Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do

Events

Palm Harbor First Friday Food Trucks: Food trucks, including PAO, Keep N It Reel, the Dude and His Food, American Wiener and others, offer an array of tasty choices, plus there's music. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Free (food/drink additional). Downtown Palm Harbor, 1190 Georgia Ave. (813) 444-8110; tampabayfoodtruckrally.com.

Plumb House Museum Tours: Take a tour of the historic Plumb House Museum, a two-story, cracker-style wood house (circa 1896) showcasing a variety of antiques and vintage items including uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday. Free; donations welcome. Plumb House Museum, 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 399-1412.

Wine/beer/spirits

Live Music and Wine Tasting: New selections will be featured at a wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, with wine bar specials all evening. Live music by Rob from 7-10 p.m. No reservations required. Free; food and drinks available for purchase. International Cellar, 3689 Tampa Road, Suite, No. 304, Oldsmar. (813) 855-8099; internationalcellar.com.

Summer Beer Olympics: Teams compete for prizes in corn hole, flip cup, beer pong and other beer-worthy contests while enjoying brews from Dunedin Brewery, House of Beer, Rosie's Tavern and others. Proceeds benefit Dunedin Rotary Club charities. Rain or shine. Register at the tent at 349 Main St. by 6 p.m. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands: $20 advance, $25 day of event. Includes five drinks. Downtown Dunedin along Main Street. (727) 238-7384; dunedinwaterside.com/ ai1ec_event/summer-beer- olympics-2013-2.

Theater

The Boys in the Band: This drama shows what life was like for homosexuals during the 1960s. Written by Mart Crowley, the play opened off-Broadway in 1968 where it ran for more than 1,000 performances. For mature audiences; contains strong language. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $16. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; WCPlayers.org.

Bob Lawson's Mind Games: Mind reading by the mentalist who has performed in Las Vegas and at Busch Gardens, Six Flags and aboard cruise ships. 8 p.m. Saturday. $15. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Food/ cooking

Greek Cooking Classes: Maria Pantelis will prepare cuisine of the Greek islands: stuffed peppers (with and without meat) and Greek salad. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Call to register; space is limited. Advance tickets are highly recommended. $20 per class, $18 for members and students (includes all materials). Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Pets

Cat Behavior Seminar: Join feline veterinarian and behavior specialist Dr. Sherry Zenor for secrets on how to transform cats and their owners. 11 a.m. Saturday. $10. Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. (727) 797-7722; humanesociety ofpinellas.org.

Beyond Massage: Enjoy a unique communication experience with your dog that includes massage techniques. Also learn how aromatherapy and flower remedies can reduce stress in a fearful pooch. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. $10. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591; spcatampabay.org.

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