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Sketching using a live model is offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee $2 with a city rec ID card, $3 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Armchair traveling: Experienced world travelers share pictures and tales of adventure to exotic locales and popular tourist destinations at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Chess games: Join enthusiasts Jim Martin and Jack Thompson from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. All skill levels are invited. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double-deck pinochle from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., NW, Largo. Adults and seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $1 nonresidents with a Largo rec card; and $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3131.

Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Noon bingo: Game starts at noon 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.

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

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

Friday

Sneak peek: Tickets go on sale at noon Friday for a public performance by the global ensemble Barrage, which will present its new high-energy production featuring music and movement inspired by the passionate cultures of Old World Europe at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Reserved ticket prices are $29.75 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

In the pink: Wearing pink jerseys, the Clearwater Threshers will host the fourth annual "Pitch For Pink" baseball game at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road. Gates open at 5:30 and breast cancer survivors will make a lap around the bases at 7 p.m. The event also includes a silent auction, balloon raffles and pink baseballs for sale. Gate admission is $4, $6.50 and $9. All money raised at the event benefits Morton Plant Mease Foundation's many breast cancer programs. E-mail Amanda Warner at awarner@Threshersbaseball.com or call (727) 712-4405.

Stage play: The West Coast Players presents The Last Five Years with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on Sunday. Tickets $22; $20 for seniors/students/military; and $18 per individual in groups of 10 or more (advance reservations required). The theater is at 21905 U.S. 19 N, in the Clearwater Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota. The play contains strong language. For information and reservations, call (727) 734-7100.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Twice a week bingo: Open to the public, games start at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Prizes and jackpots awarded. Call (727) 733-5153.

Sunset Sounds: Unwind with family and friends at this free music series, 7-9 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Fun with Wii: Try your hand at Wii, where just a flick of the wrist is all you need to enjoy sports you only dream about, 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: free w/rec card; $1 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Saturday

Art on the runway: The fifth annual Wearable ART fashion show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Event includes live music and features a growing contingent of artists working in fashion-related ways. General admission $15; reserved seating $50, $75. Call (727) 298-3322, e-mail kaya@dfac.org or visit dfac.org.

MDA fundraiser: The Largo Professional Fire Fighters No. 2427 fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry's Kids is from 1-4 p.m. at O'Houston's Irish Pub, 518 West Bay Drive. The family event includes a raffle, fire safety information, and fun activities for kids. Call (727) 331-0459.

Free concert and show: Largo Special Events and the Largo Cultural Center present "August Rocks," a free summer concert and motorcycle show, 3-10 p.m. in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. No outside coolers permitted. For a complete list of the day's activities visit largoevents.com.

Museum anniversary: The Armed Forces Military Museum will celebrate its first anniversary with special prices for admission and to the new virtual motion theater 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum, 2050 34th Way N, Largo. Admission $5 adults; $3 children ages 7-12. All Virtual Voyager X motion theater rides will be $3. Also offered will be a bounce house and anti-aircraft gun rides. Military surplus items will be sold. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (727) 539-8731.

Casino night: The 12th annual Make A Difference Fishing Tournament Benefit Auction & Casino Night begins at 7 p.m. at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Funds raised help the special needs children learn to fish. $20 admission includes drawing entry, play cash and food. Call (727) 449-9820 or visit makeadifferencefishing.org.

Skin care seminar: The public is invited to a free skin care seminar at 2 p.m. Saturday at Book Bank USA, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360, Largo. Andrew Guilfoil, founder of Nature's Embrace Organics, will speak. To reserve a seat, call (727) 588-0474.

Adopt a dog: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will host a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents noon-3 p.m. at PetSmart, 2625 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit great-greyhound.org.

Backgammon tournament: The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host tournaments in backgammon and tavli, the Greek version of backgammon, at noon at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 743-0500.

Briefs: Activities, performances, events around the county 08/12/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:38pm]

    

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