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Pinellas Geological Society to host 33rd annual gem show

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Photography hike: Learn the best setup and how to utilize the seasons to capture the natural beauty of nature for that perfect photograph 9-11 a.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Free. Pre-registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.Today

The Pinellas Geological Society will host its 33rd annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale noon-5 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Free admission. Call (727) 894-2440.

Miniature art: The 34th annual International Miniature Art Show opens for exhibit at 10 a.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. with nearly 1,000 works of art by entrants from 34 states and 12 countries. $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 children; and free for DFAC and MASF members. Call (727) 298-3322.

Golden Dragon Acrobats: The Chinese touring company will perform at 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $26, $23. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.

Kite fest: The Treasure Island Sport Kite Club's 12th annual kite fest is scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Treasure Island beach, behind the Thunderbird Hotel, 1070 Gulf Blvd. Free. Call (813) 948-0854.

Arts & crafts festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 443-6509.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. 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 donuts. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call Pat McGehee at (727) 797-3704.

Monday

Boating course: The Clearwater Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer America's Boating Course to all ages 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., on Sand Key. $30 fee. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit links.tampabay.com.

MLK play day: Children ages 5-12 will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King and engage in activities that reinforce the ideals he stood for 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. Call (727) 738-2920.

Taste of Safety Harbor: The city's third annual gastronomic event will be 5:30-9 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 Bayshore Blvd., and features samplings from 20 restaurants, a silent auction, raffle and art exhibit. Advance tickets $20; $25 at the door. Call (727) 726-2890.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

Sing along: Palm Harbor Crystalaires Men's Barbershop Chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. and seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.org.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Line dancing: Adults and seniors are invited to learn new and traditional line dances from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Largo's Highland Complex, 400 Highland Ave. No partner needed. Join any time. Call (727) 518-3016.

Tuesday

Storytelling: All ages are welcome to hear Windell Campbell present "Fantastic Stories" at 7 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 233 Douglas Ave. Call (727) 738‑2920.

Civitans to meet: The Clearwater Civitan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Countryside County Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Guest speaker will be Maria Kabau, director of development for the Blossom School for the Deaf. Call (727) 584-0461.

Driving class: An AARP classroom refresher for drivers age 50 and older will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. $12 for AARP members; $14 nonmembers. To preregister, call (727) 736-1494.

Free critique: Studio 1212 invites all artists to bring in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings for a free critique at 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566.

Information on herbs: The Florida Herb Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Visitors are welcome. Meeting will include a guest speaker, refreshments and an herbal swap. Call (727) 365-8574.

Free movie: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Dept. will show the movie Mamma Mia at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Pinellas Geological Society to host 33rd annual gem show 01/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 17, 2009 1:19pm]
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