Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 8, 2008


Fish fry: St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road, Largo, will have fish fries today, 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 and $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. The cost is $40, $30 for Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Inc. Bring lunch. Call (727) 453-6800.

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


Classical fare: The Suncoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages at 6:30. The 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 at 7 p.m. at the Royalty Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $15, free for ages 12 and younger. 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.

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 is required. Call (727) 791-7300 or visit www.advancedintervention.com.

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

Vintage sparkle: The 29th annual Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 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.


Country breakfast: The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is hosting a fundraising breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $4 for members, $4.50 nonmembers and $2 for children younger than 10. Call (727) 771-6000.

Morning walk: See how nature starts its day with awalk from 7:45-9 a.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Closed-toe shoes are required; water and hat are recommended. All ages welcome. Free. Call (727) 453-6800.

Love songs: The Sunstate Opera Society will perform favorite love songs at 3 p.m. at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Light reception will follow. A freewill offering will be taken. Call (727) 446-3001.