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Abracadabra Ball III scheduled for 10-10-10 in Dunedin

DUNEDIN — Extraterrestrials — including a "one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eatress" — will invade the Dunedin Community Center on 10-10-10, but have no fear.

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They come in peace.

In fact, the upcoming invasion is a fundraiser for the Dunedin Historical Museum and with music, dance, food and entertainment, will undoubtedly be an intergalactic good time for all.

"Abracadabra Ball III" is slated for Sunday. It's theme is "Enter the Future to Save the Past." Tickets to the Halloween gala are $100, or $125 with unlimited libations; sponsorship tables are available.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the ball, ruled by sorceress Margaret Word Burnside and grand wizard Aaron Fodiman, of Tampa Bay Magazine, concludes at 11 p.m.

Kathy Jewel of Indigo Zebra Designs in Dunedin is the professional event designer and plans an out-of-this-world look for the community center.

"We'll have a giant flying saucer hovering above the tables that's made from recycled materials," she said. "It will be connected to some of the tables, or 'pods,' with a life-support system made from dryer vent hose."

A backdrop of stars and nebula will set the theme for the space odyssey, and tables will be garnished with cosmic centerpieces, she said. A "bubble girl" will roam the room from inside a 6-foot plastic ball.

Delectables Fine Catering of Palm Harbor will serve up a variety of planetary delights. The Candy Bar Sweets and Treats of Dunedin will host a Candy Bar Lounge, where patrons can sit down and sample confections.

There will be music by the Lounge Cat, dancing, casino games and silent and live auctions.

Dress for the event is black-tie, but celestial creature costumes are welcome and encouraged.

Former City Commissioner Deborah Kynes has begun to work on her "one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eatress" outfit, a throwback to the chart-topping song of 1958.

"I love to dress up," she said, "and I decided to be a purple people eatress — the female version — because I love the innocent 1950s way of looking at extraterrestrials."

fast facts

If you go

What: "Abracadabra Ball III," a Halloween gala to benefit the Dunedin Historical Museum

When: 10-10-10 (Sunday, Oct. 10) from 6:30 until 11 p.m.

Where: Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road.

Tickets: $100 each, or $125 each for unlimited cocktails. Sponsorship tables available. Purchase tickets at the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St.

What to wear: Space alien costumes or black-tie and cocktail attire

For more information: Call the Dunedin Historical Museum at (727) 736-1176

Abracadabra Ball III scheduled for 10-10-10 in Dunedin 10/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 8:01pm]
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