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Events in Largo, Feb. 8-10

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Latin Grammy winner: Singer, songwriter Jon Secada will perform at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $35 VIP, $30 advance, $35 day of show, and $27 seniors. Call (727) 587-6793.

Treasures and trinkets: "All That Glitters" jewelry show will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6775 or visit www.largoarts.com.

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of mainline track with numerous passings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open for public runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Books to film: Watch A Beautiful Mind at 1:30 p.m. at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, then compare the book by Sylvia Nasar to its big screen adaptation. Free. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2516.

Art opening: The opening of "Artists in Cahootz," an exhibit featuring unique art, pottery, jewelry and raffle, will be 2-5 p.m. at Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566.

Jazz in the Stacks: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will play "The Music of Mardi Gras" at 3 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Enchanted Evening of Stars: More than 30 singers, dancers and instrumentalists will donate their time and talents to raise funds for community theater programs at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $30, $25, $20 and $15. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.com.

9 MONDAY

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 visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

9 MONDAY

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

Learn to navigate: Flotilla 11-1 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offers a two-day program on how to use a global positioning system and read nautical charts Monday and Tuesday at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. Registration begins at 7 p.m., with classes 7:30-9:30 p.m. both days. Open to all ages. Cost is $75. Participants may bring their own GPS. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit http://a0701101.uscgaux.info.

10 TUESDAY

Block party: The YMCA of the Suncoast North Pinellas Branch will host a free community block party and annual giving campaign kickoff 5:30-8 p.m. at 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. Event includes crafts, games, swim challenge, master aerobics, silent auction and more. To register, call (727) 772-9622 or e-mail aburr@suncoastymca.org.

Book signing: Dr. Edward Aronoff will discuss his books, including Betrayal at Gettysburg and Three Came Home, at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

Lincoln exhibit: Items such as postcards, an original daguerreotype, a signed photograph and more have been assembled to illustrate the life of Abraham Lincoln and are on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Feb. 28 at the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. Call (727) 736-1176.

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Actor Mike Fornino, center, reacts nervously as Bill Harber starts questioning his bride, Laurie Gibellino, in the romantic comedy Abie's Irish Rose.

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Whimsical comedy: West Coast Players Theater presents Abie's Irish Rose, written by Anna Nichols, at 2 p.m. at 21905 U.S. 19, Clearwater. Tickets $15, $12 seniors/students. Call (727) 734-7100 or visit www.wcplayers.com..

Events in Largo, Feb. 8-10 02/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 7, 2009 3:31am]
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