ST. PETE BEACH
Beach Theatre offers Free matinee every Saturday
The historic Beach Theatre's Saturday morning matinee series welcomes children. This week's scheduled matinee is one of 1962's fabulously B-movies, The Magic Sword, starring Basil Rathbone as an evil wizard. Free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: the Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach.
Information: Call 360-6697 or visit www.beach-theatre.com.
October brings free Friday night concerts
St. Pete Beach's annual fall outdoor concert series begins Friday evening and continues each Friday throughout October. The series kicks off with a performance by High Octane. Other performers in the line-up include De Lei'ed Parrots, Molten Mike and the Cool Daddies. Free. Food and beverages will be available for sale during the concert.
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays evenings throughout October.
Where: Horan Park at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Crab-stuffed fish dinner to benefit museum
The Friends of Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host a "shore dinner" to benefit the museum Sunday, Oct. 12. Guest Jack Harris, longtime local radio and TV personality and author, will share stories and anecdotes of Florida and his media career. His collection of humorous essays will be available for sale and signing. The old Florida-themed dinner will include crab-stuffed baked fish, rice pilaf, coleslaw and hush puppies from Capt. Hubbard's Friendly Fisherman. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.
Where: Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way.
When: BYOB cocktail/social hour begins at 5 p.m. Oct.12; dinner to follow.
Info: Please RSVP by Oct. 8 by calling the museum, 552-1610. Space is limited to 80 guests.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Artists may submit entries for show
The Beach Art Center will host its annual "Welcome Back" juried open show Oct. 17. Artists may submit up to two entries from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14. The entrance fee is $20 for members; $30 for non-members. Join the artists at their opening reception and awards ceremony 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd. Admission is free and open to the public. Call the Beach Art Center at 596-4331 for more information.
City presents band shell with concert, ice cream
The city of South Pasadena will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony of the city's Galatea Garden Band Shell on Thursday. The event will feature a free concert by the South Pasadena Community Band and an ice cream social. Music lovers should bring chairs or blankets and relax in the open air.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Galatea Garden, 7015 Sunset Drive S.
Info: Call 347-4171.
Trade old books at City Hall swap
Book fans should check out the twice-weekly book swap in the Cultural Arts Room of the South Pasadena City Hall beginning next month. The book swap will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the first swap is set for Tuesday.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Where: South Pasadena City Hall Cultural Arts Room, 7047 Sunset Drive S.
Information: Call 347-4171.
John's Pass gears up for seafood festival
The arrival of autumn on Madeira Beach means one thing: It's almost time for the popular John's Pass Seafood Festival. The event, held Oct. 25-26 and dedicated to fishermen lost at sea, features an arts and crafts show with more than 50 artists, fresh local seafood, 150 shops, music, a street dance, a fishing expo and a children's area. Children are welcome to dress up and go trick-or-treating throughout the village and boardwalk during the festival. Parking will be available in the John's Pass Village 325-space parking structure and off-site at the Madeira Beach Middle School with free round-trip shuttle service to the festival. Free.
When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26.
Where: John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach.
Information: www.JohnsPass Festivals.com.
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