THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Dunedin Fine Art Center (1147 Michigan Ave.): Coffee and Conversation Series – Architect Carl Abbott, noon, admission is free to DFAC members and $5 for non-members. Abbott is one of the most highly awarded architects in the Florida-Caribbean region and is an original member of the recognized Sarasota School of Architecture; Serpentine – Contemporary Painting Gestures in Sumi and Acrylic, 6:30-8 p.m., is a special event featuring St. Petersburg artist Nathan Beard and Japanese calligrapher Gakushu Tanaka. Beard uses a variety of processes to achieve undulating, linear patterns in acrylic paint that speak to the way humans experience change and transformation. Tanaka’s style is known in Japan as avant-garde, a modernized form of traditional Japanese calligraphy. For more information call 727-298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road): Book Time at Brooker, 10:30-11:15 a.m., for ages 3 to 5 years old. The event is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite. Call 727-453-6800.

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): Senior Information Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., is for seniors. Trained volunteers are available to assist seniors with questions. It’s also a time to enjoy light refreshments, games and socializing. For more information call 727-937-1110 or send an email to seniorinfo@ctsfl.us; Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., is for 3 to 5 years old. Call 727-943-4922.

Oldsmar Public Library (400 St. Petersburg Drive E.): Preschool Storytime, 3:30-4 p.m., for ages 3 to 5 years; English Language Learners’ Group, 6-7:30 p.m., informal conversation classes for adult English language learners. Call 813-749-1178.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Guardian Ad Litem Information Session, 1-2:30 p.m., is for adults. If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer to speak for a dependent child in court, then this information session will tell you more; Free Tech Support, 4:30-6:30 p.m., bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone for help from the Teen Tech Team. Registration is required. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Baby Bookworms, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - noon, for newborns to one year old; Youth Advisory Board, 5-6 p.m., is for 13 to 18 years old; Kids Fiber Art Fun, 5-6:15 p.m., is for children and tweens 8 to 12 years old. Participants should be familiar with handling a sewing needle. Registration is required; Teen Room Escape, 6:30-7:45 p.m., is for teens 13 to 18 years old. Registration is required; Literacy Conversation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., is for all English as a Second Language learners. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 5 years old; Weekly Tech Classes, 11 a.m. - noon, is for adults. Learn how to get started with MS Word, how to format and print a document and how to create envelopes and labels; Stay and Play, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., for ages 3 to 5 years old; Amazing Afternoon Stories, 2-3 p.m., is for children 3 to 5 years old; Homework Help, 3-5 p.m.; Poetry Workshop, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 727-298-3080 for more information.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Tarpon Art Guild (161 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs): Special Exhibition – Betty Molloy “The Magic of Florida”, 5-7 p.m. Acutely aware of her natural surroundings, Molloy loves to paint ‘en plein air’ or in her own studio using acrylic and oil paint in her beloved sunny Florida. Her paintings of beaches, parks and wildlife reflect her attention to light and shadow, color and details. For more information call 727-744-3323 or visit https://tarponartguild.weebly.com.

Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road): Botany Walk, 9-11 a.m., is for adults. UF-IFAS Extension Specialist, James Stevenson, leads a hike identifying wildflowers, ferns, epiphytes, trees and more. The ecology of various plant communities will also be examined. The event is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite; Wild Things – Stories and Songs, 10-10:45 a.m., is for families with children up to 4 years old. Join Miss Alexa and Miss Sue, from East Lake Community Library, in the auditorium for stories, songs and wild silliness. The event is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite. Call 727-453-6800.

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): Writers Group, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., bring your manuscript to read and have critiqued; Toddler Time, 10:30-11:15 p.m., is for 1 to 4 years old; St. Patrick’s Day Senior Social, 2-4 p.m., is for seniors. Enjoy games, refreshments and socializing with old and new friends; Make and Take St. Patrick’s Day Craft, 3-6 p.m., is for children, tweens and teens. Stop by the Youth Services Department to make a craft; Craft Club for Kids, 4:30-5:30 p.m., is for children and tweens, 6 to 12 years old. Registration is required; Tales of Tarpon, 6:30-8:30 p.m., is for adults. Featured community members will share stories from the past about Tarpon Springs. Call 727-943-4922.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): When a Will is Not Enough, 10-11 a.m., is for adults and seniors; Medicare Informational – Educational Program, 11 a.m. – noon, is for adults. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Toddler Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - noon, for children 18 months up to three years of age; Suncoast Genealogy Society Workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m., is a six-week program of classes. Registration is required by the week prior to the first class, and payment is due at the first class. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Dunedin Writers Group, 9:30 a.m. - noon, is open to all serious writers. Call 727-298-3080.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Oldsmar Rod Run will be held at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W., Oldsmar, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will have a car show, food trucks, live music, raffles, door prizes and more. To register your vehicle, or for more information, call 813-415-7373, send an email to info@oldsmarcares.org or visit http://www.oldsmarcares.org.

