The Allegro at East Lake, 1755 East Lake Road, will be the host its second-annual Gourmet Gala from 5-7 p.m. with music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a gourmet wine tasting. The event will benefit The Shepherd's Center in Tarpon Springs. Admission is free. For reservations call (727) 943-8878.
Get medieval: Marcaster (The Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details call (727) 393-2679.
Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1155.
Harem Nights Hafla: All ages will be entertained by a variety of Tampa Bay area belly dance professionals, students and enthusiasts showcasing their talent 7 to 10 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Acropolis Greek Taverna, 13575 58th St. N, Largo. The event includes a bazaar of belly dance costumes and accessories. Admission is $5. To reserve a table, call (727) 538-4273. Anyone interested in performing, or vending, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free eBay seminar: An eBay University Training Specialist will show how to sell extra stuff and make extra money using eBay from 6-7 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library, 101 Second St. To reserve a seat call (727) 725-1525, ext. 112.
New members coffee: Windlasses, a woman's sailing/racing club, will have its annual new members coffee at 9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin. New members are accepted only in August and September and must be able to swim and know basic sailing techniques. Boat ownership is not necessary. Annual dues are $50 with an initiation fee of $60. Call (727) 781-1365 or (727) 786-5334.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, 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. every Thursday at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.
Sketch group: Sketching from a live model is offered 6-8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee $2 with recreation ID card, $3 without. Call (727) 298-3299.
Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.
Square dancing: Dance to professional caller Allen Snell 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Fee is $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.
Get onstage: The Chancel Choir of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will have an evening of karaoke and desserts at 7:30 p.m. in the church's Kinports Fellowship Hall, 407 S Saturn Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 446-7718.
Inspiring speaker: Author Ruthie Jacobson will present humorous, inspiring and original ideas on living life at 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road, Clearwater. A vegetarian buffet will follow the Saturday 10:45 a.m. service. Free. Call (727) 446-6427.
Fun with Wii: Try your hand at Wii, where just a flick of the wrist is all you need to enjoy sports you only dream about 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: free with recreation card; $1 without. Call (727) 298-3299.
Senior exercise: Participate in low impact exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: $3 with rec card; $4 without. Call (727) 289-3299.
Train show: Regal Railways presents a Train Show and Swap Meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7717 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. Adult admission $4, free for children 12 and younger. Call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit regalrailways.com.
Author to speak: Joe Torregiante, retired aerospace engineer and author of The Aerospace Assault on Planet Earth, will discuss how space launches have contributed to some of the environmental issues today at an open forum 2-4 p.m. at Book Bank USA, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360, Largo. To reserve a seat, call (727) 588-0474.
Candidate's open house: Hear the views of Anita DePalma, democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District 9, at an open house noon-6 p.m. at 1903 Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 216-6669.