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Out & About: Feb. 20-22

Today

The Knology Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival starts at 11:30 a.m. today and noon Sunday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater bringing together world-class blues music and delicious seafood cuisine. Free admission; reserved seats are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. For information, call (727) 562-4700 or visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com.

Musical classic: The Mikado, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, and Friday and Feb. 27; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 28 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Tony-award winner: A Chorus Line, a musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it on the line, will take the stage at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $70, $60, $50. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Educational musical: Play 'N Around Theater Company presents Going Green: The Musical, part of the Children and Family Series, at 11 a.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $8 adults, $7 children, $25 family four-pack. Call (727) 587-6793.

Caladesi memories: The Clearwater Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Guest speaker Terry Fortner, granddaughter of Myrtle Scharrer Betz, will present "Caladesi Memories," a talk accompanied by projected images of authentic island homestead photos. Call (727) 442-5856.

Dance competition: So You Think You Can Dance competition and show will be 3-6 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Individuals and teams will compete in the categories of tap, hip hop, ballet, ballroom and jazz/contemporary. Admission is $3. All ages welcome. Visit largocommunitycenter.com.

Writing workshop: Author Kathy Carmichael presents "Playing to Your Strengths: Turning Your Talents into Income" at 2 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. To reserve a seat call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Market in the park: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Mutt march: Suncoast Animal League will host its fourth annual Mutt March 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Event includes a pet pledge walk, pup art, breed rescue groups, vendors, pup picnic, doggie fashion show and doggie singing contest. Call (727) 786-1330 or visit suncoastanimalleague.org.

Social Security workshop: A free educational workshop, "Social Security Planning for Boomers: What Everyone Needs to Know," will be presented by J. Henry Livingston, a certified financial planner and president of Retirement Resources Advisory Inc., a registered investment advisory firm, at 10 a.m. at the Oldsmar Public Library, 1400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Call (727) 799-0551.

Outdoor craft showcase: The 18th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Free. Call (954) 472-3755, e-mail infor@artfestival.com or visit artfestival.com.

Meet the authors: Doug Eadie, a writer, speaker and consultant in Oldsmar, and Virginia Jacko, president and chief executive of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, are co-authors of The Blind Visionary, the true story of how Ms. Jacko faced the challenge of blindness. They will appear at a reception and book signing 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Call (813) 814-9274.

Nature walk: Explore the outdoors on a guided nature walk 9-10:30 a.m. at John Chesnut, Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1951.

Sunday

Piano competition: The Upper Pinellas Music Teacher's Association will sponsor the Erma Coleman Piano Competition 1-5 p.m. at The Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Entrants in Grade 7 through college are judged on three solo works from different musical periods, performed from memory. Free and open to the public. Call (727) 789-3478.

Speaking of history: Bill Welch will present a program on railroads and the growth of agriculture at 2 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Casting call: Auditions for the play, Enchanted April, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Needed are four women, ages 20-30; a woman, age 20-70, able to speak with Italian accent; and three men, ages 20-30. Bring a head shot and resume, if available. Production dates will be April 22-May 2. Call (727) 446-1360.

Free movie: The Spitfire Grill, a Sundance Film Festival audience award winner, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Legacy of Love tour: Engelbert Humperdinck performs at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $78, $48 and $41. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Membership event: The GFWC North Pinellas Woman's Club hosts its Palm Social Membership event 2-4 p.m. Sunday. For location and to RSVP, call (727) 726-7907, e-mail smpetersen@ verizon.net or visit northpinellaswc.org.

John Denver tribute show: A second show featuring Ron Rich and his five-piece band has been added at 7 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $25 VIP, $22 advance, $25 day of show, $20 senior. Call (727) 587-6793.

Highwaymen event: Many of the original 26 African-American artists known as "The Highwaymen" will meet with the public, share traditions and history, and show their work 1-5 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. Admission $6. Call (727) 726-1668 or visit safetyharbormuseum.org.

Art exhibit opens: "Dean Mitchell: Visions with Heart and Soul," opens at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Spanning 38 years of Mitchell's career, the exhibit includes 66 drawings and watercolors, and acrylic and oil paintings from private collections, highlighting rural scenes of the south, African-American portraits and more. Call (727) 712-5762.

Language club to meet: The World Circle Language Club meets for its 43rd anniversary celebration at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.

Monday

Stamp club to meet: Worldwide Stamp Club will host its meeting and auction 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Program includes access to 17 APS Circuit Books delivered in February. Call Richard at (727) 744-1454.

Open house: Have your questions about tae kwon do answered at an open house at 6:30 p.m. at Craig Park Recreation Center, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. Open to all ages. Call (727) 942-5628.

Black History Month: Guest speaker Claretha Witherspoon will share memories of her cousins, baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson and his older brother, Olympic silver medalist Matthew "Mack" Robinson, along with stories about Roots author Alex Haley at a meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas at 11:30 a.m. at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave., Largo. Open to the public. Call (727) 581-4630.

Out & About: Feb. 20-22 02/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2010 7:20pm]
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