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Take in holiday lights, markets and more

28 Today

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Stroll through a garden of tropical plants glowing with more than 500,000 twinkling, environmentally friendly lights. Also family-themed entertainers and food vendors. 5:30 p.m. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. $2 suggested donation, 11 and younger free. Call (727) 582-2100.

28 Today

Corey Sunday "European Style" Market: More than 35 vendors selling produce, plants/flowers, arts/crafts, prepared foods, with live music. 10 a.m. Corey Avenue Area, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 367-3818 or visit

Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Dealers from around the United States sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. Also a display of fossils, giant shark teeth and rare minerals. 10 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $4. Call (941) 954-0202.

Holiday Photo Op for Pets: Bring your camera and your pet for the perfect holiday family photo opportunity. Sunken Gardens has a 15-foot poinsettia tree with 360 flowers on display for you and your leashed pets to pose in front of. Noon. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 two guests and pet, $20 four guests and pet. Call (727) 551-3102.

29 Monday

Yoga Baby: This adult-child interactive class encourages motor skills, coordination and balance. For ages crawling to 4 years. Bring a yoga mat, blanket and toys. 10 a.m. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $28 for residents, $35 for nonresidents per session. Call (727) 518-3016.

30 Tuesday

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m., Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Call (727) 366-4086.

Pardoll Family Lecture Series: In this part of the Florida Holocaust museum's lecture series, acclaimed author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses his book Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity and challenges things we thought we knew about human beings, society and politics. 6:30 p.m. USF St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. $9, Florida Holocaust Museum members/students free. Call (727) 820-0100, ext. 236.

1 Wednesday

Anniversary Cake Unveiling at the Vinoy: To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, the hotel's head chef and his baking team have created a giant edible replica of the hotel. After three months of work and 200 man-hours, see the unveiling of this 150-pound, 6-foot-wide chocolate cake representing the landscaping and building of the Vinoy in its original 1925 state. The light brown (surprisingly, not pink) replica is made of pastillage, modeling chocolate, marzipan, fondant and royal icing. The unveiling takes place in the hotel's main lobby, which is decorated for the holidays. The cake will remain on display through Jan. 5. 10 a.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 894-1000.

Holiday Conservation Celebration: Native Plant Society of Pinellas and Audubon Society's holiday event with environmental exhibits, silent auction and refreshments. Author Dr. Stephen Buchman is keynote speaker. 6:30 p.m. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 667-2600.

Holiday Decorations in the Village: Heritage Village presents a festive display of trees and decorations during December. The historic homes will be decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, ranging from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. 10 a.m. Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (727) 582-2123 or visit

Meet the Hooters Girls: The 2011 Hooters Calendar Girls will tour the bay area for meet and greets and autographs. Meet cover girls Rachel from Phoenix and LeAngela from Columbus, Ohio, as well as many of the best Hooters Girls from around the country. 6:30 p.m. Hooters of St. Petersburg, 2250 Tyrone Square. Free; calendars $11.99 additional. Call (727) 725-2551.

Rick Gee's Jazz Jamm: Dynamic keyboard players perform separately and in a showdown. 7:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort's Plaza Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $15 students. Call (727) 866-1844 or visit

Take in holiday lights, markets and more 11/27/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 27, 2010 3:31am]
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