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Croc encounters

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Croc encounters: Children ages 6-12 will learn about reptiles in Florida at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Registration required. Call (727) 943-4922.

Hurricane info for kids: Help young children get over fear of storms at a fun, free information session 2-3 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Through computer games, kids will learn how a hurricane forms and how to take control over scary situations with tips designed with them in mind. No registration required. Call (727) 464-5573.

Summertime marketplace: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month through October at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Features fresh produce, cheese, bread, arts and crafts, and Fair Trade items. Live music. Free parking. Call (727) 461-7674.

Florida in song: Take a musical journey through Florida with singer-songwriter Chris Kahl and his stories about the history, folklore and characters of the Sunshine State at 7 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call (727) 298-3080, ext. 230.

Tapestry talk: Marlene Eidelheit, director of the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, will speak on the current state of tapestry conservation at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the fine arts auditorium of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $15, $10 for museum member. Call (727) 712-5762.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit stpeteforpeace.org.

Thursday

Circus fun: Children 4 and older will enjoy the Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus at 11 a.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, in Craig Park on Spring Bayou. Call (727) 943-4922.

Film classics: Reacquaint yourself with an old-time film favorite as part of Silver Screen Classics: A History of the Movies noon-3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Refreshments will be sold. For movie listing, call (727) 518) 3131.

Friday

Local talent: Old Palm Harbor Main Street presents the third in a series of art exhibits showcasing six local artists 6-8 p.m. at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. In addition to the evening's Best in Show award, there will be a silent auction featuring one selection of work from each exhibiting artist. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Call (727) 787-4700.

Fish dinner: Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches for $6 with $1 sides of coleslaw, potato salad or baked beans 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Proceeds benefit KOC children's charities. Call (727) 216-3859.

Saturday

Crafty weekend: Find pottery, photography, glasswork, woodwork and more at the sixth annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival presented by American Craft Endeavors 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundayon Main St., Dunedin. Free admission. Visit www.ArtFestival.com.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Dinner and music: 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured for $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

55 Alive: Mature driving classes for drivers over 50 are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. Cost is $10. For details call (888) 227-7669.

Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times call (727) 447-9204.

Croc encounters 06/24/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:23pm]
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