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Published:   |   Updated: September 25, 2013 at 06:48 PM

PINELLAS COUNTY - The Gazette Staff is dedicated to providing residents and visitors a quick, but comprehensive view of events, activities and fun things to do in the community. From featured events, to a great week at-a-glance activities, the calendar offers a “first look” at what is going on in the area.
 
BELLEAIR
 
Youth Dance Program – The Belleair Recreation Center is offering a youth dance program every Thursday through late fall to prepare for a holiday dance performance in December. Classes for children age 3-4 begins at 3:30 p.m. and for children age 5-8 4:15 p.m. The cost is $40 per month. For more information, call (727) 518-3728 or visit www.belleairrec.com.
 
After School Hangout – The Belleair Recreation Center offers an after school option for students to participate in programs or get a head start on their homework. Transportation from Curtis Fundamental Elementary School, St. Cecelia Catholic School and Saint Paul’s School is available. The cost is $40 and a sibling discount is available. For more information, call (727) 518-3728 or visit www.belleairrec.com.
 
Hispanic Club Outreach to Women - Join the Pinellas County Republican Hispanic Club Outreach to Women "The Real War on Women" brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Belleair County Club. Bring you teenage daughters. Get your tickets by calling (727) 434-4008.
 
Next meeting of the MOWW – The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month at the Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane. Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military officers that are retired, active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. The MOWW also welcomes new members. To make reservations for the next meeting or to inquire about becoming a member, call LTC George Smith at (727) 786-5578.
 
Hummingbirds in Your Garden – Sponsored by the Belleair Garden Club, learn how to attract these tiny creatures with the proper plants and flowers. Canned goods are collected for donation to local food bank. The program is 1 p.m. Wednesday at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
 
CLEARWATER
 
Ageless Grace Program for Seniors & Boomers – Led by Katherine Campbell M.A., Ageless Grace educator, this program features gentle exercises for those 55 or older, individuals with a chronic illness or those who are recovering from a physical injury or surgery. The program will start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Senior Citizens Services, Inc., 1204 Rogers St. Seating is limited. Call (727) 442-8104 to reserve a spot. Free.
 
Ageless Grace Gentle Exercise Class – This exercise program is designed to be practiced in a chair and consist of movements that are natural and free flowing. Different anti-aging techniques will address joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systematic stimulation, balance and confidence. The class will start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St. Free. Call (727) 442-8104.
 
Golfing for Heroes Charity Golf Tournament – This annual charity golf tournament raises funds for Healing Heroes Network, a non-profit organization that assists injured service members in receiving treatment and therapy services. The tournament is Friday at the Countryside Country Club. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. with a 12 noon shotgun start. All proceeds from “Golfing for Heroes” will directly benefit wounded warriors in need of treatment. For more information, call (727) 781-4376 or visit golfingforheroes.com.
 
African Violet Council of Florida Annual Show & Sale – The event will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, 3535 Ulmerton Road. Members will be available to answer questions. Parking and admission are free. For information contact Mina Menish (813) 251-1581 or email Mary Lou Harden at mlhard@verizon.net.
 
Wedding Secrets — The West Coast Players Theatre presents this play running through Oct. 6. When a couple decides to keep their marriage secret from their families, they uncover more drama than they bargained for in this comedy. Cost: $17. The theatre is located at 21905 U.S. 19 N. Call (727) 437-2363 for times.
 
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month and provides information for cancer patients, their families and caregivers in the Oncology Services Conference Room of the second floor of Morton Plant Hospital (Axelrod Pavilion), 400 Pinellas St. Free. Call (727) 953-6877.
 
Countryside High’s 5th Annual College & Career Fair – This event is open to students, parents and the general public. Find out the latest in what colleges, major area employers and businesses, military recruiters and vocational schools have to offer at this public career fair on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Countryside High School. For more information call (727)725-7956 ext. 2079 or email pcs.lambk@pcsb.org. Countryside high is located at 3000 SR 580.
 
African Violet Show and Sale – The African Violet Council of Florida presents their annual show and sale of violets and other gesneriads at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn Select, 3535 Ulmerton Road. Members will be available to answer questions. Purchased show plants can be picked up after 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Call (813) 251-1581.
 
