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Today

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium continues its free speaker series with "All About Sea Turtles" from 6-8 p.m. at 249 Windward Passage and includes snacks, several guest speakers and a question and answer session. For information, call (727) 686-4827.

Today

History of the Panama Canal: Gerry DeTore from the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole will be the guest speaker at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Kiwanis of Springtime City at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. The public is welcome to attend. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549. Visit orgsites.com/fl/springtime city/ and panamacanalmuseum.org.

Award-winning drama: The Showcase Repertory Company presents the play Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Public Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., and at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. $10 suggested donation at the door. Adult themes, not recommended for children. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 306.

Holiday book sale: The Friends of the Library will host a three-day book sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 139 E Lemon St. Free face painting for kids 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 943-4922.

Classic musical: Countryside High Drama and Thespian Troupe 900 will present West Side Story at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Friday. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Call Kim Florio at (727) 725-7956, ext. 2063.

British Society to meet: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Refreshments will be served. New members and guests welcome. Call Wenda at (727) 939-0362 or Pearl at (813) 401-5711.

Local author to speak: Friends of the Oldsmar Library will meet at 7 p.m. at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, with guest speaker Philip Tropea, author of Marco. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Call (813) 749-1178.

Thanksgiving on a Thursday: Children will re-create Jack and Annie's adventures from the Magic Tree House and travel back to the first Thanksgiving with the pilgrims at 4:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Registration required at the children's desk. Call (727) 587-6715.

Plumb House Museum: 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 Thursdays 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.

Friday

Fast-paced comedy: West Coast Players present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. To reach the theater, take U.S. 19 to Drew Street, turn east toward Best Buy, then left at the light at Best Buy onto the access road. Follow the access road to the stop sign and turn right into the first group of units. $18 general admission, $15 seniors/students/military. Call (727) 437-2363.

'Jazz in the Stacks': The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will play a concert titled "Our Salute to Veterans" at 3 p.m. in the community room of the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Three days of jazz: The 19th annual Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Clearwater. Hear 20 bands and special guests play music spanning the early days of New Orleans and Chicago jazz through the swing era. For information and tickets, call (727) 536-0064. Visit jazzclassic.net.

Jackson Browne: The singer/songwriter will bring his solo acoustic tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $64.50, $54.50, $49.50 and $39.50, available at the box office by calling (727) 791-7400 or visit rutheckerdhall.com.

Lads and lassies invited: The 11th annual Dunedin Celtic Festival is from noon to 9:30 p.m. at Highlander Park, Michigan Boulevard and Pinehurst Road, with Celtic craft vendors, food and drink. Musical entertainment features Seven Nations, Poor Angus, Lucid Druid, the City of Dunedin Pipe Band and more. Free admission. Parking $10. Call (727) 733-3197 or visit dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Back2Back: Mark Anthony and Rus Anderson perform a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $36 VIP, $32 advance, $36 day of show, $30 senior. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

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

Musical evening: Head to downtown Safety Harbor for the third Friday Music Series, a free street festival 6-10 p.m. at the John Wilson Park gazebo and at local venues throughout town. This month showcases the bluegrass band Pickford Sundries. Call (727) 724-1572 or e-mail karmitage@cityofsafetyharbor.com.

Twice a week bingo: Open to the public, games start at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Prizes and jackpots awarded. Call (727) 733-5153.

Art demonstration: The Largo Art Association will host a free art demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Suzanne Natzke will demonstrate her technique for watercolor underpainting. Call (727) 518-3131.

Hilarious farce: The Leadership Conservatory for the Arts at Tarpon Springs High will present See How They Run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Tarpon Springs High, Room 801, 1411 Gulf Road. Tickets $5. Call (727) 943-4900, ext. 177.

Friday bingo: VFW Post 2550 hosts bingo games every Friday at 360 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; games begin at noon. Lunch will be available. Call (727) 733-6107.

Saturday

Get more accomplished: The Eastlake Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. Tom Kearns of the Kearns Group will discuss how to improve organization and get more done during the business day. Call Roger Johnson at (727) 781-5555.

Christmas fair: The Council of Catholic Women will offer Christmas crafts, home-baked goods, crocheted and knitted items, a children's corner and more 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Clearwater. Bloodmobile will be on site both days to accept donations. Call (727) 443-5485.

Magical masked ball: Attend the first La Bella Luna Masquerade Magical Masked Ball and Magnificent Luck of the Draw Auction benefiting Community Pride Child Care 8 p.m.-midnight at the Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen Booth Road, Suite B, Clearwater. Hosted by Margaret Wood Burnside and Aaron Fodiman, the evening features hors d'oeuvres, specialty coffees, musical entertainment, dancing, a magic show, glass blowing, a live auction and more. Tickets $55 per person, $100 per couple. Call Dawn LaCross at (727) 512-4801.

Seventh annual Bike Fest and Toys For Tots Ride: registration from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Causeway Plaza, Alt. 19 and Curlew Road, Dunedin. Cost is $5 plus a toy, or $10. For route information, call (727) 787-4700 or visit oldpalmharbormainstreet.net.

Holiday arts and crafts sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 514 Skinner Blvd., Dunedin. Outdoor show features the artwork of Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance members and friends. Call (727) 738-8010 or visit gcaa-fl.org.

Dunedin craft show: The 17th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main St., featuring a unique blend of contemporary original works at affordable prices. Call (954) 592-8500.

Bird walk: Clearwater Audubon Society will host a bird walk along the shores of Old Tampa Bay at 8 a.m. at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Bring binoculars. Call Merle Hubbard at (727) 939-1549.

Fall festival: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Skycrest Methodist Church, 2045 Drew St., Clearwater, offering handmade crafts, floral arrangements, pies, candy and cookies. Lunch available. Sponsored by Skycrest United Methodist Women. Call (727) 446-2218.

Clearwater Garden Club sale: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at 405 Seminole St. Find plants, baked goods, garden whimsy, clothes and more. Call (727) 441-9374 or (727) 443-7032.

Comedienne and storyteller: Laugh along with Suzanne Ruley as she puts the fun in dysfunction through song and story at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $16, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

This to do while out and about in North Pinellas County 11/18/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:04pm]

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