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Plants that thrive on sips


Get information on drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and wildflowers for landscapes 9:30-11 a.m. at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $15 fee per person. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit, click on the "Online Class Registration" button, then the "Lawn & Garden" tab.


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.

Computer class: Learn the basics of sending and receiving e-mail and pictures, and get information on the use of wireless laptop computers at a free computer training seminar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Free to local residents with ID. Local companies can reserve tables for $20. Florida Blood Services will also be on site accepting blood donations. Bingo will begin at its regularly scheduled time of noon. Call (727) 442-5293.

Family vegetable gardening: Learn how to start and maintain a garden with advice from experts at this evening class 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $15 fee per family. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit, click on the "Online Class Registration" button, then the "Family Programs" tab.

Nonstop fun: The "Jiggle Man" will present a juggling show with jumping, jokes and audience participation at 3 p.m. at the North Greenwood Library, 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit

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.

Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.


Fun with Wii: Try your hand at Wii, where just a flick of the wrist is all you need to enjoy sports you only dream about, 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: free with rec card; $1 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Senior exercise: Participate in low-impact exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee: $3 w/rec card; $4 without. Call (727) 289-3299.

Creative discussion: Artist and children's book illustrator Michael White will teach how a story can evolve from a piece of artwork as well as discuss drawing techniques at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit


New club: An informational meeting to discuss the formation of a new Junior Civitan club for teens in North Pinellas is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room B of the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Teens ages 12 to 18 and their parents are invited to attend. On the Web, and

Murder mystery dinner show: Pinellas actor Danny Ray Polson will perform in the dinner show, Murder on the 19th Hole, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Tickets $47.50 all inclusive. For reservations, call (813) 727-7012 or (813) 469-1233.

Beat the heat: The "Summer Snow Spectacular" will feature 25 tons of snow for sledding, a snow ramp, carnival games, bounce house, water slides, dunk tank, music and refreshments 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Safety Harbor City Park, 940 Seventh St. S. Admission $5, free for children age 2 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Elena Tresh Foundation Inc. Call (727) 637-2821.

Uncovering the past: The Suncoast Genealogy Society will offer a free workshop on how to use the Pedigree Resource File, a growing database of lineage-linked names published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2-5 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

FLAIR: New paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry, music and short movies will make their premiere during an intimate celebration of arts 6-9 p.m. in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-5740, ext. 5014, or visit

Bay Baroque: The Bay Baroque ensemble will present a program of music by German, Italian and French composers played on authentic replicas of Baroque instruments at 8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane in Craig Park. Tickets $15, $13 members. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Plants that thrive on sips 07/22/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:01pm]
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