Destination Monte Carlo – Dress like your favorite James Bond character for a night of casino gaming to benefit Suncoast Hospice. The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Cost: $50 advance, $60 at the door. Call (727) 536-7364.
 
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck – The Beach Boys co-founder and the former guitarist for the Yardbirds team up for a North American tour. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road. Cost $69.50-$129.50.
 
Hope Musical Benefit – Some old classics and new favorites offer something for everyone, from the young, to the young at heart. Donations accepted. The benefit starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road. Call (727) 531-3200.
 
Little Yoga Tales – Practice simple Yoga poses while singing songs and sharing stories. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580. Free. Call (727) 562-4970.
 
Business Licenses, Permits and Legal Requirements – In order to operate your business, you must comply with a wide range of local, state and federal rules. Resources and tools will be offered to help you navigate through this process. Learn more detailed information on specific local permits, state requirements, and federal licenses. Cost $10. The program starts at 12 noon Tuesday at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th St. N Suite 1-200. Call (727) 453-7200.
 
Florida West Coast Bromeliads: Landscaping With Bromeliads – The Bromeliad Society will meet and discuss bromeliad care. A plant sale will be held. The church is not affiliated with Bromeliad Society. Learn which bromeliad varieties are best suited for different garden conditions. Free. The program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road. Call (727) 439-7782.
 
Truth and Consequences Opening Reception – St. Petersburg College will host an opening reception for Tina Koufas-Eisbacher exhibit “Truth and Consequences,” which runs until October 2 at the gallery. Based on the old adage of being truthful or having to face the consequences, Koufas-Eisbacher has taken that statement to a new level and added new meaning via her unique photography using darkroom overlays. The reception begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Crossroads Art Gallery, 2465 Drew St. Call (727) 791-2548.
 
Plumb House Museum Tours – The Clearwater Historical Society will offer a tour of the historic Plumb House Museum at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, showcasing a variety of antiques and vintage items including uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team. The two-story, cracker-style wood house (circa 1896) is the birthplace of Mary and Kathleen Plumb; granddaughters of Jennie Reynolds Plumb, Clearwater's first paid public school teacher for whom Plumb Elementary School is named. Call (727) 446-4250. Free. Donations welcome.
 
Growing a business: Secrets of Success – This seminar will teach you how to work on the business instead of in the business! We'll cover the most important planning steps, strategies to increase sales, raising capital, and measuring results! The seminar begins at 12 noon Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th St. N Suite 1-200. Call (727) 453-7200.
 
Clearwater Evening Lions Club Meeting – The Clearwater Evening Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month. All are welcome to attend. Free; food and drink will be available for purchase. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N Highland Ave.
 
CLEARWATER BEACH
 
Sunsets at Pier 60 — Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for free music and films, weather permitting. Free concerts: 6 p.m. Friday by Ron and The Classics; and 6 p.m. Saturday Ferengata. Free movies: Friday, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”(PG), and Saturday, “Rudy” (PG). Shows begin around dusk.
 
Clearwater Fireworks Cruise – Enjoy a dinner buffet and DJ music while viewing fireworks for the Clearwater Superboat Championships from the deck of a yacht on this 2.5 hour cruise. The cruise sets off at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Yacht Starship Satellite at dock/slip #55, 25 Causeway Blvd. Cost: $54.95 adult; $29.95 children. Call (813) 223-7999.
 
Superboat Championship Race Lunch – Feel the rumble of the super boats as they speed by you on this 4.5 hour race course side cruise with buffet lunch and DJ music. The cruise sets off at 11 a.m. Saturday on the Yacht Starship Satellite at dock/slip #55, 25 Causeway Blvd. Cost: $69.95 adult; $49.95. Call (813) 223-7999.
 
DUNEDIN
 
Sketch Group - Artists of all skill levels are invited to come together for weekly sketching with a live model on tonight (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. All art medium is welcome. Daily fee is $3, $2 with ID card.
 
Starlight Concerts – Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic basket for a night of music under the stars at 7 p.m. Friday at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. This week features soul and blues by Betty Fox. Free. Call (727) 812-4530.
 
