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Briefs: Area events, speakers, performances

Today

Fish fry: Enjoy a fish fry dinner 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Entertainment at 7 p.m. Proceeds support the troops. Call (727) 442-5293.

Get onstage: The Chancel Choir of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host an evening of karaoke and desserts at 7:30 p.m. in the church's Kinports Fellowship Hall, 407 S Saturn Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 446-7718.

Inspiring speaker: Author Ruthie Jacobson will present humorous, inspiring and original ideas on living life at 7 p.m. today and 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road, Clearwater. A vegetarian buffet is after the Saturday 10:45 a.m. service. Free. Call (727) 446-6427.

Senior exercise: From 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: $3 with rec card; $4 without. Call (727) 289-3299.

Saturday

Train show: Regal Railways presents a Train Show and Swap Meet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7717 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. Adult admission $4, free for children 12 and younger. Call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit online at regalrailways.com.

Author to speak: Joe Torregiante, retired aerospace engineer and author of The Aerospace Assault on Planet Earth, will discuss how space launches have contributed to some of the environmental issues today, 2-4 p.m. at Book Bank USA, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360, Largo. To reserve a seat, call (727) 588-0474.

Candidate's open house: Hear Anita DePalma, Democratic candidate for Congress, House District 9, at an open house, noon-6 p.m. at 1903 Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 216-6669.

Recognizing veterans: The first Veteran Recognition Event is 6 p.m. at the Spanos/Pappas Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, with guest Tony Orlando. Ticket donations of $25 include Greek hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and fund a recognized veteran to attend for free. Call Ana at (727) 410-1691 or visit online at epiphanycity.org.

School supply drive: Vendors will raise funds for school supplies for Dunedin Elementary students, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Marguerite's Cafe & Catering, 405 Plaza Drive, Dunedin. Includes local merchants, raffles, free entertainment and hot dogs. Bring school supplies to donate. Free. Call (727) 734-7040.

Park cleanup: All ages can participate in Clearwater's water and land cleanup and planting event, 9 a.m.-noon at Glen Oaks Park, 1345 Court St., Clearwater. Volunteers are asked to bring kayaks and canoes. Meet at the park entrance at 9 a.m. Trash pickers, trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. Wear closed-toe shoes. Call Sarah Josuns at (727) 562-4897.

Help for veterans: Veterans can get help with benefits and services from the Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office, 1-5 p.m. at East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive. Free to veterans and their families. Call (727) 319-7444.

Book sale: Friends of the Library will host a book sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Most are $1. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Sunday

Exhibit's last day: A closing reception for SPC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition is 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lobby of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 712-5762.

Briefs: Area events, speakers, performances 08/27/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:29pm]
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