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Events in Clearwater, Jan. 22 - 24

Today

The Clearwater Bar Association will host "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics of interest to the public, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Sessions are free; no registration required. For a complete class schedule, call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Today

Diversity in Dunedin: Kwabena Dinizulu presents "Aesop the Hip Hop" at 6 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call (727) 298-3080.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double deck pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3018.

Learn about TIA: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City will meet at 6 p.m. at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. A program on Tampa International Airport will be presented. Cost is $13. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549. Visit www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April in Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

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 Street. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Guitar classes: Palm Harbor Community Activity Center offers acoustic beginning guitar classes for ages 18 and older 10-11 a.m. Thursdays at 1500 16th St. $40 members, $50 nonmembers; all tuition fees benefit the PHCAC building fund. For details, call (727) 771-6000.

Book time: "Where Does the Wind Blow" is a program for preschool children from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake, Tarpon Springs. Free. Registration required, call (727) 453-6800.

Dixieland jazz: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will perform from 6:30-9 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Tickets $5. Call (727) 797-5653.

Award-winning artist: Meet Markissia Touliatos, who will discuss her portraits and miniatures at Dunedin Fine Art Center's Coffee and Conversation series at noon at 1143 Michigan Blvd. Free. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Luncheon and speaker: The Leading Ladies luncheon will be at 11 a.m. at the Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo, with guest speaker Mike Dabiri, owner of Oriental Rug Bazaar. Cost is $25 per person. Call Cat Stark at (727) 596-3491 or e-mail catstark@msn.com.

Protection for consumers: The public is invited to attend a seminar with attorney Thomas W. Rezenka, who will discuss "Consumer Protection In Turbulent Times" at 1:30 p.m. at the Allegro at East Lake, 1755 East Lake Road. Call (727) 943-8878.

Art and wine: An evening of wine tasting sponsored by Johnson Brothers Liquor Co., 5:30-8 p.m. at Artist's Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $4 admission. RSVP by calling (727) 446-1708.

Mature driving classes: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a two-session state-approved driving class for drivers 50 and older from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 400 S Walton Ave. AARP members $12, nonmembers $14. Class size limited. Registration required, call (727) 942-5628.

Friday

Elvis tribute: VFW Post 2473 presents a tribute to Elvis with Steve Roberti at 6:30 p.m. at 1401 Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Donations help support enlisted soldiers and veterans. Call (727) 447-0922.

American values: See the popular Abie's Irish Rose at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.com.

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, featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Writers' group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612.

Working for peace: The public is invited to attend "Seeking Shalom," an interfaith human rights celebration that focuses on peace and encourages the recognition of those who work for it, 9:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. Call Roberta McIntosh at (727) 734-1237.

Fish Fry: American Legion Post 7 hosts a fish fry from 5-8 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. every Friday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Proceeds help support the troops. The post also accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.

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.

Afternoon bingo: Early bird bingo begins at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. with wild numbers and fun games every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.

Year of the Ox: The city of Dunedin will host a Chinese New Year Celebration 7-9 p.m. in Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, with songs and folk dances, a fashion show, martial arts exhibitions and a dragon dance. Asian cuisine available for purchase. Call (727) 812-4545.

Kids on the move: Children ages 5-11 can participate in an exciting evening of activities 6-10 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Pizza dinner included. $15 with ID card, $22 without. Call (727) 812-4533.

Support art education: The Leepa Rattner Museum of Art will host "Little Black Dress Night," a social event in support of the museum's educational programs 7-9 p.m. at 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $15 per person. Cocktail or business attire is appropriate. RSVP at (727) 712-5222.

Saturday

Book signing: Author Barbara Birenbaum will sign copies of her books, including her latest, Amber's Dachshund Antics, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1688.

Services for children: The Palm Harbor Library Youth Services Department will host an Early Childhood Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 2330 Nebraska Ave., designed to provide information to parents and caregivers who are considering preschool, day care or planned activities for their toddlers or preschool-age children. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018.

Clown Day/Touch a Truck: Everyone's invited to the 12th annual Florida Clown Day and Touch a Truck event 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, featuring 150 clowns, face painting, balloon-making, city vehicles for kids to climb in, bounce houses, and rides on Largo Central Railroad. Call (727) 543-4813.

Yoga Day USA: Bring a yoga mat, towel and water to this five-hour yoga event featuring classes, instructional sessions and yoga-friendly vendors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Play Place at Barclay Square, 13819 Walsingham Road, Suite B/C, Largo. Call (727) 518-3096.

Live and Let Die: Paul McCartney and Wings tribute band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com.

Pioneering vocals: The Four Freshman perform their unique harmonies at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $25 VIP, $20 in advance or $25 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com.

Internet safety: The Clearwater Public Library System will host an Internet Safety Class for parents with deputy Thomas Kelly of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. A second class is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Clearwater Main Library. Call (727) 562-4970.

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. Post 7 is also a drop-off point for old flags and cell phones. Call (727) 442-5293.

Emergency signals: The Clearwater Amateur Radio Society, Inc. invites the public to stop by and see its station in operation using call sign WE4TT during Winter Field Day, an annual emergency communications exercise, noon-8 p.m. Saturday at the American Red Cross Building, 2481 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater.

Card party: The Bay Bouquet Garden Club's annual card party will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. International Chorale will perform 1-1:30 p.m. Tickets $6. Call (727) 733-4118.

Chili cook-off: Enjoy chili and barbecue at the fourth annual Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Boys and Girls Club 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 111 W Lime St. Event includes entertainment, vendors and a motorcycle show. Call (727) 937-0320.

Big Dog, Cool Cat, Sassy Rabbit Day: The Humane Society of Pinellas will host an open house to promote adoptions of "Special Pets In Need" 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Event will include informative discussions, book signing, a walkway dedication, refreshments and $15 microchipping. Call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222.

Family trees: The Suncoast Genealogy Society will host the Suncoast Mini-Seminar 2009 with speaker Debra Fleming of The Ancestry Detective, LLC 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oldsmar Library Community Room, 400 St. Petersburg Drive. Open to the public. Registration $20. Call (727) 791-1983, e-mail jamesamsj@aol.com. Registration forms are available at www.mangan-family.com.

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.

Events in Clearwater, Jan. 22 - 24 01/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:09pm]

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