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Sunshine City Band: The band continues its 100-year tradition of Sunday concerts, 2 p.m., Williams Park, 350 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Led by conductor Christopher Styles, the band performs traditional and popular favorites. Bring folding chair or blanket. Free. Call 527-2830.

1 Tuesday

Made in the USA: The FloriMezzo Orchestra performs a program that ranges from Appalachian Spring to Knoxville Summer of 1915, 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Features soprano soloist Jennifer Sanchez. $12-$17. Call 341-4301.

2 Wednesday

Dolphin program: Free program on Winter, the injured dolphin being cared for at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 2:30 p.m., Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Presented by Joe Malo, aquarium educational consultant. Call 893-1074.

3 Thursday

Illuminated Night Parade and Fireworks: Festival of States favorite, 7 p.m., begins at Central Avenue and Fifth Street, proceeds east to Second Street; north to First Avenue N; and east to Beach Drive; north on Beach Drive and ends on Fifth Avenue N. Lighted floats and music with dancing and beads galore. Fireworks follow around 8:30 p.m. on the waterfront. Call 321-9888 or

You, Fido and Fluffy: What happens when you don't have a plan? Estate and life planning seminar includes making plans for pets, noon, St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Free. RSVP at or call 581-3249.

4 Friday

Gem, jewelry and bead show: Dealers from across America offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $4 good for repeated admission throughout the three-day run of the show. Under 16 free. Call 892-5202.

Movies Under the Stars: Casino Royale (PG-13), 8 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. Bring chairs and blankets. Free. Call 391-8345.

Artspring: 22nd annual artist exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. Free. Call 347-4171.

Get Downtown: First Friday street party featuring the music of On-Que Players, 5:30-10 p.m., on Central Avenue between Second and Third Streets. Free. Call 393-3597.

Tribute to the Mary Disston: In the 1800s, the only way to reach remote beaches was by steamboat. The ship the Mary Disston, built in 1885 for Hamilton Disston and named for his mother. About 1892, the ship burned and sank just off the pier in Gulfport. The city of Gulfport will dedicate a plaque to the pioneer paddle wheelers at 7 p.m. at the Williams Pier in Gulfport during the First Friday Artwalk. Call 893-1067.

Charla, A Chat with José Martí: Actor Chaz Mena presents an emotional portrayal of José Martí as he rehearses a speech he is to deliver the next day to the Cuban exile community in Tampa's Ybor City in 1891, 7:30 p.m., The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 895-6620.

Annual spring festival: Three days of family fun, 5-11 p.m. today, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Transfiguration Church, 4000 43rd St. N, St Petersburg. Carnival rides, crafters, live entertainment, American and international food, country band Friday, rock band Saturday. Sunday is family day. $50 three-day unlimited ride armbands, presale only. Call 525-0262 ext. 22.

5 Saturday

Historic walking tour: Visit historic buildings and learn the history of St. Petersburg, 10 a.m., meeting at Central Avenue and Second Street, St. Petersburg. $5. Call 824-7802 or online at

Giant yard sale: 8 a.m. until sold out, England Brothers Band Shell, 5120 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 541-0760.

2008 Recycle Regatta: An educational event to encourage citizens to reduce, reuse and recycle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Shore Beach in St. Petersburg. Students in different age groups compete in nonmotorized watercraft made from recycled materials. Spectators free. Check online at

South Pinellas calendar of events 03/29/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:53am]
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