Holocaust Museum opens new exhibit
The opening reception for and a panel discussion about "Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow," focusing on Jewish refugee scholars who found work in the traditionally black colleges of the South, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The reception is free to museum members; $9 for others, who may apply that to membership the evening of the event. RSVP to (727) 820-0100, ext. 236.
Photo sitting fee will go to the dogs (and cats)
If you've wanted a family portrait that includes your pet, now is the time. Professional photographer Laura Allen will donate all of the $15 to $30 sitting fees to feed and shelter animals at the SPCA from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Traditional, casual and holiday props are available. Registration is required. Call (727) 584-5040 or visit lauraallenstudios.com.
At salon, get a good 'do — and do some good
Beyond Aveda's team will host a cut-a-thon benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Sunday at the salon, 2582 22nd Ave. N. Stylists will offer 30-minute wet haircuts for a minimum $20 donation. Call (727) 321-4800 to make an appointment. For information visit beyondavedasalon.com.
Keep black cats chaste with October special
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is celebrating Halloween through the month with neutering of black cats for $25, spaying for $35. To set up an appointment at the clinic at 4403 62nd Ave., call (727) 329-8657 or visit spotusa.org.
Gibbs High artists open a juried exhibit
Pinellas County Center for the Arts will host a senior class juried exhibition during school hours Friday through Nov. 11 in Gallery 2 at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S. This year's renowned local artist juror is Marie Yoho Dorsey, who will have a solo show simultaneously in Gallery 1. Dorsey will award six students from the show. For information, call (727) 893-5452 or visit pccagibbs.com.
St. Pete Catholic invites former players, coaches
St. Petersburg Catholic High School invites all former football coaches and players to an evening of fun and reminiscing at the school's home game Oct. 28. The event will start at 6 p.m. with a reception for former players and their families; the game begins at 7 p.m. There will be a recognition ceremony at halftime. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In foreclosure? This workshop may help
The Neighborhood Community Foundation will conduct a free foreclosure prevention workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hilton Bayfront, 333 First St. S. The independent, nonprofit organization explains the foreclosure process, legal rights, and potential solutions so residents can remain in their homes. To register, visit neighborhood-community.org or call 1-877-306-5299.
Simchat Torah to be celebrated Friday
Simchat Torah, the celebrating of the Torah, can be observed at 7 p.m. Friday at Beth-El Shalom, 1701 29th Ave. N. To get information and register, call (727) 345-7777 or e-mail Rabbi@Jewishheritage.net.
Birders, flock together at Fort De Soto Park
Join Clearwater Audubon Society on a bird-watching trip to find migratory songbirds, raptors, and water and shore birds at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. The outing includes walking about 2 miles on Tampa Bay's north shore. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. There is a fee to enter the park. Call (727) 596-8822 or visit tinyurl.com/3upl6ec.
Wine tasting Saturday will be scary good
The Haunted Winery Sampling pairs tastes with hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Florida Orange Groves & Winery, 1500 Pasadena Ave. S. Flavors include Booberry, Black Gold blackberry wine and Hurricane 5 white sangria. Must be over 21. $10, includes a souvenir wine glass. RSVP required. Visit floridawine.com or call toll-free 1-800-338-7923.
Free homecoming dresses at the mall
The Belle of the Ball Project will distribute homecoming dresses to low-income high school girls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. Pinellas and Hillsborough girls can get dresses. Donations of dresses can also be made at the distributions. For more information, visit belleoftheballproject.com.
Talented adults invited to show your stuff
If you are an adult and have a talent, here is your chance to audition to perform in front of a live audience at the Fall Adult/Senior Talent Show. The top 15 performers will make the final show, Dec. 1. Auditions will be held 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. For information, call (727) 518-3131 or visit largo.com.
Cultural center sets the stage for 'Mother Goose'
Tickets are on sale for Mother Goose at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Largo Cultural Center. $7.50 adults; $6.50 children; $22 family four-pack. Buy tickets at largoarts.com or call the box office at (727) 587-6793.