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Out & About: Learn about arachnids, spiders and anoles at Suncoast Herpetological Society meeting

Today

The Suncoast Herpetological Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Todd Gearhart will discuss arachnids, spiders and anoles. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call (727) 942-6700. Visit kingsnake.com/suncoastherpsociety.

Today

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1155.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Peace vigil: 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www. stpeteforpeace.org.

Euchre players: Enjoy a fun night out playing the game at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N, Largo. For details, call (727) 474-2682.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of April 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 St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 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. to 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

Comedy opens: The Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Kitchen Witches, an comedy by Caroline Smith, at 8 p.m. tonight through April 26, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. For tickets, call (727) 446-1360. Visit FrancisWilsonPlayhouse.org.

Casting call: Auditions for the comedy Catch A Falling Star will be at 7 p.m. today and Friday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Needed are one man and one woman ages 20-40, and one man, age 30-50. Auditioners should prepare a monologue and bring a head shot and resume. Call director Tom Orr at (727) 934-3543.

The British Commonwealth Society: Meets at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Refreshments will be served. New members and guests welcome. Club dues are $25 annually. Call Wenda at (727) 939-0362, Mary at (727) 379-0759 or Pearl at (813) 453-5581.

New and long time residents invited: Palm Harbor Newcomers Club will meet at 10 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. Special event is a presentation by Robert Freedman, president of Ruth Eckerd Hall. Cost is $18. Call (727) 773-1304. Visit the group's Web site at palmharbornewcomersclub.com.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution are available to assist the public with genealogy research from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items, including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through April 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. to 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, from 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.clearwater bar.org/law.html.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double-deck pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3018.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 2. The two-story, Cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676. (727) 399-1412 or (727) 445-9312.

Friday

Library reopening: A "Welcome Back To Your Library" reopening celebration will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Dedication and ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. ,followed by food, fun and fanfare. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Free movie: See The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart, at dusk in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. Call (727) 298-3201.

Artist's reception times three: Exhibitions by Charles Park­hill, Kim Michelle Coakley and emerging artists of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts will open with a reception 7-9 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Admission $5, free to center members. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit dfac.org.

Dunedin's Green Market: Open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays until the end of May in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue. It features produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.

Out & About: Learn about arachnids, spiders and anoles at Suncoast Herpetological Society meeting 04/14/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:26pm]

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