Ahmet Sandicki, paper money collector, dealer and owner of Arcade Currency Palace in Tarpon Springs, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Historical Society Depot Museum, 160 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free admission. Call (727) 943-4624.
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The public is invited to the 31st annual Pennsylvania Dutch Picnic at 9 a.m. April 26 in Shelter 5 at Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Dr., Tarpon Springs.
Bring a lunch, beverage, chair and any games or pictures the group would enjoy. A Pennsylvania Dutch dish to share is optional.
Early arrival is encouraged, as the park gates close when Fred Howard beach is full.
RSVP to Dick Mogel at (727) 492-0546 or Cyndi Kowalski at (727) 934-1669.
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Clearwater Kennel Club, a nonprofit organization, is seeking new members interested in learning about dogs through seminars, training sessions and exhibitions.
Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the conference center of the La Quinta Inn, 21338 US 19 N, Clearwater.
For details, call (727) 734-7992.
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Tampa Bay Backgammon Club meets every Thursday at the Macedonian Society Club, 1895 Virginia Ave., Clearwater.
The club will host a double elimination backgammon tournament April 26 at 1 p.m. with prizes for first, second and third places. American Backgammon Tour rules will apply.
Enter early, as participation will be limited to the first 32 entrants.
Entry fee is $10, with optional $5 side pool.
E-mail [email protected], visit www.tampabaybackgammon.com or call (727) 786-9133.
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Members from all over the South will arrive for the Soroptimist International of America's 82nd Southern Region Conference, April 17-20 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave.
Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel has recognized the week of April 13-20 as Soroptimist Southern Region Week and April 19 as Soroptimist Southern Region Day.
Soroptimist International is the world's largest nonprofit, international volunteer service organization for business and professional women working to improve lives by ending poverty and violence against women and girls.
For information on local clubs, visit www.LargoSoroptimists.org.
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Bay Bouquet Garden Club will present the program "Saving Our Earth," facilitated by Pinellas County Environmental Protection Manager Charles Ryburn, at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Sue Tantalo and Diane Miller will be inducted as new members during the meeting. Call (727) 738-1102 or (727) 734-2058.
The club will also be a part of a tree ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at St. Andrews Links Golf Course, 620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin.
Dunedin mayor Bob Hackworth is scheduled to attend.
Following the ceremony, free trees will be given to Dunedin residents by the Dunedin Parks Division.
For details, call (727) 298-3279.
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Cherie Albury has recently been elected the newest member to the board of directors for the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater.
Albury, a talented and award-winning actress, singer, choreographer and costumer will work with other board members to improve and update the 78-year-old playhouse.