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Plenty to do in North Pinellas, from Bob Newhart to free movies

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Multitalented Bob Newhart brings his stand-up comedy to the stage at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $70, $45 and $35.50. Call the box office at (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerhall.com.

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The Florida Orchestra: Stefan Sanderling leads the Florida Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $20, $30, $43, $53 and $67. Call toll-free 800-662-7286 and visit floridaorchestra.org.

Author to speak: 2009 Major League Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame inductee Al Goldis will give tips from his latest book, How To Make Pro Scouts Notice You, at 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. $12 pays for autographed book and refreshments; cost for refreshments without book purchase is $5 adults and $3 children age 17 and younger. Call (727) 729-4101.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League will show the DVD, Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel, at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 242-6486.

New Century Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice tells the Greek legend of the grief-stricken Orpheus, who descends into hell to bring back his beloved wife, at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Sung in English. Tickets $20, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Crossroads Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The market focuses on locally grown or harvested fresh products including fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, baked goods and more. Call (727) 787-4700 or (727) 724-3054.

Tarpon Springs Sunday Farmers Market: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Alt. 19 (Pinellas Avenue) and Tarpon Avenue. Continues every Sunday through May offering fresh produce, prepared foods, gourmet baked goods, greenery, hand crafted goods and live music. Call Donna or Judy at (727) 942-4675 or e-mail Sunday MorningMkt@gmail.com.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers docent tours at 1:30 and 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Bazaar and bake sale: Clearwater Shuffleboard Club will host a bazaar and bake sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1020 Calumet St., Clearwater with homemade baked goods, handmade jewelry, plants, antique tools and household items. The SPCA of Tampa Bay will have animals for adoption on site and volunteers to answer pet related questions. Call Bob Weber at (727) 446-3306.

Monday

Stamp Club to meet: The Clearwater Stamp Club will meet 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Program will feature a BAYPEX 2010 preview, selection of future programming and listing preferences for APS circuit book offerings. Call Bob at (727) 599-1745.

Spotlight Series: Largo Lions Club invites all to its 13th annual Spotlight Series featuring barbershop, country and blues music at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Reserved tickets $20; $17 per person in groups of 10 or more; $64 for the series. Call (727) 587-6793.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires men's barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites male singers to see if they are interested in joining.. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

Read to Me: A new, bilingual group reading club will meet at 10 a.m. every Monday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Mothers with children from birth to preschool age will have the opportunity to practice their English or Spanish while inspiring a love of reading in their little ones. Call Britney Hord at (727) 587-6715 or e-mail bhord@largo.com.

Tuesday

Coin club to meet: The Clearwater Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.

Speech, speech: The Donaghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Individuals interested in becoming better public speakers are invited. Call Marie Vitale at (727) 455-7539.

Countryside Kiwanis to meet: JoAnn Urofsky, general manager and associate vice president for university advancement, WUSF Public Broadcasting, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of Countryside Kiwanis Club at 7:30 a.m. at Eve's Family Restaurant, Woodlands Square, 3150 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 365-0200.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen-Booth Road. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday from 6-10 p.m. $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727)791-8698.

Have breakfast: Enjoy a meal of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice and fresh coffee 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Cost is $3 with recreation ID card; $4 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Plenty to do in North Pinellas, from Bob Newhart to free movies 01/09/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 9, 2010 1:41pm]
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