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Need entertainment? Here are weekend events

Blue jays and bingo

It's bingo night tonight at the Dunedin Blue Jays game. Fans can play bingo under the barbecue tent an hour before the 7 p.m. D-Jays home game. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave. (727) 733-9302;


Opera: C.W. Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice is based on the Greek legend of the grief-stricken Orpheus who descends into Hell to bring back his beloved wife but must not look back at her. The program is presented by New Century Opera and is sung in English. 8 p.m. $20, $18 for members/students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (727) 942-5605;

The Boys Next Door: A play by Tom Griffin about four mentally disabled men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363;


Charity yard sale: Directions for Mental Health will host a yard sale at its Oakwoods location in Largo. Browse through home furniture, appliances, clothing, desks, books and more. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will go toward new furniture for the children's services department. Individuals interested in donating items to the yard sale or volunteering should call (727) 524-4464, ext. 1723, by today. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Directions for Mental Health, 8823 115th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 547-4566.

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

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: The eighth annual festival returns with a unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Main Street Dunedin, 271 Main St. (954) 472-3755;

Disaster Preparedness for People and Pets: SPCA Tampa Bay will teach you how to protect yourself and your pets during a lifesaving weekend. Meet with emergency rescue organizations and discuss their role in disaster preparedness and recovery, and devise a plan of action for all family members, including animals, before disaster strikes. Presentations and displays both days by Bay Area Disaster Animal Response Team, NOAA Hurricane Hunters and Florida Blood Mobile. Guests will be able to donate blood if they choose both days. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591 or

Need entertainment? Here are weekend events 06/24/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:16pm]
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