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"Sauce boss" takes stage in Largo

Today

Bill Wharton cooks gumbo while performing Florida blues 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. At show's end, everyone eats. Tickets $20 advance: $30 day of show; $23 seniors. Call (727) 587-6793.

Today

History comes alive: Volunteer reenactors dressed in period costumes will portray some of Dunedin's notable historic figures 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dunedin Cemetery, 2400 Keene Road. Suggested donation $2 adults. Call (727) 736-1176.

Safe boating classes: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the class "About Boating Safely" at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Clearwater Community Sailing Canter, 1001 Gulf Blvd. Graduates receive a Florida State Certification Card. For information call (727) 469-8895, e-mail fso-pe@a0701101.uscgaux.info, or visit a0701101.uscgaux.info.

Train show: Regal Railways presents a train show and swap meet for all ages 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park with vendors offering scale model merchandise. Lunch provided for a small fee. Model train layout for kids to enjoy. Admission $4 adults; free for children 12 and younger. Call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit regalrailways.com.

Adopt a pet: The fourth annual Big Dog, Cool Cat, Sassy Rabbit Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, promotes special pets in need and will offer a microchip clinic 1-3:30 p.m. for $15 per pet. Proof of rabies vaccine and license required. Call (727) 797-7722.

Enchanted evening of stars: The best performers of the Tarpon Springs stage return to sing Broadway hits, opera favorites, and perform scenes, skits and comedy at a benefit performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts. Tickets $30, $25, $20 and $15. Call (727) 942-5605.

Card party and fashion show: The Bay Bouquet Garden Club's annual card party and fashion show will begin at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Event includes dessert and door prizes. Tickets $6. Call (727) 787-3927.

Saving energy: Learn from a Progress Energy representative how to reduce household energy use 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Recommended for adults. Pre-registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Guided nature walk: Learn park history while exploring nature 9-10:30 a.m. at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent are recommended. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1947.

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Big birds for beginners: Hear a short lecture at 10 a.m. on how to identify shore and water birds, then survey about three miles of trails on foot and by car at Honeymoon Island, located at the west end of Dunedin Causeway. $4 per car to enter the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Sponsored by the Clearwater Audubon Society. Call (727) 596-8822.

Sunday

Tarpon Springs Sunday Farmers Market: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Alt. U.S. 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.

A day of art: The third annual Art n' Sole Mystery Tour, a self-guided tour of artistic and cultural interest throughout Safety Harbor, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. . $5 adults, $3 children. Tickets and tour maps are available at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N; Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, 329 Bayshore Blvd. S; City Hall, 750 Main St.; Chamber of Commerce, 200 Main St.; and day of show at the welcome tent on library grounds starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit local city charities. Call Zoran Peshich at (727) 799-9245 or e-mail zoran@zoranart.com.

Former first lady personified: Susan Marie Frontczak will portray Eleanor Roosevelt in World War II at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 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.

Monday

Stamp club to meet: The Worldwide Stamp Club will gather for its monthly meeting and auction 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, Meeting Room B, 2251 Drew St. Call Richard at (727) 744-1454.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Genealogists to meet: The Suncoast Genealogy Society will meet 6:45-8 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. A program on RootsMagic, a genealogy and family tree software program, will be presented by Jon Mangan. Guests are always welcome. Call (727) 791-1983.

Computer group meeting: The Bay Area Macintosh User Group Afternoon Chapter will meet 1-3 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Bob Pittman will demonstrate a facial enhancement program. Call (727) 938-0926 or visit BAMCentral.org.

"Sauce boss" takes stage in Largo 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 6:53pm]

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