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Out, out, darned boredom: All kinds of events are planned

St. Petersburg

Youth symphony offers holiday concert today

The Pinellas Youth Symphony's Holiday Orchestra Concert will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N. The concert will feature four orchestras performing Mozart, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and some traditional holiday music. Cost is $10 for adults, $2 for children and students. Call (727) 438-3149.

ST. PETERSBURG

Rep. Ahern is guest at Republican dinner

State Rep. Larry Ahern will address the St. Petersburg Republican Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. Free. The public is invited. For information on this event and the club, call Gail Hebert at (727) 526-2492.

SEMINOLE

Bowling event today to benefit firefighters

Firefighters in the West Florida Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society, or FOOLS, are hosting the Pinellas County Benevolent Fund Bowling Benefit from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Seminole Lanes, 8668 Park Blvd. Shoe and ball rental and three games of bowling are $20. Visit westfloridafools.com.

COUNTYWIDE

Audubon presents a program Wednesday

The St. Petersburg Audubon Society presents the program "Conservation Celebration" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pinellas County Extension, 12521 Ulmerton Road. Free. Everyone is welcome. Visit stpeteaudubon.org.

PINELLAS PARK

St. Jerome guild to have merry lunch Thursday

The Martha and Mary Guild at St. Jerome Catholic Church of Largo will hold a Christmas luncheon on Thursday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Suite 201. A cocktail reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. The cost is $17.50 and includes chicken marsala or flounder stuffed with crab. Reservations are required. Call Rose Marchand at (727) 397-9173.

LARGO

Pancakes, jolly old elf lend cheer on two days

Come join Santa and his little helpers on Friday and Saturday for a breakfast and morning full of holiday crafts at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Pancakes will be served at 9 a.m. Photos with Santa will be taken. Cost is $8 per child, $3 for adults. Register by Wednesday. Call (727) 518-3016.

MADEIRA BEACH

Walt'z Fish Shak raising money for owner

Walt'z Fish Shak, 224 Boardwalk Place, is hosting a fundraiser for Walt Gerbase, who suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage, from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. It will feature a silent auction, drawings, 50/50 raffles and live music. For information, call the restaurant at (727) 395-0732.

ST. PETE BEACH

Masters swim program starts at Aquatic Center

The Perform Coaching Group is hosting its Masters Program at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Taught by Coach Hank Campbell, this program is for swimmers of all fitness and training levels. Workouts are tailored to the individual's goals, such as pool competitions, triathlon or open water races. The program is held from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Aquatic Center's heated pool. Participants must have an active U.S. Masters membership and pay the coaching and pool fees of $70 per month. To register, call Coach Campbell at (727) 455-1184.

PASS-A-GRILLE

Chamber plans Holiday Mixer at Hurricane

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hurricane Restaurant, 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. This year, the chamber will ask for donations for PARC's wish list. Cost to attend is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. To register, call Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957 or e-mail RSVP@tampabaybeaches.com.

ST. PETE BEACH

Got something cool to teach community?

The St. Pete Beach Recreation Center and Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is seeking qualified instructors to teach youth gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, and adult health and fitness classes. Contact Mandy Edmunds at a.edmunds@stpetebeach.org or (727) 363-9245.

TREASURE ISLAND

Children, Santa awaits your letters

Santa will personally answer letters from all boys and girls who drop off or mail letters to his mailbox before Friday. Santa's mailbox is in front of Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave. Santa's elves remind everyone to have a return address on their letters. For information, call the Treasure Island Recreation Department at (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

GULFPORT

Trade duds or buy a few for $3 Tuesday

Bring up to five used garments to exchange at Gulfport's Clothing Swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the courtyard of Peninsula Inn and Spa, 2937 Beach Blvd. If you can't part with any clothes, vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Extra clothing and voucher proceeds benefit CASA. Call (727) 366-4086.

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