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North Pinellas Things To Do for Wednesday, Oct. 16


Oktoberfest and Family Fall Festival: This event features midway rides, games, food, flea market, Oktoberfest tent, entertainment and raffles. 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Free (food, ride and game tickets are extra). Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. (727) 733-3776;

Lamp House 1: Members of Countryside High School's musical theater department will sing, dance and perform skits in a coffeehouse/cafe setting. Suitable for the whole family. Coffee and refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Thursday. $5 donation suggested. Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. (727) 725-956, ext. 2063.

Haunted Trails: Stroll among the primate residents and other "creatures" on the haunted trail with music, carnival-type food and activities. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, 4600 Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. (727) 943-5897;

Corvette Show: More than 100 Corvettes from 1955 to present are expected to be displayed. Proceeds from car entry fee benefit the Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans of America. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Spectators free; $25 registration. Dimmitt Chevrolet, 25485 U.S. 19, Clearwater.;

Family Fishing Day: Kids ages 5 to 17 can cast in and learn about fishing from area experts. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1545.

Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-Off: Sample chili from teams of competitors in three categories: professional, group and rescue. There will be raffles, a silent auction, vendors, dog skills demonstrations and music provided by the Screamin' Donkey. All proceeds benefit local animal rescue groups. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 415-1694;


Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The 34th annual four-day event features a variety of jazz artists performing in a beautiful waterfront setting. Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Advance general admission $10; $20 day of show. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 461-5200;

18th Annual Outdoor Music Festival: The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory will host 26 marching bands from all over Florida during this competition event. 11 a.m. $15; $10 military and students; $5 children 12 and under. Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs.

The Local Revolt Music Series Round 4: More than a dozen local bands including Fight Another Day, Beautiful Corpses and City of Angelzs will perform at this indoor/outdoor event. Fold-out chairs are welcome. Partial proceeds from the event will support the "I Like it HOT!" Charity Corporation. No coolers, outside drinks or weapons allowed. 3-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Free advance tickets; $5 at the door. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 423-8432;


Woofstock: Pet owners and their special pups can stroll through the park while enjoying pet contests, dog demonstrations, pet adoptions, animal blessings, an auction and music. Pets must be leashed and have current vaccinations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 213-2032;