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Things to do in North Pinellas, Aug. 8-11


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Kids of all ages — even adults who act like kids — can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m.-noon. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6775.


Indoor Fresh Market:

The air conditioned mall corridors house a fresh market with produce, prepared foods, multi-cultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people watching. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The market will continue every Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Contact: (727) 776-7261.

Tampa Comic Book and Toy Convention: Eighty-five tables of comics, videos, toys, action figures, anime, Star Wars memorabilia, artwork, trading cards and more. Dress as your favorite comic book hero or sci-fi legend for a chance in the costume contest. Guests include Greg Horn (Blackest Night: Wonder Woman), Michael Golden(G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Alex Saviuk (Spider-man), Chuck Dixon (Batman), Steve Scott (X-men) and others. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 (12 and younger free). Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 522-9032;

Opera on a Sunday Afternoon: Opera DVDs presented by the Pinellas Opera League. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762;

Regrets Only: Smart comedy about friendship, loyalty and what it means to be in a relationship. 2 p.m. Cost: $18, $15 seniors/students/military. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater (in the Commerce 19 Business Park, behind the Toyota Dealer at Drew Street). (727) 437-2363;


Drumming for kids: Take part in a drum circle for children of all ages at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. (727) 562-4970;

Clearwater Stamp Club: The Clearwater Stamp Club invites all with an interest in stamp collecting to its monthly meeting and program, a slide presentation on the Shanghai Expo 2010 Philatelic Show. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Call (727) 599-1745.

LiveStrong Exercise for Cancer Survivors: Ongoing gentle exercise class for cancer survivors and those in treatment. 5-7 p.m. Free. YMCA, 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Bingo: Early bird bingo at 6 p.m.; followed by regular bingo at 7 p.m. Smoking outside on a covered deck. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. VFW Post 10304, 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. (727) 443-7473.

Singing is Life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. 6:45-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Sponsor: Wes. (727) 784-8052;

Starlight Dance: This evening of dance features the Ellis Hale Band. No partner required. 7 p.m. $5. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.


Hippies Invade Largo: It's a family affair with groovy '60s music. Dust off your tambourine, get out the tie-dye duds and weave a garland of flowers for your hair, as hippies take over Central Park to raise awareness for September's Age of Aquarius fundraiser for Partners N Progress for the Arts. 5:30 p.m. Free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 586-7415.

Getting Started in Genealogy: Learn how to begin your family history research in this introductory class. Free. 6 p.m., Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6715.

Singles Meeting: The Upper Pinellas Singles, a group of active seniors 50-plus, meet weekly for dinner, a program and socializing. 6-7 p.m. $7 per person. First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 421 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 736-4623.

The Tao of Everest: Using the power of emotional storytelling, Ian Woodall, one of a select few to have climbed the world's highest mountain by both its south and north sides, brings the triumphs and tragedies of climbing Mount Everest directly to his audience. 7 p.m. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 298-3080.

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and tweens ages 11-17 can hang with friends and enjoy swimming, snacks, games and prizes in and around the pool. 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. $3. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.


Senior Wednesdays at CMA: This special rate includes complimentary doughnuts and coffee, and a 10 percent discount on gift shop purchases. Each week a different staff member or volunteer will chat about how this working animal hospital operates. 9-10 a.m. $3 for seniors 55+. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790;

UTBC Legislative Lunch: The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber's annual Legislative Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear the latest on ongoing and projected legislative issues and priorities, and ask questions and meet candidates. $20. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. (813) 855-4233.

Greek Dance Classes: Greek Dance Classes with instructor Dr. Mary Coros, director of the Levendia Dance Troupe. Learn popular Greek dances and the origin of and traditions surrounding each dance. Wear comfortable shoes, no flip-flops. The class is oriented towards those 14 and older. 7-8:30 p.m. $30 for all four classes, $25 for each additional family member, walk-ins $8 per class. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605;

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