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For lovers of books, boats, flowers, comic books

Whatever your hobby, there's a show for you

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair: More than 110 dealers from the United States and Canada sell rare and out-of-print books, first editions, fine bindings, paper collectibles and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Benefits St. Petersburg Public Library. $6. Check or call (727) 234-7759.

Boat Show and Regatta: 16th annual Bay Area Electric Boaters Boat Show and Regatta for model boat builders and enthusiasts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22, Lake Seminole Park, Shelter 2, 10015 Park Blvd., Seminole. Includes scale judging, on the water events and refreshments. Free to watch. Call (727) 744-3229 or check

Japanese Floral Design: Japanese floral design combined with the Obi sash worn by Japanese women is the theme of the Obi Festival and Ikebana show with more than 100 flower arrangements, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue, Treasure Island. Free admission and demonstrations. Call (727) 729-9445 or (727) 442-0537.

Tampa Comic Book & Toy Convention: 85 tables of comics, videos, toys, action figures, anime, Star Wars memorabilia, artwork, trading cards and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave., Largo. Guests include Herb Trimpe (Wolverine artist), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Gambit artist), Dick Giordano (Batman artist), Amanda Stevens (Web model) and more. $5, free for 12 and younger. Check or call (727) 522-9032.

For lovers of books, boats, flowers, comic books 03/14/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 14, 2009 4:30am]
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