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Indoor fresh market


The air-conditioned mall corridors house a market with fresh produce, prepared foods, multicultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people watching. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues Friday-Saturday. Free admission (items individually priced). Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Sponsor: Scott. (727) 776-7261;


Tai Chi: Learn at a relaxed pace. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free (registration required). Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800;

Candidate Forum: The Palm Harbor Coalition, a watchdog community group, will host a public Republican primary forum for candidates running for County Commissioner (District 4) and State Representative (Districts 45 and 48). 6:30 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor.;

Bingo: Play bingo at the yacht club every Thursday. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd., Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-2136.


Back to School — Don't Forget About the Pool: Join Threshers mascot Phinley, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog, and members from the Florida Safe Pools & Safe Kids at All Children's Hospital for a back to school pool safety event on the mall's first floor in front of JC Penney. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070;

American Cancer Society Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Palm Harbor will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived 6 p.m.-midnight at Wall Springs Park, 3725 De Soto Blvd., Palm Harbor. A Survivors Lap will kick off the event at 6 p.m., luminaria will be lit at 9 p.m.. Sponsor: Tammy Ashe. (727) 943-4653;

Sunset Sounds: Music series showcasing the diversity of local and regional musicians. Bring a blanket to sit on. Classic rock. 7 p.m. Free. Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo.

Sunset Cinema @ Pier 60: The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival organizers have added a Sunset Cinema, starting at dusk. Tonight's movie is the Wizard of Oz. Bring seating. Concessions will be available (no alcohol is permitted on the beach). 8 p.m. Free. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive , Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060;

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party: Kick up your heels swing dancing every Friday. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. For more information, visit 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.


Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace: Products available for sale will include farm-fresh produce, gourmet cheese, nuts, local honey, baked goods, specialty oils, designer jewelry, food to eat and food to go. Live entertainment. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace, 500 Block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. (727) 461-7674;

Tampa Bay Tap Dancing Festival: The Tampa Bay Tap Dancing Festival will feature workshops by Mark Goodman and tap dance duo Avi Miller and Ofer Ben. Other festival highlights include a tap showcase and a drumming circle. Two skill levels offered for dancers ages 10 and older. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Call or visit the website for workshop prices. Ruth Eckerd Hall Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 712-2706;

Kayak Cruise: Experience Oldsmar's natural beauty with an adventure through the mangroves on a guided expedition launched from the dock at Mobbly Bayou. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Bring sunscreen and drinking water. Best for ages 10 and older. 9 a.m. $5 with rec card, $7.50 without. Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve North, 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar.

Tennis Clinics for Kids and Adults: USPTA certified instructor Rob Delgado will teach beginner to intermediate players proper tennis technique and strategy. 9 a.m. classes for ages 8-14, and 10 a.m. for ages 15 to adult. Cost is $5, free for rec card holders. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Brooker Creek Nature Hike: Get up close to the environment during this guided nature hike. Closed-toe shoes a must, bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800;

Rain Harvesting: Learn to save collected rainwater for garden use while saving money on water bills. Rain barrels available for purchase ($30). Limited space, register at least 24 hours in advance. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Free, but pre-registration required. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100;

Spirit-Mind-Body Fair: An introduction to the benefits of wellness with free yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and meditation classes, various speakers and vendors related to wellness, natural health care and living green. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. YMCA (North Pinellas), 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Benefit Garden Sale: Find low-cost, easy-to-grow plants including frangipani, banana and fig trees, red flowered poinciana trees, snowbushes, palms and more. Bring shovel. Proceeds help in Equal Rights Amendment passage efforts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Residence, 305 173rd. Ave., Indian Rocks Beach. (727) 393-0932.

Train Show and Swap Meet: Model train layout for children with vendors showing, selling and trading trains, tracks and accessories in various scales. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $4 adults, free for ages 12 and younger. Knights of Columbus Hall (Pinellas Park), 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. Sponsor: Joe. (727) 244-1341.

Artists Market: Show and sale of a huge selection of artwork including fine art, jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and photography, all by local artists. Children's art activity area. Refreshments available for purchase. Funds raised help support the museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762;

Make N Take Rain Barrels: Take advantage of the rainy season to make a rain barrel to save water for garden use. Walk-ins welcome, but registration preferred. 10:45 a.m. $35, park admission included. Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. (727) 738-2903;

Hurricane Party at the Docks: Rain or shine, the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks will be hosting a hurricane party for serious fun. Exhibitors will include public and private agencies involved in storm preparation, response and recovery as well as exhibits just for fun. The event is presented by the Sponge Docks Merchants Association. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Sponsor: Tim Stevens. (727) 943-0006;

Backgammon Tournament: Players and spectators are invited to a tournament presented by the Tampa Bay Backgammon Club. 12 p.m. Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs. (727) 743-0500;

All Day Scrapbooking Crop: Participants ages 16 and older will have fun scrapbooking while socializing with others. Bring your own photos and supplies. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Noon-8 p.m. $10 with rec card, $13 without. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Destination Key West: A Key West-themed sunset celebration benefit event with street performers, live music, Caribbean cuisine, handmade arts and crafts and a cash bar. Benefits Project Grace, a Suncoast Hospice Affiliate. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $35. Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 536-7364.

Catalyst: Catalyst provides an environment of friendship, music and inspiration where friends can get together to enjoy dessert while listening to some awesome music, and build relationships with other Christians from the area The event includes a DVD segment by author and speaker Andy Stanley as well as live music by recording artist Carl von dem Bussche. Presented by WatersEdge Community Church. 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pinellas Realtor Organization Auditorium, 4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. (727) 820-0359;

1940s-style Swing Dance: In remembrance of V-J Day, a 1940s style dance featuring Big Band music is planned. Participants are encouraged to dress in 1940s fashions. All WWII veterans will be guests of honor with free admission. 7-8 p.m. beginner-friendly swing dance lesson.; 8-11 p.m. DJ dance. All ages are welcome. Smoke-free venue. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $5 admission includes dance lesson. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

Sunset Cinema @ Pier 60: The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival organizers have added a Sunset Cinema, starting at dusk. Tonight's movie is the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Bring seating. Concessions will be available (no alcohol is permitted on the beach). 8 p.m. Free. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive , Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060;

Wearable Art 6 Fashion Show: The six-year tradition continues with wearable art by crowd pleasers Frank Strunk III and Rogerio Martins and will feature new and exciting pieces by 10 other designers. Gather at 7:30 p.m. for drinks and music, runway show starts at 9 p.m., followed by an after party. $15 general admission, $50-$75 reserved seating. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322;

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