Art reception: Meet the artists with Area 4 of the Florida Artist Group from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Octagon at the Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Free admission. Wine and refreshments will be served. Call (727) 531-7704.
Arts festival help: Volunteers are needed to work in two- to three-hour shifts at the 34th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on April 12-13 in Craig Park. Call the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce at (727) 937-6109.
Bird watching: The Clearwater Audubon Society is sponsoring a free field trip to Cross Bar Ranch in Pasco County by safari bus to observe songbirds, raptors and burrowing owls and to learn about Pinellas County water resources. Meet in front of Sears at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, at 7 a.m. Reservations required. Call Ken Rowe at (727) 781-0745.
Art opening: An exhibit of paintings by Linda and Vukman Vuksanovich will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free. Show runs through June 6. Center hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 942-5605.
'Pipes Spectacular': Candlelight Pipe Organ Concert presented by the American Guild of Organists, Clearwater chapter, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Free. Visit
churchofascension.org or call (727) 447-3469.
First Friday: Old Palm Harbor Main Street celebrates April with a First Friday fitness expo featuring exhibitions, demonstrations, food, vendors and a children's play area from 6 to 10 p.m. along Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 787-4700.
Lakes, ponds day: Get informed about grant funding for lake and pond restoration, landscape practices that improve water quality and more at Lakes & Ponds Education Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. The program is free, but registration is requested. Call Anamarie Rivera at (727) 464-4425.
Flea market: Tarpon Springs Rotary Club presents its second annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday at Pinellas and Tarpon avenues downtown. Proceeds benefit Rotary-supported charities. Call (727) 944-3748.
Find a bargain: Check out the Senior Advisory Board's garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Call (727) 518-3131.
Heart Walkathon: Participate in the second annual 3-mile Change A Heart Walkathon sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Children's Heart Foundation from 8 a.m. to noon at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Other activities available. Registration is $10. Call (813) 505-2550 or (727) 376-4255.
Morning hike: Bird watchers of all experience levels can take a three-quarter-mile hike at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. $3.50 adults, $2.50 children ages 3-12. Call (727) 518-6241 or (727) 462-6024.
Pawfest 2008: Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas and the city of Largo present the 2nd Annual Pawfest kids and canine carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 504-5784.
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