North Pinellas events: Farmers market at Clearwater City Hall

Wednesday

Downtown Clearwater farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Fresh produce, cheese, nuts, bakery items, organic products, handcrafted jewelry and more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking, handicapped accessible. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Thursday

Little dogs, big fun: Bring the family to the Tricky Dogs Show featuring Rick Martin, his poodle and five terriers in a fast-paced, high-energy circus-style dog act at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Free. Call (727) 669-1280 or visit www.trickydogs.com.

Free appraisal: Join art and antiques appraiser, columnist and TV personality Dr. Lori for a free lecture and appraisal at 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Arrive before 10 a.m. for a numbered appraisal ticket that guarantees one free appraisal per person. No tickets distributed after 10 a.m. Call (727) 669-1290 or visit www.DrLoriV.com.

Improve mental health: Clinical pharmacist and alternative medication specialist Pamela Seefeld will discuss how vitamins can improve mental health at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2516.

Plumb House Museum: Tour the an original Cracker-style house built in 1896. It has period furnishings, vintage photographic collections and artifacts. The Clearwater Historical Society offers free tours on the first and third Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The two-story wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 445-9312.

Safety Harbor farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at John Wilson Park Gazebo, Main Street and Fourth Avenue, Safety Harbor. Fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Art reception: Meet the artists with Area 4 of the Florida Artist Group at a reception from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday in the Octagon at the Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Free admission. Wine and refreshments will be served. Call (727) 531-7704.

Help out: Volunteers are needed to work in two- to three-hour shifts in various positions at the 34th annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival scheduled for the weekend of April 12-13 in Craig Park. Call the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce at (727) 937-6109.

Bird-watching: The Clearwater Audubon Society is sponsoring a free field trip to Cross Bar Ranch in Pasco County by safari bus to observe songbirds, raptors and burrowing owls, and to learn about Pinellas County water resources Friday. Meet in front of Sears at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater at 7 a.m. Advance reservation required. Call Ken Rowe at (727) 781-0745.

Laughter ahead: The national touring production of Chicago City Limits will bring its unique brand of comedy and improvisation to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets $25, center members $23. Call (727) 942-5605.

Art opening: An exhibit of paintings by Linda and Vukman Vuksanovich will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free. Show runs through June 6. Center hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. noon-4 p.m. Call (727) 942-5605.

"Pipes Spectacular": Candlelight Pipe Organ Concert presented by the American Guild of Organists, Clearwater chapter, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 447-3469 or visit www.churchofascension.org.

First Friday: Old Palm Harbor Main Street celebrates April with a First Friday fitness expo featuring exhibitions, demonstrations, food and beverages, vendors and a children's play area from 6-10 p.m. Friday along Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 787-4700.

Hone your craft: Serious writers are invited to join the Tarpon Springs Library Writers Critique Group from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612 or (727) 947-4072.

Send calendar information to northpin@sptimes.com or fax it to (727) 445-4119.

North Pinellas events: Farmers market at Clearwater City Hall 04/01/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 5:16pm]

    

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