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The Coffee and Conversation Series will focus on pastels as seen through the eyes of a Dunedin Fine Art Center student at noon today at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Free coffee. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit


Medication screenings: Pharmacist screenings of prescription medications will be offered and consumer questions answered at CVS In the Bag Program at 10 a.m. at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 736-1494.

Harvest marketplace: Discover green market favorites, handcrafted indulgences, arts and crafts and music at this family-friendly event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through April 24 in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5015.

Learn about dialysis: Dialysis services provider Davita Inc. will offer a free presentation about kidney disease and dialysis from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. To register, call Kathie at (727) 738-4425.

Toe-tapping music: The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society presents Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Coconut's Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Admission is $5. Call (727) 724-3379.

Safety Harbor farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 24 at John Wilson Park Gazebo at Main Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Safety Harbor. Fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.


Writers wanted: Serious writers interested in having their work published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 947-4072.

Three-day sale: St. Patrick Catholic School will host a spring flea market inside the parish center, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday is "sneak peek" night with a $5 entry fee; free admission 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 581-4865.

Family fun: Share your favorite dish at a pot luck dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel of Palm Harbor, 32676 U.S. 19 N. Cost is a $5 donation per person. Free for children 5 and younger. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society's Palm Harbor/Tarpon Springs Relay For Life event May 2 and 3. Visit or call Jane at (727) 430-0287.

Talent galore: Singers, dancers and more will perform at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's 20th annual talent show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Admission is $5. For tickets, call (727) 942-5628.

Free concert: God's Country will perform uplifting music in a rock 'n' roll style from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ulmer Park, between Seminole Blvd. and Clearwater-Largo Road. Free. Call (727) 587-6700.

Fishing tournament: The Rotary Club of Clearwater will host its 16th annual Kingfish Tournament Saturday at the Clearwater Yacht Club, 830 South Bayway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Mandatory captain's meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater featuring music, food, attractions and a silent auction. For details on prizes, entry forms and schedule visit


Reach for the Stars: A fundraising event to benefit Suncoast Waldorf School students featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Firehouse Gallery, 818 Highland Ave., Dunedin. Tickets available at the door for $15 include a door prize drawing and one complimentary beverage. Call (727) 688-5241.

Scottish festival: All things Celtic will be highlighted at the 42nd annual Highland Games & Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Dunedin's Highlander Park, 1141 Michigan Blvd. and includes Highland dancing, amateur heavy athletics, bagpipe and drum competitions, Scottish arts and crafts, food, drink and live entertainment. Admission is $10 admission, free for children 11 and younger with a paying adult. Free parking. Visit

Charity ball: Palm Harbor Fire Rescue presents the "Chariots of Fire" Fireman's Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Leepa-Rattner Museum, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, featuring a silent auction, private museum tours, dancing, dinner and beverages. Black tie optional. Cost is $60 per person. All proceeds benefit the construction of Education Fire Station. For tickets, call Palm Harbor Fire Rescue at (727) 683-1665 or visit

Fine art show: 225 artists from around the country will show their best work at the 34th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Craig Park on Spring Bayou, Tarpon Springs, with live entertainment, food and drink. Admission is $2, free for 16 and younger. No coolers or pets. Call (727) 937-6109.

Fireside concert: Music featuring the True Heart Drum with local American Indian performers, powwow-style dancing, traditional Cherokee storytelling and more from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Cost $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 ages 3-12, free 2 years and younger. Regalia and percussion instruments welcome. Refreshments provided. Concert is held indoors during inclement weather. Call (727) 462-6024.

Art offering: The Creative Artists Guild of Dunedin will present an art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Belleair Landing, 1465 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 781-6859 or visit

Money smart: A financial literacy program will be available to teens 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Avenue. The program features information on banking, loans and credit and will include incentives, giveaways, games and a free meal. Call Paula Godfrey at (727) 441-8408.

Non-stop laughter: The comedy Southern Fried Chicks explores the journey of three women down the same road at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $32 VIP, $29 in advance, $25 for seniors 60 and older, and $15 for students 18 and under. Call (727) 587-6793.

Back in the swim: The Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Avenue, Largo, reopens its doors to the public 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Family discount prices will apply. Now taking event reservations. Seven-day operating hours begin June 9. Call (727) 518-3018.

Multicultural exchange: The World Circle Language Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. For details, call (727) 787-3344.

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Artist's perspective 04/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:26am]
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