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All ages will be entertained by a variety of Tampa Bay area belly dance professionals, students and enthusiasts showcasing their talent 7-10 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Acropolis Greek Taverna, 13575 58th St. N, Clearwater. The event includes a bazaar of belly dance costumes, accessories and a raffle. Admission is $5. To reserve a table, call (727) 538-4273. Anyone interested in performing or vending, e-mail angela@hipnoticmovements.com.

Book sale: The Friends of the Clearwater Library presents its semiannual book sale at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Presale is 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a $10 admission fee. Sale continues 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free all three days. Proceeds provide library programs and activities for children and adults. Call (727) 562-4970.

Pinellas past: Terry Fortner will discuss the book Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise as part of the "Outside of the Box" speaker series at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Opera discussion: The Pinellas Opera League presents Beethoven, Live and in Person by lecturer Bill Weiss as part of the "Adventures in Opera and Musical Theater" lecture series, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Murray Studio Theater, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. It's $5 per lecture. Call (727) 791-7400.

British club: British women are invited to join a group of fellow Brits for a social evening at 7:30 at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. Call Margaret at (727) 372-2058, Dorothy at (727) 784-4926 or Elaine at (727) 736-3676.

Creating a business: Attend an introductory workshop offering information on how to start a business noon-2 p.m. at the Pinellas County Business Development Center, 13805 58th St. N, Suite 1-200, Clearwater. Call (727) 453-7200.

Live music: Ron and the Classics create vocals similar to the artists they cover and will perform 7-10:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 441-5293.

Thursday

Art reception: Meet New York City artist John Kneapler at an opening reception of his collection "Gestural Landscapes" 5-8 p.m. at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Exhibit runs through Nov. 21. Call the gallery at (727) 725-1808.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double-deck pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., NW, Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $1 nonresidents with Largo rec card; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3131.

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.

Noon bingo: Game starts at noon every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Lunch available. Call (727) 442-5293.

Square dancing: Dance to professional caller Allen Snell 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Fee is $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3299.

Friday

Nostalgic musical: Eight O'Clock Theater presents Singin' in the Rain through Nov. 15 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26 adults, $16 students 19 and younger with ID, and $23.50 per person in groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 587-6793.

Annual pig roast: Abilities Guild will host its annual pig roast at 6 p.m. at Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Ave., Clearwater Beach. The event includes dinner, wine and dessert, and music for dancing. $70 guild members, $75 nonguild members. All proceeds benefit programs for the disabled at Abilities Foundation. Call (727) 799-3524.

Great American songs: The Suncoast Singers begin a 30th season with "There's Something About Swing," featuring music by Cole Porter, Ira and George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and others at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $18-$20 plus tax and handling fee. Visit tarponarts.org or call (727) 942-5605.

Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain 7-11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Twice-a-week bingo: Open to the public; games start at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Prizes and jackpots awarded. Call (727) 733-5153.

Fish fry: Enjoy dinner 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Live entertainment at 7 p.m. Proceeds help support the troops. The post also accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.

Friday bingo: VFW Post 2550 hosts games every Friday at 360 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; games begin at noon. Lunch will be available. Call (727) 733-6107.

Saturday

Piano recital: The Upper Pinellas Music Teachers Association presents students in a Masquerade Recital at 2 p.m. at Piano Distributors, 6170 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 789-3478.

Pinellas event calendar 10/27/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:49pm]
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