Safety Harbor farmers market: Runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the John Wilson Park Gazebo, at Main Street and Fourth Avenue, in downtown Safety Harbor. Fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.
Auditions: Try out for a part in the 20th annual Tarpon Springs Talent Show from 5 to 7 p.m. today and March 13 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Bring all necessary materials. Reserve audition time by calling (727) 942-5628.
Art show reception: The Dunedin Fine Art Center will kick off its biggest juried art show of the year with an opening reception from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at 1143 Michigan Ave., Dunedin. Admission is $5, free for center members. The exhibit runs through April 27. Call (727) 298-3322.
Worldly goods: Clearwater Sister Cities will present an international bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 760-0260.
Revolutionary ideas: Fred Farrar, professor emeritus at Temple University, will speak on "1759-1789: The 30 Years That Created Our Nation," at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 937-4516.
Musical comedy: Gilbert and Sullivan Players present the lighthearted musical HMS Pinafore Friday-Sunday, March 13, and March 15-16 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Show times are at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $20, $18. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.
Orchid show: Tampa Bay Orchid Society will host an orchid show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bayanihan Arts & Events Center, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. Admission $4. Free parking. Call (727) 772-8535 or visit www.tam
Meet local artists: The Oldsmar Art Club presents an evening of local artists and their work from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. Complimentary refreshments. Event is free. Exhibit runs through April 8. Call (813) 749-1260.
Dazzling displays: The eighth annual Gem and Mineral Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Refreshments available. Admission $5, $4 for students with parent or ID card, and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (727) 657-0998 or (727) 345-8994.
National Quilting Day: Event features demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage.
Mutt Strut: The 16th annual mile-long walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunedin's Honeymoon Island State Park features vendors, games, raffles, and rescue groups. Registration forms available at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org. Call (727) 797-7722.
Outdoor movie: See Charlotte's Web at dusk at Pop Stansell Park, corner of 8th St. and Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. Refreshments available. Call (727) 771-6000.
Art outdoors: As part of Dunedin's "Go For Baroque" Early Music Festival, hear live music and see demonstrations in calligraphy, handmade books and fiber arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-5060.
English tea: The Palm Harbor Historical Society will sponsor its ninth annual English Tea at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Creative Artists Guild will present an art show and sale. Cost is $20 with three sitting times. For reservations, call (727) 724-3054.
Dunedin history: The Dunedin Historical Society offers "A Tour Through the Ages," a self-guided tour of historic homes, churches and hotels. Tickets are $15, $20 day of tour and available at Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. Call (727) 736-1176.
Live music: The Hilton Brothers Band will perform Americana-style music at 8:30 p.m. at Green Benches & More, 528 S Missouri Ave., Clearwater. Bring your own beverage. Call (727) 442-5319.
Chamber music: The Amernet String Quartet will perform in Craig Park on Spring Bayou at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Tickets are $22, $20 for members and students and available online at www.tarponarts.org or by calling (727) 942-5605.
Blacksmithing: Learn to forge and heat-treat your own hand tool from 1 to 2 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Fee charged, prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426 or e-mail: [email protected]
Book signing: Spend an afternoon with Bess Ciarcia, author of Thinkin', Thinkin', Think at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Refreshments provided. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.
Pet talk: Jay Campbell, pet professor from the Pinellas Animal Foundation, will talk about pet safety and responsible pet ownership with the help of his beagle, Sophie, at 2 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.
Garage sale: The city of Dunedin will host its annual community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the pavilion area adjacent to the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, with bargains, entertainment and food. Call (727) 812-4533.
Barbershop concert: The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will give its annual concert at 2 and 7 p.m. at the James B. White Performing Arts Center on the campus of Clearwater Central Catholic High School, 2750 Haines-Bayshore Road, Clearwater. In addition to favorites sung by the Suncoast Chorus, the concert will feature a champion quartet known as My Three Sons and the Ditchfield Family Singers. Tickets are $14 and $20, and 10 percent group discounts are available for purchases of 10 or more tickets. Call (727) 787-0015 to order tickets or for more information.
Free flights for kids: The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 282 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally where young people ages 8 to 17 will have an opportunity to fly with an experienced volunteer pilot Saturday. Flights begin at 9 a.m. at Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. For information, check out Clearwater's Young Eagles Flight Rally's Web site www.eaa282.org or call Ed Dolezal at 647-2661.
JIM DAMASKE | Times (1999)
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 on the first and third Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 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.
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