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Poet, architect, writer at Tuscan Festival of Arts

The Morean Arts Center presents a three-day Tuscan Festival of the Arts, featuring architect Albert Alfonso and poet Ed Mayes and their Poem A Day/Painting A Day collaboration, and writer Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. The inaugural event is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, and includes a discussion among the three friends. $25. A book signing is afterward. From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday guests will meet the friends and have food and wine in a private home. $125. The exhibition opens from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morean, 719 Central Ave. Free for members; $5 nonmembers. Reservations are required for the first two events:; (727) 822-7872, ext. 2114.

'Winter Wonderland' benefits Vincent House

"Winter Wonderland: A Wish of Hope Under a Starry Night," the third annual Junior League of St. Petersburg's Partnership Ball, runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. The black-tie optional event benefits Vincent House and the league's community projects. $100.; (727) 895-5018.

Original operetta set for Silver Bells Luncheon

The Florida Suncoast Opera Guild's annual Silver Bells Luncheon will feature an original operetta composed and directed by Mark Sforzini with the cast from emerging artists of the St. Petersburg Opera Company. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Benefits competitions for young singers. $60. (727) 525-2237.

Museum of History Guild plans open house

The St. Petersburg Museum of History Guild plans an open house holiday party from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in a private waterfront home. The event benefits the museum. $60. For information and reservations, call (727) 894-9394.

Infinity's annual cocktail party set for Thursday

Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children and Adults, will hold its annual holiday cocktail party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in a private home. $50. (727) 896-8685.

Social events, benefits in the area 11/27/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 27, 2010 3:30am]
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