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Pinellas Things to Do: Dollhouse show, music and a play, to name a few

13 Today

33rd Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show and Sale: Tampa Bay Miniature Enthusiasts presents its 33rd Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show and Sale featuring exhibits, displays, door prizes and food. Handcrafted and manufactured pieces will be displayed. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 children; two-day tickets $10. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. tbme.net.

Fall Festival and Fundraiser: The Northwest Youth Baseball and Softball League will hold a family fall festival with food, games and prizes. Proceeds benefit the league. 1 to 6 p.m. Free (food and game tickets additional). J.W. Cate Recreation Center at Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 345-1902.

Jennifer Lee and Neveah Peek: Country group Jennifer Lee and Nevaeh Peek is comprised of six musicians, each with a broad musical history. 1 p.m. Free. The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6443.

DeckChairs: A combination of joyous moments, spicy secrets and family turmoil are revealed in this play in which five actors play 10 characters 2 p.m. $15, group discounts available for parties of 10 or more. Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 822-6194. venueactorstudio.org.

Sunsation Show Chorus Performance: The chorus opens its eighth season with "Broadway Babies" and will perform Broadway Baby, Camelot, Doing the Latest Rag, and selected solos. 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15; $8 students; $12 groups of 10. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. (727) 595-0815. sunsationshowchorus.com.

Charles Grodin: The comedian shares his progression from unknown to star in this stage show. 7 p.m. $30-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798. mahaffeytheater.com.

14 Monday

Highland Hoppers Preschool Program: Children ages 3-4 can play in a preschool program designed to socialize them for kindergarten. It is ongoing and year round. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekly fees: five days $375, $300 residents; three days $237.50, $190 residents; two days $162.50, $130 residents. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

Ikebana Demonstration: Ikebana International, Chapter No. 65, begins meeting with a haiku study before demonstration. Bring sandwiches or lunch to share at 12 p.m. Mary Sharrow and Anne Marie Spriggs show how to make arrangements that can be viewed from above eye level. 10 a.m. Free for first-time members. Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole. (727) 729-9445. ikebanastpetersburg.com.

Tampa Bay's Fastest Bartending Competition: Central Avenue closes between Second and Third streets for this block party. Also includes food and entertainment. 5 p.m. No cover. Garden Restaurant, 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-3800. thegardenbistro.com.

15 Tuesday

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Beach Boulevard. (727) 366-4086. gulfportma.com.

Ridgecrest Community Resource Fair: Learn about community resources such as Clothes to Kids, Toys for Tots, Feed American, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Graydi, and the YMCA. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Ridgecrest Elementary, 1901 119th St. N, Largo. (727) 588-3580.

"An Evening with the Arts" Golden Baton Award Presentation: Florida Orchestra musicians John Shaw, principal percussionist; Anna Kate Mackle, principal harp; and James Connors, principal violoncello; perform for this year's recipients, Richard and Helen Minck, at this event with a buffet dinner, silent auction and cash bar. Benefits the Florida Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts. 6 p.m. $100. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 244-2527. fine-arts.org.

Helios Jazz Orchestra: The 18-piece orchestra performs big band dance music, then opens it up for a jazz jam. Bar, appetizers and desserts available. This month's guest is singer/songwriter Margo Rey. 7 p.m. $15. NOVA 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6682. nova535.com/home.html.

16 Wednesday

Managing Problem Behaviors in School and Home Settings: Hosted by the Foundation for Autism Training and Education. For parents, professionals and caregivers of children with autism and other disabilities, and for students majoring in special education. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. St. Petersburg Main Public Library , 3745 Ninth Ave. N. (727) 893-7724. thefate.org.

Meet the Sanding Ovations Sculptors: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beer while socializing with sand sculpture artists from across the globe. 7 p.m. $5. Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 547-4575, ext 237. bilmarbeachresort.com.

Caroline Goulding: The violinist is the first of three performances in the Palladium's Young Concert Artist Series. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. spcollege.edu/palladium.

Today

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven's Violin Concerto: Violinist Stefan Jackiw performs the elegantly bravura concerto. 7:30 p.m. $15-$45. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. floridaorchestra.org.

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