Linda Brown, author of Hey Boomers! Dust Off Your Backpacks, will make a public appearance at 7 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. A book signing will follow. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.
Fresh and fun: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market, next to city hall at 100 State St. W, offers produce, cheese, seafood, herbs, honey and much more 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday until the end of April. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail [email protected]
Coin club: The Largo Coin Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. in Community Room C of Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.
Discuss history: The life and teachings of Gandhi will be the topic of this month's history discussion group at 1:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.
Snake lecture: The Suncoast Herpetological Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Jason Richardson will discus the care of sand boa snakes. Free and open to the public. Call (727) 942-6700.
Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Features farm-fresh produce, honey, cheese, nuts, handmade jewelry, eco-friendly products and more. Music 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free parking. Visit www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.
Musical theater lecture: The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Center and Pinellas Opera League present the lecture "90 Years of Lenny (Bernstein, That Is)" 2-3 p.m. at the Murray Studio Theater, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call (727) 791-7400.
Farmers market: The Safety Harbor Farmers Market offers fresh produce, honey, plants, seafood, jewelry and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Gazebo on Main Street. Call (727) 461-7674.
Holiday lunch: The public is invited to a Thanksgiving luncheon plus an hourlong show noon-2 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 518-3131.
Focus on 2009: The third annual Tampa Bay Economic Forecast will begin at 3 p.m. at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Keynote speaker Robert Sullivan, 2008 Arizona Super Bowl host committee president, will discuss "The Benefits of Professional Sports on Our Region," and will be joined by a discussion panel of local experts in a variety of fields. Call (727) 587-6715.
Free movie: Pinellas County Jewish Day School will show the film The Burial Society at 7 p.m. at 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater. Free. For reservations call (727) 588-0100.
Art opening: "Our Town: Paintings of Pinellas," will showcase the work of four area artists opening 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Marguerite's Cafe & Catering, 405 Plaza Drive, Dunedin. Show ends Jan. 4, 2009. Call (727) 736-3722.
Operatic evening: Sherrill Milnes presents The Opera Prelude Series: The Barber of Seville, featuring the Opera Tampa Apprentices and the music of Rossini, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $18; $16 center members; and $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.
Mature driving classes: AARP offers a state-approved driving class for drivers 50 and older 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Tarpon Springs Recreation Center, 400 S Walton Ave. $10 per person. Class size is limited, pre-registration required. Call (727) 942-5628.
Shop, sample, socialize: Shop more than 60 vendors, sample food, enjoy a wine tasting and enter a raffle at the second annual Ladies Night Out, sponsored by Arthur Rutenberg Homes, at 6 p.m. at Temple B'nai Israel Social Hall, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Admission $10. Call (727) 573-4388 or (727) 531-5829.
Stage play: Thespian Troupe 900 presents Li'l Abner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. $12 adults; $7 seniors and students. Call (727) 510-7702.
Author to speak: Spend "An Evening with the Author," featuring award-winning writer, lecturer and television commentator Robert N. Macomber at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and door prizes included in the $20 donation. Visit www.clearwatercwc.org.