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Digest

Look back at Citrus industry of yesteryear

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 8, 2007


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LARGO

Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, presents the free program "When Citrus Was King" at 10 a.m. Monday in the Pinellas Room of the museum. Retired highway engineer Jim Jenkins will share his memories of working in local citrus packing houses and groves before World War II. After the talk, see related artifacts in the citrus industry display in the exhibit "Pinellas Passport: Your Ticket Through Time" in the Roy Helms Gallery. Call (727) 582-2123.

BELLEAIR

'Boots & Badges' for the white hats

Giddyap! Saturday is the sixth annual "Boots & Badges" gala benefiting the Pinellas County sheriff's Police Athletic League. Tickets are $75. Held at the Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, the evening starts at 6:30 with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, dancing, an auction and contest for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. For information or to reserve a spot, call Barbara Sherman at 582-6238.

LARGO

Try meal, music at American Legion

American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, opens its doors to the public for dinner and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Fridays feature all-you-can-eat fish for $6, or fried chicken or shrimp for $6.50, plus Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine. Saturdays feature bacon-wrapped filet mignon for $7, plus music by various entertainers from 7 to 10 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

College's Colonial role is topic of talk

Dunedin attorney Eric Houghton will talk about the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and its role in Colonial America when the Berkeley Plantation Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century meets at noon Friday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 N Missouri Ave. Women who are interested in Colonial history and are lineal descendents of someone who lived and served before 1701 in one of the original Colonies are invited. Call 531-2100.

DUNEDIN AND SAFETY HARBOR

Author to discuss her seventh book

Novelist Marian Coe will present her seventh book, Between Us, an original collection of women's voices sharing moments from life, at 2 p.m. today at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, and 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Coe will also invite attendees to select a gift book from her six novels. For more information, call (727) 298-3080 or (727) 724-1525.

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