Learn Florida-friendly landscape design and maintenance principles from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Classes also will be held Aug. 19 and Sept. 9 and 23. Tuition $15 per class. Call (727) 582-2673.
Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist Ken Nichol from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. $7 members, $9 nonmembers. The Club also hosts dinner and dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. every other Saturday. $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call (727) 791-8698.
Double art openings: Dunedin Fine Arts Center will host opening receptions for "Wearable Art: The Exhibition" and "Down the Rabbit Hole: Vivian Ruegger's Alice Project" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 298-DFAC (3322) or visit www.dfac.org.
Business advice: The Pinellas chapter of SCORE will host a free seminar on "Ten Steps to Starting Your Own Business" at 7 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Register at the library or call (727) 943-4922.
Lasagna dinner: Enjoy a lasagna dinner with salad, garlic bread, dessert, and coffee or iced tea from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Cost is $7. Chicken nuggets children's meal is $2. Call (727) 216-3859.
Movie night: Watch Tampa Bay: Living Legacy, a film detailing Tampa Bay's evolution from an unspoiled paradise to polluted waterway to rejuvenated centerpiece of the region, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Register by calling (727) 453-6800.
Backpack tour: Take a free, self-guided Garden Explorer Discovery Backpack Tour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, with more than 30 acres to explore. Call (727) 582-2100.
Summer flicks: See Mary Poppins at 9:30 a.m. and Hairspray at 1:30 p.m. on a 20-foot screen Thursday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. N. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. Call (727) 518-3131.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.