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This week

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 14, 2004

Verizon Music Fest

Evanescence, a rock quartet from Little Rock with Amy Lee on vocals, will perform Sunday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Concessions will be available. No coolers, food, drink, canopies or pets permitted. For information, call (727) 562-4800.

Civil War Days

Enjoy a skirmish, infantry drills, a quilting bee, salt-making demonstrations and lots of entertainment at Civil War Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village in Largo. Meet local pioneer woman Elizabeth McMullen and African-American storyteller Oscar Robinson. Admission is free. Park at 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Free shuttle to event entrance. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage

Happenings

PLAY: This weekend is your last chance to catch Eight O'Clock Theatre's production of Mornings at Seven at the Largo Cultural Center. Show times are 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. The cost is $15.50. For information, call (727) 587-6793.

COMEDY: The improvisational troupe Wildrice will do some fun-filled, off-the-cuff bits at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets are $12 general, $10 for students and center members. Call (727) 942-5605.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Bansemer Gallery of Fine Art will mark its one-year first anniversary with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at 342 Main St., downtown Dunedin. Roger Bansemer is known for his works portraying Old Florida, including landscapes, shorebirds and more. Call (727) 734-1771.

BOOK SIGNING: Author Annetta Dellinger will sign copies of her book Be Joyful! Who . . . Me? Mini Joy-Spirations to Energize Your Day from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Family Christian Store, 2613 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, Clearwater.

PICNIC IN THE PARK: Every Friday evening, the public is invited to bring picnic dinners to Largo Central Park and enjoy the new "music in the park" sound system. The park will schedule weekly candlelight picnics every Friday from 6-8 p.m. Tablecloths, candles and music will be provided. You provide the picnic. For further details contact the Parks Division at (727) 586-7415.

GOSPEL EVENING: The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast is hosting an evening of gospel music to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa and acknowledge the efforts of its sister hospice in Soweto, South Africa. Jabula! - a Zulu word for rejoice - will perform at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Prayer Tower Church of God, 1137 37th St. S, St. Petersburg. The Soweto hospice relies on fundraising efforts to provide food, medical supplies and health care workers to care for HIV/AIDS patients.

FREE CONCERT: The Clearwater Community Concert Band will perform "Thoughts of Love," "Down a Country Lane" and other favorites at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Auditorium at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus at Drew Street and Old Coachman Road. Before the main act, the Jazz Band will play at 2:15 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Call (727) 799-4437.

ORIENTAL PUPPET SHOW/WORKSHOP: Tampa artist Frank Lakus will present "A Tale is Told," a program of Japanese and Chinese folk tales using origami puppets at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. on the first floor. After the show, Lakus will conduct an origami workshop. Admission is $5 general, $4 for center members and students, and $3 for children 12 and under (the cost includes the both the show and the workshop). For information, call (727) 942-5605.

TREE PLANTING: To honor the men and women serving around the world, the Bay Bouquet Garden Club and the city of Dunedin will plant trees along the Pinellas Trail between Scotland and Albert streets at 10 a.m. Saturday. If you would like to participate, call (727) 733-3858. Minimum donations are $10 toward the purchase of a tree. Individual trees are $100.

FOOD FOR NEEDY: Calvary Episcopal Church will kick off its food pantry program at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. The church will work with Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue, the Indian Rocks Volunteer Fireman's Association and the Citizens Emergency Response Team to collect, stock and provide nonperishable foods for those in need. The public is welcome to attend.

CONTINUING

ART EXHIBIT: An exhibition of artwork by elephants sponsored by the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project will be on display through Aug. 27 at the Clearwater Public Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. The exhibit features paintings available for purchase that are done by elephants. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization, which works to save elephants. Call 562-4970.

[Last modified May 14, 2004, 01:01:19]


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