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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 27, 2004

The Sunstate Opera performs Puccini's La Boheme at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Take a peek into the lives of a group of young friends in 19th-century Paris when anything was possible. Puccini's music evokes the passions of this timeless tale of innocence. Admission is $18 general, $15 for center members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Phan Fest

If you like baseball don't miss this opportunity to check out the new Philadelphia Phillies ballpark called Bright House Networks Field from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at 601 Old Coachman Road (U.S. 19 and Drew Street). Admission is free.


CONVENTION: If you collect rubber stamps, don't miss Stampfest by the Bay 2004, Florida's premiere rubber stamp convention, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater. Admission is $7.

SHOW: The Dunedin Community Chorus presents Footlite Follies: Somewhere in Time at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The program is produced and directed by Janice O'Connor. Admission is free.

COMEDY: Wild Rice, an improv troupe, will entertain at 8 a.m. tonight at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Admission is $12 general, $10 for center members and students. For information, call (727) 942-5605.

PICNIC IN THE PARK: The public is invited each week to bring picnic dinners to Largo Central Park and enjoy the new "music in the park" sound system from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday. Tablecloths, candles and music will be available - you provide the meal.

CONTEST: More than 20 local companies will compete for the 2004 BrainBowl Championship at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The Pinellas Education Foundation event is presented by Alltel.

WORKSHOP: Learn what to do as a parent to help your student get into the university or college of his/her choice at a "Getting Ready for College" workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Southwest Recreation Complex. The program helps you select an appropriate college or university, understand entry tests and find ways to locate scholarship funding. The cost is $40. Call (727) 518-3092 or (727) 518-3125.


ART SHOW: Russian-born Anton Arkhipov, a painter who combines the influence of the classic masters with a whimsical touch, is exhibiting his works at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Arkhipov has a new collection of original works and limited editions, available for sale. The exhibit ends March 11. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 725-1808.

[Last modified February 27, 2004, 01:31:31]

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