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Where to go for community activities in North Pinellas

Willow LaMonte plucks a yellowing leave from one of the many medicinal plants she grows behind her Valrico home.  In the space the size of an average back yard, she grows almost 200 varieties of plants. She sells many items at several local produce markets under her business, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, which she started several years ago. LaMonte learned about organic gardening from her mother.

MARTHA RIAL | Times (2008)

Willow LaMonte plucks a yellowing leave from one of the many medicinal plants she grows behind her Valrico home. In the space the size of an average back yard, she grows almost 200 varieties of plants. She sells many items at several local produce markets under her business, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, which she started several years ago. LaMonte learned about organic gardening from her mother.

Today

The Florida Herb Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Guest speaker Willow LaMonte will discuss herbal organic gardening. Refreshments and herbal swaps from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call (727) 365-8574.

Today

Calling all writers: The Palm Harbor Writer's Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Bring a sample of your writing to share. Call (727) 771-6000.

Free critique: Artists are invited to bring in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings for a free critique at 10 a.m. at Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566.

Fashion fundraiser: The Largo Woman's Club will host its annual luncheon and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. Tickets $15. Call (727) 585-5648 or (727) 581-3137.

Spaghetti dinner: The Presbyterian Church on the Bayou will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at 409 Whitcomb Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Call (727) 938-8032 or (727) 937-3795.

Wednesday

Be a mentor: Adults Mentoring Children will host its annual "Share the Love" social 5-7 p.m. at Gulf Coast Community Care, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Bring a friend and learn about mentoring. RSVP to Bev at (727) 479-1841.

Hadassah to meet: The Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1325 S Belcher Road, Clearwater, with guest speaker Rabbi Danielle Upbin. The public is invited. Call (727) 530-9634.

Interested in coins?: Largo Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. at Largo Public Library, Room C, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 688-9871.

Sharing a legacy: The Oaks of Clearwater will host "Treasured Memories" with Ruth Zamrin at 10:30 a.m. at 420 Bay Ave., Clearwater. Open to the community, this event encourages participants to create, write and compile stories from their past. Call (727) 445-4077.

Reptile club: Take part in a reptile auction during the Suncoast Herpetological Society meeting at 7 p.m. today at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 942-6700 or visit www.kingsnake.com/suncoastherpsociety.

Inspiring program: The Breakfast Club presents former Lawrence Welk singer Tom Netherton 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army Worship Center, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. $10 ticket donation includes 9 a.m. breakfast. Call (727) 530-9889.

Culinary world tour: "From the Cook's Shelf" cookbook club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Canada is this month's featured country. Call (727) 943-4922.

Garden club to meet: Bay Bouquet Garden Club will gather at 9:30 a.m. for social time, general meeting and the program "Creativity Galore," with designs by Glenda Dawson at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Guests are welcome. Call (727) 734-2058.

Musical journey: Take a crash course in music reading with Dan Fox, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 22 at Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. $50 for 10-week course, family discount $25. Call (727) 937-0686 or visit tarponarts.com.

Afternoon bingo: Doors open 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon Wednesdays at Cretan Cultural Center, 1821 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.-2 p.m. every Wednesday along the 500 block of Cleveland St. between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues features items including farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey and cheese. 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

Baby shower: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City will host a dinner meeting 6-7:30 p.m. at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, where items will be collected to support the mothers and new babies of Kimberly Home. Dinner $13. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549 or visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

Grand opening: Stop Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT) will open its first spay/neuter clinic Thursday (Feb. 19) at 4403 62nd Ave., Pinellas Park with 6 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and 6:30 p.m. ribbon cutting, silent auction, raffles and goodie bags. The event is free and open to the public. Call (727) 545-3463.

Leading Ladies club: The Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Windows on the Green room at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway., Oldsmar with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Bittiker. Cost is $25 per person. Guests are welcome. RSVP required by e-mailing catstark@msn.com. Call (727) 596-3491.

Mardi Gras fun: Palm Harbor Newcomers Club invites new and longtime residents to a luncheon meeting/Mardi Gras celebration and mask contest at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Pkwy., Oldsmar. Cost is $18. Call Jacquie at (727) 729-4183 or visit palmharbornewcomersclub.com.

Meet fellow Brits: The British Commonwealth Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. New members and guests welcome. Annual dues $25. Call (727) 939-0362, (727) 379-0759 or (813) 453-5581.

Abilities fundraiser: The third annual Abilities Guild "Mardi Gras and All That Jazz" event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Bon Appetit, 150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, with dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. Costumes optional but suggested. $65 per person. RSVP at (727) 584-5874.

Sea-Blues: The third annual Sea-Blues Festival, featuring blues musicians and Gulf Coast cuisine, takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. Clearwater. Admission is free and gates open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. For details call (727) 562-4700 or visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April 2009 in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers and fresh seafood, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main St. in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Learn about law: The Clearwater Bar Association will host "People's Law School," a weekly series on legal topics, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. Sessions are free; no registration required. For a complete class schedule, call (727) 461-4869 or visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Where to go for community activities in North Pinellas 02/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, February 16, 2009 8:20pm]

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