Oktobeerfest Dunedin Brewery 5K and One-Mile – Dunedin Brewery kicks off their week long Oktobeerfest activities with a 5K and 1-mile timed runs. Registrants receive a race T-shirt, novelty finisher’s mug and entry to the Dunedin Brewery's post-race party with free beer, German food and live music. Proceeds benefit the Dunedin Dog Rescue. Private pets are not allowed. The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave. Cost: $40 for the 5K; $20 for the one-mile run. Call (727) 736-0606.
 
Sunday Bicycle Rides – Cyclists will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Old Train Depot Parking Lot, 349 Main St. Free.
 
Scottish Country Dancing — Beginner and experienced technique classes are offered. No partner is necessary. The first visit is free; cost is $3 per dance thereafter. The dance begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St.
 
Beginner Computer Class – This beginner computer course is specifically tailored for those who want a basic understanding of computers and how to operate them. The class begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Space is limited. The cost is $40 for participants with a Dunedin ID card and $60 for participants without a Dunedin card. Call (727) 298-3299.
 
Pinellas Opera League Luncheon – The Pinellas Opera League meets October through June on the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings include lunch and entertainment by local opera singers. Call by Sunday night for reservations. Cost $20 per person. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. Call (727) 738-4007.
 
Tai Chi Health Recovery Class – The Health Recovery class is an opportunity to improve both physical and mental well-being. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, supports improved circulation, balance, strength, and flexibility. Beginning class is free. Membership is $20 and between $30-45 per month, dependent on age. Reduced rates are available for those in financial need. The class begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Taoist Tai Chi Society located at 1370 Main St.
 
Oktoberfest Literstein Heritage Night – Litersteins, the traditional one liter glass beer mugs, are required at Brewery's release party for this year's OktoBEERfest Lager. Bring your own or buy one full of beer at the door for $35, refills $6. Music by Vagabond Swing and Big Daddy Love beginning at 8 p.m. Free admission. Litersteins are $35, plus beer costs. The event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave.
 
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
 
Life of George King through His Art – The Beach Art Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary with an exhibit honoring George King (1928-1996) artist, instructor and founder of the art center. The exhibit will weave the history of Indian Rocks Beach with the life story of George King through a selection of a prolific body of work reflecting his command of watercolor media. The exhibit continues through Monday. Visit www.beachartcenter.org or call (727) 596-4331.
 
Oktoberfest on the Beach – This beach version of the German tradition has become a signature event for the IRB community. The event is Saturday, Oct 12, 10 a.m. at Kolb Park. It will feature games and activities for children and adults including a stein carrying contest for the ladies, keg throwing contest for the men, and a wife carrying contest for couples. The event will also feature arts & crafts show, silent auction, a German band, a beer garden and raffles for an iPAD and a trip to Key West. Call (727) 517-2449.
 
Ride to Defeat ALS – This isa one-day, fully supported cycling event with routes through scenic Pinellas County. The ride is set for Saturday, Nov 2, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at the  Holiday Inn Harbourside. Breakfast, lunch and a post-ride party will be provided. The ride benefits the fight to end Lou Gehrig's Disease. To register, go to: www.RidetoDefeatALS.org or call (888) 257-1717, ext. 119.
 
INDIAN SHORES
 
Open Studio - Need inspiration or a place to paint? Grab a canvas, paper or board along with your paints, brushes, and easel to open studio to create your own piece of art from scratch, a photograph or an unfinished piece of work.  Residents and visitors of all skill levels are welcome. Instead of formal instruction, the purpose of the group is to collaborate and enjoy being with other creative types.  Please bring a towel or cloth to protect the tables. The fee is $5 at the door. The open studio will be held from 2-4 p.m. each Friday, beginning Oct. 4 in the Community Room, 4th floor, of the Indian Shores Town Hall, located at 19305 Gulf Blvd. For information call Betsy Schoepf, (727) 595-1083 or e-mail bschoepf1@tampabay.rr.com.
 
LARGO
 
Active Aging Week – The Barrington hosts an annual Active Aging Week with activities for seniors to engage and interact with the community. The week starts with a mayoral address at the opening ceremony, followed by a presentation from the Suncoast Bird Sanctuary, a healthy food expo and more. RSVP in advance. Free. The program starts at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barrington, 901 Seminole Boulevard. Call (727) 585-5900.
 
