Grand Prix inspires luncheon, fashion show
The St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce presents "Celebrate St. Petersburg with a Grand Prix Affair," a luncheon, fashion show and card party beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Clothing will be from Suzette's. $45. (727) 896-5907.
1960 Gibbs grads seek volunteers for census
The Gibbs High School Class of 1960, as its 50th reunion community project, is seeking volunteers to help with the census on Saturday. The event will be at Campbell Park from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Census Bureau will train volunteers. For information on volunteering or donating, call Effie Shannon Alexander at (727) 895-1205.
Studio@620 film festival seeks entries by April 14
The Studio@620 is accepting entries from amateur and aspiring filmmakers for its first Image Makers Amateur Film Festival. Submissions may be made in either "Education" or "Open" theme categories. Applicants may submit up to two works. Submissions must be received no later than April 14. Applications are available at studio620.org or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash prizes will be awarded. An awards ceremony and screening of winning films will be held at Studio@620 on May 14.
Sarah's Sweets plans launch party, tasting
Sarah's Sweets will have its official launch party and tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Displays will include a free tasting and a fashion show presented by Nikki Valentine Productions. To kick off Sarah's Sweets, a business started by a local entrepreneur, guests will be encouraged to donate $1 to decorate a cupcake box, which will be filled with cupcakes and donated to a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
15th annual Springfest features food, art, crafts
The 15th annual Gulfport Springfest is from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday on Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport. The event will feature an array of food, art and craft vendors as well as a spring bonnet parade and hat contest. Free parking and trolley rides. For information, call (727) 344-3711 or visit mygulfport.us.
Museum of History offers free concert
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 T.C. Carr and Lenny Austin and Friends. For information, call the museum at (727) 894-1052.
Free shuttle service will ferry Grand Prix fans
There will be a free shuttle service to downtown for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Look for the red Grand Prix Shuttle sign in the windshield of all shuttle vehicles. Shuttle stops are at 10th Street between Second and Third avenues S (main parking gate at Tropicana Field) and at Fourth Avenue S between Second and Third streets, just one block from the track. Parking is available at Tropicana Field for $10.
St. Pete Beach
Winner of egg hunt will get $50 gift certificate
Celebrate the last Friday of March with karaoke and an Easter egg hunt from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach. Sing karaoke in the courtyard then work yourself around participating stores hunting for Easter eggs filled with coupons, prizes, candies and more. The one with the most eggs found by 8 p.m. will win the grand prize of a $50 shopping certificate good at any participating merchant. Call (727) 498-8778 or visit coreyave.com for information.
'A Night to Remember' to benefit hospice
The St. Petersburg Catholic Campus Ministry and the Suncoast Hospice will host "A Night to Remember" to support Suncoast Hospice Foundation and families of Suncoast Hospice from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hospice Community Service Center, 3050 First Ave. S. The night will consist of 10 rounds of bingo, entertainment by local bands, door prizes, refreshments and snacks. This is a free event. All donations will go directly to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.
Tyrone Square mall to host bridal expo
Tyrone Square mall will host a bridal expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be an array of exhibitors offering items such as bridal gowns and tuxedos, wedding cake designs, catering options, jewelry, floral designs, photography, cosmetic demonstrations by Macy's, entertainment and more. Call (727) 347-3889 for information.
Church by the Sea plans three-day rummage sale
The annual rummage and bake sale at Church by the Sea, 13701 Gulf Blvd. will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Items will include tools, sporting goods, DVDs, household items and kitchenware. There will be a bake sale each day with cookies, cake and more. Call (813) 546-0974 for information.