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Countryside Recreation Center offers an Easter basket full of fun April 10

Today

Easter Eggstravaganza: Countryside Recreation Center will host a fun-filled morning of games, coloring, moon walk, age-appropriate egg hunts for children age 12 and younger and a visit by the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m.-noon; and an open house with an information fair, carnival games, touch-a-truck, vendors and refreshments from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1914.

Today

Organ concert: Terry Charles will give a final farewell performance 2 p.m. at the Kirk of Dunedin, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets $10. Call (727) 733-5475 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

New York drama: West Coast Players Theater presents A View From the Bridge, a drama by Arthur Miller, at 8 p.m. today, and April 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 19. Tickets $10-$15. The theater, at 21905 Highway 19, Clearwater, is in the Clearwater 19 Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota. Call (727) 734-7100.

Pitch, hit and run: Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run, a free skills competition for boys and girls ages 7-14, starts at 10 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Winners can advance through four levels of competition. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Fun for kids: The City of Largo will present an "Egg-stra Special Egg Hunt" 4-7 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo, with crafts, the Uptown Clowns, train rides, age-appropriate egg hunts, goodie bags, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more. $8 per participant. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Spring Eco-fest: Celebrate nature through live music, food, free tree giveaways, environmental presentations and exhibits, demonstrations, an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. Free. Call (727) 518-3047 or visit playlargo.com.

Second Saturday Family Flicks: See the film Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid at 11 a.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $3 per person, free to DFAC members. Stay for a hands-on interactive artistic experience after the film. Call (727) 298-3322.

Backgammon tournament: The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament at noon at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Open to the public. Call (727) 743-0500.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team performs 6 p.m. every Saturday on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information visit www.tampawaterski.com.

Support the troops: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473 presents an evening of entertainment with the "Do Whops" and an Elvis tribute with Steve Roberti 6-10 p.m. at 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Dinner and music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by "Carlo" at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday; and a Singles Dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

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 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail Green MarketManager@verizon.net.

Sunday

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features both indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Call (727) 518-3016.

Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park at 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and the Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the Tampa Bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call 727-586-7415 for rental information.

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/.

Monday

Play bridge: The Clearwater Bridge Club shares ACBL Duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. Sunday at Regions Bank, second floor, 2551 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Beginners lessons starting soon. Call (727) 797-1742 or (727) 726-0796.

Library events online: The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative calendar of events is now available online. Search member library locations for favorite programs at www.pplc.us/ calendar.asp.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visitsuncoastchorus. com.

Sing along: Palm Harbor Crystalaires Men's Barbershop Chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. and seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit its Web site at www.crystalaires.com.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Countryside Recreation Center offers an Easter basket full of fun April 10 04/10/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 10, 2009 7:37pm]
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