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Safford House Museum in Tarpon Springs hosts Victorian Christmas

Tarpon Springs

Step back into Victorian times at holiday event

The Safford House Museum will host its seventh annual Victorian Christmas from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. There also will be live music, refreshments and Santa Claus. Built in 1883 for one of Tarpon Springs' original developers, Anson Safford and his family, the house has been restored to its Victorian splendor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A holiday gift shop will be open during the tour. A caroling choir led by Dan Fox will perform throughout the evenings, interspersed with music by harpist Dolly Roberts on Thursday; Bonnie Whitehurst will entertain on period instruments Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children 3 and younger accompanied by a parent. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling (727) 942-5605 or online at tarponarts.com.

Artist to speak on Florida cowboys

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, presents exhibiting artist Carlton Ward Jr. from noon to 4 p.m. today. The conservationist and photographer will discuss "Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier." Advance registration is requested. Admission is free. Call (727) 453-6800.

Clearwater

Land of Oz will be inside library

Great Explorations Children's Museum of St. Petersburg is bringing its Wonderful Wizard of Oz Traveling Exhibition to the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. From Saturday through Dec. 18, the public is invited to check out the larger-than-life pop-up book exhibit. Visitors will experience science, art and history through the timeless story. The exhibit is free and open during regular library hours. For information, call (727) 562-4970.

Countywide

Animal welfare group needs help

The SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, is in need of volunteers. Duties range from canine counselors to photographers. The organization is holding a volunteer orientation from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday inside the education building. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 586-3591, ext. 127.

Palm Harbor

Saturday concert is free and festive

The Palm Harbor Community Chorus, under the direction of Anita Bona, will perform a holiday concert at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

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