A crash course in music reading will be offered by author and musician Dan Fox 7-8 p.m. today and every Wednesday evening through April 7 at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Ten-week course is $50, each additional family member is $25. Materials are provided. To register call (727) 937-0686 or visit tarponarts.org.
Learn about orchids: The Belleair Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Michael Polen, from the Art Stone, a St. Petersburg statuary outlet and orchid grower, will speak on orchids. Public is invited. Call (727) 581-8929 or e-mail [email protected]
Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May, in the 500 block of Cleveland Street, between Garden Avenue and N Fort Harrison Avenue. Tents and booths are filled with fresh produce, cheeses, baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See market manager for free, two-hour parking at Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The event is stroller, bike and handicapped accessible. Call 727 461-7674 or e-mail [email protected]
Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market: Hosts vendors 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays through April at 100 State Street. W, next to City Hall. Call (813) 849-1260.
Design ideas: Interior designer Jason Champion, a finalist in HGTV Design Star TV show, will host the program "Creative Thinking in Design" at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. No registration required. For details call (727) 562-4970 and visit JasonChampionDesign.com.
Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. This week's class features the topic of "Criminal Law" in the Arts Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions visit spcollege.edu.
Book signing: Local author Barbara Sorey will speak at 12:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free admission includes a dessert bar. Registration required. Call (727) 944-3042 or (727) 943-4922.
Art and story hour: Hear an art-related storybook reading and participate in a hands-on activity at 6 p.m. in the Interactive Gallery of the Leepa Rattner Museum, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 4-8. Free for children, and included with museum admission for adults. Call Patti Buster at (727) 712-5226 or e-mail [email protected]
Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month. The two-story, Cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.
Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.
Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main Street featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.
Quilts on display: Quilters Crossing will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the presentation of its Silver Sensations Quilt Challenge on display Feb. 7-March 6 at the Leepa Rattner Museum, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. An opening reception will be 7-9 p.m. at the museum. Call (727) 799-0712.
Free concert: In honor of Black History Month, local singer Angela Filer-Johnson will perform a variety of music from gospel to Broadway at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Call (727) 784-3332.
Danger, romance and comedy: Now and Zen Public Theater presents Around the World in 80 Days at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 14 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Five actors portray 39 characters and traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of the novel by Jules Verne. Tickets $12, $10 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Savior or killer?: West Coast Players presents the staged reading of a.k.a. Dr. Death, the story of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, controversial for his crusade in physician assisted suicide. Two nights only, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. The reading is followed by an audience talk-back with playwright Richard Budin. Tickets $10. Call (727) 482-9967.
Jam session: Bring a lawn chair, musical instrument or just sing along with the Snow Birds, musicians who come from all points north, for an afternoon of country jams 1-3 p.m. every Friday through April 9 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Parking available on 125th St. Call (727) 582-2123.
Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main St. and Douglas Ave. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.