Out & About

Out and about in North Pinellas, Jan. 7-9

Today

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.

Time-honored traditions: The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a troupe of award-winning acrobats and traditional dancers from Hebei Province, China, present Cirque D'Or, featuring ancient and contemporary music and impressive theatrical techniques, at 1 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $17 and $25 Thursday; $23, $30 and $35 Friday. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main Street featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

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

Book talk: Join author Stephen Stulic for an inspired career action guide on how to develop a more satisfying life and career by merging the essence of who you are with everything you do at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

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

Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

Bingo: Game starts at noon Thursdays at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Lunch available. Call (727) 442-5293.

Friday

Second Friday Dunedin Wine/Art Walk: 5:30-8:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by Scotty Lee & the Treble Hooks in Pioneer Park, 460-465 Main St. More than 30 merchants will participate with discounts and giveaways. Some will have wine tastings and art exhibits. To participate, purchase a $10 wristband at select locations. Call 727-734-8671.

Home-grown foods: Clearwater Garden Club offers "Cooking From the Garden," at 10 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Class includes a demonstration and samples from foods that can be grown in a backyard garden. The public is welcome. Call (727) 595-2882.

Movies in the park: Watch the film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs at 7 p.m. under the stars at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. Concessions available for purchase. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Call (813) 749-1260.

Seasonal clues: Catch subtle evidence of Florida's seasonal changes on a guided walk 9-11 a.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3040 Keystone Road, East Lake. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must. Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. Call (727) 453-6800 or visit brookercreekpreserve.org.

New Century Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice tells the Greek legend of the grief-stricken Orpheus, who descends into hell to bring back his beloved wife, at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Sung in English. Tickets $20, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Weekend Broadway Series: Eight O'Clock Theater presents Pete 'N' Keely, an entertaining look at the bygone era of live television variety shows, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $30 adults, $23 seniors, $20 students age 19 and younger with ID. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.

Meet the artists: The Painted Fish Gallery invites the public to meet jeweler Thomas Lott and handmade book artist Teresa Haun 6-8 p.m. at 350 Main St., during the Second Friday Wine and Art Walk in Dunedin. Wine tasting and light refreshments will be available. Lott will also be at the gallery from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (727) 734-5060 and visit paintedfishgallery.com.

Cirque du Surreal 2010: Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance presents the third annual exhibition and multimedia event that includes costumes, music, dance and poetry, scavenger hunt, raffle, movies, artist's demonstrations and a show of artistic nudes, 6-10 p.m. at Beaux Arts, 709 Missouri Ave., Clearwater. $5 suggested donation at the door. Call (727) 738-8010 or visit gcaa-fl.org.

Jam session: Bring a lawn chair, musical instrument or just sing along with the Snow Birds, musicians who come from all points north, for an afternoon of country jams 1-3 p.m. Fridays through April 9 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Parking available on 125th St. Call (727) 582-2123.

Opening reception: "Artx5," an exhibition by five unique artists from St. Petersburg, will be 6:30-9 p.m. at Stirling Artist Studios, Suite 200, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays 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.

Sunset Sounds: Unwind with family and friends at this free music series 7-9 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Saturday

Dunedin art festival: The 13th annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Two-day event features original artwork handmade in America, and includes painting, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. Free admission. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit artfestival.com.

Career assistance: Learn the key to successful networking, putting a job search plan together and finding the open (and hidden) jobs in the community at a free career search workshop 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday at Northbay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-0071.

Family movie night: The Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation Department presents the free family movie Horton Hears a Who! at dusk at Pop Stansell Park, corner of Eighth Street and Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (727) 771-6000.

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, hot sauces, all-natural pet treats, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Early childhood fair: Representatives from more than 25 schools, programs and agencies will be available to answer questions about preschool programs, provide information about costs and registration and offer free handouts and prizes 9:30-11 a.m. in the community room of the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, 3018.

Fiber arts: Interested individuals are invited to join the spinners of the Pinellas Weavers Guild to celebrate Roc Day with mini-classes, demonstrations, stories and a fiber exhibit by members 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fiber Arts House at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Call (727) 582-2123.

Out and about in North Pinellas, Jan. 7-9 01/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 7:01pm]

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