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North Pinellas calendar of events for March 20-22

Today

The Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum will present a free program on the history and traditions of the local sponge industry as related by local divers, merchants and boat builders, 2-4 p.m. at 100 Beekman Lane in Craig Park. For more information, call (727) 942-5605.

Today

Mutt strut: The 18th annual Mutt Strut will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. It will feature games, vendors and a fundraising mile-long strut along the Osprey Trail at noon. For a registration form, visit humanesocietyofpinellas.org or stop by the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call (727) 797-7722.

Mobile collection event: Properly dispose of household electronics and chemicals at a mobile collection event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Home Depot, 10689 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Free for county residents. For disposal questions and information, call (727) 464-7500 or visit pinellascounty.org/utilities.

Colonial tryst: Dick Budin Productions presents the play Zebras: The Jefferson Legacy, a look at the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, at 8 p.m. Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, at the Unitarian Universalist Octagon Theater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students. Call (727) 474-3386.

Spring sale: The second annual Spring Saleabration will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. One hundred and fifty vendors will offer an eclectic assortment of items for sale, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (727) 812-4530 or e-mail meberius@dunedinfl.net.

Fine art festival: The fourth annual Artists Market will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, featuring a juried art show and sale, a youth art competition, free 30-minute seminars by artists and refreshment vendors. Free admission. Call (727) 543-5050.

Family fun: The Long Center staff invites the public to attend a free Healthy Family Fun & Fitness Day, 8 a.m.-noon at 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Attendees can participate in an open swim, an open gym, table tennis, fitness classes and children's activities, including a look at animals from Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Refreshments will be available. Call (727) 793-2320.

Trek through Australia: Friendship Force of the Florida Suncoast invites the public to attend a presentation on "Amazing Australia: The Land and the People" at 2:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Free. Call (727) 474-2647.

Fun and fitness for all: A "March Into Fitness" fundraiser will be 8:30 a.m.-noon at St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian School, 2801 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The event includes a walk-a-thon, fitness stations, an obstacle course, a bounce house, free face painting, complimentary smoothies and more. Part of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Admission donation is $5. Call (727) 946-2263.

National Quilting Day celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Join in hands-on activities for all ages with demonstrations, lectures and exhibits from area guilds. Admission is free, but donations support this event. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Scottish pipes: The Dunedin Military Tattoo will be at 7 p.m. at 1920 Pinehurst Road celebrating Scottish culture with the Marine Band from Albany, Ga., Dunedin High's Scottish Highlanders Band, the Dunedin Highland Middle School Band and the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Advance tickets are $12, $15 at the door. Call (727) 733-3197 or visit dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Safety Harbor American Legion Post 238, 900 Main St. Call (727) 791-3079.

Orchid Friends sale: Orchids and tropical plants will be available for purchase from 9 a.m.-noon at 12350 Ridge Road, Largo. Advice on orchid care and culture will be available. Call (727) 536-7717; day of show, call (727) 475-0750.

Prom for seniors: The second annual "Seniors Prom" will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of First Christian Church, 1400 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. All seniors are invited to "cut a rug" with other seniors and volunteers from Faith in Action of Upper Pinellas. Call (727) 738-4307.

Dance marathon: The Arthur Murray Dance Center of Palm Harbor will host "Dancing for Dreams," a charity fundraising dance marathon, 7-10 p.m. in the Fountains Plaza, 34930 U.S. 19 N. Admission is a donation in any amount to Give Kids the World and will be accepted at the door. Call (727) 786-2224 or e-mail ballroompalmharbor@yahoo.com.

Broadway, love and more: Lenore Farkas, a local entertainer, will present a program of music and storytelling from around the world at 1 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Sunday

Meet the authors: The Friends of the Oldsmar Library will host an afternoon speaker program for local authors Mary T. Dresser, Ann O'Farrell, Nia Imami and Jim West, 2-3 p.m. at the Oldsmar Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. A book signing will follow. Call (813) 749-1181 or visit oldsmarlibrary.org.

Heart and Soul Cinema: See the 2004 Academy Award-nominated film Girl With a Pearl Earring at 1:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

AAUW brunch: Join the Mid-Pinellas American Association of University Women for a champagne arts and letters brunch at 1 p.m. at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. Sheramy Bundrick, art historian and professor, will discuss her novel, Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent Van Gogh. The $30 admission benefits educational projects. Call (727) 544-1214.

Casting call: Auditions for the comedy Don't Dress For Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Needed are three women and three men ages 30-50. Bring a head shot and a resume if possible. Call (727) 446-1360.

Craft show: Find handmade knickknacks and other items at the Kaleidoscope Kreations craft show, noon-5 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. Call (727) 724-1530.

Piano concert: The Upper Pinellas Music Teachers Association presents pianist Christopher Johnson in a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students 18 and younger. Get tickets at the door or by calling (727) 942-8685.

Chamber music concert: British violist Roger Chase performs with pianist Michiko Otaki at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Craig Park, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $20, $18 for members and students. All tickets incur a $1 handling fee and sales tax. Call (727) 942-5605.

Bingo: 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Sunday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Call (727) 738-6139.

Monday

Find your roots: The Suncoast Genealogy Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Bob Bryan will speak on Family Tree Maker. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 791-1983.

Stamp club to meet: The Worldwide Stamp Club invites the public to its monthly meeting and auction, 4:40-6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, Meeting Room B, 2251 Drew St. The program includes access to APS Circuit Books delivered in March. Call Richard at (727) 744-1454.

North Pinellas calendar of events for March 20-22 03/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2010 4:58pm]

    

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