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McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo, is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and includes nature trails, picnic areas and shelters, a playground, restrooms and a boardwalk that leads to a panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Nature walks, environmental programs and numerous eco-courses are given throughout the year. Park is open 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. daily. Call (727) 518-3047.

The Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave., features fresh produce, breads and cheeses, crafts and jewelry, live music and a book signing by author Linda Taylor. Free parking. Call (727) 461-7674 or (727) 560-1961.

Social scene: Seniors meet for fun and friendship from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St. W. Free with rec card, $5.35 without. Call (813) 749-1195.

Mommy & Me Time: This family-friendly event takes place 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Meet at Shelter 1 near the playground for an hour of fun, friends, crafts and prizes with ParentGuide Magazine staff. Free. Call Charla Lucas at (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014

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

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. 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

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Have a picnic: Largo Central Park is a beautiful 70-acre park located 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call 727-586-7415 for rental information.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Friday

"Twilight" for teens: Teens are invited to discuss the newest installment of the vampire and werewolf "Twilight" series, entitled Breaking Dawn, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. To sign up call (727) 784-3332 ext. 203.

Writers group: Serious writers interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612.

Afternoon Bingo: Play with an early bird game at 12:15 p.m. and regular Bingo at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Dunedin Memorial Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Call (727) 733-8153.

Fish dinner: Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches for $7 with $1 sides of coleslaw, potato salad or baked beans 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Dr., Dunedin. Call (727) 216-3859.

Saturday

Enjoy a prime rib dinner 6-7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. $13 per person, $25 per couple. Includes cash bar and musical entertainment. RSVP to Jerry Swiatek at (727) 216-3859.

"Celebrate Oldsmar": A day of family fun noon-10 p.m. at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar featuring games, rides, food, music, pony rides and fireworks at 9 p.m. Free admission and parking. Call (813) 749-1260.

Commune with nature: Learn how to create a backyard wildlife habitat 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 453-6800.

Monday-Friday

Garden explorer: Check out a Discovery Backpack containing "I-spy" sheets, binoculars and a map and take a free, self-guided tour through Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581.

Visit with nature 08/26/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:13pm]
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