JOSEPH GARNETT JR. | Times (1997)
Mah-jongg: The Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah will host a mah-jongg tournament 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Lunch is $12 per person. Call (727) 530-9634.
Global warming: Local author Joe Torregiante will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Aerospace Assault on Planet Earth, at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lime St. Call (727) 943-4922. Visit aerospace-assault-on-planet-earth.com.
Get medieval: Marcaster (The Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details call (727) 393-2679.
Talent tryouts: Open auditions for Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department's fourth-annual Senior Talent Show will be 6:30-9 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Bring audition materials. A piano will be provided, if necessary. Call (727) 812-4530.
Quilt club: Quilters Crossing Quilt Club will meet for a workshop at 9 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. A "Mystery Quilt" will be featured. Call (727) 446-0152.
Live music: Ron and the Classics create vocals similar to the artists they cover and will perform 7-10:30 p.m. every Wednesday this month at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 441-5293.
Fall festival: Our Lady of Lourdes will host its 38th-annual Fall Festival 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. The event features midway rides, games, flea market, craft boutique, plant booth, sports memorabilia auction, Oktoberfest tent and live entertainment. Visit ollfallfestival.com.
Thinking globally: The Great Decisions Discussion Group will have its first meeting of the season at 2 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. The group, sponsored by the United States Foreign Policy Association, will discuss U.S.-China economic relations. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.
Live theater: The Showcase Repertory Theater, a division of the Showcase Arts Foundation Inc., will perform the romantic comedy, Almost Maine, at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. No reservations are required. A suggested $10 donation will be taken at the door. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 306.
Haunted asylum: Local children's charity Hopeful Tomorrow will host a Haunted Asylum to benefit the at-risk youth of the community every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7-10 p.m. until Oct. 31 at 8992 Seminole Blvd. Admission $5. Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call toll-free 1-888-549-0715.
Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House 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.
Farmers market opens: The 12th- annual Safety Harbor Farmers Market, featuring fresh and organic produce, baked goods, arts, crafts, eco-friendly products and more will be open 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park, 401 Main St. Call (727) 461-7674.
Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.
Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Lunch available. Call (727) 442-5293.
A haunting in Tarpon: Tour a 100-year-old former boardinghouse taken over by a passel of ghosts and other scary things 7-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night until Oct. 31 above the Court of Two Sisters antique shop, 155 E Tarpon Ave. in downtown Tarpon Springs. Additional dates are Oct. 28-29. Purchase tickets at the door. A portion of the $7 admission will be donated to a variety of local schools and clubs. May be frightening for small children. Call (727) 437-2343.
Southern spoof: The Performing Arts Group of Espiritu Santo will present Murder in the Magnolias Friday and Saturday, and Oct. 23-24 at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. All show times are 8 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Oct. 24 dinner show tickets $25. Call David Graff at (727) 725-3276.