Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

Studio Honors dinner, Friends of Strays lunch, Palladium gala, more

Studio Honors dinner

The 2013 Studio Honors will present awards to Bill Heller, Cynda Mort, Terri Lipsey Scott and Marquis Floyd at a dinner at 6:20 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Reservations required. $175. studio620.org; (727) 895-6620.

Friends of Strays lunch

Friends of Strays hosts "Spring Fling," a luncheon to benefit the emergency surgery and special treatment fund, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $35. FriendsofStrays.com/rsvp; (727) 522-6566.

Palladium gala

Jazz saxophonist Harry Allen and his band will perform with vocalist Becky Kilgore at Some Like it Hot — the Music of Marilyn Monroe, the second annual Palladium at St. Pete College Gala, at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $125 (includes preshow party and an after-party dessert and coffee reception with the artists). (727) 341-7918.

No squawking

The creative people at the Menorah Manor Foundation want you to stay home and relax while helping with "No More Rubber Chicken," their newest fundraising event. Details are available at nomorerubberchickenevent.com.

Dining in the Dark

The Foundation Fighting Blindness presents its fourth annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser honoring Hazel and Bill Hough and Patsy and Gene McNichols at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. Toll-free, 1-866-782-7330.

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