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Out and about in North Pinellas, April 14-17

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The Belleair Garden Club presents a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" at 11:30 a.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Prizes for the most original hats. $30 ticket includes lunch. Call (727) 581-8929.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May on the 500 block of Cleveland Street, between Garden Avenue and N Fort Harrison Avenue. Colorful tents and booths filled with farm-fresh produce, cheeses, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See market manager for free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The entire event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible. Call (727) 461-7674 or e-mail info@clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market: Hosts a variety of vendors, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through April at 100 State St. W, next to Oldsmar City Hall. Call (813) 849-1260.

Author talk/book signing: Meet Peter Meinke, poet laureate of St. Petersburg, Eckerd College professor and author of award-winning poetry collections, at 6 p.m. at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Art show: The Largo Art Association presents a free art show throughout April at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. The competitive display is open during center business hours. Call (727) 518-3131.

Spring luncheon: The Tarpon Lake Women's Club will hosts its annual spring luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Cresent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Tickets $23. Call Betty Williams at (727) 935-5952.

Hat party: The Belleair Garden Club presents a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" at 11:30 a.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Prizes for the most original hats. $30 ticket includes lunch. Call (727) 581-8929.

Thursday

Deceived by love: The Showcase Repertory Theater will perform Love and Deception, a collection of short scenes, monologues and songs from award-winning plays, at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. $10 donation taken at the door. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Meet the chief: The Wood Valley Neighborhood Watch Group invites the public to meet Clearwater's new chief of police, Anthony Holloway, at 7 p.m. at Wood Valley Rec Center, 2816 Park Trail Lane. Call (727) 686-3527.

Annual barbecue: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City will host its 35th annual BBQ Dinner at 6 p.m. at Camp Soule, 2201 Soule Road, Clearwater, with barbecued chicken, pork and all the fixings. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549 or visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

All about otters: Clearwater Marine Aquarium continues its free speaker series, "All About Otters," at 6 p.m. at 249 Windward Passage. There will be a presentation by the aquarium's director of education, Joe Malo, and marine mammal trainer Ashley Holmes, followed by a question and answer session. Call (727) 441-1790.

Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. This week's class features "The Real CSI and Medical Malpractice" in the Teaching Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions, visit spcollege.edu.

Brits to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Refreshments will be served. New members and guests are welcome. Call Wenda at (727) 939-0362 or Pearl at (813) 401-5711.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

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

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Swing into spring: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will perform at 3 p.m. at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Dynamic monologues: Jails, Hospitals and Hip Hop starring Curtis Belz, a one-man tour de force that brings New York City's rich oral traditions to life, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $17, $12 with student ID. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Art show: The Largo Art Association will host a free art demonstration at 11 a.m. at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Paula Berry will demonstrate techniques for painting dark to light in acrylics. Call (727) 518-3131. Visit pgberryart.com.

Wagner opera: The New Century Opera will perform Wagner's Twilight of the Gods at 6:30 p.m. Friday and April 30; and at 1 p.m. Sunday and May 2 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Sung in English. Performances include a complimentary German feast. Tickets $20, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Dinner dance: The Palm Harbor Community Center will host a "Fabulous 50" dinner dance, 5-8 p.m. at 1500 16th St., featuring live entertainment, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, french fries, dessert, coffee and tea. $6 for center members, $7 nonmembers. Advance reservations are suggested. Call (727) 771-6000 or visit phrec.org.

Weekend Broadway series: Eight O'Clock Theater presents The Taffetas, a musical journey through the fabulous '50s, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $30 VIP, $27 advance, $30 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit eightoclocktheatre.us/curtain.htm.

Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Largo will begin at 6 p.m. and continue with an overnight relay and other activities to celebrate survivors, honor lost loved ones and raise money to support the fight against cancer. Open to the public. Visit relayforlife.org/largofl.

Cookout and campout: Bring the family and enjoy a cookout, night hike, wildlife show, s'mores around a campfire, breakfast and more beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. $10 per person, free for children age 2 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (727) 518-3047 or visit LargoNature.com.

Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road: Enjoy a solo acoustic evening with Grammy Award winner Colin Hay from Men at Work at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets $41 and $31 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Evening fun: Head to downtown Safety Harbor for the Third Friday Music Series, a free street festival, 6-10 p.m. at the John Wilson Park gazebo and at local venues throughout town. Each month features a different theme, some of the area's hottest local bands and quality arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit the Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center. Call (727) 724-1572 or e-mail karmitage@cityofsafetyharbor.com.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Out and about in North Pinellas, April 14-17 04/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:20pm]
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