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The Pet Food Warehouse BOWser Abode Tour 2008, a collection of doghouses designed by local artists, architects, builders and designers, is on exhibit through June 26 at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call (727) 789-5499 or e-mail Kim@pinellasanimalfoundation.org.

Today

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passing sidings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open for public runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

Books-to-film: Watch Wings of the Dove by Henry James at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and after the movie join in the discussion of book versus big-screen adaptation at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.

Country breakfast: Have breakfast 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Cost is $4 for center members, $4.50 for nonmembers and $2 for children 10 and younger. Call (727) 771-6000.

The natural world: Discover nature with your child through self-guided games and activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Free. Call (727) 453-6800.

Artists reception: An opening reception for "Artist Trading Cards," an exhibit of mixed-media miniature artworks created on playing cards, will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Artist's Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 446-1708.

Book signing: Barbara Birenbaum, author of Quipnotes about Moms, The Olympic Glow and Groundhog Willie's Shadow will sign copies of her new book, Amber's Dachshund Antics, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1688.

Catch the reading bug: Registration for the summer reading program for children 13 and younger begins Sunday at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. During the summer, programs will be 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, excluding the week of June 30-July 5. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2526, or visit www.largopubliclibrary.org.

Daredevil stunts: Beginner and intermediate skateboarders will test their tricks in a one-of-a-kind skating competition starting at noon Sunday at the Largo Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave. Helmets and liability waivers are required to compete; those under 18 must have a parent sign the waiver. The cost is $7, and purchase of a daily wristband, or a skate pass, is needed. Call (727) 518-3022.

Classical "Lite": Enjoy a piano concert by Rena Massey at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets are $12, $10 for members. Call (727) 942-5605.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League, in partnership with the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, will show the DVD Pelleas Et Melisande, by Claude Debussy, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the video center of the museum, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College at 600 Klosterman Road. Free. Call (727) 784-9512.

Sunday bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts at sign-in; hot dogs and sloppy joes cost $1. Chips and drinks available. Call (727) 216-3859.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Admission is free on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Asian style art: Fu Sang Artists Guild presents Chinese brush paintings on exhibit and available for purchase through June 27 at Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed July 4. Call (727)799-6029.

Monday

Celebrate summer reading: Meet Arthur from the popular children's television series "Arthur's World" at 2 p.m. Monday (June 9) at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Each child that registers for a summer reading passport will receive a free book, while supplies last. Call (727) 562-4970 ext. 5236 or visit www.myclearwater.com/cpl.

Theater camp: Bravo Center for the Arts offers two musical theater comedy camps starting Monday (June 9) at Oakhurst United Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd., Seminole. Classes teach acting, music, comedy and dance and finish with a public performance. Camps are $99 a week with sibling discounts. For more details call (727) 528-3177 or e-mail theaterbravo@excite.com.

Tuesday

Afternoon bingo: Early bird bingo begins at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.

Manage stress: Learn how to handle the stress of running a small business with help from instructors from the Corporate Training Center of St. Petersburg College in two 6 p.m. classes Tuesday (June 10) and Thursday (June 12) at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715 ext. 2516 or visit www.largopubliclibrary.org.

Creative outlet: Musical theater classes for children ages 12-17 are being offered at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Classes are 5-7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10 through July 8. Cost is $175 with ID card, $190 without. Call (727) 812-4530.

In the doghouse 06/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:47am]
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