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Mardi Gras fashion event benefits abused children, adults

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Fashion fights abuse

Members of Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children and Adults, will present "Mardi Gras Madness VIII," a fashion show and luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. The even benefits Brookwood Florida, Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) and the Suncoast Center, a child-abuse prevention and awareness program. $50. (727) 544-4409.

'Art in Bloom' helps

"Art in Bloom 2014," presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, offers several fundraising events in addition to museum tours Saturday through March 11. Chris Giftos, the longtime master floral designer and director of special events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will be the speaker Friday at a luncheon at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. $75. On Saturday, the exhibition opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Flowers After Hours," a preview party, is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, features a floral design competition in the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE. $85. From 2 to 4 p.m. March 10, the museum and Publix will present "Sweet Tea: A Confection," a demonstration and tasting. $15. (727) 896-2667, ext. 210 (tea event only). the stuartsociety.org; (727) 864-2071.

Baskets of art

The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists will present its annual basket luncheon showcasing members' work at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker St., Seminole. $15. hpdafl.com

Island fashion show

The Treasure Islettes women's club will present a fashion show featuring clothing from Macy's at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (behind Walgreens). $20. (727) 360-9181; (727) 367-1301.

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