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St. Petersburg College's Male Outreach Initiative will present a Male Career Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AD Lobby of the Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road. Information will be available on careers in business, computer-related crime investigation, crime scene technology, education, fire science, law enforcement, nursing and other fields. Call (727) 791-5917.

Tidal Wave Tuesdays: Teens and pre-teens can beat the heat at a fun social night featuring swimming, dancing, water sports and more for middle and high school students from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 14 at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Cost is $3. Call (727) 518-3019.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost is $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Call (727)791-8698.

Wednesday

On The Easel: Art lovers can acquaint themselves with Roy Witlin's 1985 work, Anti Art Flag for an Unstable Nation, this month by attending On The Easel, a discussion group that meets at noon at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, free to children and students with ID, and covers the cost of this program. Call (727) 712-5762.

Summer magic: First Impressions Art Gallery unveils new Disney fine art from John Coleman, Toby Bluth and John Rowe, along with fresh, contemporary work from other artists. The gallery is at 3625 Alt. U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. The exhibition runs through Aug. 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (727) 942-3955.

Thursday

Arrr, matey: Families can join Publix Apron's Cooking School Chef Bil Mitchell as he hosts a pirate themed cooking demo at noon at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., followed by a movie. Beginning at 11 a.m., 25 tickets to the sample table will be given out. Recipes and additional seating will be available. On the menu are Cannonball Risotto Croquettes, Caribbean Jerk Parrot Wings, and Walk the Plank Shark Bites. Free. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.

Art talk: Hang out, drink coffee and talk art at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center's Coffee and Conversation series at noon at the Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. This month, learn how art exhibits are researched, selected and staged with Catherine Bergman, DFAC curator and adult education director. Call (727) 298-DFAC or visit www.dfac.org.

Continuing

Largo art show: The Largo Art Association will present its summer art show at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, from July 1 through Aug. 31. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call (727) 518-3131.

Pursuing artistic excellence: Pablo Siebel: Reflexiones Intimas, a collection of works by the Chilean artist Pablo Siebel, is on display until Oct. 14 in the Rhoda Newberry Reed Gallery of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Absorb Siebel's unique artistic style as he mirrors a life of myriad contrasts and contradictions, reflecting an understanding of human nature with all its passions and entaglements. Free for GCMA members, $10 for guests. Museum hours: Tues. through Sat., 10-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; closed Monday. Call (727) 518-6833.

Flowers and more: Florida is home to more than 180 different types of butterfly. These jewels of the air are a year-round delight for visitors to the 150-acre Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and non-native ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During summer weekends, tours through the topiary, butterfly, celebration, rose, jazz, English cottage and many other gardens are self-guided. For more information, call (727) 582-2581 or visit, www.flbg.org.

Youth Art: View Youth Art Corps student works are on display through Sept. 19 at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Youth Arts Program. Call (727) 518-6833, ext. 301 or visit www.youthartscorps.org.

Family-friendly fun: Wind down from a long workweek at Palm Harbor's monthly First Friday event and enjoy arts, crafts, rides, games, cold drinks and great food in a family-friendly atmosphere from 6-11 p.m. along Florida Avenue between Alternate 19 and County Road 1. Free. Call (727) 934-7001 or e-mail FirstFridaysPalmHarbor@hotmail.com.

Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $5.50-$6. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7-11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Enter your art: Artist applications for the 33rd Annual Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival are available through the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, 1151 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Deadline for applications for the juried show is Sept. 11. Call (727) 784-4287 or visit www.palmharborcc.org/ newsevents/decartfest.asp.

Dinner and music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $6.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Fish fry: 6-8 p.m. Fridays at the AMVETS Post 67, 1825 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $7 per person. Call (727) 631-0067.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake, are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Preregistration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a complimentary docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, located on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Admission is free on Sundays. Call (727)712-5762.

Thespians unite!: Adults interested in drama, dance, music appreciation and performance can meet like-minded enthusiasts a gathering of the Performing Arts Club from 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday in the Safety Harbor Library Meeting Room, 101 2nd St. N. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 224.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Farmers market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmers market.com.

Plumb House Museum: Tour the historic Plumb House Museum, an original cracker-style house built in 1896. It houses period furnishings, vintage photographic collections and artifacts. The Clearwater Historical Society offers free tours on the first and third Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 2. The two-story wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

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