Things to do and see in North Pinellas

Outdoor fun

An afternoon of fun lawn games for the whole family. 2:30 p.m. today. Free. North Greenwood Library, 905 N MLK Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 462-6895.

Today

Park It Fridays! The city of Oldsmar Leisure Services Department invites families to "Park It" in a comfortable spot and learn about different topics. This week, Shan Fernandez discusses "What's All This About Water?" 10 a.m. Free. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1152.

Art, Books and Community Reading Club: Read and discuss books about modern art and enjoy light refreshments in the museum's Interactive gallery. July's selection is Picasso's War by Russell Martin. 10 a.m.-noon. Free with museum admission. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Art Studio Open House and Artist's Reception: Opening reception for an exhibit of innovative works by Kevin Strayer, including pastel paintings and intricate paper mosaics. Other events include a demonstration by members of the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and Stirling studio artists who will be opening their studios and showing their work. 5:30 p.m. Free. Stirling Hall Art Studios, 730 Broadway, Dunedin.

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: Art, wine tastings, food, live entertainment. This month's entertainment is by Michelle Lee Grossman. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10 wristbands. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue. (727) 734-8671; 2ndFriday Dunedin.com.

All American Sock Hop: Celebrate America and National Ice Cream Month at this oldies dance with a DJ, classic American cuisine, trivia contests and a build-your-own sundae or banana split bar. 7-11 p.m. $34.95. Bon Appetit Restaurant, 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. (727) 733-2151; bonappetitrestaurant.com.

The Music Man: Meredith Willson's The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. 8 p.m. $18, $16 for members, $12 for students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Short Plays Festival: Eight new one-act plays are presented: A Line of Malarky by Larry Parr; Herman's Wedding by John Franceschini; One Sunday Morning by Dennis Jones; Diva by Mark Berman; The Voice of Silence by Lauren Tunnell; How Nice of You to Ask by Rich Rubin; Full by Bill Doncaster; and Therapy by George J. Bryjak. Take the service road from U.S. 19 and Drew Street to the theatre. 8 p.m. $15. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Saturday

Christmas in July at the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs: There will be breakfast and lunch with Santa, a Santa parade, a cruise and photos with Santa, Reindeer 101 classes, and elf games for kids. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Some events free; breakfast, lunch, cruise extra. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd.; spongedocks.net

Dunedin Summer Saturday Market: Produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet products, organics and more. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue. (727) 733-4215.

Things to do and see in North Pinellas 07/08/10 [Last modified: Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:12pm]

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