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By SANDEE DAVIES, Times Staff
Published September 2, 2007


2 Today

La Chuchazo doubles domino tournament: Try your hand at the inaugural La Chuchazo Domino event with team registration starting at 8 a.m. and first round at 9:15, Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive, Largo. Cash and other prizes awarded using the International Domino Federation and National Domino Federation USA point/time system. Entry fee is $50 per team with a 10-team maximum; no charge for spectators. Call 518-3021 or www.tampabaydominoclub.com.

Exotic bird adoption: Dozens of exotic birds from perfect parakeets to caring cockatoo to marvelous macaws and everything in between will be looking for new homes, noon-4 p.m., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. Adoption is through Safe Haven Avian Placement Services. Potential adopters should bring completed applications along with proof of an appropriate-size travel carrier. To learn more or fill out an application, go to www.safehavenfl.org or www.SPCATampaBay.org. Call 586-3591.

5 Wednesday

Convenient Truths: Ten amateur videos are the winners of the Convenient Truths contest sponsored by TreeHugger and Seventh Generation, 8 p.m., Studio@620 620 First Ave., N, St. Petersburg. Feature film is The Breast Cancer Diaries by Ann Murray Paige. Diagnosed with cancer at age 38, she turned the camera on herself and documented her battle. $5. Call 895-6620.

6 Thursday

'The Fantasticks': In this reverse of the Romeo and Juliet story, two fathers attempt to spark romance between their children by pretending to feud, 8 p.m., Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. Continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sept. 13-15; 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 16. $18-$25. Call 813 926-9175 or check the Web at www.SalernoTheatre.com.

7 Friday

Get downtown: Free first Friday street party featuring B.K. Jackson, 5:30-10 p.m., on Central Avenue between Second and Third streets. Call 393-3597.

FloriMezzo mentor's musicale: FloriMezzo chamber members present a program to recognize the vision and success of the Palladium Theater over the past nine years, 7:30 p.m., Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The professional musicians, who mentor student and community musicians, will perform work by Brahms, Schmelzer, Sforzini and Mozart. $15. Call 822-3590.

8 Saturday

Greening your home program: Bring lunch and hear the latest and easiest ways to "green" your home with Bert Henderson from Pinellas County Extension, 11:30 a.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Learn about easy ways to become earth-friendly around the home and help the planet, too. This free program is best for adults. Registration required; call 453-6500.

Selecting and caring for roses in Florida: Tricia Weimer of the Pinellas County Rose Society tells her secrets for growing wonderful roses, 11:30 a.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with park admission. Call 551-3148.

Rummage sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Giles Church, 8271 52nd St., Pinellas Park. Table rental $25. Call 544-6856.

9 Sunday

Barbecue benefit: Pork, chicken and all the sides plus door prizes and raffles, noon-5 p.m., American Legion Post 104, 7550 60th St. N, Pinellas Park. All proceeds benefit Mark Wood, a Palm Harbor firefighter who was injured in a motorcycle accident. $8. Call 544-5137.