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Out & About: Merry Christmas party


Enjoy a seasonal show, hot cider, carols, Santa and a tour of Largo Central Park's lights 5-9 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 101 Central Park Drive. Tickets $15. Call (727) 518-3131.


Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Ave., featuring farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese, and much more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit

Pipe organ concert: The Kirk of Dunedin opens its 41st season of organ concerts with "A Christmas Fantasy" performed by Terry Charles at 2 p.m. today and Saturday; and 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets $10. Call (727) 733-5475 or visit www.kirk

On the easel: Learn how the woodcut, "Arcadia Spring," by Charles Hewitt, relates to the Color Woodblock Prints exhibition at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art at noon at 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 712-5762.

Get medieval: Marcaster (The Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details call (727) 393-2679.

Senior billiards: Seniors ages 50 and over cue up for fun and friendship 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1195.

Art classes: Teens can learn the basics of art or master a technique in a variety of mediums at afternoon art classes 3-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Bring your own supplies. $10 residents; $12.50 nonresidents; and $15 w/out card. Call (727) 518-3131.

Euchre players: Enjoy a fun night out playing the game at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N, Largo. For details call (727) 474-2682.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 State St. W, next to city hall through April 2009. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail


Family fare: The Clearwater High Drama Department presents Seussical!, a musical based on the characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave. Adults $12, matinee $10; students and children $10. Call (727) 298-1620 ext. 125.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April 2009 in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Artist's insights: Enjoy free coffee and conversation with enamel artist Cathy Kay Taylor at noon at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double-deck pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3018.

Holiday concert: "Christmas at the Plaza," features the Bayside String Quartet, guest pianist Scott Behler, and the music of Mozart, Bach, Handel and others 6-9 p.m. at the Plaza, 100 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Free. Includes art show and refreshments. Call (727) 559-7767 or visit

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Free movie: See Chariots of Fire at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.


Palms & Poinsettias: Make holiday decorations, take pictures with Santa, sip hot chocolate, play in the grass and enjoy holiday music from the Earthlings 5-8 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Christmas classic: The Bay City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $22 adult, $18 student, $15 group (10+). Call (727) 587-6793.

Winter fun: Climb aboard the Polar Express, play in the "snow" and enjoy hot chocolate under the stars 6-8 p.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. $10 for a family of four, $2 each additional child. Call (727) 518-3125.

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of April in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue and featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Seasonal songs: The Tarpon Springs High Concert Choir will perform a candlelight holiday concert at 5:30 p.m. at the entrance to Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Bring seating. Call (727) 943-4922.

Holiday musical: The Gilbert & Sullivan Players present Babes in Toyland at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Dec. 19 and 20; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 21 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets 20, $18 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Student art show: St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs Campus art students will have an end-of-semester Student Charrette 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Ellis Foundation Art Education Center (fine arts bldg.), 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free admission. Call (727) 341-4301.

Out & About: Merry Christmas party 12/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:43am]
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