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Poker run, parties and more join social calendar

Harley poker run to help Red Cross

For the Love of Red, a poker run benefit for the American Red Cross in the Tampa Bay area, begins at Jim's Harley-Davidson of St. Petersburg, 2805 54th Ave. N, with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday. There will be stops at the Clearwater Red Cross, the St. Petersburg Red Cross and the beach. From noon to 4 p.m. at Jim's there will be food, entertainment and a blood drive. The awards ceremony begins at 1 p.m. $5. (727) 527-9672.

Journalist to speak at museum benefit

Journalist Lisa Ling will be the keynote speaker at "To Life: Shining Light on a Better World" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater at Progress Energy Center for the Arts, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. The dinner benefits the Florida Holocaust Museum. $150.; (727) 820-0100, ext. 251.

Poetic Justice gala to aid Operation PAR

"All You Need is Love," the Poetic Justice gala to benefit Operation PAR, is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $150. (727) 545-4564.

Field of Dreams' coming to the Trop

Celebrity guests, dinner, auctions and inductions into the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame are included in "Field of Dreams," the annual sports auction to benefit the Children's Dream Fund. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday inside Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $125.; (727) 896-6390.

Poker run, parties and more join social calendar 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 3:30am]
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