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Out and about in Clearwater for the week of Aug. 15

Today

Tampa Bay Tap Dancing Festival: The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall will present the Tampa Bay Tap Dancing Festival, featuring workshops by tap dance duo Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, and Mark Goodman. Other festival highlights include a tap showcase and a drumming circle. There will be two levels offered for dancers ages 10 and older. One for Advanced Beginners/Intermediate and the other for Advanced tappers. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call or visit the website for workshop prices. Ruth Eckerd Hall Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 712-2706; hoffmanperformingarts.org.

Today

Indoor Fresh Market: The air conditioned mall corridors house a fresh market with fresh produce, prepared foods, multi-cultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people watching. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Sponsor: Scott. (727) 776-7261.

Benefit Garden Sale: Low-cost, easy-to-grow plants including frangipani, banana and fig trees, red flowered poincianna trees, snowbushes, palms and more. Bring shovel. Proceeds help in Equal Rights Amendment passage efforts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No charge for admission. Residence, 305 173rd. Ave., North Redington Beach. (727) 804-3052.

Artists Market: Show and sale of a huge selection of artwork including fine art, jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and photography, all by local artists. Kids' art activity area, refreshments available for purchase. Funds raised help support the museum. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Heart and Soul Cinema: Sunday afternoon film series in which a short introduction precedes the film and discussion follows. This portion features the 2002 film Possession, based on the novel by A.S. Byatt, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart. 1:30 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525.

Music Out of a Hat: It's a concert and a game show! Join soprano Maria Zouves and the VOICExperience Singers for a concert of opera, Broadway and trivia. 2 p.m. $15, $13 members/students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Regrets Only: Smart comedy about friendship, loyalty and what it means to be in a relationship. Filled with outlandish characters, including Manhattan socialites and a maid who changes personalities like outfits. Located in the Commerce 19 Business Park, behind the Toyota Dealer at US 19 and Drew Street. Directions: wcplayers.org. 2 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.

A Gallery Experience With Hal Stowers: Hal Stowers, artist, landscape architect and environmentalist, together with his wife and creative partner B.J. Stowers, present "Soliloquies to Disappearing Fragilities." The discussion covers the current exhibit, his work as a preservationist and the life-guiding concept he and B.J. created known as Life Blending. 3 p.m. Free with admission donation. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Monday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Back to School Bingo: Play Back to School Bingo at the library to win prizes. 3 p.m. Free. North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; clearwater-fl.com/CPL/index.asp.

Out and about in Clearwater for the week of Aug. 15 08/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 14, 2010 11:38am]

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