Fall fun: Brooker Creek Elementary School will host its annual Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m. at 3130 Forelock Road, Tarpon Springs. Event will include inflatables, hay and pony rides, karaoke, barbecue, a giant Wii game, prizes and food. $20 for a prepay all-inclusive fun pass; $25 at the door (excludes food, novelties and Wii). Visit www.brookercreekpta.com.
Market open: Dunedin's Green Market is now open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue until the end of April 2009. It features a wide variety of vendors. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail [email protected]
Pearls & Bow Ties: Usher in the holiday spirit at a dinner dance hosted by Serendipity Partners from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Clearwater Beach Hilton, 400 Mandalay Ave. Live entertainment, dinner, dancing, socializing. Advance tickets are $55 per person ($60 at the door), and $105 per couple ($110 at the door). Call (813) 713-0464 or (727) 474-5532.
Sail away: Register for the Carlisle Classic Championship Regatta at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center on Sand Key Beach, 5-7 p.m. today. Event features racing Saturday and Sunday, refreshments, catered dinner for skipper and crew, and trophies. For details, including entry fees, call (727) 517-7776 or visit www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org.
Piano festival 2008: "Essentially Etudes," a non-competitive, themed music festival sponsored by the Upper Pinellas Music Teachers Association, is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 789-3478.
2008 Art 'n Sole Tour: A self-guided tour of local Safety Harbor artists' studios is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at Safety Harbor City Hall, 750 Main St., or day of the event at the Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S, where the tour will begin. Call (727) 724-1555.
Casting call: Auditions for an upcoming project to be submitted to the St. Petersburg Film Festival will be at 10 a.m. (or by appointment) at the West Coast Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Needed are a man and woman in their 30s; two women in their 20s; a military officer; and six to eight extras. For details, call Alan Mohney Jr. at (727) 224-2192 or e-mail [email protected]
Southern gospel concert: Simple Faith Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Free, but love a offering will be accepted. Call (727) 823-7252 or visit www.simplefaithtrio.org.
Block printing: Dunedin fine artist Susan Rollins Gehring will show how block prints are made from 10 a.m.-noon at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Materials will be supplied. To register in advance, call (727) 712-5226.
Art show: The 16th annual Downtown Dunedin Art & Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street. A wide variety of media will be represented. Visit www.artfestival.com.
Fall Festival: Have lunch and shop early for the holidays at Skycrest United Methodist Church's Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2045 Drew St., Clearwater. Handmade items, baked goods, and children's activities will be available. Call (727) 446-2218.