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Briefs: Events, performances, activities


The 12th annual Safety Harbor Farmers Market, featuring fresh and organic produce, baked goods, arts, crafts, eco-friendly products and more will be open 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park, 401 Main St. Call (727) 461-7674.


Fall festival: Our Lady of Lourdes will host its 38th annual Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m. today, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. The event features midway rides, games, flea market, craft boutique, plant booth, sports memorabilia auction, Oktoberfest tent and live entertainment. Visit

Thinking globally: The Great Decisions Discussion Group will have its first meeting of the season at 2 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. The group, sponsored by the United States Foreign Policy Association, will discuss U.S.-China economic relations. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

Live theater: The Showcase Repertory Theater, a division of the Showcase Arts Foundation, Inc., will perform the romantic comedy, Almost Maine, at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. No reservations required. A suggested $10 donation will be taken at the door. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 306.

Haunted asylum: Local children's charity Hopeful Tomorrow will host a Haunted Asylum to benefit at-risk children in the community every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7-10 p.m. until Oct. 31 at 8992 Seminole Blvd. Admission $5. Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call toll-free 888-549-0715.

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.

Calling all Brits: 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. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 379-0759 or (813) 401-5711.

Local author to speak: Friends of the Oldsmar Library will meet at noon at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive with guest speaker Ann O'Farrrell, author of Norah's Children and Michael. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Call (813) 749-1178.


A haunting in Tarpon: Tour a 100-year old former boarding house taken over by a passel of ghosts and other scary things 7-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night until Oct. 31 above the Court of Two Sisters antique shop, 155 E Tarpon Ave. in downtown Tarpon Springs. Additional dates Oct. 28 and 29. Purchase tickets at the door. A portion of the $7 admission will be donated to a variety of local schools and clubs. May be frightening for small children. Call (727) 437-2343.

Southern spoof: The Performing Arts Group of Espiritu Santo will present Murder in the Magnolias Friday and Saturday, and Oct. 23-24 at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. All show times are 8 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Oct. 24 dinner show tickets $25. Call David Graff at (727) 725-3276.

Jazz in the Stacks: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will perform a concert entitled Season Preview at 3 p.m. at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Fall carnival: Sunset Hills Elementary PTA invites the public to its Fall Carnival 5-9 p.m. at 1347 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Event features food, games, prizes and a haunted house. Call (727) 943-5523.

Broadway-quality musical: The Sesame Street Live production of Elmo's Green Thumb will be performed at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $15, $19, $28 and $33. Opening night $13. Call (727) 791-7400.

Meet the author: Margaret Anton will discuss Miriam, the second book in her three-part series, Rashi's Daughters, at the North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah's Book/Author Luncheon at 11 a.m. at Bon Appetit Restaurant, 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. Lunch will follow. Tickets $36. Call (727) 734-2613.

Tampa Bay Magic Competition: Six to 10 of the best magicians in Florida will compete at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Advance tickets $20, $25 VIP and day of show, $18 seniors and students 19 and younger. Call (727) 587-6793.

Monster Mash dinner: Enjoy German food and an evening of music and dancing 5-8 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Bring your own beverage. $6 members, $7 nonmembers. Advance paid reservations suggested. Call (727) 771-6000.

Lunchtime concerts return: The Lunch Time Gazebo Concert Series on Main Street will feature the slide guitar and blues sounds of T.J. Weger noon-2 p.m. at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park, 401 Main St. Free. Call (727) 724-1572 or visit

Word and art magic: Poet Adrienne Nadeau puts a creative spin on familiar children's poems at 4:30 p.m. at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.


Soggy Doggie Splash Party: Treat your dog to a swim Saturday at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave, Largo. Two sessions: dogs 18 inches and smaller, 11 a.m-1 p.m.; and dogs 18 inches and taller, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Event includes contests, sprints, relays and prizes. $5 per dog (proof of vaccination required), and families are free. Call (727) 518-3016.

Music recitals: The Upper Pinellas Music Teachers Association will present its students in recital at noon Saturday and at a 2 p.m. Masquerade Recital Oct. 31, both at The Music Gallery, 3990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Free and open to the public. Call (727) 789-3478.

Briefs: Events, performances, activities 10/14/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:48pm]
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