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Out and about: Activities in Pinellas County

Today

The Friends of the Island Parks invite the public to an opening for etching and watercolor artist John Costin, 5:50-7:30 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Nature Center, Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. Admission is free. Gate fee is waived when attending the art opening. Call (727) 738-2903.

Today

Fast-paced comedy: West Coast Players presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare through Nov. 22 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. 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.

Praying for peace: Pilgrim's Peace Center invites the public to the 15th annual Prayer for Peace Marian Conference 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday at the White Performing Arts Center, Clearwater Central Catholic High, 2750 Haines Bayshore Road, Clearwater. For details and ticket prices, call (352) 564-2463.

Knights Templar Festival: Clearwater Masonic Lodge 127 F&AM will host a Knights Templar Festival 4-7 p.m. at 705 S Hercules Ave. During the open house, take a tour and get membership information. Food will be served for a donation of $8. Call (727) 447-5161 or visit clearwater127.org.

Art Harvest: The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin presents the 46th annual Art Harvest 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Dunedin's Highlander Park, 903 Michigan Blvd. with more than 200 artists from around the country exhibiting in 12 categories of art and a free children's tent with hands-on projects. Free admission; $5 parking at Highlander Park; $3 at Dunedin High School. Call (727) 738-5523.

Meet the author: Steven Abernathy will be available to sign copies of his political fiction book, A Question of Character, noon-2 p.m. at Books-A-Million, 33550 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Call Terry Cordingley, toll-free, at 1-888-361-9473 or e-mail terry@tatepublishing.com.

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passings running through Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Rummage sale: A rummage sale with all proceeds going to a cancer fund for Neil Legters will be 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church, 1430 Belleair Road, Clearwater. For information, e-mail Gina.Clayton@myclearwater.com.

Bird walk: Join the Clearwater Audubon Society to look for songbirds, water birds and raptors along a 3/4 mile trail at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Fee is $3 for ages 13 and older; $2 for ages 3-13. Call Madeleine Bohrer at (727) 518-6241.

Happy musical: Eight O'Clock Theater presents Singin' in the Rain through Nov. 15 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $26 adults, $16 students 19 and younger with ID, and $23.50 per person/groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 587-6793.

Larger than life: Performer Dave Smith brings the "Man in Black" back to life during his tribute to Johnny Cash at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Special guest appearance by "Miss Patsy Cline," portrayed by Michelle Sund. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Dinner show: The Showcase Arts Foundation's "Risque Business Troupe" presents Murder at the Reunion-Class of '84 at 7 p.m. at the Conmy Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Tickets $30 includes dinner and show. To make a reservation, call AnnaMarie at (727) 738-6159.

Fall fling: Phi Beta Psi's Charity Fall Fling will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. $5 donation includes lunch, beverage, dessert, silent auction, door prizes, white elephant sale, and a free game of cash bingo. All profits go to cancer research. Call (727) 787-0466.

Fish and friends: The Clearwater Historical Society's annual fish fry will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Menu includes fried fish, hush puppies, plain or cheese grits, cole slaw, and iced tea or coffee. $10 adults, $5 children. Net proceeds support the historic Plumb House, which will be open for free tours. For tickets, call (727) 399-1412 or (727) 446-2676.

Plant sale: The Garden Club of Tarpon Springs will sell unusual plants and butterfly garden supplies, and offer advice from master gardeners 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mother Meres Park, corner of Alt. U.S. 19 and Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 939-2557.

Book sale: The Friends of the Oldsmar Public Library will host a new and used book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Call (813) 855-1191.

Community garage sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Register at the center or call (727) 298-3299.

A Night in the Islands: A free event 6-11:30 p.m. along Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens Streets at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Event features free lessons in Tavli (Greek backgammon), Greek music by the Islanders, and dancing and dining under the stars. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Genealogy seminar: The Suncoast Genealogy Society will host a seminar 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Topics to be covered are "Collateral Relatives," and "Underused Resources and Marriage Records." Guest speaker will be Donna Murray, genealogist and contributing columnist to the St. Petersburg Times. A book and periodical sale will precede the seminar. Call John Mangan at (727) 667-0457.

23rd Festival of Arts and Crafts: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Handmade gifts, children's items, clothing, crafts, jewelry, home decor and more. Concessions available. Free admission and parking. Visit heritageumc.com.

Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater with bed and bath items, baked goods, bargain junction, kitchen corner, book nook and more. Round Table Cafe opens at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call (727) 725-9777.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Sunday

Motorcycle ride fundraiser: Registration for a motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Cops N Kids Christmas Program will begin at 10 a.m. on Walton Ave. at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs. Ride begins at 12:30 p.m. with a route through Tarpon and ending at Captain Jacks Waterfront Grill. Cost is $5 plus a new, unwrapped toy. Call Judie at (727) 709-4723 or (727) 944-5729.

Good manners: Etiquette coach, consultant, public speaker, columnist and television and radio personality Patricia Rossi will host an etiquette class for students ages 12 to 18 at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Limited space. Registration required at (727) 562-4970.

Crossroads Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-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. Sundays 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.

Family trees: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater for a hands-on session for individual research using the Iinternet and resources of the JGSTB library. Members will be available to provide individual assistance. Social with refreshments begins at 1:30 p.m. Call (727) 343-1652.

Charity fundraiser: The Tampa Bay Bears Holiday Charity Auction will be 4-8 p.m. at Tucson's Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater with entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Tickets $10, $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit R Club Child Care, Community AIDS Network and Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Call (727) 365-4725.

Opera discussion: The Pinellas Opera League presents the talk Opera Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by director Tito Capobianco as part of the "Adventures in Opera and Musical Theater" lecture series, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Murray Studio Theater, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. It's $5 per lecture. Call (727) 791-7400.

Free movie: Second Sunday Family Flicks will show the film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Refreshments available for purchase. The Tampa Bay Balloon Jammers will put on a free demonstration 1:30-4 p.m. Call (727) 298-3322.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League will show La Pietra del Paragone by Gioachino Rossini at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.

Monday

Carefree evening: Dance to the sounds of the Ellis Hale Band 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave, Dunedin. Admission $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.

Out and about: Activities in Pinellas County 11/06/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 6, 2009 5:47pm]
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