Learn about size, scale of the universe
The Clearwater Countryside Library, 2741 SR 580 at Countryside Boulevard, will host a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday given by retired astrophysicist Kevin Manning, titled "Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe." Manning, a former consultant for NASA, worked on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory that was launched from a space shuttle. He was also a former Wright Fellow and Einstein Fellow and worked with the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He will share his excitement and passion for astronomy using hands-on activities and visuals. This family-friendly presentation is free. For more information, call the Clearwater Public Library information line at (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Groups can apply for program grants
The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin Inc. is accepting applications from nonprofit groups to receive a Community Service Program Grant. JLCD grants fund programs that improve the well-being of youth in upper Pinellas and Pasco counties. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. March 9. Applications will be reviewed by the JLCD's Community Advisory Board. More information is available online at jlcd.org.
Classes can help get inner artist out
The Dunedin Fine Art Center's Gladys Douglas School of the Arts is registering for winter classes. Instruction is available for children, teens and adults, with discounted tuition rates for art center members. A few adult scholarships are available. Choose daytime, evening or weekend classes as well as one-day to weeklong workshops in a variety of media. The Winter II session is Feb. 20 through April 1. Spring workshop week is April 2 through 8. For information or to register, visit dfac.org, call (727) 298-3322 or visit the Dunedin Fine Art Center at 1143 Michigan Blvd.
Chefs will show, you may sample
Chefs Debbie McGiffin and John Lewis will combine their culinary talents to offer a free cooking demonstration and food sampling tonight at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. They recently co-authored a cookbook, It's All About the Food. A book signing will follow the program, which runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.
Opening party for 'Florida Beaches'
The Photographic Art Society will hold an opening reception this evening for its latest exhibit, "Florida Beaches." The free event is from 6 to 8 tonight at the Summit Executive Center, 13575 58th St. N, Largo. Refreshments will be provided by the Mythos Greek Taverna.