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The Belleair Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd., with a 10 a.m. holiday floral arrangement workshop with Anne John and Arlene Ertingshausen. Class includes greens, flowers and container. Bring scissors or clippers. Cost is $10. To RSVP call (727) 581-8929.


Travel program: Travel author Gary McKechnie will present a travelogue of his adventures across the United States at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Book sales and signing will follow the program. Visit or call (727) 562-4970.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May on the 500 block of Cleveland Street, between Garden and N Fort Harrison avenues. Colorful tents and booths are filled with farm fresh produce, cheeses, fresh baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See market manager for free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The entire event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible. E-mail or call (727) 461-7674.

Open house: Guardian Angels Catholic School will host an open house 8:30-10 a.m. at 2270 Evans Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 799-6724.

Outside of the Box Speaker Series: Linda Taylor will discuss the book Great Women Exploring Nature: How Wild Florida Influenced Their Lives at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Computer club Christmas party: The Bay Area Macintosh User Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Guests are welcome to attend the club's annual Christmas Party. Bring at dish to share. Visit or call (727) 796-2929.


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.

Ironman recap: Kevin Dunbar, with the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department, will be the guest speaker at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. The public is welcome. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549.

Meet the artist: Enjoy free coffee and hear featured artist P.A. Kushner discuss the evolution of her painting and sculpture at a Coffee and Conversation event noon to 1 p.m. at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Free. Call (727) 298-3322.

Digital photography seminar: Instructor Bill Smith will present a free seminar on digital photography and editing at 3 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital camera and manual. Seating is limited. Registration required. Call (727) 943-4922.

Old-fashioned holiday: The Safford House Museum's seventh annual Victorian Christmas will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs, with live music, refreshments and a visit with Santa. $10 adults, $6 children 3-17 and free for age 3 and younger accompanied by a parent. Purchase tickets at the door, at or by calling (727) 942-5605.

Women's club to meet: Tarpon Lake Women's Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. for its annual Christmas luncheon at Mystic Fish Restaurant, 3253 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. Fast Forward Barbershop Quartet will entertain. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 787-3400.


Christmas concert: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $20, $18 members, $12 students. Visit or call (727) 942-5605.

Midday matinee: Classic movies will be shown 1-3 p.m. at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Free to attend. Refreshments available. For movie title and information call (727) 518-3125.

Sunset Sounds: Unwind with family and friends at this free music series 7-9 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Visit or call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014 for information.

The Nutcracker: This holiday classic will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $25 VIP, $22 advance, $25 day of show, $20 senior (60-plus), $20 student. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

Miracle on Cleveland Street: (Rescheduled from last week) Kids of all ages can play in 40 tons of snow, go sledding and throw snowballs 5-10 p.m. along Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater. Free. A Christmas train will give kids rides to Winter Wonderland. Beer and wine proceeds will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pinellas County. Visit or call toll-free 1-866-550-3472.

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.

Living Nativity: The annual outdoor production, complete with animals and music, is 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 18-19 at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Free. Visit or call (727) 771-8600.

Wine/art walk: Purchase a $10 wristband and participate in the 2nd Friday Dunedin Wine/Art Walk 5:30-8:30 p.m. More than 30 merchants throughout Dunedin will offer discounts, giveaways, wine tastings, art exhibits, food, entertainment and more. Event includes performances by Dunedin's Pipe, Jazz and Symphonic bands on the Pioneer Park Stage. Visit or call (727) 734-8671.

Holiday lights: The Florida Botanical Gardens will glow with more than 400,000 lights 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Entertainment is provided every evening by local artists giving their time and talent. Featured Friday is the New Horizons Band from Eckerd College, Frank "Doc" Hamilton on acoustic guitar, Ron Brown's Marionettes and a visit from Santa. $2 minimum donation, free for 12 and younger. Call (727) 582-2247.

Make it and take it 12/08/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:26pm]
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