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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 the Highland Family Aquatics Center, with the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9. p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 518-3016.

Business info: The Pinellas County Chapter of SCORE presents the program "Ten Steps to Starting Your Own Business" from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. To register, call (727) 943-4922.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen Booth Road. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday 6-10 p.m. $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727)791-8698.

Florida history: Captain Rick Rhodes will present a narrative slide program on the travel and history of Florida's Big Bend River region as well as discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Free. Call (727) 298-3080 ext. 224.

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1195.

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

Wednesday

The Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave., features fresh produce, breads and cheeses, crafts and jewelry, live music and a book signing by author Linda Taylor. Free parking. Call (727) 461-7674 or (727) 560-1961.

Mommy & Me Time: This family-friendly event takes place 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Meet at Shelter 1 near the playground for an hour of fun, friends, crafts and prizes with ParentGuide Magazine staff. Free. Call Charla Lucas at (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann 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.

Visit with nature: McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th Street N, Largo, is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and includes nature trails, picnic areas and shelters, a playground, restrooms and a boardwalk that leads to a panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Nature walks, environmental programs and numerous eco-courses are given throughout the year. Park is open 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. daily. Call (727) 518-3047.

Thursday

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. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

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.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Family fun 08/25/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:06pm]
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