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North Pinellas things to do

AARP helps with taxes at Largo library.

Times files (2006)

AARP helps with taxes at Largo library.

Today

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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