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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 7, 2008


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Today

Safety Harbor farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at John Wilson Park Gazebo, Main Street and Fourth Avenue, Safety Harbor. Fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Friday

Borealis Wind Quintet: With finesse and style, this award-winning group will give a performance of carefully conceived musical interpretations at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $22 and $20. Call (727) 942-5605.

Fish fry: St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road, Largo, will have three fish fries on Friday, Feb. 22 and March 7, all from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Advance tickets are $7, $8 at the door, $3 for children 13 and younger. Call (727) 581-4865.

Adult ecology workshop: Learn to identify plants at a college-level workshop with John Kunzer of the University of South Florida biology department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Cost is $40, $30 for members of the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Inc. Bring lunch. Call (727) 453-6800.

Create a memory: Dads and daughters ages 4 to 7 will enjoy dinner for two, dancing and games at Daddy Daughter Date Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Cost is $35 per couple for Safety Harbor residents, $50 for nonresidents. Call (727) 724-1572.

Trashy treasures: The Dunedin Fine Arts Center is accepting donations of art, art supplies and artsy "stuff" (no household goods) until Friday at 1143 Michigan Blvd. in preparation for its annual Trashy Treasures Preview Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and art sale the following day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both events are at the center's classroom annex, 614 Main St., Dunedin. Preview Party admission is $10. Art sale admission is free. Call (727) 298-2233 or visit www.dfac.org.

Valentine fun: The city of Dunedin recreation division presents Friday Family Fun Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.on the back lawn of the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The Valentine-themed party includes contests, crafts, concessions and games. Call (727) 812-4538.

Saturday

Classical fare: The Suncoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th Street. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for center members, $8 for nonmembers, $2 for children 12 and younger. Call (727) 771-6000.

Swing time: Sonny La Rosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band will entertain with big band sounds at 7 p.m. at the Royalty Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $15, free for ages 12 and younger. For band information, visit www.sonnylarosa.com, and for reservations and information, call Dru Charos at (727) 688-2345.

Cooking healthy: Debby DeGraaff uses pears to whip up a tasty salad, soup and cobbler during the "Fruit of the Month" program at 11 a.m. at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727)443-6703.

Canine capers: The Bowser Games and a Mardi Party for Pups Parade take place in Dunedin and begin with a canine costume stroll at 9:30 a.m. in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue, and continue with a pet festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1141 Michigan Blvd. at Pinehurst Street. Call (727) 347-7387 or visit www.pinellasanimalfoundation.org.

Free screening event: Advanced Imaging & Interventional Institute will offer free screenings to check for varicose veins, peripheral artery disease and other conditions from 9 a.m.-noon at 2730 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 100, Clearwater. Registration required. Call (727) 791-7300 or visit www.advancedintervention.com.

African Violet show:Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, is the backdrop for the Upper Pinellas African Violet Society's judged show and sale from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Show is free with paid admission to Sunken Gardens. Call Phyllis King at (727) 398-7450.

Meet the artist: "Japan Revisited," an exhibit of paintings and collages by James E. Sikes, will unveiled at a reception for the artist from 6-8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The exhibit ends March 29. Call (727) 942-5605.

Vintage sparkle: The 29th annual Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Admission is $6, good for both days. Call Tom Campbell at (727) 725-2069 or visit www.clearwaterdepressionglassclub.com.

Today

Nature in art 

The Plainsmen Gallery presents "Nature's Canvas - Focus on Wildlife and Landscape," an exhibit of paintings, bronzes and prints today through Feb. 29 at 2450 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. For details and hours of operation, call (727) 726-5100.

[Last modified February 6, 2008, 21:34:40]


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