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Things to do around North Pinellas County

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Today

The Florida West Coast Orchid Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo, with guest speaker, orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors welcome. Call (727) 733-8167.

Today

Depression-era drama: The Avenue Players Theater of Tarpon Springs present Awake and Sing: A Play in Three Acts by Clifford Odets at 7 p.m. today and Friday and April 16 and 17; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 18 and 19 at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Tickets $12, $10 for members. Call (727) 712-5762.

Free movie: See the 2008 film The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a story of the Holocaust through the eyes of an 8-year-old boy, at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday until the end of this month in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Learn about law: The Clearwater Bar Association isholding "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics of interest to the public, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Sessions are free; no registration required. For a complete class schedule, call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Friday

Sunset Sounds: Hear Theo Valentin and Rita Wilson perform jazz, pop and blues at Sunset Sounds, a free music series that showcases local and regional musicians, 7-9 p.m. the second Friday of every month in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit largoevents.com.

Organ concerts: Terry Charles will give farewell performances at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kirk of Dunedin, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets $10. Call (727) 733-5475 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Garden club: The Clearwater Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Guest speaker Sandy Huff will discuss flowering trees. The public is invited. Free. Call (727) 443-7032.

Free movie: See The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, starring John Wayne and James Stewart, at dusk in Pioneer Park at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. Call (727) 298-3201.

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

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of May in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Afternoon bingo: Early bird bingo begins at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. with wild numbers and fun games every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.

Fish Fry: American Legion Post 7 hosts a fish fry 5-8 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. every Friday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Proceeds help support the troops. The post also accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.

Saturday

Pitch, hit and run: Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run, a free skills competition for boys and girls ages 7-14, starts at 10 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Winners can advance through four levels of competition. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Fun for kids: The city of Largo will present an "Egg-stra Special Egg Hunt" 4-7 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo with crafts, the Uptown Clowns, train rides, age-appropriate egg hunts, goodie bags, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more. $8 per participant. Call (727) 518-3016 or visit playlargo.com.

Spring Eco-fest: Celebrate nature through live music, food, free tree giveaway, environmental presentations and exhibits, demonstrations, an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. Free event. Call (727) 518-3047 or visit playlargo.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza: Countryside Recreation Center will host a fun-filled morning of games, coloring, moon walk, age-appropriate egg hunts for children 12 and younger and a visit by the Easter Bunny 9 a.m.-noon plus an open house with an information fair, carnival games, touch-a-truck, vendors and refreshments 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1914.

Second Saturday Family Flicks: See the film Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid at 11 a.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $3 per person, free to DFAC members. Stay for a hands-on interactive artistic experience after the film. Call (727) 298-3322.

Backgammon tournament: The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club will host a tournament at noon at Hampton Inn & Suites, 39284 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Open to the public. Call (727) 743-0500.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by "Carlo" at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday; and a Singles Dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.

Open air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid April at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

Things to do around North Pinellas County 04/08/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 7:51pm]

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