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Pinellas events calendar, Jan. 25-31

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Tampa Bay Home Expo: Features exhibits by home specialists, home improvement and decorating products and services, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. $3 adults, 16 and younger free. Call 893-8523.

First Anniversary Celebrations and Open House: Interactive activities, museum tours, prizes and light refreshments, 1-4 p.m., International Museum of Radiant Peace, 5601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free admission. Call 343-8212 or check radiantpeace.org.

Vietnamese New Year's Eve Celebration: Vietnamese live concert, chanting for peace, Dharma talk, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Southwest Florida Buddhist, 1770 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Say farewell to the year of the rat and welcome the year of the buffalo with firecrackers and dragon dance. New Year's Day Celebration from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday. Free. Call 520-9209.

Monday

Art Festival Beth-El Annual Luncheon: Gourmet luncheon followed by a docent tour of the art on exhibit, 12:30 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $15, reservations required. Call 347-6136.

Ebony Fashion Fair: The latest fashions on show at 8 p.m., reception, 6:30 p.m.; Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities. $30 advance; $35 at the door. Call 420-2819.

Tuesday

Naturalist Night Out: Local author Linda Taylor shares the adventurous lives of the women in her new book, 6:30 p.m., Boyd Hill , 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $3, $1.50 children. Call 893-7326.

Side Door Brown Bag Series: Bring lunch for a piano concert with Judith Alstadter, noon , Palladium Theater. $10-$12. Call 822-3590.

Thursday

Heartsmart Shopping Tour: Take a guided tour with registered dietitians from St. Anthony's LifeHelp program, 2-4 p.m., Sweetbay Supermarket, 3327 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn how to decipher nutrition labels and make healthier food choices. $10, registration required. Call 825-1111.

Friday

Carbon Neutral: Learn how governments, businesses and individuals use carbon offsets and trading to positively affect climate change, 7 p.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Advance registration required. Free. Call 453-6500 or look online at weedonislandpreserve.org.

Florida Orchestra: Presents "The Music of Pink Floyd," 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Featuring Brent Havens as guest conductor. $35-$85. Call 892-5767 or check mahaffeytheater.com.

Steve Wayne: 1 p.m., Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. Refreshments following performance. Free.

Saturday

GFWC St. Petersburg Women's Club Fundraiser: Chili cook-off and silent auction, 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Call 822-4982.

Sunday

Ballroom Dancing with the Sig Harder Band: 7-10 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. $7. Call 893-1070.

Pinellas events calendar, Jan. 25-31 01/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 3:30am]
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