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High school's conservatory benefit is today

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 8, 2007


TARPON SPRINGS

Tarpon Springs High School's Leadership and Music Conservatory will present its "Celebration of Excellence" benefit auction at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Community Center, 348 Pinellas Ave. N. The event will feature a concert by conservatory students, food from local restaurants, silent and live auctions with entertainment and travel packages, plane rides, fishing trips, and works by local artists, including Christopher Still, Robin Saenger, Kiaralinda and Todd Ramquist, Ira Burhans and Joyce Curvin. For tickets and information, call Tina Marie Avila at 727 642-2523, e-mail tinamarie avila@hotmail.com or visit www.tarponspringsband. com.

PALM HARBOR

Historical Society will meet today

The Palm Harbor Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The public is invited. The society's annual tea is March 17 at the North Pinellas Historical Museum at the corner of Curlew and Belcher roads. There will be three sittings. For tickets and reservations, call 789-0478.

DUNEDIN

Novelist will talk about latest 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. Coe will invite attendees to select a gift book from her six novels. For more information call (727) 298-3080 or (727) 724-1525.

Want to hang out, talk about art?

Hang out, sip gourmet coffee and discuss art at noon today at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The center will present award-winning painter Carole Rosefelt. She will lead a demonstration and discussion on acrylic painting using impressionism and abstract impressionism styles. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

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

Look back at the citrus industry

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 local citrus packing houses and groves before World War II. After the talk, see related artifacts in the citrus display in the exhibit "Pinellas Passport: Your Ticket Through Time" in the Roy Helms Gallery. Call (727) 582-2123.