Chocolate & wine

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2007


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. today through Saturday at the school auditorium, 1651 Pinehurst Road. $10 general admission, $5 with student ID. Call (727) 469-4100.


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, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $12 for seniors or students, $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 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. Tickets are $8. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold day of concert. Call (727) 298-1620.

Fun Fridays: Dance, sing and make new friends 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.


Bike fest: Old Palm Harbor's fifth annual Fall Bike Fest takes place from noon-10 p.m. along Florida Avenue in the historic downtown. The event includes an old-fashioned block party, juried motorcycle show, a classic custom car show hosted by Ronnie Setser, live entertainment, food and drink, and a "Ride for the Toys" led by Mark Lunsford, who has become a well-known advocate for tougher child-protection laws since the murder of his 9-year-old daughter, Jessica. Free admission. For information, visit www.oldpalmharbormainstreet.net or www.palmharborbikefest.com or call (727) 787-4700.

Craft festival: The 15th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will offer handmade, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for everyone from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street, Dunedin. Free admission. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com.

"Hope for the Holidays": Enjoy a fun afternoon shopping and wine tasting from 1-4 p.m. at Royal Racquet Club, 2565 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. Tennis round robin, $12. Proceeds will help the "Women on the Way" program at St. Petersburg College. Call (727) 799-3200.

Old-fashioned fun: Children of all ages are invited to dip candles, string popcorn and cranberries, decorate cards, make flower wreaths, mosaic pots and more at the ninth annual Holiday Faire from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Suncoast Waldorf School, 1857 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Craft vendors and live music. Call (727) 786-8311 or visit www.suncoastwaldorf.org.

Train show: Regal Railways presents its holiday train show and swap meet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 512 S Lincoln Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $3 for adults, free for children younger than 13. Vendors will buy and sell. Call (727) 441-2159.

Celtic festival: Seven Nations, Lucy Druid, the City of Dunedin Pipe Band and others will perform at the ninth annual Dunedin Celtic Festival from 4-9:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Cost is $15, children younger than 12 admitted free with a paying adult. Call (727) 733-6240 or visit www.dunedinhighlandgames.com.

Make tools: Explore the art of forging metal and creating tools at a blacksmithing class with Ken Straight from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Fee charged; pre-paid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426.