🌱 Fundraiser For Ukrainian Family + Register For Kiwanis Midnight Run

Good morning, people of Dunedin! Kristen here with the latest Dunedin Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and nice. High: 86 Low: 75.

Shoutout to our premier local sponsors:

  • Want to support local artists in Dunedin? Studio 1212 Art Gallery at 234 Monroe St. in Dunedin is a non-profit art gallery managed by award-winning local artists from our area. The gallery features original artwork, prints and cards and has a popular boutique of hand-crafted gift items. Hours are 11am – 3pm Wednesday to Sunday or visit studio1212.org to shop and to see exhibition schedules. And to support local artists by becoming a Patron of Studio 1212, go here.
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Here are the top 3 stories in Dunedin today:

  1. Cueni Brewing Co. is hosting a fundraiser to assist a Ukrainian family currently living locally. The owners of Veskolini Cafe, Olena and Vesko Herun, opened up their home to Olena’s college friend Katya Levchenko, her husband Genya, their 2-year-old son Daniil, and their pug Dazy after they fled Ukraine. The all-day event will include a raffle with items from local merchants. Cueni Brewing Co. will be donating 50% of the day’s sales to the family, so make sure to stop by for a few drinks! (Facebook)
  2. Are you looking for something creative to do with the family? Take them on a scavenger hunt in Hammock Park to look for handpainted painted rocks hidden by those participating in Dunedin Rocks! Each rock is unique and designed by locals to spread happiness. After finding the rocks, you can either keep them or rehide them around Dunedin! Consider joining their Facebook group and painting some rocks of your own. It’s a great activity for kids or anyone in need of some art therapy. (Facebook)
  3. The 2022 Kiwanis Midnight Run is scheduled for the night of July 3 beginning just after 11:00 PM on the Dunedin Causeway. Options include a one mile walk/run, a 5K run, or a 10k run. Runners will receive a finish medal and an event t-shirt. Additionally, Dunedin Brewery will be giving out tastes, backdrops will be available for photo ops, and music will be offering motivation throughout the event. The Dunedin Causeway Bascule Bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM on July 3 to 2:00 AM on July 4 to accommodate the event. Participants can run live on July 3 or virtually through an app the week prior. Register before May 31 to receive early bird pricing! (Kiwanis Midnight Run)

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Today in Dunedin:

  • Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Monticciolo Family Sedation Dentistry (4:00 PM)
  • IFPA Sanctioned Pinball Tournament at Reboot (5:00 PM)
  • Pineapples & Puppies Yappy Hour at The Honu (6:00 PM)
  • Jimmy Buffett themed benefit at Sea Sea Riders (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Do you have a favorite bar or restaurant that deserves more recognition? Consider giving them your vote for the 2022 Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best awards! The top three businesses in each category will be announced on Sunday, August 28† In addition to eating and drinking, categories also include shopping, arts & entertainment, services, schools, sports & recreations, home, auto & vehicles, and health & wellness. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Summer enrollment has begun for Healthy Living Kids Camp at The Jungle† The camp is designed to help children learn how to make healthy snacks, create recipe books, meditate, and more. Two sessions are scheduled, the first starting the week of June 15 and the second on July 11. there are only 10 spots available for each camp session, so act fast! (Facebook)
  • Dunedin High School congratulations senior Reese Small for making the University of Florida cheerleading squad. Only nine students made the team out of 90 who tried out! (Facebook)
  • Looking to learn a new dance style? Patricia Ann Dance Studios offers Flamenco dance classes every Saturday afternoon with Dr. Irene Rimer. “Flamenco is a universal art form that emerged from the Romani people in Southern Spain out of a mix of Jewish, Arabic, Indian, and Byzantine influences.” All levels of experience are welcome! †Facebook | Irene Rimer)
  • Feeling artistic? Sunset Smoothies & Ice Cream is hosting a Memorial Day Craft & Sip event on May 28 at 10:00 AM† Enjoy one of the shop’s delicious smoothies while you learn to make a handcrafted fragrance flower. Tickets are $26 each. (Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Thursday. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with another update!

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