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Visitors to the Safford House Museum will get to see a Victorian Christmas, with holiday decorations, live music, carolers, refreshments and Santa, today through Sunday.

Photo by Terri Bryce Reeves (2009)

Visitors to the Safford House Museum will get to see a Victorian Christmas, with holiday decorations, live music, carolers, refreshments and Santa, today through Sunday.

Today

Victorian Christmas Tour: Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas at the 1883 Safford House, complete with Victorian holiday decorations, carolers, refreshments, live music and a visit from Santa. Open for ongoing tours and entertainment: today 11 a.m.-3 p.m,, Thursday to Sunday 5:30-8 p.m.; $10, $6 members/children up to age 16. Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-1130; www.tarponarts.org/info_venues_safford.html.

Today

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. Clearwater Farmers Market location, Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. (727) 461-7674.

Holiday Decorations in Heritage Village: 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.

Medicare Seminars: A series of seminars by volunteers from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the Pasco-Pinellas Area Agency on Aging to help folks navigate the complexities of Medicare and understand the changes for the coming year. 2 p.m. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext 224.

Nature Detectives: All ages are welcome to explore Florida's natural environment and participate in fun and educational nature activities. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial Park (Oldsmar), 250 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1273; www.MyOldsmar.com.

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Daily through Jan. 2. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $2 suggested donation, 11 and younger free. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100; www.flbg.org.

Winter Wonderland: Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with decorated real pine trees, live entertainment daily and visits with Santa. Donations of cash, canned food and new unwrapped toys are appreciated. Benefits area needy children. 6-9 p.m. Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated). Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. (727) 442-2099; www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org/winterwonderland.html.

Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill: Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team presents cherished standards and newer seasonal fare along with some of their biggest hits. $30-$85. 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Toll-free 1-800-826-9303; vanwezel.org.

Thursday

Tai Chi for Beginners: Learn basic techniques for strength and relaxation. Register in advance, space is limited. 9-10:30 a.m. $20/month with rec card, $30/month without. Oldsmar Senior Center, 107 State St. W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1155.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, flowers, foods. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 461-7674.

Holiday Decorations in Heritage Village: 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.

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. This portion features the children's book Earl the Squirrel. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free (registration required). Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Bingo at Noon: Lunch is available starting at 11 a.m. for $4 for center members; $5 for nonmembers, which also includes one bingo card. The cards are $1 without lunch purchase. 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000; www.phrec.org.

Coffee and Conversation with Stephen Littlefield: Join a conversation with him and learn about the processes involved in traditional printmaking. Noon. Free. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322; dfac.org.

Genealogy Help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research every Thursday. No appointment is needed. 1-3 p.m. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-5383.

How the Other Half Loves: Farce by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn takes a sly look into the lives of three couples. 1 and 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.

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Seminar: Attendees can jump into a motorcycle simulator to see what it's like to ride a motorcycle in inclement weather and on rough terrain, see motorcycle towing demos and enter to win door prizes and other giveaways. All activities are open to AAA members and nonmembers. Motorcycle riders attending the event will receive 50 percent off a AAA motorcycle membership. 2-5 p.m. Free. AAA Auto Club (Clearwater), 2170 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. (727) 448-2600.

Holiday Tasting: Choose from more than 80 wines and spirits from around the world to sample, plus snacks. At intersection of Coachman Road (SR 580) and U.S. 19. 5-8 p.m. $10. Luekens Liquors, 23025 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 412-8924; www.luekensliquors.com.

Victorian Christmas Tour: 5:30-8 p.m. $10, $6 members/children up to age 16. Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court , Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-1130; www.tarponarts.org/info_venues_safford.html.

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Daily through Jan. 2. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $2 suggested donation, 11 and younger free. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100; www.flbg.org.

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.

Winter Wonderland: 6-9 p.m. Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated). Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. (727) 442-2099; www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org/winterwonderland.html.

Kiwanis Club of Springtime City to Meet: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City meets weekly for dinner and hosts a guest speaker. Sandra Clayton, with the city, will discuss "Healthy Choices for a Healthy Clearwater." The public is welcome. Call for reservations. 6 p.m. Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater. (727) 725-7549; www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Margaret Cho: Mature content. Known for her crass, in-your-face style, Cho is a brilliant, taboo-busting comedian. 8 p.m. $39-$50. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Things to do in Pinellas 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 7:34pm]
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