Monday, May 28, 2018
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Note what's on the social calendar

Golden Baton dinner

Marsha and Jay B. Starkey Jr. will be honored at the Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg's 47th annual Golden Baton Award dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby and atrium of the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. $250. (727) 896-5097.

Sweets and jams

"Big Hearts for Little Hearts," a Valentine dessert party to benefit ALPHA House of Pinellas County, will feature tunes by the Black Honkeys at 9 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Mahaffey Theater atrium, 400 First St. S. $32.50; $100 VIP includes dinner. alphahouse pinellas.org; themahaffey.com.

Dolls and bears

The St. Petersburg Doll Club's 33rd annual doll and bear show and sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Minn­reg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Appraisals and repairs available. $4; free for children under 12. (727) 347-7556.

Big-band dance

Flamingo Fling, a tribute to Harry James and the Andrews Sisters, runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Benefits the Flamingos Forever Fund at Sunken Gardens. Reservations accepted through Monday at 1825 Fourth St. N. $50. conta.cc/1cX0hGG.

Outstanding seniors

The St. Petersburg Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the 31st Senior Hall of Fame, which honors volunteers older than 65 who live in Pinellas and have focused on St. Pete activities. Applications available at stpeteparksrec.org or (727) 893-7102. Deadline is April 10.

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