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Furry, feathered fun: Sesame Street Live presents "When Elmo Grows Up" at 1 and 4:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. General admission $12, $16; premium seats $22; Gold Circle $32. Call (727) 791-7400, or visit www.

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Hispanic Heritage Festival: Concert at noon at Coachman Park, 150 Drew St., Clearwater, featuring Victor Manuelle, XTreme, Tito Nieves and Angel & Khriz. Event also includes activities for children, exhibitors, concessions and more. Advance adult tickets $13; $15 at the gate; children 10 and younger free. No coolers, food or drinks, pets, fireworks, umbrellas, tents or canopies allowed. Call (727) 562-4700 or (727) 562-4550.

Toe-tapping rhythms: The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society Inc. presents "Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music" 1-4 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Largo. $15 guests; $10 members. Call (727) 724-3379.

Sunday bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts with sign in, hot dogs and sloppy joes $1. Chips and drinks available. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call Pat McGehee at (727) 797-3704.

13 Monday

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.

Poets Live!: Read your poetry or listen to others at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor Quiet Reading Room of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.

Heritage Scrapbooking: Learn to create a family heritage scrapbook using photographs, mementos and information about the family's history, culture and traditions at 10 a.m. in the Local History Room of Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.


Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit,

Family fun: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, offers programs, classes and special events for nearly every recreational interest. It features both indoor and outdoor facilities, a gym, a skate park and Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 518-3016.

Have a picnic: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park located 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, 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. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

Briefs: upcoming events, shows, activities 10/11/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:23pm]
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