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The original Cracker-style Plumb House, built circa 1896, contains period furnishings, vintage photographic collections, artifacts and documents of historical significance, including yearbooks from Clearwater High School and memorabilia from the Clearwater Bombers, 10-time World Softball Champions. Free, but donations are welcome. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Plumb House Museum, 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 446-2676.

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Tai chi: Learn the movements of tai chi at a relaxed pace 9:30-10 a.m. at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Cost: $3 with ID card; $4 without. (727) 298-3299.

Pillows for Patients: A local cancer support group, Fill a Heart with Hope, will host a pillowmaking marathon to create specially designed pillows used to support patients who have had surgery. Participants who own portable sewing machines are encouraged to bring them. Non-sewing participants may assist with cutting, ironing, stuffing and other needs. Registration is required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877.

Share Our Shelter: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the SPCA Tampa Bay shelter through the eyes of an animal. This walking tour covers animal admission, holding and isolation areas and kennel adoption center. Stick around after the tour to feed the farm animals. Includes lunch. Noon. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591, ext. 163; www.spcatampabay.org.

Wonders of Nature: The North Greenwood branch of the Clearwater Public Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., will present a nature show including raptors, parrots and reptiles, as well as one of the largest pythons in the world. 3-4 p.m. Free. For information, call (727) 462-6895.

Oldsmar Library Teen Program: Teens ages 13 through 19 are invited to a craft session to make book review cards. 3-5 p.m. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive. (813) 749-1178. For information, visit www.oldsmarlibrary.org.

Digital Photography Workshop: 6-8 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor.

British Commonwealth Society: The monthly meeting for the British Commonwealth Society begins at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Refreshments will be served. Annual club dues are $25.

Friday

It Starts in the Park: As part of the countywide celebration It Starts in the Park Day, the following events will be held:

Free activities at Dunedin Community Center: The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department invites everyone to come and experience for free Zumba Gold at 9 a.m., and Fitness Trilogy at 1 p.m. Free. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530.

Busting Hurricane Myths: The city of Oldsmar Leisure Services Department invites families to "Park It" in a comfortable spot and listen to Tom Iovino discuss "Busting Hurricane Myths" at 10 a.m. Free. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1152; www.ci.oldsmar.fl.us/Events_News/events_news.htm. Cost: Free.

•Safety Harbor Leisure Services: Minute to Win It — Park Style will be held at Daisy Douglas Park, 601 Ninth Ave. N. The city will conduct a game with stunts and jokes for all ages. Free.

• Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation Kickball Challenge: Palm Harbor will host a challenge kickball game between staff and the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce with a cookout to follow. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Sunderman Complex, Field 1, 1631 Ninth St., Palm Harbor.

• City of Largo Parks and Recreation presents Flick N Float Family Movies. All ages are welcome to bring floats or chairs for the Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions are also available. The movie begins at dusk. This portion features Journey to the Center of the Earth. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10 with Largo Recreation Card for up to five people; $15 without card for up to five people. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125.

Legends of Rock and Roll Dinner/Dance: Grab your partner and get ready to swing to live music by Eddie Rivers. Dinner includes barbecue chicken, potato salad, beans, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. BYOB welcome. 5-8 p.m. $7, $6 members. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000; www.phrec.org.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Opening reception and artist talk for three exhibits: Carolina Cleer's mixed media narrative portraits; All Dolled Up, an exhibit and silent auction of mail-art paper dolls; and Designing Kiddos, where young artists design duds for the next generation. Artist talk begins at 6 p.m., reception follows. $5 for nonmembers. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322; dfac.org.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Broadway, The Musical: The Showcase Repertory Theater takes you on a wild romp through the best of Broadway's music from the 1930s to the present. 7 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Marc Cohn: Adult contemporary pop rocker influenced by Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. 7:30 p.m. $39-$55. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 821-6443.

Nunsense: Musical comedy about the misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken in their efforts to raise funds to bury the dearly departed members of their convent who died from food poisoning after eating Sister Julia's vichyssoise. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $26, $16 for ages 19 and younger. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. www.largoarts.com.

The Music Man: An affectionate ode to small-town America of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 for nonmembers, $16 for members, $12 for students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party: Kick up your heels swing dancing every Friday to the sounds of DJs Jim Scott and Doug Kirsch. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association Inc. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. For more information, visit www.tbwcsa.com. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 for TBWCSA members; $8 for nonmembers. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 E Bay Drive, Clearwater. (727) 393-5088. Visit www.tbwcsa.com

Saturday

Dunedin's Starts In Parks Part II: Free activities throughout the city will continue today. Here's the schedule:

Dunedin Community Center: Everyone is invited to come and use the facilities at the center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, for free from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (727) 812-4530.

• Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center: This Dunedin facility will open its doors as well. Come down to the center, 550 Laura Lane, from noon-8 p.m. (727) 738-2920.

For information, visit www.dunedingov.com.

Dunedin Summer Saturday Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet products, organics and more. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 733-4215.

Safety Harbor Summertime Market: Produce, flowers, foods, arts and crafts, eco-friendly products and much more. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 461-7674.

Brooker Creek Nature Hike: Get up close to the environment around you in a guided nature hike; wear closed shoes, bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. 9-10:30 a.m. Free, but registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Tennis Clinics for Kids and Adults: USPTA certified instructor Rob Delgado will teach beginning to intermediate players proper tennis technique and strategy. Classes will be held at 9 a.m. (ages 8-14) and 10 a.m. (ages 15 to adult). 9 a.m. $5, recreation card holders free. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Greyhound Adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will host a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. Please visit with us to learn about these calm, affectionate dogs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Petco, 30697 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. (813) 971-4732 ; www.great-greyhound.org.

Brooker Basics: Wetland Ecosystems: 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; www.brookercreekpreserve.org.

Passionately Pink for Beer: The Firefighters for Hooters event features live music by Mark Monaghan, bake sale, raffle and an optional wristband. The band gives the wearer buy one, get one free tap beers during the event. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Community Team Firefighters for Hooters. 3-8 p.m. Free, optional beer wristband $10. Dunedin House of Beer, 927 A Broadway, Dunedin. (727) 216-6318; www.firefightersforthecure.org.

The Back to the Future Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt: Dress in your favorite '80s attire and grab your camera. Get ready to scour the streets of Downtown Dunedin solving silly or '80s-related challenges. Five area bars will also provide '80s decorations, music from the '80s and special hunt challengeallenges. You also get one free drink at each bar! The '80s cover band Rubix Cubed also makes a special appearance. Benefits the Family Network on Disabilities. 6-9 p.m. $50 teams of 2-5 (hunt and crawl), $15 (crawl only per person). The Boxcar, 349 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 523-1130; fndfl.org/pubcrawl.

Sunday

Heart and Soul Cinema: Sunday afternoon film series at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. The Sea Inside, starring Javier Bardem, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. A short introduction will precede the film and a discussion will follow. Free. (727) 724-1525.

Dunedin Blue Jays Family Fun Day: Come out and see the Dunedin Blue Jays play the Jupiter Hammerheads. The family four pack includes hot dogs, drinks, four game tickets with four Clearwater Lanes bowling passes thrown in. Cost: $28. The game starts at 5 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302. http://dunedin.bluejays.milb.com/

Calendar of events for North Pinellas 07/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:37pm]
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