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Peace Vigil: 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. For information call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.

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.

A little bit of everything: Jewelry, paintings, glass sculptures, mixed media, pottery, books and more will be on display at the "New Members Exhibition," noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Artist's Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30th. Call (727) 738-8010 or (727) 446-1708.

Summer magic: First Impressions Art Gallery unveils new Disney fine art from James 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.

Summer film: The Friends of the Library Sol Peska Film Series continues with a French favorite, My Father's Glory, depicting a young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France, at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.

Afternoon Tea Dance: Adults and seniors can enjoy an afternoon of dancing to the Big Band sounds of the Ellis Hale Combo from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo. Dress is casual and refreshments will be sold. Alcohol is not permitted. Tickets are $3 at the door. Call (727) 518-3131.

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) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Friday

Four-wheeled fun: Street Surfer Skate Shop will sponsor prizes and giveaways during a free skateboard competition 5:30-9 p.m. at Largo Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. All skaters must have a liability waiver on file. Skaters younger than 18 must have a parent sign their waiver form. Helmets are required. Call (727)518-3016.

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.

Continuing

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.

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