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.

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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

New DCO Member – Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Voices of Hope for Aphasia, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that started in St. Petersburg, and is thrilled and proud to now be offering programs at the Hale Activity Center to benefit Dunedin
citizens and residents of the surrounding areas.
We are the only community-based aphasia program in West Central Florida, providing group-based programs for adults with communication disabilities due to stroke or other brain injury. People with communication disabilities typically experience social isolation, difficulty participating in conversations and other social activities, due to their disability. They may end up sitting at home, in front of the TV, isolated and lonely with the exception of their immediate family. Our programs are the remedy to this problem – we provide communication supports that empower and enable everyone to fully participate in conversation and activities that are accessible to all.

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Newcomer Club 3rd Annual Bunco Party Benefits The Haven

The Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin announces it’s Third Annual Bunco Party at the United Methodist Church Fellowship hall on Friday, February 17th.

Bunco is a fun social dice game with no skill required. Come and meet new people. Cost is $10.00 per person. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. Cash prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit The Haven, a domestic violence shelter.

Tickets can be purchased from any club member, at the Chamber of Commerce or by calling 727-756-1862.

Friday, February 17, 2017
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
411 Wood Street, Dunedin FL 34698


2nd Annual Dunedin Tartan Ball

Dress up in your finest Tartan and join us for a celebration of the work of Robert Burns. Starts at 6 pm with Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 4-course delicious meal provided by Delectables Catering.  Music and dancing by Gloria West & the Gents.

Open to everyone, tickets are on sale at Lothian Kilt Rentals on Main Street, Dunedin or on line at http://www.dunedinscottishartsfoundation.com/tartan-ball/

Keeping our Scottish Heritage alive!

Donate Food Items to Dunedin Cares

In the spirit of the holiday season, please bring non-perishable food items this Friday for DunedinCares, Inc.dunedin-cares

Items most needed include: canned chicken or meat, fruit, beans; peanut butter, jelly, pasta, rice, soup, cereal, mac & cheese; paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, deodorant.

For more information contact:

1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL

Phone: 727-559-2112

Web: http://dunedincares.org