Things to do in Pinellas County

03 Today

TEDxTampaBay: Thinkers and doers from around the bay area join for the global webcast "Positive Disruption." Melinda Gates leads the discussion exploring how disruption can be a positive catalyst for change. Registration required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667. ted.com/tedx/events/7849.

Tall Ship Lynx Visits St. Petersburg: The Lynx, a 122-foot-long, 94-foot-tall square topsail schooner, will sail under the Sunshine Skyway, shoot cannons near the St. Petersburg Pier and sail into the Harborage Marina once again. The ship will be open for dockside tours and public sailaways through April 14. The ship arrives at noon with a deck gun salute and will be open for tours from 1 to 6 p.m. $6, 12 and younger free (tours); $65, $35 12 and younger (sailaway). Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S. Toll-free, 1-866-446-5969. Go to privateerlynx.org for daily schedule.

ASPEC Public Forum: The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College presents "PolitiFact or Fiction: Fact Checking in Today's Political Environment." Angie Drobnic Holan, deputy PolitiFact editor and PolitiFact Florida editor will speak. 4 p.m. Free. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-8834. eckerd.edu/aspec.

Community Garden Forum: Learn the steps to starting a community garden in a workshop with Theresa Badurek. Registration required. 6-7 p.m. Free. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2109.

Nile: The death metal band's music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion and art. 7 p.m. $15. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045. statetheatreconcerts.com.

Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Meeting: This month's meeting features Mark Deyrup, senior researcher at Archbold Biological Station, and his program about Lake Wales Ridge and its unique plants and wildlife. 7 p.m. Free. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100.

04 Thursday

Overtures, Intermezzi & Finales: Stuart Malina conducts a program with Bernstein's Candide Overture, Bizet's Carmen: Intermezzo and Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture. 11 a.m. $24-$42; package deals available. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org/coffee-series.asp.

Household budgeting seminar: Designed for people who want to learn to live better on less while saving to buy a home. The second part of this two-part series will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. April 11. Attendance at both parts is mandatory for certification. Sponsored by the Community Service Foundation. 6-9 p.m. Free. Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 461-0618, ext. 3. csfhome.org.

Basic Computer Class: Learn about basic computer use in this eight-week class. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. SW, Largo. (727) 584-8695.

Weather Spotter Training Class: Pinellas County ARES/ACS and SKYWARN will host a severe weather spotter training class. Both the basic and advanced classes will be taught by personnel from the Tampa National Weather Service Office in Ruskin. Must be 18 years old to receive certification. 7 p.m. Free. Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. (727) 688-6419. pcacs.org/skywarn.htm.

Savoy: This free 21-and-up concert features electronic trio Savoy and dance musician Milkman. 8 p.m. Free. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0551. madeintampaparty.eventbrite.com.

05 Friday

Contra Dance: You don't need a partner to have fun contra dancing. Predance lessons at 7:30 p.m. 7:30-11 p.m. $8, $5 13-21, 12 and younger no fee. Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. (727) 823-2725. tampabaycontra.com.

CeCe Peniston: The 1990s dance artist best known for hits like Finally and Keep On Walkin' starts a party at Jannus Live with Crystal Waters (100% Pure Love, Gypsy Woman). 8 p.m. $10. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0551. jannuslive.com.

06 Saturday

Seminole Stampede: This year marks the 20th anniversary for the 5K road race that showcases scenic park views. 7:30 a.m. $20, $10 family fun run. Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave. N, Largo. (727) 392-3245.

Guppy's Gulfside Gallop: The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association presents this 5K run in the sand and 1-mile fun walk that runs directly along the Gulf of Mexico. Benefits the community. 8:30 a.m. $20 advance, $25 race day. Indian Rocks Beach County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd. (727) 517-3131. irbhome.com.

Learn the Basics of Dog Training: A certified dog trainer will teach house training, loose-leash walking and dealing with other challenging behaviors such as chewing and jumping. For owners only. Dogs not invited. 10 a.m. Free. Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2600.

College and Young Professional Opera Competition: The Florida Suncoast Opera Guild presents singers 18 to 30 years old who are Florida residents or enrolled in a Florida college. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 459-7025. flsuncoast operaguild.org.

Pawfest: Here's a carnival for the entire family, but focuses on dogs with games, demonstration, activities and products to pamper your canine. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Natural Birth and Baby Expo: This event is for growing families and expecting parents, showcasing numerous exhibits by area professionals with information on midwives, doulas, educators, photographers, fitness experts, natural product retailers, chiropractors and family service providers. Includes drum circle, face painting and giveaway bags. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 per family. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6793.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp: Stages Productions presents this story set in ancient Persia. This exciting adaptation of The Arabian Nights' most famous tale comes alive with music, magic and mayhem. 11 a.m. $7.50, $6.50 children. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6793.

Ostomy Health Fair: Featuring more than 20 health care vendors, samples of new products and information to educate ostomates about tools and supplies that help make life easier. Includes door prizes and lunch. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. (727) 391-5682.

Classics to Country: Join the Suncoast Singers for an evening of dinner and music, including classics from the big band era, fun songs from the 1960s and country hits. 5:30 p.m. $26. Faith Presbyterian Church Seminole, 11501 Walker Ave, Seminole. (727) 453-9061.

Sarah Michelle Getto: Born blind and with a cleft palate, the singer-songwriter has performed at many venues including an audience of 30,000 with the Oak Ridge Boys. Her music is a blend of many styles including country, pop, adult contemporary, classical and Christian. 6 p.m. $10. Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole. (727) 391-2919.

Florida Orchestra Pops Concert Tiempo Libre: A Symphonic Night in Havana: Sarah Hicks conducts classically trained Cuban group Tiempo Libre in an array of high-energy timba style music, mixing jazz, salsa, son, conga, cha-cha and more. 8 p.m. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832. mahaffey theater.com.

Today

Author Wendy Wax introduces her latest dramatic novel, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. A book signing follows the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave. (727) 363-9238.

Friday

New York Times best selling author Beverly Lewis will sign copies of her new inspirational book, The Guardian. 10 a.m. Free. Charis Christian Books and Gifts, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 593-0164.

Friday-Sunday | Cajun Crawfish Festival

Celebrate Cajun-style with dancing to music from Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, John Wilson and the Zydeco HouseRockers, JB's ZydecoZoo and the Ramblegrass Band, dance lessons, plenty of crawfish. 5-11 p.m. $10 advance, $15 day of (Friday); $15 advance, $20 day of (Saturday-Sunday). Cajun Cafe On the Bayou, 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. (727) 546-6732. cajuncafeonthe

bayou.com.

Things to do in Pinellas County 04/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:09pm]

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