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Reception Saturday for sculpture exhibit at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

Sculpture by Vahak D. Sarkis, Ph.D. entitled “Exploring Planets for the Riddle of Life,” composed of an astrophotograph, wood, samples in jars and bocci balls.

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Sculpture by Vahak D. Sarkis, Ph.D. entitled “Exploring Planets for the Riddle of Life,” composed of an astrophotograph, wood, samples in jars and bocci balls.

Today

An artist's reception for Vahak D. Sarkis, Ph. D., and his sculpture exhibit, "Found Objects in Theatrical Settings," will be noon-4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Aug. 30. Call (727) 942-5605.

Today

Back to School/Wellness event: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the North Greenwood Back to School and Wellness event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. The event will provide free backpacks, entertainment, lunches, school supplies and wellness exams. Call (727) 447-4461.

Day of fun: The Barrington Retirement Community will host a summer craft festival, farmers market and fundraiser with food, games, prizes, pony rides, petting zoo, a water park area and more 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at 901 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Tickets will be sold for games, food, drinks and raffle prizes. Call (727) 585-5900.

Island Luau block party: Experience an island luau complete with a pig roast, Tahitian dancers, limbo and dance contests, live music by the De Lei'ed Parrots and more 3-10 p.m. along Athens St. at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Free admission. Call (727) 361-8262 or visit spongedocks.net.

Free film: The movie Coraline, starring Dakota Fanning, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Summer Saturday Green Market: Open 7:30 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of every month through October in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Features produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team performs 6 p.m. every Saturday on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available, or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information, visit tampawaterski.com.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by "Carlo" at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday; and a Singles Dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

Sunday

Pool party: The community is invited to cool off at a pool party 2-4 p.m. at the Morningside Recreation Center, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater. Sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the event includes free food, soft drinks and music. Call (727) 446-7718 or visit stpaulsclearwater.org.

Second Sunday Family Flicks: The film, Pahappahooey Island: What About Me?, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Ave. Free for DFAC members, $1 non-members. Stay after the movie for a hands-on interactive artistic experience in the David L. Mason Children's Art Museum. Also on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Balloon Jammers will give free demonstrations 1:30-4 p.m. Call (727) 298-3322 or e-mail kidstuff@dfac.org.

Classical concert: Dr. Raffi Kasparian, official pianist of the United States Army Band of Washington, D.C., will perform a free concert of classical music at 2 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call Liz White at (727) 298-3080, ext 224.

Art reception: Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance Inc. will host an opening reception for a group member exhibition 2-4 p.m. at the Largo Public Library gallery, 120 Central Park Drive. The event includes refreshments and live and spoken word entertainment. Call (727) 738-8010 or e-mail director@gcaa-fl.org.

Carillon concert: The Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater, will host a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. featuring carillonneur Lee Cobb performing folk songs and waltzes on the church's 49-bell carillon. Bring seating or listen from your car under the oaks. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 447-3469.

Casting call: The Players of Safety Harbor, an adult library theater troupe, is seeking three male leads and three female leads, plus additional roles and crew for its upcoming production of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite. Auditions will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Auditions also available by appointment. Call Mary Kay Smith at (727) 724-1525, ext. 104.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League will show the DVD Passion by Steven Sondheim at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 784-9512.

Monday

Super science camp: Children in grades K-5 will build a butterfly habitat, make their own slime and plant an herb garden at a weeklong science camp 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center. Taught by Melissa Hill, gifted education teacher. The cost is $90 for city residents and $93.21 for non-residents. It includes all supplies. Pre-registration necessary. Call (727) 942-5628.

Women's boot camp: Gain more confidence, self-esteem and empowerment at this women's only class that meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. $5 per class. Space is limited. Call (727) 736-1494.

It's in the cards: Seniors can play Pinochle 6-9 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $2 with recreation ID card, $3 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Ballroom dance lessons: Learn to ballroom dance 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $9 with recreation ID, $13 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit suncoastchorus.com.

Sing along: The Palm Harbor Crystalaires, an all-male barbershop harmony group, meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors and new members are welcome. Men do not need to be able to read music to join the group, just enjoy singing. Call Wes Branch at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

Get fit: Strong For Life Fitness (Senior Exercise for 50-plus), a Faith In Action of Upper Pinellas Program, offers gentle exercises with bands that stretch and strengthen the body to fight muscle loss and sarcopenia at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class is led by videotape, equipment included. Free with rec. card. Call (813) 749-1155.

Reception Saturday for sculpture exhibit at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center 08/07/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 7, 2009 6:18pm]

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