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The Florida Botanical Gardens will glow with more than 400,000 lights 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Nightly entertainment is provided by local artists giving their time and talent. Featured today are the Lindblom Family Singers, Sweet Adelines barbershop harmony and acoustic guitarist Frank "Doc" Hamilton. $2 minimum donation for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Call (727) 582-2247.

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The Lettermen in concert: The Lettermen, one of the defining groups of the 1960s, will present a holiday show at 2 and 8 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $35 VIP, $30 advance, $35 day of show, $27 seniors. For tickets call (727) 587-6793.

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.

Dinner and music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will perform its final show of the season at 4 p.m. on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. Visit tampawaterski.com for directions and team information.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Holiday bazaar: Get a jump on your holiday shopping and help support the Humane Society of Pinellas at a holiday bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. A variety of vendors will sell both pet- and people-related gifts. Call (727) 797-7722.

Art show: The Creative Artists Guild will present an outdoor art show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pioneer Park, at the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Visit creative-artists-guild.com.

Craft Fest: The 19th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Fest will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday along Court Street in downtown Tarpon Springs with a blend of contemporary original works. Call (727) 937-6109.

Photos with Santa: The jolly old elf will be available for photos with you, your pet and the entire family 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12-13 at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 797-7722.

Held over: West Coast Players present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at 8 p.m. To reach the theater, take U.S. 19 to Drew Street, turn east toward Best Buy, then left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road. Follow the access road to the stop sign and turn right into the first group of units. $18 general admission, $15 seniors/students/military. Call (727) 437-2363.

Hits from the flops: A toe-tapping, happy concert event celebrating great tunes from less-than-fortunate musicals at 2 and 8 p.m. at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets $15. Call (727) 446-1360.

Sunday

Basket-making demonstration: Grace Potter, who has been making baskets for 30 years, will demonstrate the art of weaving baskets for a variety of uses using natural materials 2-4 p.m. at Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-5060.

Crossroads Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The market focuses on locally grown or harvested fresh products, including fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, baked goods and more. Call (727) 787-4700 or (727) 724-3054.

Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For details call Pat McGehee at (727) 779-3704.

Monday

Use It or Lose It Tour: The Who's Roger Daltrey with special guest Paper Zoo will take the stage at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $128, $72.50, $62.50 and available at the box office. Visit rutheckerdhall.com or call (727) 791-7400.

Starlight dance: Enjoy an evening of fun, dancing and music by the Ellis Hale Band 7-9 p.m. at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires men's barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Visit crystalaires.com or call Wes at (727) 784-8052.

Chorale seeks voices: The International Chorale of Dunedin is in need of tenors and basses. The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. Vontact Bev Peck at bevpeck@tampabay.rr.com for more information.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs 7-9 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

North Pinellas activities calendar 11/27/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 27, 2009 5:32pm]
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