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North Pinellas Things To Do for July 24

Gardening

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Bring questions and plant samples to Pinellas County master gardeners who provide help to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 24). Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. (727) 784-3332; palmharborlibrary.org.

Events

World Wing-Eating Championship: The event is returning to the Original Hooters in Clearwater and A-list eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is expected to return to defend his title. This year, $12,500 will be split among the top six finishers. If you go, plan to carpool and get there early; parking last year was mobbed, with Hooters shuttling folks in from a distant parking lot. All the action takes place in the parking lot. 7 p.m. Thursday. Spectators free. Hooters, 2800 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 797-4008; originalhooters.com.

Jewelry Party: Chat with jewelry designers and try on creations that include vintage silverware, fused glass, lampwork beads, copper, silver, crystals, pearls and more. 4-6 p.m. Friday. Free; merchandise available for purchase. Artist's Faire Gallery and Gift Shop, 111 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-2952.

Summer Time Blues Art Fest and Charity Event: The event, which benefits the FEAST food pantry's summer meal program, features music by Mark Hanson, wine, soft drinks and appetizers as well as local art for sale. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free. Larisa Jewelers, 30596 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 781-8866.

Splash's Treasure Hunt: There's pirate booty hidden in the water that children ages 12 and under can search for in age-group treasure hunts. Free hot dogs while supplies last. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $5, $3 with resident card. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3018.

Summer Jazz Series: In addition to the regular jazz lineup, special guests include Blake Aaron, Will Donato, Brian Simpson, Matt Marshalls and Jeff Kashiwa. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20. The Lobster Pot Bistro, 478 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. (727) 446-8809.

Comedy

Tim Allen: The Home Improvement star takes it back to where his career all began, on the stage performing standup. For mature audiences only. 8 p.m. Thursday. $49-$115. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Theater

Lucky Stiff: The 1988 musical farce is full of plot twists that start when the curtain opens and a man in silk pajamas is murdered. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $22; $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; francis wilsonplayhouse.com.

n Fiddler on the Roof: Sing along to If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset as this classic musical comes to Tarpon Springs. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $24; $20 for members and students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

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