The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo. Meeting includes a presentation, orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 733-8167.
Gallery opening: The grand opening of the Ruach Art Gallery at Calvary Christian School will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 110 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, and features gallery tours, live music, desserts and refreshments. Free admission. Call (727) 449-2247.
Open house: Palm Harbor Montessori Academy invites the public to its 26th annual Parent Education Night with alumni testimonials and "Move-Up" open house 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 2355 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 786-1854.
Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Food available. Call (727) 934-2136.
Meet the artists: The Plein Air Cottage Artists of Indian Rocks Beach will bring samples of their work and demonstrate the art of triptych painting as the special guests of the Appetite For Art program at noon at the Palm Harbor Library, 2230 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.
Adventure to Italy: Experienced world travelers will share their adventures in Italy as part of the "Armchair Travelers" series at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.
Take great photos: Digital photography instructor Bill Smith will present a free seminar on digital photography and editing at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras and manuals. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call (727) 943-4922.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.
Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.
Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.
Dinner and show: Attend a dinner and live theater presentation of Doubt at 6:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church Christian Life Center, 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Dinner only, $7; play only, $10; both are $17. Play is presented by the Showcase Arts Foundation and contains adult themes. Not recommended for children. RSVP by calling the church office at (727) 462-8000.
In concert: Trio da Camera, a musical group composed of clarinet, cello and piano, will perform the award-winning music of Rick Sowash at 8 p.m. at the Music Gallery of Clearwater, 5990 Ulmerton Road. Suggested donation: $10. Call (727) 530-3304.
Exploring humor: Venture into the imagination of Jared O'Roark and explore the humor in universal emotions through the poetry and monologues in his show, Reverberated Voices, at 7:30 p.m. in the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $17, $12 with student ID. Call (727) 791-7400.
Jam session: Bring a lawn chair, musical instrument or just sing along with the Snow Birds, musicians who come from all points north, for country jams 1-3 p.m. every Friday through April 9 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Parking available on 125th St. Call (727) 582-2123.
Comedy takes the stage: The West Coast Players present Sylvia by A.R. Gurney from Friday through Jan. 30 with 8 p.m. performances Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees Sundays. Tickets $18; $15 seniors/students/military. To reach the theater in Clearwater, take U.S. 19 to Drew Street, turn east toward Best Buy. Turn left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road and follow it to the stop sign. Turn right into the first group of units. Call (727) 437-2363. Visit wcplayers.org.
Classic hits: The Vogues, members of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, will perform You're the One, Five O'Clock World, Turn, Turn Turn and others at 2 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $30 VIP; $27 advance; $30 day of show; $23 group of 10 or more; $25 seniors. For tickets, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.
Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.
Interfaith concert: Jazz musician and percussionist Fred Johnson and acoustic guitarist Jim Scott bring their talents to an interfaith concert featuring music from various religious traditions 7:15-10 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Free. Call (727) 531-7704.
Landscape exhibits open: Three artists will discuss their distinctive techniques in creating the contemporary landscape at 6 p.m., followed by a reception celebrating the opening of four new exhibitions from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Free for DFAC members; $5 for nonmembers. Call (727) 298-3322.
Vermonters to meet: The Vermont Club on the west coast of Florida is hosting its first gathering of 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 N Missouri Ave., Largo. The program will be crime prevention. Come visit with other Vermonters. Call (727) 725-1766.
Rock superstars: Foreigner and special guest Eddie Money perform in concert at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Reserved tickets are $85, $59.50 and $49.50. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.
Comedy at the Capitol: Academy Award-winning, Grammy-nominated comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright brings his comedic talents to the Captiol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater at 8 p.m. Tickets $65; limited number of VIP tickets at $73. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.
Jazz in the stacks: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will play A Concert of our Favorites at 3 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Call (727) 784-3332 or Frank at (727) 784-8908.
Backgammon tournament: Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. For times and registration call (727) 743-0500 or visit tampabaybackgammon.com.
Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.
Guided nature walk: Explore the outdoors, visit points along Brooker Creek and enjoy a view of Lake Tarpon 9-10:30 a.m. at Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1951.
Vietnam diorama: The opening and dedication of the Vietnam Diorama will be at noon Sat. Jan. 16 at the Armed Forces Military Museum, 2050 34th Way N, Largo. Admission $5. Visit armedforcesmuseum.com.
Craft festival: The Safety Harbor Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Marina Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Show includes folk art, pottery handmade jewelry and paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, and scented soaps and body products. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit artfestival.com.
Tribute to Led Zeppelin: Conductor Brent Havens, rock vocalist Randy Jackson and the Florida Orchestra will perform a symphonic salute to Led Zeppelin at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $95, $75, $55. Call toll-free 800-662-7286 or visit floridaorchestra.org.
Book sale: Friends of the Library are hosting a book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. All types and genres of books available; most are $1. Call (727) 724-1525, ext.112.
Day of Good Deeds: The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Good Deeds will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Opening ceremonies will be followed by a volunteer fair, free barbeque lunch, and entertainment. Free for all ages. Preregistration required. To volunteer or to register someone to receive a deed, call (727) 518-3131.
Historical perspectives: Friendship Force of the Florida Suncoast invites the public to attend a presentation on "Growing Up in British Guiana (since changed to Guyana): The Land of Many Waters" at 2:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Hear the perspectives of a Chinese family member and a Lutheran pastor who spent his boyhood there during the mid 1900s. Free. Call (727) 474-2647 or visit friendshipforcefloridasuncoast.org.
Afternoon concerts: The Clearwater Community Jazz Band will perform at 2 p.m. followed by a Concert Band performance at 3 p.m. in the Arts Auditorium of St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. Free, but donations accepted. Call (727) 796-5823.
Breaking language barriers: The World Circle Language Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.
Three-day arts and crafts festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday along Dodecanese Boulevard at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Artists from the Tarpon Springs Art Association will greet visitors, share their knowledge and show and sell their work 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 937-7125.
Soulful singer: American folk singer and songwriter Richie Havens will perform at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $31; VIP $46. Tickets available at Ruth Eckerd Hall box office, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater or at rutheckerdhall.com.
All about manatees: The City of Tarpon Springs presents the first annual Manatee Celebration Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, and in surrounding Craig Park on Spring Bayou. Call (727) 937-0686.