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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 5, 2008


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Today

Free cooking class: Debby DeGraaff teaches how to make quinoa loaf with seeds, creamy kale sauce and apple cream pie at 11 a.m. today at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-6703.

Bird hike: The Clearwater Audubon Society plans an easy trek to find resident songbirds, raptors and waterbirds in oak and xeric hammocks at 9 a.m. today at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call Madeleine Bohrer at (727) 518-6241 or visit clearwater-fl.com/gov/depts/parksrec/facilities/mlnp.asp.

Book signing: Author Frederick Meyers will sign his latest book, Cry Judas, at 1 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1688.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League and Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will show the DVD The Merry Widow by Frank Lehar and performed by the National Ballet of Canada at 1:30 p.m. today at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 784-9512.

Sunday

Pristine Florida: Meet nine of the original 26 artists known as The Highwaymen as they share their traditions and painting techniques with the public from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N Bayshore Blvd. Paintings available for purchase. Admission $5. Call (727) 726-1668.

Dixieland Jazz: We Three Plus One will perform 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo. Members $15, guests $20. Reservations recommended. Call (727) 724-3379.

Powerful living: Hear what Dr. Ed Carlson has to say about "Core Health" and how it can assist in managing personal energy from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 443-6703 or (727) 562-4970.

Art exhibition: The work of several award-winning artists from the Largo Art Association will be exhibited during this month and February at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth Ave. NW. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 518-3131.

Monday

Trace your roots: Free genealogy assistance with volunteer genealogist John Kiwala from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Dixieland dance: The Bayside Banjo Band plays Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-9204.

Thespians unite!: Adults interested in drama, dance, music appreciation and performance can meet like-minded enthusiasts a gathering of the Performing Arts Club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in the Safety Harbor Library Meeting Room, 101 Second St. N. Free. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 224.

Line dancing: Adults and seniors are invited to learn new and traditional line dances from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Largo's Highland Complex, 400 Highland Ave. No partner needed. Join anytime. Call (727) 518-3016.

SCOTT KEELER Times (1998)

Largo Central Railroad engineer Robert Davis of Largo runs his CSX engine in Largo Central Park during a birthday party.

Today

Ride the rails 

Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are approximately 1.2 miles of main line track with numerous passing sidings running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The train is open for public runs the first full weekend of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Call (727) 585-9835.

[Last modified January 4, 2008, 21:35:28]


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