Enjoy 'Spy Spectacular' in the park during April
Seminole will host the fifth annual Movies Under the Stars each Friday night during April. This year's theme is "Spy Spectacular." The movies will be projected onto a large screen in the park. Each showing will start at 8 p.m. at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free.
Free concerts feature folk music at museum
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. For information, call the museum at (727) 894-1052.
You can literally Paint the Town on Tuesday
Artists from all over the country will paint our beautiful waterfront, beaches and downtown areas in the Morean Arts Center's Paint the Town 2010. The public is invited to register and paint Tuesday behind the St. Petersburg Museum of History for $10. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Painting will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with judging immediately following and prizes at noon. Call (727) 822-7872 for information regarding this and other Paint the Town events.
Lecture on Rwanda's genocide at USF
Carl Wilkens will present "Witness to Genocide," a lecture about his time as a missionary and humanitarian aid worker who refused to leave Rwanda when the country's genocide began in 1994. He will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S, in Davis Hall room 130. Free and open to the public.
Girls in need can get prom dress, accessories
Belle of the Ball Project and Dream a Dress have teamed up this year for another prom dress giveaway. It's the seventh year of giving dresses and accessories to high school girls in need. Distributions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 and May 1 next to the Ross Department Store at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. Donations will be accepted on distribution days as well. For information, visit belleoftheballproject.com.
Charity seeks donations to give to the poor
Whether it's yard sale leftovers or the results of spring cleaning, the People That Love Church and Mission is seeking towels, linens, small appliances, lamps, knickknacks, pots and pans, dishes and any other small household items, including clothing for all ages. Donations can be dropped off at 817 Fifth Ave. N.
Each weekday from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. these items are given to the poor. Visit peoplethatlove.com for information about the church and mission.
Asian artworks presentation, dinner
The Collectors Circle of the Museum of Fine Arts will present "An Evening of Asian Splendor: Collectors Choice IX" from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16 in the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Museum director John Schloder and chief curator Jennifer Hardin will present three artworks for possible museum acquisition, and members in attendance will vote for their choice. The event is black-tie optional and will feature a seated dinner and a special performance of arias from Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Turandot. $200. For reservations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.