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Learn easy ways to green up your life through energy conservation, green purchasing and sustainable living, during an online course from 10-11 a.m. today. To register, visit pinellascountyextension.org and click on the "Online Class Registration" button or call (727) 582-2100.

Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.

Chalk art fun: Materials are provided for this free, fun family event 10 a.m.-noon at Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N, Oldsmar. Participants receive a photo of their completed artwork. Call (813) 749-1253.

Play bridge: The Clearwater Bridge Club shares ACBL duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. Sunday at Regions Bank, second floor, 2551 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 726-0796.

Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Show added: Due to popular demand, an additional performance of the stage comedy Snatch a Falling Star has been scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The show will also be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, $8 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Rotary club to meet: Shawn Anderson, director of East Lake High School band, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise at 7:30 a.m. at Tarpon Woods Country Club, 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd. Breakfast is served at a guest fee of $15. To attend, call Roger Johnson at (727) 781-5555.

Youth movie night: Ages 12 and older are invited to enjoy a movie and popcorn with friends at 6:30 p.m. at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Call (727) 773-2665.

Friday

Onstage comedy: Vanities, a bittersweet comedy by Jack Heifner, will be performed by the West Coast Players at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, June 12 and 13; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and June 14 at the West Coast Players Theater in the Clearwater 19 Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota on U.S. 19. Tickets are $10; $12 for seniors/students/military. Follow the service road to the Commerce Center and the theater is the first building on the right. Call (727) 734-7100.

Writing group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.

Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Saturday

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line 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.

Celebrate summer: The Southwest Pool will be open to the public at no charge during the Southwest Neighborhood Summer Kick-off from noon to 4 p.m. at 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Hot dog lunch and bottled water will be available, as will floats, inner tubes and diving boards. For underwater exploration with Discover Scuba, ages 17 and younger require a parent's signature. This event is free. Call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.

Family Fun Fishing Day: Catch the fishing fever, 8:30-11 a.m., at Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. Poles and bait provided. Prizes for first fish, largest fish and many other fun categories. Free. Call (727) 464-3347.

Kids Fishing Derby: 8-10 a.m. at R.E. Olds Fishing Pier, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to bring their own poles and bait to win prizes in casting contests and for biggest catch. Registration on site. Parents must sign a waiver and help children bait hooks, cast and untangle lines and pull in catch. The event and parking are free. Call (813) 749-1260.

Adult fishing tournament: 8 a.m.-noon at Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar. Shore or boat fishing is allowed. (Boat fishing requires a license.) Event is free. Prizes and trophies will be awarded. Registration on site. Bring your own pole, bait and supplies. Call (813) 749-1260.

Author to speak: Ursula Schafer, a survivor of the bombing of Mannheim during World War II, shares her unique story at 1 p.m. at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Call (727) 773-2665.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by "Carlo" at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday, and a Singles Dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

National Trails Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. This event includes a program on bald eagles, authors sharing Florida stories, a children's self-guided scavenger hunt, live animals from Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a fund-raising silent auction, boardwalk tours and more. Call (727) 453-6900 or visit pinellascounty.org/ environment.

Clearwater Audubon Society: Join in an 8 a.m. bird walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Ages 13 years to adult, $3; ages 3-12, $2. Bring binoculars. Call (727) 518-6241.

Trade and Home Show: The Florida Chapter of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America will host its annual Trade and Home Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach. Show features more than 50 vendors and free refreshments. Carpooling is suggested. Public is welcome. Free admission, no registration required. Call (727) 734-0438.

Beach hike: As part of National Trails Day, the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the parking lot near Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach for its Full Moon beach hike from North Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island and back. Event is free. Call (813) 220-5833.

Tropical fun: Palm Harbor's eighth annual Parrot Head Party will be 2-10 p.m. in downtown Palm Harbor. A tropical paradise with fun for all ages, this event features live music, food and drink, and children's activities. Admission is free. Call (727) 787-4700 or visit oldpalmharbormainstreet.net.

Green home solutions online 06/03/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 4:32pm]
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