Nonprofits can nominate volunteers
The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers through Jan. 5. Submissions must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofits. Call (727) 822-7571. The court also is accepting applications from Pinellas County organizations to receive grants from the 2012 event. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Call (727) 894-9394. The deadline is Feb. 15.
St. Pete Beach
Decorate your own gingerbread house
The American Red Cross presents its annual decorate-your-own gingerbread house competition at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $75. Call (877) 741-1444.