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Out and about

By TIMES STAFF
Published July 27, 2007


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Today

Fish fry: 6-8 p.m. Fridays at the AMVETS Post 67, 1825 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $7 per person. Call (727) 631-0067.

Flowers and wildlife: The 150-acre Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, features hundreds of blooming flowers and plants, native and non-native ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During summer weekends, tours through the more than 20 gardens are self-guided. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit www.flbg.org.

Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners available for $5.50 to $6. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7-11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.

Enter your art: Artist applications for the 33rd Annual Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival are available through the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, 1151 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Deadline for applications for the juried show is Sept. 11. Call (727) 784-4287 or visit www.palmharborcc.org/newsevents/decartfest.asp.

SATURDAY

Pursuing artistic excellence: Pablo Siebel: Reflexiones Intimas, a collection of works by the Chilean artist Pablo Siebel, opens with a talk by Siebel at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's auditorium and a reception from 7-9 p.m. in the Rhoda Newberry Reed Gallery of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Free for GCMA members, $10 for guests. Museum hours: Tues. through Sat., 10-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; closed Monday. Call (727) 518-6833.

Animal adaptations: Learn from the Lowry Park Zoo educators and some of their animal friends about the amazing diversity of animal adaptations from 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. For information or to register call (727) 453-6800.

The Bluffs BBQ & Family Fun Day: You're invited to partake of food, fun, entertainment, door prizes, a dessert baking contest and kids poetry contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belleair Bluffs City Hall and Community Center, 2747 Sunset Blvd. A barbecued chicken lunch prepared by the Belleair Bluffs Firefighters Association will be available for $7. Desserts and short poems by kids describing what school means to them or what they did over summer vacation should be entered by 10:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness. Call (727) 585-1212.

Artistic evening: Art and media connoisseurs are cordially invited to Largo FLAIR, (Features Local Artistic and Innovative Renderings), from 6-9 p.m. at the gazebo in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Attendees can converse with the artists and enjoy gourmet coffees, cheeses and a wine tasting while admiring paintings, sculptures, photography, and digital imagery as well as short movies, videos, and animation. Listen to music compositions, lyrical poetry and more. Admission and submissions are free. Call 587-6740, ext. 5017.

Dinner & music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. dinner is filet mignon, potato and salad. Cost is $7. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Guided hikes: Free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail are offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

[Last modified July 26, 2007, 20:17:19]


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