Sunday, August 19, 2018

Spring brings make-and-take easter eggs, a plant sale, a spring mixer and membership deals

CANDY ALTERNATIVE:  MAKE-AND-TAKE EASTER EGGS
Easter is Sunday, bringing eggs into the forefront for the past few weeks. But it's usually all about candy, so it's nice to know there a couple of ways to celebrate eggs creatively. They are a symbol of life, after all.
Make colorful, scented Easter egg bath bombs, left,  at Miss Anita's Crafts in Tampa on Saturday. Bring $15 and an empty egg carton; all other supplies and know-how will be included. They're made with all natural ingredients, so you can pamper yourself without pause. 2-4 p.m. 11811 N Armenia Ave. Sign up at squareup.com/store/miss-anitas-crafts.

Or you can blow your own glass egg at the Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. An experienced glassblower will assist you, but how cool is it to try your hand at such an art? It costs $75, but you'll have a keepsake that will last forever — as long as you don't break it. Must be 11 or older to participate. Pre-register at moreanartscenter.org. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Menswear from Sartorial, Inc. will be featured in a runway at the Shoppes of 400 Beach's Spring Mixer celebration. [Photo by BLively Images]
Menswear from Sartorial, Inc. will be featured in a runway at the Shoppes of 400 Beach’s Spring Mixer celebration.
[Photo by BLively Images]
BLOCK PARTY: SPRING MIXER AT THE SHOPPES AT 400 BEACH
Spring has sprung, and the Shoppes at 400 Beach in downtown St. Petersburg are ready to celebrate from 6-9 p.m. today with a Spring Mixer block party. The soiree will feature a fashion show with swimwear and beachy cover-ups from Cerulean Blu, men’s fashions from Sartorial Inc., right, and childrenswear from Ribbons and Ties. Wine, raffles and DJ Daryl make it a party. 400 Beach Drive.

GREEN UP: GARDEN CLUB OF TARPON SPRINGS PLANT SALE
It's that beautiful time of year when everyone gets inspired to get out in their gardens. Since garden clubs tend to have all the goods on how to make yours beautiful, it's great when they hold plant sales, like the one the Garden Club of Tarpon Springs is having on Saturday. Shop home grown plants from the club's members while picking their brains on gardening tips. They'll have tropical plants, herbs and painted clay pots, as well as live caterpillars and butterflies. Kids will enjoy face painting and activities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mother Meres Park, 100 E Tarpon Ave.

GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | TimesThe Imagine Glass Museum on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

ACT FAST: MEMBERSHIP DEALS AT THE IMAGINE MUSEUM
Through Saturday, St. Petersburg's Imagine Museum is offering discounts on memberships that are as incredible as their impressive collection of studio glass. Members always receive free admission to the museum, as well as many other benefits, including discounts in their amazing museum. The special pricing goes as follows: Student, regularly $25, is now free; Associate, regularly $50, is now $25; Professional, regularly $100, is now $75; Dual, regularly $150 is now $100 and Family, regularly $250 is now $150. The offer is only available for purchase in the museum, so drop by the museum at 1901 Central Ave. before it ends.

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