Free Things To Do (06.25-07.01.18)

Ocean Conservancy’s 2018 Gandy Beach Cleanup
Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 10a.m. It may be called “the sunshine state,” but even more than sunny skies, Florida is known and loved for its beautiful beaches. Show your shoreline some love by joining Ocean Conservancy and Keep Pinellas Beautiful for a special cleanup event at Gandy Beach on Tuesday, June 26. Ocean Conservancy will provide coffee and snacks as well as cleanup supplies like reusable work gloves and trash bags. Volunteers will also receive t-shirts!
13090 Gandy Boulevard North

Friends Trivia
Wednesday, June 27 from 7:30p.m. to 10:30p.m. Think you know everything there is to know about the show Friends? Head over to Pour Taproom and prove it at Friends Trivia!
Pour Taproom, 225 2nd Avenue North

Evening With The Author: Scott Deitche
Thursday, June 28 from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. This Evening’s guest will be Scott Deitche, local author of seven books on organized crime including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld. He has also written dozens of articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers and was the senior writer for Tampa Mafia Magazine. Scott has been featured on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, A&E, C-SPAN, Oxygen, American Heroes Channel, and both national and local news and radio shows.
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE

Creating Backyard Habitat for Birds
Saturday, June 30 from 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. Increase the number and diversity of birds in your landscape by following the advice of Sensing Nature’s Wildlife Biologist Jeanne Murphy. Learn what providing food, water, and cover, and being sensitive to the seasonal needs of resident and migratory species means. Seeds and berries are only part of the story… plants that harbor insects also provide food, especially during nesting season, creating cavities for nesters, and watching how birds use your yard are all ways that will help improve your important slice of Florida habitat. Then after the presentation, put your green thumb to work! Plant a native cutting or some seeds in a pot to take home.
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE

The Art of Bonsai for Beginners
Saturday, June 30 from 11a.m. to 12p.m. Learn about this 2,000+-year-old art form and how you can start cultivating your very own bonsai!
1225 Cleveland Street

Plant Pop Up Market
Saturday, June 30 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. Head over to Station House for a Plant Pop Up Market! They will have a selection of vendors selling plants, plant-based goods, and medicinal herbs. Ichicoro ANE at Station House will have brunch specials along with plant-themed cocktails. Participate in their plant clipping exchange as well!
Station House St. Pete, 260 1st Ave S

Header image by @joeymingione

Written by Aislinn Fallon

Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.