Science Center ball honors innovators
The Science Center of Pinellas presents its 2012 Innovators Ball from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 501 Sunset Drive S, featuring entertainment, dinner, dancing, auctions and giveaways. Dressy casual. $60 individual, $100 couple. www.sciencecenterofpinellas.org; (727) 384-0027.
Works of floral art at fine arts museum
Flowers After Hours, a preview of Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will feature an "Iron Florist" competition between professional florists, jazz music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a first look at floral art works in the museum. The event, presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the conservatory at the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE. $85. The society also will host the annual Art in Bloom luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 5 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. That event will feature a presentation by internationally known designer Ian Prosser of Tampa. $65. Art in Bloom runs through March 6 at the museum. (727) 896-2667, ext. 197.
Nonprofit groups can apply for grants
The Queens Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting applications from Pinellas County organizations to receive grants from the 2013 event. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)( 3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Call (727) 822-7571. The deadline is Thursday.