About Boating Safely will be held at the Clearwater Coast Guard Auxiliary, 510 North Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday AND Sunday. The two day class is a requirement for many Florida boaters. For more information contact Clearwater Coast Guard Auxiliary by calling 727-469-8895, sending an email to clwtr.auxboating@gmail.com or visit www.clwboatingsafety.com.

Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road): Wild Things – Birds of Brooker Hike, 8-10 a.m., is for all ages, but children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult and children under 6 years old may find the hike challenging. Join us for a beginning bird hike to learn how to identify the area’s common birds as we meander along a one-mile trail. The event is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite; UF-IFAS Pinellas Extension Advanced Plant Identification – 3-Part Series, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., is for teens and adults. The three-part identification series will introduce participants to the steps required to identify plants. During each four-hour session, participants will have lecture, hands-on and field experiences. Each session will build on the previous one and attending all three session is highly recommended. The series costs $35, and registration and payment can be completed on Eventbrite; Night Hike in the Preserve, 7:30-9 p.m., is for families and adults. Join experienced guides as they lead you on a one-mile hiking experience along the Ed Center Trail at night – where the preserve is full of sounds and smells very different from the daytime. For more information call 727-934-2680 or send an email to fobcp@tampabay.rr.com. Only 20 people are permitted per hike and a $3 per person donation is requested, and registration can be completed on Eventbrite. Call 727-453-6800.

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): SCORE Program – Back-to-Basics Marketing, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., is for adults. Learn how you can maximize your marketing resources to increase your prospect engagement and sales results. Registration is required; Cinema Saturday, 2-4 p.m., is for all ages; Math Tutoring, 2-4 p.m., is for children and tweens in first through eighth grades. Extra help with math homework provided by a high school honor student. Call 727-943-4922.

Oldsmar Public Library (400 St. Petersburg Drive E.): Local Author Book Fair and Sale, 1-4 p.m., is for adults and seniors; Lego Club, 1-3 p.m., is for children and tweens, 12 years old and younger. Call 813-749-1178.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Drop-In Tech Help, from noon until 2 p.m., meet one-on-one with an IT Specialist; Parent Academy – Thriving Teens, 3-4 p.m., is for adults. Learn parenting and communication skills – from expert counselors and experienced parents – to not only help your teen survive but thrive. Registration is required. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Stitchers, Knitters and Friends, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is for adults; Literacy Saturday English Class, 10-11:30 a.m., is a workshop for adults learning English as a second language. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): SHINE Medicare Seminars, 10 a.m. - noon, is for seniors; Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution Patriotic Movie, 2-4 p.m., is for teens, adults and seniors. “The Crossing” will be screened, and popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Call 727-298-3080.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): AARP Tax Aide, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., is for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers. Trained volunteers from AARP will help do taxes at no cost every Monday and Tuesday until April 14. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis with a sign-in sheet; Spring Makerspace, 3-6 p.m., is for youth. Call 727-943-4922.

Oldsmar Public Library (400 St. Petersburg Drive E.): Toddler Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., for ages 1 to 3 years; Spanish Language Learners, 6:30-7:45 p.m., is for adults. Informal beginner and intermediate Spanish lessons and conversation practice. Call 813-749-1178.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Living Healthy – Chronic Pain Self-Management, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., is for seniors. Manage the challenges of living with chronic pain and different chronic health issues. Registration is required; Everyone has a Story – Personal Legacy Writing Group, 1-2 p.m., is for adults and seniors. Learn how writing about your life’s experiences can be the greatest legacy left to the next generation. Registration is required; Crafternoon, 3:30-4:30 p.m., is for families and children. Join Miss Danielle in the community room to make a leprechaun trap. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Witty Knitters, 2-4 p.m., is for adults; Spot’s Puptastic 40th Birthday Drop-In, 3:30-4:30 p.m., is for children 3 years old and up; Friends of the Palm Harbor Library Monthly Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., is for adults. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Baby and Me, 10-10:30 p.m., for newborns to 18 months; Stay and Play, 10:30-11:30 a.m., visit with other caregivers while your baby plays with others in a relaxed setting; Chess Club, 2-5 p.m.; Teen Yoga, 5-6 p.m., is for those 12 to 18 years old; Casual Scrabble, 5:45-7:45 p.m., is for teens, adults and seniors; Dunedin Stormwater – Water Quality and You, 6-7 p.m., is for adults. Join Dunedin’s Stormwater Program Coordinator for an evening of education about the city’s stormwater initiatives and how you can do your part. Call 727-298-3080.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., is for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers. Trained volunteers from AARP will help do taxes at no cost every Monday and Tuesday until April 14; Science Discussion Group, 2:30-4 p.m., is for adults. This month’s topic is nuclear fusion; Spring Makerspace, 3-6 p.m., is for youth. Call 727-943-4922.

