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Out & About: Fun things to do in Pinellas


The music of HuDost has been described as a combination of folk, new age and pop, with harmonies from the east. Singer/songwriters Jemal Wade Hines, left, and Moksha Sommer are part of the band. The ensemble performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $15, $13. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit


Harvest Marketplace: Check out fresh foods, green favorites and handcrafted indulgences, and treat yourself to live music and refreshments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Marketplace in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. This is the final weekly market day until next season. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Beach concert: The Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble will play a free concert at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Call (727) 942-5628.

Safety Harbor farmers market: Thursday is the final day of the Safety Harbor farmers market at the John Wilson Park Gazebo at Main Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Safety Harbor. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and offers fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.


Fun 'N Sun rocks: The 1960s will live again at the Clearwater Fun 'N Sun festival's Q-Fest classic rock concert Friday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates open at 4 p.m., with Invasion at 6, Rare Earth at 7:30 and Starship with Mickey Thomas at 9. Free general admission, $20 limited reserved seating available at Ticketmaster. Call (727) 562-4700.

Writing a book?: Writers wanting to get published are invited to join the Tarpon Springs Library Writers Critique Group from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 947-4072.

PAVA photography: Old Palm Harbor Main Street presents a collection of photographs by local members of the Professional Association of Visual Artists, free hors d'oeuvres and a Black and White martini tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. Call (727) 787-4700.

Love story: New Century Opera will perform The Valkyrie by Wagner in English at 7 p.m. Friday and May 2, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 4 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Tickets are $20, $18. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Historical exhibits: Two new exhibits, "Granny's Home Gadgets" and "Spanish Explorations in Florida," are now on display at the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St., and can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, through September. Call (727) 733-4981.

Softball fundraiser: Police officers from Clearwater and Largo will square off in a softball game to benefit the sick son of a Clearwater police officer at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $16 and available at the stadium. They include admission to the 7 p.m. game between the Clearwater Threshers and the Sarasota Reds, and all you can eat and drink from 6 to 9 p.m. Call Roni Hunt at (727) 562-4304 or Officer John Connor at (727) 562-4182.


Pick a Picasso: Largo's Country Day School will sponsor its second annual Art Show and Auction fundraiser Saturday at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Preview begins at 7 p.m., live auction at 8, and includes more than 150 pieces by collectible artists such as Picasso, Renoir, Moses, Adams, and Disney cels. Admission of $75 per person includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, a carving station, dessert and door prizes. Call (727) 463-3337.

Country tunes: Clearwater's Fun 'N Sun Festival presents a Country Concert at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates open at noon. The lineup begins with Randy Houser at 1:15 p.m., followed by Jypsi, Jamey Johnson, Road Hammers, Chris Young, Heidi Newfield and Billy Currington. Free general admission, $20 limited reserved seating. Tickets available at Ticketmaster. Call (727) 562-4700.

Hospice pledge walk: Hospice Beach Stroll pledge walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Palm Pavilion, 18 Bay Esplande, Clearwater Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m. No fee to enter. Call (727) 523-3419.

Preserving memories: As part of Clearwater's Sun 'N Fun Festival, Harborview Center, at 300 Cleveland St. in Clearwater, will host National Scrapbook Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. $35 admission fee includes table space, goody bag, door prizes, use of tools, and digital and traditional scrapbooking instructions. Call (727) 539-6767 or visit

Touch-A-Truck 2008: More than 140 vehicles, including monster trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, tractors, buses and specialty vehicles, will be available for demonstrations and photographs at the seventh annual Touch-A-Truck 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Event also includes a petting zoo, moonwalk, pony rides, face painting, raffles and entertainment. Concessions available. Free admission. Call (727) 812-4533.

Carwash fundraiser: Bring your car to Scrub A Dub Car Wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 12855 Walsingham Road, Largo, for a $5 wash. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call Kim Terry at (727) 204-1648.

SummerFest 2008: Two days of family-oriented music, food and fun from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The event features many performers, including Saturday's headliner Tito Puente Jr. from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. and the Neville Brothers from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Call (727) 584-3528, option 3.

Pup Pals: Children can improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading to dogs at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Registration required. Call (727) 587-6715.

"Holla For Health": Many health care providers and services will be available at this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rainbow Village, 13420 Adams Circle, Largo. Free healthy food, drinks, games and fun for the entire family. Call (727) 595-1684.

Out & About: Fun things to do in Pinellas

04/23/08 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2008 8:20am]
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