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AARP helps with taxes at Largo library.

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AARP helps with taxes at Largo library.

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AARP volunteers will offer free tax counseling and preparation of 2008 federal income tax returns from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 15 at Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Photo ID and Social Security card required. Call (813) 749-1181.

Welcome Newcomers Club: The club will meet for an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. A representative of the Haven will speak. Call (727) 517-2423, (727) 536-0231 or visit newcomersofpinellas.org.

Writers group: The Palm Harbor Writer's Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call (727) 786-3133.

Free movies: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will show these movies free in February at the Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave.: Traitor, 1 p.m. today; and The Secret Life of Bees, 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Call (727) 942-5628.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen-Booth Road. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday 6-10 p.m.; $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727) 791-8698.

Toastmasters: The Donaghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Unity Community Church, 1316 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. People interested in becoming better public speakers are invited. Call Sue Gow at (727) 733-5409.

Unique gift: Give your sweetheart a singing valentine delivered by singers from the Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, along with a red silk rose and parchment scroll. Cost is $50. This fundraising event supports local school music programs through the Barbershop Harmony Foundation. Call (727) 586-4817 for deliveries north of Clearwater; for deliveries south call (727) 397-5098 or (727) 786-1739.

Shell club: Suncoast Conchologists will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Guest speaker Wayne Harland will chronicle a diving trip to the Red Sea. The public is welcome. Call )727) 796-4117.

Wednesday

Fiction into film: Enjoy a weekly book discussion and a movie with free popcorn at 2:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. This week's movie is The Swimmer by John Cheever. Call (727) 943-4922.

Improving health: Trained, certified volunteers will teach a four-week introductory class in tai chi to seniors of all physical abilities 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday through February and March at 1223 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call the Taoist Tai Chi Society at (727) 562-2878.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 State St. W, next to City Hall through April 2009. Call (813) 749-1260.

Afternoon bingo: Doors open 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon Wednesdays at Cretan Cultural Center, 1821 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. All paper games in a smoke-free hall. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Call (727) 518-5238 or (727) 252) 4381.

Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday along the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues features items including farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese, and more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free two-hour parking with validation at Garden Avenue garage. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Thursday

Show biz: St. Petersburg College's Lifelong Learning Department will sponsor a trip to see Rita McKenzie as singer Ethel Merman at 1 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $39 and include bus, lunch and admission. Call (727) 341-3185.

Staged play reading: Zebras, written by Richard Budin and based on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemmings, will be performed by actors in period costumes at 7 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (727) 712-5762.

Lunch with an author: Barbara J. Sorey will discuss her book Florida Girl: Short Stories of Family, Community and History, 1804-1969 at noon Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Cost is $15 and lunch is provided. Register by calling (727) 944-3042 or (7270 943-4922.

Whimsical comedy: West Coast Players Theater presents Abie's Irish Rose, by Anna Nichols, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and at 2 p.m. Sunday at 21905 U.S. 19, Clearwater. Tickets $10, $15. Call (727) 734-7100 or visit www.wcplayers.com.

Frolicking follies: An evening of comedy, song, dance and revelry in the old vaudevillian style at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Tickets $5. Call (727) 298-3299 or (727) 230-2667.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April 2009 in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Learn about law: The Clearwater Bar Association will host "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics of interest to the public, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Sessions are free; no registration required. For a complete class schedule, call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

North Pinellas things to do 02/02/09 [Last modified: Monday, February 2, 2009 10:49pm]
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