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USPTA certified instructor offers tennis clinics for kids, adults

Today

USPTA-certified instructor Rob Delgado will teach beginning to intermediate players proper tennis technique and strategy. Classes will be held at 9 a.m. (ages 8 to 14) and 10 a.m. (ages 15 to adult). $5; recreation card holders free. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Today

Safety Harbor Summertime Market : Produce, flowers, foods, arts and crafts, eco-friendly products and much more. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free (items individually priced). John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 461-7674.

Skyway Cat Club Cat Show: About 125 cats in six rings each day with 12 judges from across the United States. You'll see cats of all breeds, including Bengals, shorthair breeds, longhair breeds, Sphynx, household pets and adoptable cats competing. Area rescue groups will have cats for adoption. Learn how to save your cat in an emergency situation. Vendors will sell everything related to cat care and cat-themed gifts. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. $6, $3 children, 5 and younger no fee. Boys and Girls Club (Pinellas Park), 7790 61st St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 867-7328.

Indoor Fresh Market: The air-conditioned mall corridors house a market with produce, prepared foods, multicultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people-watching. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday. Free (items individually priced). Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Sponsor: Scott. (727) 776-7261.

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve: Get up close to the environment in this 7-mile guided nature hike. See how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Wear close-toed shoes; bring water and a hat. Best for ages 6 and up. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free but registration is required. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreek preserve.org.

Benefit Car and Truck Show: The Clearwater High School Band presents the Benefit Car and Truck Show with 15 "Best of Show" awards for vehicles manufactured between 1900 and 1960; 1961 to 1990; and 1991 to the present. Fifteen "Overall Best of Show" awards will also be presented. Registration will be 9 to 11 a.m.; show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration $25; spectators free. Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 547-8082.

Book Signing: Patti Chiappa of Covington, Ga., will sign copies of her Christian fiction novel, Sara's Journey. 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. Serenity Now Books & Gifts, 3269 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. Toll-free 1-888-361-9473.

Spiders: Eight Legged Wonders: An afternoon of spider tales and myth busting. Then, meet live spiders and learn what they eat, where they live and how they work. All ages welcome. 1 to 2 p.m. Free (registration required). Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreek preserve.org.

Fall Into Books: At this free back-to-school event for families, test your wits against Aaron Elkins from Mildred Helms, Karen Carver from Fuguitt Elementary and Tammy Winkler from the Largo Public Library in the Media Specialist/Librarian SmackDown Trivia Brawl. Demonstrations will be available on accessing Pinellas County school databases from home or the library and techniques for bringing reading alive to your children. Event includes face painting and a children's used book sale. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6715; largo.com/department/index.php?fDD=11-0.

Fired Up For The Cure: Team "Firefighters for Hooters" is trying to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. They've come up with this fun event featuring an antique fire engine show, fire safety and breast cancer awareness information booths, meet the Hooters Calendar Girls and the Hottest Heroes Calendar Firefighters, Pipes and Drums shows, children's fire drill demos, grab bags, dunk tank and an auction. Live music by area bands includes the Greg Billings Band, Pitbull Toddler and Mark Monaghan. 4-10 p.m. Free (donations appreciated). Hooters (Original Clearwater Store), 2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 365-6386; www.originalhooters.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Murder on the 19th Hole: Interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by MurderS She Wrote Inc. 6 p.m. $47.50 dinner and show. Grand Hotel Clearwater, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (813) 727-7012; murdersshewrote.com.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Junior Jays Saturday: Junior Jays members will be able to take the field with the D-Jays, announce for an inning, run the bases, and take part in many other promotions! The following giveaways will take place on their respective dates: Free School Pack and Pencil Case! Webkinz Night: It'll be a fun night for the kids as the D-Jays present Webkinz Night, a chance for Junior Jays to raise their own virtual pets! Fight For the Cure Night: The Blue Jays will team up with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness for those who are fighting cancer when they take on the Clearwater Threshers. The players will wear purple jerseys that night in honor or in memory of those who have dealt with cancer. 7 p.m. $6. Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Meat Skin Motel: Hide the hookers, winos and junkies, things are going to get interesting! Staged reading with costumes of a play produced, written and directed by L. D. Donahue. Contains strong language and adult situations. In Clearwater take US 19 to Drew Street toward Best Buy. Turn left at the light, follow the access road to the stop sign. The Theatre is on your right. 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.com.