Friday Night Movies – The Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road, hosts a free movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Concessions are available. Free. Call (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.
 
Square Dancing Fridays – If you like square or round country style dancing, spend the evening cutting it up with Allen Snell calling. Cost $6. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Call (727) 518-3131.
 
Carefest – Volunteers give back to the community by repairing, rebuilding and adapting homes for the elderly or those with special needs. Check in and receive your assignment at locations in North Pinellas, South Pinellas and Hillsborough. Free. The event starts at 7 a.m. Saturday at Abundant Life Ministries, 1550 Belcher Road S. Call (727) 536-2273.
 
Les Mills Body Pump Class – This barbell class will sculpt, tone, and strengthen the entire body. Certified instructors will provide resistance workout training that focuses on low weight loads and high repetition movements. Cost: $5-$9.25. The class begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE. Call (727) 518-3016.
 
Pet Photos – Professional photographer Laura Allen will take pet and family photos inside her mobile, air-conditioned, private studio with all sitting fees donated to the SPCA of Tampa Bay. Pre-registration required. Call or visit the website. Cost: $15 for up to 2 pets and 5 people; $20 for 3 pets and 5 people; $25 for 4 pets and 5 people; $30 for 5 pets and 5 people. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. Call (727) 584-5040.
 
Canine Delinquents Workshop – Instructors teach owners of dogs ages 6-months to 2-years how to deal with and overcome troublesome puppy behaviors. Cost: $20; $15 SPCA adopters. The workshop begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N.  Call (727) 388-0451.
 
Nuestra Tierra Trio – The trio plays music from Latin America, Cha-Cha, Cuban Son, Tangos and more, featuring an acoustic violin player from Spain, a Cuban guitarist and a Puerto Rican percussionist. Free. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6715.
 
"Once Upon A Time" Fundraiser Ball – The 17th annual ball includes food, entertainment, silent auctions and dancing. All benefits will go to the Largo Cultural Center. The ball starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Cost: $125. Call (727) 587-6793.
 
Bay Area Singles Dance – Dress to impress and come out to meet up to 150 other singles of all ages. Cost: $8. The dance begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Call (727) 518-3131.
 
Swing Dancing – Enjoy an evening of socializing and dancing on a 5,600 square foot hardwood floor. Free lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: $7 with recreation card, $8 without. The dance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Call (727) 518-3131.
 
Seminole Youth Athletic Association Fundraiser – The Youth Association and Buffalo Wild Wings are partnering to raise funds for complex improvements. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales from any guest that presents the fundraising ticket. Cost of food and drink. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill, 10500 Ulmerton Road.
 
Largo Celebrates National Night Out – Join the Police Department in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this holiday which is designed to promote awareness, support and participation in anti-crime efforts. There will be fingerprinting, bike registration, kid's safety stations, free document shredding, a SWAT display, the mobile command vehicle and a visit by the Largo Fire Rescue. Free. The night out begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Target, 10500 Ulmerton Road.
 
Shade Loving Plants - Got a bare spot under a tree? Pam Brown shows how to landscape a shady garden spot with plants that thrive with little sun. Price: Free (registration required). The program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road.  Call (727) 582-2501.
 
Florida Native Plant Society: 70 Easy Care Plants – The Florida Native Plant Society meets each month, auction of native plants, seed swap and refreshments. George Kish, author of Native Florida Plants for Drought and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping, shares descriptions and photos of plants that thrive with little care in tough Florida climate at this month's program. Tickets for the Oct. 5 Native Landscape Tour are also available at this meeting for $5. Free. The class begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Call (727) 582-2100.
 
Benny Goodman's 75th Anniversary Tribute –Jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski will be joined by the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute to the late singer's 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Cost: $29.50-$39.50 in advance; $35.50-$43.50 day of show. The tribute starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6793.
 
Vegetable, Herb and Tropical Fruit Garden Tour – Explore the vegetable garden, the fragrant herb garden and learn culinary, medicinal and other uses, discover exotic fruits from the tropics, and wander the brick paths to get design ideas for ground covers, palms and power line -friendly trees. Registration required. Free. Best for adults. The tour begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Call (727) 582-2501.
 
