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Briefs: Meetings, performances, games, classes, things to do

Today

This troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, along with live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $35, $27 senior, $25 students age 19 and younger. Call (727) 587-6793.

Today

Book signing: Ursula Schafer, author of Stories Life Wrote: A Woman's Stories of Courage Learned from the Ashes of World War II, will speak and sign copies of her book at 4 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Armchair travelers series: Join experienced world travelers as they share their adventures to the Amazon at 2 p.m. at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Orchid society meeting: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo, and include an educational class, short business meeting, a presentation by Martin Motes on vanda orchids, an orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 733-8167.

Meet the artist: Enjoy free coffee and conversation with artist Priscilla DiBlasi, who will demonstrate silk painting techniques at noon at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 289-3322.

Kiwanis Club to meet: Annie Tyrell, executive director of the Willa Carson Health Resource Center, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at 6 p.m. at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. Public welcome. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549. Visit carsonhrc.org and kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 Thursdays at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

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

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Meet the artists: An opening reception for the Florida Landscape En Plein Air, featuring the work of four contemporary impressionists, will be at 6-8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Exhibit runs through May 27. Call (727) 942-5605.

Audubon trip: The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a bird and nature walk and safari bus ride through the water well fields of Pinellas County, leaving at 7 a.m. from the parking lot in front of Sears at Westfield Countryside Shopping Center, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Bring binoculars and field guides. To RSVP, call Ken Rowe at (727) 781-0745.

Artists reception: Meet sculptural ceramicist Yasuko Nakamura and painter Denis Gaston 6-9 p.m. at Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 734-5060.

Caring for Florida palms: Clearwater Garden Club will host guest speaker Andy Wilson, who will give a video presentation on the care and cultivation of all Florida palms at 10 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Free. Call (727) 595-2882.

Abilities fundraiser: The Abilities Guild will host Buffett Meets Sinatra, an evening of dining and music by Dale Williams and Chuck Cobb at 6 p.m. at Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Ave., Clearwater Beach. Tickets for the fundraiser are $65 per person. Call (727) 586-2268.

Classical to contemporary: A chamber concert by Trio da Camera, comprised of piano, clarinet and cello, will be from 7:30-9 p.m. at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Tickets $10 for museum members, $12 nonmembers. Call (727) 712-5762.

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. For information, visit LargoEvents.com or call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Saturday

Children's classic: The Emperor's New Clothes, a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, will be performed at 11 a.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $8 adults, $7 children, $25 for family four-pack. Call (727) 587-6793.

Audubon nature walk: The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a bird and nature walk at Circle-B-Bar Ranch in Polk County, leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the parking lot in front of Party City at Tri-City Plaza, corner of East Bay Drive and U.S. 19, Largo. Bring binoculars and field guides. To RSVP, call Lynn Sumerson at (727) 596-8822 or Mike MacDonald at (727) 409-0459.

Renaissance man: Adult contemporary and classical guitarist Peppino D'Agostino will perform at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $25 VIP, $20 advance, $25 day of show, $18 senior, $16 student age 19 and younger. Call (727) 587-6793.

Aflac Iron Girl: A woman's run/walk event featuring new 15K and 5K beach courses starting at 7:30 a.m. at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Visit irongirl.com for complete details.

Broadway tunes: The Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Songs That Got Away, a concert of numbers from Broadway's golden age complete with informative intros for each, at 2 and 8 p.m. at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets $15. For reservations, call (727) 446-1360.

Diamonds in the Rough: This cocktail party fundraiser for The Haven of RCS will be 7-11 p.m. at the Kapok Tree Special Events Center, 923 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Enjoy appetizers, wine tasting, live jazz, dancing, an auction and more. $55 per person, $100 couple, sold in advance only. Call Dawn at (727) 512-4801.

Proper disposal: Electronics and chemical mobile collection event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. Visit pinellascounty.org/utilities or call (727) 464-7500. Free to county residents.

Art in the park: The Crystal Beach Art Group will host its annual spring art festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crystal Beach Park, located at the end of Crystal Beach Ave. Work in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, pottery and jewelry will be on display and for sale. A juried children's art show will be exhibited 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., across the street behind the Crystal Beach Family Activity Center. Rain date is Sunday. Call (727) 729-4025.

Drum circle: Bring a drum and participate in a Fireside Drum Circle 7-9 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Bring your own food and drinks (alcohol-free) and enjoy free s'mores during intermission. $3 per person, $2 with Clearwater Rec card, free for children 2 and younger. Held indoors during inclement weather. Call (727) 796-2976.

Family fun: The fifth annual Scoliosis 1.5 Walk-a-thon begins with check-in 8:30-9:15 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at John Chesnut Park, shelter 6, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Other activities include a children's bounce house, sponsor exhibits, raffles, live music and more. Registration $15, free for ages 12 and younger. E-mail palmharborscoli@aol.com or call (727) 726-5413, (727) 726-5412.

A night in the islands: Free event features live Greek music, dancing, dining and other activities under the stars 6:30-10:30 along the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Visit tarponarts.com or call (727) 942-5605.

Backgammon tournament: The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament at noon at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Visit tampabaybackgammon.com or call (727) 743-0500.

Briefs: Meetings, performances, games, classes, things to do 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 4:36pm]
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