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Cooking up the blues and gumbo in Largo

20 Today

Truth and consequences: New York's Aquila Theater Troupe will perform the Henrik Ibsen classic An Enemy of the People at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $22 members, $25 nonmembers. Call (727) 942-5605. The troupe will also offer a free, hourlong acting workshop at 2:30 p.m. at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. High school age and older. Space limited to 30. Registration required. Call (727) 937-0686.

The Story Circle Network: Jan Golden facilitates a group dedicated to helping writers share stories of their lives and raise public awareness of personal histories at 6:15 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Landscape lecture: The group responsible for new ecological landscaping at the Palm Harbor Library will offer the lecture, "Why Go Native?" at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. $5 donation suggested. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Coin club: The Largo Coin Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.

SAR meeting: The Clearwater Chapter, Florida Society of Sons of the American Revolution, will host a lunch meeting and program at 11:30 a.m. at Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. Advance tickets $18; $20 at the door. Suggested attire is sport coat and tie. Wives and guests are invited. Call (727) 535-1833.

Safety Harbor Garden Club: The Safety Harbor Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. Linda Sample will present a program on day lilies. Call (727) 953-6230.

Book signing: Jo Harris Shaw, author of The Monkey's Nest, will sign copies of her book at 6 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3007.

The people of Panama: Gerry De Tore of the Panama Canal Museum will present the program, The People of Panama, at 7 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call (727) 298-3080.

21 Thursday

Beginning acoustic guitar class: A four-week beginning acoustic guitar class will be 10-11 a.m. every Thursday through Feb. 11 at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. $40 for rec members; $50 nonmembers. Class limited to six students. Call (727) 771-6000.

College prep: A program for students in grades 9 through 12 focusing on the college entrance process and financial aid will be 6 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Registration required. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006, or visit

Brits to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Activities are planned and refreshments are served. New members and guests are welcome. Call (727) 939-0362 or (813) 401-5711.

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.

22 Friday

Chinese New Year: The Suncoast Association of Chinese-Americans will present a Chinese New Year celebration 6-9 p.m. at Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, with traditional folk dances, martial arts, music and fashion show. The evening concludes with the Dragon Dancers. Call (727) 298-3015.

23 Saturday

Gardening fun: Discover the best way to tackle vegetable gardening in Pinellas County, how it can save money and bring families together at 11 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free. Registration required by Friday. Register online at

Train show: Regal Railways presents a train show and swap meet for all ages 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park, with vendors offering scale model merchandise. Lunch provided for a small fee. Model train layout for kids to enjoy. Admission $4 adults; free for children 12 and younger. Call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit

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23 Saturday

SAUCE BOSS: Bill Wharton cooks gumbo while performing Florida blues at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. At show's end, everyone eats. Tickets $20 advance, $30 day of show; $23 seniors. Call (727) 587-6793..

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