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Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo hosts summer kickoff pool party

Today

The Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool is stocked with floats and inner tubes, and the diving boards are open. Dive in for some cool fun. Discover Scuba will also offer underwater exploration demonstrations. Ages 17 and younger require parental signature. Door prizes will be awarded, including two Universal Orlando tickets. Noon-4 p.m. $2.50, $2 residents. 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3126.

Today

Garage sale and barbecue at open house: The Magic Beans Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapeutic programs and services for developmentally disabled youth, adults, and their families, will host a huge garage sale and barbecue at an open house to acquaint the community with its programs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission; $5 donation for horse ride. Magic Beans Village Foundation, 1550 M. L. King St. N, Safety Harbor.

All Day Scrapbooking Crop: Participants ages 16 and older will have fun scrapbooking while socializing with others. Bring your own photos and supplies. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. noon-8 p.m. $10 with Rec Card, $13 without. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Art Social and Open House: Meet artist Klaus Porsch, whose detailed Florida landscapes and seascapes are on view through July 30. 1-4 p.m. Free. Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Murder on the 19th Hole Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by Murder She Wrote Inc. 6 p.m. $47.50 dinner and show. Grand Hotel Clearwater, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (813) 727-7012; murdershewrote.com.

Environmental Film Festival: Wild & Scenic Film Festival includes Division Street, Big River and other environmental films, presented by Suncoast Sierra Club and Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. The School Board of Pinellas County is not affiliated with this event. 7-9 p.m. $10 per day; $8 per day, students with ID. St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 667-2600; pinellasnativeplants.org/filmfest.

Project: Shattered Silence: Student written and performed pieces. Directed by Jared O'Roark. Proceeds go to United Way of Tampa Bay. 7:30 p.m. $12. Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

"The Boys Next Door": Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.

"Almost, Maine": Romantic comedy with a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 8 p.m. $15, $13. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

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.

Painting demonstration: Artist Princess Simpson Rashid will demonstrate her unique painting techniques during a lecture in the library's Palm Room. No registration is necessary. 1-3 p.m. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. princessrashid.com.

Sunday

Opera on a Sunday Afternoon: Opera DVDs presented by the Pinellas Opera League. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free event. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

"Almost, Maine": Romantic comedy with a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 2 p.m. $15, $13. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

"The Boys Next Door": Touching play by Tom Griffin about four mentally challenged men. 2 p.m. $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.

Monday

Grand Opening: Congressman Gus Bilirakis will be the featured guest and potential speaker at the Clearwater Vet Center's official grand opening of its new Readjustment Counseling facility. The community-based center administers individual and group readjustment and provides counseling for PTSD, sexual trauma, harassment and bereavement. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Readjustment Counseling Vet Center, 29298 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 398-9343.

Old fashioned bingo: VFW Post 10304 offers early bird games at 6 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. every Monday at 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7473.

Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo hosts summer kickoff pool party 06/11/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 11, 2010 6:50pm]
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