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Temple to have 3-day rummage sale

Congregation Beth Sholom, at 1844 54th St. S, will hold a rummage sale at 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday.


Singers to present energetic holiday show

See the Diamonds and their revamped holiday show, Silver Bells and Diamonds, at 7 p.m. today at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. This high-energy show blends '50s and early '60s rock 'n' roll with holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. Tickets are $34. Visit or call the box office at (727) 587-6793.


Free clinic is offering food baskets, hot meals

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic will have signups from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Dec. 12-15 for people who need a Christmas food basket, to be picked up on Dec. 21. The Beacon House Community Kitchen will provide a meal for anyone who is hungry at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 23 and 25 at 2151 Central Ave. To donate or sign up for baskets, go to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic at 863 Third Ave. N; call (727) 821-1200, ext. 108; or go online to


Have you written a great stage play? and the Studio@620 have extended the deadline for submissions to the Next Great Play playwriting competition to Dec. 31. The winner will see his or her play premiere in the Studio@620's 2012-13 theater season. All plays must be original works that have not been publicly produced or performed. Submissions must be at least one act long and can be any genre, including musicals, and about any subject. All scripts must include a cover page with the title of the play and contact information, a one- or two-paragraph synopsis, a character breakdown and a $20 check or money order made out to New Roots News to pay the readers' fee. Mail plays and fee to New Roots News, Attn: Next Great Play, 622 First Ave. S, Suite 2, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Digital submissions can be made at


'No Room at the Inn' caroling is Friday night

Holiday carolers will sing and stroll to call attention to homelessness during "Still … No Room at the Inn Carol Sing" from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday beginning at the ASAP Drop-In Center, 423 11th Ave. S. Carolers will sing at shelters and other sites downtown, ending with refreshments in Straub Park. A cookout for carolers and ASAP residents will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Rides back to cars will be provided after the caroling. Call (727) 823-5665.


Seminole Mall offers plant, art, craft fair

The Seminole Mall hosts an indoor garden, arts and crafts festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 11201 Park Blvd. Free to attend. For info, call (727) 776-7261.


Library hosts silent auction of baskets

A Holiday Gift Basket Silent Auction is going on at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. You can bid on the 15 baskets on display by the Friends of the Library through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the library. For information, call Pat Bell at (727) 585-3240.


Hear how couple fared in trying to go greener

The Seminole Discussion Group on recycling and sustainability will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in the Seminole Library Program Room, 9200 113th St. N. Eric and Anna Scott will present a talk, "Lowering our Carbon Footprint." The Scotts made a goal for 2011 to limit use of particular resources; they will describe lessons learned and frustrations. For information, email


Relay for Life already getting warmed up

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Seminole is looking for volunteers and teams for the race to be held on April 27 at Osceola Fundamental High School in Seminole. Hear about the Relay and learn about team training at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. To reserve a seat, volunteer on the Relay for Life committee or serve as a team captain, contact Dorie Michalik at (727) 455-6053 or


Reserve your seat for Catholic guild lunch

The Martha and Mary Guild through St. Jerome Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Suite 201, Pinellas Park. Cocktails will be served at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Bring a wrapped gift for someone who is living in a nursing facility. Mark whether the gift is for a man or a woman. Reservations are required by Saturday. Cost: $17.50. Call Rose Marchand, (727) 397-9173.


Enjoy classic cars, holiday dance show

Enjoy a festive day at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday. A classic car show is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; it's $10 to enter a car. A holiday showcase featuring the Tutterow Dancers will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the ballroom. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Reach the community center at (727) 518-3131.

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