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Relax and release at St. Pete Beach resort's Flip Flop Fling


Cast your cares away at annual Flip Flop Fling

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Flip Flop Fling from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center.

The event will include food, music, raffles and a cash bar. The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is at 5250 Gulf Blvd. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Register online at For more information, call (727) 360-6957 or e-mail


New space is place for wellness, arts

What do you call a place that hosts wellness and dance classes, art exhibits, theater, hip-hop contests, poetry readings, film festivals and more?

Co-owners Jeff Henriquez and Laly La Porte are calling the new business Raw Vibes Art & Performance Space. Located at 2109 Central Ave., the main room is a 1,000-square-foot space with mirrored walls and soaring ceilings.

"When you walk in the whole place looks like a stage," said Henriquez, an artist. "So when people take their Zumba or flamenco classes, it seems like they're performing."

Behind those curtains is an art gallery, where photographer Jason Collin will showcase his recent work through Dec. 13. Also in the back is a black box theatre space. For information, visit online at or call (727) 557-8266.

News of businesses and business people can be faxed to (727) 893-8675, e-mailed to or mailed to Neighborhood Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Photos can be mailed or e-mailed as jpegs.

Relax and release at St. Pete Beach resort's Flip Flop Fling 10/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:31am]
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