THURSDAY, JAN. 17

A painting party will be held, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The theme will be “Sunset Palm.” Shawn Dell Joyce will demonstrate how to make a painting using sea sponges and brushes. Paints, canvas, brushes and aprons will be provided. Call 727-298-3299.

Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs): Book Time at Brooker, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 listen to a nature-themed story and make a craft. Register at brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com. Visit brookercreekpreserve.com for more information.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5; Computer Class: Outlook/Live/MSN/Hotmail email, 11 a.m.; Genealogy Assistance, 1-3 p.m.; Tech Time, 2-4 p.m. Appointments are required for 45-minute sessions; Homework Help, 3-5 p.m., for elementary and middle school age students. Call 727-298-3080.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs): Wildlife in the Preserve Hike, 9-10:30 a.m.; “Family Fun Friday Mornings,” 10-11 a.m. Wear closed-toed shoes. Register for either event at brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com. Visit brookercreekpreserve.com for more information.

Drawing Intensive Series will be held, 9 a.m.-noon, at Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The topic will be drawing from a photo. Bring in an image and drawing supplies. The cost is $15 for center members and $22 for nonmembers. For required registration, call 727-298-3299.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Dunedin Writers Group, 9:30 a.m. Open to serious writers; Yoga Kids, 11 a.m., for ages 2 to 5. Call 727-298-3080.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

Brooker Creek Preserve, (3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs): Return the Preserve Work Day, 8-11 a.m. Help remove exotic invaders or overgrown native vines; Nature’s Hidden Wonders Hike, 9-10:30 a.m.; Saturday Youth Program: Celebrate Trees, 1-2 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12; Night Hike, 6-8 p.m. There is a 20-hiker limit. A $3 donation is requested. Visit brookercreekpreserve.com for more information.

Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, will hold a reception for the Peter Max exhibition, 5-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. RSVP by phone at 727-725-1808 or email fglleries@tampabay.rr.com. Visit www.sydentelgalleries.com for more information.

AARP Smart Driver Class will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. This course will teach drivers over 55 defensive driving techniques. Register over the phone or in person. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Checks only. Call 727-773-2665.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Volunteer Fair, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Read to Sparky, 3 p.m., for youth of all ages. Call 727-298-3080.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, will hold a grand reopening and family day celebration, noon-4 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting, guided tours, musical performances and interactive activities for all ages. Call 727-773-2665.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Lapsit and Linger, 9:30 a.m., for up to 18 months; Tiny Tots, 10:30 and 11 a.m., for ages 19 to 36 months; SHINE Medicare Help, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Appointment required for a one-hour session. Call 727-773-2665.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Computer Class: Hoopla Digital – Movies and More from the Library, 11 a.m.; Film, 2 p.m.; Homework Help, 3-5 p.m., for elementary and middle-school age youth; Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., for adults; Contemporary Book Club, 7 p.m. Topic: “Only Killers & Thieves” by Paul Howarth. Call 727-298-3080.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

UF-IFAS Master Gardener Plant Clinic is held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday, through November, at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Volunteers trained by the University of Florida give planting advice to Pinellas residents. Call 727-784-3332.

Morton Plant Mease Experts will hold “Shoulder Pain Treatments and Diagnoses,” a seminar presented by Peter J. Howard, M.D., 12:30 p.m., at North Pinellas YMCA, 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. To pre-register, call 727-953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): SHINE, free Medicare counseling. Call for appointment; Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., for babies 18 to 36 months; Music Mash, 11:30 a.m., for ages under 5; Minecraft and More, 4 p.m., for ages 5 to 12; Literacy Council Conversation Club, 5:45 p.m. Registration required; Beginners Ukulele Workshop, Part Two, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 727-298-3080.

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