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Holiday events, artist happenings and more


Church's parking lot home to yard sale

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2101 22nd Ave. S, is having a Pre-Christmas Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot. For more information, call (727) 954-3981 or (727) 502-5169.


Artists' co-op exhibit celebrates its first year

Cakewalk artists' co-op, 1114 Central Ave., presents "Celebrate," a group exhibition marking the first anniversary of the gallery. The work will be on display through Jan. 14. Celebrate the past year of business, meet some of the exhibit's artists from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and enjoy works from more than 20 local artists employing varied fine arts disciplines including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry and more. This event is free. For more information, call (727) 825-3700.


Holiday snow, lights and more at Winterfest

The city of Seminole and the Seminole Recreation Division present the 10th Annual Winterfest Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Activities will include the tree lighting ceremony, performances by the Seminole High School Choir and other entertainers, holiday lights hayrides, crafts, a bounce house, an appearance by Santa and even a snow mountain. Admission is free; unlimited-play armbands for the bounce zone and snow mountain are $5. Food and beverages will be available for sale by Seminole firefighters. For more information, call (727) 391-8345.


Antiques, collectibles star in holiday show

The Holiday Piccadilly Antique and Collectible Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Piccadilly Museum Building, 3150 71st St. N. More than 60 dealers from around Florida and the Southeast will be buying, selling, trading and exhibiting all types of antiques and collectibles from small items to large furniture. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (727) 345-6627 or visit


Festivities lead up to boat parade at dark

The 25th annual Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade will again hit the open seas on Saturday at the Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for preparade festivities, including a visit from Santa for the children, complimentary chowder, hot dogs, Christmas cake, hot cider and coffee, and a cash bar for adults. The parade begins at 6:20 p.m. and will end with judging at 9 p.m. Spectators and visitors are encouraged to bring one unwrapped new toy, or provide a cash donation for admittance. For more information, call (727) 871-3204.


Library's book fair will have 18 authors on hand

Eighteen authors will be present to read from their works and sign books at the Local Authors Showcase and Holiday Book Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the main St. Petersburg Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. For more information, e-mail or call (727) 289-7943.


Artist-made ornaments featured at fundraiser

Deck the halls at Artlofts Studios, 10 Fifth St. N, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Shop for artist-made ornaments, take a chance for great prizes in the raffle-auction and enjoy the new exhibit of artwork to support a good cause. All receipts will be donated to Suncoast Hospice Foundation. For more information, call (727) 391-8908.


Merchants association event has the Clauses

The Gulfport Merchants Association presents the second annual Holiday Hoopla from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, music and more. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there, too, from 1 to 6 p.m., available for pictures with families and pets. The event is free. For more information, call (727) 322-5217, or visit


Royal Theatre play delves into revenge

The Royal Theatre, 1011 22nd St. S, presents A Dark Skinned Woman's Revenge, a play about the relationship between dark skinned black women and black men, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (727) 327-6556.


Need music today? Head to church concert

Christ the King Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Concert featuring Rick Bankemper and other musicians at 7 p.m. today in the historic Methodist Chapel, 5400 Seminole Blvd. The concert is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call (727) 394-0787.


Have lunch with artist Wujcik at Parkshore

Get to know artist Theo Wujcik at the Artist's Table, from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Drive NE. His work can be seen at the Morean Arts Center in Transformative Influences, which is on display through Jan. 2. Reservations recommended. Guests are responsible for the cost of their purchases. For more information or reservations, call (727) 822-7872, ext. 2133.


AAA motorcycle safety campaign has 3 events

AAA hosts a series of motorcycle safety events to educate the public and generate awareness of motorcycles on the road. Motorcycle simulators will show what it's like to ride in inclement weather and on rough terrain. Attendees can get 50 percent off a AAA motorcycle membership, see towing demos, enter to win a free weekend rental from Eagle Rider, and receive giveaways and door prizes. Free. Three events are coming up: from 2 to 5 p.m. today at 800 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg; from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at 2170 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater; and from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at 9200 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. For more information, call (813) 288-7294.


Go for Baroque at SPC music event Saturday

Enjoy an afternoon of Baroque chamber music featuring members of the Florida Orchestra at 3 p.m. Saturday at SPC's Gibbs Campus Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. $10 general admission; free for SPC students and staff with ID. Tickets are only available at the door. For more information, call (727) 341-7984.


Tree lighting and carols make the holiday bright

A tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Schleck Park Gazebo, next to the Kenneth City Town Hall, 6000 54th Ave. N. The event will include carol singing and hot chocolate. For information, contact Kenneth City council member Joanne DeSimone at or (727) 344-0598.


Fitness centers accept donations for Goodwill

Lifestyle Family Fitness invites members and nonmembers to donate gently used items at any of the Pinellas or Hillsborough family fitness centers through Dec. 27 to benefit Goodwill industries. Donations of gently used shoes, clothing, small sporting goods and housewares will be gratefully accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a free two-week pass good at any Lifestyle Fitness club. For more information call toll-free, 1-866-533-2222.


Kids can have breakfast with Santa, hear stories

Bring your children or grandchildren to have breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Also enjoy face painting, a gift from Santa and stories told by Mrs. Claus. The cost is $5 per person, and proceeds benefit the Historic Building Restoration Fund. For reservations, call Phyllis Powell at (727) 345-2862.


South Pasadena band to perform free concert

Enjoy a free concert featuring the South Pasadena Community Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. The event is free and has a cash bar for libations and soft drinks. For more information, call (727) 345-4502.


Bring your little one to Mrs. Claus' story time

Join Mrs. Claus on Saturday for story time, crafts and a holiday snack from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Time will be set aside for your little one to get a picture taken with Mrs. Claus, so don't forget to bring your camera. The cost is $5 per child and children 7 and younger are welcome to join in the fun. Registration is required by today. For more information or to register your child, call (727) 518-3125.


History group's meeting features holiday potluck

The Largo Historical Society will hold a Christmas Potluck and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Historic Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive. Bring a dish to share. For more information, call Charlie Harper, (727) 584-4906.


Preschoolers' moms can get together at meeting

Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. A light breakfast will be served. Child care will be available. The program is free, but a canned food item is requested to go to the Deacon's Pantry. To reserve a spot for your child in the babysitting room, e-mail For more information, call (727) 595-3421.


Grab some dessert with church holiday musical

Tickets are on sale for St. Patrick Church's Christmas musical, Angels We Have Heard On High. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Monsignor McCall Hall at the church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. A social hour with desserts and drinks for purchase will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for VIP, which includes the social hour, and $5 for general admission. To buy tickets, call David Ruppel at (727) 560-0063.


Tickets to 'Nutcracker' ballet are on sale now

Tickets are on sale for The Nutcracker, presented by the Bay City Ballet of Clearwater. The show will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and again at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $25 VIP; $22 advance; $25 day of show; $18 groups of 10 or more, and $20 student age 12 and younger. For tickets, call (727) 587-6793.


Been drinking? Get a free AAA tow home

AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will help protect those on the road with "Tow to Go," a free, confidential ride home and tow to anyone who may have had too much to drink. The service is available now through Jan. 2. Call toll-free, 1-800-222-4357.

Holiday events, artist happenings and more 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 4:52pm]
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