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Festival of Trees: The 24th annual Festival of Trees, an event featuring more than 125 lavishly decorated trees, entertainment, gifts, raffles, visits with Santa and more, will be from 2-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 youth ages 3-16, and free for children 2 and younger. Proceeds benefit the UPARC Foundation. Call (727) 712-3993 or visit www.treefest.com.

Friday

Dunedin's Green Market: Find fresh produce, cheeses, seafood, herbs, natural seasonings and more 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday through April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Call (727) 733-4215.

Enjoy nature: Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park at 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 area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.

Saturday

Tribute bands: "Stones Throw" (Rolling Stones) and "Highway Star" (Deep Purple) will perform at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $15 advance, $20 day of show. Call (727) 587-6751.

Outdoor art: The Creative Artists Guild Inc. will host an outdoor art show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue., Dunedin. Rain date is Sunday. Visit www.creative-artists-guild.com.

Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will perform a special holiday show at 4 p.m. on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information, visit www.tampawater ski.com.

Craft fest: The 18th annual Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Fest, featuring 150 crafters, will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 161 E Tarpon Ave. Free admission. Visit www.artfestival.com.

"Purrfect" gifts: Select goodies for your four-legged friends and drop off some much-needed donations for the SPCA's adoptable pets at the Holiday Pet Present Sale in the new Edward D. Foreman Adoption Center and Pet Boutique every weekend after Thanksgiving through December at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. For details, visit www.SPCA TampaBay.org.

Photos with Santa: Bring pets, kids, and the entire family for pictures with Santa from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tropical Cafe, 501 Main St., Dunedin. One pose with two prints: $9. Three poses with six prints: $17. Proceeds benefit the Suncoast Animal League. Call (727) 733-1381 or visit www.suncoastanimal league.org.

Open air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid-April at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or visit GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Out and about for North Pinellas 11/26/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:45pm]
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