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A tribute to Rodney Dangerfield, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra 1-3 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. For tickets and information call (727) 518-3131.

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Meet the artist: Enjoy free coffee and conversation with artist Toni Roeder Hutfilz at noon at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322.

Armchair journeys: Travelers will discuss exciting adventures in Norway at 2 p.m. at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Learn about orchids: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo. Dr. Tom Nasser of Carolina Orchids will speak on Bulbophyllums, followed by an orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors welcome. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 733-8167.

Community theater: The musical mystery Something's Afoot will be performed at 8 p.m. today through March 22; with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. For tickets, call (727) 446-1360.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April 2009 in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main St. in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Sunset Sounds: Free music series showcasing the band Buffalo Strange 7-9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6775.

Concert and auction: The Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts Magnet, Instrumental Music Department, announces the ninth annual "Celebration of Excellence" benefit concert and auction at 6 p.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. $15 adults, $10 for children 12 and younger. Free valet parking. Visit tarponspringsband.com.

Savvy humor: West Coast Players presents The Drawer Boy at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 20 and 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday and March 22 at West Coast Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $10, $12 seniors/students. Visit wcplayers.org.

German classic: New Century Opera Company performs Richard Wagner's Siegfried at 7 p.m. Friday and March 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday and March 22 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $20, $18 members, $12 students, $6 children 12 and younger. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Historical ancestries: The Berkeley Plantation Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo with guest speaker Louanne Love. An election of officers will be held. Call (727) 531-2100.

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of April in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue and featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Saturday

Battle of the Bands/Classic Car show: noon-4 p.m. in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. These events are part of the Largo HeART of Pinellas Festival, a two month celebration of visual and performing arts in Largo. Visit playlargo.com.

Character breakfast: Captain Hook, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell join children ages 2-8 for breakfast 9-10:30 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Cancer fundraiser: Show support for 30 volunteers having their heads shaved at a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation at 1 p.m. at Big Shots Sports Bar, 2451 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. The Foundation raises money and awareness globally for child cancer research. Call (727) 798-4416.

Mutt Strut: The 17th annual mile-long Mutt Strut, the largest fundraiser for the Humane Society of Pinellas, will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. For details and to register, call (727) 797-7722 or visit humanesocietyofpinellas.org

Florida Orchestra fundraiser: The North Suncoast Associates of the Florida Orchestra will present its 15th annual Bravura Brunch at 11 a.m. in the Martha Heye Great Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater featuring a musical presentation by Karl Bawel and Kevin Johnson and a silent auction. Tickets $60 per person. Call (727) 447-5493.

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 2009 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

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.

Dinner and music: 5 to 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.

Sunday

Classical festival: The featured concert of this year's "Go For Baroque" Festival will be the music of Bach and Palestrina performed by the Clearwater Bach Choir, soloists and a chamber orchestra at 3 p.m. at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. $5 suggested donation. Call (727) 446-3001.

Fundraising run: The Pinellas County Jewish day School will host the fifth annual "Run For the Matzahs" 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. at John S. Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo with other athletic events throughout the day. $20 registration fee raises money for the school's scholarship fund. Call (727) 588-0100.

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.

Events and activities in North Pinellas 03/11/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 7:11pm]

    

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