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Emma Roberts portrays amateur detective Nancy Drew in the 2007 film.

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Emma Roberts portrays amateur detective Nancy Drew in the 2007 film.

Today

Muvico Free Family Film Festival: Each summer, movie theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area offer free kid-friendly movies a couple of mornings a week. Part of the proceeds from refreshment sales go to the Starlight Children's Foundation of Florida, a nonprofit group that helps families suffering through the illness of a child by providing entertainment and family-friendly activities. The feature is Nancy Drew. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m. Free; refreshments extra. Palm Harbor 10, 37912 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 944-2282; muvico.com/freefilmfest.asp.

Grunge photography on exhibit: Jim Lucadam's High Dynamic Range "grunge" photography is currently on exhibit in the library's Art Alcove. A former history teacher, Lucadam searches for historic buildings in the area to photograph. These unique pictures of easily recognizable sites in Palm Harbor, such as the barber shop and Strachan's Ice Cream Parlor, have the look of paintings due to digital software enhancement. View during normal library hours. Exhibit ends Sept. 3. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Sponsor: Evelyn Slama. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.

QiGong: QiGong warm-up, movement progression and meditation with a certified instructor. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. First session free. $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Sponsor: Sharon Snow. (813) 249-7356.

Senior Wednesdays at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Special rate includes complimentary doughnuts and coffee, and 10 percent discount on gift shop purchases. Each week, a different staff member or volunteer will chat about how the animal hospital operates. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. $3 for seniors 55-plus. 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790; SeeWinter.com.

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Lost World Reptiles Presents Snakes: An engaging presentation that familiarizes children with the characteristics of snakes. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 669-1280.

East Lake Library events: Programs for adults offered at the East Lake Community Library. A new offering at the library; get started on a lifetime of beautiful projects today with the ELCL Quilters. 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Dunedin Blue Jays $1 hot dogs: Fans can purchase hot dogs for only $1 each and buy as many as they can eat when the Blue Jays take on the Fort Myers Miracle. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Greek dance classes: Instructor Dr. Mary Coros, director of the Levendia Dance Troupe, leads this class. Enjoy attending Greek festivals and other Greek events? Learn popular Greek dances and the origins of traditions surrounding each dance. Wear comfortable shoes, no flip-flops. The class is oriented toward participants 14 and older. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $30 for all four classes, $25 for each additional family member. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; www.tarponarts.org.

Get Up and Dance: Help launch the first National Dance Day by learning the Nappy-Tab dance, created by So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo. Fans nationwide can learn the dance on YouTube, or locally, you can dance in for a free lesson at the studio 7 p.m. tonight and Friday. To celebrate Dance Day, the studio is hosting a dance party where everyone will dance the Nappy-Tab routine to Don't Be Jealous of My Boogie. Free 30-minute dance classes will be offered to new students all day, getting everyone primed and ready for the evening's dance party. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 34930 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 786-2224; arthurmurraypalmharbor.com.

Crowded House: Crowded House (or The Crowdies to fans) is a rock group formed in 1985 in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn. 8 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Thursday

Grunge photography on exhibit: Jim Lucadam's High Dynamic Range "grunge" photography is currently on exhibit in the library's Art Alcove. A former history teacher, Lucadam searches for historic buildings in the area to photograph. These unique pictures of easily recognizable sites in Palm Harbor, such as the barber shop and Strachan's Ice Cream Parlor, have the look of paintings due to digital software enhancement. View during normal library hours. Exhibit ends Sept. 3. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Sponsor: Evelyn Slama. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.

Tai Chi: Learn the movements of Tai Chi at a relaxed pace. 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. $3 with ID card; $4 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Didgeridoo Down Under: A high-energy show that combines music, art, puppetry, comedy and audience participation. 3 p.m. Free. North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 462-6895; www.clearwater-fl.com/CPL/index.asp.

Kiwanis of Springtime City to meet: Bill Barnett, a trustee for the Florida District of Kiwanis, will discuss the funds given to the Kiwanis-sponsored children and youth organizations. The public is invited to attend. Call for reservations. 6 p.m. Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater. (727) 725-7549; kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Back-to-school fundraiser: The Neighborhood Family Center invites the public to its fourth annual back-to-school event featuring hors d'oeuvres from Cello's, Paradise, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza, music and adult beverages. Proceeds provide school supplies to children in need. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $10 per person. Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 791-8255; sydentelgalleries.com.

Dunedin Blue Jays Infomercial Night: You've seen them all over television, and now you can see them live. The latest in baseball-related consumer goods will be on display while the Blue Jays play the Fort Myers Miracle. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Friday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Park It Fridays: The city of Oldsmar Leisure Services Department invites family to "Park It" in a comfortable spot and learn about different topics. This week, representatives from Sunstar EMS discuss "911 Ambulance." 10 a.m. Free. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1152.

Grunge photography on exhibit: Jim Lucadam's High Dynamic Range "grunge" photography is currently on exhibit in the library's Art Alcove. A former history teacher, Lucadam searches for historic buildings in the area to photograph. These unique pictures of easily recognizable sites in Palm Harbor, such as the barber shop and Strachan's Ice Cream Parlor, have the look of paintings due to digital software enhancement. View during normal library hours. Exhibit ends Sept. 3. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Sponsor: Evelyn Slama. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3021.

Ronald McDonald: Enjoy magic with Ronald McDonald. Don't forget your camera. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Get Up and Dance: Help launch the first National Dance Day by learning the Nappy-Tab dance, created by So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo. Fans nationwide can learn the dance on YouTube, or locally, you can dance in for a free lesson at the studio 7 p.m. To celebrate Dance Day the studio is hosting a dance party where everyone will dance the Nappy-Tab routine to Don't Be Jealous of My Boogie. Free 30-minute sance classes will be offered to new students all day, getting everyone primed and ready for the evening's dance party. Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Palm Harbor), 34930 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 786-2224; arthurmurraypalmharbor.com.

Dunedin Blue Jays Bingo Night: Fans can play bingo under the barbecue tent from 6-7 p.m. before each Friday home game. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Flick N Float family movies: All ages are welcome to bring floats or chairs for the Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions are also available. The movie begins at dusk. This week features Fame. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $10 w/Largo Recreation Card for up to five people; $15 without card for up to five people. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125.

Artist's exhibit opens with play: Meet Gayle Decoste, whose impressionistic artwork will be exhibited in the lobby at the opening of the smart comedy Regrets Only. Exhibit continues through the run of the play. 8 p.m. Included with admission. Free to view art. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Suzanne Ruley and Friends, Love and Other Irrationalities: Musical comedienne and storyteller Suzanne Ruley shares some of her favorite and newly discovered songs from musical theater and cabaret. 8 p.m. Tickets $16, $14 for members, $12 for students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Regrets Only: Smart comedy about friendship, loyalty and what it means to be in a relationship. It also takes on one of the most hotly contested political issues of our time. Filled with outlandish characters, including Manhattan socialites and a maid who changes personalities like changing outfits. Located in the Commerce 19 Business Park, behind the Toyota Dealer at U.S. 19 and Drew Street. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party : Kick up your heels swing dancing every Friday to the sounds of DJ's Jim Scott & Doug Kirsch. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association Inc. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. $5 for TBWCSA members; $8 for nonmembers. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. (727) 393-5088. tbwcsa.com.

North Pinellas Out and About 07/27/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:50pm]

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