North Pinellas things to do for July 28

Christmas in July

Here's a cool winter-themed party including holiday photo opportunities and more than 50 vendors with jewelry, handmade gifts and decor. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free. Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 674-1464; 029f28c.netsolhost.com/newweb/recreation.htm.

Food/cooking

Pastry & Baking Classes: Learn how to make cinnamon buns, pecan sticky buns, caramel walnut bread, traditional babka and coffee cake with Chef Michael Ostrander as he shares his secrets as an executive pastry chef in a hands-on class with lunch served. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. $100, includes lunch, materials and recipe book. Michael's Extraordinary Desserts & Baking Academy, 11151 66th St. N, Suite 301, Largo. (727) 744-6073; chefmichaelostrander.com.

William Dean Chocolates Class: French style of chocolate making is explored. Take home a 20-piece box of chocolates. Advance registration required. Wear closed shoes and long pants. All tools, materials and ingredients provided. $67.62 Noon to 5 p.m. today. William Dean Chocolates, 2790 W Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. (727) 593-0656; eventbrite.com.

Cake Decorating for Kids: Kids and teens ages 12 to 15 who love baking can learn creative techniques for decorating cakes of any size or shape at a weeklong cooking camp Monday through Friday. 9 a.m. to noon. $95; $76 for Largo residents. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131; largo.com.

Breakfast Bunch: Mease Manor Retirement Community invites all area seniors to gather with friends every Tuesday for a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. $4, $3 with rec card. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Markets

Crossroads Farmers Market: Vendors offer fresh produce, locally produced honey, food, baked goods, jewelry and crafts. 10 a.m. ro 2 p.m. today. Pop Stansell Park, 797 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 724-3054.

Events

Buy Local Seminole Party: Meet business owners and community leaders at the forefront of the "buy local" movement at this party with appetizers, a raffle and cash bar. 4 to 7 p.m. today. Free. Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole. (727) 686-3565.

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area with their children ages 5 and younger every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 9:35 to 10:35 a.m. $1.50. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016; largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

A Pirate's Tale with Katie Adams: All ages will enjoy pirate stories brought to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, puppets and audience participation. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; cityofsafetyharbor.com/library.

Upper Pinellas Singles: Join at least 50 singles for dinner and meet new friends Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No reservations needed. $8, includes dinner. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. (727) 729-7758.

Clearwater Threshers: Dollar Night with $1 seating on the berm and $1 pricing for some concession items. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $5-$9.50. Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4467; threshersbaseball.com.

Starlight Puppet Show: Come in your pajamas and enjoy stories and a fun puppet show. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; cityofsafetyharbor.com/library.

Classes

Tai Chi: An exercise class consisting of slow, graceful movements that strengthen both mind and body led by the Taoist Tai Chi Society. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday. $4, $3 with rec card. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Aspiring Writers Workshop: This weekly class is designed for those dreaming of writing the next great American novel, fantasizing about being a newspaper columnist or leaving a legacy for one's children through the written word. Bring pen and paper. Call to pre-register. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $40 a month. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628; tsrdonline.com.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Comprehensive computer instruction is offered onsite at a comfortable pace every weekday morning. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Course fee is $25. Senior Citizens Services Inc., 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater. (727) 442-8104; facebook.com/clearwater seniorcitizens.

Theater

Fiddler on the Roof: Sing along to If I Were A Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset as this classic musical comes to Tarpon Springs. 2 p.m. today. $24; $20 for members and students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Lucky Stiff: This 1988 musical farce is full of plots twists that start when the curtain opens and a man in silk pajamas is murdered. 2 p.m. today. $22; $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.com.

Music

Southern Grace: This singing group will entertain with gospel music. 6 p.m. today. Free. Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, 900 Starkey Road, Largo.

Sing Barbershop Harmony: Sharpen your singing skills, establish lasting friendships, enrich your life and the lives of others and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group that meets every Monday. 6:45 p.m. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8052.

Dance

Summer Scottish Country Dancing: Try Scottish country dancing this summer. No partner necessary. Beginner and experienced technique classes offered. 6-8 p.m. today. First visit free; $3 per dance thereafter. Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St., Dunedin. (727) 787-3805.

North Pinellas things to do for July 28 07/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 4:48pm]

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