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Things to do for the week of August 15

15 Today

Orioles at Rays: The first 10,000 kids 14 and under receive a Matt Garza bobblehead. 1:40 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. Call (888) 326-7297 or visit

Free master ballet classes: Classes for advanced ballet dancers conducted by choreographer/dancer/instructor Christopher Fleming. Dancers must be 16 years old or older and preregistration is required. E-mail only, Noon. Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Free.

16 Monday

Auditions for 'The Hound of the Baskervilles': Needed are three men, ages 40-65, two men ages 30-40, one woman age 40-65 and three women ages 25-40. A cold reading from the script, familiarity with the play is suggested. All roles require English dialect. Production dates are Oct. 1-17. 7 p.m. St. Petersburg Little Theater, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 866-1973.

Ladies Power Happy Hour: A ladies happy hour with free mixology lessons for making specialty drinks from certified bartender Ryan Nowlin. Each week features different liquor. This week features rum-based specialty cocktails. 5 p.m. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free admission, $5 per drink. Call (727) 572-7800.

Walking Club: This ongoing walking club takes a scenic route along Coffeepot Bayou in St. Petersburg's Old Northeast neighborhood. 6 p.m. Coffee Pot Park, 3001 First St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 821-7400.

17 Tuesday

Foodies Flavors — Pepper Perfection: Sharpen your home culinary skills and discover new recipes with hands-on classes. All-pepper menu includes burger au poivre, crab-stuffed pepperoncini and firecracker apple cake. 6:30 p.m. at Foodies, 2312 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $45 per class. Call (727) 209-1418.

Household budgeting seminar: Learn how to live better on less and to save to buy a home. Sponsor: Community Service Foundation. The second session will be held 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24. You must attend both sessions to receive certificate of completion. 6 p.m. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 461-0618.

Muvico Free Family Film Festival: Each summer, movie theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area offer parents a chance to give their air conditioners a break by offering free or cheap kid-friendly movies a couple mornings a week. This year, Muvico Theaters are showing some kid favorites on the big screen. Get there early because the theater fills up fast and seating is first-come, first-served. The feature is Happy Feet. 10 a.m. Baywalk 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free; refreshments extra. Call (813) 558-9755 or visit

18 Wednesday

Business Educational & Networking Breakfast: Free monthly networking seminars for small businesses within the local community. Third Wednesday of every month. This month's speaker is noted local attorney John Schnackel. 8 a.m. USF St. Petersburg, Lowell E Davis Memorial Hall, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. RSVP at Call (727) 873-4753.

19 Thursday

Operation Pig Out: Chef teams from 400 Beach, the Hangar, and Parkshore Grill compete to create a signature pork dish to win bragging rights. Guests enjoy a cash bar and light samplings in an event to benefit Zoe's Edible Garden at All Children's Hospital, sponsored by Niman Ranch. 9 p.m. Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Drive NE, No. 104, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 896-9463.

20 Friday

Photography opening reception: Featured are historic black and white images taken by Bob Preston, a former staff photographer with The Evening Independent and the St. Petersburg Times. Preston attended St. Petersburg High School, where he learned how to use his grandmother's camera for the school paper. After graduation in 1941, he shipped off to the Pacific as an Army combat photographer. 6 p.m. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 894-1052 or visit

J.R. Duffy and Jake Cline: Opening reception for a gallery filled with the works of two artists with differing perspectives on art. "A Life in Progress: A Portfolio of Works by J.R. Duffy" and "Jake Cline: The Truth." Exhibit continues through Sept. 4. 6:30 p.m. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 895-6620.

Surreal Fridays: Great jazz in groovy surroundings, cash bar, cigar bar and complimentary tapas. Scheduled for this date: exotic lounge jazz with Stolen Idols. 5:30 p.m. Dalí Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Admission is half price ($8.50) after 5 p.m. Call (727) 823-3767.

Buccaneer Ball regional competition: Fred Astaire Dance Studios hosts this regional ballroom dancing competition featuring a team match. 7 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $20. Call (727) 525-2500.

21 Saturday

Sci-Fi and Sky Night: A fun science-based event for students and families. This month features the new planetarium show "Hubble Vision" (6, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 8:40 and 9:20 p.m.), a special guest speaker from NASA (7 p.m.), the movie ET (in the courtyard at 8:30 p.m.) and telescope viewings (8:30-11 p.m.). Snacks and drinks available for purchase (6:45-9 p.m.). 6 p.m. Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3. Call (727) 384-0027.

21 Saturday

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Skyway Cat Club Cat Show: Approximately 125 cats in six rings each day with 12 judges from across the country. You'll see cats in all breeds competing, including Bengals, shorthair breeds, long hair breeds, sphynx, household pets and adoptable cats. Area rescue groups will have cats for adoption. Learn how to save your cat in an emergency situation. Vendors will sell everything related to cat care and cat-themed gifts. 9 a.m. Boys and Girls Club, 7790 61st St. N, Pinellas Park. $6, $3, children under 5 free. Call (727) 867-7328.

Things to do for the week of August 15 08/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 14, 2010 4:30am]
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