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Get Out! Your Weekend Planner: Touch All the Trucks You Want, Learn About Shorebirds

That’s just a sampling of what’s in store this weekend in Dunedin.

Here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend.

FRIDAY: This is your last chance to enjoy the on Friday. The Dunedin Green Market is a local shopping extravaganza filled with fresh seafood, pasta, bread, hummus, pastries, jams, jellies, olive salad, meatballs, plants, tea, pet products, soaps and more. What a great way to spend a few leisurely hours. Catch it on its last Friday until fall from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Don't worry, it will still be around on Saturdays until 12:30 p.m. 'til July 30).

FRIDAY: Also ending this Friday in is the spring series. Finishing out the program is "Citizen Kane," the 1941 award-winning masterpiece by director, producer and star Orson Welles. The bold film caused quite a controversy back in the day, and even if you’ve seen it, you’ve probably never watched it sitting under the stars. The show begins at dusk. 

SATURDAY: Trucks, emergency response vehicles, military vehicles, helicopters and more are all on display at the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at . Billed as the largest vehicle display in the southeastern United States, the event also features pony rides, games and crafts for the kids, live music, food, and of course, all the truck touching you want. Parking is $2; admission is free.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Learn about those curiously playful shore birds at the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at . Volunteers, binoculars, and spotting scopes are available to identify birds. Low tide is the best time for viewing. This free event takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you don’t have a state park pass, you’ll have to pay the $8-per-vehicle park entry fee (up to 8 people per vehicle). Contact the Nature Center at 727-738-2903, for more information.

SUNDAY: If you want to go to the beach, but don't want to deal with the traffic, pack your beach gear, head to downtown Dunedin and let the Jolley Trolley take you. Just $4.50 gets you an unlimited day pass. Purchase one at the . Go ahead, act like a tourist. It's fun!  

Enjoy!

bill April 28, 2011 at 09:26 PM
its a good time taking the trolley to the end an back. i did it. dunedin bill.
Chris Sansbury April 29, 2011 at 01:42 PM
We can't wait for Touch-A-Truck!
Katie Dolac April 29, 2011 at 09:37 PM
Talk of the town is all about Touch-a-Truck. What should a newbie expect?

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