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Calendar of Pinellas events June 10-12

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Professional actor and director Rick Bronson teaches technique, audition strategies, improvisation, cold reading and more every other Thursday through August. The program is geared toward amateur/community theater actors ages 12 and older. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $30 per session; $150 for all six. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs.; www.tarponarts.org.

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Overview of Amendment 4: Kathleen Peters, vice president of government affairs with the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, and John Doran, vice mayor of Clearwater, will provide an overview of Amendment 4 that will be on the statewide ballot on Nov. 2, at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. The public is welcome to attend. For reservations call (727) 725-7549. Visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story-related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. In Sam Swope's book Gotta Go! Gotta Go! a creepy crawly bug must get to Mexico. Find out what she is and why she must take the long journey. 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Free (registration required). Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Gallery talk: Author Shelley Goodman, wife of the late Volf Roitman, reads excerpts from her upcoming book, Volf Roitman: The Wizard of MADI. 7 p.m. Included with regular museum admission. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Friday

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: Art, wine tastings, food, live entertainment. This month's entertainment by The Travelers. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $10 wristbands. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 734-8671; 2ndFridayDunedin.com.

Almost, Maine: Romantic comedy with a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Today is $5 Friday, which means all tickets to tonight's performance are $5. 8 p.m. $15, $13. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

The Boys Next Door: Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Outreach program celebration: Largo will host a special "Celebrating Memories" event to commemorate the final day of the city's outreach program 1-6 p.m. at Lake Palms Outreach center, 380 Fulton Drive SE, Largo. Community residents of all ages are invited to enjoy activities, entertainment, games, inflatables, food, tributes and more. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5008.

Wild & Scenic film festival: Includes Division Street, Big River and other environmental films, presented by Suncoast Sierra Club and Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. The School Board of Pinellas County is not affiliated with this event. 7-9 p.m. $10 per day, $8 per day, students with ID. Curtis Fundamental Elementary School, 531 Beltrane St., Dunedin. (727) 667-2600. pinellasnativeplants.org/filmfest.

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

Square dancing: Dance to professional caller Allen Snell 7:30-9:45 p.m. every Friday this month at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Cost is $5 per person. Call (727) 518-3131.

Saturday

Dunedin Summer Saturday Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet products, organics and more. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Sponsor: Richard Kendler. (727) 733-4215.

Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace: Products available for sale will include farm-fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, nuts, local honey, baked goods, specialty oils, designer jewelry, food to eat there and food to go. The market will be open the second Saturday of June, July and August. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace, 500 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. (727) 461-7674; clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Green Sidewalk Sale and Benefit: Merchants showcase products manufactured using environmentally responsible practices. Also, live music and drawings. Benefits Make Mine BlueGreen for coastal oil spill clean up. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-4290; spongedocks.net.

All Day Scrapbooking Crop: Participants ages 16 and older will have fun scrapbooking while socializing with others. Bring your own photos and supplies. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. noon-8 p.m. $10 with Rec Card, $13 without. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo.; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-255.

Southwest Neighborhood Summer Kick-off: Celebrate summer with friends and family. Chick-fil-A and a hot dog lunch will be available as will floats, inner tubes and diving boards for recreational use. Underwater exploration with Discover Scuba; ages 17 and younger require parental signature. Door prizes will be awarded, including two Universal Orlando tickets. Noon-4 p.m. $2 for residents with Largo Rec card, $2.50 for nonresidents with Largo Rec card; $4 for guests with no card. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo.; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-253.

Art Social and Open House: Meet Klaus Porsch whose detailed Florida landscapes and seascapes are on view through July 30. 1-4 p.m. Free. Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Artist Demo and Lecture: Artist Princess Simpson Rashid will demonstrate techniques and talk about painting with acrylics. 1 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Murder on the 19th Hole: Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by Murder, She Wrote Inc. 6 p.m. $47.50 dinner and show. Grand Hotel Clearwater, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (813) 727-7012; murdershewrote.com.

Project: Shattered Silence: Student-written and -performed pieces. Directed by Jared O'Roark. Proceeds go to United Way of Tampa Bay. 7:30 p.m. $12. Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; www.rutheckerdhall.com.

The Boys Next Door: Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Almost, Maine: Romantic comedy with a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 8 p.m.-8 p.m. $15, $13. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

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