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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 7, 2007


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Today

Madrigal music: The East Lake Madrigal Singers will present a holiday concert at 3 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Refreshments will follow. Free. Call 727 298-3080, ext. 224.

Meet the artists: Imago Art Group @ Trailside, 464 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, will open its latest show with an artists reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 733-5607 or (727) 736-6172.

Saturday

Dunedin parade, concert: Downtown Dunedin's holiday parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Knology Park andtravel north on Douglas Avenue to Pioneer Park, where Santa will join in a performance by the Dunedin Highland Middle School Band. Call (727) 812-4530.

Book signing: Barbara A. Hubert, author of the Darcy Matthews mystery series, will sign her fourth book, Out Like a Light, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starbucks, 4940 Ridgemoor Blvd., East Lake. Call (727) 781-6763.

Breakfast with Santa: Little ones can join Santa for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the food court at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the mall's shopping concierge centers. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Dream Fund. Call (727) 796-1079 or visit www.westfield.com/countryside.

Exotic rhythms: Experience the sound, stories and folklore of the Sun Drummers & Dancers, featuring Nawal from Sudan, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 for anyone 13 and older; $3 for children 3 to 12; and $1 for kids 2 and younger. Call (727) 462-6024.

Tarpon boat parade: Seasonally decorated boats will participate in Tarpon Springs' 18th annual holiday boat parade. The route takes the boats down the Anclote River and stops in Spring Bayou between 8 to 8:30 p.m. Call (727) 942-5628.

Twinkling Clearwatervessels: Landlubbers can catch sight of the 33rd annual Memorial Holiday Boat Parade, sponsored by Island Estates Yacht Club, starting at 6:30 p.m. when the illuminated vessels make their yearly trek from Mandalay Channel, flow through the canals of Island Estates and reach Coachman Park by 8 p.m. on their way to the Clearwater Yacht Club judging stand. Call (727) 461-1147.

'Chocolate Nutcracker': The curtain rises on the10th anniversary performance of The Chocolate Nutcracker at 1 and 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $27 to $47. Call (727) 892-5767 or visit www.mahaffeytheater.com.

Sunday

Casting call: The Francis Wilson Playhouse will hold auditions for the drama Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at 7 p.m. (and Monday) at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Needed are one mature female and one younger male. Ballroom dance skills are a plus. Production dates are Feb. 14-24. Call (727) 446-1360.

[Last modified December 6, 2007, 23:37:53]


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