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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 7, 2007



Taste of Palm Harbor: Spend the afternoon at the 11th annual "Taste of Palm Harbor" from noon to 6 p.m. along Florida Avenue in historic downtown Palm Harbor. Enjoy food from more than 20 restaurants, children's games and rides, live entertainment, 50 arts and crafts vendors, an antique fire truck show and more. Free admission. Call (727) 934-7001 or visit

Pipe Band concert: Hear the City of Dunedin Pipe Band play at 2:30 p.m. at Highlander Park Pavilion, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Call (727) 733-6240.

Opera favorites: The Florida Lyric Opera presents "Opera a la Carte," a program of popular favorites created by the world's greatest composers, at 3 p.m. at the Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Advance reservations $12.50, $15 at the door. Call (727) 578-1657 or (727) 441-8868.

Meet the artists: Nibble on hors d'oeuvres, sip wine and meet the artists of Studio 1212 at an opening reception for their annual "Black & White" exhibit featuring contemporary and mixed media paintings, pottery and jewelry from 2-5 p.m. The gallery is at 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, and open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit ends Nov. 28. Call (727) 446-4566.

Morning walk: Wake up with nature on an early morning walk from 7:30-9 a.m. through the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Free. Registration required by calling (727) 453-6800.


'Pinellas Voices': Historian Edward Woodward will share stories from a recent oral history project aimed at preserving individual memories of life in Pinellas County at 10 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free. Call (727) 582-2123.

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.

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

Women helping women: Enjoy networking opportunities, food vendor booths and women-related classes, including safety, health, finances and career-related subjects at the second annual Women's Symposium, presented by Women In Networking from 5-9 p.m. at HCA, 31975 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Registration is $10. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Resource Center, Education Station and American Cancer Society. Call Susan Senger at (727) 781-0917.

Beach concert: Celebrate the end of day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. The nightly festivities begin two hours before sunset and end two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

B-I-N-G-O: Try your luck as the numbers are called every Tuesday evening at the AMVETS Post 67, 1825 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Early bird game begins at 6:30 p.m., regular session starts at 7:30. Call (727) 631-0067.

Dinner dance: Indulge your continental tastes with a pasta dinner and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost is $7 for members, $9 nonmembers. Call (727) 791-8698.


Violets and tea

Garden Club Tea: Palm Harbor Garden Club invites you to African Violets by Vicki and a "Welcome Tea" and silent auction at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 942-3028.


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