🌱 Dog Adoption Event + Pride Golf Cart Parade + Bird Watching Backpacks

Hi there! It’s me, Kristen, your host for the Dunedin Daily – back in your inbox with the city’s top news today. Without delay…

First, today’s weather forecast:

Partly sunny and humid. High: 89 Low: 79.

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Here are the top three stories in Dunedin today:

  1. Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions has scheduled a Meet and Greet event at HOB Brewing on Sunday, June 19 between noon and 2 p.m. Whether you’re looking to adopt a dog or not, this is a great opportunity to play with wonderful greyhounds while sipping on your favorite drink. Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds into qualified, caring and loving homes. Stop by HOB or check out the organization’s website to learn more about their efforts. (Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions via Facebook | Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions)
  2. The first annual Dunedin Pride Golf Cart Parade over the weekend was a huge success! Dunedin Goes Carting kicked off Dunedin Pride Week on Saturday night with a parade of 87 golf carts down Dunedin’s main street. According to CL Tampa Bay, “We are a family blared from the speakers of Michael Reed’s tricked-out golf cart, complete with disco balls and rainbow fringe. Alongside him, city officials, members of the LGBT community and allies drove golf carts decorated with everything from rainbow flags to flamingos, unicorns, balloons, leis and sleeves rainbow air.” Check out the full article to see photos of some of the parade’s decorated golf carts! (CL Tampa Bay)
  3. Reminder: birding backpacks are still available at the Dunedin Public Library! Your library card gives you access to birding backpacks that contain equipment, resources, and guides to help you identify birds native to Florida and North America. Each backpack includes one pair of adult binoculars, one pair of children’s binoculars, two bird guides, instructions and lens wipes. To put a backpack on hold, call or visit the library reference desk at (727) 298-3080 x1707. (Dunedin Patch)

Daily Picture of the Week in Dunedin:

Court of Gramercy | Photo submitted by Alan Walton

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Today in Dunedin:

  • Florida Landlord/Tenant Laws Seminar at the Hale Senior Activity Center (10 a.m.)
  • Line dancing for beginners at Dunedin Public Library (6 p.m.)
  • Dunedin Toastmasters Meeting at Unity Community Church (7 p.m.)
  • Fenway June Book Club at the Fenway Hotel (7 p.m.)
  • Live game night at Caledonia Brewing (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Summer Breakspot is offering free snacks and meals to kids 18 and under all summer long. People in need can receive healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at Dunedin Highland Middle School. Other locations can be found by calling 2-1-1, texting “food” to 304-304, or the Summer Breakspot website. (Pinellas County Schools via Facebook | Summer Breakspot)
  • Thinking of adding a new member to your family? SPCA Tampa Bay has plenty of dogs, cats and other pets for adoption, including Skip who has been at the shelter for two months now. Learn more about Skip and other pets for adoption on the SPCA website! (SPCA Tampa Bay via Facebook | SPCA Tampa Bay)
  • The Play Ball Weekend Baseball Clinic with the Dunedin Blue Jays on Sunday was a huge success! According to the team’s Facebook page, the players loved meeting, interacting and teaching the kids in Pinellas County. who come so often to watch and encourage them! They also mentioned that they hope to continue to offer a baseball clinic at TD Ballpark in future seasons. (Dunedin Blue Jays via Facebook)
  • The Pinellas Zero Suicide Partnership is launching a short series of social cafes for the Pinellas veteran community. These short morning socials will be informal, casual events to build camaraderie, provide information on resources for veterans, and much more! The next event is scheduled for June 23 between 9 and 10 a.m. at Shelter 3 at Eagle Lake Park in Largo. (Pinellas County Government via Facebook)
  • The Silent Disco celebrating Dunedin Pride at HOB Brewing this weekend was a hit! The AMG Group Music Events team created a unique experience that allowed guests to use headphones to listen to four different music channels and dance the night away. You can check out photos and videos from the event on the Dunedin Pride Facebook page! (Pride of Dunedin via Facebook)
  • If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree (233733). Pinellas County reminds us that “we must never underestimate the power of conscience”. (Pinellas County Government via Facebook)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Tuesday! I will join you early tomorrow morning with a new update.

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