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North Pinellas calendar of events for March 27-29

Today

Hundreds of plants, flowers, garden art and equipment will be available for purchase at the fifth annual Bloom 'N Garden Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. In addition, the second annual sidewalk painting festival, Bloom 'N Garden Chalk Fest, will open at 10 a.m. today and Sunday along the sidewalks of Main Street, featuring a chalk art competition, music, entertainment and vendors. Free admission. Proceeds support public art projects and scholarships. Visit bloomNchalkfest.org or call (727) 724-1555.

Today

Spring craft show: Discover the handcrafted creations of 36 artisans as well as a bake sale at the annual Crystal Beach Spring Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave. Call (727) 784-5339.

Heavenly harmonies: Hear barbershop harmony and gospel music at a multigroup concert at 7 p.m. at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. $12 per person. A portion of ticket sales will support music programs in public schools. Call Gene at (727) 421-6614.

Find your roots: Debra Fleming of the Ancestry Detective, a genealogical research firm founded in Pasco County, will be the guest speaker at a 1-4 p.m. meeting of the Suncoast Genealogy Society at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Registration $20. E-mail jamesamsj@aol.com or call Ann at (727) 791-1983.

Free family event: Dean Mitchell Family Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., is offered as an enhancement to the special exhibition "Dean Mitchell: Visions with Heart and Soul on view through May 2 at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Events include docent tours, watercolor and sketching activities, live interview with the artist, a DVD presentation and music by the SPC Jazz Ensemble. Call (727) 712-5762.

Safe boating class: Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-9 will conduct a safe boating class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 18 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. To register, call (727) 938-8658.

Language club to meet: World Circle Language Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.

Meet Georgia: The Sterling Society presents "A Night with Georgia O'Keeffe," 6-8 p.m. at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. $20 Sterling Society members, $25 nonmembers and $30 at the door. To RSVP, call (727) 298-3322.

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces and crafts. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Art on the bayou: The 36th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday in Craig Park on Spring Bayou, 100 Beekman Place. Event features more than 200 artists, live entertainment, and food and drinks. Admission is $2, free for children 12 and younger. No coolers, no pets. Call (727) 937-6109.

Easter egg hunt: Children 12 years of age and younger can hunt for more than 5,000 candy and toy-filled eggs at 9 a.m. at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive, Oldsmar. Free. Bring cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. Call (813) 749-1260.

Highland games: Celebrate Scottish culture and support Dunedin's pipe bands at the 44th annual Dunedin Highland Games, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Events include athletics, piping, drumming and dance competitions, and appearances by Seven Nations and the Herding Dogs of Cullemont and Sheepy Hollow. Admission is $10 per person. Call (727) 733-3197.

Flea market: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will host its annual flea market with more than 45 booths, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Tarpon Springs Community Center's air-conditioned gym at 400 S Walton Ave. Call (727) 942-5628.

Steak Shootout bingo: 2:30 p.m. at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. A men's and women's auxiliary party will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include food and music. Public welcome. Nonperishable food items will be collected for Pinellas County homeless veterans. Call (727) 447-0922.

Classic Rock, Classic Cars, Classic Florida: The 49th annual Oldsmar Days and Nights Festival will be from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. Event includes Oldsmar's annual parade today, three car shows, a carnival, plenty of food, art arts and craft vendors, and a great lineup of live, classic rock. Call (813) 855-4233.

Sunday

Whacky Tales Children's Theater: A group of three adult actors performing throughout the Tampa Bay area will present The Real Easter Bunny at 4 p.m. at Studio 212, 204 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Appropriate for all ages. Audience participation is encouraged. All tickets $6. For reservations, call (727) 515-5380 or (727) 487-3087.

Crossroads Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday at 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.

Library events online: The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative calendar of events is available online. Search member library locations for favorite programs at pplc.us/calendar.asp.

Commune with nature: Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE, is a 31-acre nature park virtually surrounded by water and home to hundreds of wildlife species for viewing. More than 130 species of birds, otters, red fox, American alligator, marsh rabbits, wild turkey and bats feed or live within the park. A 5-mile kayak/canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Boulevard. Catch and release fishing is allowed. Over 40 interpretive displays educate visitors on the wildlife at the park. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Restroom facilities available. Call (727) 518-3047.

Monday

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features both indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Call (727) 518-3016.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Visit suncoastchorus.com or call Clyde at (727) 736-7999.

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

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. Closed Mondays. For details, visit pinellascounty.org or call (727) 582-2123.

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

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit flbg.org or call (727) 582-2581.

North Pinellas calendar of events for March 27-29 03/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 26, 2010 8:06pm]

    

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