Monday, July 23, 2018
News Roundup

Dalí Museum event links to upcoming exhibition

The Dalí Museum Guild will host "Sueños de Dalí," a surreal costume and tasting event Saturday celebrating the upcoming "Dalí and Disney: Architects of the Imagination" exhibition. 8 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. $125 members; $150 nonmembers. thedali.org; (727) 623-4726.

The West Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America will present Distinguished Citizens Awards at their annual dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. Honorees are Lucas DeVicente, Harvey Ford, Bob Gualtieri, Mark LaPrade and Sophia Wisniewska. (727) 391-3800, ext. 219. $125.

The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society's sold-out "SmARTly Dressed" fashion show begins at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The event features styles from Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota and benefits the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667, ext. 221.

St. Anthony's Golf Classic on Friday will benefit the St. Anthony's Foundation programs and sponsorships. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $400 per participant (includes play, amenities, lunch buffet and reception). stanthonysfoundation.org/golf; (727) 825-1086.

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Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

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PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

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St. Petersburg cites hotel in Historic Uptown for code violations

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