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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 25, 2007



Twists and turns: East Lake High School's Thespian Troupe 4356 and Class Act Drama Club will present Alias Jack the Ripper by Gene Traylor at 7 tonight and Friday night at East Lake High School Theatre, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs. Tickets $6, seniors $5. Not recommended for younger children. Call 727 943-5574.

Teen talent: Catch a silent auction and Countryside High School's semiannual talent show, Broadway to Go, at 7 p.m. at Countryside High School Auditorium, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. Admission $5. Call (727) 871-1144 or email

Jazz it up: Tap your toes to the sounds of Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps from 6:30-9 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Tickets $5. Call (727) 596-7142.


Two exhibits open: An opening reception for Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nikolas Muray and John Costin: Wings of Splendor is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Museum members free, non-members $10. Both exhibits will be on display until Jan. 6. Call (727) 518-6833.

African violet lovers: The Upper Pinellas African Violet Society will present many varieties of flowering African violets, starter plants, leaves and one of the state's largest selections of African violet-related supplies from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Matthias Lutheran Church, 2751 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Members will answer questions ad help with problem plants. Call Phyllis King at (727) 398-7450 or email Glenn Shelton at

MOAA golf tournament: Participate in the Military Officers Association of America Golf Tournament and Military Appreciation Day at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Registration at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $65 entry fee includes golf, lunch, goodie bag and an opportunity to win a 2008 Chevy Malibu. Call Keith Kurber at (727) 421-8873 or Sue Morse at (727)799-9275.

Berlin Wall art: Opening reception for the inaugural showing of The Berlin Wall Art Collection from 5-8 p.m. at syd entel galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Limited exhibition hours will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 725-1808.

Nature comes alive: Hear a narrative of the experiences of naturalist and artist William Bartram as part of the Great Naturalists Reading Series from 10 a.m.-noon at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Recommended for adults. Advance registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.


British car show: The Tampa Bay Austin-Healey Club's 21st annual All-British Car Show and Autojumble starting at 8 a.m. at Crest Lake Park, 1500 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, rain or shine, with all cars in position by 10:30 a.m. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m. to show winners in more than 30 different classes. Event includes silent auction, car parts, paraphernalia and food and drink vendors. Registration $25. Call Bud Keck at (813) 752-0186 or Ed Swartz at (813) 884-7171 or register online at

Country Jubilee: There's fun for the whole family at the Country Jubilee and Heritage Village's 30th birthday celebration from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, featuring more than 100 crafters, live music, historic homes, hands-on living history activities, traditional craft demonstrations and more. Call (727) 582-2123.

Titanic talk: Lowell Lytle, appearing in costume as Capt. J. Smith of the ill-fated Titanic, will discuss his trip to see the wreckage of the ship, show a film and answer questions at 1 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew Street. Free. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. Call (727) 725-9611 or (727) 785) 2567, ext. 457.

Book sale: Peruse thousands of books in all categories and reading levels at the fourth annual Colossal Book Sale from 9 a.m.-3 the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Church, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Bargain prices. Call (727) 733-7855 or (727) 531-7704.

Art show: Check out the talent at the Crystal Beach Outdoor Art Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Live Oak Park (from Alt. U.S. 19 turn west on Crystal Beach Avenue, and the park is four blocks up overlooking the Gulf of Mexico). Call (727) 781-6859 or email

Ringling excursion: Travel by bus to Sarasota as part of St. Petersburg College's Lifelong Learning Program and tour the Ringling Museum, have lunch at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater and take in a Neil Simon play. Cost is $59. To register, call (727) 341-3184.

Poetry readings: All ages are welcome to read their latest work, poetry by a favorite author or just listen at Poetry in the Stacks, a gathering of words and minds, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.


Book signing

"An Afternoon with Sherrill Milnes" will begin at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. The renowned opera star will talk about his career and performances with the late soprano Beverly Sills and tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Copies of his newly released and revised autobiography, American Aria: Encore, will be available for sale and signing. Free. No reservations necessary. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.

Daniel Wallace Times

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