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Briefs: Things to do, see in the area

Today

Tickle your funnybone at a Laurel and Hardy film festival featuring four of the comedic duo's short movies at 1 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. No reservations required. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5082.

Today

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Stage play: The West Coast Players presents The Last Five Years with 8 p.m. performances Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees through Aug. 16. Tickets are $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.

Musical comedy: Teens with the Showdown Performing Arts program will present Mirror Image, a modern-day fairy tale, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets $10. Call (727) 446-1360.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset and ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. today and a singles dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

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.

Pray Across America: A day of faith, hope and love featuring music, songs, dance and more 1-4 p.m. at Pier 60 Pavilion, 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Bring the family. Everyone welcome. Call Socrates Charos at (727) 458-8569.

Sunday

Puppet show: The Micetronauts Puppet Show features a tale of two mice at the end of their ropes at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Art opening: A 70-year retrospective of the works of Allen Leepa will open with a special tribute at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Fine Arts lobby of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Call (727) 712-5762.

Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For details call Pat McGehee at (727) 779-3704.

Singles dance: American Legion Post 7 will host a Bay Area Singles Dance 6-11 p.m. Sunday, and on Aug. 16, 23 and 30 at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Admission $8. Call (727) 459-2076.

Faculty art: A special exhibition featuring drawings, paintings, collage, ceramics and photography by the visual arts faculty of St. Petersburg College will be on view Sunday through Aug. 30 in the South Gallery of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 712-5762.

Monday

Coast Guard art: The Clearwater Main Library will host "Semper Paratus: An Exhibition of Artwork by Florida Coast Guard Artists" through Oct. 30 in the library's fourth floor Special Collections Area, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free and open to the public during regular library hours. Call (727) 562-4837 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

It's in the cards: Seniors can play pinochle 6-9 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $2 with recreation ID card, $3 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Beginning watercolor: Learn the basics of design, composition, value, color contrast and more at a watercolor class for beginners with Gayle Lerman-DeCoste 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at an August Workshop Series at the Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance, Inc., 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $65 for all four sessions includes materials. To register call (727) 482-9967.

Tech help for seniors: Computer Senior Citizens Services Inc., a local not-for-profit charity, will sponsor a free seminar that will give seniors tips on buying their first computer at 10 a.m. at 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater. For reservations, call (727) 442-8104.

Briefs: Things to do, see in the area 07/31/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 31, 2009 7:42pm]
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