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Published Feb. 20, 2008


The ninth annual Students Against Violence, Drugs and Racism Step-Off Extravaganza will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin High School auditorium, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Some 20 teams from elementary, middle and high schools and community groups are expected to compete. The competition is linked to the next day's Florida African-American Heritage Celebration at Heritage Village in Largo. The step finals are scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at the celebration. Call Cindy Robinson at (727) 946-1252.


Market birthday: The Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market celebrates its 13th birthday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in front of Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Complimentary cake and coffee at 10 a.m. Live music, free parking, handicapped-accessible. Call (727) 461-7674.

Free movie:The Lives of Others, 2006 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, will be shown at 1 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Rated R, German with English subtitles. Free. Call (727) 942-5605.

Healthy and delicious: Kerrie and Robert Broe will demonstrate "Gourmet Ways with the Same Old Vegetables" at 6 p.m. today at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 443-6703.

Make it grow: Guests are welcome at the Bay Bouquet Garden Club's program "So You Want a Blue Ribbon" at 11 a.m. today at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. National Garden Clubs accredited judge Bess Treadwell will discuss grooming horticulture. Call (727) 734-2058.

Celestial storytelling: Enjoy stories around the campfire at the Full Moon Storytelling from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Free. Preregistration required. Call (727) 453-6800.


Beach concert: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department and Fruits Realty present a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach, at the west end of Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. The event will feature music by the Crown 5, a bonfire, toasted marshmallows, and other refreshments. All ages welcome. Call (727) 942-5628.


Adult salsa: Join Ms. Suda's adult salsa class from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Feb. 29 at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N. Cost with an Oldsmar recreation card is $49. Call (813) 749-1260.