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Ride the rails at Largo Central Park

JOSEPH GARNETT JR   |   Times

JOSEPH GARNETT JR | Times

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Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand 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 is open for public runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835. Today

Curtain raiser: The West Coast Players will present the Neil Simon comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue at 8 p.m. today and Oct. 10-11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 12 at the new West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Tickets $15; $12 seniors and students; and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 734-7100 or visit www.wcplayers.org.

All that jazz: The Dunedin Kiwanis Club has scheduled Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band to perform 7-9 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Tickets are $15. Proceeds support the Dunedin Youth Sailing Association. Call (727) 734-3749 or e-mail RCollman@collman-karsky.com.

Studio Waltz: Take a self-guided tour of area artist's studios during the 16th annual North Pinellas Artists Studio Waltz 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . Maps available at Clearwater and Dunedin libraries and Chambers of Commerce, and the Leepa Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 562-4814 or visit www.studiowaltz16.pbwiki.com.

Broadway comedy: Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Visiting Mr. Green, by Jeff Baron at 8 p.m. Oct. 4-12 with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $20; $10 students; group discounts available. Call (727) 446-1360 or visit www. FrancisWilsonPlayhouse.org.

Caring for pets: Pinellas County Animal Services will present an outdoor children's program "Be Kind to Animals" at 1 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Event will feature shelter animals, proper care of pets and tours of the "Animobile." Call (727) 784-3332 ext. 206 or (727) 582-2600.

Puppet show: Co-sponsored by Great Explorations, Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre will present the Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 ext. 5236.

Cruising For Critters: A poker run for motorcycles of all styles to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. Register at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, online at www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org or at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Eve's Family Restaurant, 3150 Tampa Road, Suite 12, Oldsmar. For more details, call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222.

Harbor Sounds Music Festival: Event opens at noon both Saturday and Sunday at the Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, and includes live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, the Parent Guide Family Zone and plenty of food vendors. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 724-1572 or visit www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/ specialevents.

Fire prevention: The sixth annual Fire Prevention Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. See fire engines, antique fire trucks and get safety information. Call Palm Harbor Fire Rescue at (727) 683-1648.

Sunday

Outdoor concert: The city of Dunedin Pipe Band will perform in concert at 1:30 p.m. in Dunedin's Pioneer Park, at the corner of Main St. and Douglas Ave. Bring seating. Call (727) 733-6240.

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.

Scottish country dancing: Sundays at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. Newcomer class 6-7 p.m.; social dancing 7-9:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Call Val Wade at (727) 947-4668.

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.

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 www.pinellascounty.org.

Monday

Sing along: The Palm Harbor 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.

Chinese art: Kathleen Carothers, a member of Fu Sang Artist's Guild, will present a fun and informative talk on Chinese art and history noon-1:30 p.m. at Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. Free. Call (813) 749-1260.

All about moths: The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a mix and mingle at 7 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Don Stillwaugh, senior environmental specialist, Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management, talk about moths. Call (727) 462-6024.

Ride the rails at Largo Central Park 10/03/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:37pm]

    

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