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Out & About: retrospective of photojournalist Mel Finkelstein

Marilyn Monroe with Arthur Miller, 1957, gelatin silver print from the Finkelstein Family Collection. The picture is on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.

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Marilyn Monroe with Arthur Miller, 1957, gelatin silver print from the Finkelstein Family Collection. The picture is on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.


See a 40-year retrospective of photojournalist Mel Finkelstein (1932-1992) at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Finkelstein worked more than 20 years with the New York Daily News and later as photo editor for the New York Post. His historical photographs include celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photograph of China joining the United Nations. Exhibit runs through Oct. 19. Every Sunday, the museum offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. and admission is free. Call (727) 712-5762.


Sunday bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts with sign in, hot dogs and sloppy joes $1. Chips and drinks available. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call Pat McGehee at (727) 797-3704.

Afternoon bingo: Early bird bingo begins at 12:15 a.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. with wild numbers and fun games every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.


Dixieland dance: Keyboardist Jerry Cummings will entertain from 12:30-4 p.m. and the Bayside Banjo Band will play Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Finger foods available. Call (727) 447-9204.


Tiny Tales: Children age 5 and younger will hear stories about farm animals at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Call (727) 298-3080.

Shell club: The Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive., Clearwater. A promotional video and photos of a recent convention are planned. Call (727) 796-4117 or visit

Free movie: See The Bucket List at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Call (727) 942-5628.


Books with bite: Each month a book from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer will be read and discussed in the Teen Room at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Visit www.largopublic

Family fun: Children and their parents or grandparents can dance, play old-fashioned games and make lemonade at the Preschool Village Ramblers Lemonade Social 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Village, 119090 125th St. N, Largo. Fee, prepaid registration required. Two adults admitted free per child. Call (727) 582-2426 or e-mail [email protected]


Volunteer recognition: An inaugural event to benefit the Safety Harbor Library Foundation will take place 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive and includes a themed dinner, cash bar, music, and live and silent auctions. Reservations are $75 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Call Linda Marshall at (727) 797-0542 or Nadine Nickeson at (727) 0660.


Garden explorer: Check out a Discovery Backpack containing "I-spy" sheets, binoculars and a map and take a free, self-guided tour through Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581.


Have a picnic: Largo Central Park is a beautiful 70-acre park at 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events 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) 447-9204.

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