Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 27, 2008


Strawberry festival: Visit the Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave., and partake in the market's annual Strawberry Festival, featuring strawberry shortcake for sale. Live entertainment and free parking. Call 727 461-7674 or visit www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Free movie: See the 1989 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V,, at 1 p.m., Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Call (727) 942-5605.

Civil War history: History buffs can learn about the Confederate High Command from 1 to 3 p.m. at three class sessions: one today, and two more March 5 and March 12. Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.Eckerd College satellite campus, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. Cost $30 for OLLI members, $59 nonmembers. Call (727) 864-7600; e-mail olli@eckerd.edu or visit www.eckerd.edu/olli.

Opera lecture: Marcia B. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute presents "Choruses," the workhorses of opera, as part of the "Adventures in Opera and Musical Theater Lecture Series," sponsored by the Pinellas Opera League from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Murray Studio Theater, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Cost $5. Call (727) 791-7400.

Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.

Trace your roots: Free genealogy help with volunteer genealogist Mary Kay Heitmann from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.


Safety Harbor farmers market: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., John Wilson Park Gazebo, Main Street and 4th Avenue, Safety Harbor. Fresh produce, cheese, pasta, gourmet foods, honey, nuts, plants, baskets and jewelry. Free parking. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Beach concert: Celebrate day's end with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.

Harvest marketplace: Discover green market favorites, handcrafted indulgences, arts and crafts, and hear live music at this family-friendly event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday from November to April in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free admission. Call (727)587-6740 ext. 5015.


Opa!: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Clearwater, 409 Old Coachman Road, hosts its 20th annual three-day Greek Festival, Friday-Sunday. Features Greek food, vendors, cooking demonstrations, church tours, live music, raffles, exhibition dancers and children's activities. 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday. $2 admission, free parking. Call (727) 799-4605.

Rummage and bake sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater. Open swim. Refreshments available. Call (727) 736-1494.

Candlelight concert: Hear organ music, an a cappella chorus and J.S. Bach's famous arias sung by internationally acclaimed vocal artists and Bach scholars at 7:30 p.m.,Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange St., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 447-3469 or visit www.churchofascension.org.

Classic musical: The Eight O'Clock Theatre presents Mame Friday-Sunday, March 6-9, and March 13-16 at Largo Cultural Center's Tonne Playhouse, 105 Central Park Drive. 8 p.m. curtain except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. For tickets and information, call the box office at (727) 587-6793.

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