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North Pinellas Things to Do, May 9

Gardening

Rain Harvesting: Learn how to set up a rain barrel. 2-3 p.m., Sunday. Free (registration required). Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive. (727) 582-2108.

Festivals

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest: Held in conjunction with Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week. It starts at 5:30 p.m. today with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. $25. Clearwater Beach Walk, between Second and Fifth streets along Gulfview Boulevard. clearwaterbeachrestaurantweek.com.

Music

Palm Harbor Community Chorus Concert: The chorus will perform From Broadway to the Silver Screen. 2 p.m., Saturday. Donations accepted. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. (727) 786-2610.

Benefits

Wine Tasting Benefit: Sip French wines and nibble on fresh fruit and cheese, while helping the Pinellas County Animal Services. 7-8:30 p.m., today. Cost: $15. Cappuccino's Fine Wine and Espresso Bar, 733 Broadway St, Dunedin. (727) 738-8009.

Landon Korabek OneLove JamFest : In memory of 17-year-old Landon Korabek, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Music by The Horny Toads, Shenanigans and Six Volt Rodeo with a silent auction. Benefits N.O.P.E. (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) Pinellas Task Force and the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 1 -7 p.m., Saturday. Free. Donations accepted. Thirsty Marlin, 1023 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 638-3960.

Performing Arts

Tarpon Springs 26th annual Talent Show: A showcase of singing, dancing, instrumental and other artistic talent. The audience will help pick the winners. 7 p.m., today. Cost: $7. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (727) 942-5628.

Honk! A Musical: Based on the story The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. 7 p.m., today; 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Students $6, Adults $8, $10 at the door. Lakeside Christian School, 1897 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater. (727) 461-3311.

Nature

Botany Hike: Join a naturalist and explore Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Best for adults. 10-11:30 a.m. today. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800. brookercreekpreserve.org.

Entomology 101: Learn basic bug identification and ecology in this introductory course. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Cost: Free. Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. (727) 453-6800. brookercreekpreserve.org.

Running

Hog Hustle 5K : A 5K, chip-timed run on scenic Edgewater Drive and through historic downtown Dunedin to celebrate the renaming of the old Hog Island to what is now known as Caladesi Island. Pancake breakfast included. 8 a.m., Saturday. Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of race. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave. (727) 812-4530. dunedingov.com.

Historic matters

Safety Harbor History Tours: Starting at the city's gazebo, take a nostalgic stroll through the city's tree-lined downtown as a guide explains the history of this unique community. Reservations required. 10 a.m., Saturday. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 4 and younger. Downtown Safety Harbor, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 687-8785. SafetyHarborTours.com.

Great Houses of England: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosts an exploration of the history of England through its arts, architecture and gardens. 10:30 a.m., Thursday; Cost: $15, members free. Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. (727) 864-8912.

Water sports

Water Ski Show: Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. 6 p.m., Saturday. Cost: Free. Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road , Oldsmar. (727) 480-9365. tampawaterski.com.

Special Events

Corks, Forks, and Craft Beers: Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs "Fun''-raiser with appetizers, desserts, wine and craft beers, games, prizes and auctions. 6-9 p.m., Saturday. Cost: $20, or $35 for two. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. (727) 935-5352. tarponarts.org.

Animals and pets

Therapy Dogs: Meet a therapy dog and learn how people and their pets can join the Suncoast Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer Program. 11 a.m., Wednesday. Cost: Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. (727) 298-3080.

Personal finance

Financial Fitness Workshop : A two-part workshop designed for people who want to live better on less and/or to save to buy a home. Must attend both sessions to receive certificate of completion. 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Free. Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 446-3532.

Food trucks

Tarpon Springs Food Truck Rally: Food trucks roll in to Tarpon Springs bringing tasty treats to a street party with DJ dancing, entertainment and extended shopping hours. 4-9 p.m., Saturday. Cost: free (not including food and drink). Tarpon Springs Downtown, along Tarpon Avenue. (727) 433-1488. tbftr.com.

North Pinellas Things to Do, May 9 05/07/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:21pm]
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