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Oldsmar Easter Egg Hunt: Children up to age 12 are invited to make a dash for more than 5,000 eggs filled with small toys, candy and a few special mystery prizes. All hunts will be broken down by ages. 9 a.m. Free. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260; www.ci.oldsmar.fl.us/Leisure_Svcs/parks_re_olds.htm.

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Relay For Life: East Lake : Join the fight against cancer by participating in the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life, an inspiring overnight event that unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembers loved ones lost and provides an opportunity to fight back against the disease. To register, or for more information, call or visit the website. Midnight-10 a.m. Donations through sponsorship. East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs. Toll-free 1-800-227-2345; www.relayforlife.org.

American Legion Auxiliary Rummage Sale: Funds will aid Auxiliary programs in the community and provide assistance to veterans. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. American Legion Post 238, 900 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 791-3079.

Greek Pastry Bake Sale: Includes Greek wedding cookies, baklava, spinach pies and other homemade delicacies. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1010 Riviere Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 789-5905.

Big Shot Volleyball Tournament: About 150 teams from across the country compete in this 2-on-2 beach volleyball tournament. The Big Shot Volleyball Series holds 35 events leading to the $5,000 Rox Volleyball National Championships in October on Clearwater Beach. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free for spectators. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. (631) 728-0397; www.eevb.net.

Shred Your Stuff in Dunedin: Secure Onsite Shredding will shred any unwanted paperwork in front of the museum in downtown Dunedin. Proceeds benefit the Dunedin Historical Museum. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 per "file box" size box. Dunedin Historical Museum , 349 Main St, Dunedin. (727) 736-1176; dunedinmuseum.org.

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve: Get up close to the environment in this guided nature hike. See how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Wear close-toed shoes, bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. 9-10:30 a.m. Free but registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Wildlife Safari: Educational and fun adventure takes kids ages 4-12 on a hike along a 1-mile loop of adventures with owls, snakes, baby raccoons and more. Carry your "Wildlife Passport" and gather stamps for a special Safari prize upon completion. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 (donation appreciated afges 4-12), adults and ages three and younger free. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-2680; brookercreekpreserve.org.

First Grapefruit Legacy Festival: The first grapefruit ever cultivated in Florida was in Safety Harbor in the 1840s by Odet Philippe, whose plantation is now the site of Philippe Park. To commemorate the grapefruit's history, the city of Safety Harbor and the Safety Harbor Chamber present the first Legacy Fest. Events include a farmer's market, ceremonial dedication of a grapefruit tree, children's activities, historical tours, music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, grapefruit line dance and recipe cookoff. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor, Main Street between Bayshore Boulevard and Eighth Avenue, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-2890; www.cityofsafetyharbor.com.

Dunedin Green Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs and other specialty items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 733-4215.

TICA All-Breed Cat Show: Judged show hosted by the International Cat Association includes Bengals, hairless Sphynx, Persian, Maine Coons, Abysinians, Bombay and many more. Also, vendors of cat-related supplies, adoptable cats and a household pet category. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $6, $3 children, five and younger free. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 289-1989.

Art in the Park: Arts and crafts exhibits and sales, Sunburst Pageants and Model Search, Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics, live classic rock, a jazz ensemble, Miss Suda's Dancers, children's activities and concessions. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260; www.ci.oldsmar.fl.us/Leisure_Svcs/parks_re_olds.htm.

Family Open House: Fun family activities and fitness demonstrations, facility tours, fitness classes, bounce house, music and refreshments. Florida Blood Services will be accepting donations. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free entrance and use of facility all day. The Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 793-2320.

Pottery Show and Sale: The Potters Guild of Florida's Gulf Coast has organized a show and sale featuring pottery created by local artisans offering a wide variety of traditional styles, glazes and techniques at reasonable prices. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 430-0875.

Island EarthDays: Celebrate the Earth and our tropical environment at this annual event with live music on an outdoor stage, the Sharkbite Challenge Kayak Race, bungee jumping, rock wall climbing, fresh seafood, beer and wine, art and craft vendors, nature talks, guided walks and kids crafts. Leashed dogs welcome. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival free, Park admission $8 per vehicle (up to eight people). Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. (727) 738-2903; www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland.

Family Fun Fest and Doggie Daze: Join special guest Robert Hesse (Hell's Kitchen star and Chef at Pssghetti's) and his boxer Mia at this carnival for pets and people of all ages. The event features doggie demonstrations and an Easter Bonnet Pet Parade, doggie kissing booth, free homemade doggie treats, pet photographers and artists and a dog rescue clinic with adoptable pets. Dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash no more than 6-feet long. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Fun Fest Location, On the waterfront lot next to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 517-5446.

Easter Ape Hunt Eggstravaganza: Stroll among the primate residents and their friends on this age specific Easter Egg Hunt with a Pet-A-Bunny area, bounce house, games, crafts, live entertainment and drawings. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, 4600 Alt. 19, Tarpon Springs. (727) 485-6663.

Dunedin Books A Party Reading Festival: The festival includes a cake decorating contest featuring cakes representing a favorite book or character; activities for kids including a story time in the reading garden; a coloring contest; and live music by the Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext. 240.

Easter Bunny Holiday Show: In this children's musical, the Easter Bunny is in trouble. He ate too much candy and can't make his rounds. This one act 45-minute show features a small cast of adults that interact with kids from the stage. Best for ages 4-10. 10 a.m. $10, $5 ages 11 and younger. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Library Book Sale: The Friends of the Dunedin Library will host a giant, two-day book sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext. 240.

