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Things to do in North Pinellas

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Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open the first full weekend of each month 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

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Financial seminar for seniors: Belleair Towers retirement community will host a "Safe Investment Options" seminar presented by Fifth Third Bank at 9:30 a.m. at Belleair Towers, 1100 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Clearwater. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call (727) 581-6540.

Opera appreciation: The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and Pinellas Opera League presents the seminar "Acting in Opera: Not Just Park and Bark," with lecturer Bob Simon, Opera Tampa League board member for education, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Murray Studio Theater, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $5. Free parking. Call (727) 791-7400.

Bird walk: The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a birdwatching walk at 8 a.m. at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. Meet behind the McDonald's at the corner of Alt. U.S. 19 and Curlew Road. Bring binoculars and field guides. There is a fee to enter the park. Visit floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland.

High-spirited musical: The Clearwater High Drama Department presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, the zany 1920s musical that took Broadway by storm, at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday in the school's auditorium, 540 S Hercules Ave. $12 adults, $10 students/children. Call (727) 298-1620, ext. 125.

Book sale: The Friends of the Clearwater Library will host a spring book sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. All books under $1. There will be a presale event 4-7 p.m. today with an entry donation of $10. Call (727) 446-3845.

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through May on the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Garden Avenue and N Fort Harrison Avenue. Colorful tents and booths are filled with farm fresh produce, cheeses, fresh baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. Call (727) 461-7674 or e-mail info@clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

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Kiwanis to meet: Bob Allen, one of the area's best known karaoke performers and a finalist in the Senior Talent Show, will perform at the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City meeting at 6 p.m. at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. Call (727) 725-7549 or visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. The final class in the series will be "Identity Theft," 7-7:55 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium, followed by closing ceremonies 8:06-9 p.m. Free. All are welcome; no registration required. For directions, visit spcollege.edu.

Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

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Rock to rhythm and blues: The Johnny Charro Dance Band will perform, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo. $8 cover charge. Visit meetup.com.

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Extreme jams: Free admission for bikers and skaters the first Saturday of every month at Highland Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Helmets required and liability waivers must be on file. Bikes only noon to 3 p.m.; skate only 3-6 p.m. Call (727) 518-3016.

Things to do in North Pinellas 04/27/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:00pm]
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