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Where to go, what to do in North Pinellas


Fresh and healthy: The Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market features foods and goods from a variety of vendors from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 100 State St. W, next to City Hall through April 2009. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail

Clearwater Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. featuring farm-fresh produce, bakery products, seafood, flowers, honey, cheese and much more. Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. E-mail

Student art: The reception and opening of St. Petersburg College's annual student art show will be 6-8 p.m. today in the Cross Roads Gallery Fine Arts Building on the west end of the Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. Call (727) 791-2603.

Art on display: Drawings and sketches by artist and teacher Douglas Land and paintings by artist Barbara Kampe Hanson will be on display through Feb. 28 at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 ext. 5284.

Holiday lights: The 27th annual Morton Plant Holiday Lights celebration features holiday carolers, hot cocoa and cookies, and a seven-story lighted display at 6 p.m. today at Morton Plant Hospital's main entrance and parking lot, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Free. Donations benefit Morton Plant Caring Partners. Call (727) 461-8010.

Musical fundraiser: Partners N Progress will present its inaugural show, Holidays in Harmony, featuring original arrangements of traditional, classical and popular seasonal music and dance at 7 p.m. today and Thursday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $19 adults, $15 students. Benefits Children in the Arts. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit

Laugh along: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will sponsor a night out at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, for a performance of the comedy A Nice Family Gathering at 8 p.m. today. Tickets $20 each. Call (727) 734-2613.


Victorian Christmas: Enjoy a candlelight tour and visit with Santa 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the historic Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, off Grand Blvd. in Tarpon Springs. Admission $12, $6 for members and children. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Harvest Marketplace: Browse items including produce, crafts, specialty foods and jewelry 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday through April in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo, with live music, themed events and activities for all ages. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

Buy fresh: Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Seasonal comedy: The Francis Wilson Playhouse presents the family comedy A Nice Family Gathering at 8 p.m. Thursday , Friday, and Dec. 8-12; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Dec. 13-14 at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. For tickets call (727) 446-1360 or visit

Rotary meeting: Carla Mattern of the Suncoast Boys and Girls Club will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise at 7 a.m. at Tarpon Woods Golf and Country Club, 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., East Lake. The public is invited, and breakfast will be served ($15 for non-members). Call (727) 781-5555 and visit

Lights of Love: This free event, sponsored by the Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, and feature holiday music, caroling, an appearance by Santa, and the unveiling of a holiday angel atop the fourth floor of the hospital at 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Donations received benefit patient care services. Call (727) 942-5035.

Voices in harmony: Join Terry Johnson's Flamingos for a full length performance featuring favorites like I Only Have Eyes For You, Mio Amore, Lovers Never Say Goodbye and more at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. Tickets $13 advance; $15 at the door. Call 727-518-3131.

Shop Till You Drop: Enjoy an evening of holiday shopping and socializing 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor with unique vendors, raffles, door prizes and food and wine tastings. Free admission. Call (727) 804-9032.

Holiday gathering: The North Suncoast Associates of the Florida Orchestra invite the public to a musical program by the Arioso String Quartet, hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Regency Oaks Life Care Community, 2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., Clearwater. Tickets $25. Call (727) 734-9727.

Toe-tapping jazz: Tom Barrett's Dixieland All Stars will perform 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Coconuts Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Tickets $5. Call (727) 797-5653.


Holiday favorites: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $20, $18 for center members, $12 for students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Go back in time: The East Lake High School Performing Arts Department will present its annual medieval madrigal dinner at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at East Lake High, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, with a catered dinner and historic entertainment. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. Call (727) 515-1817.

Dunedin's Green Market: Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until the end of April in Pioneer Park, at the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Features produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

Fish Fry: American Legion Post 7 hosts a fish fry 5-8 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. every Friday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Proceeds help support the troops. The post also accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.

Miracle on Cleveland Street: A family-friendly event with Santa, holiday lights, carolers, actors, live music and dancing, and a 10-foot snow slide with toboggans and snow play area for children 5-8 p.m. Friday along Cleveland Street between Garden and Fort Harrison avenues in downtown Clearwater. Closed to vehicular traffic.

Artist's reception: The Tarpon Springs Art Association will host a reception for its annual juried art show 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Free admission and refreshments. Call (727) 942-5605.

Holiday presentation: A holiday dance recital, Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas, will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Elizabeth Smith Amphitheater Stage in R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Call (813) 749-1253.

Old-Fashioned Christmas: An evening of holiday activities for the entire family including horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, live entertainment, children's activities and more 6-10 p.m. Friday along Main Street and Broadway in downtown Dunedin. For details call (727) 812-4530.

Winter wonderland: The 17-day seasonal event opens Friday at the intersection of Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater and includes thousands of holiday lights, live entertainment, Santa, a playground, bouncy house and giant slide, pony rides, petting zoo and features a new train. Admission is free, but a donation of food or a new toy is requested for charity. Call (727) 442-2099 for more information.

Death by Chocolate: The Rotary Club of Largo invites everyone to enjoy delights from 25 local businesses, a silent auction and entertainment 7-9 p.m. Friday at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Call (727) 587-6793.

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