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Weekend entertainment abounds in North Pinellas


Musical comedy: Eight O'Clock Theater presents Forever Plaid at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances include the classics Three Coins in a Fountain, Sixteen Tons, Chain Gang and Heart & Soul. Also at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $30 VIP; $27 advance; $30 day of show; $23 group; and $25 seniors (60-plus). Call (727) 587-6793 or visit

Sunset Sounds: Rebekah Pulley is this month's featured performer at Sunset Sounds, a free music series from 7-9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Bring seating. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014. Visit

Got talent? Auditions for the Adult and Senior Fall Talent Show will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. today and Oct. 16 at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Show is Nov. 5. Fifteen performers will be selected by a panel of judges. Call (727) 518-3131.

Dunedin art, talk: Rollins College studio art professor Rachel Simmons brings her multimedia "Wonders of the Sea" exhibition to the area and will give a free lecture and slide presentation titled "Antarctica: Making Art From Ice" at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Two workshops for children and adults are planned Saturday. For details, call (727) 298-3322.

Warmhearted spoof: West Coast Players will present the musical revue Ain't Retirement Grand at 8 p.m. at West Coast Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Also at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Theater is in the Clearwater Commerce Center behind Clearwater Toyota. Follow the access road at Drew Street to the stop sign and turn right into the first group of units. All tickets $15. For reservations, call (727) 437-2363.

Oktoberfest: The Suncoast Animal League will host the Safety Harbor Oktoberfest from 4-10 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Also from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy German food, beer, live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, and the "Running of the Wieners." All proceeds benefit the Suncoast Animal League. Call (727) 786-1330 or visit online:

Largo Fun Fair: St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road in Largo, will present its Fun Fair from 6-11 p.m. Also 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy carnival games, rides, a silent auction, bingo and a flea market. Free admission and parking. Unlimited ride weekend wristband, $55; Sunday-only wristband, $20. Food and game tickets are three for $1. Call (727) 581-4865.


A toast to surfers: A benefit for the Suncoast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Beach Bar on Mandalay, 454 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. Surfing videos, free gear and live music bring awareness of the sport of surfing and the efforts Surfrider makes to keep beaches and waters clean. Petitions against offshore oil drilling will be available for signing. For details, call Flash Gordon at (727) 442-7953, e-mail or visit

Career forum: Several churches are sponsoring the Clearwater Career Forum from 9-11 a.m. in the cafe of the Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road. Also offered same time Oct. 17 and 24. The forum will strengthen self-image, assess personal career skills and provide tools for an effective job search. $20 offering suggested to cover all three sessions. For details call (727) 531-0992.

Weekend entertainment abounds in North Pinellas 10/08/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 8, 2009 1:10pm]
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