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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 14, 2007


TODAY

Chocolate & wine: Indulge in a chocolate & wine tasting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 833 West Bay Drive, Largo. Cooking demonstrations, recipe cards and expertly paired wines and chocolates. Call (727)-585-7300.

Fast-paced comedy: Award-winning Frank Ferrante presents An Evening with Grouchoat 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $32 VIP, $29 advance, $25 senior (60 and older), $15 student (18 and younger). Call (727) 587-6793.

Basketry workshop: Create a basket while learning basic and intermediary skills from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Fee charged, prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426.

Meet the author: Wacky Florida author Tim Dorsey, whose 10th novel, Atomic Lobster, is due out in 2008, will discuss his craft at 7 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Book signing to follow program. Call (727)298-3080, ext. 224.

Farmers market: The Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market begins its 13th season from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. A wide variety of foods and other items available. Entertainment and parking are free. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Great voices: Could you earn income narrating documentaries, audio books, commercials, cartoons and movies? Find out at "Getting Paid to Talk," a voice class taught by a professional coach from 6:30-9 p.m. at the new Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Register now and walk away with your own commercial. $20 with rec card, $30 without. Call (727) 812-4530 or visit www.dunedinfl.net.

THURSDAY

Chocolate & wine: Indulge in a chocolate & wine tasting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 4936 Ridgemoor Blvd, Palm Harbor. Cooking demonstrations, recipe cards and expertly paired wines and chocolates. Call (727)-787-1999.

Piano concert: Award-winning pianist Leonidas Lipovetsky will perform classical music at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $22 reserved seating, $20 for members and students at the box office or online at www.tarponarts.com. Call (727) 938-3711.

Comedic play: The Dunedin High School Drama Club presents the Neil Simon comedy Rumors at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the school auditorium, 1651 Pinehurst Road. $10 general admission, $5 with student ID. Call (727) 469-4100.

FRIDAY

Author to speak: Jeff Klinkenberg, feature writer for the St. Petersburg Times and author of Seasons of Real Florida, will speak at the 15th annual "An Evening with the Author" presented by the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and door prizes. $20 per person, $40 per patron. Call (727) 535-2612 or visit www.cleawatercwc.org.

Romantic comedy: The West Coast Players' production of Sabrina Fair, the Cinderella tale that was the basis for the 1954 movie Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart - will be performed this weekend at the Mattox Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $12 for seniors or students and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 734-7100 or visit www.wcplayers.org.

Holiday shop: The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin invites all to shop for designer clothing, holiday decorations and gifts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Scot Shop's annual Holiday/Designer Sale, 1265 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-4281.

Live from Paris: French singer, songwriter and guitarist Eric Vincent will perform at 7 p.m. in Clearwater High School auditorium, 540 S Hercules Ave. $8. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold day of concert. Call (727) 298-1620.

Fun Fridays: Dance, sing and make newfriends at a Scottish Ceilidh (party) from 6:30-10 p.m. every Friday at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 586-4188 or visit www.sas-dunedin.com.