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Out and about in North Pinellas

Today

The 43rd annual Dunedin Highland Games and Spring Clan Gathering will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1141 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Event includes athletics, piping, dancing, drumming, and music featuring Seven Nations. Admission $10, children age 12 and younger free with paying adult. No pets allowed. Visit dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Today

Pawfest: Bring your favorite pooch to participate in games, activities, lessons and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. For details, visit largoevents.com.

Egg hunt: Children age 12 and younger can hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs at 9 a.m. at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. The Easter Bunny will visit. Call (813) 749-1260.

Yard sale: Religious Community Services Food Bank will host a benefit yard sale, 9 a.m.-noon at 700 Druid Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 584-3528, ext. 403.

Bird walk: Join Clearwater Audubon Society members to look for a variety of birds and raptors in a unique oak hammock at 8 a.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. $2.79 age 13 to adult, $1.85 ages 3-12. Call (727) 518-6241.

Go electric: All with an interest in electric vehicles are welcome to attend a meeting of the Suncoast Electric Vehicle Association at 10 a.m. at Black Bay Technologies, Inc., 712-B Wesley Ave., Tarpon Springs. Club meetings are free and open to the public. The club is currently converting a 1999 Volkswagon Jetta to electric drive. Call (727) 937-7300.

Open air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid-April 2009 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

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

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.

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by Carlo at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday; and a singles dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

Garden club picnic: The Garden Clubs of Northern Pinellas County will host a picnic in the park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walsingham Park, shelter 1, 12615 102nd Ave. N, Largo. Garden club members, family, friends, and anyone interested in gardens are welcome. Bring a dish to share. Call (727) 595-2882.

Walk-A-Thon: The Palm Harbor Chapter of the Scoliosis Association, Inc. will host its fourth annual Walk-A-Thon at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at John Chesnut Park, shelter 6, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. On site registration is $15 and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Event festivities include music, children's section with face painting, an Easter egg hunt and crafts. Visit palmharborscoliosis.org.

Waldorf open house: The Suncoast Waldorf School will host an open house with classroom demonstrations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1857 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. For details or to RSVP, call (727) 786-8311.

Opera program: Contralto Patricia Agnew will perform a vocal recital with piano accompaniment by Constantine Grame at 7:30 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets $12, $10 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Language club: The World Circle Language Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.

Meet the artist: View paintings and sculptures by Tarpon Springs Artist June Fox at an opening reception, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. Show runs through April 30. Free. Call (727) 937-4682.

Sunday

Birds on display: Suncoast Avian Bird Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340-126th Ave. N, Largo. Admission $3, free for ages 12 and younger. Call Mari Howard at (727) 726-6864 or visit suncoastaviansociety.org.

Garage sale: The Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center will host a community garage sale 8 a.m.-noon at 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. Rental spaces $5. Vendors are welcome. Call (727) 736-1494.

Jazz In the Stacks: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will perform the concert "Swing Into Spring" at 3 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

History comes alive: See actress Susan Marie Frontczak in Eleanor Roosevelt: A Living History, as she portrays the former first lady in a series of vignettes at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $15, $13 center members/students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Monday

Conservation discussion: Elston Raimundo Chavarria will speak on habitat restoration in the Americas and natural history of Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua at a meeting of the Clearwater Audubon Society at 7 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call (727) 462-6024.

Spotlight Series: Enjoy a musical walk through the past with a fabulous '40s USO Show featuring a Duke Ellington jazz review and favorite hits from the decade at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Reserved seats $20, $17 per person in group of 10+. Call (727) 587-6793.

Library events online: The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative calendar of events is now available online. Search member library locations for favorite programs at www.pplc.us/calendar.asp.

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. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

Sing along: Palm Harbor Crystalaires Men's Barbershop Chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. and seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit our web site at www.crystalaires.com.

Out and about in North Pinellas 04/03/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 3, 2009 9:08pm]

    

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