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Things to do (May 25-28)

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 given. 5 to 7 p.m. Free, $10 per car entry. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: Families and caregivers coping with loved ones with Alzheimer's can find answers, resources and support from peers and professionals. 10 a.m. Free. The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 812-3930.

Landscape Design: From creating a plant palette to hardscape materials, this seminar covers everything needed to bring a landscape vision to life. 2 p.m. Free, but registration preferred. St. Petersburg Main Public Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. (727) 582-2100. pinellas

Great Book, Great Movie Film Series: Snow Falling on Cedars. 2:30 p.m. Free. Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. (727) 391-2828.

'The World We Live In': The Florida Orchestra and Studio@620 collaborate for this night and feature performances based on a theme. 7 p.m. $10, reservations recommended. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

26 Thursday

Silver Screen Classics: Enjoy viewing a classic movie on a 20-foot screen. Refreshments will be sold and information on the movie will be handed out. Noon. Free. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road. (727)518-3131.

Hurricane Expo and Pizza Party: Gather some friends and come out for a meal of two slices of pizza and a cup of coffee. Stick around for important hurricane information from Brooks Garner, WFLA-Ch. 8 meteorologist. 6 p.m. Expo free; pizza $3. Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. (727) 893-2237.

Movies in May: St. Petersburg Preservation offers live music and free movies throughout the month. A limited number of chairs are available for rental, so you're welcome to bring your own chair or blanket. Music begins at 7 p.m. with movies starting at dusk. The final film is the 1959 Hitchcock thriller North By Northwest starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. Free. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive. (727) 824-7802. stpete

27 Friday

A Coffee Break with Adults Mentoring Children: Take a coffee break and share some food and friendship while you learn about mentoring. Talk to a current mentor and find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Joy at (727) 479-1814 or John at (727) 450-7293. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Panera Bread, 1914 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

Mazzaro's Sampling: Weekly tasting of wines from Italy and around the world. South American wines including malbec, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Mazzaro's Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-2400.

Midday by the Bay: Come down to the plaza between the Dalí Museum and the Mahaffey Theater during a lunch break for free afternoon entertainment. Noon to 2 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798.

Corey Sunset Celebration: Having officially been declared the "Sunset Capital of Florida" by former Gov. Charlie Crist, St. Pete Beach has launched this biweekly event featuring wine tastings, shopping, dining, arts and crafts and a variety of entertainment. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Sunset Celebration Area, 400 Corey Ave. (727) 322-5217.

Movies in the Park: Gather up the family and bring blankets and chairs for a free viewing on an outdoor screen. Themed activities begin at 7 p.m. with screenings starting at dusk. Grab your blankets and chairs for Doggie Date Night in the park featuring the movie Alpha and Omega. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 586-7415.

The Vagina Monologues: Eve Ensler's whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, from that of a young girl to a Bosnian survivor of rape. 8 p.m. $15 advance, pay what you can at the door. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

28 Saturday

Painting Swings at the Market: Come to the swing booth at the Downtown Saturday Morning Market and paint one of the swings to be hung in various locations around the bay area. Swings will be available for kids to play on, and you can take home a swing for a donation. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921.

Pass-A-Grille Art Mart: On the beach patio next to Paradise Grill, shop through fine art and handmade crafts by local artists. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Items priced individually. Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-3818.

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

Sherlock Holmes Gathering: The Spring Gathering of the Pleasant Places of Florida, a Sherlock Holmes Society, will meet, eat and discuss the story The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. If you plan to attend, please e-mail because of limited space availability. 11 a.m. Free. Attendees must purchase their own meal. A Corner of England Tea Room, 6297 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 345-5353.

What in the World is an Antlion?: Observe the creatures, commonly known as a doodle bug, in the classroom. Watch them hunt for prey. Then, go outside to search for them in the wild. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free (reservations required). Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500.

Composting for Florida Soil: Last in permaculture series class teaches proper home composting techniques for nutrient-rich soil and flourishing gardens. 1 to 3 p.m. $35, or $20 students. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 793-5766.

A Synchronized Swimming Spectacular Water Show: 6:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 669-4115.

Things to do (May 25-28) 05/24/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:00pm]
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