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Learn the movements of Tai Chi at a relaxed pace. 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. $3 with ID card; $4 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

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Fins for Limbs: An event to show support to veterans who have suffered combat-related injuries resulting in an amputation or other life-changing disabilities. Includes displays of military artifacts, military vehicles, prosthetics display, informational booths to provide support to veterans and much more. Included with daily admission. Donations at the door benefit the Wounded Warrior Projec. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Saturday. $12.95, $9.95 ages 60 and older, $8.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (813) 919-3819; www.SeeWinter.com.

The Dascaloja Puppeteers: Enjoy the talents of this teen puppeteer troupe as they perform songs, folk tales, and puppet plays. For ages 6 and up. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Oldsmar Library Teen Programs: Oldsmar Public Library offers the following programs for teens ages 13 through 19. Registration is required. The library is closed Monday. Fun board games to play, drop in and hang out! 3-5 p.m. Free. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1178; www.oldsmarlibrary.org.

Shake it for Shara Dance-A-Thon: Shake your booty to DJ tunes in this benefit for the Shara Himmel, Share Your Heart Scholarship Fund. 4-9 p.m. $7, $36 includes a T-shirt. Temple B'nai Israel, 1658 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 321-6100.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 beers and sodas all game long. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

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Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Clearwater Coin Club Show: Annual show attracts more than 150 dealers from across the country buying, selling and appraising coins. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 733-3577; www.hilton.com.

Summer Blues Bash Benefit: An evening of hot blues music by bands including Pasco Lefty, What She Said, Jessica Wagner, Deacon Blues Band and the Tampa Bay Blues Brothers. Donations benefit the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Free (donations appreciated). Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 488-2423.

Dunedin Blue Jays: It's Friday Bingo Night, and fans can play bingo under the barbecue tent from 6-7 p.m. before each Friday D-Jays home game. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Flick N Float Family Movies: All ages are welcome to bring their favorite float or chair from home and enjoy a Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions are also available. The movie will begin at dusk. Daddy Day Camp 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10 with Largo Recreation Card for up to 5 people; $15 without card for up to 5 people. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo.

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party: Swing dance every Friday to the sounds of DJ's Jim Scott & Doug Kirsch. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association, Inc. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. For more information, visit www.tbwcsa.com. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 for TBWCSA members; $8 for non-members. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. (727) 393-5088.

Saturday

Dunedin Summer Saturday Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet products, organics and more. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 733-4215.

Firecracker Scramble Golf Tournament: The 4th of July Largo Golf Course's Firecracker Scramble Tournament, open to men and women ages 21 and older, will be a four-person scramble format with teams being determined by a blind draw. The registration fee must be received at Largo Golf Course by 5 p.m. Friday. The blind draw, check-in and payment of greens and electric cart fees begin on Saturday at 7 a.m. 7:30-10:30 a.m. $20 registration fee . Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3024.

Brooker Creek Nature Hike: Get up close to the environment around you in guided nature hike; wear closed shoes, bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. 9-10:30 a.m. Free, but registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Trail Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Explore the mysteries of the Preserve and find clues along the trails. Solve all the clues to win a prize. All ages welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Greyhound Adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will host a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. Please visit with us to learn about these calm affectionate dogs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Petco, 30697 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. (813) 971-4732 ; www.great-greyhound.org.

Hometown USA at Dunedin Stadium: It's Junior Jays Saturday when Junior Jays members take the field with the D-Jays, announce for an inning, run the bases and take part in other promotions. Plus, kids get free jerseys (until 6 p.m.), post game concert by De Lei'ed Parrots and fireworks. For this particular game, the Dunedin Blue Jays face the Brevard County Manatees. 4:15 p.m. $3, 12 and younger free; all admissions after 6 p.m. free. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 812-4531; www.dunedingov.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Murder on the 19th Hole: Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by MurderS She Wrote, Inc. 6 p.m.-6 p.m. $47.50 dinner and show. Grand Hotel Clearwater, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (813) 727-7012; murdersshewrote.com.

Threshers Fireworks: If you haven't caught a minor league game at Bright House Networks Field this summer, this weekend's the perfect chance because there will be post-game fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights. 6:30 p.m. $5-$9. Bright House Networks Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4457; web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t566.

Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run: This 10K race course out to Causeway Boulevard and back with a turn around in Honeymoon Island State Park really takes place at midnight. The course is flat and well-lit by more than 700 luminaries and the air is as cool as it gets for this time of year. Shorter races begin at 11 p.m. July 3 (1-mile) and 11:25 p.m. (5K). Proceeds benefit numerous area childrens charities. 11 p.m. $6-$33. Causeway Plaza, 2600 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 535-2257.

Get out and about at North Pinellas events 06/30/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:56pm]

    

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