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St. Petersburg briefs: 'Music Man' and his trombones come to Canterbury School

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'Music Man' and his trombones come to Canterbury School

The Canterbury School of Florida will present an all-school production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man this week in the Dollinger Center for the Arts on the school's Knowlton Campus, 990 62nd Ave. NE. There will be a 12:30 p.m. matinee Thursday and 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 for students and seniors. To reserve seats, contact the Canterbury box office, 521-5989.

Grand Central will have Cinco de Mayo feel

Check out the Cinco de Mayo- themed fiesta on Friday evening in the Grand Central District. Enjoy a stroll in the evening air on Central Avenue from the 2000 to the 2100 block between 5 and 10 p.m. The celebration will include live entertainment, food and drinks. For more information, call 804-3399 or visit

Environment is the star of Green Thumb Festival

The ever-popular 22nd annual Green Thumb Festival is this weekend at Walter Fuller Park. The event, a longtime tradition in St. Petersburg, combines Arbor Day and Earth Day in a weekend celebration of the environment. The festival features exhibits, vendors, the Garden Club of St. Petersburg flower show, a diagnostic clinic (bring soil and water samples), a recycling rally, free mulch, plant auction, more than 2,000 trees for sale for $3, free butterfly plants (500 each day), tool sharpening booth, entertainment and children's programs.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: 7891 26th Ave. N



Neighbors' old stuff

can be your new stuff

Residents of the Old Southeast neighborhood will hold their annual communitywide yard sale this weekend.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Entrance to the neighborhood is 22nd Avenue S and Fourth Street


Tour private gardens at Spring Garden Stroll

The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association will host its annual Spring Garden Stroll on May 4. The stroll will offer tours of several private gardens throughout the historic neighborhood. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Ticket price includes admission to Sunken Gardens. Visit the neighborhood Web site at or call 825-0479 for ticket information.

The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

St. Petersburg briefs: 'Music Man' and his trombones come to Canterbury School 04/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:41am]
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