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Things to do in Pinellas, from farmers markets to writing workshops

Today

The market is 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Today

Brits to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17828 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 939-0362 or (813) 401-5711.

Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. This week's class covers mortgages and casualty loss in the Teaching Auditorium. Free. All are welcome, no registration required. For directions visit spcollege.edu.

UPARC fundraiser: The seventh annual Open Your Heart for UPARC fashion show and lunch begins at 10 a.m. at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Tickets $70. Call (727) 797-8712.

Black History Month program: Clearwater High School presents its third annual Black History Month program at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium at 540 S Hercules Ave. A musical and historical tribute will highlight stepping, singing, poetry, mime and dance. Free. Call (727) 298-1620.

Family friendly comedy: Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Harvey, the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary friend, at 8 p.m. today through Feb. 28, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays, at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $20 adults, $10 students with current ID. For reservations call (727) 446-1360.

Lunchtime concert: Blues musician Mike Imbasciani, 13, will perform at the Sea-Blues Lunchtime Kickoff Concert noon-1:30 p.m. at Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free. Visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com or call (727) 562-4700.

Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.

Plumb House Museum: The Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, featuring a variety of antiques and vintage items such as uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team, 8:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of every month. The two-story, cracker-style wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

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.

Rotary club to meet: The Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise will meet at 7:30 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway. Guest speaker will be Diana Lugo of Religious Community Service's Grace House. Breakfast $15. To attend call (727) 781-5555.

Tony-award winner: A Chorus Line will take the stage at 8 p.m. today and 2 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $70, $60, $50. Visit rutheckerdhall.com or call (727) 791-7400.

Friday

Three days of blues: The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, bringing together blues and seafood. Free admission; reserved seats are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. For information call (727) 562-4700 or visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com.

Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Fish dinner: The Knights of Columbus offers baked or fried fish dinners with all the trimmings 4-7 p.m. every Friday through April 2 at 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. $8 per person, includes dessert, coffee and tea. Call (727) 365-2582.

Musical classic: The Mikado, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 26 and 27; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 28 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Visit tarponarts.org or call (727) 942-5605.

Jazz in the Stacks: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will play Mardi Gras music at 3 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Pop meets jazz: Saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindy Abair, whose recent album, Stars, combines contemporary jazz and top 40 torch songs, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets $43.50. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Evening fun: Head to downtown Safety Harbor for the 3rd Friday Music Series, a free street festival 6-10 p.m. at the John Wilson Park gazebo and venues throughout town. Each month features a different theme. E-mail karmitage@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call (727) 724-1572.

Saturday

Educational musical: Play 'N Around Theater Company presents Going Green: The Musical, part of the Children and Family Series, at 11 a.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $8 adults, $7 children, $25 family four pack. Call (727) 587-6793.

Caladesi memories: The Clearwater Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Guest speaker Terry Fortner will present "Caladesi Memories," a talk accompanied by projected images of authentic island homestead photos. Call (727) 442-5856.

Dance competition: So You Think You Can Dance competition and show will be 3-6 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Individuals and teams will compete in the categories of tap, hip-hop, ballet, ballroom and jazz/contemporary. Admission is $3. All ages welcome. Visit largocommunitycenter.com.

Writing workshop: Author Kathy Carmichael presents Playing to Your Strengths: Turning Your Talents into Income at 2 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. To reserve a seat call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.

Market in the park: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through April 17 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. At least 36 vendors will offer fresh produce, seafood, honey, all-natural pet treats, hot sauces, crafts and more. Pinellas County Extension will provide educational booths. Call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.

Mutt March: Suncoast Animal League will host its fourth annual Mutt March 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Event includes a pet pledge walk, pup art, breed rescue groups, vendors, pup picnic, doggie fashion show and doggie singing contest. Visit suncoastanimalleague.org or call (727) 786-1330 or .

Social Security workshop: A free educational workshop, Social Security Planning for Boomers: What Everyone Needs to Know, will be presented by J. Henry Livingston, CFP, president, Retirement Resources Advisory, a registered investment advisory firm, at 10 a.m. at the Oldsmar Public Library, 1400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Call (727) 799-0551.

Outdoor craft showcase: The 18th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Free. E-mail infor@artfestival.com or visit artfestival.com or call (954) 472-3755.

Sea-Blues Festival: The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, bringing together blues and seafood. Free admission; reserved seats are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. For information call (727) 562-4700 or visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com.

Meet the authors: Doug Eadie, a writer, speaker and consultant in Oldsmar, and Virginia Jacko, president and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, are co-authors of The Blind Visionary, the true story of how Jacko faced the challenge of blindness. They will appear at a reception and book signing 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Call (813) 814-9274.

Nature walk: Explore the outdoors on a guided nature walk 9-10:30 a.m. at John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1951.

Things to do in Pinellas, from farmers markets to writing workshops 02/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:48pm]

    

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