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Out and about in Pinellas County for the week of June 19


A judged show that expects to draw more than 100 mixed breed and house cats. Awards for best breeds and best of show. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $6, $5 seniors, $4 children, 5 and younger no fee. Also Sunday. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (813) 814-2333.


Dunedin Summer Saturday Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet products, organics and more. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 733-4215.

Safety Harbor Summertime Market: Produce, flowers, foods, arts and crafts, eco-friendly products and much more. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 461-7674.

Adult Sailing: Hit the water for lessons to learn boat rigging, jibing, tacking, knot tying, boat handling, right-of-way rules and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $110, $95 with rec card. Also Sunday. Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 298-3266;

Antique Appraisal Fair: Area antique experts can tell you how much your keepsake is worth at the appraisal fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 per item, $12 for three items. Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. (727) 582-2233;

Greyhound adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. For details call (813) 971-4732 or visit 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Petco, 30697 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor.

A Butterfly Garden: Take a tour of the award-winning butterfly garden in front of the library with Dunedin Garden Club members, and learn how to plant a butterfly garden of your own. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. No charge for admission. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

2010 Juneteenth Celebration and Fish Fry: The 2010 Juneteenth Celebration and Fish Fry, sponsored by the Friends of Ridgecrest and Greater Ridgecrest Crime Watch, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes a parade with NFL players. The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. outside of the YMCA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. YMCA (Ridgecrest), 1801 119th St. N, Largo. (727) 559-0500.

Tarpon Springs Castle Wine Party: Try wines in the courtyard, paired with different food each month in a wine party. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Food complimentary with glass of wine, starting at $6. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery, 320 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-7029;

World Refugee Day: On the seventh anniversary of the United Nations-designated World Refugee Day, the Red Cross and thousands of organizations in hundreds of countries will focus on the plight of refugees, and the contributions they make in their host communities. Events will include a citizenship ceremony, awards, free movie and popcorn, prizes, activities for children and teens, and disaster preparedness information. 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Cat Olympics and Cat Jeopardy: Adoptable cats strut their stuff on the Cat's Meow Obstacle Course. They crawl through the Tunnel of Tuna, perform Leg Weavers and totter across the Cat Walk Tight Rope. Cat lovers can test their knowledge of feline trivia. Prizes, gift drawings and cat/kitten adoption specials all day. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591;

Hip-Hop for Tweens: Boys and girls ages 8 to 12 will learn the latest age-appropriate hip hop dance moves. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. No experience necessary. No groups please. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Daddy/Daughter Dance: Girls of all ages can take their fathers out for a spin on the floor. 4 p.m. $20 couple, $5 additional daughter. Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Palm Harbor), 34930 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 786-2224;

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: The STEPS School of Dance and Performing Arts presents its spring production. 5:30 p.m. $20. Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor. (727) 734-7121;

Murder on the 19th Hole: Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by Murder She Wrote Inc. 6 p.m. $47.50 dinner and show. Grand Hotel Clearwater, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (813) 727-7012;

Swing Dance Saturdays: Make friends and dance to live sounds by Right Steps Studio. Lessons at 7-8 p.m. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $5. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

Almost, Maine: Romantic comedy with a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. 8 p.m. $15, $13. Also Sunday. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center , 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

The Boys Next Door: Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. Also Sunday. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363;


6th Annual Tri-If You Dare, Fit Kids Triathlon: Participants ages 5-15 will receive an event T-shirt, finishers medal, and post-race pool party. All triathletes must have their bikes in transition area by 7 a.m. $40 after June 13. Holland G. Magnum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727)391-8345;

North Pinellas Pride Family Picnic: There will be live entertainment at the pavilion with a DJ and performances. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event. 12 p.m. Free. Highlander Park, Michigan Boulevard and Culbertson Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 733-6450;

Heart and Soul Cinema: Sunday afternoon film series, short introduction precedes the film and discussion follows. This features the 1989 Oscar-winning film The Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams. 1:30 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525.

Wedding Dance Expo: See how painless learning to dance for a wedding can be. For complete details visit 2 p.m.-5 p.m. $5 per person; free for fathers of the bride and groom. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 E Bay Drive, Clearwater;

Dogedin Dog Mural: During the Dog Days of Summer Pup Crawl and Dogedin dog mural unveiling, local artist Anna Hamilton will show she's been painting. Hot dogs and beer will be on sale, with a portion of the beer sales going to Dunedin Doggie Rescue. 5 p.m. Skip's Bar and Grill, 371 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 204-5515.


Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052. 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052;

Dunedin Blue Jays: Belly Buster BBQ Mondays: Fans can purchase an all-you-can-eat wristband at the barbecue tent. Best of all: Kids eat free with purchase of an adult wristband. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302;

Candidates Forum: Candidates for State House of Representatives District 48, County Commissioner District 4, School Board District 2, and East Lake Fire Commissioner will discuss issues. 7 p.m. Free. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 560-5586.

Out and about in Pinellas County for the week of June 19 06/18/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 18, 2010 4:36pm]
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