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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.