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North Pinellas Things To do for Dec. 11

The halls at the Safford House get decked every year in Victorian Christmas style.

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2012)

The halls at the Safford House get decked every year in Victorian Christmas style.

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Victorian Christmas at the Safford House: Enjoy refreshments and live performances as you take a stroll through the 1883 Safford House decked out in Victorian era holiday decorations. The event includes a recital of Twas the Night Before Christmas by "Governor Safford," craft activities, Victorian carolers and a gift recipe. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday; 5-8 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $10, $6 ages 3-18 and members. Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-1130; tarponarts.org/info_venues_safford.html.

Train Show and Swap: The Suncoast Model Railroad Club has set up more than 90 tables with operating layouts in all scales and train-related memorabilia. Food and snacks available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $6; $1 ages 12-17; 11 and younger free. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 523-1860; suncoastmrrc.com.

Tour de Clay of Tampa Bay: Five studios throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties will participate in this sixth annual tour to benefit the nonprofit radio station WMNF-FM 88.5. There will be kiln demonstrations to watch, 23 potters to talk to and favorite pots to purchase. It begins at Pottery Boys Clay Studios and continues to other locations. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Pottery Boys Clay Studios, 30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9570; tampatourdeclay.com.

Music

A Family Christmas in Dunedin: The Dunedin concert band will open with Overture to a Winter Celebration and include family favorites like Sleigh Ride. For the first time, they will also appeal to the Jewish audience by performing The Eighth Candle. Keeping in tradition for the kids, Nolan Marshall, bass-baritone, will again be on hand to recreate the famous Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 8 p.m. Friday. Free. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. (727) 812-4530.

Palm Harbor Community Chorus: Performance includes "We Need A Little Christmas," a collection of holiday songs, under the direction of Anita Bona. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3332.

Clearwater Community Band: During this 59th season, doors open at 1 p.m., jazz band performs at 2, followed by the concert band at 3 p.m. The jazz band line-up includes This Could Be the Start of Something New, Walkin' My Baby Back Home and more, with the concert band program including Rock Of Ages, The Palms and Steal Away. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free (donations appreciated). St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 365-8017.

Theater

Our Town: Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Our Town, a drama that explores the lives of the Gibbs and Webb families living in a small American town. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets available online. $21 adults, $11 students. (727) 446-1360

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