Pinellas Genealogy Society Meeting: Guest Speaker Al Hamiliton and wife Dottie will share their experiences of family research and how to avoid the potholes, roadblocks and brick walls that can slow down the path to genealogical discovery. 11 a.m.-noon Free. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 403-1166; largo.com/department/index.php?fDD=11-0.

Castle Winery's Bunny Fever Wine Festival: Relax in the courtyard, sip wine and enjoy live music throughout the day. Event also features a catered buffet and free Easter eggs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Food complimentary with glass of wine, starting at $6. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery, 320 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-7029; www.tscwinery.com.

San Shou Kick Boxing Seminar For Women: Learn from Shifu Master Orlando Schiaffino, 5th Thuan in Chinese Martial Arts. The seminar includes resistance training, tactics, escapes, strikes, ground fighting and other self-defense techniques. Space is limited to 20 participants. 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Free. Sadana Center: A Martial Arts & Healing Center, 2165 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 642-2313; www.sadanacenter.com.

Citrus Care: Learn what citrus trees need for a bounty of fresh fruit. 1 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525, Ext. 112.

Sex Please We're Sixty: Witty farce about a mix-up in libido-boosting pharmaceuticals. Seating at 4 p.m. for Thursday-Sunday evening shows, 11 a.m. for Thursday and Saturday matinees. Through April 24. 1 and 6 p.m. Buffet and show, $29.90 plus tax. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 446-5898; earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Clearwater Community Concert and Jazz Bands: The jazz band plays first, and features vocalist Ron Pond on I'll Be Seeing You. The concert band follows, with a program that includes a William Tell overture. 2 p.m. Free. St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 796-5823.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Library: Earth Day programs are scheduled at Clearwater Public Library branch locations. Celebrate poetry and nature through stories, drawing pictures and writing poems to hang on the PoeTree. Trail mix will be made. For all ages. 2-3 p.m. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970.

Teen Earth Day Craft: Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to create recycled herb pots, complete with their own herbs. Snacks will be provided. To register, call the library or visit the website. 2-3 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006; www.palmharborlibrary.org.

The Music Man Junior: Skycrest Christian Middle School Drama Dept. will present The Music Man Junior. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance. Purchase tickets at Skycrest Christian School's front office. 2-3:30 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Skycrest Baptist Church, 129 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 797-1186; www.skycrest.us.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on Clearwater Beach and watch free movies. Concessions for sale. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. This portion features the PG-rated film Tangled. 6 p.m. Free. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060; www.sunsetsatpier60.com.

Margaritaville in the Tropics: Spend an evening in the tropics and help decide who makes the best margaritas at island style event with local celebrity bartenders competing for best-tasting margarita, foods from area restaurants, live music from De' leid Parrots, treasure hunts, auctions. Benefits All Children's Hospital. 6-9 p.m. $30, or $50 per couple. Nielsen Media Research, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. (727) 742-5285; www.eventsbyamore.com.

Flowers For Algernon: Flowers for Algernon, by David Rogers, will be presented. This play is produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill. 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 seniors/students/military. Clearwater Christian College, 3400 Gulf to Bay Blvd. , Clearwater. (727) 726-1153, ext. 0.

Dunedin Blue Jays: 7 p.m. $6. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (Dunedin Stadium), 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Rhythm of the Heart: Listen to live music by Buffalo Strange while you enjoy food by Thirsty Marlin, raffles, silent auction and bar drinks. Al Ruechel, Bay News 9 Anchor, serves as emcee over this night of heart-warming "stories of the heart." Benefits the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco for placement of children in foster care. 7 p.m. $50. Earthscapes Garden Room, 816 Alt. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (813) 389-2112; www.rhythmoftheheart.org.

Multicultural Dance Performance: This brings together 20 teens visiting from Indonesia and two local dance groups, the African Dundu Dole dancers of Clearwater and the Academy of Ballet Arts of St. Petersburg. 7 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. (727) 474-2647; www.friendshipforcefloridasuncoast.org.

Sailor Circus of Sarasota : Started from a high school gymnastics team in 1949, the Sailor Circus has grown into a spectacular four-ring circus production. 7:30 p.m. $12, $10 members, $6 students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

A Night on the Great White Way: The Primo Academy of Dance and Vocal Arts, set to open in June, presents a fundraising performance, A Night on the Great White Way. 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $12. Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. (727) 487-3552; conmycenter.com.

Secrets of a Soccer Mom: This comedy takes a look at life both on and off the soccer field, set during a mother and son soccer match. 8 p.m. $15. Venue Theatre, 9125 US 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 822-6194; venueactorstudio.org.

CD Release Party: Local artist David Rosenfield celebrates the release of his first full-length album, Son of Ojito. Refreshments provided. 8 p.m. $4. Clear Track Recording Studios, 814 Franklin St., Clearwater. (727) 449-8888; www.cleartrackproductions.com.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook: Music and dance from all time favorites including Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and others. 8 p.m. $30 VIP, $27 advance, $30 day of show. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793; www.largoarts.com.

Ralphie May: Ralphie May doesn't mince words when it comes to pointing out society's hypocrisies. Adult content. 8 p.m. $29.50. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Easter eggs for all 04/15/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:52pm]

    

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