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Annual Festival of Trees is today in Largo

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"Purrfect" gifts: Select goodies for your four-legged friends and drop off some much-needed donations for the SPCA's adoptable pets at the Holiday Pet Present Sale. The event is in the new Edward D. Foreman Adoption Center and Pet Boutique every weekend after Thanksgiving through December at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. For details, visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.

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Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park at 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, the James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. It also has a 5-mile water trail, shown above, which starts at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve and ends at Lake Seminole Park. Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

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Festival of Trees: The 24th annual Festival of Trees, an event featuring more than 125 lavishly decorated trees, entertainment, gifts, raffles, visits with Santa and more, is from noon to 5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3 to 16, and free for children 2 and younger. Proceeds benefit the UPARC Foundation. Call (727) 712-3993 or visit www.treefest.com.

Craft fest: The 18th annual Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Fest, featuring 150 crafters, continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 161 E Tarpon Ave. Free admission. Visit www.artfestival.com.

Photos with Santa: Bring pets, kids and the entire family for pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tropical Cafe, 501 Main St., Dunedin. One pose with two prints: $9. Three poses with six prints: $17. Call (727) 733-1381 or visit www.suncoast animalleague.org.

Art on display: Enjoy refreshments, browse unique art, pottery, jewelry and handmade gift items, and meet the artists of Studio 1212 Art Gallery during its "Holidays Are For Sharing" reception from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566 or visit www.Studio 1212.org.

Closing reception: Artists' Way Cooperative Gallery will host the closing reception for the "Creative Living" exhibit, noon to 4 p.m. at 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater, featuring creative works by Carole Rosefelt and Judy Vienneau. Call (727) 446-1708.

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It's Santa!: Reserve a local appearance by Santa at your home, workplace or party today through Dec. 20. Cost is $45 half-hour, $80 hour. Prepayment required. Call Kinsit with Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department at (727) 518-3016.

Meet the author: The Clearwater Audubon Society presents Florida writer, naturalist and activist Susan Cerulean at 7:30 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call (727) 462-6024.

Book sale: The Friends of the East Lake Library will host a Holiday Half Price Book Sale during regular library hours throughout the month of December at East Lake Public Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Call (727) 773-2665.

Free admission: During December, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Fine Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, will grant free admission to the museum in exchange for two canned or dry foods. The museum will give all donations to the Shepherd's Center food pantry. Call (727) 712-5762.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.sun coastchorus.com.

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Free movies: See the movies Wall-E on Tuesday and Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage on Dec. 16 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Both films begin at 1 p.m. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Say cheese: Instructor Bill Smith will present a digital photography and editing seminar at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. To register call (727) 943-4922.

Annual Festival of Trees is today in Largo 11/29/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:33am]
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