Hey, people of Dunedin! Kristen here with the latest issue of the Dunedin Daily.
First, today’s weather:
Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 72 Low: 62.
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Here are the top five stories today in Dunedin:
- Dunedin Parks & Recreation presents a free seminar on “Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning” on March 29 at 10:00 AM in the Hale Senior Activity Center. Hosted by attorney Tina Dunsford, the seminar will teach attendees how to create a will, trust, and guardianship. She will also go over how to make your wishes known concerning health care decisions, discuss the roles of the individuals named in estate planning documents, and what to keep in mind when selecting these people. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. (Dunedin Patch)
- A free Fitness in the Park event will be held on March 26 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM in Highlander Park. Hosted by the Dunedin Parks & Recreation, the event will give everyone an opportunity to try a lineup of group exercise classes that are offered at the Dunedin Community Center, including Zumba, yoga, and tai chi. The event will include vendors promoting healthy living, healthy food options, prizes, and giveaways. Bring water and an exercise mat. Click the link to view the event schedule. (Dunedin Gov)
- Watch the latest video from the City of Dunedin featuring messages from Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski, Vice-Mayor Deborah Kynes, Commissioner Jeff Gow, Commissioner Maureen Freaney, and Commissioner John Tornga. Hear our city’s government officials reflect on the accomplishments of 2021 and learn what changes they hope to see in 2022. (Dunedin Patch)
- President of the Dunedin Cares Food Pantry, Joe Mackin, reflects on his time at the nonprofit organization in the wake of his retirement. “When I look back it’s just mind-blowing,” Mackin said. “Even when Ed (Ed Hughes was the original President of Dunedin Cares) passed away in 2019, I was at his side and he said, ‘Joe, did you ever think this thing would get so big? Feed so many people. No, I didn’t.” Nearly 75-years-old, Mackin has also retired from working in real estate. He’s now looking forward to taking an 11-day cruise to Alaska in June! Read more of Mackin’s reflections on his time with Dunedin Cares in the full article. (TBN Weekly)
- A new exhibit by Dunedin artist Theodosia A.G. Tamborlane will open on March 30 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. Paintings in her exhibit, “My World: From New York to Carrollwood,” are from eight different series of works that were created over the past 12 years when she worked in New York, New Jersey, and Dunedin. Each oil painting is presented with a clear theme reflecting her life experiences as an artist and an attorney. There will be two evening receptions open to the public on April 8 and May 13 at 5:30 PM. Check out the exhibit during the center’s regular hours until May 23. (TBN Weekly)
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Today in Dunedin:
- Dunedin Downtown Market in Pioneer Park (9:00 AM)
- Dunedin Writers Group at the Dunedin Library (9:30 AM)
- Tigers vs. Blue Jays at TD Ballpark (1:00 PM)
- Florida Women’s Fight for Suffrage at the Dunedin Library (3:00 PM)
- Live music at Mangos And Marley (5:00 PM)
- Piper on the Pier on the downtown marina (6:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Progressive Arts presents Matilda Jr. performed by an award-winning cast on March 26 and 27 at the Dunedin Community Center. Both shows begin at 1:00 PM. This is a sensory-friendly musical perfect for all ages. Tickets are on sale online starting at $15. (Progressive Arts)
- A Dunedin Neighborhood Blood Drive will be held on March 26 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM at 830 Douglas Avenue across from Pioneer Park. All donors will receive a $20 e-card redeemable at over 30 locations, a Save the Day Hero T-shirt, and a mini-wellness checkup. Schedule your appointment time online now. (One Blood Donor Portal)
- Pinellas County is accepting applications for funding through the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Countywide. The grant funds programs within Pinellas County that offer a high probability of preventing and controlling crime and/or improving the criminal justice system. Non-profit organizations and political or law enforcement agencies are encouraged to apply. (Newsbreak)
- Dunedin Parks & Recreation is excited to offer a new program called “Okinawan Family Karate” on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 PM in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center. This family-friendly program promotes fitness and self-discipline through karate and grappling techniques. No experience is needed. Register online to participate! (Dunedin Gov)
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