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By Times Staff Writer
Published March 13, 2008



Learn about cats of all ages at the two-hour appreciation class "Kitty Garden/Cat Talk" at 6:30 the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. Free for SPCA adopters, $15 general public. Register at (727) 586-3591, ext. 167 or online at

Get active: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is hosting an open gym for families with children 6 and older from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday through May 15 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center Gymnasium, 400 S Walton Ave. Free with valid recreation card. Call 727 942-5628.

Coffee and chat: Artist Shirley Talmadge will demonstrate and discuss wet-on-wet watercolor technique at the next Coffee and Conversation Series at noonat Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Free admission and coffee. Call (727) 298-3322 or e-mail

Book sale: The Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library will host a book sale with hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, videos, CDs and children's books from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday and from 10 am.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call (727) 943-4922.

Live theater: Dunedin Showcase Theater will perform the drama All My Sons at 7 p.m. today, Fridayand Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundayat the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For additional ticket information, call (727) 298-3299.


Cruise fashions: Learn how to pack a suitcase and save space by mixing and matching clothes at a free cruise fashion show from 3-5 p.m. at Stein Mart of Palm Harbor, 33591 U.S. 19 N. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 787-8827.

Fish fry: Baked or fried fish, potatoes, slaw, hush puppies, corn bread, dessert and coffee or tea will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. every Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Cost is $7. Call Jerry at (727) 216-3859.

Irish music: Singer Tommy Sands and his band will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Tickets are $22, $20. Call (727) 942-5605.

Evening concert: Enjoy a Celtic candlelight concert that includes pipe organ, choral scholars, harp, flute and Irish music for St. Patrick's Day with tenor soloists at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-2469 or visit


Fundraiser: The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10304 is hosting its third annual fundraiser to benefit All Children's Hospital cancer research efforts at 1 p.m. at 724 Tuskawilla St., Clearwater. The event will include live music, an Elvis tribute artist, $8 rib dinner and more. Call (727) 564-6567.

Personal safety: Attend a free safety seminar for women from 10 a.m. to noon at TOP Martial Arts, 1240 Highland Ave. S, Unit A, Clearwater. Space is limited, reservations required. Call (727) 278-9012 or visit

Easter Eggstravaganza: Celebrate Easter with three egg hunts, pony rides, a moonwalk and coloring contest starting at 10 a.m. at the Sports Complex, 150 Jasmine Ave., Tarpon Springs. Refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny available for purchase. Call (727) 942-5628.

Tour historic homes: The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society is hosting its spring tour of four historic homes and two churches Saturday. Tickets are $12 for historical society members, $15 for nonmembers and may be purchased in advance at the Depot Museum, 160 E Tarpon Ave., and the Depot and Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs, on day of tour. Call (727) 943-4624.

Easter Bunny Brunch: The North Pinellas YMCA is hosting an Easter Bunny Brunch that includes an Easter egg hunt, crafts, games and more from 9 a.m.-noon at 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. Photos with Easter Bunny available. Proceeds benefit the YMCA's Teen Leaders Club. Call (727) 772-9622.

Learn about computers: The Tampa Bay Computer Society will have an open house from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Resource Center, 1520 Barry Road, Suite K, Clearwater. Instructors will give hands-on instruction. Free refreshments. For details, visit

Art show: The second annual Largo Artist Market is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Largo Central Park, 105 Central Park Drive. The event includes the work of more than 65 artists, live music, food, beer and wine. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 543-5050.

Artist's reception: Meet pop artist Peter Max at two receptions forhis gallery show and sale from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Event is free. Call (727) 725-1808 or visit

Send calendar information to or fax it to (727) 445-4119.

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