St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Letter to the editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message

Out & About

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 10, 2008



Coffee and conversation: Enjoy free coffee as artist Glenn Woods discusses his work with clay at noon today at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-2233 or visit

Lawn & garden help: Bring questions about landscaping and gardening to a Pinellas County IFAS Extension agent from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn the fine points of pruning from 10-11 a.m. from Cindy Peacock at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Call (727) 453-6800 or visit

Dixieland Jazz: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. today as well as on Jan. 17, 24 and 31 at Coconut's Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Admission $5. Call (727) 724-3379.

Musical comedy: The Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, presents Thoroughly Modern Milliethrough Sunday and Jan. 16-20. Show times are 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday, and an 8 p.m. show Jan. 16. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for students. Reservations recommended. Call (727) 446-1360 or visit

Artistic expression: Create art at the next Teen Art Club meeting at 3 p.m. today at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Basic supplies will be provided. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5244.


Fun and games: Attend a winter carnival with games, crafts, concessions, music and contests, the first in a series of Friday family fun nights at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The event goes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 812-4538.

Opening reception: Dunedin Fine Arts Center will host a reception for its newest exhibits from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and will feature lectures by artists. Cost is $5. Call (727) 298-2233 or visit


Fireside Concert Series: "Americana Roots," an acoustic evening of music, songs and stories for all ages will be performed by the duo Suzanne and Jim, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Cost is $5 for concertgoers 13 and older; $3 for those 3 to 12 years old and $1 for those 2 years and younger. The concert will be held indoors in case of inclement weather. Call (727) 462-6024.

Florida, naturally: Let the staff at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake, help design a Florida-friendly yard from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Advance registration required. Free. Call (727) 453-6800.

Meet the author: Author Skip Taylor will be at Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater to sign his book The Beltway: Duplicity in the Highest Order at 1 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 669-1688.

Science fun: The Fabulous Franzinis Science and Astronomy Circus will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, inside City Hall at 324 E Pine St. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Seasonal soups and tai chi open house: Learn to prepare warming winter soups with instructor Debby DeGraaff at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nature's Food Patch Natural Market Cafe & Deli, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Then, at noon, dress for exercise and participate in a two-hour tai chi demonstration. Free. Call (727) 443-6703 or visit

Tony Award-winner: Ain't Misbehavin' takes the stage at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets: $32 VIP; $29 advance; $25 seniors (60+); $15 students (18 and younger); $25 for groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 587-6793.

Vegas Night: The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., will present a Las Vegas night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with live entertainment, a buffet, cocktails and prizes. Cost is $12 for center members; $15 for non-members. Must be older than 21. Reservations suggested. Call (727) 771-6000.


[Last modified January 9, 2008, 21:05:57]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters