Chance of snow Friday night: 100 percent
• It might be sunny on those Florida postcards, but the forecast calls for snow Friday night in Clearwater and Oldsmar. Miracle on Cleveland Street, presented by the Clearwater Downtown Partnership, will be from 5 to 10 p.m. in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cleveland Street. The event will feature 40 tons of snow, two giant snow slides, Santa Claus and live entertainment with HeartDance Band. Francis Wilson Playhouse actors will work the crowd as characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and a Christmas train will transport visitors to a Christmas Village. The free event is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. For more information, visit www.clwdp.org. • In Oldsmar, it's Christmas Wonderland, in which visitors are invited to play in the white stuff, and slide or sled down slopes of ice from 6 to 9 p.m. at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. Other activities include pony rides, bouncing on inflatables and getting your photo taken with Santa Claus. Admission and parking will be free. For more information on Christmas Wonderland, call (813) 749-1260.
Art society show is at Twin Galleries
The Exhibiting Society of Artists, made up of artists from around Tampa Bay, will present an exhibit at the Twin Galleries on the upper floors of Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road. The show will run from Thursday through Feb. 28. Patrons who are in Ruth Eckerd Hall for a show are invited to view the art.
Moonlight Gala is Friday evening
Suncoast Waldorf School will host its second annual Moonlight Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. This adults-only event will feature live music, artists, crafters and businesses selling holiday gifts and homemade items made with all-natural materials. The event will take place at the school, 1857 Curlew Road. For more information, visit www.suncoastwaldorf.org.
Apply for students' spots online
Parents who want to fill out an application for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs for the 2010-11 school year will have to do it online this year, according to Pinellas school district officials. The online application process using the Student Reservation System is replacing the phone application system used in previous years. Parents will need a user ID and password to log into the system. District officials are urging those who don't have them to get them before the application period kicks off Jan. 9. Parents who need a user ID or password can go to any school with a photo identification and request one. Families that already have a user ID and password don't need to request another. The application period runs until Jan. 29. Visit pcsb.org/School Options/files/how_to_ apply_2010-11.pdf.
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