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Clearwater club offers free shuffleboard lessons

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Clearwater's Shuffleboard Club will host free lessons at 1 p.m. at 1020 Calumet St. with instructor Glen Peltier. Call Bob Weber at (727) 446-3306.

Remembering loved ones: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens of Palm Harbor announces its fourth annual Candlelight Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 1750 Curlew Road. All are invited to place their own personalized ornament on the memorial tree. Seating will be 5:45 p.m., program begins at 6:30 followed by refreshments. Free. Call (727) 789-2000.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May in the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Garden and N Fort Harrison avenues. Colorful tents and booths are filled with farm-fresh produce, cheeses, fresh baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See the market manager for free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The entire event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible. Call (727) 461-7674 or e-mail info@clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Holiday Hullabaloo: The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department presents "Tunes at Two," an afternoon concert series featuring the Frank Parsons Big Band, at 2 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Tickets $10. Call (727) 812-4530.

Victorian Christmas: Tom and Deanna Bennett will present a live performance of Christmas with Charles and Catherine Dickens at 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. The historically authentic and accurately costumed performance will take the audience back in time and includes a Christmas carol sing along. Free. All ages welcome. Call (727) 943-4922.

Casting call: West Coast Players Theater will hold auditions for a staged reading of Dr. Death, a large-cast play about Dr. Jack Kervorkian, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday at the theater. To find the theater, take U.S. 19 to Drew Street in Clearwater. Turn east toward Best Buy. Then turn left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road and follow it to the stop sign. Turn right into the first group of units. Call (727) 482-9967.

Holiday lights: The Florida Botanical Gardens will glow with more than 400,000 lights 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Entertainment is provided every evening by local artists giving their time and talent. Featured tonight will be St. Cecelia's Parochial School Choir, The Hillbilly Squids, Diane Kale Line Dancers and a visit with Santa. $2 minimum donation, free for 12 and younger. Call (727) 582-2247.

Civil War discussion: The Suncoast Civil War Roundtable will meet 7-9 p.m. at Jason's Deli, 25801 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Topic will be "What the South Feared." History buffs welcome. Call (727) 535-7276.

Coin club to meet: The Largo Coin Club will host its meeting and auction at 6:45 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, Room C, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 688-9871.

Thursday

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Food available. Call (727) 934-2136.

Candlelight concert: The Tarpon Springs High Concert Choir will present a festive selection of holiday music from its annual Disney World performance at 5:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team, 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month. The two-story, cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Jazzy Christmas concert: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will perform the concert, "A Jazzy Christmas," at 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Living Nativity: The annual outdoor production of the Living Nativity, complete with animals and music, will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Free. Call (727) 771-8600 or visit. CrystalCoveCC.org.

Benefit concert: The award-winning St. Petersburg College Madrigalians will perform A Garland of Christmas Cheer at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts lobby of the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. A reception with light refreshments will follow. A donation of $6 is suggested to support this student choral ensemble. Call (727) 712-5762.

Christmas concert: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $20, $18 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.com.

Victorian holiday: Head to downtown Safety Harbor for the 3rd Friday Music Series, a free street festival 6-10 p.m. at the John Wilson Park gazebo and at local venues throughout town. December features a Victorian Christmas theme, local bands and quality arts and crafts vendors. Call (727) 724-1572 or e-mail karmitage@cityofsafetyharbor.com.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Clearwater club offers free shuffleboard lessons 12/15/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:40pm]
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