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2 today

Bark at the Ball Park II: 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.

2 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. Also offered are $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 is from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Heye Great Room, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Includes a fashion show, food samples, decorations, photography, silent auction and exhibitors. $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.

3 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.

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 looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses. 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.

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.

4 tuesday

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 plus otters, red foxes, American alligators, marsh rabbits, wild turkeys and bats all feed or live in the park. A 5-mile kayak/canoe route begins at the park and ends at Park Boulevard. 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.

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.

Things to do around Largo 05/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 30, 2010 4:38pm]
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