Out and about: Dixieland dance

By Times Staff
Published August 23, 2007


Camille Pariseau, left,of Largo, twirls her parasol with other visitors last year at American Legion Post No. 7 during a concert and dance by the Bayside Banjo Band. The band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Monday at the post, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.


Novel opinions: Join the members of the Oldsmar Book Discussion Club as they talk about historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time at noon in the meeting room of the Oldsmar Public Library, 101 State St. W, Oldsmar. Call 813 749-1178.

Open mike night: This free weekly event features musicians, comedians, singers, poets and other performers in 10-minute segments from 7-10 p.m. at the Witch's Brew coffee and ice cream parlor at Oak Trail Books, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Once a month a prearranged group of performers entertain. Call (727) 939-2774 or email peugene2004@yahoo.com.


Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6 to $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7-11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.


Break on through: Be part of the magic and intensity of A Tribute to Jim Morrison & the Doors, a concert experience with Peace Frog, a band with intoxicating renditions of Hello, I Love You, Light My Fire, L.A. Woman, The End and other classic Doors songs, at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Arrive early for a tribute party complete with food and a chance to bid on a piece of history, a door from the childhood home of Jim Morrison. Auction goes live on www.eBay.com at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the tribute party at 6:30 p.m., $19 for the 8 p.m. concert, and are available at the box office or at www.ticketmaster.com. Call (727) 587-6793.

Community garage sale: Browse for treasures at a Communitywide Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Rental tables are sold out. For more information, call (727) 518-3125.

Family fun day: Munch on free popcorn and hot dogs and sip a cool drink from noon to 4 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Clowns will be there, as well as instructor information tables, demonstrations, trial fitness classes and giveaways. Pool admission is not included. Call (727) 518-3016.

Absorb local culture: Paintings, sculptures, photography, short movies, animation, music compositions, poetry, prose and more will surround the gazebo from 6-9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, Largo. Art lovers are invited to enjoy gourmet coffees and cheeses while admiring the displays and talking with the local artists and writers. There also will be a free wine-tasting event. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5005.

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale: Search for that special something at the Knights of Columbus yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 512 S Lincoln Ave., Clearwater. Breakfast and a light lunch will be available for purchase and an 8-foot vendor table can be rented for $10, 6-foot table for $8. Table rentals and food sold will help benefit the Knights of Columbus. For information and table rentals call (727) 441-2159.

A night of song: Be entertained by Music Out of a Hat - A Music and Trivia Concert, an interactive evening of Broadway, opera, familiar favorites, prizes and lots of audience participation at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. This cadre of singers are part of the VOICExperience Summer Vocal Festival, directed by opera singer Maria Zouves. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for center members and students and can be purchased online at www.tarponarts.com or by calling the box office at (727) 942-5605.


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.

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 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.

The 'real' Tarpon Springs: While a resident of Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg Times photojournalist Scott Keeler memorialized the area's less "touristy" people and places with a collection of 82 color photographs currently on display at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Keeler's donated works entitled "Jewel on the Gulf: A Photographic Celebration of Tarpon Springs and Its People" can be viewed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays until Sept. 28. Free. For more information call (727) 942-5605.

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.

SCOTT KEELER Times (2006)