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The season in song

Today

The season in song: A Yuletide concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Bill and Susan Boyer Haley will perform folk songs, traditional carols, and welcome audience participation. Tickets $10. Call (727) 734-5060.

Today

Student art show: The end-of-semester juried Student Charette is on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today in the Fine Arts Education Wing of St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs campus, next to the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road. Free. Call (727) 712-5672.

A holiday special: The West Coast Players present The Santaland Diaries, a funny, true account of the author's stint working as a Christmas elf at Macy's, at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 20, and 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19. To find the theater, take U.S. 19 to Drew St., Clearwater. Turn east toward Best Buy. Turn left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road and follow it to the stop sign. Turn right into the first group of units. All seats $15. Call (727) 482-9967.

Christmas chorus: The combined music ministries of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor United Methodist Church will present the musical program, Exceeding Great Joy, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. Free admission and valet parking. Call (727) 785-7487 or (727) 937-3271.

The Nutcracker: This holiday classic will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $25 VIP, $22 advance, $25 day of show, $20 senior (60+), $20 student. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

Old-fashioned holiday: The Safford House Museum's seventh- annual Victorian Christmas will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs with live music, refreshments and a visit with Santa. $10 adults, $6 children ages 3-17, and free for children age 3 and younger accompanied by a parent. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling (727) 942-5605 or online at tarponarts.com.

N.Y. club to meet: The Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Johnny Garlic's Restaurant, 33180 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 345-5558 or (727) 585-0992.

Pictures with Santa: Have a picture taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves 2-4 p.m. on Dodecanese Boulevard at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs. Cost is $5 per photo. Bring an unwrapped toy and/or monetary donation to support holiday food drives. Call (727) 942-5628.

Musical play: A Children's Workshop production of Peter Pan will be at 4 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Free admission, but donations will be accepted. Call Gidget Cross at (727) 536-7407.

Santa Lucia Festival: The 28th annual Santa Lucia Festival of Lessons and Carols will be at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Service includes readings, carols, anthems and a Baroque ensemble. Complimentary tickets are required and are available while supplies last by calling (727) 585-9969 or picking them up at the church. An offering will be received.

Show and tell: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will feature genealogical success stories from its members at 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Anyone interested in Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Call Sally Israel at (727) 343-1652.

Dinner dance: The World Circle Language Club will host a dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. For details call (727) 787-3344.

Monday

Garden club luncheon: The Palm Harbor Garden Club's annual Christmas Turkey Luncheon, catered by La Fontana of New Port Richey, will be at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor. Ticket price of $15 includes luncheon and a program on Chrisatmas plants. For reservations call (727) 787-2651.

Bilingual reading group: "Read to Me" is a new group for mothers with children from birth to preschool age meeting at 10 a.m. every Monday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Moms can practice their English or Spanish and instill a love of reading in their children. Call Britney Hord at (727) 587-6715 or e-mail bhord@largo.com.

Tuesday

Holiday concert: The Dunedin Friends of the Library are sponsoring a holiday concert featuring the First Methodist Church of Dunedin's bell choir and accompanying vocalists at 7 p.m. at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Refreshments served after he performance. Tickets $5 per person. Call (727) 298-3080.

Herbal potluck: Join the Florida Herb Society for an herbal potluck and taste unique appetizers, soups, salads, sweets and beverages at 6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Call (727) 365-8574.

Free movie: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will show the new release movie, Four Christmases, at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Rated R. Call (727) 942-5628.

The season in song 12/12/09 [Last modified: Saturday, December 12, 2009 2:14pm]
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