Sunset Cinema @ Pier 60: The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival organizers have added a Sunset Cinema to their lineup of fun. You can bring your blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on the beach, and concessions will be available. (As always, no alcohol is permitted on the beach.) The shows start around dusk. Insider tip: There are five lots within walking distance, but if you time it right, you can park in Lot 43 across from the Wings store for free after 6 p.m. says a festival organizer. The others will cost you by the hour. Tonight's movie is the ubiquitously titled "Miracle." Will it be the 2004 movie about the U.S. hockey team's miracle on ice? Or perhaps it's the 2010 movie about soccer? Either way, we're sure it's inspiring. 8 p.m. Free. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive , Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060; www.sunsetsatpier60.com.

A Little Off Broadway and A Few Blocks South: Two act, fast-paced musical comedy about show business, from auditions to opening night, with a new twist on backstage life. 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. $18. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Dion with Kenny Vance and the Planotones: Dion was the voice of a generation from the late '50s through '60s, with songs like "A Teenager in Love," he perfectly caught the suffering of young hearts; in the late '60s, his hit "Abraham, Martin and John," became an anthem for that era. He's still got what it takes to capture an audience, and with the neo doo-wop group Kenny Vance and the Planotones, you might just get a taste of that magic time. 8 p.m. $35-$70. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Pretty Paul Parsons: Comedy From the Dark Side: Also appearing, Johnny B, with host Catherine Maloney. 11 p.m. No cover, minimum purchase, $3. Nature's Organic Hookah Lounge, 30137 US 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 786-3099.

Sunday

A Gallery Experience With Hal Stowers: Hal Stowers, artist, landscape architect and environmentalist, together with his wife and creative partner B.J. Stowers, present "Soliloquies to Disappearing Fragilities." The discussion covers the current exhibit, his work as a preservationist and the life-guiding concept he and B.J. created, known as Life Blending. 3 p.m. Free with admission donation. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Summer Film Series: To enhance understanding of modern art, museums and collecting, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a summer film series highlighting the curating, connoisseurship and collecting of art. The large-screen films are shown in the museum's auditorium. This documentary chronicles the adventurous story of a New York City couple's visionary collecting, including their 1992 gift of more than 2,000 works to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Unrated. 3-5 p.m. Free. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762; spcollege.edu/museum.

Monday

Democratic Women's Club Meeting: The Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas will host a lunch meeting followed by a panel discussion of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Panelists will include Sen. Bill Nelson's regional director Shahra Anderson and environmental activist Cathy Harrelson who will share information and take questions and suggestions. The public is welcome to attend. 11:30 a.m. Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Sponsor: Mary Freeman. (727) 581-4630.

Worldwide Stamp Club: Everyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to attend the club's monthly auction and meeting. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Sponsor: Richard. (727) 669-1280.

LiveStrong Exercise for Cancer Survivors: Ongoing gentle exercise class for cancer survivors and those currently in treatment. Mondays. 5-7 p.m. Free admission. YMCA (North Pinellas), 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Bingo: Early bird bingo at 6 p.m.; followed by regular bingo at 7. Smoking allowed outside on covered deck. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. VFW Post 10304, 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. (727) 443-7473.

Genealogy Research Group Meets: The Tarpon Springs Library Genealogy Research group will offer beginners and experienced researchers casual exchange of genealogy research methods, tips and topics for discussion, focusing on the featured onlinref@gmail.com databases Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, both available for free through the library. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops to the meetings. Class meets the third Monday of every month. 6:30-8 p.m. Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-4922.

Singing is Life: The Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony chorus invites all male singers to come and see if this hobby might appeal to you. 6:45-8:45 p.m. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Sponsor: Wes. (727) 784-8052; crystalaires.com.

Starlight Dance: This evening of dance features the live sounds of the Ellis Hale Band. No partner required. 7 p.m. $5. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

USPTA certified instructor offers tennis clinics for kids, adults 08/20/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 20, 2010 8:05pm]
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