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Pinellas calendar of events June 23-25

Today

Muvico Free Family Film Festival: Each summer, movie theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area offer parents a chance to give their air conditioners a break by offering free kid-friendly movies a couple of mornings a week. Part of the proceeds from refreshment sales go to the Starlight Children's Foundation of Florida, a nonprofit group that helps families suffering through the illness of a child by providing entertainment and family-friendly activities. The feature is Where the Wild Things Are, a live-action/computer generated take on the beloved Maurice Sendak tale. Doors open at 9 a.m.; film at 10 a.m. Free; refreshments extra. Palm Harbor 10, 37912 U.S. 19 North, Palm Harbor. (727) 944-2282; www.muvico.com/freefilmfest.asp.

Today

Dunedin Blue Jays: Camp Day — local area day camps can come out to Dunedin Stadium to enjoy an afternoon game with the D-Jays. It's also $1 Hot Dog Night; fans can purchase as many as they want. 1 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t424 .

Florida Friendly Landscaping: Dale Armstrong, coordinator of the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program, shows how to create an easy-care landscape. 7-9 p.m. No charge. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

Canine Behavior Course: During one-hour class, dogs learn basic obedience commands and how to overcome unwanted behaviors such as jumping, pulling and chewing. Proof of rabies vaccination required. Participants must register online to attend. 7-8 p.m. $65; $45 for SPCA Tampa Bay adopters. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591; www.spcatampabay.org.

Thursday

Theater Anniversary Celebrates with Flag-Raising: The 75th anniversary of the Francis Wilson Playhouse cornerstone dedication will be celebrated with a flag-raising ceremony for a newly installed flagpole that was a gift of theater members. Attending will be city of Clearwater officials, along with a color guard from the Marine Corps League, Morris Dixon Chapter, who will honor the flag donated by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. 10 a.m. Free. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

The Dascaloja Puppeteers: Enjoy this teen puppet troupe as they perform songs, folk tales, and puppet plays. Ages 6 and up. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story-related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. Judy Allen's book Are You a Snail? follows a young snail as it faces the challenges of growing up. 10:30 a.m. Free, but registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Silver Screen Classics: From action and humor to romance and mystery, enjoy watching American classics on the auditorium's 20-foot movie screen. Refreshments will be sold. For complete listing of movie titles, call the center. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Young Singer: 13-year-old Nathalie Hernandez, who recently placed third at the Florida Teen Idol competition, will demonstrate her musical talents at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City. The public is welcome to attend. Call for reservations. 6-8 p.m. Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater.; www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Could you be the one to outlast them all and take home a 42-inch HDTV? Hurry to the team site and fill out an application for Survivor Night, back after a great debut last year. It's Thirsty Thursday, too, and fans can purchase $1 beers and sodas. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t424.

Friday

Itty Bitty Pool Party: Parents can spend quality time in a cool, safe aquatic environment with children 5 and younger as they enjoy snacks and compete in contests and games for prizes. 8:45-10:45 a.m. $2.50, free for ages 2 and younger. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $1.50, free ages 2 and younger. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Dunedin Blue Jays: It's Friday Bingo Night and fans can play under the barbecue tent 6-7 p.m. before each Friday D-Jays home game. Game at 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t424.

Flick N Float Family Movies: All ages welcome to bring their favorite float or chair and enjoy a Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions also available. The movie, The Water Horse, Legend of the Deep, begins at dusk. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $10 with Largo Recreation Card for up to five people; $15 without card for up to five. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125.

'Orpheus & Eurydice': C.W. Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice is based on the Greek legend of the grief-stricken Orpheus who descends into Hell to bring back his wife, but must not look back at her. The program is presented by New Century Opera and is sung in English. 8 p.m. $20, $18 for members/students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; www.tarponarts.org.

'The Boys Next Door': Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party: Kick up your heels swing dancing every Friday to the sounds of DJ's Jim Scott & Doug Kirsch. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association Inc. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. For more information, visit www.tbwcsa.com. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 for TBWCSA members; $8 for nonmembers. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. (727) 393-5088.

Pinellas calendar of events June 23-25 06/22/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:32pm]
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