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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 30, 2007


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Today

Dunedin doings: Enjoy "An Old Fashioned Christmas" with music, carriage/train rides, kids activities and holiday shopping from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Dunedin. Call (727) 812-4530.

Clearwater sparkle: Treat yourself to refreshments at 5:30 p.m. at the Royalty Theater, 405 Cleveland St. in Clearwater, and entertainment while watching Santa and Clearwater officials light up the new downtown streetscape. A film at the Royalty Theater will follow. Call (727) 562-4464.

Remembering the animals: The Suncoast Animal League will have a special lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. in Dunedin's Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, with Santa, carolers and the "Old Fashioned Christmas Parade." Call (727) 939-1300.

Saturday

Holiday Tour of Homes: The Dunedin Youth Guild presents its 38th annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's tour features six decorated homes ranging from an octagonal historic home to a newer Cracker-style residence built to be energy efficient. Holiday boutique and a complimentary tea from noon to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 if purchased Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Programs with maps and descriptions of the homes are provided. Call the Dunedin Youth Guild at (727) 734-0394.

Gilbert and Sullivan musical: The Gilbert and Sullivan Players present Thespis, or, The Gods Grow Old at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Also at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserved seating tickets are $20 ($18 for members and students). Call the box office at (727) 942-5605 or order online at www.tarponarts.org.

Dunedin boat parade: Enjoy holiday music, caroling, concessions, a tree-lighting ceremony, lighted boat parade and Santa's arrival from 6-8 p.m. at Edgewater Park in Dunedin. Bring lawn chairs and view the parade from points along Bayshore Boulevard and Edgewater Drive. For information, call (727) 812-4531. To register a boat, call harbormaster Bill Frantz at (727) 298-3030 or Rod Collman at (727) 734-3749.

Meet the artist: Attend a Holiday Art Show and Artist Reception with painter Charles Rowe from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the newly expanded Plainsmen Gallery of Clearwater, 2450 Sunset Point Road. Visit online at www.plainsmen.com or call (727) 726-5100.

Holiday play: The Youth Theater production of A Star Is Born will be presented at 10 a.m. at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call (727) 446-1360 or visit www.FrancisWilsonPlayhouse.org.

Run for research: The "Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis," a family-oriented 5K run and 1-mile fitness walk, will begin at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. race start at Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. Early registration is $20, $25 day of race, $5 student discount. Free refreshments after the run, and prizes awarded. Call (813) 968-7000, toll-free 1-800-850-9455 or register online at www.arthritis.org or www.active.com/active.

Classical concert: String, woodwind and brass chamber ensembles will perform classical selections at 7:30 p.m. in the Murray Studio of Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $10 for adults, $2 for children/students. Call (727) 438-3149 or visit www.pysmusic.org.

[Last modified November 29, 2007, 21:17:48]


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