September 15-16, $35
Friday evening starts at 6:30 a.m. with Praise and Worship, message closing at 8 p.m. then with Dessert and visiting. Saturday Coffee Fellowship at 8:30 a.m., opening at 9:00 a.m. praise and worship, break out sessions, lunch and closing sessions ending at 3:30 p.m.
October 21, $8, 9 a.m.
A laid-back, relaxing getaway just for a 2 1/2 hour Clearwater. Mount Dora offers you the pleasure of Old Florida country living, lakes, quiet country inns, from shops, an old railroad station, a buffet of tasting dining options – all are within steps of each other in Mount Dora. The small-town environment caters particularly to antique enthusiasts from across the state, country, and world. Shops in and around Mount Dora’s downtown area are full of nostalgic items, valuable antiques and collectibles, and even estate jewelry. Outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, galleries, and bed and breakfast inns also grace Mount Dora’s downtime area.
October 24, $10, 9 a.m.
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park’s underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times at the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured.
November 11, TBD
The Suncoast Singers at East Lake High School
Suncoast Singers has been providing low cost entertainment for all demographics in Pinellas County for 34 years. There are 40-50 members, many of whom are current or retired music educators. The chorus presents “uplifting music” and at the same time provides funds for worthy causes. Suncoast Singers is continually complimented on the variety of the music selected for each themed concert. The members say that every rehearsal is like a clinic. Members of the chorus have also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on several occasions. The group places emphasis on chorus professionalism, growth and having fun.
November 18, $4, 9 a.m.
St. Petersburg Market
The mission of the St. Petersburg market is to be the ‘heart’ of St. Pete – the place, more than anywhere else, that people feel a strong sense of joyful connectedness and creative community. The market is one of the top 20 markets in the country (of ~7000+), and the largest in the southeast US, with an average attendance of 10,000 on a typical Sunday. The market features 40-50 vendors with ‘ready-to-eat’ foods, produce, specialty foods, and crafts in a pleasant shaded setting.
November 30, $10, 9:30 a.m.
Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark, contemplative garden, and bird sanctuary located North of Lake Wales, Florida. It consists of 250-acre garden, the 205-foot tall Singing Tower with it’s carillon bells, Pine Ridge Trail, Pinewood Estate, and a visitor center. The tower is built upon Iron Mountain, on of the highest points of peninsular Florida, estimated to be 295 feet above sea level.
December 14, TBD, 5:00 p.m.
Sunken Gardens Christmas Lights
The Sunken Gardens are 4 acres of well-established botanical gardens, located at the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Florida, at 1825 4th Street North. The Gardens have existed for more than a century, and are one of the oldest roadside tourist attractions in the United States. The Gardens are now operated by the City of St. Petersburg, FL, and maintained with the help of volunteers.
Have a trip idea? Contact Lucille Bell or Cathy Iaquinto. Lucille is at the Table each Sunday to help you and collect payments.