'Star Wars' Fans head to Emerald city gathering
The Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance, an organization of fans of the Star Wars movies, will hold its final event of 2010 at Emerald City Comics, Games & Toys at 9249 Seminole Blvd. on Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. An appearance by actor Orli Shoshan, who played Shaak Ti, will take place along with a costume contest, door prizes, food, drinks and more. The event is free.
Cost of Sunday visits to aquarium will rise
The Pier Aquarium will increase its Sunday admission prices beginning this weekend. The new ticket prices, $5 for adults and $4 for students (7 and older) and seniors (65 and older), match the aquarium's current Monday-Saturday prices. Officials said the decision was made due to a marked decrease in public support because of the current economic environment and the anticipated loss of grant money. Admissions this year are down 10 percent, according to a news release.
Don't break bank to 'build your brand'
"How to Build Your Brand on a Budget" is the title of a Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce workshop today at the chamber, 151 Third St. NW. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the program, presented by Mandalay Solutions Inc., will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will examine ways to develop and promote a business brand. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 584-2321.