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Plays, farmers markets and other things to do in North Pinellas

From left, Liz Blaney as Mrs. Gultch, Tyler Mardis as Uncle Henry, Lea Blevins as Auntie Em, Sarah Levin as Dorothy, and Toby as Toto perform in Tarpon High’s Leadership Conservatory for the Arts’ The Wizard of Oz.

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From left, Liz Blaney as Mrs. Gultch, Tyler Mardis as Uncle Henry, Lea Blevins as Auntie Em, Sarah Levin as Dorothy, and Toby as Toto perform in Tarpon High’s Leadership Conservatory for the Arts’ The Wizard of Oz.

Today

Tarpon High's Leadership Conservatory for the Arts theater program presents The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. today and Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday in the school's auditorium, 1411 Gulf Road. This is the largest show the school has produced and includes elementary age students as Munchkins, flying monkeys and Winkies. All tickets $10. Call (727) 943-4900, ext. 177.

Today

Greek dance classes: Learn the steps to popular Greek dances, 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday through May at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 101 Beekman Lane, Craig Park. Class fee is $30 per person for all four classes, $25 for each additional family member. No flip-flops. Geared for ages 14 and older. Register at (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month. The two-story, Cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St. featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

Friday

Learn to landscape: Wilma J. Holley, horticulturist with the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, will discuss Florida-friendly landscaping and present a slide show at 10 a.m. at Unitarian Universalists Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. A question and answer session and refreshments will follow. Supplies will be provided for participants to pot their own plant. Cost is $15. Reservations required. Call Rose at (727) 845-1650.

Blueberry festival: noon-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Lime Street and Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Event features a carnival, silent auction, arts, crafts, food and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Call (727) 943-5897.

African violet sale: The Upper Pinellas African Violet Society will host a sale and educational event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Matthias Lutheran Church, 2751 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 398-7450 or e-mail shelgl@yahoo.com.

Evening of song: The Suncoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Cost is $5 at the door for center members, $8 nonmembers. Call (727) 771-6000 or visit phrec.org.

Young authors workshop: Authors between the ages of 9 and 12 can bring a sample of their work to Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., at 2 p.m. for a discussion and activities focused on creative writing. Local authors will offer tips on getting published. Registration is required. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018.

Picnic and program: The Andrews Memorial Chapel will host a picnic and special program featuring the International Chorale of Dunedin at 7 p.m. at 1899 San Mateo Drive, Dunedin. All are welcome to attend. Call (727) 789-0256.

Free movie: Grab the family and a blanket at head out to the Movies in the Park Series every Friday night in May at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Themed activities for kids start at 7 p.m., movie begins at dusk. On-site parking and concessions available. For a listing of movie titles, call (727) 587-6755 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Hilarious comedy: Moon Over Buffalo, presented by Eight O'Clock Theater, opens Friday and continues through May 16 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For ticket information, call (727) 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com.

School's out day: Go on a magic carpet ride during this Aladdin-themed event, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., and Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, both in Largo. For details, call (727) 518-3016 or (727) 518-3125, respectively.

Saturday

Spring grand opening: Spend the day on water slides and in the pool celebrating the grand opening of Highland Family Aquatic Center, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Free hot dogs and special gifts for mom on Mother's Day. For details, call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.

Backgammon tournament: The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament at noon at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 743-0500 or visit tampabaybackgammon.com.

Free opera performance: The Opera Studio at the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall will perform duets and quartets at its annual opera concert, 2 by 4 Opera Galore, in the Murray Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. at 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Free. No reservations required. Seating is limited. Call (727) 712-2706.

All day scrapbook crop: Bring your photos and supplies and join other scrapbookers for a day of fun, noon-8 p.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. For details, call (727) 518-3016.

Dog lovers expo: All types of pets and their owners are invited to the second annual Dog Lovers Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 100 Beekman Lane in Craig Park on Spring Bayou, Tarpon Springs, with microchipping, dog costume contest, pet parade, pup art, dog wash, pet-themed vendors, refreshments and more. Call (727) 786-1330 or visit suncoastanimalleague.org.

Nautical flea market: A nautical flea market will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. Profits from space rentals will be donated to the Dunedin Youth Sailing Association. Call Russ Cromwell at (727) 510-8808 or visit russcromwell.com.

The H2O Lucky Duck Race: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane with music, food, vendors and family activities. Race entry is $10 per duck. This fundraiser benefits the Magic Beans Village Foundation and the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History. Call (727) 412-8522 or visit h2oluckyduckrace.org.

Family freecycle: Swap clean, gently used toys, games and clothing at 1 p.m. in the children's department of Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. All remaining items will be donated to charity. Call (727) 587-6715.

Meet, mingle and dance: A vintage swing blast dance party featuring East Coast 1940s and 1950s swing music will be from 8 p.m.-midnight at Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Free lessons at 7 p.m. Dress to impress. No partner required. $7 cash per person at the door. Call (727) 738-6159.

Bowling fundraiser: The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Matthews will host a fundraising bowling tournament at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. Entry fee is $25 per person, $15 under age 18, and includes two hours of bowling and a catered meal after the event. To register, call (727) 539-7291 or (727) 692-9191.

Summer market: The city of Dunedin presents the Dunedin Summer Saturday Market, open 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday in Pioneer Park, 460 Main St., offering fresh produce, cheese, seafood, plants, pet items and more. Opening day events feature free face painting and music by Ron and the Classics (10 a.m.-noon). Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

Mediterranean madness: Soprano Maria Zouves is joined by accompanist Constantine Grame performing Ravel's Greek songs, Theodorakis and Hadjidakis, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Craig Park. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

Tennis for everyone: A tennis block party will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave., Clearwater. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate in this free event. No registration is required. Call (727) 669-1919.

Model trains: Regal Railways presents a scale model train show and swap meet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. Adults $4, free for children 12 and younger. Call (727) 244-1341 or visit regalrailways.com.

Plays, farmers markets and other things to do in North Pinellas 05/05/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 5:56pm]

    

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