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Musical comedy: Gilbert and Sullivan Players present the lighthearted musical HMS Pinafore today-Sunday, March 13, and March 15-16 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Show times are at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $20, $18. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Orchid show: Tampa Bay Orchid Society will host an orchid show and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bayanihan Arts & Events Center, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. Admission $4. Free parking. Call (727) 772-8535 or visit www.tam

War stories: PT boat veterans and friends are invited to the annual Tampa Bay Bull Session for a morning of reminiscing and camaraderie at 11 a.m. today at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave., Largo. All-you-can-eat buffet at 1 p.m. Cost is $15. Call Alfred Fleischer at (727) 397-7984 or e-mail:

National Quilting Day: Event features demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit

Outdoor movie: See Charlotte's Web at dusk today at Pop Stansell Park, corner of Eighth Street and Florida Avenue in Palm Harbor. Refreshments available. Call (727) 771-6000.

Art outdoors: As part of Dunedin's "Go For Baroque" Early Music Festival, hear live music and see demonstrations in calligraphy, handmade books and fiber arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-5060.

English tea: The Palm Harbor Historical Society will sponsor its ninth annual English tea today at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Creative Artists Guild will present an art show and sale. Cost is $20 with three sitting times. For reservations, call (727)724-3054.

Dunedin history: The Dunedin Historical Society offers "A Tour Through the Ages," a self-guided tour of historic homes, churches and the old Fenway Hotel today. Tickets are $15, $20 day of tour and available at Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. Call (727) 736-1176.

Live music: The Hilton Brothers Band will perform Americana-style music at 8:30 p.m. today at Green Benches & More, 528 S Missouri Ave., Clearwater. Bring your own beverage. Call (727) 442-5319.

Chamber music: The Amernet String Quartet will perform in Craig Park on Spring Bayou at 8 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Tickets are $22, $20 for members and students and available online at or by calling (727) 942-5605.

Blacksmithing: Learn to forge and heat-treat your own hand tool from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Fee charged, prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426 or e-mail:

Book signing: Spend an afternoon with Bess Ciarcia, author of Thinkin', Thinkin', Think at 2 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Pet talk: Jay Campbell, pet professor from the Pinellas Animal Foundation, will talk about pet safety and responsible pet ownership with the help of his beagle, Sophie, at 2 p.m. today at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.

Garage sale: The city of Dunedin will host its annual community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the pavilion area adjacent to the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, with bargains, entertainment and food. Call (727) 812-4533.

Barbershop concert: The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will give its annual concert at 2 and 7 p.m. today at the James B. White Performing Arts Center on the campus of Clearwater Central Catholic High School, 2750 Haines-Bayshore Road, Clearwater. In addition to favorites sung by the Suncoast Chorus, the concert will feature a champion quartet known as My Three Sons and the Ditchfield Family Singers. Tickets are $14 and $20, and 10 percent group discounts are available for purchases of 10 or more tickets. Call (727) 787-0015 to order tickets or for more information.

Free flights for kids: The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 282 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally where young people ages 8 to 17 will have an opportunity to fly with an experienced volunteer pilot today. Flights begin at 9 a.m. at Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. The rally also will include a pancake breakfast with orange juice and coffee. Visit Clearwater's Young Eagles Flight Rally's Web site or call Ed Dolezal at 647-2661.


Evening bingo: Players are invited to try their luck every Sunday evening at the Dunedin/Clearwater Elks Lodge 1525, 1240 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Early bird at 5:30 p.m., regular session at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 733-1005 or (727) 733-3318.

Bird Walk: Learn to identify common birds by sight, behavior and sound on a morning walk from 9-11 a.m. Sunday at the Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Free. Closed-toe shoes are required, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Pre-register by calling (727) 453-6800.

Afternoon bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts. Hot dogs and chips will be sold. Call (727) 216-3859.

Spring antique show: Browse 50 vendors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Antique Alley, 580 N Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Rain date March 16. Parking in designated areas. Call (727) 581-6585.

Jazz concert: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will play its "Swing Into Spring" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Free. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.

Flag ceremony: The Clearwater chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars invites every citizen to "The Massing of the Colors," a free flag pageant at 2 p.m. Sunday at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Phillippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 343-7664.

Opera DVD: Orpheus in the Underworld will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the video center of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 784-9512.

Old world music: Piffaro , an internationally known Renaissance ensemble, will play ancient instruments in a performance of works by late medieval and Renaissance composers at 3 p.m. Sunday at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Donations accepted. Call (727) 446-3001.

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The eighth annual Gem and Mineral Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. The event includes many vendors, jewelry, equipment and tools, collections on display, demonstrations and raffles. Refreshments available. Admission $5, $4 for students with parent or ID card, and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (727) 657-0998 or (727) 345-8994.

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Dazzling displays 03/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:30am]
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