Holiday craft fairs, parades and more in and around St. Petersburg

8 Today

Coffee Talk: "Seasonal Tales," an interactive performance by Nan Colton, followed by a tour. 10:30 a.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Refreshments at 10 a.m. Included in museum admission. Call (727) 896-2667.

Holiday Decorations in the Village: Heritage Village presents a display of trees and decorations during the month of December. The historic homes will be decorated true to their time period, locale and lifestyle, ranging from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.

St. Petersburg College Percussion Ensemble Concert: The SPC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of John Shaw with a program including Russian folk tunes, Mexican mariachi music and Christmas selections. 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 341-7984.

9 Thursday

Largo's Downtown Market: Produce, flowers, plants, baked treats, crafted items, more. 9 a.m. Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.

Rough Wood and Rusty Nails: This full-length, original Christmas musical from Joseph's perspective, written by Tim Jacobsmeyer, is poignant and uplifting, yet humorous and entertaining. Appropriate for all ages. A reception will follow. Nursery provided. Call for tickets. 7 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 595-2117.

The Wayne and Francis Knight Parrish Lecture: Presented by Dr. H. Barbara Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Dr. Weinberg, one of the world's leading scholars of American art, will talk about the current exhibit, Transcending Vision. 6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 896-2667.

10 Friday

Friday Night Dodgeball: Children in Grade 1 through Grade 8 can dip, dive, duck and dodge every Friday at 6:30 p.m. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $3 per child to play; additional $2 for pizza and drinks. Call (727) 518-3125.

The Annie Moses Band This Glorious Christmas: The Annie Moses Band, which has been featured on PBS television, blends jazz, classical and pop music with organic and acoustic instruments arranged with modern pop production. 8 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $25, $30 VIP advance, $30 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793.

11 Saturday

A Big Band Christmas Featuring The 10 O'Clock Swing Band: See one of the area's best 18 piece big bands perform a special holiday show in swinging style. Today at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $20 advance, $25 day of show. Call (727) 587-6793.

St. Pete Beach Holiday Land Parade: Holiday cheer comes to the beach in this parade with dance troupes, marching bands, floats, marching units, the Chick-fil-A cow and Santa riding a bright red fire truck. Parade watchers are encouraged to view the parade on Gulf Boulevard north of 71st Avenue or on Corey Avenue. All are invited to enjoy post-parade refreshments from McDonald's, served on Corey Avenue across from the post office. It all starts adjacent to the McDonald's and moves north on Gulf Boulevard to Corey Avenue. 9 a.m. McDonald's Restaurant, 6855 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. Call (727) 363-9245.

Swing Dance Saturdays: Make friends and dance the night away. 7 p.m. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. $5. Call (727) 518-3131.

Palms and Poinsettias Holiday Market: The market will feature crafts and gifts. Parking will be available at all public parking lots along West Bay Drive. First Avenue will be closed for the event. 9 a.m. Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014, or visit LargoEvents.com.

Holiday craft fairs, parades and more in and around St. Petersburg 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:46pm]

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