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Cheap eats at Columbia, much more in this weekly calendar

22 Wednesday


In this master gardener program, learn how to deal with and protect yourself from stinging insects like wasps and bees, with local entomologist Jonathan Simkins. 2 p.m. West St. Petersburg Community Library, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free, but registration required. Call (727) 582-2100.

19 Today

1905 Day at Columbia Restaurants: Turn back time and dine as patrons did in the past as area Columbia Restaurants (including St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota) offer a menu at 1905 prices for one day. Try chicken and yellow rice or boliche for $2.95, the famous "1905 Salad" for $1.95. Walk-in seating as space allows. No reservations or carry-out. Noon. Columbia Restaurant at the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE No. 4001, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 822-8000 or visit

Autism awareness event: Autism Awareness & Camp Drive is an indoor-outdoor event featuring a garage sale, silent auction, live entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. 11 a.m. A Therapy Above Natural Medicine Center, 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Free admission. Call (727) 518-2268.

20 Monday

Toning and Fat Burning Class: People of all ages can lose weight and inches while revving up energy and improving overall health. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. $7. Call (727) 506-8461.

21 Tuesday

Entertainment showcase: An afternoon of laughs and amazement with entertainment by area singers, musicians and magicians. Noon. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. $5. Call (727) 518-3131.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. Call (727) 366-4086.

Night Hike: Get a close look at creepy crawlies after dusk. 7:30 p.m. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3, $1.50 children. Call (727) 893-7326.

22 Wednesday

Seminole Historical Society lecture: Jay Dobkin will share "anecdotes and archives" from his lengthy library and genealogical career with the Seminole Historical Society at its meeting. After the program, he will examine and evaluate old volumes brought in by the audience. 7 p.m. Seminole Recreation Center, Room 210 B, 9100 113th St. N. Admission is free; the public is invited to attend. Call (727) 391-1433.

23 Thursday

Senior Fun Fest: This year's event theme "Creatively Aging" features product demonstrations, health screenings and materials. Includes lunch and live entertainment. 9 a.m. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Free. Call (727) 518-3131.

Drinks and a talk at Vinoy: Poetry reading and panel discussion on the subject "How does St. Petersburg compare with other cities and what is the future of our waterfront parks?" Social hour with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar precede the discussion at 6 p.m. This event is part of the St. Petersburg Waterfront Parks Centennial celebration. 7 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 510-7360.

24 Friday

Broadway on Third: Through the Years: Emilia Sargent returns to celebrate the passion, inspiration, life and humor of Broadway from the Golden Age to the present. Enjoy show tunes from Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others. 8 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance. Call (727) 823-7529.

Glasstoberfest: Meet demo artists and watch them create unique glasses for your favorite brew. Sample beer while you learn the difference between a Belgian ale goblet and a Pilsner glass. Take part in the community fused-glass collaboration. 6:30 p.m. Glass Studio and Hot Shop at Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. Call (727) 822-7872.

St. Petersburg College faculty recital: Flutist Barbara Prescott, clarinetist David Irwin and pianist Cory Hall with a program of original works by Alec Wilder and Jacques Ibert as well as transcriptions of works by Franz Danzi and Scott Joplin. 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. Free. Call (727) 341-7984.

25 Saturday

Annual Pot Roast: Potters near and far donate pots that are then loaded into a large kiln. Once the kiln is fired, the pots are unloaded and raffled off. All proceeds are donated to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, which helps out artists in times of need. Buy a bowl and get complimentary pot roast or veggie stew; purchase a tumbler and get beer or iced tea. 4 p.m. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free admission. Call (727) 323-2787.

Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff: Perfect your best chili recipe to enter for tasting and judging in second annual chili cookoff to support Industrial Arts teaching programs. First, second and third place receive hand-blown chili pepper trophies. Event also includes entertainment by Silk Heat. Deadline for chili contest entry is Sept. 20. 6:30 p.m. Industrial Arts Center, 2902 A Beach Blvd., Gulfport. $9 adults, $5 kids. Call (727) 289-9365 or visit

Meet Peter Max: View works and meet the artist. 6 p.m. Michael Murphy Gallery at BayWalk, 153 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call toll-free, 1-888-513-8385.

Cheap eats at Columbia, much more in this weekly calendar 09/18/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:30am]
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