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Out and About: Improve mental health

Today

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

Today

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. today 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. today 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.

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 Friday 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. 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 library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612 or (727) 947-4072.

Saturday

Educational seminar: Get informed about grant funding for lake and pond restoration, landscape practices that improve water quality and more at Lakes & Ponds Education Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. The program is free, but registration is requested. Call Anamarie Rivera at (727) 464-4425.

Elegant evening: Enjoy live music, silent auction, hors d'ouevres, wines, desserts and exquisite art from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Firehouse Gallery, 818 Highland Ave., Dunedin. Two complimentary drinks with $15 admission. Proceeds benefit Blooming Place For Kids. Call (727) 445-9482.

Flea market: Tarpon Springs Rotary Club presents its second annual two-day flea market event from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the corner of Pinellas and Tarpon Avenues in downtown Tarpon Springs. All proceeds benefit Rotary-supported charities. Call (727) 944-3748.

Spring Fever festival: Fun for the whole family including live entertainment, petting zoo, moonwalk, rock climbing, Sumo suit wrestling, games, prizes and more from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Oakbrook Plaza, 2451 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Free admission. Call (727) 799-0111.

Heart Walkathon: Participate in the second annual 3-mile Change A Heart Walkathon sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Children's Heart Foundation from 8-12 p.m. Saturday at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Other activities available onsite. Registration $10. Call (813) 505-2550 or (727) 376-4255.

Spaghetti dinner: Greater Largo Little League will sponsor a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Baptist Church, 1430 Belleair Road, Clearwater. $5 per person. Call Melissa Floyd at (727) 204-2524.

Art Hop: The Greater Largo Library Foundation will host the Art Hop, a showcase of local artists and businesses, at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available at the Greater Largo Library Foundation office, the Largo Public Library, and participating businesses. Bus transportation will be provided from Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, to other stops in Largo's downtown. Call (727) 586-7398.

Book signing: Lisa Hein, author of The Book: I'm Doing the Best I Can, will make a personal appearance from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Books available for sale and signing. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2516.

Living history: Enjoy a day of song and dance, costumed Allied and Axis re-enactors, food vendors and more at the World War II and the Swinging 40s event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free, but donations welcome. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Pawfest 2008: Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas & the City of Largo present the 2nd Annual Pawfest, kids and canine carnival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Activities include games and activities, kids poster contest, inflatables, face painting and tattoos, pet contests, drawings, golfing, entertainment, food and more. Call (727) 504-5784.

Dunedin Military Tattoo: A night of music, dance and pageantry begins with the Parade of Clans and includes the USF Herds of Thunder Show Band, Scottish Highland dancers, massed pipers and drummers, the Second Time Arounders, and more at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Dunedin High School Memorial Stadium, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, $5 children 6-12, 6 and younger free with adult. Visit www.dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Art event: A fine art and craft festival and greyhound adoption will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday along Dodecanese Boulevard at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Call (352) 344-0657.

Morning hike: Bird watchers of all experience levels can take a 3/4-mile hike at 8 a.m. Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. $3.50 adults, $2.50 children ages 3-12. Call (727) 518-6241 or (727) 462-6024.

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

Out and About: Improve mental health 04/02/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:24am]

    

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