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Beginner guitar


Kids can learn to play guitar or advance their skills at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. $12 per lesson. Guitar and three-ring notebook required. Call (727) 736-1494.

Newcomers club: The Palm Harbor Newcomers Club invites new and longtime residents to its monthly luncheon meeting at 10 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Pkwy. Cost is $20. Call Jacquie at (727) 729-4183 or visit

Brits to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Activities are planned and refreshments will be served. Club dues are $25 annually. Call Wenda at (727) 939-0362, Mary at (727) 379-0759 or Pearl at (813) 453-5581.

Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month. The two-story, Cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

Square dancing: Dance to professional caller Allen Snell 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Fee is $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.


Job search tips: Attend a free job search seminar 10 a.m.-noon at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Topics include developing the right job search attitude and strategy, creating a powerful resume, networking and interview preparation. Presented by human resources specialist and employment coach Lee Savage. To register, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Comedy play: A. R. Gurney uses the stage to explore our place in the world today through his play, The Fourth Wall, to be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Aug. 28 and 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 30 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets $10, $8 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Garage sale: A large selection of gently used items will be available for sale at an indoor/outdoor garage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Belleair Garden Club, 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Proceeds benefit Guatemala's children and medical mission trip. Call Barbara at (727) 581-8929.

Bark at the Ball Park: Bring your dog to the ballpark and watch the Clearwater Threshers play the Dunedin Blue Jays at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Gates open at 6 p.m., game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $4 for humans and dogs, and proceeds go to the Humane Society of Pinellas. Call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222, and for tickets, call (727) 467-4457.

Summer fun: Head to downtown Safety Harbor for the 3rd Friday Music Series, a free street festival 6-10 p.m. at the John Wilson Park gazebo and at local venues throughout town. Each month features a different theme, some of the area's hottest local bands and quality arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit the Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center. Call (727) 724-1572 or e-mail


Gluten-free cupcake party: Tina Turbin, published children's author, researcher and writer is hosting a gluten-free cupcake party 2-4 p.m. at 1976 Dunloe Circle, Dunedin. Children and their parents are invited to help with baking and decorating. The party will be videotaped and used to help raise awareness of celiac disease. Space is limited. For participation details, e-mail Rosie Newman at or call (407) 536-0251.

August Rocks: The Retro Party show features Don't Stop Believin', a Journey tribute band, and That's So 80s, an 80s retro tribute, at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Advance tickets $18, $23 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793.

Genealogy workshop: Would you like to know more about your ancestors? The Suncoast Genealogy Society will offer a free workshop on beginning genealogy 1-3 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

FLAIR for the Arts: This event "Featuring Local Artists and Innovative Renderings," will unveil new paintings, photography, and sculpture 6-9 p.m. in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (587-6740, ext. 5017 or visit

Interactive evening: Soprano Maria Zouves presents Music Out of a Hat: A Music and Trivia Concert featuring singers from VOICExperience Summer Vocal Festival at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $12, $10 center members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Outdoor music and movie: Enjoy the movie Marley & Me at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Beach, at the west end of Gulf Road in Tarpon Springs. Come early to see the debut of the Sharks, winners of Tarpon's Summer Camp Talent Show. Free. Bring seating. Refreshments available. Call (727) 942-5628.

Movies at your library: See Hannah Montana: The Movie at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

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