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Things to do in Pinellas County for Dec. 19

Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater.

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Winter Wonderland in downtown Clearwater.

Today

Winter Wonderland: Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with decorated real pine trees, live entertainment daily, visits with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and more. Benefits area needy children. 4-9 p.m. Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated). Downtown Clearwater, Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. (727) 442-2099; www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org/winterwonderland.html.

Today

Cross Roads Farmers Market: Fresh produce, seafood and other vendors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cross Roads Market Location, Curlew Road and Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 784-9690.

Tarpon Springs Farmers Market: Live music and fresh produce, including prepared foods, gourmet baked goods, greenery, seafood and hand-crafted goods. Presented by Downtown Turnaround, Inc. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Municipal Parking Lot, Corner of Tarpon Avenue and Alt. 19 (Pinellas Avenue), Tarpon Springs. (727) 938-0078.

Holiday Decorations in Heritage Village: See the historic homes decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, ranging from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed for the holidays Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, but donations are welcome. Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. (727) 582-2123; www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Justin Bieber Tour Dancer Experience: Dancers from Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 Tour will teach and inspire youth and young adults before they hit the stage with the star. Dancers will instruct hip-hop dance classes and share tips on how to become part of a professional dance group. Classes run from 11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (kids and advanced) and 1-2 p.m. (intermediate and advanced). Walk-ups are not allowed, so pre-registration is required. $25 one class, $40 two classes. Studio Dance Company, 2440 State Road 580, Suite 8, Clearwater. (727) 724-5999.

Heart and Soul Cinema: Film series in which a short introduction precedes the film and discussion follows. This month's featured film is the 2007 romantic drama Evening, starring Claire Danes, Toni Collette and Vanessa Redgrave, based on the novel by Susan Minot. 1:30 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525.

Bay Area Singles Christmas Party: Enjoy a buffet dinner, comedy with Larry G and ventriloquist Mark James, and an evening of dancing. Call for reservations. 4:30 p.m. $15 advance; $17 day of show. American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. (727) 787-7768.

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Stroll through a garden of tropical plants glowing with more than 500,000 twinkling lights. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Daily. $2 suggested donation, 11 and younger free. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100; www.flbg.org.

How the Other Half Loves: Farce by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn takes a sly look into the lives of three couples. 6 p.m. Buffet and show, $29.90 plus tax. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 446-5898; earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Monday

Magic with Cesar Domico: Cesar Domico will present an entertaining comedy magic show for the whole family. All ages welcome. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; www.magicdomico.com.

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

Work Out While Kids Play: Parents can choose from Just Pump or Zumba while children have fun at one of Highland's youth classes. 5:45 p.m. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Genealogy Assistance: The Tarpon Springs Library genealogy research group offers a casual exchange of genealogy research methods with a focus on online databases. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops. 6:30 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-4922.

Singing is Life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires men's barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites all male singers. 6:45-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052; crystalaires.com.

Chorale Seeks Members: The International Chorale of Dunedin welcomes new members, especially tenors and basses. The group performs locally from September to April. 7 p.m. Holy Apostles Church, 1605 Pinehurst St., Dunedin. (727) 789-0256.

Dixieland Dancing: Cut a rug to the live Dixieland jazz sounds of the Bayside Banjo Band. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. (727) 442-5293.

Tuesday

Movie Night in Tarpon Springs: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department presents new-release movies twice a month. The movie shown will be Eat, Pray, Love. 1 p.m. Free. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Writers and Authors Group Meeting: The Writers and Authors Group meets for lunch every third Tuesday of the month. This group of avid writers read their work for review, help with finding publishers and agents, give writing exercises with member critiques and share encouragement and fellowship. 1 p.m. Tiffany's Restaurant, 35000 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 785-9530.

Upper Pinellas Singles Group: Singles 50 and older get together every Tuesday night for a catered dinner and entertainment. Please use church's rear entrance. 6-8 p.m. $7. First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 421 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 736-4623.

Wednesday

Clearwater Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, flowers and plants. Free two-hour parking at Garden Avenue Garage with ticket validation (see market manager). 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. (727) 461-7674.

Wimpy Kid Party: Children ages 8-12 are invited to celebrate the wimpy kids of the world at the party inspired by the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid by author Greg Heffley. Events include wimpy games, wimpy activities and wimpy snacks. Registration required. 2 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.

Nature Detectives: All ages are welcome to explore Florida's natural environment and participate in fun and educational nature activities. 3:30 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial Park (Oldsmar), 250 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1273; www.MyOldsmar.com.

Things to do in Pinellas County for Dec. 19 12/18/10 [Last modified: Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:33pm]
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