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The four-day event celebrating the heritage of Palm Harbor begins with a carnival from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 10 p.m. Friday. The carnival and other festivities, including orange juice squeezing contests, citrus bake-off, horseshoe pit and equestrian exhibits, continue 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday along Florida and Georgia avenues. Call (727) 787-4700, (727) 784-4287 or visit Palmharborcitrusfestival.com.

Learn about law: The Clearwater Bar Association will host the final seminar in the "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics of interest to the public, 7-9 p.m. Thursday on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Sessions are free; no registration required. Call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Rotary fundraiser: The Belleair Rotary Club will host a Wine and Tapas Extravaganza and silent auction at 6 p.m. at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., on Sand Key featuring wines from a renowned distributor and food from local restaurants. Tickets $35. Funds raised will benefit Rotary's local and international programs. Call (727) 458-0943.

Leading Ladies luncheon: The Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall will host its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. at Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Ave., Clearwater. Nine-year old musician Angela Ma will perform on violin. Cost is $25. Valet parking available. Call Cathy at (727) 596-4391.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo; with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

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.

Friday

Jazz legend: Arturo Sandoval will perform at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $35 VIP, $30 advance, $35 day of show, $25 senior, $26 group (10+). Call (727) 587-6793.

Fun 'n Sun: The 56th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival will be Friday through May 3 in downtown Clearwater with street festivals, a casino night, ciclovia, Relay for Life race and several concerts featuring classic rock, jazz and country music. For information, call (727) 562-4700. For a schedule, visit myclearwater.com/funnsun.

Free movie: See A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Vivian Leigh, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter, at dusk in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. Call (727) 298-3201.

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of May in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue; features produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Fish Fry: American Legion Post 7 hosts a fish fry 5-8 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. every Friday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Proceeds help support the troops. The post also accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.

Free film: See the 2008 movie Marley & Me at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Saturday

Just Us Girls: Girls with special needs will have a fun-filled night of craft projects at "Ashley's Awesome Craft Night," 6-8 p.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Woodstock icon: Melanie Safka will perform at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. The singer's hits include Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) and Brand New Key. $35 VIP, $30 advance, $35 day of show, $25 senior (60+) and $26 groups. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.

Japanese Culture and Lantern Festival: Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Clearwater's Sister Cities relationship with Nagano, Japan 4-8:30 p.m. at Station Square Park along Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater. The event, part of the Sun 'n Fun Festival, will include cultural displays, demonstrations, musical performances and a lantern lighting at dusk. Call (727) 726-0260.

Free trees: The city of Clearwater will celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree City USA ceremony and tree giveaway 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Public Service Complex, 1650 N Arcturas Ave. Two free trees in a variety of species will be available per household to Clearwater residents. Proof of residency is required. Call (727) 562-4950.

More free trees: In recognition of Earth Day, Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department will give away approximately 500 trees in a variety of species 9 a.m.-noon at St. Andrews Links Golf Course, 620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. Proof of Dunedin residency is required. Call (727) 298-3278.

Bird walk: Join Clearwater Audubon Society on a special birdwatching trip to see resident and migratory songbirds, raptors and more at 8 a.m. John Chesnut Park, Peggy Trail parking lot, 2200 East Lake Road. All experience levels welcome. Bring binoculars. Call (727) 781-0745.

Jammin' in the Harbor: A day-long schedule of live musical performances that will be simulcast live on the internet noon-10:15 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, 329 S Bayshore Blvd. Event also includes children's activities and a "Best-dressed Dog Show." $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Safety Harbor Museum and Humane Society of Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 726-1668 or visit concerts.theexpressionist.com.

Football clinic: The city of Largo's Outreach Program will host its ninth annual football clinic featuring training and drills under the supervision of area football coaches 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ridgecrest YMCA, 1801 119th St. N, Largo. Free for ages 7 and older. Parent or guardian signature required with waiver to participate. For enrollment details, call (727) 559-0500.

Free documentary: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, a film about sustainability, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5605.

Mobile collection event: Pinellas county residents can dispose of unwanted electronics and chemical waste at a mobile collection event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Home Depot, 4040 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. For disposal questions and more information, call (727) 464-7500 or visit pinellascounty.org/utilities.

New exhibit: "Artists of the Hamptons," 13 works depicting the stylistic directions of mid-century American abstract expressionistic art, is on display now through the summer at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. For museum hours and admission information, call (727) 712-5762.

Junior League event: The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin presents a casino fundraiser, "Moonlight in Monte Carlo," 7-11 p.m. at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Event includes food, gaming tables, live entertainment, dancing and a "Chocolate Extravaganza." Admission starts at $75. For reservations, call (727) 738-5523.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team presents three "SkiFest" performances at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information, visit www.tampawaterski.com.

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