Times files (1999)
Chili Cook-Off: The first Crystal Beach Chili Cook-Off will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the park at the west end of Crystal Beach on the gulf. $5 to taste and judge, cash prizes, family games and activities. Bring your own seating. Call (727) 421-3879, (727) 642-0424, or (727) 786-5323.
Musical theater: The musical Oklahoma! will be 2 p.m. today and Nov. 16 and 23; with 8 p.m. performances Nov. 14, 15, 21, and 22. Tickets $18, $16 center members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.
Unusual comedy: Dunedin Showcase Theater presents Italian American Reconciliation: A Folktale at 2 p.m. today and Nov. 16; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 and at the Dunedin Recreation Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. Call (727) 812-4530 or (727) 230-2667.
Fall song fest: The Sun State Opera Society presents the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 3 p.m. at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. $5 suggested donation. A reception follows the concert. Call (727) 446-3001, (727) 461-1818, or visit www.peacememorial.org.
Free concert: Hear the Clam Bayou Jazz Band perform at 3 p.m. at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Free. Call (727) 784-3332 or (727) 784-8908.
Fashion fundraiser: All Children's North Pinellas Hospital Guild presents its annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive. Tickets are $40 and include lunch. Call (727) 808-0870.
Spaghetti dinner: Enjoy patriotic music and a hot spaghetti dinner served by Boy Scout Troop 434 in celebration of Veterans Day 5:30-8 p.m. at St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. $5 per person. Call (727) 785-1601.
Pancakes and holiday shopping: Magnolia Chapter 101, Order of the Eastern Star, will host its second annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Masonic Star Lodge, 1145 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Event features a pancake breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and lots of vendors for one-stop shopping. Call Cindy at (727) 418-2631.
In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit www.suncoastchorus.com.
Poets Live!: Present your poetry or listen to others at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor Quiet Reading Room of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.
Hypnotist to speak: Hypnotist Debbie Lane will give a free lecture geared toward helping artists rediscover the power of art 7-8 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo night: Amvets USS Cole Post 67 invites the public to play early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 512 S Lincoln Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 631-0067.
Fossilized shells: The Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. John Jacobs will speak on identifying fossil sea shells. Call (727) 796-4117 or visit www.suncoastconchologists.org.