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Out & About

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 13, 2007


Meet the artist


Award-winning local artist Christopher Still will be an honored guest at the Palm Harbor Historical Society's meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The event is open to the public. Call (727) 724-3054.

Artist's perspective: December's featured artist attending the Coffee and Conversation series will be mosaic artist Danielle Slaugenhoupt at noonat the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Admission and coffee are free. Call 727 298-2233 or visit

Old-fashioned holiday: Create a basket while learning basic and intermediate skills at a basket-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Fee charged; prepaid registration required. While at the village, check out the historical homes decked out in holiday finery. Call (727) 582-2426.

Holiday recipes: Join Publix Apron's Cooking School Chef Bil Mitchell as he demonstrates recipes for holiday entertaining from noon to 1 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Call (727) 4970 ext. 5284.

Celtic Christmas: Boys of the Lough will perform traditional Celtic music at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Reserved seating is $30, $28 for center members and $15 for children. Call (727) 942-5605.

Breakfast with Santa: Children 3 to 5 years old and their younger siblings can join Santa for breakfast and a sing-along at 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Space is limited, advance registration required by calling (727) 784-3332, ext. 203 or 213.

Musical comedy: Countryside High School's Drama Department presents Honk, a cheery musical that appeals to all ages, at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Countryside High School auditorium, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 871-1144 or e-mail


Holiday jazz: Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Winter Wonderland at Drew and Fort Harrison, Clearwater. Free admission, but donations of nonperishable food or an unwrapped toy will be accepted for charity. Open through Dec. 21. Hours are 6-9 p.m. weeknights and 1-9 p.m. weekends. Call (727) 442-2099.

Gardens aglow: Enjoy the Illuminated Gardens at Florida Botanical Gardens nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3 with more than 425,000 lights. The gardens are at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. For information, call 727-582-2100.

Fun Fridays: Dance, sing and talk with friends both old and new at a Scottish Ceilidh (party) from 6:30-10 p.m. every at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 586-4188 or visit

Afternoon Bingo: Play Fridays with an early bird game at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Dunedin Memorial Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Call (727)733-8153.

Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6 to $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.


Clearwater parade/street party: Clearwater's holiday parade begins at Crest Lake Park at 11 a.m. It will move west on Cleveland Street to Myrtle Avenue, where the Cleveland Street District will make its debut with a free family-oriented street party from noon to 4 p.m. The event features craft vendors, refreshments and live entertainment, as well as Santa and fun activities for all ages. Bring canned goods or a new, unwrapped toy for donation to charity. Traffic will be closed along Cleveland Street from 3 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday from Myrtle Avenue to the bluff. Call (727) 562-4800.

Holiday parade/candy cane hunt: Tarpon Springs' annual Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m., travel through downtown Tarpon Springs on Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19), and end at Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way with a candy cane hunt, pictures with Santa and music by Lisa Nicole. For information, call (727) 937-6109, (727)942-7029 or e-mail to

Art from nature: Florida artist Leonard Lewis will demonstrate how to turn queen palm seed pods into works of art from 2-6 p.m. at Art on the Docks Gallery, 735 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 943-9298.

Seasonal songs: The Palm Harbor Community Chorus, directed by Anita Bona, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Free, but donations accepted. Call (727) 709-5818.

Safety at sea seminar: The Clearwater Yacht Club will sponsor a discussion and demonstration of life raft deployment, proper use of flares and shipboard fire fighting from noon to 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Yacht Club, 830 S Bayway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free. For reservations call (727) 447-6000.

Dance for charity: The whole family is invited to a Zumba charity dance event to benefit Toys for Tots and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Stellar Fitness, 802 Franklin St., Clearwater. Toys and monetary donations accepted. Call (727) 461-9747.


[Last modified December 13, 2007, 01:44:00]

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