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Charity yard sale in Largo to benefit children's services

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Save collected rainwater for garden use while saving money on water bills. Learn how in workshop. Rain barrels available for $30. Limited space. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Free, but pre-registration required. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100; pinellascountyextension.org.

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Charity Yard Sale: Directions for Mental Health will host a charity yard sale at its Oakwoods location. Browse through home furniture, appliances, clothing, desks, books, and more. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will go toward purchasing new furniture for the children's services department. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Directions For Mental Health, 8823 115th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 547-4566.

Caring for Hibiscus: New to hibiscus? Find out how to have thriving plants and a bounty of tropical blooms at meeting of the Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. 10 a.m. No charge for admission. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 530-9118.

Heal the Gulf: Paths to Sustainability: The bookstore and coffee shop celebrate their anniversary with a green-oriented event including "Hands Across the Sand" (begins at 11 a.m. at Dunedin Causeway), a water blessing, poetry readings focusing on the oil spill tragedy, an art therapy session, presentations on clean renewable energy sources and a mini-music festival by Scotty Rexroat and The Defendants. 11 a.m. Free. Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 785-1960.

"Hands Across the Sand:" A gathering on Clearwater Beach against offshore drilling is not a protest, but an event aimed at raising awareness of a threat to area beaches and the protection of our oceans and marine life. Interested individuals will meet at Clearwater's North Beach between Frenchy's and Palm Pavilion. Participants can wear a black shirt if they have one. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. free. Palm Pavilion Grill & Bar, 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater. Sponsor: Lina Probst. (727) 871-2005; www.palmpavilion.com.

Disaster Preparedness for People and Pets: SPCA Tampa Bay will teach you how to protect yourself and your pets during a lifesaving weekend. Meet with multiple emergency rescue organizations and discuss their role in disaster preparedness and recovery, and devise a plan of action for all family members, including animals, before disaster strikes. Presentations and displays both days by Bay-Area Disaster Animal Response Team, NOAA Hurricane Hunters and Florida Blood Mobile. Guests will be able to donate blood if they choose during the two-day event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591; www.spcatampabay.org.

Fashion Show and Luncheon: See the latest fashions by Designs to Shine and Entrada Couture with music by SPF 40 and a pulled pork or chicken lunch. Benefits All Children's Hospital. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. $15. J.C. Craver's, 191 Orange St N, Palm Harbor. (727) 410-0081.

No Place Like Home Book Signing: Tired of eating takeout? Longing for good home cooking? Check out the recipes of No Place Like Home: Southern Food with a Latin Flair as mother and son team Iris and Michael Raies, residents of Lutz, meet the public and sign copies of their collaborative cookbook. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 669-1688.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe The Eckerd Theatre Company re-creates all the magic and adventure of the original classic C.S. Lewis tale. Best for grade 3 and up. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Naturally Florida Art Exhibit: The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center will host a reception for artist Keith Martin Johns and his exhibit "Naturally Florida." Free and open to the public 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center , 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Murder on the 19th Hole: Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by MurderS 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.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Junior Jays Saturday-Junior Jays members will be able to take the field with the D-Jays, announce for an inning, run the bases and take part in other promotions. Plus, they'll be giving away free kids dog tags. 7 p.m.-7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Swing Dance Saturdays: Make some friends and dance the night away to live sounds by Right Steps Studio. Come early for a dance lesson from 7-8 p.m. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $5. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

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.

Turtle Island Quartet: A Love Supreme: The Turtle Island String Quartet was the winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album. The group fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles. In this program called "A Love Supreme," the group presents an in-depth look at John Coltrane's landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz. 8 p.m.-8 p.m. $20, $18 for members/students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; www.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.

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Cross Roads Summer Market: 9 a.m. Free. Cross Roads Market Location, Curlew Road and Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 784-9690.

Disaster Preparedness for People and Pets: SPCA Tampa Bay will teach you how to protect yourself and your pets during a lifesaving weekend. Meet with multiple emergency rescue organizations and discuss their role in disaster preparedness and recovery, and devise a plan of action for all family members, including animals, before disaster strikes. Presentations and displays both days by Bay-Area Disaster Animal Response Team, NOAA Hurricane Hunters and Florida Blood Mobile. Guests will be able to donate blood if they choose during the two-day event. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591; www.spcatampabay.org.

Women's Lifestyle and Wedding Extravaganza Show: Exhibitors feature products and services for all aspects of party planning. Includes a fashion show, food samples and an auction. 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $10. East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo. (813) 679-2310.

Bark at the Ball Park IV: Take "man's best friend" out to a ball game! Fido's welcome to join you to see the Clearwater Threshers take on the Dunedin Blue Jays and check out adoptable pets, pet-friendly raffle baskets and a post-game run of the bases at your side. Gates open at noon. Benefits the Humane Society of Pinellas. 1 p.m. $5-$9 humans, $5 dogs. Bright House Networks Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4457.

Tarot Meet-up: Geoff Beardsley will facilitate a discussion of the Tarot cards and their relationship to the Kabbalah. Do you have a new deck you would like to show? Would you like to see other decks and experience different reader's styles? This is the place to be. All skill levels are welcome. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free. Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 785-1960; www.meetup.com/tarot-360.

The Boys Next Door: Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 2 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Strings Attached Trio: A classical concert featuring selections from Handel's Water Music. 3 p.m. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080.

Opera's Unsung Heroes: The New Century Opera Chorus presents favorite opera choruses. Directed by Constantine Grame. 3 p.m.-3 p.m. $15, $13 students/members. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center , 101 S Pinellas Ave. , Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; www.tarponarts.org.

Dave Hardin in Concert: Dave Hardin, a talented roots musician and gifted songwriter, will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Advance tickets $10. (727) 734-5060. Visit www.davehardinmusic.com and www.paintedfishgallery.com.

New Yorkers to meet: The Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay will meet at 6 p.m. at the Palace Orient Restaurant, 10475 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call (727) 585-0992. E-mail atp1946@yahoo.com.

Monday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Worldwide Stamp Club: Everyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to attend the club's monthly auction and meeting. 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 669-1280.

Bingo: Early bird bingo at 6 p.m.; followed by regular bingo at 7. Smoking allowed outside on covered deck. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. VFW Post 10304, 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater..

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052. 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052; crystalaires.com.

East Coast Swing Dance: Join us for a night of East Coast Swing Dance to the music from the 1940s and '50s. The evening will begin with a group lesson followed by the social dance. All ages welcomed and no partner is required. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $7 per person. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

Charity yard sale in Largo to benefit children's services 06/25/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 7:21pm]

    

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