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South Pinellas community events

Senior Expo: The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Meet local professionals who offer expertise in financial planning, health, fitness, home improvement, recreation and more. Admission and parking are free. For information call (727) 893-8523.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The Tampa Bay Home Show is the Gulf Coast's largest home show and will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. Meet the area's top home improvement experts and find hundreds of project ideas and solutions as well as the latest products. The show will also include a seminar series, entertainment and do-it-yourself ideas. For information call (727) 893-8523.

Historical Society program: The Seminole Historical Society's first program of the year will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 210B of the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The program will feature the society's vice president, Robert Stanton, a train enthusiast who has written books on the railroad industry in Florida. Stanton will tell the group the story of a nearly impossible railroad project and the astonishing overseas highway that it replaced. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For information call (727) 391-1433.

"Fit over 50": The city of Seminole Recreation Division will host the "Fit over 50" Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The 11th annual event will feature health and wellness seminars, a healthy salad buffet, a vendor expo, hands-on fitness/wellness demonstrations, giveaways, drawings and health screenings. In addition, many senior-friendly businesses will be on hand to discuss their products. For information, call Duane Crandall at (727) 391-8345.

Winter Luau: Tickets are on sale for the St. Patrick's Winter Luau, which will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Monsignor McCall Hall, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. Along with live entertainment, the menu includes roast pig, barbecue chicken, kalua, potato salad, tropical fruit juice (Otai) and tropical fruit appetizers. Cost for tickets: $16, adults in advance, $20 at the door; $6 for kids 14 and under and $8 at the door. Tickets are available after most Masses as well as during regular business hours at both the school and church office. For information, call (727) 581-4865.

Show off "trashions": Applications are being accepted for the fifth annual Trashy Fashion Show at the Largo Cultural Center on April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Amateur eco-fashion designers can apply to showcase their "trashions," or fashions created from items that would otherwise have been discarded. The educational event celebrates Earth Day. Participants of all ages are encouraged to think outside of the blue bin to create their wearable designs of at least 75 percent recycled or discarded items. Students, adults, individuals and groups will compete for prizes and the Best in Show title of the Trashiest Designer. Prizes will be awarded to the best designs in four age categories: Junior Designer (Grade-levels K-5), Teen/Tween Designer (Grades 6-8), High-End Designer (Grades 9-12), Adult Designer (Ages 18-plus). Participants must first complete an online application by March 25 at or by calling (727) 586-7424. After the application is submitted, participants are required to send a digital photo, description of their design and an environmental fact to accompany their design by April 1.

Tango show: Tickets are on sale for Luis Bravo's Forever Tango, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Largo Cultural Center. Anna Trebunskaya, professional dancer from Dancing With the Stars, will be featured along with 14 tango teachers, one vocalist and an 11-piece orchestra. Tickets are $54 VIP, $49 advance, $54 day of show. Tickets are available online at or through the box office at (727) 587-6793.

Workshop series: The Largo Library, with support from the Greater Largo Library Foundation, is launching a new program: the Rising Stars Leadership Workshop Series for ages 15 through 18. Business owners are invited to attend a discussion about the series from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday to find out how they can provide support. It will be hosted by business owner and educator Barbara J. Dandro. For reservations, call Dandro at (727) 548-5051 or email

South Pinellas community events 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 3:31am]
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