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Take note, artists, brides, mud racers and inquiring minds

PAM: Poetry Art and Music: Studio@620, at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, is opening its space to artists, musicians, poets and free thinkers. The event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday will feature the walls of the studio as an open canvas for visual artists and an open microphone for musicians and poets. $5. Call (727) 895-6620 or visit studio620.org.

Turtle Hurdle: This mud race for kids ages 4 to 14 takes them on a quarter- to half-mile course with more than a dozen obstacles and a mud pit crawl to the finish line at 9 a.m. today at Walter Fuller Park and Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Fun activities to follow. $25, limited entry. Call (727) 580-1278.

St. Petersburg Audubon Society: The program "Birds of Prey" begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free; open to the public. For info email specialevents@stpeteaudubon.org.

Month of Mardi Gras Custom Car Show: More than 60 custom and vintage autos from private collections are on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Blue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach. Food, beer and music also available. Benefits the Miracle League of Gulf Beaches. Free. $15-$20 car entry fee. Call (727) 278-7846.

Swim instructor class: An American Red Cross water safety instructor class is set for March 3-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Participants must be at least 16 and have completed the fundamentals of instructor training, offered at 5:30 p.m. March 1. $160 for residents, $200 for nonresidents. A city recreation card is required. Register by Feb. 29. Call (727)518-3126 or visit LargoPools.com.

Sleep under the stars: Bonner Nature Park, 14444 143rd St. N, Largo, is holding a family campout on March 9. Join the staff for a cookout, night hike, wildlife show, s'mores around a campfire, breakfast and more. Begins at 6 p.m. and finishes at 8 a.m. $10 per person, free for 2 and under. Campers must bring a tent and gear. Register by March 7. Call (727) 518-3047 or visit LargoNature.com.

Ethics and global citizenship: Benjamin R. Barber, a professor of political science emeritus at Rutgers University and former professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, will talk about global citizenship from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Digitorium at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. The Ethics Series event is sponsored by the SPC Applied Ethics Institute, School of Public Policy and Administration, and Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times and WUSF Public Media. Free; registration is encouraged. Go to spcollege.edu/solutions or call (727) 394-6942.

'The Music Man': The American film classic is shown on the Largo Community Center's 20-foot screen from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Refreshments sold. Free to adults and seniors. Call (727) 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com.

Dade Massacre lecture: The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Dade Massacre. Frank Laumer, author of Dade's Last Command, will give the talk. Gary Mormino of the USF St. Petersburg Florida studies program will lead a panel discussion. Dade's battle in 1835 precipitated the Second Seminole War, the first American battle over the issue of slavery. Free. The museum is at 2050 34th Way N. Call (727) 539-8371.

Take note, artists, brides, mud racers and inquiring minds 02/18/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 18, 2012 3:30am]
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