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The beauty of Largo Park

Today

Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park at 101 Central Park Drive. It has picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

Today

Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Call (727) 518-3016.

Monday

Play bridge: The Clearwater Bridge Club shares ACBL Duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. Sunday at Regions Bank. second floor, 2551 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Beginners lessons starting soon. Call (727) 797-1742 or (727) 726-0796.

Library events online: The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative calendar of events is available online. Search member library locations for favorite programs at www.pplc.us/calendar.asp.

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. Mondays at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.

Sing along: Palm Harbor Crystalaires Men's Barbershop Chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. and seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call Wes at (727) 784-8052 or visit www.crystalaires.com.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

New York drama: West Coast Players Theater presents A View From the Bridge, a drama by Arthur Miller, at 2 p.m. today and April 19, and 8 p.m. April 17 and 18. Tickets $10-$15. The theater, at 21905 Highway 19, Clearwater, is in the Clearwater 19 Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota. Call (727) 734-7100.

Tuesday

Philatelists to meet: The Clearwater Stamp Club invites all with an interest in stamp collecting to its monthly meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Clearwater East Library, meeting room B, 2251 Drew St. Call Bob at (727) 599-1745.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen Booth Road. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday from 6-10 p.m. $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727)791-8698.

Speech, speech: The Donaghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Unity Community Church, 1316 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Individuals interested in becoming better public speakers are invited to attend. Call Sue Gow at (727) 733-5409.

The beauty of Largo Park 04/11/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:41am]

    

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