Asian artworks part of presentation, dinner
The Collectors Circle of the Museum of Fine Arts will present "An Evening of Asian Splendor: Collectors Choice IX" from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16 in the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Museum director John Schloder and chief curator Jennifer Hardin will present three artworks for possible museum acquisition, and members in attendance will vote for their choice. The event is black-tie optional and will feature a seated dinner and a performance of arias from Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Turandot. $200. For reservations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mall to host weekend of music, art, crafts
The Seminole Mall will host the Spring Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Country Roadrunners will supply musical entertainment on Saturday and Linda Janee and Toy Boat will perform on Sunday.
Gain insight into artists as you eat lunch April 15
The Morean Arts Center presents the Artist's Table from noon to 2 p.m. on April 15, featuring Catherine Woods and Mark Aeling at Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg; Paula Allen at Bella Brava, 515 Central Ave.; and Laura Militzer Bryant at Z Grille, 104 Second St. S. Participants pay for their own lunch and are seated at a large table and learn about the artists' work process. Reservations are recommended. Send e-mail to email@example.com or call (727) 822-7872, ext. 33.
Breakfast Kiwanis Club seeking new members
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast is inviting people to be part of the local organization. Meetings are at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd. Meetings feature guest speakers from local business, government and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of topics. For information, contact Lee Walters at (727) 319-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sale of items will help fund Angel Outreach
The Angel Outreach Committee of Pasadena Community United Methodist Church is sponsoring an after-Easter sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Jerger Hall, 227 70th St. S directly behind the church. Sale items will include collectibles, glassware, toys, books and gently used household articles. The sale is a major fundraiser for the committee's holiday outreach to assist struggling families. For information, call (727) 341-1296.
Authors of book on religions to have signing
John and Katherine Ford, authors of What If I'm Right?, a book that tackles the tough questions in examining the history and tenets of more than 20 of the world's major religions, will be available to sign copies from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Family Christian Store at the Shoppes at Park Place, 7348 U.S. 19 N.
Shred your papers for organizers' fundraiser
The Tampa Bay Professional Organizers Shred-A-Thon will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rutland Northeast Storage, 898 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Shredding will continue through noon or until the trucks fill up. Shredders will be asked to make a minimum donation of $5 per banker's box of paper they bring in, all proceeds benefit the Children's Cancer Center. For more information, visit tampabayorganizers.com.
Expert will share tips on keeping children safe
Just 32 seconds. That's all it takes to lure your child away. Award-winning author and nationally recognized expert in child safety Dr. Ken Wooden will hold a free seminar for parents and others interested from 6 to 8 p.m. April 14 at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. This seminar teaches strategies and tactics to protect children, teens and young adults from predators. Seating is limited. To register, call Olga at (727) 298-2324.
Next in folk concert series features 3 acts
The Florida Folk Concert Series will continue from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday through May 9 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. This spring concert series is a free event put on by the St. Petersburg Historical Society and WMNF 88.5 FM community radio. This week's featured performers are Keith Hope and Charlie Creek, Sons of the Beaches and Dean Johanesen. For information, call the museum at (727) 894-1052.
St. Pete Beach
Table tennis tourney open to all skill levels
Sunrise Table Tennis and the St. Pete Beach Community Center are hosting a table tennis tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This singles competition is open to all skill levels. The fee is $10, which includes lunch. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or come to the community center to register.
Third race set Saturday in Spring Paddle Series
Water Monkey will be hosting the third race of the Spring Paddle Series with 10 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. race Saturday at Whiskey Joe's, 7721 W Courtney Campbell Parkway. There will be live music, food, stand up paddleboarding demos, and a 3-mile race. The registration fee is $20.