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Palm Harbor Library makes e-readers available for checkout

Today

Kindles, Amazon's wireless reading devices that allow access to dozens of titles on one portable reader, are now available for checkout at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. For details call (727) 784-3332 or visit palmharborlibrary.org.

Call for auditions: The Players of Safety Harbor Adult Library Theater Troupe will hold auditions 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St., for the April production of Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark. The troupe is seeking one female lead; six male roles; one female youth role; plus production crew. For details or to schedule an audition, call Mary Kay Smith at (727) 724-1525, ext. 104.

Garden club meeting: The Belleair Garden Club will gather for its general meeting, program and tea at 1 p.m. at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Master gardeners Sue Hamill and Sandy Huff will talk about garden pests and Florida's native plants. The public is invited. Call (727) 581-8929.

Epiphany 2010: The religious celebration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The Blessing of the Waters is at noon, and the traditional procession to Spring Bayou begins at 12:30 p.m., where dozens of teens of Greek descent will dive for a cross. Food, drink, live music and dancing at the glendi celebration is from 1:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center Theofilos Hall, 348 N Pinellas Ave. $2 glendi admission. For information, call (727) 937-3540 or e-mail jkossifidis@yahoo.com.

Online gardening class: Learn to grow a successful vegetable garden during a half-hour computer class 12:15-12:45 p.m. with experts from Pinellas County Extension. Free. To register, visit pinellascountyextension.org, click on the "Online Class Registration" button, then the "Solutions in 30" tab. Call (727) 582-2100.

Sleeping poorly?: Learn about the symptoms and associated health risks of obstructive sleep apnea at 6 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May on the 500 block of Cleveland Street, between Garden and N Fort Harrison avenues. Colorful tents and booths are filled with farm-fresh produce, cheeses, baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. See market manager for free two-hour parking at the Garden Avenue garage with ticket validation. The entire event is stroller, bike and handicap accessible. Call (727) 461-7674 or e-mail info@clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market: Hosts a variety of vendors 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through April at 100 State St. W, next to City Hall. Call (813) 849-1260.

Thursday

Time-honored traditions: The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a troupe of award-winning acrobats and traditional dancers from Hebei Province in China, presents Cirque D'Or, featuring ancient and contemporary music and impressive theatrical techniques, at 1 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen- Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $17 and $25 Thursday; $23, $30 and $35 Friday. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Food available. Call (727) 934-2136.

Book talk: Join author Stephen Stulic for an inspired career action guide on how to develop a more satisfying life and career by merging the essence of who you are with everything you do, at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

Friday

2nd Friday Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: 5:30-8:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by Scotty Lee & the Treble Hooks in Pioneer Park, 460-465 Main St. More than 30 merchants will participate with discounts and giveaways. Some will have wine tastings and art exhibits. To participate, purchase a $10 wristband at select locations. Call (727) 734-8671.

Home-grown foods: Clearwater Garden Club offers "Cooking From the Garden" at 10 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. The class includes a demonstration and samples from foods that can be grown in a backyard garden. The public is welcome. Call (727) 595-2882.

Movies in the park: Watch the film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs at 7 p.m. under the stars at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. Concessions available for purchase. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Call (813) 749-1260.

Seasonal clues: Catch subtle evidence of Florida's seasonal changes on a guided walk 9-11 a.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3040 Keystone Road, East Lake. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must. Free and open to the public. Preregistration required. Call (727) 453-6800 or visit brookercreekpreserve.org.

New Century Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice tells the Greek legend of the grief-stricken Orpheus, who descends into hell to bring back his beloved wife, at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Sung in English. Tickets $20, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Weekend Broadway Series: Eight O'Clock Theater presents Pete 'N' Keely, an entertaining look at the bygone era of live television variety shows, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $30 adults, $23 seniors, $20 students age 19 and younger with ID. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.

Meet the artists: The Painted Fish Gallery invites the public to meet jeweler Thomas Lott and handmade book artist Teresa Haun 6-8 p.m. at 350 Main St., during the 2nd Friday Wine and Art Walk in Dunedin. Wine tasting and light refreshments will be available. Call (727) 734-5060 and visit paintedfishgallery.com.

Cirque du Surreal 2010: Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance presents the third annual exhibition and multimedia event that includes costumes, music, dance and poetry, scavenger hunt, raffle, movies, artist's demonstrations and a show of artistic nudes, 6-10 p.m. at Beaux Arts, 709 Missouri Ave., Clearwater. $5 suggested donation at the door. Call (727) 738-8010 or visit gcaa-fl.org.

Jam session: Bring a lawn chair, musical instrument or just sing along with the Snow Birds, musicians who come from all points north, for an afternoon of country jams 1-3 p.m. every Friday through April 9 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Parking available on 125th St. Call (727) 582-2123.

Opening reception: "Artx5," an exhibition by five unusual artists from St. Petersburg, will be 6:30-9 p.m. at Stirling Artist Studios, Suite 200, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

Palm Harbor Library makes e-readers available for checkout 01/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 4:58pm]

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