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North Pinellas things to do for Jan. 26



Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder Invitational

Motorcycle builders from across the country compete for best bike at this event with a ride-in motorcycle show, giveaways, vendors, fireworks, the Miss Full Throttle bikini contest, a wing-eating contest, three days of live music and guest appearances by Paul Sr. and Rick Petko from Orange County Choppers. 5-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St N, Pinellas Park. (813) 814-1424;

Food Label Know-How: Be smart at the supermarket. Learn how food label information is pertinent to your good health in this lecture by registered dietitian Diana Thornton. 2 p.m. Monday. Free. Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 953-6877;

Worldwide Stamp Club Meeting: The Worldwide Stamp Club invites all with an interest in stamp collecting to its monthly meeting and auction. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 744-1454.

Family Programs at the Library: "Monday Night is Family Night" includes a different art project on the first Monday of every month and family story time the remaining three Mondays throughout the winter. Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite adults for stories, music and themed crafts. 5-7 p.m. Monday. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970;


Manga Book Club: The program is geared toward youth ages 12 and up who enjoy manga, graphic novels and anime. Members can also watch popular anime episodes. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-4922.

Tim Dorsey Book Discussion: Meet the New York Times bestselling author as he kicks-off the tour for his latest novel in the Serge Storms saga, Tiger Shrimp Tango. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525;


Photo Weekend Workshop: Classes in photo basics, processing with Adobe Lightroom, understanding exposure and more will be offered by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. The final session is an anonymous group critique led by the instructors. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $109. Holiday Inn Select, 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Toll-free 1-800-394-7677;

Computer Workshop: Internet/Web Browsing and Skype: This course guides users through the basics while providing up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday. $20 with city ID card, $30 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.


Pastry & Baking Classes: Explore chocolate used in array of recipes as chef Michael Ostrander shares his secrets as an executive pastry chef in a hands-on full-day class with lunch served. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $100, includes light lunch, materials and recipe book. Michael's Extraordinary Desserts & Baking Academy, 11151 66th St. N, No. 301, Largo. (727) 744-6073;


Crossroads Farmers Market: Vendors offer fresh produce, locally produced honey, food, baked goods, jewelry and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Pop Stansell Park, 797 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 724-3054.


Bullshot Crummond: In this parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, a Teutonic villain and his evil mistress crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap a professor who discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Tickets available online. 2 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults; $11 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360;

Dial M for Murder: Tony married his wife for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. 2 p.m. Sunday. $16; $14 members and students. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

Rex's Exes: The sequel to last year's hit, The Red Velvet Cake War, this farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas, teetering on the brink of disaster again. As Gaynelle stubbornly refuses to face turning the big 50, Peaches and Jimmy Wy are planning a big party to celebrate this event. 2 p.m. Sunday. $17. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363;


Scottish Country Dancing: At weekly classes, beginners will learn basic steps, figures and easy dances and take part in basic level social dancing. 6-7 p.m. Sunday. First visit free; $3 per night. Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St., Dunedin. (727) 787-3805.

Bay Area Singles Dance: Meet up to 150 other singles of all ages. Couples welcome. 6-10 p.m. Sunday. $8. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131;


Chamber Music Concert: The Amernet String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University, has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Program includes Haydn, Janacek and Mendelssohn. 3 p.m. Sunday. $22, $18 for members and students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

Paul Jacobs: Organist Paul Jacobs returns to Largo with a recital that features works by Vierne, Schumann, Stanley, Duruflé, Bach, Mozart and Guilmant. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. (727) 585-9969;

Calvin Taylor: Inspired by the church, Taylor began playing the piano at age 5 and although he's expanded his religious repertoire since then, he never forgets his roots. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Piano Distributors, 6170 Ulmerton Road, Suite 101, Clearwater. (727) 532-9926;

Rebetika: The band known as Rebetika combines traditional Eastern Mediterranean musical forms and lyrics about life in the Greek urban underworld. 7-10 p.m. Sunday. $5. Zorba's Lounge, 508 Athens St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-8803;

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Bartok & Brahms: A preconcert conversation will start the program one hour prior to curtain. Then concertmaster Jeffery Multer will take to the stage to perform Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2, followed by Brahm's Symphony No. 2 and Steven Stucky's Radical Light. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$45. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (800) 662-7286;

Richard Thompson: The Grammy-nominated folk/rock musician is on tour in support of his latest album release, Electric, with a stop at the newly renovated venue. 7:30 p.m. Monday. $34.50-$44.50. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Adults At Leisure Series: The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its world-famous big band sounds to the area. 1 p.m. Monday. $18-$74. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400;

Sing Barbershop Harmony: Sharpen singing skills, establish lasting friendships and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group that meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052.

Song Circle: The public is invited to express its talent and creativity as part of an acoustic gathering of musicians and singers. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 443-6703;

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