Movies of the Silver Screen – The film is “Les Miserables.” Refreshments will be provided. Free. The movie begins at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. Call (727) 518-3131.
 
Heritage Village Country Jubilee — The 35th Heritage Village Country Jubilee is the first place to search for gifts for the upcoming holiday season. The annual event will be held Oct. 26. A giant flea market and book sale will be held. Handmade holiday crafts, paintings, jewelry, stained glass and wooden treasures are among the offerings as well as musical entertainment, tours of historical homes, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. A $2 donation is suggested. Children under twelve are free. Donations support Heritage Village operations. (727) 582-2123. Interested vendors can call (727) 582-2233. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/events_countryjubilee.htm.
 
PALM HARBOR
 
Gentile Foundation Classic – Foursomes tee up for the opportunity to play the course that hosts the PGA's Tampa Bay Championship. The tournament includes a dinner, auction, raffle and awards reception. Benefits local charities that provide assistance and financial support to children in need within the State of Florida. Cost $175. The event begins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.  Call (727) 725-9999.
 
Spelling Bee Fundraiser for Adults – This fun-filled event features a "Queen Bee" moderator, "bee keepers" checking answers, bribery "buzz bucks," a "pollinator" to point out misspellings and a "beehive" for players who have been eliminated. Team entry fee includes a light dinner. Registration cost is $250 per 4 player team; general audience admission is $10 adults; $5 seniors $5; free for students. The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Friday at The Centre, 1500 16th St. Call (727) 784-4287.
 
CERT Basic Training – The Community Emergency Response Team training course covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. The training includes disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster first aid and more. Minimum age limit is 14. Free. The program begins at 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 12 noon Sunday at the East Lake Tarpon Fire Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd. Call (727) 784-8668.
 
50-Plus Singles Mingle – The Suncoast Singles Club invites single men and women age 50 and older to socialize and dance. Membership not required. Cost $8 at the door. The club meets at 7 p.m., Friday at the Cabaret Dance Club, 35235 U.S. 19.
 
Crossroad's Farmer's Market – This local open-air farmer’s market features local produce, live folk music, cheeses, honey, handmade items, food, spices, herbs and more starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Pop Stansell Park.
 
Genealogy Bank – Debra Fleming will present a program on using Genealogy Bank, one of the top resources for finding ancestors in the news.  Learn how the site works and techniques on how to get the most from searches. Free. The program begins 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.
 
Sing Barbershop Harmony – Sharpen your singing skills, establish lasting friendships, enrich your life and the lives of others and have fun as a member of the Palm Harbor Crystal-Aires Men's Barbershop four-part harmony group. The group meets every Monday at 6:45 p.m., at The Centre, 1500 16th St. Call (727) 784-8052.
 
Clearwater Toastmasters # 1427169 Meeting – The Tampa Bay Women Speakers meets the first and third Tuesday of every month for socializing and networking. Must be 18 years or older. Guests are welcome. Nominal fee is required to join. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Centre, 1500 16th St. Call (727) 485-5870.
 
Master Gardener Plant Clinic – Pinellas County Master Gardeners provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public. Bring gardening questions and plant samples. Free. The clinic begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.  Call (727) 784-3332.
 
Managing Your Money – The Florida Master Money Mentors teach you how to establish financial goals and get control of your money. Free. Registration required. The program begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.
 
Book Club – The East Lake Community Library book club meets the first Wednesday of every month and features a lively discussion. Free. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road. Call (727) 773-2665.
 
SAFETY HABOR
 
Thin Mint Sprint – A 5K sprint (fee $25) and a one-mile Tagalong Trot (fee $15) to promote healthy living. Registration includes a goody bag, post race party and awards. Benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. The event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. Call (813) 262-1688.
 
Cancer Support Group – This cancer support group for women meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday in Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor of Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road. Free. Call (727) 953-6877.
 
Meal Planning for the Patient with Diabetes – A registered diabetes educator will help patients with diabetes learn to eat better to control blood glucose levels starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road. Free.
 
Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library Book Sale –The Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  All genres of books will be available and are in good condition.  Most items cost only $1. To join the Friends of the library club, applications can be found online at www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com and by clicking on “Library Supporters.” The Library is located at 101 2nd Street N. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4112.

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