenings programs, call 1-844-504-9378.

“Always A Bridesmaid”

on stage

TARPON SPRINGS – “Always A Bridesmaid,” a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, will be on stage six times at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, beginning April 5.

The play follows four friends who have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings no matter what.

Show dates are April 5-7 and April 12-14. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 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.



TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division will hold its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 13, at the Tarpon Springs Sports Complex, 150 Jasmine Ave.

The family friendly Easter event features egg hunts for children 12 and under, crafts, inflatables, games and more.

Refreshments will be available for purchase and the event is free to attend.

For more information, call 727-942-5628 or go to

“Talk trash” with Pinellas

Solid Waste

Pinellas County Solid Waste is inviting residents, businesses and business partners to attend one of three upcoming Master Plan Workshops to review existing solid waste programs, provide feedback about potential new countywide waste, recycling and reduction programs, and evaluate opportunities to create more renewable energy from waste.

The workshops will be held in an open-house style, including an overview presentation and project-related information at 6 p.m. County representatives will be available to answer any questions afterward.

The North County meeting is the third and final workshop. It will be held from 6-8 p.m., May 2, at the East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road.

The first two meetings are both from 6-8 p.m., as well. The first is April 29 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, and the second is April 30 at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.

—Suncoast News staff