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Things to do while out and about in North Pinellas County

Today

The Florida Herb Society will host its Herbal Throwdown 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Bring your own herbal delight for judging by local chefs. Visitors encouraged to attend. Call Emily at (727) 365-8574 or e-mail bodyandmind@ymail.com.

Art sites: Accompany the Public Arts Committee on a tour of current and future public art sites in Tarpon Springs. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Reserve a spot by calling (727) 934-9430 or (727) 937-3102.

Author's Showcase: Debby Mayne, author of Peachtree Dreams, will speak about her writing and how to target a reading audience at 6:30 p.m. at East Lake Public Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 773-2665.

Free artist's critique: Studio 1212 invites all artists to bring in an unframed, unfinished painting for a free critique at 10 a.m. at 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566. Visit studio1212.net.

Wednesday

Musical program: Members of East Lake High's chorus program, under the direction of Mr. Knable, will perform at 7 p.m. at East Lake High, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs. Tickets $3. Call (727) 942-5419.

Birdwatching: Bring binoculars and see a wide variety of birds including owls and raptors during an excursion with the Clearwater Audubon Society at 8 a.m. at Honeymoon Island State Park. Meet behind McDonald's at Alt. 19 and Curlew Road, Dunedin. Call (727) 939-1549.

Get medieval: Marcaster (the Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details, call (727) 393-2679.

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1155.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.

Euchre players: Enjoy a fun night out playing the game at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N, Largo. For details call (727) 474-2682.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of April at 100 State St. W, next to city hall. Call (813) 749-1260.

Afternoon bingo: Doors open 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon Wednesdays at St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. All paper games in a smoke-free hall. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Call (727) 518-5238 or (727) 252) 4381.

Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday along the 500 block of Cleveland Street between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues, features items including farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese, and more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free two-hour parking with validation at Garden Avenue garage. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit www. clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Thursday

Citrus festival: The new, four-day event celebrating Palm Harbor's heritage begins with a carnival 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. The carnival and other festivities including orange juice squeezing contests, citrus bake-off, horseshoe pit and equestrian exhibits. The festival continues 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday along Florida and Georgia avenues in downtown historic Palm Harbor. Call (727) 787-4700, (727) 784-4287 or visit Palmharborcitrus festival.com.

Learn about law: The Clearwater Bar Association will host its final seminar of "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics of interest to the public, 7-9 p.m. on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Session is free; no registration required. Call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Rotary fundraiser: The Belleair Rotary Club will host a Wine and Tapas Extravaganza and silent auction at 6 p.m. at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., on Sand Key. It will feature wines from a renowned distributor and food from local restaurants. Tickets $35. Funds raised will benefit Rotary's local and international programs. Call (727) 458-0943.

Leading Ladies luncheon: The Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall will host its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. at Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Ave., Clearwater. Guest speaker will be 9-year old musician Angela Ma performing on violin. Cost is $25. Valet parking available. Call Cathy at (727) 596-4391.

Things to do while out and about in North Pinellas County 04/20/09 [Last modified: Monday, April 20, 2009 6:06pm]
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