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North Pinellas events: Bird walk, open-air market


Bring binoculars to look for songbirds and raptors in oak and xeric hammock, and water birds in the lake at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. The cost is $2.79 for ages 13 and older; $1.85 for ages 3-12. Call Madeleine Bohrer at (727) 518-6241.


Open-air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid-April 2009 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail

Greyhounds: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents noon-3 p.m. at PetSmart, 2625 Gulf To Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit

The Tamburitzans: America's longest-running folk dance company performs the music and dance of Eastern Europe at 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $26; $23. Call (727) 942-5605.

Positive thinking: Debbie Lane, 2007 International Hypnotist of the Year, will host a free workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oak Trail Books, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-1960 or e-mail

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.


Holiday Garden Lights: Last day to view more than 425,000 colorful lights transforming Florida Botanical Gardens into a holiday wonderland. Free admission 6-10 p.m. at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 582-2100.

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. For details, call (727) 582-2123 or visit


Fliers group to meet: United Airlines Retirees and Soon-To-Be's will meet at 10 a.m. at Tiffany's Restaurant, 35000 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Call Ken Wilson at (727) 443-7060.

Bird lecture: Ron Rohrbaugh, project director, Cornell University, will discuss the search for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Call (727) 462-6024.

Book sale: Find books, collectibles, audio-visuals, homeschooling aids, children's materials and more starting at 10 cents at the Friends of the Palm Harbor Library bookstore in the newly renovated library building, 2230 Nebraska Ave. during regular library hours. Donations are needed, receipts for tax purposes are available. Call (727) 784-3332 ext. 3016.


Shell photographs displayed: The Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club presents a program by Seminole resident and club member Robert Lipe that includes his best photographs over the past 40 years taken in Aruba, Grenada and other Caribbean locales at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-4117.

2009 Epiphany celebration: The annual Epiphany holiday takes place in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday with religious services starting at 8 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave.; Blessing of the Waters at noon and cross diving at 1 p.m. at Spring Bayou; followed by a Glendi at 348 N Pinellas Ave. with $2 admission. For details, call St. Nicholas Cathedral at (727) 937-3540.

North Pinellas events: Bird walk, open-air market 01/02/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:05am]
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