Oldsmar Public Library (400 St. Petersburg Drive E.): Toddler Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., for ages 1 to 3 years; Computer Class, 2-3 p.m., is for adults and seniors. Mark Opyd, of Marcomp Computer Services, presents how to back up your computer files; Kids Tuesday Crafternoons, 3-4:30 p.m., is for kids and tweens, 7 to 12 years old; English Language Learners, 6-7:30 p.m., is for adults. Informal conversation classes for those wanting to learn and practice English. Call 813-749-1178.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Ex STEAM Fun, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., is for children in first through sixth grades. Join us for a variety of – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math – related experiments, games and activities; Drop-In Tech Help, noon - 2 p.m., is for all ages. Meet one-on-one with an IT Specialist; Butterfly Kisses: Gentle Yoga with Dawn LaCross Davis, 1:30-2:30 p.m., for ages 16 and up. The cost is $5; Author’s Showcase – Ben Montgomery, 6:30-7:45 p.m., is for adults. The New York Times bestselling author and multiple award winner will discuss his works. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections, All Day; SHINE Medicare Consultants, 1 p.m., is for seniors. Sign up for a one hour and 15-minute session with a representative who can assist them in better understanding Medicare. Registration is required; Adult Sign Language: Beginners, 6-7 p.m.; Adult Sign Language: Intermediate, 7-7:45 p.m. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Weekly Tech Classes, from 11 a.m. until noon; Tuesday Movies at Two, 2-4 p.m., is for adults and seniors. This week’s selection is “Echo in the Canyon,” and it’s 82 minutes in length; Homework Help, 3-5 p.m., youth volunteers are available to help you with your homework; Chess Club, 5-7 p.m.; Lucky Leprechauns, 6-7 p.m., is for families, children and tweens 5 to 12 years old. Registration is required. Call 727-298-3080.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Women Without Limits – a women’s networking group, will meet at the Bayou Café, 118 E. Court St., Tarpon Springs, from 9-10 a.m. No cost to attend, and you pay for your own breakfast. For more information, or if you have any questions, call Nancy Stolbom at 773-849-4945.

Tarpon Springs Public Library (138 E. Lemon St.): Tarpon Springs Fiction Writers, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., for more information call David at 727-942-9540 or Gino at 727-808-0290. Members must be actively writing a novel or short story; Spring Makerspace, 3-6 p.m., is for youth; Mystery Book Club, 3:30-5 p.m., is for adults. March’s book selection is “The Unexpected Mrs. Polifax,” by Dorothy Gilman. Call 727-943-4922.

Oldsmar Public Library (400 St. Petersburg Drive E.): Drop in Tech Help, 3-5 p.m., do you have questions about your smart phone, tablet, or computers? Our teens have the answers; Homework Help, 3-5 p.m., for students in first through eighth grades. Call 813-749-1178.

East Lake Community Library (4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor): Movie and Munching, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., is for children. Pack your lunch and cozy blankets for a showing of “Princess and the Frog.” Drinks and snacks will be provided; Teen Anime Club, 2:30-7:30 p.m., is for teens; PAWS for reading, 3-4:30 p.m., is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Readers practice with Issie, our furry friend from Therapy Dogs International. Readers may register for one 15-minutre session; Drop-In Tech Help, 5-7 p.m. Call 727-773-2665.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.): Mother Goose Rhyme Time, 10-10:25 a.m., for newborns to two years of age; Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., is open to the public. Call 727-784-3332.

Dunedin Public Library (223 Douglas Ave.): Great Decisions, from 10 a.m. until noon, is for adults. Today’s topic is the Philippines and the U.S.; Toddler Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., is for children 18 to 36 months old; Stay and Play, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., is for children 18 to 36 months old; Minecraft and More, 4-5 p.m., is for children and tweens, 5 to 12 years old; Trivia Night, 6-7:30 p.m., is for teens, adults and seniors. Call 727-298-3080.

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