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    By Times staff reports

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    published October 26, 2001

    Verizon Music Festival

    Jazz enthusiasts will love this: a free concert featuring Arturo Sandoval, Femi Kuti, Claudia Acuna, Larry Coryell and the Count's Jam Band, Steve Marcus, Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, the Damon Fowler Group and Halcyon at 1 p.m Saturday at Coachman Park. The event is part of the Verizon Music Festival, which features different music groups playing at various venues throughout the Tampa Bay area. Coachman Park is at Drew Street and Pierce Boulevard. For information, call (813) 545-8631.

    Antiques fair

    Dunedin will host its annual Fall Antiques Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along Main Street east of Alt. U.S. 19 between Broadway and Douglas Avenue. More than 70 dealers from throughout Florida will participate in the show, displaying and selling their wares along the side of the road. But there will also be entertainment. The Modern Guitar Quintet will perform from noon to 3 p.m., and a clown will create balloon animals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, you can view the latest exhibits at the Dunedin Historical Museum, dine at Dunedin's many restaurants and browse through the shops. The event is free. For information, call (727) 298-3261.

    A haunting Halloween

    If you dare, attend the Dunedin Recreation Department's party called A Haunting Halloween from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1141 Michigan Blvd. The event will include a carnival with more than 30 booths, a haunted hayride, a haunted house, a "Boo in the Zoo" children's activity, costume contests, a moon walk, pony rides, a disc jockey and food. Tickets are $.25 each. Value packs are available. If you can't wait until Saturday, you can go to the haunted house premiere from 7:30 to 9:30 tonight at the center. Admission is $3. Appropriate for those 8 years old and older. For information, call (727) 298-3286.

    Shakespeare programs

    The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will conduct a demonstration and lecture about the classic play The Comedy of Errors from 11 a.m. to 1 today at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets cost $7 ($5 for center members and students) and includes a light lunch with the actors. Afterward, at 8 p.m., the actors will perform the play, with 60 ticket holders sitting right on the stage, just like they did in Shakespeare's day. Admission for the performance is $15 ($13 for center members). If you buy a ticket for the performance, you can get into the demonstration and lecture for a reduced price of $5. For information, call (727) 942-5605.

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