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Community news: Dali Museum extends hours, cat show, food truck rally

Dalí extends hours: The Dalí Museum will extend its hours of operation through April 8. Open seven days a week, the Dalí's doors will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The Dalí is located at One Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. For information, visit thedali.org or call (727) 823-3767.

Take care of your vascular health: St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, will offer free health screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in its main lobby to bring attention to vascular disease, which afflicts millions in the United States. Screenings will include carotid ultrasound, peripheral arterial disease screenings and blood pressure screenings. There will also be Ask-a-Doc sessions with St. Anthony's vascular surgeons. Information on diabetes, cardiac rehab and other hospital services will also be available. Registration is required. For information, call (727) 953-7065.

M*A*S*H B*A*S*H: The third annual fundraiser for Daystar Life Center, providing triage for Pinellas County Neighbors in Need, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bay Air Hangar 1 at Albert Whitted Airport, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Come dressed as your favorite MASH character; the best costume will win a one-hour flight or flying lesson. A free swing dance class from 7 to 8 p.m. and helicopter rides will be available. Admission to the event is $15. For information, contact Kitty Rawson at Daystar at (727) 498-8794 or kitty.rawson@daystarlife.com.

Talk with Tomalin: The Friends of Mirror Lake Library will host a book talk featuring Tampa Bay Times outdoor/fitness editor Terry Tomalin at 6 p.m. today at the library, 280 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Tomalin will discuss his new book, Everyday Adventures: A Florida Outdoors Guide. A reception with refreshments is at 5:30 p.m. Call (727) 893-7268.

Cat Show and Rescue Expo: The Skyway Cat Club turns the focus of its March show to finding good homes for cats. Multiple cat rescue groups will have full grown cats and kittens available for immediate adoption between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Cat experts will be evaluating and educating both days on all the breeds of cats with examples of each available. $6 adult, $3 child, 5 and younger free. For information, call (727) 289-1989.

North St. Petersburg food truck rally: Nearly a dozen food trucks will pull into town for an array of cuisines along with live music, covered seating and tables and special drawings for prizes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 527-2222 or visit firstunity.org.

Mad Hatter's Masquerade Ball: A mask or hat is required to enter this party and costume contest beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The night will feature art, fashion, music and video art in the gallery and garden courtyard. A fashion show takes place at 10 p.m. Tickets include a free beverage, hors d'oeuvres, art and entertainment and surprises. All ages welcome. $15-$20. For information, call (727) 324-3878.

Indoor flea market: Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road N, St. Petersburg, will host this sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. All proceeds will go to church missions. For information, call (727) 527-6694.

Run with the turtles: The city of Largo and Friends of Largo Nature Parks have teamed up to host the second annual Turtle Trot at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. The Turtle Trot 5K, named after the park pond's inhabitants, will start at 8 a.m. on April 14. It will take participants through McGough and Bonner parks' trails and boardwalks and on neighborhood streets. The race will start and finish at McGough Nature Park. Cost: $15, advance registration; $20 after April 4. Registration forms can be found at LargoNature.com or at any of the city's recreation complexes or at City Hall. For information, call (727) 518-3047.

Play for fitness sake: Largo Central Park will host "Play! Unplugged: Just What the Doctor Ordered" from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The city is teaming up with businesses and medical professionals to emphasize the importance of free play and creativity. This free family-friendly event will feature nine play stations, entertainment, healthy food vendors, drum circle performances throughout the day and train rides aboard Largo Central Railroad's miniature trains from 2-5 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays Street Team will be on-site along with the Boy Scouts of America, who will assist children with tree climbing and zip lining. The event will wrap up with a campfire around the fire circle in Largo Central Park at 101 Central Park Drive. Visit Largo.com/playunplugged or call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Fish fry: St. Patrick Catholic School, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo, is holding a Lenten fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday inside the parish hall. Tickets cost $9 for adults; $5 for children under 13. There will also be a fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on March 23. For information, call Rob Scully at (727) 455-4121.

Interfaith forum: A panel of religious leaders will participate in an interfaith forum at St. Petersburg College called "Keeping the Faith at the Ballot Box." The forum, sponsored by SPC's Fine Arts and Humanities Department and the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. March 14 in the Digitorium at the SPC Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. The free event is open to the public. The panel will also field questions from the audience. Call (727) 394-6933.

Community news: Dali Museum extends hours, cat show, food truck rally 03/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:50pm]
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