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Four days of fun

Today-Sunday

St. Patrick Catholic School will host a four-day event, Celebrating the Gold 50 Year Jubilee, featuring rides, food, games, live entertainment, bingo, an adult sports lounge and a flea market 6-10 p.m. tonight; 6-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at 1501 Trotter Road, Largo. Tickets start at 4 for $1; all-you-can-ride wristbands available. Call (727) 581-4865. Today

Free movie: Tarpon Springs Cinema Guild presents The Kite Runner at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. RSVP by calling (727) 943-4922.

Candidates to speak: The Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise will host Robin Wikle and Ken Peluso, both vying for Pinellas County School Board, 7:30 a.m. at Tarpon Woods Country Club, 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor. Breakfast $15. Call (727) 781-5555.

Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events including Tuesday bar bingo at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday bingo at noon at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times, call (727) 442-5293.

Friday

Street party: Tampa Bay's Q105 (WRBQ-FM) will host a 35th anniversary kick-off party 5-9 p.m. along Cleveland Street between East and Fort Harrison avenues in downtown Clearwater featuring a classic car stroll and the cast of Beatlemania. Food and beverage concessions available. Call (727) 562-4700 or visit www.tampabaysq105.com.

Open house: Explore a variety of fun and exciting programs and enjoy a free lunch at the Hale Activity Center's open house 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 298-3299.

Little Black Dress Night: A social event featuring beer, wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and a dinner package drawing to support educational programs 7-9 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $15 and include two drink tickets. Call (727) 712-5762.

Furry, feathered fun: Sesame Street Live presents "When Elmo Grows Up" 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. General admission $12, $16; Premium seats $22; Gold Circle $32. All Friday opening night seats (excluding Gold Circle) are $10. Call (727) 791-7400, or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Saturday

Rockin' the park: The Village People, Grand Funk and special musical guests will appear at a 35th anniversary concert hosted by Tampa Bay's Q-105 (WRBQ-FM) at Coachman Park, 150 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m. Free general admission; reserved seats at Ticketmaster $25, and $40 day of show. Call (727) 562-4700 or visit www.tampabaysq105.com.

Homecoming beauties: The Belle of the Ball Project is giving away hundreds of homecoming dresses to teen girls in need in Pinellas County 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N, next to Beall's. Visit www.belleoftheballproject.com.

Free decorating workshop: Learn how to incorporate your personality into your unique space noon-2 p.m. and continuing for six weeks on Saturdays at Vellagio Furniture, 29909 US 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 785-6300.

Prevent home fires: All Clearwater fire stations will take part in the third annual Fire Prevention Week 2008 open house 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with displays, demonstrations, station tours and children's activities. For locations visit www.myclearwater.com/gov/depts/fire/stations.asp.

Cops & Kids event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Tarpon and Pinellas avenues, Tarpon Springs featuring a Jimmy Jumper, face painting, balloons; and for adults, wine tasting and goodies. Call the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce at (727) 937-6109.

Fireside Concert Series: Attend a drum circle led by members of Safira Tribal Fusion Percussion and Dance Troupe 7-9 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Admission $5 for ages 13 years and older; $3 for ages 3-12 years; and $1 for ages 2 years and younger. Concert is held indoors during inclement weather. Call (727) 462-6024.

Meet the authors: Rick Folstad and Tim Ohr will discuss their work and interests 1-3 p.m. at Book Bank USA, in the Largo Mall at 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360. Reserve a seat at (727) 588-0474.

Take to the skies: During a Young Eagles Flight Rally 8-11 a.m., the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 282 will offer free plane rides to young people ages 8-17 at Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Parent or guardian must be present to register their child. Call (727) 647-2661 or visit www.eaa282.org.

Family event: Largo Fire Rescue Open House and ninth annual Chili Cook-Off will take place 4-7 p.m. at Largo Fire Rescue Station 41, 180 Fourth St. SW and include tours, K-9 demos, Largo Smuppets and chili sampling. Donations accepted for the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida. Call (727) 587-7455.

Annual flea market: Rain or shine, find a treasure 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. There are a few tables left for sellers. Call (727) 942-5628.

Coming home: Works of painter Christopher Still will be exhibited through Jan. 25 at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road. For museum hours and admission prices, call (727) 518-6833.

Japanese paper folding: Kuniko Yamamoto explains the designs, traditions and history of origami at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Attendee participation encouraged. Free admission, but reservations advised. Call (727) 943-4922.

Mobile collection event: Dispose of unwanted electronics and chemical waste at a drop-off event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Safety Harbor Public Works, 1200 Railroad Ave. Free to county residents. Call (727) 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.

Four days of fun 10/08/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 8:16pm]

    

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