Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Hadassah to honor couple; All Children's Hospital Charity Ball; Art Festival Beth-El returns

Hadassah will honor the Levines

The St. Petersburg chapter of Hadassah will celebrate the culmination of Hadassah's centennial year and honor supporters Dr. Morris and Marilyn Levine on Jan. 13 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. (727) 345-5311.

'Untamed' evening at All Children's ball

"Untamed," the 82nd annual All Children's Hospital Charity Ball, is planned from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The event is organized by the hospital's Evening Branch guild to benefit the pediatric palliative care program. $250. (727) 347-6288.

Art Festival Beth-El has creativity, more

Art Festival Beth-El celebrates its 40th anniversary Jan. 26, 27 and 28 at 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. The schedule for Jan. 26 includes a 1 p.m. purchase award reception ($500 minimum toward art purchase); a 6 to 10 p.m. benefactors reception ($150 or $250 toward art purchase); and a 7 to 10 p.m. donor reception ($25 admission). On Jan. 27, the show runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Jan. 28, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment in the sanctuary at 11; a gourmet luncheon ($20 in advance) at 12:30 p.m. and a docents tour at 2. Free. (727) 347-6136.

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

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