Buying handbags really lends a hand
Purses 4 Hope, a boutique with hundreds of new and gently used handbags and other women's fashion accessories, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4801 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. The event is presented by the Friends of Vincent House auxiliary. Free. (727) 541-0360.
An Apropos show
The Woman's Service League presents "Celebrate," the 63rd annual Fashion Promenade, featuring clothing by Apropos and the 2013 Spirit of Service Award recipients. The benefit for Lighthouse of Pinellas begins at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. (727) 415-5879.
Emerald City ball
"The Emerald City," the 12th annual Suncoast Hospice Ball, gets started at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Black tie. $300. SuncoastHospiceFoundation.org/ball; (727) 523-3419.
Friends & Flowers
The sixth annual Friends & Flowers luncheon to benefit Academy Prep Center St. Petersburg will honor University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, Poynter Institute president Karen Dunlap, YWCA Tampa Bay chief executive Lenice Emanuel, community leader and philanthropist Jan Sher and Bloomin' Brands chairman and chief executive Liz Smith. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $100. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2106.