Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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North Pinellas Things To Do for Sunday, Jan. 5

Dwight Icenhower

The international performer known as "The Voice" presents an Elvis impersonator show. 2 p.m. today. $19.50-$29.50 advance, $24.50-$34.50 at the door. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793; largoarts.com.

Fun For Kids

Train weekend: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014; lcrailroad.com.

Junior Olympic Archery Program: This program teaches archery to young people and helps archers enjoy the sport for recreation or progress to competition. Ages 8-17 meet from 10 a.m. to noon; 18 and older from noon to 2 p.m. today. Contact [email protected] 10 a.m. $65 per month. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530; dunedingov.com.

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; myclear water.com/cpl.

Music

Opera On Sunday Afternoon: The Pinellas Opera League presents the DVD, Die Fladermaus by Johann Strauss Jr., in Meeting Room A. Run time 180 minutes. 1:30 p.m. today. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-­1525.

Neil Sedaka: Breaking up with this singer, pianist and composer is hard to do, especially when his career spans 56 years. 2 p.m. today. $39-$80. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Gregg Allman: The founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer returns to Clearwater after his sold-out show in 2012. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $41-$71. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Pets

Feline Delinquents Workshop: This workshop is designed for owners of cats that have not outgrown their kitten behaviors and addresses litter box problems, inappropriate scratching and more. 2-3 p.m. today. $20 for SPCA Tampa Bay adopters, $25 for the public. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 388-0452; spcatampabay.org.

Food/Cooking

Art of Cooking Seafood: Become an expert at cooking seafood by not overcooking it in Chef John's hands-on class; make cioppino, sea bass, scallops, potato-crusted salmon, grilled lobster tail with brandy butter, fish tacos, seared scallops and more. 6 p.m. today. $50. Bistro Atlantis, 1140 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 433-1889; itsallaboutthefood.us.

Dancing

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. today. A social dancing/class for more experienced dancers follows. First visit free; $3 per night. Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St., Dunedin. (727) 787-3805.

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

Gardening

Garden Club of Tarpon Springs: Beekeeper Miles Carter will explain how bees make the garden more beautiful by pollinating flowers and other ways they contribute to Florida's economy. 11 a.m. Monday. Free admission. St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-2374; st.timothy.faithweb.com.

Florida West Coast Bromeliads: Bromeliad Society meets with information on bromeliad care, plus plants for sale. Learn the basics of how to care for various bromeliads from Ray LeMieux of Tropiflora Nursery. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 439-7782; hopefamily.com.

Classes

Computer Workshop on Email and Facebook: This course will teach the basics of email, including how it works, where it comes from and how to communicate properly and safely online. The Facebook aspect will teach how to set up a Facebook profile, upload photos, find friends, communicate with others and site safety. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday. $20 with ID card, $30. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Markets

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

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