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Get medieval

Today

Marcaster (The Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. today at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details, call (727) 393-2679.

Shell show: The Suncoast Conchologists of America's annual convention continues through Thursday at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, 400 Mandalay Ave. Single-day registrations are available. The public can attend free from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and browse the International Seashell Expo, a supermarket of beautiful and exotic shells and related items from around the world. Call (727) 796-4117 or e-mail COA2009@aol.com.

Drum circle: Children can participate in a drumming circle at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Free. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1155.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Afternoon bingo: Doors open 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon Wednesdays at St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. All paper games in a smoke-free hall. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Call (727) 518-5238.

Thursday

Drought tolerant plants: Get information on drought tolerant trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and wildflowers for landscapes 9:30-11 a.m. at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $15 fee per person. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org, click on the "Online Class Registration" button, then the "Lawn & Garden" tab.

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 Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $1 nonresidents w/Largo rec card; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3131.

Computer class: Learn the basics of sending and receiving e-mail and pictures, and get information on the use of wireless laptop computers at a free computer training seminar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Free to local residents with ID. Local companies can reserve tables for $20. Florida Blood Services will also be on site accepting blood donations. Thursday bingo will begin at its regularly scheduled time of noon. Call (727) 442-5293.

Family vegetable gardening: Learn how to start and maintain a garden with advice from experts at this evening class 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $15 fee per family. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org, click on the "Online Class Registration" button, then the "Family Programs" tab.

Nonstop fun: The "Jiggle Man" will present a juggling show with jumping, jokes and audience participation at 3 p.m. at the North Greenwood Library, 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

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.

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.

Friday

Hot seat auction: Donated chairs that have been decorated with original art by Tarpon Springs Recreation Department summer campers with assistance by artists from the Tarpon Springs Arts Fund will be put up for auction at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Proceeds benefit camp scholarships and the Arts Fund. Call (727) 942-5628.

Soul men: "Jake" and "Elwood" of the Blues Brothers Dunedin Tribute Show will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. in Dunedin's Pioneer Park, on the northeast corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Local acts will open the show. Bring seating. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit dunedinblues.com.

Snook tournament: The second annual Yianni Patterson Memorial Snook Tournament begins with a captain's meeting at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs, 111 W Lime St. Entry fee is $75 per angler and prizes will be awarded. The all-night, all-day catch, photograph and release event ends at 3 p.m. Saturday followed by a barbecue and live music at the Boys and Girls Club. Barbecue cost is $10 adults; $5 for children; and free for tournament registrants. For details, contact Captain Tommy Mahinis at (727) 510-7717 or visit anclotekeyanglersonline.com.

Fun with Wii: Try your hand at Wii, where just a flick of the wrist is all you need to enjoy sports you only dream about 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: free w/rec card; $1 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Senior exercise: Participate in low impact exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: $3 with a rec card; $4 without. Call (727) 289-3299.

Creative discussion: Artist and children's book illustrator Michael White will teach how a story can evolve from a piece of artwork as well as discuss drawing techniques at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Get medieval 07/21/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:49pm]

    

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