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Around and about in Largo

4 Today

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and other plants, and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit

4 Today

Icons exhibited: The special exhibition, "Prayers in Paint: The Icons of Sister Eliseea Papacioc," will open in the Focus Gallery of the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. At 3 p.m., Sister Papacioc will discuss her calling as an iconographer. Cost is $8, $5 for members. Call (727) 712-5762.

Sax in the afternoon: The Bay Area Saxophone Quartet will play selections from classical and romantic to ragtime to jazz at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $12, $10 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Singles dance: American Legion Post 7 will host a Bay Area Singles Dance with DJ Mike playing oldies and adult contemporary music 6-11 p.m. every Sunday during the month of October at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Admission $8. Call (727) 459-2076.

Farmers market reopens: Crossroads Farmers Market begins its second season 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the corner of Belcher and Curlew roads with fresh produce, seafood, spices, honey, plants, herbs and unique gifts. Call (727) 787-4700.

Pipe band concert: Dunedin Pipe Band will play a concert at 1:30 p.m. in Pioneer Park, 420 Main St., Dunedin. Free. Bring seating. Call (727) 733-6240.

Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Coffee, donuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For details call Pat McGehee at (727) 779-3704.

5 Monday

Audubon meeting: The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Guest speakers Paul and Ann Hodgson will give a talk on American Oystercatchers in the Tampa Bay Estuary. The public is welcome to attend. Call (727) 462-6024.

Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park located 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.

What's in that can?: Do you really know what you're feeding your pet? Pet food advocate Susan Thixton will present "Pet Food Savvy — A Program for Pet Owners" at 6:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

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

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

6 tuesday

Cross country event: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City presents the Tri City Klassic cross country event at 6 p.m. on the west side of Crest Lake Park, 201 Glenwood Ave. (at Lake Drive and Gulf-To-Bay Blvd.), Clearwater. Area cross country track teams will compete for trophies. Free to the public. Parking is available on site and on side streets. Visit

Around and about in Largo 10/03/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 3, 2009 1:45pm]
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