5 Things in St. Pete Today: Folk Music, Shark Day, Backyard Chickens

A Maine folk singer visits St. Pete. Sunken Gardens hosts a workshop on raising chickens. The city Pier celebrates Shark Month.

1.) Williams Park Market: The has moved up the street for the summer, but is still going strong. Fesh locals fruits and vegetables remain the main attraction, but Williams Park also holds plenty of other faves: food stands, crafts, etc. Check it out early before it gets too hot. Everything opens by 8:30 a.m.

2.) How to Keep a Chicken: Keeping backyard chickens means fresh eggs just about every day. It's a backyard hobby that is gaining enthusiasts in cities across the nation. Learn about raising chickens today at a free seiminar at . It starts at 11:30 a.m. and is free.

3.) Shark Day: Did you know that August is Shark Month? It seems there are plenty of special opportunities to explore the underwater mysteries of the shark, whether it's on TV or at the city Pier. The Pier Aquarium is celebrating Shark Month on Saturday, with a day dedicated to sharks. There will be fun shark-related activities that include craft making and a reading of the children's book, "Great Sharky Shark, A Tale of a Big Hunter," by Suzanne Tate. Admission is free; 10:30am-noon. 

4.) As Long as He's Singing: Cabaret performer David Meulemans croons favorites by Gershwin and Sinatara in a 75-minute cabaret show. It begins at 8:30 p.m. at the .

5.) He's Your Maine Man: Rod Picott, who hails from Maine, brings his folk-rock, blue-collar tunes to the Studio@620 tonight at 8. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors.


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