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Corey Avenue businesses set aside Feb. 12 as Ladies Night Out

ST.PETE BEACH

Businesses set aside Feb. 12 as a special night for the ladies

Corey Avenue merchants will stay open late Feb. 12 for "Ladies Night Out." The event includes free wine and food samplings, live music, sales and more. Ladies Night Out is also a monthly fundraising event for local charities. This month's event will benefit CASA, an organization devoted to preventing domestic violence.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12

Info: Call (727) 366-2003.

Like fresh food? Visit Wednesday's market

Shop for fresh produce, organic food products, crafts, clothing, original artwork and more every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the covered pavilion at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245 for information.

GULFPORT

Clothing swap benefits domestic abuse group

A community clothing swap is set for Saturday in Gulfport to benefit CASA, an advocacy group for victims of domestic abuse. Bring unwanted but gently used clothing and accessories and trade them in. Everything that's left will be donated to CASA.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Coffee shop courtyard, 2908 Beach Blvd., Gulfport

Info: Call (727) 637-5586.

Step back at Floridiana festival and art show

If you're a collector of Florida art or kitsch, stop by the historic Gulfport Casino on Saturday for the Floridiana festival. Items on sale include vintage Florida souvenirs and memorabilia, tropical decor and fine art. Members of the original Florida Highwaymen artists (James Gibson, Issac Knight, Roy McLendon Sr. and Robert Lewis), will be on hand. Admission is $6 per person.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

Info: Visit www.hulahula.biz

Fundraiser celebrates Valentine's Day early

Celebrate Valentine's Day early with a fundraiser for the SunFlower School, a nonprofit elementary school in Gulfport. Prizes have been donated by several businesses in Gulfport's historic arts district.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sea Breeze Manor, 5701 Shore Blvd., Gulfport

information: E-mail specials@localshops1.com, or call (727) 637-5586.

Spend a morning at Tuesday's open market

Gulfport's morning market is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday on Beach Boulevard. Vendors sell fresh produce, plants and food items as well as artwork created by local artists. The weekly event is pet-friendly; leashed dogs are welcome. Prospective vendors may download an application at the Gulfport Merchant Association's Web site (www.gulfportma.com) or call 459-1963 for information.

TREASURE ISLAND

Find produce, art, food at fresh-air market

Check out the Treasure Island open-air market every Friday through March. Vendors sell fresh produce, art, crafts, and food items.

When: Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimeslistings@yahoo.com or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Corey Avenue businesses set aside Feb. 12 as Ladies Night Out 02/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 3:23pm]
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