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Honeymoon Island gets head start on Earth Day events


Published:   |   Updated: April 22, 2013 at 01:59 PM

DUNEDIN Live music, craft shows and bungee jumping were just a few of the ways Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin celebrated its annual EarthDays festival Sunday, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day on Monday across Pinellas County.

Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg will hold a fashion show 6-10:30 p.m. featuring garments made of garbage by Bambu the Eco Salon. Tickets are $10 and will benefit nonprofit environmental group Tampa Bay Watch.

Kids can learn how to turn their own trash into treasure at Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo 1-3 p.m. For $8, parents and their children can play with animals, learn about the planet and work on crafts during the center's Tots Celebrate Earth Day.

Baseball fans can do their part by watching the Tampa Bay Rays play the New York Yankees at 7:10 p.m. For every bat broken during the game, the Rays will plant an oyster ball in the bay with Tampa Bay Watch. Fans can also walk away with a Tampa Bay Watch Rays hat.

Freebees will be given out across the Tampa Bay area in honor of Earth Day. Evos restaurants will serve free milkshakes from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Disney stores will give out free Brave or Cars 2 totes in exchange for five or more plastic bags and Grow Financial federal credit unions will give away 12-inch Florida Slash Pine saplings at all branches while supplies last.

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