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Social calendar for Dec. 4-7

MRS. SANTA LUNCHEON: The All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch, celebrates its 50th annual "Mrs. Santa" luncheon and fashion show beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. (727) 641-1438; (727) 341-1930.

PEACE BREAKFAST: The annual Peace Breakfast to benefit Community Action Stops Abuse, or CASA, runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-4912, ext. 101.

GINGERBREAD DECORATING: Decorators bring their talents to the gingerbread house event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Benefits the American Red Cross of Tampa Bay. $75, $100. (727) 385-5786.

CHEF AUCTION: The March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction, a tasting event at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The gala includes live and silent auctions. $150. (813) 898-4957.

TIES AND TENNIS SHOES: Tampa Bay Rays players Matt Joyce, Brandon Gomes and Jake McGee are honorary co-chairmen for the Pinellas Education Foundation's Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala on Friday at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 6 p.m. VIP $125; 7 p.m. general admission $35. tiesandtennisshoes.com.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The St. Petersburg Woman's Club presents "Breakfast with Santa" beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sallie's House children's crisis center. Reservations accepted through Thursday. $5. (727) 823-9258.

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