Expert Andy Wilson will explain how to keep palms healthy from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension Office, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Rain barrels will be available for purchase. To register for this free program, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org and click on the "Online Class Registration" button.
Home Buyer U: Get the inside info about the current housing market, including the new 2009 homeowner tax credit at 6 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Also present will be experts from a title company, lenders and credit counselors. Call (727) 562-4970.
Author talk/book signing: Lisa Unger, an international author of literary thrillers who was on the New York Times best-seller list, will discuss and sign her latest release, Die For You, at 7 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Copies available for sale and signing. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.
Digital photography night: Learn creative ways to use your digital camera at a camera class, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive. Call (813) 748-1178.
Magical afternoon: Enjoy a fun magic show with Ronald McDonald at 2 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Holiday sing-along: Enjoy the tunes and sing along with Constantine Grame and Lauren Weber at the holiday program "Stars and Stripes Forever, A Patriotic Muse," at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. $15, $13 members. Call (727) 942-5605.
Stories in Spanish: Attend the program "Katie Adams: Spanish Stories," featuring Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Kids chess club: Bring your own chess set to this event at 3:30 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Better writing: Wordsmith, a freelance secular writers critique group, will meet from 10 a.m.-noon through the summer in the library of Church on the Bayou Presbyterian Church USA, 409 Whitcomb Boulevard, Tarpon Springs. No dues or fees. Call (727) 942-7354 or (727) 934-8885.
Garden club pot luck: Bring a side dish and its recipe to a "Potluck Get-Together" at 11:30 a.m. at the Belleair Garden Club, 903 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Public invited. Call Barbara Chapman at (727) 581-8929.
Cool bargains: Purchase Christmas books and more for all ages at a half-price Christmas in July sale during library hours throughout July in the Book Nook at the East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Proceeds benefit library programs and activities. Call (727) 733-2665.
Ceramics display: Ceramic artworks by St. Petersburg College faculty members Kimberly Kirchman and Jonathan Barnes will be on display during regular library hours in the Osceola Gallery of the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free and open to the public. Call (727) 562-4814.
Musical evening: Ron and the Classics will sing the best songs of the last 50 years at 7 p.m. today, July 15 and 29 at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. The post accepts old flags and cell phones for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.
Water playground opens: The Kiwanis Sprayground, a new interactive children's water playground with more than 3,000 square feet of play area, opens at 10 a.m. at Highlander Park, 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin. Hours will be 9 a.m.-sunset. ADA accessible. Call (727) 812-4530.
Dance benefit: A 24-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for the newly established Shara Himmel "Share Your Heart" Camp Kadima scholarship fund will take place at Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater. Public is invited to participate 7 p.m.-midnight. $7 entrance fee. For details call (727) 365-2014.
Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.
Noon bingo: Game starts at 12 p.m. every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.
Story time: Windell Campbell Storytelling will feature storytelling with puppets at 3 p.m.at the North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.