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Out and About: Last Tidal Wave Tuesday

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 14, 2007


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Tidal Wave Tuesdays: Teens and preteens can beat the heat at a social featuring swimming, dancing, water sports and more for middle and high school students from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Cost is $3. Call (727) 518-3019.

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Largo art show: The Largo Art Association will present its summer art show at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, through Aug. 31. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 727 518-3131.

Pursuing artistic excellence: Pablo Siebel: Reflexiones Intimas, a collection of works by the Chilean artist Pablo Siebel, is on display until Oct. 14 in the Rhoda Newberry Reed Gallery of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Absorb Siebel's unique artistic style as he mirrors a life of myriad contrasts and contradictions, reflecting an understanding of human nature with all its passions and entanglements. Free for GCMA members, $10 for guests. Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; closed Monday. Call (727) 518-6833.

Flowers and more: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During summer weekends, tours through the Topiary, Butterfly, Celebration, Rose, Jazz, English Cottage and many other gardens are self-guided. For more information, call (727) 582-2581 or visit, www.flbg.org.

Youth art: View Youth Art Corps student works are on display through Sept. 19 at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Youth Arts Program. Call (727) 518-6833, ext. 301, or visit www.youthartscorps.org.

Family-friendly fun: Wind down from a long workweek at Palm Harbor's monthly 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 e-mail FirstFridaysPalmHarbor@ hotmail.com.

Dinner and music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $6.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.

Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Preregistration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a complimentary docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, located on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Admission is free on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.

Thespians unite!: Adults interested in drama, dance, music appreciation and performance can meet like-minded enthusiasts at a gathering of the Performing Arts Club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in the Safety Harbor Library Meeting Room, 101 Second St. N. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 224.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Farmers market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmers market.com.

Plumb House Museum: Tour the historic Plumb House Museum, an original Cracker-style house built in 1896. It houses period furnishings, vintage photographic collections and artifacts. The Clearwater Historical Society offers free tours on the first and third Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. year round. The two-story wood house is at 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 446-2676 or (727) 399-1412.

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.

A little bit of everything: Jewelry, painting, glass sculpture, mixed media, pottery, books and more will be on display at the "New Members Exhibition," from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at Artist's Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30. Call (727) 738-8010 or (727) 446-1708.

Peace vigil: 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. For information call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.

Summer magic: First Impressions Art Gallery unveils new Disney fine art from John Coleman, Toby Bluth and John Rowe, along with fresh, 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.


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