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Get out in Largo

26 Today

Citrus festival: The new event celebrating the heritage of Palm Harbor features a carnival, orange juice squeezing contests, citrus bake-off, horseshoe pit and equestrian exhibits continues from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday along Florida and Georgia avenues in downtown historic Palm Harbor. Call (727) 787-4700, (727) 784-4287 or visit Palmharborcitrusfestival.com.

Car-free event: Bike, stroll, skate and take part in open-air fitness, sports and dance classes during Sunday Ciclovia, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. along Cleveland Street from Clearwater harbor to Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. This stretch of road will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Call (727) 562-4047 or visit myclearwater.com/carfreesunday.

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit, www.flbg.org.

Scottish dance: Participate in Scottish country dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through August at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Call (727) 787-3805 or (727) 947-4668.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Fun 'n Sun: The 56th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival continues through May 3 in downtown Clearwater with street festivals, a casino night, races and several concerts featuring classic rock, jazz and country music. For information call (727) 562-4700. For a complete schedule visit myclearwater.com/funnsun.

27 Monday

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features both indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Call (727) 518-3016.

Open auditions: Talented teens between the ages of 13-18 will be able to audition a 5 to 7 minute act for the Teen Show Talent Search at 6 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Must bring accompanist. Call (727) 812-4530.

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.

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.

28 TUESDAY

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. For details, call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org.

Stamp collecting: The Worldwide Stamp Club's monthly auction and meeting will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (the fourth Tuesday of every month) at the Clearwater East Library, Meeting Room B, 2251 Drew St. No May meeting; the club will resume meetings in June. Call Richard at (727) 560-7008.

Daughters of Italy: Guest speaker Dr. Gary Mormino, USF Professor of History, will discuss the Italian community in Florida and the Tampa Bay area at a meeting of The Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825, 6 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 State Road 580, Clearwater. Call (727) 447-6890, (727) 455-1521 or visit daughtersofitaly.com.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen Booth Road. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday from 6-10 p.m. $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727)791-8698.

Get out in Largo 04/25/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:17pm]
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