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Out & About: Pinellas County events for Nov. 22-24

Today

Bridal showcase: noon to 4 p.m. at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Find items for that special day, including wedding dresses from $199, talk with top wedding professionals and register to win a free honeymoon. Bring a nonperishable food donation for RCS food pantry and receive a ticket for a chance to win a gift basket. Limit of five per person. Admission is $2 with online registration at www.i-do-bridalshows.com or $5 at the door. Call (727) 298-3299.

Today

Fast-paced comedy: West Coast Players present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged at 2 p.m. To reach the theater, take U.S. 19 to Drew Street, turn east toward Best Buy, then left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road. Follow the access road to the stop sign and turn right into the first group of units. $18 general admission, $15 seniors/students/military. Call (727) 437-2363.

Jazz weekend: The 19th annual Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic continues at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Clearwater. Hear 20 bands and special guests play music spanning the early days of New Orleans and Chicago jazz through the swing era. For information and tickets, call (727) 536-0064. Visit www.jazzclassic.net.

Hilarious farce: The Leadership Conservatory for the Arts at Tarpon Springs High will present See How They Run at 6:30 p.m. at Tarpon Springs High School, Room 801, 1411 Gulf Road. Tickets $5. Call (727) 943-4900, ext. 177.

Christmas fair: The Council of Catholic Women will offer Christmas crafts, home-baked goods, crocheted and knitted items, a children's corner and more from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Clearwater. Bloodmobile will be on site both days to accept donations. Call (727) 443-5485.

Dunedin craft show: The 17th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street featuring a unique blend of contemporary original works at affordable prices. Call (954) 592-8500.

Free film: The movie, August Rush, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Rummage sale: The Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah will host a rummage sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road with lots of interesting and useful items. Call Gert at (727) 724-6409.

Jewish culture: Friendship Force of the Florida Suncoast invites the public to attend a presentation on "Jewish Culture in America" by Rabbi David Weizman of Congregation Beth Shalom at 2:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library. 120 Central Park Drive. Free. Call (727) 474-2647.

Levendia's annual Christmas bazaar: Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center, Theophilos Hall, 348 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, it features unique items and homemade baked goods, photos with Santa, a silent auction, a Christmas workshop for children and more. Free lunch for members, $5 nonmembers. Proceeds benefit Levendia's costume drive. Call (727) 642-2535.

Shopping fundraiser: Tarpon Springs High PTA is hosting a private, after hours shopping event from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stein Mart, 33591 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. The event includes a fashion show, door prizes, silent auction and free refreshments. $5 donation for a 20-percent-off coupon. Proceeds support teachers and students. For tickets, call (727) 943-4900 or purchase at the door.

Casting call: Auditions for the comedy My Sister Eileen will be at 7 p.m. today and Monday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Needed are 21 males and six females. Performance dates will be weekends Jan. 29 through Feb. 7, 2010. Call director Ab Morgan at (727) 942-6085 or e-mail thespians@aol.com.

Science pioneer: Manya-A Living History of Marie Curie, the one-woman drama exposing the struggles and triumphs of Marie Curie and written and dramatized by Susan Marie Frontczak, will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

New exhibit: In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on Dec. 5-6, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art opens a special exhibition, "Rocky and Friends," in the museum's north and south galleries, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Adult admission is $5, $4 seniors, and free for children and students with ID. Call (727) 712-5762.

Crossroads Farmers Market: Held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, the market focuses on locally grown or harvested products including fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, baked goods and more. Call (727) 787-4700 or (727) 724-3054.

Bingo: Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Coffee, donuts, hot dogs, soda and snacks available. For details, call Pat McGehee at (727) 779-3704.

Monday

Math and science fun: The Franzini Family Math & Science Circus will perform at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Call (727) 562-4970.

Tasteful evening: The fourth annual Taste of Safety Harbor will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Blvd., featuring the fare from 20 restaurants, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and art exhibit. Advance tickets $25, $30 at the door. Tickets available at the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce or by calling (727) 726-2890.

Starlight dance: Dance to the music of the Ellis Hale Band 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop Four-part Harmony Chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this fascinating hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit www.crystalaires.com.

Chorale seeks voices: The International Chorale of Dunedin is in need of tenors and basses. The group meets at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. For more information, contact Bev Peck at bevpeck@tampabay.rr.com.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7 to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Tuesday

Moving musical: The North American Touring Company brings The Color Purple to Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater with performances at 8 p.m. today; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40 to $70 and available at the box office, by calling (727) 791-7400 or visiting www.ruth eckerdhall.com.

Bible study: Woman to Woman, a nondenominational group, meets for bible study from 9:25 to 11 a.m. in November at the North Dunedin Baptist Church, 1595 Michigan Blvd. A nursery for preschoolers and a study room for home-schooled children is provided. Free. Call Barbara at (727) 443-1981.

Latin flavor: Browse the work of more than 100 artists from around the country at "Bedazzled," the 23rd annual holiday show and sale at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. and hear musician Ray Olan perform selections from his new CD and as well as Latin interpretations of Beatles songs from 6 to 8 p.m. Maria Olan will teach a salsa dance class at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 298-3322.

Sinfully funny series: 'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Night Catechism 3 comes to the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. today, Wednesday and Friday; and 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $35 and available at the box office, by calling (727) 791-7400 or visiting www.rutheckerd hall.com.

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

Memoir writing class: Begin writing your life story at a memoir writing class led by Sandy Huff from 10 a.m. to noon until Dec. 22 at Rigsby Center, 605 Seventh St. N, Safety Harbor. Bring writing materials. For details, call (727) 724-1545.

Coin club to meet: The Clearwater Coin Club will have its meeting and auction at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.

Out & About: Pinellas County events for Nov. 22-24 11/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:26pm]

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