By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published June 1, 2001
CHORAL MUSIC: It may be a little late in the year, but the Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center wants to invite you to a presentation of the Shepherd Chorale, who will perform a program called Come, Lovely Spring a salute to spring at 3 p.m. Sunday at the center, 324 Pine St. (inside Tarpon Springs City Hall). It will feature old and new European and American songs sung by the Shepherd Chorale, an organization composed of men and woman of various ages from throughout the Tampa Bay area, including the Clearwater Community Chorus, the Master Chorale, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dunedin and the Clearwater Scholars. Admission is $10 for center members and $8 for students. Call (727) 942-5605.
SILENT MOVIE: The first silent movie shown at the Royalty Theatre since the early part of the century will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The movie will be The Rink, starring the late Charlie Chaplin. Tom Hoehn will provide music and sound effects using the theater's "Mighty Theatre Organ." Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for students. Call (727) 441-8868.
ART CAMP: The Gulf Coast Museum of Art will offer a children's art program called Camp Create 2001 for kids ages 6 through 13. Classes meet weekdays and focus on folk art fun, ceramics, clay creations, wearable art, art in the darkroom, murals and more. The camp's session one will run June 11-22. Session two classes will be July 16-27. The museum is at 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. For a Camp Create brochure, call (727) 518-6833 ext. 204.
CONTEST: Today is your final chance to submit entries to the Clearwater Downtown Development Board's Tour of Turtles public art display contest. Artists should submit a rendering of a turtle focusing on a train-related theme. Judges will be looking for the best rendering of a 6-foot tall, 4-foot wide fiberglass turtle statue with a steel skeleton. A $1,000 honorarium will be awarded, including the cost of materials and supplies. The winner should be able to complete the turtle no later than Aug. 28. The work will be placed in Station Square Park in Clearwater, the site of an 1800s train depot. Bring renderings to the office of Diane Smith, a member of Clearwater's economic development team, at 112 S Osceola Ave., Clearwater, or call (727) 562-4022.
ART EXHIBIT: Mary Ann DiNella and her students from the DiNella Studio Group of Tampa will offer a watercolor exhibit Monday through July 9 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. An artists' reception will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9 at the center. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free for both the show and the reception.
OPERA VIDEOS: The Pinellas Opera League's monthly "Opera at Dusk" operatic video series will feature Ruggiero Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) and Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Royal Palms building, second floor in the Loft Room, northeast corner of East Bay Drive and Lake Avenue. Free. Free refreshments. Parking on site. Call (727) 797-4400.
SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Enjoy a festival of arts, crafts, entertainers and concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, Clearwater Beach. Tonight, Lane Change (jazz) will play; Saturday, enjoy Spy vs. Spy (Island sounds); Sunday, take in the Charles Atkins Trio (swing). Free.