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Backgammon tournament: Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament today and Sunday at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. For times and registration, call (727) 743-0500 or visit tampabaybackgammon.com.

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.

Guided nature walk: Explore the outdoors, visit points along Brooker Creek and enjoy a view of Lake Tarpon 9-10:30 a.m. at Chestnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1951.

Vietnam diorama: The opening and dedication of the Vietnam Diorama will be at noon at the Armed Forces Military Museum, 2050 34th Way N, Largo. Admission $5. Visit armedforcesmuseum.com.

Craft festival: The Safety Harbor Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Marina Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Show includes folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing and scented soaps and body products. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit artfestival.com.

Tribute to Led Zeppelin: Conductor Brent Havens, rock vocalist Randy Jackson and the Florida Orchestra will perform a symphonic salute to Led Zeppelin at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $95, $75, $55. Call toll-free (800) 662-7286 or visit floridaorchestra.org.

Book sale: Friends of the Library are hosting a book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. All types and genres of books available; most are $1. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Day of Good Deeds: The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Good Deeds will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Opening ceremonies will be followed by a volunteer fair, free barbecue lunch and entertainment. Free for all ages. Preregistration required. To volunteer or register someone to receive a deed, call (727) 518-3131.

Historical perspectives: Friendship Force of the Florida Suncoast invites the public to attend a presentation on "Growing Up in British Guiana (since changed to Guyana): The Land of Many Waters" at 2:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Hear the perspectives of a Chinese family member and a Lutheran pastor who spent his boyhood there during the mid-1900s. Free. Call (727) 474-2647 or visit friendshipforcefloridasuncoast.org.

Afternoon concerts: The Clearwater Community Jazz Band will perform at 2 p.m. followed by a concert band performance at 3 p.m. in the Arts Auditorium of St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. Free, but donations accepted. Call (727) 796-5823.

Twice-a-week bingo: Open to the public, games start at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Prizes and jackpots awarded. Call (727) 733-8153.

Breaking language barriers: The World Circle Language Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 787-3344.

Three-day arts and crafts festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday along Dodecanese Boulevard at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Artists from the Tarpon Springs Art Association will greet visitors, share their knowledge and show and sell their work 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Call (727) 937-7125.

Soulful singer: American folk singer and songwriter Richie Havens will perform at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $31; VIP $46. Tickets available at Ruth Eckerd Hall box office, 1111 McMullen- Booth Road, Clearwater, or at rutheckerdhall.com.

Book giveaway: Children and their parents can choose five free new or gently-used books at "Books For Kids," a monthly event sponsored by Clearwater Community Learning Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clearwater Academy International, 801 Drew St. Donations will also be accepted. Call (727) 446-1722.

Sunday

Heart and soul cinema: The comedy Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Witchcraft 101: A three-part series with Naviae Lockshier 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 and 31 at The Witch's Brew, next to Oak Trail Books, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. Cost is $15 per class. Call (727) 785-1960.

Researching Jewish surnames: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will at 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Program topic will be "The History of Jewish Surnames." Call Sally Israel at (727) 343-1652.

Tiny treasures: The 35th annual International Miniature Art Show runs through Feb. 7 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and closed Monday. Admission $5 adults; $4 seniors; free for museum members and children and students with ID. Call (727) 712- 5762.

Swing in the afternoon: Benny Goodman's classic jazz music will be performed by vocalist Terry Blaine and friends at 2 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $35 VIP; $30 advance; $35 day of show; $25 group of 10 or more; $27 senior. Free parking. Call (727) 587-6793.

Exhibit opening: An opening reception for an exhibit by local artist Nancy Senovich will be 2-3:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The exhibit will run through the month of January. Call (727) 587-6715.

Monday

Opera discussion: Adventures in Opera and Musical Theater lecture series presents "The Essence of Opera: How It All Got Started" with St. Petersburg Opera director Mark Sforzini 2-3:30 p.m. at the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.

Garden talk and plant sale: Top of the Bay Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Women's Club, 207 Exeter St., Oldsmar with guest speaker Dennis Gretton from D&D Gardens. A plant sale will follow. Free. The public is welcome. Call (813) 814-2928.

Keyboard class: A four-week beginning portable electric keyboard class for adults will be 10-11 a.m. through Feb. 8 at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. $40 for rec members; $50 nonmembers. Class size limited to four students. Call (727) 771-6000.

Celebrating diversity: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day will be 8:30-10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin, with breakfast, entertainment and local students sharing thoughts on diversity, followed by a unity march to Pioneer Park. Call (727) 812-4545.

DAR to meet: Caladesi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at noon at First United Methodist Church, 421 Main St., Dunedin. Speaker Roger Block will discuss Native American history and culture. Call (727) 733-5383.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

Singing is life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop Four-part Harmony Chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. The chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit crystalaires.com.

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