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Things to do in Clearwater

Today

Try your luck at poker, roulette and blackjack during an evening of Vegas-style fun starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Admission is $12 for center members, $15 nonmembers. Attendees must be 21 years of age. Call (727) 771-6000 or visit phrec.org.

Stamp show: The Baypex 2010 stamp show, sponsored by the Florida Stamp Dealers Association and Clearwater Stamp Club, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Stamps, covers, picture postcards and supplies will be bought, sold and appraised. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 364-6897. Visit floridastampshows.com or floridastampdealers.org.

Celtic spectacular: Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance," featuring traditional and modern Celtic music and dance, will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $70, $60 and $50. Call (727) 791-7400.

Steak dinner: VFW Post 2473 presents a steak dinner prepared by the Men's Auxiliary from 5 to 8 p.m. and music by Betsy from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $8. Call (727) 447-0922.

Night of Knights: Palm Harbor Montessori Academy's annual fundraiser, the B.A.S.H., begins at 6 p.m. at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, featuring a silent auction, food, music and dancing. Individual tickets $100 or two for $150. Call (727) 786-1854.

Pig roast: The Greater Clearwater Eagles, Aerie 3452, invites the public to a pig roast from 2 to 7 p.m. at 1485 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., with live entertainment, a kid's corner and raffles. $10 donation benefits the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund. Call (727) 461-3464.

Rummage sale: Friends of the Oldsmar Library will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oldsmar Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Call (813) 749-1178.

Rain barrel workshop: There will be a rain barrel workshop at 2 p.m. at the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. $35 registration fee includes park admission and a rain barrel to take home. To register, call (727) 738-2903 or visit islandparks.org.

Big band memories: Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Bayside Community Church of God, 3380 State Road 580, Safety Harbor. For 31 years, the band has kept big band swing and jazz alive with musicians ages 8 to 13. Tickets $10, free for children. Call (727) 669-7212.

Carnival-themed fundraiser: Suncoast Waldorf School presents an evening of food, dancing and fun at its "Carnival de la Vida" fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Costumes are encouraged, and the most creative wins a prize. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds provide funding for school programs, tuition assistance and scholarships for families in need. Call (727) 786-8311.

Book signing: Sandy Bax, author of Assorted Nuts: A Family Album, will meet the public and sign copies of her book at 2 p.m. at Borders, 2683 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call toll-free at 1-888-361-9473.

Guided nature walk: Learn park history while exploring nature from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent recommended. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1947.

Market in the park: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide several educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Sunday

Irish entertainment: Celtic Crossroads blends traditional Irish music, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz and Irish dance percussion in one performance at 1 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $25, $17. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Unique harmonies: The Four Freshmen will perform at 2 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Known for open-harmony vocals in the barbershop tradition, the quartet accompanies itself on guitar, trumpet, bass and drums. Tickets $35 VIP, $30 advance, $35 day of show, $27 senior. Call (727) 587-6793.

Crossroads Farmers Market: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The market focuses on locally grown or harvested fresh products including fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, baked goods and more. Call (727) 787-4700 or (727) 724-3054.

Tarpon Springs Sunday Farmers Market: Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, and continues every Sunday through May offering fresh produce, prepared foods, gourmet baked goods, greenery, handcrafted goods and live music. Call Donna or Judy at (727) 942-4675 or e-mail Sunday MorningMkt@gmail.com.

Monday

Garden Club to meet: The Garden Club of Tarpon Springs will meet at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy's Fellowship Hall, 812 Tarpon Ave. Michelle Simoneau of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary will present a program on rescued birds. Refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 842-2562.

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 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 crystalaires.com.

Anyone for tennis?: Parents and children are invited to play tennis and enjoy pizza, prizes, games and tennis demos at the United States Tennis Association's National Youth Registration Night Initiative from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Largo Tennis Center, Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Call (727) 518-3125 or visit LargoTennis.com.

Audubon Society meeting: Jack Rogers, a paleontologist and teacher of nature photography, earth science, oceanography and geology at Orlando's Valencia College, will discuss his lifelong photography hobby at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Clearwater Audubon Society at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call (727) 462-6024. View Rogers' work online at pbase.com/paleojack.

Chorale seeks voices: The International Chorale of Dunedin is in need of tenors and basses. The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. Call Bev Peck at bevpeck@tampabay.rr.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.

Things to do in Clearwater 02/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2010 5:56pm]

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