Friday's Holiday gift market helps kids ministries
Angels After Dark, the popular holiday gift market that benefits children's ministries at St. Petersburg's First United Methodist Church, runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday inside the tower at 1 Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-hour, complimentary, secured child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon. (727) 776-3663.
Coast Guard tribute
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge will be the keynote speaker at a dinner tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District on Friday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The evening is in honor of Seaman Apprentice William Ray Flores and the commissioning of the cutter William Flores. Civilians, business attire; military, service dress blue. $450. (727) 460-2442; (860) 535-0786.
Fall Fashion Fling
A light luncheon and treasures from the thrift shop will be featured at the Fall Fashion Fling to benefit Daystar Life Center in St. Petersburg from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N. $20 advance, $25 at the door. (727) 498-8794.
The Woman's Service League will host its annual luncheon and card party beginning at noon Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $25. (727) 520-0286.
Collaborative Citywide Dinner Parties, a benefit for the Studio@620, will take place beginning at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 10 in a number of private homes and other venues; patrons will go to the studio, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, for dessert and entertainment, beginning at 8 p.m. $45 individual, $75 couple, $20 dessert only. studio620.org; (727) 895-6620.