Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Academy Prep Center event honors five women

Honoring 5 women

The event is sold out, so this is a reminder of the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg's Friends and Flowers luncheon honoring Five Fabulous Females: HSN's Mindy Grossman, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic's Beth Houghton, the Tampa Bay Times' Jana Jones, philanthropist Carol Morsani and St. Petersburg College's Tonjua Williams. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 322-0800.

A sweet benefit

"A Night of Sweets," the 2014 Poetic Justice Gala to benefit PAR's drug abuse prevention and treatment programs Friday at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. The evening begins at 6:30. Auctions will include items seized in law-enforcement drug raids. $250. (727) 545-7564.

Author to speak

Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of the best-selling memoir Three Little Words, will be the guest speaker at the Tri-City Panhellenic Luncheon presented by the St. Petersburg Alumnae Panhellenic Association at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $30. (727) 522-8459.

Event has openings

The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society's 2014 Wine Weekend St. Pete, a fundraiser for the Museum of Fine Arts,, still has openings for a Friday black-tie dinner at the museum ($600); a Saturday wine auction and dinner at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort ($285); and a Feb. 9 jazz brunch at the duPont Registry Concours d'Elegance ($100; $20 Concours only). Wineweekendstpete.org; (727) 573-3931.

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