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28 Today

Kwanzaa Ujima Celebration: Celebrate the Third Principle of Kwanzaa (Collective work and responsibility), 6 p.m., Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Presented by the African American Arts Council. Free. Call 821-8430.

Mrs. Santa Saves the Day: A Wacky Tales Children's Theatre presentation featuring adult actors performing multiple parts and audience participation, 2 p.m., St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $4, free for children under 4. Call 866-1973 or check

29 Monday

Kwanzaa Ujamaa Celebration: Celebrate the Fourth Principle of Kwanzaa (Cooperative Economics), 6 p.m., Uniquely Original Art Gallery, 1655 16th St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 543-7546.

30 Tuesday

Kwanzaa Nia Celebration: Celebrate the Fifth Principle of Kwanzaa (Purpose), 6 p.m., Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 687-1109.

31 Wednesday

Kwanzaa Kuumba Celebration: Celebrate the Sixth Principle of Kwanzaa (Creativity), 6 p.m., Midtown Technology Center, 1501 16th St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 698-4196.

Swingin' the New Year: Music, dancing and celebration, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Midnight countdown, balloon drop with party favors, prizes, cash bar. Champagne bottles and toasts available. Vintage costumes encouraged. All ages welcome. $15 advance, $20 at the door. 892-5202 or

1 Thursday

Kwanzaa Imani Celebration: Celebrate the Seventh Principle of Kwanzaa (Faith), 6 p.m., Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Bring a covered dish. Free. Call 820-0240.

New Year's Day Breakfast: The St. Petersburg Free Clinic men's shelter and community kitchen is offering a New Year's breakfast to anyone in the community who is hungry, 9-10 a.m., Beacon House, 2151 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. Call 823-5780.

2 Friday

Get Downtown First Fridays: Street party from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. featuring the music of Stacy Knights, Central Avenue between Second and Third Streets, St. Petersburg. Vendors and drink specials with proceeds from beer and wine street sales benefiting the Sunset Optimist Club. Free.

3 Saturday

Gem Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Dealers form across America attend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $4, under 16 free, both days admission. Call 892-5202.

Pancake Breakfast: Buffet, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Albert Whitted Airport, 451 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. $10. Call 822-1532 or

Florida Orchestra: Super Pops concert featuring "Five by Design — Stay Tuned," 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $19-$65. Call 1-800-662-7286 or check

Bike Safari: A leisurely bike ride through parts of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve not normally accessible to visitors, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Snack included. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. $3 adults; $1.50 children. Call for reservations 893-7326.

Things to do, events 12/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:30pm]
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