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St. Patrick's Fun Fair: There will be carnival rides, games for all ages, live entertainment, food and beverages. 12-6 p.m. today. $1 for three tickets good for food and games; ride tickets 20 for $17; wristband, $25 each. St. Patrick Catholic School, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. (727) 581-4865;

Taste of Dunedin: Interactive tasting tour of restaurants paired with downtown shops hosted by Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association. Redeem tickets for a two-ounce taste of signature items from more than 20 locations. Advance tickets (cash only) can be purchased at the Orange Crate Cafe, 349 Main St. (on the Pinellas Trail); Dunedin Smokehouse, 471 Main St. or the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, 301 Main St. Call (727) 738-8550. 12-4 p.m. today. Tickets: $25 for 10 tastings. Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street. (727) 733-3197.

Affordable Care Act Seminar: Learn about the Affordable Care Act and get the details you need to make an informed decision about your future. No registration is required. 6 p.m. Monday. Free. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6715;

Pint Sized Pumpkin Patch: Come dressed in costume for a trick or treat parade and enjoy food, games, crafts and a visit from scarecrow. 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. $5 advance; $8 at the door. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125.

Preschool Art Sampler: Parents and children ages 3 to 5 should dress to get messy as they explore various art media. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. $22.50, $15 residents. Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, 329 S Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1562;

Clearwater Stamp Club: The Clearwater Stamp Club invites everyone with an interest in stamp collecting to its monthly meeting and program. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 599-1745.

Authors Showcase: The featured speaker will be award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, whose latest novel, Heartbroken, tells the story of dysfunctional families, an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts and the all-too-real demons we must battle. 6 p.m. Tuesday. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Clearwater Toastmasters Meeting: The Tampa Bay Women Speakers, Toastmasters Club 1427169 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Socializing and networking 6:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Must be 18 years or older. Guests are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Nominal fee to join. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 485-5870;


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

Art of Cooking Seafood: Become an expert at cooking seafood as chef John shows how to use scallops, fish, shrimp and more in a variety of recipes in a hands-on class. Limited space, beer or wine available for sale, or $10 corkage fee for guests that bring their own bottle of wine. 6 p.m. today. $50. Bistro Atlantis, 1140 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 433-1889;


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.


Arsenic and Old Lace: The comedy revolves around the Brewster family members, who are eccentric, disturbed and frequently murderous. Mix two spinsters with lonely old men, stir in a lethal concoction and you have the recipe for a funny plot. Tickets available online. 2 p.m. today. $21 adults; $11 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360;

Hide and Shriek: June Hungerford falls prey to a nefarious plot cooked up by a family of backwoods financiers in this comedy about revenge, financial intrigue and hillbillies presented by the Dunedin Showcase Theater. 2 p.m. today. All tickets $10. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530;


Sundays at the Library Concert Series: David Pedraza will lead off the second season series with light classical music on the piano and viola. 2 p.m. today. $12. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Jazz and More Concert: Peace Memorial's concert season begins with a variety program by the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo from the Leadership Conservatory for the Arts in Tarpon Springs. Be entertained while helping these young musicians reach their goal of being the lone Florida band performing in the 2013 Macy's Day Parade. 3 p.m. today. An offering will be taken. Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. (727) 461 1818; peace

Havana Blue: Artistic director of River North Dance Chicago Frank Chaves, and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic director Orbert Davis explore their shared Cuban/Afro-Caribbean roots for a vibrant world premiere of an original music score by Davis and choreography by Chaves, bringing the culture's rich history to life in a contemporary way. 3 p.m. today. $30; $28 members and students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

Music for Little Ones: This music program introduces babies and toddlers to songs, rhythm and movement. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Free. Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. (727) 562-4970.


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 is 7 to 9:30 p.m. First visit free; $3 per night. Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St., Dunedin. (727) 787-3805.


Palm Harbor Garden Club: Palm Harbor Garden Club meets the second Monday of the month, Sept.-May. Come early at 10:30 a.m., program at 11 a.m. Create your own wreath, swag flowers or a dried arrangement using natural materials at this month's program. Bring wreath form or small container, other flowers provided. 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 251-6424.

Begonia Society Fundraiser Sale: Help a new garden group, the Florida West Coast Begonia Society, get off the ground as it kicks off its season with a benefit sale of many different types of begonias. 7 p.m. Monday. Free admission. Countryside Baptist Church, 2525 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 841-9618;

Florida Herb Society: Learn about the benefits of using herbs in culinary, medicinal and decorative purposes; club meets every third Tuesday from Sept.-June, with herbal swap. Find out how to turn the herbs in your garden to fragrant herbal teas. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. First meeting free, $25 per year to join club. Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 365-8574;

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