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Things to do around Clearwater

Bring your dog to the ballpark and watch the Clearwater Threshers play the Daytona Cubs while socializing with other dog owners at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Gates open at noon, game starts at 1 p.m. Tickets for both humans and dogs are $5, and proceeds go to the Humane Society of Pinellas. Call (727) 797-7722, ext. 222, and for tickets, call (727) 467-4457.

Today

Dog wash: Dunedin Doggie Rescue hosts a dog wash from noon to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave. Dog washes are $6 for dogs under 20 pounds, up to $12 for extra large dogs over 80 pounds. $7 nail trims and $3 ear cleanings by professional groomers or vet techs. Volunteers always needed. Call (813) 610-7356.

Party planning show: The Women's Lifestyle and Wedding Extravaganza Show will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Heye Great Room, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Event includes a fashion show, food samples, decorations, photography, silent auction and exhibitors. Admission $10. Call (813) 679-2310.

Enchanting melodies: Spiral Dance, the six-member Celtic group from Australia, will perform an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Witch's Brew, 1219 C Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. Admission $10. Call (727) 483-9210.

Monday

Learn about ospreys: The Clearwater Audubon Society will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Guest speaker Barb Walker will discuss the osprey population in Florida. Free. Call (727) 462-6024.

Signing for babies: A baby sign language class will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Mondays through May 24 at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Registration required. Call (727) 943-4922.

Garden club picnic: The Garden Club of Tarpon Springs will meet for its annual picnic at 11 a.m. at Howard Park, Shelter 2, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. There will be a potluck luncheon. Guests are welcome. Call Karen Zervos at (727) 842-2562.

Old-fashioned bingo: VFW Post 10304 offers early bird games at 6 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. every Monday at 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7473.

Art on display: Computer-generated art by Wil Dawson and digital imagery by George Trimitsis will be on display through the month of May at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970.

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 fascinating 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 crystal aires.com.

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

Tuesday

Business expo: The public is invited to attend the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Business Expo from 5 to 8 p.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway. Advance tickets $5, $8 at the door. Free valet parking. Vendor tables and sponsorships available. Call (727) 784-4387.

Free movie: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will show the movie Crazy Heart at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Speech, speech: The Donaghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Individuals interested in becoming better public speakers are invited. Call Marie Vitale at (727) 455-7539.

Commune with nature: Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE, is a 31-acre nature park virtually surrounded by water and home to hundreds of wildlife species for viewing. More than 130 species of birds, otters, red fox, American alligator, marsh rabbits, wild turkey, and bats all feed or live within the park. A 5-mile kayak/canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Blvd. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed at the park. Over 40 interpretive displays educate visitors on the wildlife at the park. Open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Restroom facilities available. Call (727) 518-3047.

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. Closed Mondays. For details, call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellas county.org.

Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit www.flbg.org.

Beach event: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. On weekends, the parking is scarce. Bring lots of quarters because you get only 12 minutes per coin. Visit sunsets atpier60.com.

Things to do around Clearwater 05/01/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 1, 2010 3:21pm]

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