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Weekly calendar teems with things to do

Datil peppers are not for the timid.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Datil peppers are not for the timid.

30 Today

Tropical Hibiscus Show: Colorful array of hybrids for sale, unusual color combinations, styles and 10-inch blooms. Sale begins at 10 a.m., hibiscus show with hundreds of blooms displayed from 1-4 p.m. at Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society's annual show and sale. 10 a.m. Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. Free admission. Call (727) 784-5068 or (727) 541-0770 or visit sunsetchapter.org.

31 Monday

Summer Celebration at the Pier: Music and dancing. 4:30-9:30 p.m. The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 821-6164.

Memorial Day Bluegrass Barbeque: Enjoy a day on the beach with barbecue, brats, wine, beer and bluegrass by Gypsy Wind, Bluegrass Parlor Band, the Dennis Wallace Unit, Gator Grass, Skyway Bluegrass and the Lions Bluegrass Bunch featuring the Foggy Memory Boys. Benefits the visually impaired. This venue is beachfront, so bathing suits and swimming are encouraged. Noon. Lions Club Beach House, 9300 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. $15. Call (727) 367-6857.

1 Tuesday

Seniors, get moving: Interpretive dance class helps seniors get exercise through creative movement. 9 a.m. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. $6 per class, $20 per month. Call (727) 363-9245.

2 Wednesday

Quizo trivia night: Hosted by "Danny Mac," formerly of Grace O'Malley's. This game is similar to Jeopardy!. 7 p.m. Madeleina Cottage Restaurant, 357 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. Call (727) 367-1727.

3 Thursday

Awaken Yoga: Breathe in and relax. 10-11 a.m. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N. $8 per class or $28 a month. Call (727) 551-3102 or visit sunkengardens.org.

4 Friday

Gulfport Art Walk: Peruse arts, crafts and antiques and take in art demonstrations, live entertainment and 20-minute classes in glass blowing at the Industrial Arts Center. Free trolley rides, pet friendly. 6-10 p.m. In the Gulfport Art District, south of 28th Avenue, on Beach Boulevard. Free. Call (727) 322-5217.

Hot Chilean Wines: Sample carmenere varietal and the latest new wines from Chile. Benefits Children's AIDS Foundation of Tampa Bay. 6:30 p.m. $10, includes glass. Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 892-9463.

5 Saturday

Beginning Bonsai: Suncoast Bonsai Society workshop teaches the basics of the Japanese art of growing miniature trees. 11:30 a.m. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $65, $55 members, advance registration required. Call (727) 551-3102.

Carmen: Set in Seville, Spain, the story revolves around a beautiful gypsy, Carmen, with a fiery temper. Sung in French with English supertitles. 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Opera Company, Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N. $20, $31.50, $46.50, $61.50. Call (727) 822-3590 or visit stpeteopera.org.

Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Expo: Experts from the National Weather Service in Ruskin discuss tsunamis, sinkholes, tornados and hurricanes, and how to prepare for them. Includes the U.S. Geological Survey Hurricane Wave Tank, a landing of the Bayflite Aeromedical Team helicopter, a tour of the Salvation Army Disaster Kitchen rig, and information on how to prepare your home for storms. Food available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 384-0027.

June Bug Bash: You don't need a partner to contra dance to the sounds of the Full Circle Band with Darlene Underwood calling. 8 p.m. Lessons available at 7:30 p.m. Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. $8, $5 21 and younger, free for 12 and younger. Call (727) 541-0770 or visit tampabaycontra.com.

5 Saturday

Pinellas Pepper Fest: Fire up the taste buds with hot and spicy foods, sauces and salsas to sample and purchase, plus pepper plants, pepper-related items and barbecue for sale. Also, live music, crafts and family fun. 10 a.m. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $2 admission, no charge for kids 12 and under. Visit yourhotsaucecompany.com or call (727) 541-0700.

Weekly calendar teems with things to do 05/29/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 4:16pm]
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