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    By EILEEN SCHULTE

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 14, 2001


    Today

    OPEN HOUSE: The 15th annual Picnic in the Village Antique Car Show and Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. It will feature live music, a children's Easter bonnet contest, a soap box oratory by Heritage Village mayoral candidates and children's games. At the car show, there will be original and restored antique autos made in 1959 and earlier. Bring a lunch or buy snacks at the site. Free. (727) 588-9182.

    THIS WEEKEND AT CLUB MORE: Supernatural and Universal Baby will play tonight. $5 cover. Doors open at 8 p.m. Club More is at 703 Franklin St., Clearwater. (727) 466-6673.

    BIRDER TRIP: The Clearwater Audubon Society invites you to take a field trip to Fort De Soto Park to locate, identify and count birds. The group will meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot at the park's ranger station. Free. Bring a picnic lunch. (727) 441-1609. If you prefer, the group also will have a day trip to Honeymoon Island onWednesday. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald's on the northwest corner of U.S. 19 and Curlew Road, Dunedin. Free.

    FAMILY FESTIVAL: The Gulf Coast Museum of Art will hold its sixth annual Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Activities include hands-on art projects for children, art demonstrations, docent-led tours of the exhibit, "Miriam Schapiro: Works on Paper; a Thirty-Year Retrospective," music by the Gita and Shana Banana, and a firetruck display. Free. (727) 518-6833 ext. 206.

    FARMER'S MARKET: The final Downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market of the season will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station Square Park, 600 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. It will feature three Easter egg hunts. The grand prize is a giant Easter bunny.

    Saturday and Sunday

    RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Enjoy "Spring Fling" weekend at the Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 400 Central Park Drive, Largo. It will feature a gladiator challenge, a sword challenge and more. $12.95 for adults, $5.95 for children. (727) 586-5423.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate a daily festival of arts, crafts and music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, Clearwater Beach. Saturday, enjoy the Surfin' Raccoons (rock); Sunday, the Accelerators (blues) will play. Free.

    Monday

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with a performance by Jeff & Terri (earthy roots duo) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Free.

    Tuesday

    CONCERT: The next performance of the Emit new and experimental music concert series featuring Sam Ashley and Jens Brand will be at 8 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. $8 ($5 for students). (727) 518-6833 ext. 206.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with a performance by Mandalay (classic hit songs) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Free.

    Wednesday

    BASKET WEAVING: Award-winning weaver Anne Stewart will teach a rib basket weaving class at 10 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., N, Largo. $25 for materials. Advance registration required. (727) 582-2123.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with a performance by Braxton (contemporary) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Free.

    Thursday

    LARGO FESTIVAL: A performance by the swing jazz duo Pepper and Freemon will kick off the fourth annual Heart of Largo Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, south of East Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. $6. The April 19-22 festival also will feature Bits of Broadway with Lotaar Bergeest at 7 p.m. Friday. $12.50. Peter and the Wolf, a children's ballet, will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 21. $6.50 for adults, $4 for students. (727) 587-6720.

    LARGO JAM: Bring an instrument and a lawn chair and join the Largo Jam from 1 to 4 p.m. at Largo Central Park. Free.

    GREEN MARKET: Get fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and handmade crafts at the Safety Harbor Farmer's Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Main Street and Bayshore Boulevard, Safety Harbor. Free. Free parking.

    SINGING LESSONS: Have you ever wondered how great singers develop their talents? Watch opera star Sherrill Milnes work with students during a master class at 7:30 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $15. (727) 942-5605.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with a performance by Billy & the Heat from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Free.

    Friday

    FISHING TOURNAMENT: The first Grand Ole Opry King Mackerel Sport Fishing Tournament -- a Sun 'n Fun event -- will feature a $100,000 grand prize. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Coachman Park (registration is from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday). Entry fee is $425. (800) 443-7957.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with a performance by Dan McMillian and his orchestra from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Free.

    Continuing

    ART SHOW: The Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater present a show of art and dolls of cloth made "from a source of one" by artists Patricia Bowers, Theresa Anne Beaumont, Imsara, C. Aiuwitu Muhsin Nduo and Candace Shepard. The show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. Sundays until May 16 at the Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Free.

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