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Things to do in Pinellas: summer reading, work-outs and more

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One World, Many Stories: Join Diann Morningstar in the Frances Purdy Friends Room for this weekly children's summer reading program, plus some games, crafts and snacks. 2 p.m. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074. mygulfport.us/gpl.

Neighborhood Office Hours: The community gets a chance to sit down with County Commissioner Ken Welch. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074. mygulfport.us/gpl.

Work-out seminar: Don't let vacations throw a curve ball into your workouts. Sports Medicine specialist John Gross will discuss the benefits of professional analysis and how performance testing can help you better reach your goals. Learn how to "Work Out Smarter. Not Harder." 5:30 p.m. Free. St. Anthony's Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. (727) 953-9129. StAnthonys.com.

Cooking demo by chef Elizabeth Dougherty: Food Nation Radio Network's chef Elizabeth Dougherty hosts a live raw food "un-cooking'' demonstration of portobello pizza, honey orange fruit parfait and other healthy recipes, plus beer, wine and refreshments. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Grand Kitchen & Bath, 2600 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 327-3007. grandkitchen.com.

Barefoot in the Park: Neil Simon's Tony-winning romantic comedy set in 1964 follows two newlyweds during those delirious, dicey first days of marriage. Through Aug. 14. Preview performance. 7:30 p.m. $29-$50, $10 student rush 30 minutes before curtain. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Title of Show: Primo Academy presents this one-act musical about the making of a Broadway musical. The play has a four-member cast and live piano accompaniment. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. spcollege.edu/palladium.

21 Thursday

Coffee Talk/Book Club: Discussion of The Last Time I Saw You, by Elizabeth Berg. Books and discussion guides available at the reference desk. 10 a.m. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.

Gallery talk with artist: Boston artist Fay Grajower provides insight through her art into the second generation of Holocaust survivors. She uses memories of her mother's and siblings' experiences to work through issues of the past, using symbols and metaphors in her colorful, mixed-media works. Light refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Free. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100. flholocaustmuseum.org.

Dalí & Beyond Film Series: This surreal film series, held twice a month, lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater. If you want to see the gallery, there's a price break. Admission to the museum is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night. This week features the R-rated film Amélie, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 6 p.m. Free. Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society concert: Bob Leary and the Three Thin Guys will perform. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. (727)397-1875.

Prime Of Your Life: The nationwide DVD release of Prime of Your Life, a romantic dramedy about becoming who you were meant to be. The movie was filmed in St. Petersburg and Sarasota with an almost all-Florida cast and crew. 7 p.m. Free. NOVA 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6682. nova535.com/home.html.

22 Friday

Anime afternoons for teens: Teens can watch and learn about the popular Japanese-inspired cinematic art form while enjoying delicious snacks and great company. 2 p.m. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074. mygulfport.us/gpl.

Friday Night Fever: This program, geared to kids ages 3 through fifth grade, includes open gym time, activities and a snack shop. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5.50, $2.50 nonresidents with card, $2 residents. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016. largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

Hot Sun Quartet: The Hot Sun Quartet will perform as part of the museum's Summer Jazz Series. Come out to enjoy relaxing music in the beautiful two-story glass conservatory. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667. fine-arts.org.

Square dancing: Resident caller Allen Snell puts you through the paces and leads you around the floor. No alcohol permitted. 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. $5. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. (727) 518-3131. largo.com.

23 Saturday

Wildflower walk: Learn to identify Florida wildflowers and enjoy their beauty in a guided stroll through the preserve. 10:30 a.m. $3 adults, $1.50 children. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. stpete.org/boyd.

4th Saturday Car Show Series: See some of the area's finest cars. Live music and food. Awards for best in show for each decade will be distributed. 5 to 7 p.m. Free, $10 per car entry. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. (727)518-3131. largo.com.

Woo Blue Summer Show: Dress in a blue hue for this evening of cool entertainment. Live painting will take place at the event, and an original acrylic on canvas by artist BC Woo will be raffled. Food and libations will be provided by the Burg Bar and Grill; music provided by smooth jazz trumpeter Chuck Weirich. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Gallery Woo, 689 Central Ave., Suite 100, St. Petersburg. gallerywoo.com.

Plant and Garden Festival: Find new outdoor plants for your garden and house plants to spruce up your home as vendors from around Florida bring in plants and garden items. Food and drinks will be for sale. Enjoy live music and stroll the Farmer's Market with fresh produce and homemade treats, all in air-conditioned comfort. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. (727) 776-7261.

Things to do in Pinellas: summer reading, work-outs and more 07/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:00pm]
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