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Digest

Out and about

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 2, 2007


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Today

Rock 'n' roll concert: Teens take note, Detroit indie rockers The High Strung will perform a full set of rousing jams and talk about what it's like to write songs, perform and tour year-round at 7 p.m. as part of an End-of-Summer Teen Celebration at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The group's videos have been seen on MTV, the band's been featured in Entertainment Weekly and Spin magazines, and was hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best new rock 'n' roll bands in America. Open to kids ages 12 to 20. Free. Call 727 784-3332, ext. 206.

Artist's reception: View Youth Art Corps student works at an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. The students plan a theater performance at 4:15 p.m. Free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Youth Arts Program. The exhibit continues through Sept. 19. Call (727) 518-6833, ext 301 or visit www.youthartscorps.org.

Friday

Artist's reception: The Imago Art Group@Trailside presents artist Cathy Morgan and her "One Woman Show," with an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 464 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free parking and admission. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 733-5607 or (727) 736-6172.

Family-friendly fun: Wind down from a long work week at Palm Harbor's First Friday event and enjoy arts, crafts, rides, games, cold drinks and great food in a family-friendly atmosphere from 6 to 11 p.m. along Florida Avenue between Alt. U.S. 19 and County Road 1. Free. Call (727) 934-7001 or email FirstFridaysPalmHarbor@hotmail.com.

Saturday

Train show and swap meet: Regal Railways presents the fifth annual train show and swap meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 512 Lincoln Ave., Clearwater. A train display by the Suncoast American Flyer Enthusiasts Club will be on display and vendors will be on hand to buy and sell. Cost is $3 for adults, kids under 13 free. Call (727) 441-2159.

Exotic bird show: The Suncoast Avian Society presents its 32nd annual exotic bird fair today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $4 for adults, kids 12 and under free. Call Mari Howard at (727) 726-6864 or e-mail whoward7@tampabay rr.com.

Sit. Stay. Play ball!: Nothing epitomizes summer fun like dogs, ice cream and baseball. Celebrate all three with your dog at the Humane Society of Pinellas' fundraiser "Bark at the Ball Park," beginning at 5 p.m. at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. The Clearwater Threshers will host the Tampa Yankees in a minor league game and there will be gifts and treats for everyone, including frozen ice cream treats for dogs, popsicles for humans, a Ruffable Raffle, dog/owner lookalike contest, Frisbee demonstration by Central Florida Dog & Disc Club and there will be dogs available for adoption from the HSP. Tickets for canines are $3, and human tickets start at $3. Call (727) 467-4457 for tickets or (727) 797-7722.

Continuing

Summer magic: First Impressions Art Gallery presents new Disney fine art from John Coleman, Toby Bluth and John Rowe, along with contemporary work from other artists. The gallery is at 3625 Alt. U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. The exhibition runs through Aug. 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (727) 942-3955.

Artistic contrasts: Two new exhibitions - Art of the Whimsical: Fabricated Sculptures by Esther Gentle, and Art of the Ordered: Reverse Paintings by Roy Witlin - are on display through Aug. 26 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum, on the campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students are admitted free. Call (727) 712-5762.

[Last modified August 2, 2007, 09:26:01]


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