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Out and about: Weekend fun

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The seventh annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday along Main Street. It features folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, handmade clothing and more. Free. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit artfestival.com/events/visitorsShow/111.

Today

Guitar virtuoso: Grammy-nominated guitarist Alex DeGrassi will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $15, $13 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Summer treasure hunt: Treasure will be hidden all over the aquatic facility for children ages 10 and younger to gather at "Splash's Treasure Hunt," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.

FLAIR: Attend an intimate celebration of art in Largo featuring new paintings, photography, sculptures, poetry, music and short movies 6 to 9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Guided nature walk: Join a naturalist for a guided walk at 11 a.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. Call (727) 518-3047 to reserve a space.

Dinner and music: 5-8 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.

Step back in time: 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. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org.

Prom for seniors: Faith In Action of Upper Pinellas presents the first annual Senior Prom 2:30-5:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1400 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Tickets $20. Snacks and soft drinks provided. For ticket information or to RSVP call (727) 738-4307, e-mail fiaup@juno.com or visit fiaup.org.

Free movie: Movies at Your Library series presents Valkyrie (PG-13) at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Art reception: An opening reception for the group show, "Escape to the Wild," a collection of original oils, bronzes and prints by 12 nationally recognized western and wildlife artists will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Plainsmen Gallery, 2450 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Light refreshments served. Call (727) 726-5100 or visit plainsmen.com.

Pray Across America: The Action Evangelism Team will sponsor "A Day of Love and Hope" featuring singing, dancing, a presentation of flags and prayer 3 to 7 p.m. at Highlander Park Pavilion, corner of Pinehurst Road and Michigan Ave., Dunedin. Call (813) 598-6130.

Magical summer fun: The Clearwater East Library will host the program "Magic Tree House Merlin Missions" with activities based on the Magic Tree House book series at 2 p.m. at 2251 Drew St. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

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.

Guided hike: Learn park history while exploring nature at Philippe Park, one of Pinellas County's oldest historic parks, 9-10:30 a.m. at 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent are recommended. Registration required by calling (727) 660-1947.

Introduction to green living: Sustainability experts at the Pinellas County Extension will offer a free workshop on how to find home energy savings while preserving and protecting our planet 10 a.m. to noon at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org and click on the "Online Class Registration" button.

Dinner and a show: The Arthritis Research Institute of America presents My Big, Fat Italian Funeral, a fun murder-mystery and dinner to raise funds for osteoarthritis research at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater (just north of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard). Dinner and show tickets are $63. Call (727) 461-4054.

Sunday

Discover nature with your child: Participate in a variety of self-guided nature games and activities during an open classroom 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Great for all ages. Call (727) 453-6800.

Flamenco Puro: Director Clarita Figueiras and ensemble present the art of flamenco at a 3 p.m. workshop and 7 p.m. performance at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Workshop cost $10; performance tickets $15, $13 members. Advance combo $20. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Espresso Yourself: Create paintings using brewed coffee and tea at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. For grades 5-12. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

New Yorkers to meet: The Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Balla's Steak House, 776 Missouri Ave., Largo. Call (727) 345-5558 or (727) 585-0992.

Wedding and party extravaganza: Exhibitors will feature products and services from all aspects of party planning 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Heye Great Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Event includes a fashion show, food samples, decorations, photography, a silent auction and prizes. Admission $10. Call (813) 249-9000.

Caladesi memories: Terry Fortner, granddaughter of Myrtle Betz, who grew up on Caladesi Island, will present a narrative slide show of Myrtle's autobiography, Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise, at 2 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. A book-signing will follow. Call (727) 298-3080, ext 224.

Out and about: Weekend fun 06/26/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 26, 2009 9:25pm]
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