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Tampa Bay Senior Expo

Sun 'n Fun Fly-In

1 p.m., Linder Regional Airport, 3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland. It's all about planes and flight at this six-day annual event featuring performances by the USAF Thunderbirds (at 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday). (863) 644-2431;


Body Overhaul

9:30 a.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Injury recovery and prevention program. $6. (727) 864-4834.

Spring Fling

11 a.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Opera Guild event includes lunch, flower show and silent auction. $55. (941) 359-6393;

Geneaology Assistance

1 p.m., Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 298-3080.


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

10:45 a.m., Calypso Divers, 401 E Bearss Ave., Tampa. A warm water exercise program to help control and reduce arthritis pain. $6. (813) 969-3483;

Pinochle Games

11:30 a.m., Senior Citizens Services Inc., 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater. Free. (727) 442-8104.

AARP Tax Aide

Noon, Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Every Monday and Friday through mid April. Free. (727) 562-4970.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Original CCR members Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" among band members performing its classics. $45-$65. (727) 892-5798;

'The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon and Mrs. Levine'

8 p.m., Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. Enter the outrageous world of a love-hate relationship between a son and his mother. $15. Playing through the weekend. (727) 822-6194;


Free Yoga Day

10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. Free. (727) 463-5975;

Cigar City Criterium and Festival

10 a.m., Bike race held on a 0.8-mile course over closed city streets starts and ends at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Bikers go around and around as fast as they can. Approximately 600 bikers will compete in races all day, with the mens pro-level race starting about 6:50 p.m. There's also a wellness/community festival and food/beer gardens. Spectators free. Riders $10-$55. (813) 221-3686;

Sarasota Garden Club Flower Show

11 a.m., Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts. Flower show with entries judged in floral design and horticulture. Free. (941) 955-0875;

Wildlife Sentinels

2 p.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Learn about protecting and assisting wildlife. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6500;

Orchid Ball

6:30 p.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Under the tent on the Great Lawn, this year's annual over-the-top gala captures the grandeur of 18th century French court in "Evening in Versailles.'' $300 per person. (941) 366-5731, ext. 229;


Festivals of Speed Motorsports Collection and Luxury Lifestyle Display

10 a.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. A gathering of some of the world's finest automobiles, motorcycles and watercraft with on-site cafes, wine tasting, luxury lifestyle displays and high-end fashion shows. $10. (352) 385-9450;

Sarasota Garden Club Flower Show

11 a.m., Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Get ideas for adding flowers to your garden space at this flower show. Free. (941) 955-0875;

Amaryllis Garden Circle Annual Garden Tour

4 p.m., buy tickets at corner of W Prospect Road and W Sunset Drive, Tampa, for self-directed tour. $10. (813) 831-5678;


Painting in Pastels

1 p.m., Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Blvd., Tampa. Introduction to the basics, beginning with composition, colors and values. $70 members; $90 non-members. (813) 932-0241.

Upper Pinellas African Violet Society

7 p.m., The Palms of Largo, 400 Lake Ave. NE. Explore the effect of different pH levels on violets. Free. (727) 585-5170.



6:30 p.m., Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road. How to grow new begonia varieties indoors and out. Free. (352) 518-0156.

April 4

Belleair Garden Club

1 p.m., 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Belleair. How to add a decorative and natural touch with a lush container planting. Free. (727) 581-8929.

Medicare Counseling and Seminar

2 p.m., Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call to register. Free. (727) 298-3080, ext. 253.

April 5

Storytime For Grownups

1 p.m., Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Thrilling Tales, a story time for grownups, is offered the first Thursday of every month. Free. (727) 784-3332, ext. 3003.

April 7

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve

9 a.m., 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Ecological footprints. Free. (727) 453-6800;

Orchid Repotting Clinic

9 a.m., 12350 Ridge Road, Largo. Spring is the time to repot or divide orchids. Learn how. Nominal charge for materials. Cash or check only. (813) 918-4546;

Taste of Tierra Verde and Car Show

11 a.m., Downtown parking lot, 1110 Pinellas Bayway S. Food, music, fun for kids at car and truck display. Benefits Veterans of South Pinellas. Free. (727) 623-9008;

Night in the Islands

6 p.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd. Re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with monthly outdoor dining and dancing. Free. (727) 942-5605;

Tampa Roller Derby

6:30 p.m., USA Skateplex, 5313 E Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace. Bring a folding chair for a rink-side view when the Switchblade Sisters take on the Fort Myers Derby Girls and then the Cigar City Mafia takes on the Black Widows. $10 advance, $15 at the door, 7 and younger free. (813) 421-2688.

April 10

Garden Club of St. Petersburg

7 p.m., 500 Sunset Drive S. Roses 101 presented by the Tampa Bay Rose Society. $5. (727) 381-8920.

April 11

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

11:30 a.m., Belleair Garden Club, 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Create a hat and vie to win a prize. Reservation by email to $35, includes lunch. (727) 581-8929;

April 12

Art of Giving

5 p.m., A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) will discuss the importance of education and her career in Hollywood. $125. (813) 274-0911;

April 13

Gasparilla International Film Festival: Global Lens Series

7 p.m., Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza. Colombian film Fat, Bald, Short Man, directed by Carlos Osuna. $8, $5 students/seniors/Museum of Art members, GIFF members free. (813) 514-9962;

Do You Remember Radio?

8 p.m., Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $15. (727) 822-6194;

David Cassidy

9 p.m., The Club at Treasure Island , 400 Treasure Island Causeway. $45. (727) 367-4511;

April 14

Native Plants Sale and Book Signing

9 a.m., Wilcox Nursery, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Florida Native Plant Society annual fundraiser featuring guest appearances and book signings by Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman and wildlife ecologist Craig Huegel. Free. (727) 595-2073;

Success With Roses

9 a.m., Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Tips on growing, pests. Free. (352) 518-0156.

April 17

Florida Herb Society

6:30 p.m., Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. The Basics of Flower Essences. First meeting free, $25 per year to join club. (727) 365-8574;

April 20

Cattle Barons' Ball

7 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Benefits American Cancer Society. $500 per person. (813) 301-2500;

April 21

Photography Hike

8 a.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Capture the natural beauty of the preserve, bring your camera and find ways to get the perfect shot. Center volunteers highlight seasonal features that are great to capture in photos. Free. Registration required. (727) 453-6500;

Bromeliad Show

9 a.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Bromeliad Express is the theme of Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay's annual show, with vendors on hand offering a colorful array of bromeliad plants for sale. (813) 251-5059. Free. (813) 727-6567;

Orange Blossom Express Flower Show

9 a.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa Garden Club pays homage to old Florida railroading days and the New York to Florida Orange Blossom Express train at its judged show, with nostalgic floral designs and colorful plant specimens, plus garden vendors selling plants, art, and other treasures to jazz up your garden and outdoor space. Free. (813) 251-5059;

April 24

Midday Live Music Series

2 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. This new concert series from Bill Edwards Presents features performers whose hits span the past five decades. It runs through May 16. In her show Songs My Mother Taught Me: The Judy Garland Songbook, Lorna Luft delivers a dramatic musical event. $19.50. (727) 892-5798;

April 25

Health Seminar Series

12 p.m., Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Wellness Wednesday on the Road offers lectures on health care topics for older residents delivered by Morton Plant Hospital health care professionals. Registration is recommended. The topic will be memory and cognitive issues. Free. (727) 253-4076;

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