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Bahamian book bash highlights things to do

Florida author Bob Morris is part of tonight’s evening of literacy at the Palm Harbor Library.

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Florida author Bob Morris is part of tonight’s evening of literacy at the Palm Harbor Library.

Tonight

Experience an evening of literacy with a Caribbean twist hosted by Reginald Roundtree and featuring Florida author Bob Morris, live music by the Bayou Boys, an auction, food and wine tasting, 6:30-9 p.m. at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Tickets $35 advance, $45 at the door. All proceeds benefit Palm Harbor Library Endowment Foundation, Inc. Call Debbie at (727) 784-3332, ext. 3002.

Today

Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. This week's class features "Contracts and Construction Law" in the Teaching Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions visit spcollege.edu.

Free massage: Learn about recycling and conservation, receive a free, five-minute massage, and meet the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary's new mascot Sceeter the owl at an Earth Day event at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-6703 or visit naturesfoodpatch.com.

Bingo night: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

Interactive folktales: Stories of Florida — Con Sabor! with award-winning storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. The program will be signed in ASL. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Stage play: Enchanted April, a story about finding happiness in romantic 1922 Italy, will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 22-May 2 at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Cost: $20 adults, $10 students with current ID. For reservations, call (727) 446-1360.

Kiwanis to meet: Don Meek, donor relations manager with Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches in Safety Harbor, will be the guest speaker at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. The public is welcome to attend. Call (727) 725-7549 or visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity or youthranches.org.

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main Street, featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Movie in the park: The film Where the Wild Things Are, an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, will be shown at 8 p.m. at the gazebo in John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. Free. Bring seating or blanket. Call Joe Cooper at (727) 724-1572 or visit cityofsafety harbor.com.

Street party: Clearwater's 57th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival begins 5:30-8:30 p.m. along with Fourth Friday, a street party on Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater, featuring kid-friendly games, more than 60 exhibitors, food, drinks and music by JuFraLa and the Twilights. Call (727) 562-4700 or visit myclearwater.com/funnsun.

Hula hoop extravaganza: Nothing like the hooping you did as a kid. This is a great core workout. Bring a friend for a hoopin' good time, 7:30-9 p.m. at Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 724-1572.

Broadway favorites: West Coast Players present Side by Side, a musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, April 23-May 9, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees at 21905 U.S. 19, Clearwater (in the Clearwater Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota). Tickets $22, $20 seniors/students/military. Call (727) 734-2363.

School carnival: Leila G. Davis Elementary School will host a Spring Fling Carnival, 5:30-8 p.m. at 2360 Landmark Drive, Clearwater, with face painting, food, games and prizes. Call (727) 725-7972.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Saturday

Dinner and auction: St. Patrick Catholic School is hosting Pot O'Gold, a silent auction and dinner of roasted tenderloin of pork, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, cucumber salad and French bread at 6 p.m. in the Monsignor McCall Parish Hall at 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. Tickets $12. Call (727) 560-0063.

Book sale: The Friends of the Safety Harbor Library will host a book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library, 101 Second St. N. Most books are $1. A wide selection is available. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Birdwatching walk: Join the Clearwater Audubon Society at 8 a.m. at shelter 6, John Chesnut Park, 2200 E Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Bring binoculars and field guides if available. Call Ellen Pfau at (727) 786-3718.

Stand-up comedy: American Comedy Awards Female Comedian of the Year Kathleen Madigan will perform at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets $49.50 and $39.50 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Blues fundraiser: The Tampa Bay Blues Brothers will host the first annual "Downtown Blues Revue" 6-10 p.m. in Pioneer Park, 460 Main St., Dunedin. The event will feature several blues bands performing to raise money for children to attend summer camp programs in Dunedin. Sponsors and snack and drink vendors are needed. Call Mathew Eberius at (727) 488-2423, e-mail mathew@showcaseartsfoundation.org, and visit TampaBayBlues Brothers.org.

First aid class: Oldsmar Fire Rescue will offer a first aid class 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oldsmar Fire Station, 225 Pine Ave. N. Class is open to the public. Cost is $20. Participants must preregister. Call Pat at (813) 749-1200 or e-mail praynor@ci.oldsmar.fl.us.

Language club to meet: World Circle Language Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.

Pennsylvania Dutch picnic: The 33rd annual "Pennsylvania Dutch Picnic" will begin at 9 a.m. in shelter 5, Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. The public is invited. Bring a picnic lunch and beverage. Sharing of a Pennsylvania Dutch Country dish or other items of interest is optional. For information and reservations, call Dick Mogel at (727) 492-0546 or Cyndi Kowalksi at (727) 934-1669.

Boisterous fun: Bleacher Bums, a comedy that follows a bunch of die-hard Cubs fans rooting for their team, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30 and May 1; and at 3 p.m. Sunday and May 2 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Opening night special price $7, all other performances $15, $13 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Tree giveaway: The city of Clearwater will celebrate Arbor Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Public Services Complex, 1650 N Arcturas Ave., with a Tree City USA ceremony followed by a free tree giveaway. First come, first served. Proof of Clearwater residency is required. Call (727) 562-4950.

Bahamian book bash highlights things to do 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:55pm]

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