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Out and about in Pinellas

Clearwater Kennel Club, a nonprofit organization, is seeking new members interested in learning about dogs through seminars, training sessions and exhibitions. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the La Quinta Inn Conference Center, 21338 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 734-7992.

Today

Speak with confidence: Get tips on public speaking from the experts at an open house hosted by members of Toastmasters International from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. today at Clearwater EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N, Largo. RSVP to Kelly Seigel at mikellys@aol.com or (727) 726-2260.

Free critique: Studio 1212 invites all artists to bring in one or two unframed, unfinished paintings for a free critique at 10 a.m. today at 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-4566.

Love seminar: Karen Card, author of How to Get More Love — 40 Tips on Making Love Work, will give a relationship seminar and sign copies of her book at 6:30 p.m. today at East Lake Community Library, 4123 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 773-2665.

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

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen-Booth Road. The cost is $7 for members and $9 for nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $13 for members, $16 for nonmembers. Call (727) 791-8698.

Wednesday

Monarch or swallowtail?: Volunteers for Saturday's spring butterfly count at the Brooker Creek Preserve are encouraged to attend an identification seminar prior to the count from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Free. Call (727) 453-6800.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance is available from 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.

Spice up your life: Create excitement on the dance floor when you learn how to do the salsa, merengue and cha-cha at a beginner's Latin dance class from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Wednesday at Largo's Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Intermediate class from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. For information on cost or to register, call (727) 518-3125.

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.

Thursday

Beach concert: Tarpon Springs Recreation Department presents a free beach concert with the De Lei'ed Parrots from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach, at the west end of Gulf Road in Tarpon Springs. Bring chairs and blankets. Refreshments available for purchase. Call (727) 942-5628.

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

Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times, call (727) 447-9204.

Out and about in Pinellas 05/19/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:37pm]
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