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Out and about

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 1, 2008



Pitching iron: The Clearwater Horseshoe Club will host the Norm Gaseau Hall of Fame Tournament starting at 9 a.m. at Ed Wright Park, 1326 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free. Call 727 442-8407.

Ride the rails: Kids and adults can experience large-scale model railroading and the hobby of live steam firsthand this weekend with a ride on the Largo Central Railroad. There are about 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.

Rug hooking: Robin Popp will teach parents and children 7 and older the art from 10 a.m. to noon at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Prepaid registration required. Call (727) 582-2426 or e-mail

Pianist: London-born Louis Demetrius Alvanis will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Tickets are $22; $20 for students and center members. Call (727) 942-5605.

Safety Harbor Seafood Festival: Food and entertainment from noon to 10 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Free admission. Call (727) 724-1572.

Outdoor book sale: Friends of the East Lake Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. All books are $1 or less. Call (727) 773-2665.

Antique fair: Browse more than 70 dealers at Dunedin's Spring Antique Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main St. between Broadway and Douglas Avenue. Call (727) 812-4545.

Fashion show: Doors open at 11 a.m. for the 35th annual Dunedin Youth Guild Luncheon and Fashion Show at Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. Tickets are $30 each. Call (727) 734-4334.

Mind reader: Bob Lawson will give one performance of his show Mind Games at 8 p.m. at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets $18. Call (727) 446-1360 or visit

Adopt a Greyhound: Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. at PetsMart, 2625 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit


League of her own: Dolly Konwinski, a member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948-1952, will discuss her experiences at 2 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Free. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2516.

Dunedin Historical Museum: has extended the "Honeymoon Isle" exhibit through March 15, detailing the island's history when it was used as a honeymoon resort in the late 1930s and 1940s. Museum is at 349 Main St. For details, call (727) 733-4081 or e-mail

Dunedin pipers: Bring a chair and enjoy the City of Dunedin Pipe Band at 2:30 p.m. at the Highlander Park Pavilion, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Free. Call (727) 733-6240.

Meet the artists: Florida conservation photographers will be at the exhibit opening of "Exposing Florida: Through the Lens of Conservation," from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Call (727) 453-6800.

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

Morning walk: Get an early peek at nature with a walk from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Closed-toe shoes required; water and hat recommended. Free. To register, call (727) 453-6800.


Asian influence: Hear artist Jim Sikes discuss the inspiration for his Asian paintings at 6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. A Japanese tea ceremony will follow. Free. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.

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

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 any time. Call (727) 518-3016.

SCOTT KEELER Times (2003)

Preparing Greek pastries.



Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Clearwater, 409 Old Coachman Road, hosts its 20th annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to midnight today, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2; parking is free. Call (727) 799-4605.

[Last modified February 29, 2008, 21:45:08]

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