Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Things to do in northern Pinellas

Arts/Crafts

Crystal Beach Winter Craft Show: Indoor and outdoor displays will be set up with handmade jewelry, wearables, stained glass, fine art, doll clothes, home and yard decor, holiday decorations, miniatures, gourmet chocolates, paper crafts and more from over three dozen local artisans. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase as well. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free admission. Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave., Crystal Beach. Email: [email protected]

Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Festival: Browse arts, crafts, gift ideas and more from the merchants as the annual festival returns to downtown Tarpon Springs' Tarpon Avenue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Free admission, charge for food and drink. (727) 937-6109; spongedocks.net.

Holidays Are For Sharing: Studio 1212, the longest-running art co-op in the area, invites the public to enjoy refreshments, meet and mingle with the artists and browse original art, pottery, jewelry and hand-made items. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Free. Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 446-4566; studio1212.net.

Tarpon Springs Art Association Winter Show: Join the opening reception for the annual winter show featuring work by professional and amateur members who work in a wide range of media using oils, pastels, pencil, water color, acrylics, photography and sculptures at 6 p.m. Thursday. All work will be available for purchase. Show runs Monday through Dec. 26. Free. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605.

Harbor Art Festival: Nearly 100 artists will display their creations in the 39th annual arts and crafts festival with music, food vendors, children's activities and a wing contest. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free, $10 wing judge. Downtown Palm Harbor, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-4287.

Pottery Sale and Studio Open House: Works of functional and decorative clay by DFAC students and faculty can be purchased. The event includes demonstrations and the center's galleries and gift shop will be open. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322.

Events

So You Think You Know Holiday Movies: Find out how much you know about holiday movies when you join in an audience participation trivia game that includes scenes and songs from well-known holiday classics. $5. Full menu and bar available. Call (727) 736-4994. 6 p.m. today. Flanagan's Irish Pub, 465 Main St., Dunedin. flanagansirishpub.net.

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs: Snow will be falling on Tarpon Avenue downtown for this party with real reindeer, holiday hay rides, shopping, vendors, music, food, carriage rides and visits with Santa. 4 p.m. Friday. Free. (727) 938-3711.

Tarpon Springs Lighted Boat Parade: Sparkling, well-decorated boats of all sizes leave from the marina to head along the Anclote River to Spring Bayou. Trophies awarded for best-decorated boats. 6:45 p.m. Friday. Free. Tarpon Landing Marina, 21 Oscar Hill Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Glow in the Dark Volleyball: The net, the ball and all the players will glow under black lights. Players learn skills including bump, set, spike, serve and block while having fun in the dark. Includes music, scrimmages, contests and prizes. 7 p.m. Friday. $15 advance, $25 after Dec. 3. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. (727) 738-2920.

Winter's Miracle on Cleveland Street: Blizzard conditions are forecast when Clearwater's Cleveland Street District is dressed in white for this holiday event with a snow slide, holiday crafts, train rides, inflatable attractions and an outdoor skating rink. Jon "Bowzer" Bauman serves as master of ceremonies over the event with the lighting of the new Capitol Theatre sign and free holiday-themed Winter the dolphin plush toys for the first 250 children ages 12 and younger. 5:50 p.m. Friday. Free. Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater.

Greyhound Meet & Greet: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will host a Meet & Greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. Stop by to learn about this calm, affectionate breed. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Pet Supermarket, 32560 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. (813) 971-4732.

Model Trains Clinic: Local model train enthusiast Anthony Incantalupo will conduct a free seminar with track layouts and test tracks as well as answer questions about basic wiring, train maintenance and layout construction. All ages are welcome. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3002.

Breakfast with Santa: Children in grades 5 or younger can have a pancake breakfast with Santa while enjoying free gifts and comedy skits by Santa's mischievous elves. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Free, but tickets are required and available online at kirkkids.com. Kirk of Dunedin Community Church, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 733-9305.

Breakfast with Santa in Dunedin: Join Santa for a pancake breakfast with arts and crafts before telling him how good you were this year. 9 a.m. Saturday. $6 advance, $10 at the door. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530.

Tricky Tray: The charity auction includes a hot and cold buffet, cash bar, two raffle tickets and door prizes. Benefits the Tampa Bay Cat Alliance. Noon Saturday. Admission $18.50. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. (727) 857-4150.

Music

Janelle Sadler and Friends: Back from Los Angeles, this homebred Florida vocalist is hosting a night of funk, jazz and rock. 8 p.m. today. Free; food and drink available. Capitol Beer House, 422 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 449-1900.

Holiday Lights

Lights of Lake Park: Neighborhoods of Lake Park Estates decorate their homes and yards with three miles of Christmas lights and decorations. Voluntary donations for Suncoast Hospice will be collected along the route. 6-9 p.m. today. Free (donations appreciated). Lake Park Estates, Bryan Dairy Road and 108th Terrace N, Largo. (727) 586-4432; lightsoflakepark.com.

 
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