Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival

Friends of the Island Parks, Inc., hosts the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on December 2, 2017 to benefit Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks. Bluegrass festival visitors will enjoy the event in a large outdoor site at the North end of beach from 11 am to 5 pm in beautiful Honeymoon Island State Park. The festival supports Honeymoon and Caladesi State Parks and programs that help visitors enjoy recreational benefits of a beautiful area of the State.

The festival will feature continuous traditional bluegrass music performances by Little Roy and Lizzy Show, and several local bluegrass bands. Continue reading

48th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes – Dunedin Youth Guild

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 10:00 – 4:00 pm

This year’s tour includes a total of six locations in Dunedin and the surrounding areas.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Dunedin Youth Guild’s youth scholarship program and other youth-focused community improvement projects.

Advance tickets are available for $25.00 at our website:  https://dunedinyouthguild.org. and around the town of Dunedin:  The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, The Dunedin Community Center, The Hale Center, or the Dunedin Fine Art Center.   Tickets can be purchased for $30.00 the day of the event at Mease Manor, 700 Mease Drive, in Dunedin.  The tours are open from 10 am to 4 pm and the Holiday Tea is open from 11 am to 4 pm.   Visit our website at www.dunedinyouthguild.org, like us on Facebook (Dunedin Youth Guild), or call us at 727-734-0394 to get up-to-date information.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

Dunedin’s Original Whiskey Tasting

Dunedin’s Original Whiskey Tasting – New World Celts
Wednesday, November 15, 7 PM – 11 PM
1134 Douglas Ave, Dunedin

Come enlighten yourself to the wonderful world of Scotch Whisky by taking a liquid tour of Scotland. Our Scotch Master, Mr. Robert Peirson, will educate you to the nuances of each of the scotches you will be tasting!

We will have four (4) Whisky’s for you to try. Light appetizers are served during the evening and a piper and/ or dancers will be on hand to entertain us.Continue reading

Downtown Dunedin Market Reopens Nov. 3rd

Friday, Nov. 3-4, 10:00 – 2:00

Hello market fans! The weekend you’ve been waiting for is just around the corner! The Dunedin Downtown Market opens it’s new market season next weekend on Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th! Join us at Pioneer Park, Dunedin FL for the kick off of the season. The market will feature Fresh Foods, Live Music and Artisan Vendors! The Dunedin Bagpipe band will play live starting at 10am and a special ribbon cutting with the City of Dunedin Florida – Government will be held at 10:30am.

Dunedin Metal Artist Featured on History Channel

The Institute for Creative Arts, at 968 Douglas Ave., is most well known for the creative custom bicycle racks found around Dunedin, including the “Squid” bike rack commissioned by DCO in 2015. Recently, their resident artist blade smith, Francesco Muci, was selected to appear on The History Channels newest hit show “Forged in Fire”. Francesco specializes in custom knifes and “Damascus Steel”

Francesco flew to New York for the show’s filming last week. He competed against three other knife makers for a chance to win $10,000 and will be highlighted by the History Channel. The show will be aired, nationally, sometime in the next few months.

Classes in knife and blade forging are held at The Institute for Creative Arts, Dunedin Fl. Enroll with our partners, Dunedin Fine Art Center. They can be contacted by calling 727-298-3322 or at www.dfac.org.

Arc Angels, Inc
Institute for Creative Arts
968 Douglas Ave
Dunedin, Florida 34698

Welcome New DCO Members!

Please help us welcome our new members at the upcoming meeting. The Islamic Society of North Pinellas, located at 1218 New York Avenue in Dunedin. Imam Abdel Monem Dobal and Alwi Al Saquaf, President of the Board, will be representing the organization at DCO meetings. The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, who operates The Scot Shop at 1265 Bayshore Blvd, have also joined DCO.  Vice Mayor Deborah Kynes sponsored them and we hope to welcome their President, Patricia Irwin at a future meeting.

Springtime in The Hammock – Guided Nature Tours

Join Friends of the Hammock on Saturday March 11, 2017 9 AM to Noon for free guided nature walks in Hammock Park featuring the newly purchased eight acres.  Join naturalists Art Finn, City of  Safety Harbor Arborist,  Dr. Craig Huegel, Biology professor  St. Petersburg College and Craig Wilson , City of Dunedin Arborist and learn about this amazing 98 acre park in the heart of Dunedin.

Learn how the newly purchased land will help protect the plants, trees  and animals within the Hammock.  Water will be provided.  Free ice cream treats following the event. Tours will start from the main entrance picnic shelters,

1900 San Mateo Drive

44th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show – Sat. March 4th

The Dunedin Youth Guild will host their 44th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Conmy Center (Our Lady of Lourdes Church). The theme for this year’s Fashion Show is “Destination Dunedin!” with fashions provided by Chico’s at Westfield Countryside Mall.

Doors open for a social hour at 11:00 am and lunch will be served at noon.  Additionally, there will be door prizes and many opportunities will be available to purchase tickets for beautiful items donated by members and generous merchants and friends of the Dunedin Youth Guild.

The cost is $35.00 per person and reserved tickets can be purchased from any Dunedin Youth Guild member or by calling 727-734-0394.

Seating is limited so early ticket purchases are advised.  This event helps support the Scholarship Program for Dunedin students.  View full details on our Calendar of Events.

Robert Burns Supper at the Scottish Hall


Traditional event celebrates birthday of Scottish Poet Robert Burns

Dunedin, Fla – Dec.15 – Celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday has long been an established tradition for Dunedin’s Scottish American Society members, guests and residents of Pinellas County.  Burns’ Night, held every January in Dunedin’s historic Scottish Hall, is the only Robert Burns’ Supper held in Dunedin.  Historically speaking, the Burns’ Supper was first held in memoriam by Burns’ friends in Scotland following his death in 1796.

At 6:00pm, guests arriving at the 79 year old Scottish Hall on 917 Louden Avenue are greeted by a bagpiper who “pipes them in” to the gaily decorated historic wood structure with walls adorned with over 40 Clan Crests and Scottish memorabilia.   Dinner is served shortly after when guests have been seated.  The centerpiece for the formal dinner is the traditional Scottish dish haggis celebrated by Burns in his Address to a Haggis along with Scotch whiskyThe formal evening follows a standard format beginning with the piping in of guests and ending with toasts and recitations of Burns’ poetry. Open to the public as are all Scottish American Society events, the Burns’ Supper is usually held on or near the poet’s birthday on January 25, 1759. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 21st.Continue reading