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Learn about turtle nesting; other events in Pinellas

A sign marks a 2008 loggerhead turtle nest at Fort De Soto Park.

WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. | Times

A sign marks a 2008 loggerhead turtle nest at Fort De Soto Park.

Today

Reptile Club Meeting: The public is welcome to attend a program on sea turtle nesting. 7 p.m. Free. Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. (727) 942-6700.

Today

QiGong: QiGong warmup, movement progression and meditation with a certified instructor. Wednesdays and Fridays. 9-10 a.m. First session free. $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Sponsor: Sharon Snow. (813) 249-7356.

Senior Wednesdays at CMA: This special rate includes complimentary doughnuts and coffee as well as a 10 percent discount on gift shop purchases. Staff members or volunteers will chat about how this working animal hospital operates. 9-10 a.m. $3 for seniors 55 and older. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790; www.SeeWinter.com.

Safety Harbor Garden Club: Learn how to improve your landscape at the monthly meeting of the Safety Harbor Garden Club; bring a small arrangement for show or trade. This month, Dr. Elsa Soto shows how to make a ''bouquet in a cup'' and other arrangements in small containers to make a focal point for a desk or table. 9:30 a.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6230.

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Muvico Free Family Film Festival: Each summer, movie theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area offer free kid-friendly movies a couple of mornings a week. Part of the proceeds from refreshment sales go to the Starlight Children's Foundation of Florida, a nonprofit group that helps families suffering through the illness of a child by providing entertainment and family friendly activities. Today's feature is Happy Feet. Doors open at 9 a.m. 10 a.m. Free; refreshments extra. Palm Harbor 10, 37912 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 944-2282; www.muvico.com/freefilmfest.asp.

Largo Coin Club: The Largo Coin Club will meet in Room C. 6:45 p.m. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Sponsor: Bob. (727) 688-9871; largo.com/department/index.php?fDD=11-0.

Dunedin Blue Jays $1 Hot Dogs: Fans can purchase hot dogs for only $1 each. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Thursday

Historic Plumb House Museum Tours: The Historic Plumb House, an original Cracker-style home built circa 1896, contains period furnishings, vintage photographic collections, artifacts and documents of historical significance (including yearbooks from Clearwater High School and memorabilia from the Clearwater Bombers, 10-time World Softball Champions). Free, but donations are welcome. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Plumb House Museum, 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 446-2676.

Indoor Fresh Market: The air-conditioned mall corridors house a fresh market with produce, prepared foods, multicultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people watching. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free (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.

Helping Foster Children: The Leslie Family Children's Foundation and CiCi's Pizza have partnered to raise money for kids aging out of foster care. Patrons simply need to mention that they are supporting the Leslie Family Children's Foundation and CiCi's Pizza will donate 10 percent of their dining total to the organization. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cici's Pizza, 2440 State Road 580 No. 13b, Clearwater. Sponsor: Patty Leslie. (727) 239-7171.

Back to School Hoopla: Learn how to move, dance, and play games with Hula Hoops and make a back-to-school craft. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.

Star Studded Fundraising Gala: The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce's premier fundraising gala will take place in the elegant Baranoff Ballroom and feature a gift basket raffle, live auction and an exciting evening of dinner and dancing showcasing local business leaders and city officials as they swing, salsa and tango in a friendly competition. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners, along with votes purchased prior to and during the event. Tickets for the black-tie-optional event may be purchased through the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 200 Main St., or by calling (727) 726-2890. Corporate table discounts and sponsorship packages are available. 5:30-10 p.m. $85/$150 per couple (includes cocktail reception). Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161; safetyharborresort.com.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Free Speaker Series: The aquarium's free speaker series continues with Coastal Toxins: Natural and Manmade, 6-8 p.m. Free. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790; www.SeeWinter.com.

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.

Dunedin Blue Jays Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 beers and sodas all game. Bring Back Football Night. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

A Little Off Broadway and A Few Blocks South: Two-act, fast-paced musical comedy about show business, from auditions to opening night, with a new twist on backstage life. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $18. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Friday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of others while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Luau Dinner Dance: The evening will feature a luau dinner dance, hula demonstration and music by Royal Time. Advance paid reservations are suggested. 5-8 p.m. $6 members, $7 nonmembers $3 for children 12 and younger. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000; www.phrec.org.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Bingo Night 6 p.m.-7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Sunset Cinema @ Pier 60: The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival organizers have added a Sunset Cinema to their lineup of fun. You can bring your blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on the beach, and concessions will be available. (As always, no alcohol is permitted on the beach.) The shows start around dusk. The movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Get some Halloween costume ideas as you watch Johnny Depp's Capt. Jack Sparrow. 8 p.m. Free. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive , Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060; www.sunsetsatpier60.com.

Learn about turtle nesting; other events in Pinellas 08/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 6:21pm]
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