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12 Today

Historic Roser Park Arts & Crafts Festival and Home Tours: More than 70 painters, sculptors, photographers and craftsmen will set up booths along Booker Creek on Roser Park Drive (10th Avenue S). Tour five restored and holiday-decorated residences, and take self-guided or guided tours of the unique Roser Park neighborhood. Festival is free, home tours are $8 in advance at or $10 at the event. Park for free at Bayfront Medical Center garage. Call (727) 772-3860 or visit

Band concert: The Masonic Band of St. Petersburg, conducted by Peter Harris, presents a concert. 4 p.m. Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 584-1391.

Gift and plant sale: The daylong special event in the formal gardens of Florida Botanical Gardens will feature more than 35 vendors selling orchids, hibiscus, iris, bromeliads, native plants, herbs and citrus. Specialty vendors will offer clothing, outdoor items, crafts, jewelry, food, candies and more. The Botanical Bounty Gift shop will be open, selling souvenirs and gifts with a horticultural flair. 10 a.m. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Free admission during daylight hours. Call (727) 582-2100.

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Stroll through tropical plants glowing with more than 500,000 twinkling, environmentally friendly lights. Also family-themed entertainers and food vendors. Daily through Jan. 2. 5:30 p.m. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. $2 suggested donation, free for 11 and younger. Call (727) 582-2100.

Lessons and Carols: 29th annual Santa Lucia Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of readings, carols and anthems augmented by a baroque ensemble. Reception follows. Call church for free tickets, required. An offering will be taken. 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Call (727) 585-9969.

'Let There Be Light': A Christmas musical will be presented by the Sounds of Praise Choir and Orchestra, the Indian Rocks Christian School Golden Eagle Regiment Band, and elementary, middle school and high school choirs in the worship center. 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Free. Call (727) 595-3421.

Piccadilly Antique and Collectible Show: More than 60 dealers will buy, sell, trade and exhibit all types of antiques and collectibles. Unusual automobilia includes signs, antique gas pumps and antique vehicles. 10 a.m. Piccadilly Museum Warehouse, 3150 71st St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 345-6627.

13 Monday

Audition notice: Eight O'Clock Theatre is casting 26 to 30 people, from teens through 60-somethings, for the classic musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie. Actors, singers and dancers are needed. Prepare a short song. Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided. Wear or bring shoes that you can move in as you will be asked to dance in small groups. Show dates are March 4-20. 7 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Free. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit

14 Tuesday

Arabian Nights Show: Variety dance show presented by Hip Expressions dance studio. Reservations suggested. International Russian buffet available for $15. 7 p.m. St. Petersburg Nights, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. $8, $5 children age 5-11. Call (727) 382-3632 or visit

Night Holiday Light Tour: Seniors can hop on the trolley for a tour of Gulfport's holiday light displays. 6:30 p.m. Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Free. Call (727) 893-1231.

15 Wednesday

Hooray for Mrs. Claus: The Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe, 25 actors ages 6 to 14, presents Mrs. Santa Saves the Day. In the play, Santa is overworked and sick in bed. Mrs. Claus joins forces with the elves and others to deliver the toys and save Christmas Day. 6:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. $5. Call (727) 536-7407.

Architects' futuristic views: The final event of the St. Petersburg Waterfront Parks Centennial celebration features three architects and planners presenting their conceptual views of how St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront parks might look in 2110. Includes a meet and greet with the architects, cash bar and appetizers. 6 p.m. The Hangar, 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 463-4612 or visit

14 Tuesday

Clothing swap: Bring up to five used summer garments to exchange for vouchers to choose from garments brought in by other participants. If you can't part with any clothes, vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Extra clothing and proceeds from voucher purchases benefit Community Action Stops Abuse. 9 a.m. next to the Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Call (727) 366-4086.

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