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Things to do in Pinellas County for Aug. 29

Today

The Greater Palm Harbor Branch YMCA will host a Youth Triathlon event for participants ages 5 to 15. Packet pick-up will be Saturday at the same location from 3 to 5 p.m. If participants cannot make it on this date, they can still register the morning before or online at iamathlete.com. Athletes should arrive before 7 a.m. Cost is $40; $35 for YMCA members with proof of valid number. 7 a.m. The Greater Palm Harbor Branch YMCA, 1600 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 787-9622 ; suncoastymca.org/palmharbor-youth.htm?id=l.

Today

Indoor Fresh Market: The air conditioned mall corridors house a market with fresh 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. Free (items individually priced). Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Sponsor: Scott. (727) 776-7261.

I Like It Hot Festival: The 10th annual I Like It Hot Festival and BBQ will feature hot and fiery foods and sauces to sample and purchase, a pepper eating contest, and amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions. Free parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 423-8433; ILikeItHotFestival.com.

Wedding Tasting: Brides and one guest can check out what the Marriott has to offer them for their weddings and receptions. Event includes champagne toast, cuisine tastings, fashion show by Athenas Bridal Boutique, music and dancing. 12-3 p.m. Free (bride and one guest). Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 456-1348.

A Little Off Broadway and A Few Blocks South: Two-act, fast-paced musical comedy about show business, from auditions to opening night, with a new twist on backstage life. 2 p.m. $18. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

SPC Faculty Art Exhibit Reception: Full-time and adjunct faculty from the Clearwater and Tarpon Springs campuses represented in the SPC exhibition, which includes paintings, photographs, ceramics and mixed media pieces, will introduce visitors and students to their works on view in the South Gallery. 3-6 p.m. Free with museum admission. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Rockabilly's For The Birds: This 21-and-older event features a classic/vintage car show, a concert featuring Rockabilly by 6 Volt Rodeo, The Taints and The Cadillac Bombers, contests for best tattoo and hottest pin-up girl, raffle and a vendors market. Benefits the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. 4 p.m. $10. Blur, 325 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 210-2783; myspace.com/blurdunedin.

Freedom Days Celebration: Belleair Towers retirement community invites the public to a live concert by Michael Jayne and a chef-prepared dinner. Call to RSVP. 4-7 p.m. Free. Belleair Towers, 1100 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 581-6540.

Monday

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

Bingo: Early bird bingo at 6 p.m., followed by regular bingo at 7. Smoking allowed outside on 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 all 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; crystalaires.com.

Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors: Needed are 10 cast members, both men and women, and a puppeteer for the role of Audrey II. Actors are needed who can sing 1950s style music and dance. Come prepared with a song and sheet music. Wear clothing appropriate for dance auditions. Production dates are Nov. 6-14. 7 p.m. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-0686; ci.tarpon-springs.fl.us/tourism/heritage.htm.

East Coast Swing Dance: You, too, can dance, and we will show you how! Join us for a night of East Coast Swing Dance to the music of the 1940s and '50s. The evening begins with a group lesson followed by the social dance. All ages welcomed and no partner is required. 7 p.m. $7 per person. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Tuesday

SPOT Pet Festival & Adoptathon: Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is teaming up with a few local rescue groups for an adoptathon featuring a special $10 vaccine clinic, raffles, goodie bags and more! 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. SPOT Spay and Neuter Clinic, 4403 62nd Ave., Pinellas Park. (727) 329-8657; SPOTusa.org.

Tai Chi: Learn at a relaxed pace. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9:30-11 a.m. $3 with ID card; $4 without. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Singles Meeting: The Upper Pinellas Singles, a group of active seniors 50-plus, meet weekly for dinner, a program and socializing. 6 p.m. $7 per person. First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 449 Wood St., Dunedin. (727) 736-4623.

Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club: The group meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd. (Alt. 19), Dunedin. Call Karen (727) 455-0454.

Things to do in Pinellas County for Aug. 29 08/28/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:56pm]
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