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Get out and about with local events

21 Today

'An Evening with the Friends of Dorothy: A Judy Garland Cabaret': Enjoy a New York-style cabaret with songs celebrating Garland, an American icon. Prizes will be awarded nightly for Judy Garland male and female look-alikes. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Pay-What-You-Can, more performances available. Cash bar every night. Call (727) 823-7529.

Beach cleanup and picnic: Head to a social outing to enjoy the surf and sand. Take an easy walk along the beach side trail while tidying the beach along the way. All welcome, pre-registration required. Clean-up starts at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a picnic at noon. Fort De Soto Park. Call Ben at (727) 392-2821.

Insect explorations: What makes an insect an insect? See examples of insects in the classroom and then go outside and hunt for them in their environment. Best for ages 6-10. 1 to 2 p.m. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 453-6500 or visit

Peddler's market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grand Central District, between First Avenue N and First Avenue S, from 19th to 31st streets, St. Petersburg.

Skateboard competition: The "4 Seasons of Best Trick" contest will be held in honor of National Go Skateboarding Day. Music by Ramble. Noon. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 363-9245.

Tampa Bay Home Expo: Take a gander at exhibits by hundreds of home specialists, including products for decorating, landscaping and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. $3, ages 16 and younger free, parking free. Call (727) 893-8523 or visit

Tuesdays with Morrie: Jeffrey Hatcher's comic and moving dramatization of Mitch Albom's bestselling novel. 7:30 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $31-$39, $10 student rush tickets available 10 minutes before curtain. Call (727) 823-7529.

Yappy hour: Savannah's Cafe opens to well-behaved dogs and their owners for food and drink specials, raffles, taped music, doggie biscuits and more. Benefits local animal charities. 4 to 8 p.m. Savannah's Cafe, 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 388-4371 or visit

22 Monday

Ballroom dancing with the Rhythm Kings: A four-piece band will take the stage while you dance the night away. All are welcome. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Pinellas Park Senior Citizens Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. $3, $2 center members. Call (727) 541-0776.

Meat 'n' potatoes: Learn to cook the basics: steak with roasted garlic sauce, Creole potato salad and cherry cheesecake cobbler. 6:30 p.m. Foodies, 2312 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $45. Call (727) 209-1418 or visit

23 Tuesday

'How to Keep a Nice Yard & Still Conserve Water': This workshop, hosted by a master gardener, showcases tips and techniques on how to save water and keep a garden thriving in drought conditions. 2 to 3:30 p.m. West St. Petersburg Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Registration preferred. Call (727) 582-2100.

Boys Like Girls: The Boston-based band hit it big, and fast, with The Great Escape in 2006 and won Artist of the Year honors from in 2007. They've been opening for Avril Lavigne all spring, but are the headliners at the State Theater, with Never Shout Never and Ready Set. 6 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19.99. Call (727) 895-3045 or visit

24 Wednesday

Quizo Trivia Night: This quiz game presents three rounds of trivia and a special bonus round. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Madeleina Cottage Restaurant, 357 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. Call (727) 367-1727 or visit

25 Thursday

Floating flick in St. Pete Beach: Celebrate the summer by cooling down in the pool while watching Finding Nemo. The St. Pete Beach Community Center will host its first "Floating Flick" Dive-In Movie at the Aquatic Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $2, limited to the first 150 patrons. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call (727) 363-9245.

Girl Talk: A women's group will meet to make friends while talking about making positive changes in your life and sticking with them. Noon to 1 p.m. Healthy Inspirations, 6518 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per session. Call (727) 528-7377.

26 Friday

Movie night: St. Luke's opens its doors and inflates its giant wide screen for a free indoor showing of The Tale of Despereaux. Chairs will be provided or bring your own. Concessions available for purchase. 6:30 p.m. St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4444 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 327-1335 or visit

Ted Wray: 3-7 p.m. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 363-5100.

27 Saturday

Fan appreciation night: Derby Lane is hosting a special night for the fans. There will be $500 cash giveaways every race for the first 10 races by random drawings. Also that evening, the 83rd annual St. Petersburg Derby will feature Derby Lane's best 660-yard athletes. Call (727) 812-3339.

'Using the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit': Sponsored by General Home Development. 2 to 4 p.m. 201 49th St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 321-8719.

SPCA Pet Bowl: Toss a bowling ball down the lanes and raise money for the SPCA. Teams of five will bowl three games each and have chances for drawings and raffles. Registration begins at noon. Seminole Lanes Bowling Center, 8668 Park Blvd., Seminole. $250 per team; $50 per person. Call (727) 586-3591.

Wildflower walk: Discover the preserve's many varieties of wildflowers in a stroll through the trails. 10:30 a.m. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3 adults; $1.50 children. Call (727) 893-7326.

Get out and about with local events 06/20/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:30am]
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