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Things to do: Israeli Independence Day Celebration

JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2006)

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2006)

18 Today

Israeli Independence Day Celebration: The Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County and the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center present Israel @ 60 — Prayer for Peace, 1-4 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission is free. Food available to purchase; catered by the Wine Cellar. Call 209-1745, 892-5202 or check the Web at

'Standing On The Corner or A Day In The Life Of A Paper Box': Come see how an ordinary paper box helps to "cleanup" a local neighborhood in this production written and directed by Gidget Cross and starring Frank Pavluk and Beth Clark, 2:30 p.m., Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. Play is at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 31. $15, $12 seniors and students. Call 822-6194.

20 Tuesday

Theatre Pipe Organ Concert: 11:30 a.m. Pinellas Park City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. Bring lunch and enjoy the music. Free. Call 541-0770 or 546-0564.

22 Thursday

Romance and Rhapsody: Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert, 11 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $21-$34. Call 892-5767.

Florida Folk Art: Author and professor Kristin Congdon uses a slide presentation to underscore the varied styles of Florida folk art and the artists who bring them to life, 7:30 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 895-6620

24 Saturday

Walk for Peace: Experience the beauty and wonder of nature at the Radiant Peace Walk, 11 a.m., Shelter No. 7, Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole. Participate in interactive Radiant Peace activities throughout the walk. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, beverages provided. Free, donations accepted. Call 343-8212 or check the Web at

Creating Family-Friendly Wildlife Environments: This fun and educational workshop presents valuable information on how homeowners can welcome wildlife to their yards by providing simple, low-cost nesting resources, 2 p.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Island Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. Preregistration required. Recommended for adults and children ages 8 and up. Call 453-6500.

Star-Spangled Pops: Florida Orchestra performs a Memorial Day salute with patriotic tunes by American composers, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater. $21-$56. Call 892-5767.

Sun, Sand and Swing: Free concert on Treasure Island Beach waterfront with the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Band hitting the stage at 3:45 p.m. followed by Lounge Cat, Mad Beach Band, Tom Gribbin and the Saltwater Cowboys and the Greg Billings Band. Bring a beach blanket or lawn chairs. The event is held at 104th Avenue directly on the beach. Parking is at 112th Avenue for $10. Call 360-4121.

25 Sunday

Music in the Marly: Features pianist Elena Baksht, 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Program includes Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Bach's English Suite No. 2 in A minor and Chopin's Second Scherzo in B-flat minor and Fourth Ballade in F minor. $20; $10 students 22 and younger with ID. Call 896-2667.

24 Saturday

Care of

Phalaenopsis Orchids: Saturday morning horticultural program with Michael Polen, 11:30 a.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with garden admission. $8; $6 age 55 plus; $4 ages 2-11. Call 551-3102.

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