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Out and About: Things to do in North Pinellas

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Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. Closed Mondays. For details, call (727) 582-2123 or visit pinellascounty.org.

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Researching family history: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Discussed will be genealogical clues found on tombstones. Call (727) 343-1652.

Native New Yorkers to meet: The Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Balla's Steak House, 776 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Call (727) 585-0992 or e-mail atp1946@yahoo.com.

Yom Ha'atzmaut: Join the Jewish Community in celebrating Israel's 62nd Independence Day, 1-5 p.m. at Largo's Central Park and Cultural Center, 101 and 105 Central Park Drive. The event will include kosher Israeli food, Judaica and Israeli crafts, a Mitzvah Market, children's activities, singalongs and a free concert by Moshav. Free admission. Call (727) 321-6100.

Art on display: Computer-generated art by Wil Dawson and digital imagery by George Trimitsis will be on display through May at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970.

Crossroads Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday at North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The market focuses on locally grown or harvested fresh products including fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, baked goods and more. Call (727) 787-4700 or (727) 724-3054.

Commune with nature: Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE, is a 31-acre nature park virtually surrounded by water and home to hundreds of wildlife species for viewing. A 5-mile kayak-canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Boulevard. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed at the park. Over 40 interpretive displays educate visitors on wildlife at the park. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Restroom facilities available. Call (727) 518-3047.

55 Alive: Mature driving classes for drivers over 50 are taught by trained volunteers in two, four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts. Cost is $10. For details, call toll-free at 1-888-227-7669.

Monday

Garden club to meet: Top of the Bay Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Women's Club, 207 Exeter St., Oldsmar. Guest speaker Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Greenthumb," will discuss "Earth Boxes, Vegetable and Community Gardens." Free. Call (813) 814-2928.

Old-fashioned bingo: VFW Post 10304 offers early bird games at 6 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. every Monday at 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7473.

Republican Club to meet: The Republican Club of Greater Largo will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road S, Clearwater. Guest speaker Karen Seel, 2010 chairwoman of the Pinellas County Commission, will discuss light rail, county budget issues and more. Visit largorepublicans.com.

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.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop Four-Part Harmony Chorus invites all male singers to come to see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

Tuesday

Outside the Box speaker series: Florida author Tim Dorsey will discuss his latest novel, Gator-A-Go-Go, at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Writers get together: The Palm Harbor Writers Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Harbor Activity Center, 1500 16th St. All writers are welcome. Call (727) 771-6000.

Authors to speak: The East Lake Community Library Author's Showcase will feature Diane Marcou and Steve Lamb, co-authors of Smuggler's Ghost, who will talk about writing memoirs at 6:30 p.m. at 4125 East Lake Road. Call (727) 773-2665.

Growing herbs: Pamela Sind­linger of Gateway Organic Farms will demonstrate transplanting and growing herbs from seeds at a 7 p.m. meeting of Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Refreshments and herbal swaps, 6:30-7 p.m. Visitors welcome. Call (727) 365-8574.

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features both indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Call (727) 518-3016.

Out and About: Things to do in North Pinellas 04/17/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:32pm]
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