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College fair, Mainsail application, parties, etc.

St. Jerome party: Tickets are on sale for St. Jerome Catholic Church's annual Card and Game Party. The fundraiser for the church will include a buffet lunch and will be held Oct. 24. Bring a deck of cards and games to share. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; program starts at 11:30. The church is at 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. For reservations, call (727) 214-8666.

Matsui returns: After a sellout performance last year, jazz piano sensation Keiko Matsui will return to the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $45.50, $50.50 for orchestra seating, $5 more day of show. Visit largoarts.com or call (727) 587-6793.

College extravaganza: The Pinellas County College Fair, hosted by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, will have representatives of more than 70 colleges on hand to answer questions about admission. Free. 1 to 3 p.m. today, University Student Center, second floor, 200 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free parking in the USFSP parking garage. For information, call (727) 873-4754.

Festival time: St. Raphael is hosting its annual festival Oct. 19-21. Carnival rides, a beer garden, bingo, music and themed dinners are included. Admission is free. Discounted ride tickets and wristbands are available at tinyurl.com/buyridetickets and at the school until Oct. 18. Proceeds benefit St. Raphael's Catholic School, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Information: (727) 871-1353 or facebook.com/straphaelfestival.

Holiday mail for soldiers: The Florida West Coast Region of the American Red Cross is collecting cards that send words of encouragement and gratitude to military members. Until Dec. 7, mail cards and letters to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456. For information, call (813) 348-4820 or visit redcross.org/holidaymail.

Calling all artists: Applications to exhibit at the 38th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival are available at zapplication.org only and the deadline is Dec. 1. Mainsail will be held April 20-21 at Vinoy Park. Jury fees are $35, and booth entry fees are $275. For information visit mainsailartsfestival.org or call (727) 892-5885.

Help a parent: The Suncoast Center is seeking adult volunteers to mentor other parents. Mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children today. Volunteers receive training and support. Call (727) 327-7656, ext. 6250, or visit suncoastcenter.org.

College fair, Mainsail application, parties, etc. 10/06/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:31am]
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