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November calendar of events

Gala First Nighters' Premiere and Fundraiser 7 p.m. Wed., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Francis Wilson Playhouse group the First Nighters presents a gala preview for The Full Monty. $27. (727) 446-1360. franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

The Full Monty 8 p.m. today-Fri., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 8 p.m. Wed., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Musical comedy about six unemployed steelworkers who come up with a bold way to help a friend in trouble. $25, $12 students. (727) 446-1360. franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Social Security Friday and Sunday, evening shows only, doors open at 3:30 p.m. Two performances Thur. and Sat., matinee doors open 10:30 a.m., evening 3:30 p.m. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Life gets really interesting when Mom moves in on gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn. Comic play by Andrew Bergman. $29.90 plus tax. (727) 446-5898. earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Orchid Expo Noon-4 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., USF Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. Tampa Orchid Club's show and sale, with lectures on orchid care (2 p.m. Nov.1-2). $4 admission. (813) 833-0204. tampaorchidclub.info.

Ruskin Seafood Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW, Ruskin. Fresh seafood specialties, crafts, boat show, entertainment, kids area with rides, games. Free shuttle service from parking to event. $5 adults, $4 seniors, under 12 free. (813) 645-3808. ruskinseafoodfestival.org.

The New Pavilion, The Art of Food and Wine 6:30 p.m. Sat., Skypoint Condominiums, 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $1,200 per couple, $12,500 for private cabana that seats 10. (813) 259-1718.

Florida Orchestra 8 p.m. Fri., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 8 p.m. Sat., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 7:30 p.m. Sun., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Super Pops concert featuring "A Musical Spooktacular." $19-$65. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286. floridaorchestra.org.

Tampa Bay Symphony 8 p.m. Thur., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. Sun., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 8 p.m. Mon., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Features the St. Petersburg College Concert Chorus with Jay Coble and Lyle Manwaring, trumpet soloists. Jack Heller, conductor. $20. (727) 442-3696. tbpac.org.

Over the River and Through the Woods Friday and Sunday, evening shows only, doors open at 3:30 p.m. Two performances Thur. and Sat., matinee doors open 10:30 a.m., evening 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6-Dec. 28. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Comedy about two sets of grandparents who conspire to keep their grandson from moving to Seattle for a job. $29.90 plus tax. (727) 446-5898. earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Senior Health Fair 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 7, Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Get your hearing checked, blood pressure, balance, vision, memory and other free health screenings. Free. (727) 893-7102.

Florida Orchestra 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Masterworks series features "Holst: The Planets." Stefan Sanderling, conductor. $19-$65. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286. floridaorchestra.org.

And a World to Carry On 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 3 p.m. Nov. 9, Carrollwood Players Theater, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Play about singer/songwriter Laura Nyro who wrote a number of hit songs in the 1960s and '70s, had a large and faithful fan following but was largely unrecognized. Written by Barry Silber and Carole Coppinger, directed by Barry Silber. $10 suggested minimun donation. (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.org.

Michael W. Smith 8 p.m. Nov. 7, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. With Steven Curtis Chapman. $37-$45. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Growing Orchids 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 8, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Learn how to start an orchid collection at a class that covers the basics, includes tour of orchid greenhouse. $45, $35 members. (941) 366-5731, ext. 239. selby.org.

Sensible Sprinkling 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn to water your lawn wisely. Free with Gardens admission, $8 adults, $6 seniors, kids under 12 free. (727) 551-3102. stpete.org/fun/parks/sunken.htm.

Safety Harbor Wine Festival 5-11 p.m. Nov. 8, Safety Harbor, Main Street between Bayshore Boulevard and Sixth Avenue, Safety Harbor. Hundreds of wines for sampling, stage entertainment, foods, arts and crafts; benefits local charities. Free admission, charge for food, wine, beverages. (727) 724-1572.

Resort: Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser 1 p.m. Nov. 9, Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. Annual event sponsored by the North Pinellas Guild of All Children's Hospital and Dillard's Port Richey. Benefits All Children's Hospital. $40. (727) 808-0870.

Celtic Thunder 8 p.m. Nov. 10, St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $34.75-$54.75. (813) 301-2500. stpetetimesforum.com.

Coffee Talk 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. For people 55+. Special museum tour, Nan Colton performance, refreshments. Scheduled: "Hindu Consort." Included with museum admission. (727) 896-2667. fine-arts.org.

Fun With Flowers 9:45 a.m. Nov. 14, Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Take home completed arrangement at Clearwater Garden Club workshop with Janice Hamlin. $15, registration required. (727) 443-7032.

Ribfest 11 a.m. Nov. 14-16, Vinoy Park, Fifth Avenue NE and North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Barbecue chefs with ribs from Australia to Kentucky, classic car show (Sat.) and motorcycle show (Sun.), headliners include Styx (Friday), the Doobie Brothers, Gator Country and Natalie Stovall (Saturday) and Asia (Sunday). Complete schedule at ribfest.org. $10 advance, $15 at gate, 12 and under free with paid adult. (727) 528-3828. ribfest.org.

Compost Happens 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15, Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 CR 579, Seffner. Create rich soil compost from garden trimmings and kitchen scraps; registration required. Free, $20 cost for compost bin for non-Hillsborough residents. (813) 744-5519, ext. 105.

2008 Art n' Sole Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15, Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S, Safety Harbor. Self-guided tour of local artist studios, sponsored by the Safety Harbor Public Arts Committee and the City of Safety Harbor. Start at the Community Center. $5. (727) 724-1555. cityofsafetyharbor.com.

Orchids in Winter 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Michael Polen shows how to prevent orchid damage from cool weather. Free with Gardens admission, $8 adults, $6 seniors, kids under 12 free. (727) 551-3102. www.stpete.org/sunken/ sgworkshops.asp.

Vince Gill 8 p.m. Nov. 15, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.50-$49.50. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. New stage show with the top 10 finalists from the TV show. $32.25-$51.75. (813) 301-2500. stpetetimesforum.com.

Florida Orchestra 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Masterworks series featuring "Appalachian Spring." Edwin Outwater, conductor. William Wolfram, piano. $19-$65. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286. tbpac.org.

Dunedin Celtic Festival noon-9:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Two stages of entertainment including Seven Nations, Jiggernaut, Rathkeltair and more. Benefits Dunedin's Scottish bands. Free (Parking $10). (727) 733-6240. dunedinhighlandgames.com.

An Evening With Garrison Keillor 7 p.m. Nov. 23, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Keillor shares gentle humor and anecdotes about life in the Midwest and the joys of late-life parenting. $47-$77. (727) 892-5767. mahaffeytheater.com.

The Witnesses 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Musical tells of the birth of the church through the eyes of Peter and Paul. Part two of the Rock & the Rabbi trilogy. $25.50-$75. (813) 229-7827. tbpac.org.

November calendar of events 10/27/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:36pm]

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