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Take a taste of Israel on Tuesday at Chabad of Pinellas County

Fruma Hodakov, 2 1/2, of the Gan Chaya Preschool at Chabad of Pinellas County in Palm Harbor, rolls dough to make Hamantashen, the classic Purim cookies. The triangle-shaped cookie with a sweet filling symbolizes the hidden nature of the Purim miracle.

Photo by Rabbi Levi

Fruma Hodakov, 2 1/2, of the Gan Chaya Preschool at Chabad of Pinellas County in Palm Harbor, rolls dough to make Hamantashen, the classic Purim cookies. The triangle-shaped cookie with a sweet filling symbolizes the hidden nature of the Purim miracle.


A taste of Israel: Chabad of Pinellas County will host a community Purim party offering a virtual tour of Israel with native food, music, dancing at 5 p.m. at 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. $20 adults, $10 children. Call (727) 789-0408 or visit


Coin club: The Clearwater Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call Bob at (727) 688-9871.

Lunch with style: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus St. Luke Council 12196 will host its annual fashion show and luncheon at noon today at St. Luke Catholic Church, 2757 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor. Tickets $12. Call (727) 787-4832 or (727) 787-5256.

Fashion fundraiser: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 will host a fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. $10 donation. Call (727) 442-5293.


Full Moon night hike: Take a guided walk through the woods seeking out nocturnal animals 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. Flashlights optional. $3 per person, free for children age 2 and younger. Call (727) 518-3047.

Celebrate Greek independence: Levandia Greek Dance Troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Noon tunes: Bring lunch and enjoy a free concert by local musicians beginning at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday throughout March at Pioneer Park, Douglas Avenue and Main Street, Dunedin. For concert information, call David White at (727) 812-4545.

Gala event: The First Nighters group presents a Champagne Premiere to promote the opening of the musical mystery Something's Afoot at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Donation is $27 and includes appetizers, champagne, dessert and show, which runs through March 22. Call (727) 738-9121.

Women's club to meet: Tarpon Lakes Women's Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Drive, Palm Harbor, with professional storyteller Ann Wilson. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 787-3400.

Put On A Happy Face: The Dunedin Showcase Theater will present the comedy Bye Bye Birdie at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Show times/dates are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and prices, call (727) 230-2667.

Clearwater Christian Women: The group's luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Cost is $15. Call (727) 488-9684.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 State St. W, next to city hall through April 2009. Call (813) 749-1260.

Afternoon bingo: Doors open 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon Wednesdays at Cretan Cultural Center, 1821 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. All-paper games in a smoke-free hall. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Call (727) 518-5238 or (727) 252) 4381.

Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday along the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues, features items including farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese and more. Music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free two-hour parking with validation at Garden Avenue garage. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit the Web site at www.clearwaterfarmersmarket .com.


Celebrity Showcase Series: A tribute to Rodney Dangerfield, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. For tickets and information, call (727) 518-3131.

Meet the artist: Enjoy free coffee and conversation with artist Toni Roeder Hutfilz at noon Thursday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322.

Armchair journeys: Travelers will discuss exciting adventures in Norway at 2 p.m. Thursday at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Learn about orchids: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo. Dr. Tom Nasser of Carolina Orchids wilds will speak on Bulbophyllums, followed by an orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors welcome. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 733-8167.

Community theater: The musical mystery Something's Afoot will be performed at 8 p.m. ThursdayMarch 22; with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. For tickets, call (727) 446-1360.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Take a taste of Israel on Tuesday at Chabad of Pinellas County 03/09/09 [Last modified: Monday, March 9, 2009 11:05pm]
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