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Digest

Out and about

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 10, 2007


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Today

Four-wheeled fun: Unsure how phrases like "ollieing," "grinding" and "Hippie Jump" relate to skateboarding? You can bet skateboard competitors do. Watch them execute these and other moves during a free competition at Largo Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave., Largo from 5:30-9 p.m. The event will feature prizes and giveaways. All skaters must have a liability waiver on file. Skaters under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver form. Helmets are required. Call 727 518-3016.

Sunset sounds: Be entertained by different musical styles each month at Downtown Largo's free concert series, Sunset Sounds, presented on the second Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Tonight will feature the Southern gospel group God's Country. Call (727) 587-6775.

Breast cancer awareness fundraiser: Attend the second annual Pitch For Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night, sponsored by Morton Plant Mease Health Care and the Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Gates open this afternoon at 5:30 and the first 2,500 women will receive a commemorative pink beach bag or baseball cap. There will be a silent auction, a breast cancer survivor walk on the field at 6:30, and the game between the Threshers and Daytona Cubs begins at 7. Tickets are $3, $6 and $8 and are available by visiting threshersbaseball.com or by calling (727) 467-4457.

Country music concert: Country singer and musician Louise Mandrell, the Southern gospel team Triumphant Quartet and up-and-coming country-western singer Christy Sutherland will perform in concert at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Tickets are $25 and available through the church office. Call (727) 785-7487.

Saturday

Jazz or blues?: Jazz musicians will tell you that the Hammond B3 organ is really a jazz instrument, but you won't find many blues artists who agree with that assessment. At this concert both groups will be on stage to battle it out at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$15. Call (727) 822-3590.

Beat the heat: Kids 10 and older can have some real summer fun at the Hot Dogs & Fire Hose Spray Down starting at 1 p.m. at the East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Enjoy a hot dog and then beat the heat with a gentle spray down courtesy of the fire department. Call (727) 773-2665.

SUNDAY

Safety Harbor celebrates: Artists from the city of Safety Harbor will have their paintings, prints, calligraphy, photography and three-dimensional artwork showcased at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, 329 Bayshore Blvd. S. The exhibit opens at 1 p.m., and many of the unique items will be available for purchase. Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, teens and children under 12; free for children under 7. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (727) 726-1668 or e-mail info@safetyharbormuseum.org.

Opera video: The opera video, La Rondine, by Giacomo Puccini, performed by the New York City Opera, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art, 600 E Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free to all ages. Call (727) 712-5762.

[Last modified August 10, 2007, 07:40:01]


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