Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 30, 2007

Beach entertainment 

Lamount Dais, 33, who calls himself The Human Volcano, breathes fire at Clearwater Beach during Sunsets at Pier 60.

John Pendygraft Times (2001)


Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music from Acoustic Jake. Event begins two hours before sunset and ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.


Musical program: Soprano Sara Buckley and pianist Constantine Grame will perform Songs of Passion and Power at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The recital will also include works by Wagner, Handel, Rogers and Hammerstein, and more. Tickets are $15, $13 for Center members and students. Call (727) 942-5605, or buy online at www.tarponarts.org.

Classic comedy: Arsenic and Old Lace will be performed at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. 2 p.m. matinee. Advance tickets are $12, $15 at the door, and available at the Dunedin Community Center, the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, and the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Call (727) 298-3299.

Classical dance auditions: Dance auditions for The Nutcracker continue todayat Tampa Dancenter, 2735 Whitney Road, Clearwater. All roles are open, all ages welcome. Dancers with strong pointe work are needed. For audition times, call (727) 412-8885.

Steve Starkman & Friends: Be entertained by chamber music by violinist Steve Starkman, along with members of the Florida Orchestra, as part of the continuing 2007-08 Art For Faith's Sake Concert Series at 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Free, but donations accepted. Call (727) 585-9969.

Opera fun: The Sunstate Opera Society presents Fun With Opera, featuring romantic songs, Broadway tunes, and scenes from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Cavalleria Rusticana at 3 p.m. at Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free parking in rear. $15 adults, $12.50 seniors. Call (441) 8868.


Employee art: Art from more than 140 local artists will be displayed during "Colors of Pinellas," the second annual exhibit of the National Arts Program for Pinellas County employees, retirees and their families. Exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the County Courthouse Lobby, 315 Court St., Clearwater. Ends October 31. Call (727) 464-4836 or visit www.ntlartsprog.org.


Fall Films: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will show the movie Away From Her at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.

Writers Group: Regulars, newcomers and the curious are invited to bring copies of your 5-minute prose, poetry, mystery or humor for member critique at the Palm Harbor Writers Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Scary scenery: Check out the Halloween display at the second annual Spooktacular at Regency Oaks Life Care Community, 2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., Clearwater, featuring thousands of miniature lighted and animated sights from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31. Call (727) 252-0540.


Sentimental Expression: Enjoy creating a special Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas memory for a loved one or friend at the next greeting card artistry class from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Largo's Highland Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Cost is $7 for residents, $8.75 for non-residents. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5005.

Talent show auditions:Dunedin's 2007 Senior Talent Show is having open auditions for anyone over 50 with a special talent from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Talent show will be presented Oct. 24. Call (727) 298-3299.

What's your opinion? Be a part of Socrates Cafe, the popular discussion group where suggested topics are voted on to chat about from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 206 or visit www.philosopher.org.

Night Hike: Awaken your senses during a free night hike from 7-8:30 p.m. at Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must, flashlight optional. Not recommended for children under 10. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Call (727) 453-6800.


Lawn & garden info: Bring your questions about gardening, native plants and landscaping to the Lawn and Garden Help Desk where horticulture agent Cindy Peacock will be available to help you at no charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. For information and to register call (727) 453-6800.

Latin music: The Brazilian band O Som Do Jazz will perform bossa nova, samba and jazz music at 7 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Tickets are $5 at the library. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Folk art lecture: Art collector and gallery owner Jeanine Taylor will give a lecture on "An Introduction to Folk Art" at 7 p.m.in the lobby of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. Cost is $5. Call (727) 712-5762.


Art opening: Attend the grand opening reception forFine Arts and Crafts for the Season, an exhibit featuring the work of 27 local artists, from 6-9 p.m. at Artist's Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-1708.

Art workshop: O Appalachia artist Cher Shafferwill lead a hands-on workshop for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. Cost is $12. Call (727) 712-5762.

Friday Night Films: Starting at dusk, the city of Dunedin will present the movieCasablanca at Friday Night Films in Pioneer Park (corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue). Free. Different movies will be shown every Friday night during the month of October. Hot dogs, ice cream and drinks will be sold. Call (727) 812-7598.