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North Pinellas events calendar, March 3-5

Time to make your pet a smarter, better-behaved member of the family. A doggie behavior course starts today.

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Time to make your pet a smarter, better-behaved member of the family. A doggie behavior course starts today.


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"How Your Dog Learns," presented by certified dog behavior consultant Johnny Angel, begins at the Palm Harbor Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The four-week course will be from 7-8:15 p.m. Cost is $80 for PHAC members, $90 nonmembers. Register in person at the center or call (727) 771-6000.

Greek violin workshop: Greek violinist Michalis Kappas will provide workshops in the traditional violin music of the island of Kalymnos 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday; and noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free. Students should bring their own violins. Call (727) 942-5605.

Talk on orchids: The Belleair Garden Club invites the public to attend the program, "Hunting Wild Orchids in the Everglades" by Michael Plecas at 12:30 p.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Call (727) 581-8929.

History club to meet: The History Club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month through April at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 376-1077.

Quilt club meets: Quilters Crossing Quilt Club will meet at 9 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call (727) 799-0712.

Noon tunes: The city of Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department presents the second annual Noon Tunes 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 460 Main St. Musician Wendy Barmore will perform country, rock, blues and classics. Free. Call (727) 812-4530.

Learn to belly dance: 7:35-8:35 p.m. every Wednesday through April 28 at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. No dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Call (727) 812-4543.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May on the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Garden and N Fort Harrison avenues. Colorful tents and booths are filled with farm fresh produce, cheeses, fresh baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See market manager for free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The entire event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible. Call (727) 461-7674 or e-mail

Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market: Hosts a variety of vendors 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through April at 100 State St. W, next to Oldsmar City Hall. Call (813) 849-1260.

Free tax assistance: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 14 in TECO Hall Room A of the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. First-come, first-served. Bring a copy of last year's return and Social Security numbers for yourself and all dependents. This free service is provided by AARP. No tax assistance Tuesday due to municipal elections. Call toll-free (888) 687-2277.


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 covers the topics of "Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning" in the Arts Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions, visit

Art & Story Hour: A family program that includes an art-related storybook reading and hands-on activity designed for children ages 4 to 8 is presented at 6 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free for children; included with adult museum admission. Call (727) 712-5226 or e-mail

The Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae and Friends Club: Meets at 11 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, with entertainment by musician and songwriter Jim Carling. $16 fee includes meeting, lunch and entertainment. Open to the public with advance registration. Call (727) 784-3386.

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 St. featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.


Show your talents: Auditions for Largo's Adult and Senior Idol Competition and Show will be 3-5:30 p.m. Friday and March 12 at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Open to all adults and seniors. Call Craig at (727) 518-3131.

Mediterranean madness: Soprano Maria Zouves will be joined by accompanist Constantine Grame, performing songs by Ravel, Theodorakis and Hadjidakis at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Tangled relationships: West Coast Players presents Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenburg, the story of how the private worlds of one generation are reinterpreted by the next, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays today through March 21 at 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Tickets $18, $15 seniors, students and military. Contains some adult language. An art opening with refreshments precedes the performance at 7 p.m. Friday. For reservations, call (727) 437-2363.

Outdoor performance: Thornton Wilder's Our Town explores the lives of people living in a small American town and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at R.E. Olds Park Amphiteater, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Live, pre-show entertainment. Concessions available. Free admission. Bring seating. Rain dates March 12 and 13. Call (813) 749-1260.

Fish dinner: The Knights of Columbus offers baked or fried fish dinners with all the trimmings 4-7 p.m. every Friday through April 2 at 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. $8 per person. Call (727) 365-2582.

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 Street Call (727) 582-2123.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

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