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Sidewalk art: Artists will demonstrate their skills for awards and prizes at the first annual Bloom N Garden Chalk Art Fest 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday along Main Street in Safety Harbor. For details visit bloomnchalkfest.com.

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Sixty voices strong: The Suncoast Singers Show Chorus will perform to benefit local Rotary Club charitable programs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. 324 Pine St. Tickets $20, $18 members, $12 students, $6 children 12 and younger. Call (727) 942-5605.

Oldsmar Days: The 48th annual Oldsmar Days event will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday along the waterfront of R.E. Olds Park, Oldsmar. Events include auto shows, carnival rides, food vendors, arts and crafts, and a parade scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Oldsmar. Call (813) 855-4233 or visit utbchamber.com.

Thespian competition: See leading local thespians throw down the gauntlet during this final performance competition, part of the Largo HeART of Pinellas Festival, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Call (727) 518-3131 or visit playlargo.com.

A poignant story: Stages Production presents The Velveteen Rabbit at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $7 adults, $6 children, $20 family of four. For tickets call (727) 587-6793.

Family fun: The Bardmoor YMCA will host the Tricky Dog Show, a circus-style comedy dog act, 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. $3 adults, $2 children ($1 extra day of show). Call (727) 394-9622.

Multimedia art show: The Crystal Beach Outdoor Art Show will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Live Oak Park at the end of Crystal Beach Avenue. Call (727) 781-6859.

Find a treasure: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's annual Flea Market will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the gym of the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Free admission. Call (727) 942-5628.

A tisket, a tasket: Learn basic and intermediate basket weaving skills from second and third generation weavers 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Small fee; prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426 or visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Spring Saleabration: Search for deals at the Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department community garage sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Event features live music and food vendors. Call (727) 812-4530.

Take a walk: Learn park history while exploring nature on a guided walk through Philippe Park 9-10:30 a.m. at 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen and hat and insect repellent are recommended. Registration required by calling (727) 669-1947.

Save water: Learn water conservation techniques using rain barrels 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Barrels available for purchase, one per household. Registration required by calling (727) 453-6800.

Open air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid-April 2009 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

Living history: Children 5-11 will discover Florida through house tours, group activities and stories at Family Doodlebug Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Small fee; prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426 or visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Healthy cooking: Pinellas County Extension will present a free Get Cooking demonstration using local produce 10-11 a.m. Saturday at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Recipes shared; fact sheets offered. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org.

Green thumbs: The fourth annual Bloom N' Garden Festival will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor with plants, flower and garden equipment, outdoor decor, workshops and guest speakers. Call (727) 724-1572.

Anchors aweigh: The city of Dunedin will offer a free sailing experience, mini-lessons on knot tying and points of sail 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. Call (727) 298-3266.

Exciting art: The 35th annual Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou, a juried show with more than 200 artists from all over the country, will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Craig Park along Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-6109.

Closing reception: The closing reception for Elizabeth Coachman's "Art and Other Words" exhibit will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5605.

Meet the artist: Artist Patricia Filomeno Hunter will discuss her paintings and artistic experiences at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Her art will be on display through April 30. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.

Crime stories: Meet Miami-Dade retired police captain Marshall Frank, editorial and magazine article writer and author of several crime novels, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Music and pageantry: Dunedin Military Tattoo will feature Celtic music, dancers, pipers and drummers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Tickets $15 at gate, children 12 and younger free w/paying adult. Call (727) 733-6240 or visit dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Sunday

Benefit concert: Chorale Essence, directed by Arthur Goetze, will present "Jazz to Classics" at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Suggested donation $10. Proceeds benefit the FEAST mission. Call (727) 796-0071.

Family fun: The Tricky Dog Show, a circus-style comedy dog act, will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Advance tickets $3 adults, $2 children; $1 more day of show. Call (727) 394-9622.

Clearwater calendar of events 03/27/09 [Last modified: Friday, March 27, 2009 9:26pm]
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