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HGTV's reality show finalist hosts design talk at Clearwater Library

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Interior designer Jason Champion, a finalist in HGTV's Design Star show, will host the program "Creative Thinking in Design" at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. No registration required. For details visit JasonChampionDesign.com or call (727) 562-4970.

Today

Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. This week's class features the topic of criminal law in the Arts Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions visit spcollege.edu.

Book signing: Local author Barbara Sorey will speak at 12:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free admission includes a dessert bar. Registration required. Call (727) 944-3042 or (727) 943-4922.

Art and story hour: Hear an art-related storybook reading and participate in a hands-on activity at 6 p.m. in the Interactive Gallery of the Leepa Rattner Museum, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 4-8. Free for children, included with museum admission for adults. Call Patti Buster at (727) 712-5226 or e-mail buster.patti@spcollege.edu.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team, 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month. The two-story, Cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

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.

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Quilts on display: Quilters Crossing will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the presentation of its Silver Sensations Quilt Challenge on display Sunday-March 6 at the Leepa Rattner Museum, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. An opening reception will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the museum. Call (727) 799-0712.

Free concert: In honor of Black History Month, local singer Angela Filer-Johnson will perform a variety of music from gospel to Broadway at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Call (727) 784-3332.

Danger, romance and comedy: Now and Zen Public Theater presents Around the World in 80 Days at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 12-13; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 14 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Five actors portray 39 characters and traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Visit tarponarts.org or call (727) 942-5605. Tickets $12, $10 members and students.

Savior or killer?: West Coast Players presents the staged reading of a.k.a. Dr. Death, the story of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, controversial proponent of physician assisted suicide, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. The reading is followed by an audience talk with playwright Richard Budin. Tickets $10. Call (727) 482-9967.

Jam session: Bring a lawn chair, musical instrument or just sing along with the Snow Birds, musicians who come from all points north, for an afternoon of country jams 1-3 p.m. every Friday through April 9 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Parking available on 125th Street. Call (727) 582-2123.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Saturday

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Experience herbal essence: Learn to spice up meals with herbs and how to grow a herb garden at 11 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free. Visit pinellascountyextension.org or call (727) 582-2100 .

Glass, china and pottery show and sale: The Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Club hosts its 31st annual show and sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater, featuring 25 national dealers, book booth, glass repair, free glass identification and door prizes. Admission $6 per person. Free parking. Visit clearwaterdepressionglassclub.com or call (727) 725-2069.

Celebrate Black History month: Harlem Nights Productions presents A Raisin in the Sun at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Harrison, 210 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Tickets are $25. E-mail sherry@harlemnightsbenefit.org, visit harlemnightsbenefit.org or call toll-free 1-888-559-0008.

Ride the rails: Experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. 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 the first full weekend of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Bird watching walk: Join Clearwater Audubon Society on a three-quarter-mile walk in search of songbirds, water birds and other wildlife at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Bring binoculars and field guides. $3 adults; $2 ages 3-12. Call (727) 518-6241.

Feng shui: Attend a free discussion on feng shui with Diane Gallin, certified feng shui consultant, at 11 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3007.

Chili cookoff: The annual Tarpon Springs Boys and Girls Club Chili Cookoff and Margarita Contest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 111 W Lime St. There is a car and motorcycle show, food vendors and a live band. Call (727) 938-5511 or (727) 432-0545.

HGTV's reality show finalist hosts design talk at Clearwater Library 02/03/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 9:11pm]
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