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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 3, 2007


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Today

Fish fry: The Clearwater Historical Society will host its all-you-can-eat Fall Fish Fry from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the recreation center at 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $8 adults, $4 children. Free parking. Proceeds help maintain the historic Plumb House Museum. Call (727) 804-2073.

Art Harvest: The 44th annual Dunedin Art Harvest returns to Highlander Park with more than 200 artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The park is at 1143 Michigan Blvd. Parking is $4 per car; a $2 shuttle is available at Curlew Road and Alt. U.S. 19. Free parking at Dunedin High. Call (727) 738-5523.

Doll Club show: The St. Petersburg Doll Club presents its second annual Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE, Largo. Doll repairs and appraisals available. Free parking. Call (727) 585-5227.

Wine festival: Sample hundreds of types of wines and enjoy great food and live entertainment at the sixth annual Safety Harbor Wine Festival from 5-11 p.m. along Main Street in Safety Harbor. Free. Call (727) 724-1572.

Fall craft show: Check out Crystal Beach's Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave., west of Alt. U.S. 19 and two blocks south of Alderman Road. Free. Call Karin McArdle at (727) 784-5339.

Dox-A-Palooza II: Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Crest Lake Park, 201 Glenwood Ave., Clearwater, features costume contests, races, a raffle and silent auction. Friendly leashed dogs welcome. Visit www.daretorescue.com.

Largo fresh market: Pinellas County Extension's Market in the Park opens today from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, with produce, gourmet foods, plants and unique programs on gardening, a cooking demonstration, live music and grand opening of butterfly gardens. Call (727) 582-2528.

Crystal Beach art: Check out the Outdoor Art Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Live Oak Park, two streets south of Alderman Road. Also: Fall crafts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave. Free.

Open house: Newly rebuilt Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Station 65 will host an open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 250 West Lake Road with a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m., refreshments, guided tours, kids activities, demonstrations and community safety advocates. Call (727) 784-0454.

Family fun: Come out to North Bay Community Church's family fun day and enjoy games, concessions, children's area, arts and crafts, bake sale, thrift shop, face painting and more from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (813) 855-1643.

Sunday

Veterans appreciation day: The third annual Clearwater Veterans Appreciation Day will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave. The event will feature the U.S. Special Operations Parachute Team, the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, a flyover from MacDill Air Force Base, music, speeches, military equipment displays, local law enforcement units and a parade. Those unable to walk from the parking lot can be dropped off at the Arcturas Avenue entrance. For information, visit www.cvad.org.

Nature Tour: Take a self-guided Garden Explorer Discovery Backpack Tour from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. A backpack, checked out at the front desk, is filled with items needed to assist in exploration. Free. Plan on a two-hour tour. To register call (727) 582-2581.

Monday

Fish tales: Hear stories of open water adventures off the Pinellas coast in the 1950s and 1960s with three old-time fishing guides at 10 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Moderated by Bill Miller, host of Bright House Network's Hooked On Fishing. Free. Registration not necessary. Call (727) 582-2123.

Today

Marching bands compete 

Seventeen local high school marching bands will vie for top scores at the Florida Bandmaster's Association Marching Performance Assessment from 3-8 p.m. at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave. Cost to attend is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. Free parking. Concessions available. Call (727) 430-1201.

Members of the Largo High School marching band's clarinet section perform during the homecoming football game last month.

TED McLAREN Times

[Last modified November 2, 2007, 22:47:17]


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