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Halloween-oriented activities, spooky places and the like in Pinellas

Today

CAMS Flight Inc., a Cessna pilot-training center, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, 14700 Terminal Road, Clearwater. The event will include tours, seminars and a display featuring the Garmin G-1000 glass cockpit with "synthetic vision," allowing the pilot to see in any direction. Lunch is free. Call (727) 507-8881.

Today

A haunting in Tarpon: Tour a 100-year old former boarding house taken over by ghosts and other scary things 7-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday until Oct. 31 above the Court of Two Sisters antique shop, 155 E Tarpon Ave. in downtown Tarpon Springs. Additional dates are Oct. 28 and 29. Purchase tickets at the door. A portion of the $7 admission will be donated to schools and clubs. May be too frightening for small children. Call (727) 437-2343.

Southern spoof: The Performing Arts Group of Espiritu Santo will present Murder in the Magnolias today, Friday and Oct. 24 at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. All times are 8 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Oct. 24 dinner show tickets $25. Call David Graff at (727) 725-3276.

Broadway-quality musical: The Sesame Street Live production of "Elmo's Green Thumb" will be performed at 2 and 5:30 p.m. today and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $15, $19, $28 and $33. Call (727) 791-7400.

Soggy Doggie Splash Party: Treat your dog to a swim at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave, Largo. Two sessions: dogs 18 inches and smaller 11 a.m-1 p.m.; and dogs 18 inches and taller 1:30-3:30 p.m. Event includes contests, sprints, relays and prizes. $5 per dog (proof of vaccination required); families are free. Call (727) 518-3016.

Music recitals: The Upper Pinellas Music Teachers Association will present its students in recital at noon at The Music Gallery, 3990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 789-3478.

High shrine opening: The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA announces the grand opening of a high shrine at 1223 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Chanting and traditional ceremonies begin at 8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. introduction of the shrine, tai chi demo, traditional Lion Dance and vegetarian reception. Call (727) 562-2878.

Car show: The Old Palm Harbor Car Show will put the classics on display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Florida Avenue in downtown Palm Harbor. Registration is 8-10 a.m. Pre-registration fee $20; $25 day of show. Visit palmharborcarshow.com.

College knowledge: The College Conqueror's Workshop, a free program for high school students, will be presented 2-4:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Author Chantal Korkis will explain what to expect in college and how to overcome social, academic and financial obstacles. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112. Visit collegeconquerorworkshop.com.

Marching music: The 14th annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival will be 1-9:30 p.m. at Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road. Event showcases 26 Florida marching bands. $12 adult admission, $8 for ages 13 and older, and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. Visit tarponspringsband.com.

Monster movie marathon: Catch three classics: Dracula (1931), The Wolf Man (1941), and The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) starting at noon at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Dining with the Stars: Kiwanis Club of Springtime City will host a dinner auction 6-10 p.m. at The Gathering Place, Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Dinner $25 per person. Live entertainment, with silent and live auctions. Call (727) 748-6643 or e-mail membersofpsringtimecitykiwanis@yahoo.com. To see a list of auction items visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Jazz 'N Art Walk: Clearwater Jazz Holiday's second annual Clearwater Jazz 'N Art Walk will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday from Fort Harrison to East avenues in downtown Clearwater. Event features live entertainment on the Garden Avenue stage 11 a.m.-4 p.m., a juried art show, and children's activities. Call (727) 461-5200. Visit clearwaterjazz.com/jazz_art_walk.html.

Cancer fundraiser: VFW Post 2550 will host "Under the Sea Extravaganza," a benefit for cancer aid and research, 5-9 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, with music, a silent auction and a $25 prize for the best mermaid and King Neptune costumes. Admission $5. Call (727) 787-4091.

Antiques fair: The city of Dunedin will host its Fall Antiques Fair with more than 70 dealers 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main Street between Broadway and Douglas Avenue. Free admission. Call (727) 812-4545.

Annual coastal clean-up: Groups and individual volunteers of all ages are invited to participate in this year's Coastal Clean-up, 8-10 a.m. at Sunset Beach, at the west end of Gulf Road in Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 942-5628.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: Boney James performs 9-10:30 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, followed by fireworks. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Free admission. Call (727) 461-5200 or visit clearwaterjazz.com.

Sunday

Art lecture: "Arnold Newman: His Work and His Legacy," by J. Tomás López, noted photographer, professor of art and art history at University of Miami, at 3 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $5 members, $8 non-members. Call (727) 712-5762.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The Neville Brothers perform 8-9:30 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates open at 2 p.m. Free admission. Call (727) 461-5200 or visit clearwaterjazz.com.

Short story contest: Teens can celebrate Teen Read Week through Oct. 24 by entering a short story contest at all Clearwater Public Library System branches. Stories must be 1,000 words or less typewritten, and topics should be personal stories or original fiction. Entries will be judged in two categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. One winner in each category will receive a $100 gift card. Deadline is Oct. 31. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For details call Pat McGehee at (727) 779-3704.

Singles dance: American Legion Post 7 will host a Bay Area Singles Dance with DJ Mike playing oldies and adult contemporary music 6-11 p.m. every Sunday during October at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Admission $8. Call (727) 459-2076.

Monday

Garden club meeting: Top of the Bay Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at 207 Exeter St., Oldsmar and include a floral arranging and design program by Sunday Page of Oldsmar Florist. Open to the public. Call (813) 814-2928.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop Four-part Harmony Chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

Chorale seeks voices: The International Chorale of Dunedin is in need of tenors and basses. The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. For more information contact Bev Peck at bevpeck@tampabay.rr.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.

Halloween-oriented activities, spooky places and the like in Pinellas 10/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 11:13pm]

    

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