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SPCA Tampa Bay Christmas in July Sale


SPCA Tampa Bay Christmas in July Sale: Through Saturday, take 20 percent off boutique items, including pet toys, accessories and more (does not include already discounted items, food or Frontline). Adoption specials are also available for rabbits, cats and dogs: Rabbit and carrier for $35, adult cat (1 year or older) with carrier and surprise gift for $50 and adult dog over 25 pounds with leash and collar for $50. For more information, visit or call (727) 586-3591. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591;


Tai chi: Learn the movements of tai chi at a relaxed pace. 9:30-10 a.m. $3 with ID card; $4 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Bye Bye Birdie preview: The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host members of the Clearwater City Players as they perform Put On A Happy Face from the group's upcoming production of Bye Bye Birdie at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Aquarium guests will have a chance to meet cast members. 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 641-7159;

Spirit of Americana: A merchant market place with handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, gift items, home decor and floral gifts, just to name a few. Also, get tips from professional consultants, refreshments, live entertainment, a fashion show and art display. Benefits the Alzheimer's Association. 1-4 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Harborchase of Palm Harbor Assisted Living Facility, 2960 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 781-8686.

Grossology for Tweens and Teens: Things that make you go yuck will be the main attraction during this event. Kids will make any and all things gross. 2-3 p.m. Free . Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970;

Teen movie night: Teens are invited to watch Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1178; or visit


Football camp: The National Collegiate Athletic Association is offering an opportunity for boys and girls ages 5-14 to brush up on their football skills before the school year begins. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, 2450 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 290-9865, ext. 4;

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016;

Park It Fridays! The city of Oldsmar Leisure Services Department invites family to "Park It" in a comfortable spot and learn about different topics. 10 a.m. Free. R.E. Olds Park , 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1152;

Pink Heroes Ladies Night Out: This Firefighters for the Cause event features pink martinis, sangria, chair massages, raffles, a look at the latest jewelry and handbag fashions and an opportunity to try on the "Pink Hero" firefighter gear. Benefits Team Firefighters for Hooters for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 6 p.m. $10 (wristband donation). Liara Studios Photographic Art and Design, 216 W Bay Drive, Largo. (727) 365-6386.

50 Hour Scrapbook Crop: Bring your scrapbooking materials and your friends for a nonstop marathon of scrapbooking. Scrappers will enjoy prize drawings, technique roundtables by instructors and trade fresh ideas with fellow scrapbookers. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn at Largo Central Park for an additional charge. Get set up and stay all weekend or pop in and out as you can from 7 p.m. Friday through 9 p.m. Sunday. $50 (room not included). Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Sponsor: Charla. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014;

Flick N Float Family Movies: All ages are welcome to bring floats or chairs for the Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions are also available. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. The movie, The Final Season, begins at dusk. $10 w/Largo Recreation Card for up to five people; $15 without card for up to five people. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125.

The Music Man: An affectionate ode to small-town America of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $18, $16 for members, $12 for students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

Bye Bye Birdie: Musical set in 1958, the story was inspired by the young Elvis Presley receiving his draft notice for the Army. Staged here by the City Players Inc., the only local theater group that provides an interpreter for the hearing-impaired for every performance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $23 advance, $26 on the day of show. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400;

Mike Jurgensen and 2PM: 2PM is Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of musicians who do original songs as well as well-known standards by the Beatles and the Everly Brothers. 8 p.m. $15, $13 students/members. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance Party: Kick up your heels swing dancing every Friday to the sounds of DJs Jim Scott & Doug Kirsch. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association Inc. Admission price includes free soft drinks and refreshments. For more information, visit 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 for TBWCSA members; $8 for nonmembers. Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. (727) 393-5088.


Adult sailing lessons Participants will learn boat rigging, jibing, tacking, knot tying, boat handling, right of way rules and much more with instructor Doug Westphal. Register at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $95 with Dunedin Rec Card, $140 without. Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 298-3030;

Brooker Creek nature hike: Get up close to the environment in this guided nature hike. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and older. 9-10:30 a.m. Free but registration required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800;

Grafting hibiscus: Learn how to easily graft hibiscus in meeting of the Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. 10 a.m. No charge for admission. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 530-9118;

Cow Appreciation Day: SPCA permanent resident Angie the Cow invites everyone to "Get a moooove on" to the SPCA barnyard to give her a big hug or just to say "Happy Cow Appreciation Day!" Angie's friends Mo' the Donkey, Tabitha the Horse, Leon the Horse, Brian D. Goat and more than a dozen other animals await. Make sure to catch the shelter and barnyard tour at 1 p.m. and grab some food to feed the animals. Angie's special guest, the Chick-fil-A cow, makes an appearance. The shelter remains open until 5 p.m. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591;

Splash's Treasure Hunt: Ahoy Mateys! This is a true treasure hunt. Pirate booty hidden under water, floating and on land. Pirates swim with the kids, shoot their cannons and pass out beads. Free hot dogs while they last. Hunts divided by age group and open to ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $8, $5 for residents, $6 for nonresidents with card. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3018;

Pet Fashion Show: To benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas, the New Barker, Paw Paws and Westfield Countryside Mall are sponsoring a Pet Fashion Show. Models will be scored on attire, purrsonality and originality. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. in front of Paw Paws inside the Westfield Countryside Mall. The winner of this show is guaranteed a spot in the Humane Society of Pinellas' 2011 calendar. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. Sponsor: Twila Cole. (727)796-1070;

Canine Basics for Busy People: Workshop with practical tips for stress-free living with a new canine. Teaches communication skills, basic handling, house training, chew toy training and how to deal with jumping, barking and pulling. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25, SPCA Tampa Bay adopters free. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591;

Learn to Draw Cartoons : A workshop that teaches children ages 4 and older how to draw cartoons. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 669-1280.

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

Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk: Those interested in photography are invited to participate in the third annual Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk along Clearwater Beach, led by professional photographer J. Scott Kelly. No fee. All that's needed is a camera. Meet at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, 900 Mandalay Ave. Preregistration is required at 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort , 900 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. (772) 643-6994.

Harbor Hop Swing Dance: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $5 for Palm Harbor Community Activity Center members; $6 for students; $7 for adults and includes both the lesson and dance. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Call (727) 771-6000.

SPCA Tampa Bay Christmas in July Sale 07/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:10pm]
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