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Exhibit honors 50th anniversary of Clearwater/Nagano, Japan, Sister Cities relationship

Today

Japanese textile arts: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clearwater/Nagano, Japan, Sister Cities relationship, June Colburn exhibits a variety of textile works today through March 27 at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Free and open to the public during regular business hours, weekdays, excluding holidays. Call (727) 562-4250.

Today

Book sale: Find books, collectibles, audiovisuals, home-schooling, children's materials and more starting at 10 cents at the Friends of the Palm Harbor Library book store in the newly renovated library building, 2230 Nebraska Ave., during regular library hours. Donations are needed, receipts for tax purposes are available. Call (727) 784-3332 ext. 3016.

Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features unique foods and goods from a variety of vendors 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 State St. W, next to City Hall through April. Call (813) 749-1260.

Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. featuring farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese, and much more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Get medieval: Marcaster (The Sea Fortress) is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism that meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For details call (727) 393-2679.

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1155.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 www.stpeteforpeace.org.

Thursday

Orchid society: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N, Largo and includes a featured speaker, orchid sale and raffle. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 733-8167.

Dixieland jazz: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will perform 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 22 at Coconut's Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf To Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Admission $5. Call (727) 797-5653.

A three pointer: The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for children ages 10-14 will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Glitz and glamour: Romantic and fun evenings are in store with the music of Rogers and Hammerstein at the production of A Grand Night For Singing Thursday through Jan. 18 at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Show times 8 p.m. weeknights; 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. For tickets call (727) 446-1360.

When radio was king: Take a nostalgic journey down memory lane with Larry Bergnach as he presents radio memorabilia of the 1930s, '40s and '50s at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at The Allegro retirement community, 1755 East Lake Road. The public is invited. Call (727) 943-8878.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double deck pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for members; $4 nonmembers. Call (727) 518-3018.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of April in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue and featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612.

Garden club: The Clearwater Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday at 405 Seminole St. Bill Bilodeau, president of Pinellas Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society, will speak. Call (727) 443-7032.

Sunset Sounds: Geezer and the Time Train Band will perform 7-9 p.m. Friday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Retirement living: Get information about retirement community living at a presentation by Dawn Winder, registered nurse and Community Director of The Allegro at East Lake, at 11 a.m. Friday at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 State Road 580, Clearwater. Program features covered dish luncheon. Call (727) 796-8090.

Colonial history: The Berkeley Plantation Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century will meet at noon Friday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Women interested in historical colonial research and are lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the original colonies are invited to attend. Call (727) 531-2100.

Exhibit honors 50th anniversary of Clearwater/Nagano, Japan, Sister Cities relationship 01/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 4:46pm]
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