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KC holds free-throw championship in Tarpon Springs

Today

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship begins at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Recreation Center gym, 400 S Walton Ave. Boys and girls 10-14 may participate. Winners get prizes and advance to district competition. Call (727) 942-5628.

Today

Beginning acoustic guitar class: A four-week beginning acoustic guitar class will be 10-11 a.m. every Thursday through Feb. 11 at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. $40 for rec members; $50 nonmembers. Class size limited to six students. Call (727) 771-6000.

College prep: A program for high school students in grades 9 through 12 focusing on the college entrance process and financial aid starts at 6 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Registration required. Visit palmharborlibrary.org or call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Fiction into film: Read a short story, watch the film and join the discussion at 2 p.m. every Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Hosted by Charles Shaffert. Call (727) 943-4922.

Brits to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Activities are planned and refreshments are served. Call (727) 939-0362 or (813) 401-5711.

Friends of the Library to meet: The Friends of the Oldsmar Library will meet at noon at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Special guest will be sculptor Candy Ryan, whose work will be presented at a ribbon cutting in the library's garden room. Refreshments will be served. Call (813) 749-1178.

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: 8 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.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

Friday

Chinese New Year: The Suncoast Association of Chinese-Americans present a Chinese New Year celebration 6-9 p.m. at Pioneer Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Douglas Avenue, with traditional folk dances, martial arts, music and fashion show. The evening concludes with the Dragon Dancers. Call (727) 298-3015.

Jim Stafford to perform: WMNF-FM 88.5 presents An Intimate Evening with Jim Stafford, guitarist and comedian, at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $25 advance; $30 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793.

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.

Guided hike: Take a guided hike 9-11 a.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, and look for evidence of the changing seasons along the trail. Closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Preregistration required. Free. All ages welcome. Call (727) 453-6800.

Modern art discussion: The Art, Books and Community Reading Club, hosted by Palm Harbor library director Gene Coppola, will meet 10 a.m.-noon at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Discussed will be The Unknown Matisse by Hilary Spurling. Free with museum admission. Light refreshments will be served. Call (727) 712-5226.

An evening of song: Clearwater Central Catholic High School Theater department presents A Broadway Cabaret at 7 p.m. at the school, 2750 Haines Bayshore Road, Clearwater. Tickets $5 at the door. Call (727) 536-6983.

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

History comes alive: Volunteer reenactors dressed in period costumes portray some of Dunedin's notable historic figures from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dunedin Cemetery, 2400 Keene Road. Suggested donation $2 adults. Call (727) 736-1176.

Gardening fun: Discover the best way to tackle vegetable gardening in Pinellas County, how it can save money and bring families together at 11 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free. Registration required by Friday. Register online at pinellascountyextension.org.

Sauce boss: Bill Wharton cooks gumbo while performing Florida blues at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, at 8 p.m. At show's end, everyone eats. Tickets $20 advance, $30 day of show; $23 seniors. Call (727) 587-6793.

Train show: Regal Railways presents a train show and swap meet for all ages 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park, with vendors offering scale model merchandise. Lunch provided for a small fee. Model train layout for kids to enjoy. Admission $4 adults; free for children 12 and younger. Visit regalrailways.com or call Joe at (727) 244-1341.

Adopt a pet: The fourth annual Big Dog, Cool Cat, Sassy Rabbit Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, promotes special pets in need and will offer a microchip clinic 1-3:30 p.m. for $15 per pet. Proof of rabies vaccine and license required. Call (727) 797-7722.

Safe boating classes: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the class About Boating Safely at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Clearwater Community Sailing Canter, 1001 Gulf Blvd. Graduates receive a state certification card. For information call (727) 469-8895, e-mail fso-pe@a0701101.uscgaux.info or visit a0701101.uscgaux.info.

Enchanted evening of stars: The best performers of the Tarpon Springs stage return to sing Broadway hits, opera favorites, and perform scenes, skits and comedy at a benefit performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $30, $25, $20 and $15. Call (727) 942-5605.

Card party and fashion show: The Bay Bouquet Garden Club's annual card party and fashion show will begin at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Event includes dessert and door prizes. Tickets $6. Call (727) 787-3927.

Saving energy: Learn from a Progress Energy representative how to reduce household energy use 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Recommended for adults. Preregistration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Guided nature walk: Learn park history while exploring nature 9-10:30 a.m. at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent are recommended. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1947.

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Big Birds for Beginners: Hear a short lecture at 10 a.m. on how to identify shore and water birds, then survey about 3 miles of trails on foot and by car at Honeymoon Island, located at the west end of Dunedin Causeway. $4 per car to enter the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Sponsored by the Clearwater Audubon Society. Call (727) 596-8822.

KC holds free-throw championship in Tarpon Springs 01/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 8:05pm]

    

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