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Music, minerals and antique cars

8 Today

Musical benefit for Kevin Thomas: Many of the bay area's best local musicians will perform to raise money for a fellow musician who suffered a debilitating stroke recently. The lineup starts at noon and runs into the evening, with different musicians taking the stage every half hour at Ringside Cafe, 2742 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 donation. Call (727) 367-3592.

Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society show: Finished and unfinished gems and minerals for sale by dealers and society members, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Also displays and demonstrations, and jewelry, beads, equipment and tools for purchase. $5; $4 students; under 6 free. Call (727) 657-0998.

Band concert: The Masonic Band of St. Petersburg, conducted by Peter Harris, presents a free concert, 4 p.m., Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE. Call. (727) 584-1391.

10 Tuesday

Encore Chamber Series: 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$20. Call (727) 822-3590.

Natural History Speaker Series: "The Fragile Beauty of Central Florida's Rare Plants," 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Free admission. Call (727) 893-7326.

Helios Jazz Orchestra: Concert features Rita Wilson and Michael Cerone, local jazz vocalists, 7 p.m., First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. Call (727) 527-2222 or check

12 Thursday

Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps: Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society concert, 6:30-9 p.m., Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. $5. For reservations, call (727) 343-8028.

Florida Orchestra Guild Fashion Show: A guild fundraiser, 5-7:30 p.m., at a newly built Spanish Mediterranean-style waterfront estate at 116 Brightwaters Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. $30. Call (727) 710-4900.

13 Friday

Into the Woods, presented by the Classical Youth Players: A cockeyed and hilarious view of everyone's favorite fairy tales, 7 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Donation at the door.

Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Expo: Activities include massage and fitness demos, noon-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bayfront Medical Center, 701 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 823-1234.

On Golden Pond: Touching story about family dynamics, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Petersburg Little Theater, 4025 31st St. S. $20, $10 students. Call (727) 866-1973.

14 Saturday

Art in Bloom — An Enchanted Evening: Stuart Society annual preview party for "Art in Bloom;" floral designs created in response to works in the museum, with cocktails, buffet dinner and museum tour, 6:30-9 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $85. Call (727) 896-2667 or check

Florida Orchestra: Pops series featuring "Doc Severinsen: El Ritmo de la Vida," 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $19-$65. Call (800) 662-7286 or check

Citywide yard sale: Residents of St. Pete Beach clean out closets for some extra dough, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Browse through antiques, electronics, clothing and knick-knacks. For information or to participate, call (727) 363-9245.


Classic car show: Cars from the 1920s-1970s, food, drinks and music, noon-4 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Part of the Largo the Heart of Pinellas Festival. Free. Call (727) 518-3146.

Music, minerals and antique cars 03/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 7, 2009 3:30am]
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