Monday, December 18, 2017
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Pinellas events calendar

More Earth Day events

Fish Earth Day: Kids ages 6 to 16 can get hooked on fishing while learning techniques and practices including casting, conservation, fishing safety, knot tying and catch-and-release tactics from professional guides and area anglers. First 80 to register get a free rod and reel. 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Island EarthDays: Celebrate the Earth at this annual event with live music, bungee jumping, rock-wall climbing, a make-and-take rain barrel workshop, inflatable slide, guided nature walks and more. Leashed dogs welcome. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. $8 per carload park admission. Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (west end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. (727) 738-2908; islandearthdays.com.

Sports

Saturday

Golf Tournament: Four-person scramble includes golf cart, beverage, snack buffet and prizes and awards. Proceeds help support the Clearwater Bombers Legacy Project. Noon. $65 per person. Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater. (727) 442-6981.

Events

Saturday

TICA Championship Cat Show: The International Cat Association brings judges from across the country for this all-breed show with cats in 12 rings, adoptable cats available and vendors. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. $6, $3 children, 5 and younger free. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 289-1989.

Night in the Islands: Night in the Islands re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with monthly outdoor dining on the Sponge Docks, also live music, dancing. 6-11 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd.. (727) 942-5605; spongedocks.net.

Music

THURSday

St. Petersburg Opera/Evenings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance the understanding of opera and music in general. Join the performers and Sforzini for food and drinks at a nearby restaurant after the show. 6 p.m. Thursday. $20, $15 seniors/students. The Music Gallery of Clearwater, 5990 Ulmerton Road. (727) 530-3304; stpeteopera.org.

Scotty Lee Rexroat Sings Florida Folksongs: Folk singer Scotty Lee Rexroat takes listeners on a musical journey with original songs such as Shark Fishing at the Skyway Bridge and A Florida Love Story about the Weeki Wachee River. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. (727) 724-1525, ext 112.

Friday

From Pizza to Puccini: Enjoy unlimited gourmet pizza, beer and wine while listening to soprano Katie Saunders and pianist David Ott present a concert of loved arias from operas including Cosi von Tutte, Madama Butterfly and La Boheme. Benefits the Kathleen Monahan Foundation. 7 p.m. Friday. $50. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

SATURday

Broadway Concert Series: Celebrate the music of the Great White Way with a series of Broadway concerts presented by the Francis Wilson Playhouse. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $15. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Wine/Spirits

SATURday

Tarpon Springs Pub Crawl: Start at either Tarpon Tavern or Wine at the Docks for this seven-stop pub crawl with drink specials, beer tastings, raffles and giveaways. Hop on the Jolley Trolley for unlimited trips around the crawl route. 2-10 p.m. Saturday. $20. Tarpon Tavern, 21 N Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 945-1000; tarpontavern.com.

Stage

Thursday

Loving Lives: Dunedin Showcase Theater presents Loving Lives, a trip back to the days when radio ruled the airwaves and no one could see what the actors were really doing. 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $10. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. (727) 812-4530.

Friday

The Runner Stumbles: This part courtroom drama and part whodunit play depicts the story of a priest who is a suspect in the tragic death of a young and energetic nun who just arrived at his parish. 8 p.m. Friday . $16. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.

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