Bright House Field (formerly Bright House Networks Field) is a baseball stadium located in Clearwater, Florida, in the United States. The stadium was built in 2004 and has a maximum seating capacity of 8,500 people (7,000 fixed seats with additional grass berm seating for 1,500). The ballpark is the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and their Class A affiliate, Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. A sculpture titled The Ace by artist Kevin Brady stands at the ballpark's west entrance plaza.[5]

5 East Lake Library Fundraiser at Bright House Field. The library is teaming up with the Threshers for a night of fun at Bright House Field in Clearwater. You can purchase your ticket in person at the East Lake Community Library. Tickets include the Threshers vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers and an all-you-can-eat buffet, tickets must be purchased in advance. $20 for adults. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the East Lake Community Library building expansion. 4125 E. Lake Rd. S., Palm Harbor, 34685. The fundraiser runs from 6:15 – 8:45 p.m. For more information, please call (727)773-2665.

9 Healthy Cooking. John Van Vlaardingen prepares easy, plant based recipes that avoid extra sodium and sugar in a class that focuses on menu planning and whole food with samplings. Learn a variety of dressings to spice up dishes. $25. 6:30 p.m. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg 33701. Call (727) 895-6620 or visit

Myst9ery Conductors! Individual members of the host band, the Dunedin Concert Band, will be taking their conducting skills on a road test by directing a selection of their own choice! Several of these guest conductors are also members of the multiple area bands! Philip Wilson conducts on the 23rd. Free. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin, 34698. For more information, call (727) 812- 4530 or visit

15 Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Club
Meeting. Covering different types from 20s – 60s era. Feel free to bring in your own piece of depression glass, as we will discuss all types and answer any questions you may have on it. $10 per year. 6:45 p.m. Clearwater Garden Club, Seminole St., Clearwater, 33755. If you have any questions please call (727) 725-2069.

19 Tampa Taiko. Experience this professional drumming
ensemble that performs their unique style of using a collection of Taiko drums handmade from discarded wine barrels. Tampa Taiko has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form. $14. 7:30 p.m. Tarpon Spring Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., (inside City Hall), 34689. For tickets, call the Box Office at (727) 942-5605 or visit

20 – 21. Cat Show. Cats will compete and be judged in 12
different rings, both days. Learn about different breeds of cats and how to care for them. Bring the family, and meet 25+ breeds of cats. Vendors will have cat trees, beds, toys, gifts and much more. Cats available for adoption. Food available at hall. Free parking. $6 for adults. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit Minnreg Hall 6340 126th Ave N., Largo, 33773. (727) 289-1989

27 Wearable ART Twelve! Check out the unique outfits
that are works of art! $20 for general admission and standing, $55 and up for seating. 7 – 11:30 p.m. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, 34698. Call (727) 298-3322.

Through September. Horst: Photographs – Fashion and
Surrealism. Featuring original vintage photographs, sketches, films, letters, cameras and large scale color prints. Ticket prices range from $24 – 19. ($19 for group seniors) 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, 33701. Visit or call (727) 823-3767.



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