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Celebrate the end of day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset and ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Today

Weekend fun: The Florida Botanical Gardens will glow with more than 400,000 lights 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Entertainment is provided every evening by local artists. Featured tonight will be folk rocker Terry Pivinski and the Lindblom Family Singers. $2 minimum donation, free for 12 and younger. Call (727) 582-2247.

Sunday

Annual Christmas bird count: No experience is necessary to volunteer for this yearly nationwide bird census beginning at 8 a.m. in the North Pinellas area. For details, call Marianne Korosy at (727) 772-7584 or visit audubon.org/Bird/cbc.

Monday

Computer group to meet: Bay Area Macintosh User Group Afternoon Chapter will meet 1-3 p.m. at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Featured will be a Christmas party and iWork presentation of Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Call Bob Pittman at (727) 938-0926 or visit BAMCentral.org.

Bilingual reading group: "Read to Me" is a new group for mothers with children from birth to preschool age meeting at 10 a.m. every Monday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Moms can practice their English or Spanish and instill a love of reading in their children. Call Britney Hord at (727) 587-6715 or e-mail bhord@largo.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 harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays 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 and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Tuesday

A worry-free new year: Children ages 8 and older can make a "worry doll" craft at 2 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Registration required. Call (727) 562-4970.

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. Closed Mondays. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org.

55 Alive: Mature driving classes for drivers older than 50 are taught by trained volunteers in two, four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. Cost is $10. For details call toll-free (888) 227-7669.

Lights and music: The Florida Botanical Gardens will glow with more than 400,000 lights 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Entertainment is provided every evening by local artists. Featured Tuesday night will be the Tapped In dancers and accordion player Abe Lincoln. $2 minimum donation, free for 12 and younger. Call (727) 582-2247.

Wednesday

Drum circle: Participate in a drum circle and welcome 2010 with a bang at 3 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. All ages welcome. Call (727) 562-4970.

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 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.

Pinellas area events calendar 12/25/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 25, 2009 7:06pm]
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