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Sip, sup, play and look for a good cause

Mardi Gras bunco party to benefit children

A Mardi Gras bunco tournament and dinner to benefit the St. Petersburg Ronald McDonald House will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the All Children's Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S. Mardi Gras attire suggested. $25 (reservations required). (727) 767-7685.

Art in Bloom 2011

Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Docent tours are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 255 Beach Drive NE. A preview party is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. $85. (727) 896-2667, ext. 197.

Abilities tasting

The Abilities Foundation's annual wine tasting and auction takes place Saturday inside Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. The VIP tasting ($150) is from 6-7 p.m., grand tasting ($75) from 7 to 9 p.m.; (727) 538-7370, ext. 345.

Sertoma Fever party

Sertoma Fever, to benefit Sertoma charities, will feature a buffet dinner, games and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $60. (727) 686-4749.

Cattle Barons' Ball

The 2011 Cattle Barons' Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society Suncoast Area begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Includes food, gaming tables and auctions. Formal wear. $200. (727) 812-7012.

Sip, sup, play and look for a good cause 03/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:30am]
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