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Things to do for the week of Oct. 31

31 Today

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom. Staged by the Eight O'Clock Theatre. 2 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $25, $12 student. Call (727) 587-6793 or visit

31 Today

Corey Sunday "European Style" Market: More than 35 vendors selling produce, plants/flowers, arts/crafts, prepared foods, live music. This week features live mixed music by Darrell Dodge. 10 a.m. Corey Avenue Area, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 367-3818 or visit

Ghost Tour St. Pete Beach: Discover tales of the rich and famous who haunt the halls of the Don CeSar Hotel on this two-hour tour that finishes with complimentary wine, beer, soda, tea, coffee and a Caesar salad at the Sea Porch Cafe. 6:30 p.m. Ghost Tour Departure Point, Casablanca Boulevard. and Debazan Avenue, St. Pete Beach. $39.95. Call (727) 894-4678 or visit

Halloween Explosion: Events will include Trunk or Treat, goodie bags, costume contests, story telling and more. One of the highlights of this event is the Storytelling. Mayor Teresa Zemaitis will read to the children at 7 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m. Community Hall parking lot, 4600 58th St., Kenneth City. Call (727) 498-8948.

Old Northeast Scare Zone: The entire Old Northeast neighborhood in St. Petersburg, which stretches from Fourth Street to the Bay and from Fifth Avenue to 30th Avenue, usually throws itself into some serious Halloween decorating. On the actual night of trick or treating, one street has consistently been a major hobgoblin attractor: 17th Avenue between Locust and Poplar streets. The brick street is blocked to traffic, and nearly all of the houses on the two blocks decorate with elaborate props, including a mad scientist laboratory in the 500 block. 6 p.m. Old Northeast Scare Zone, 505 17th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Visit for information.

Piccadilly Antique and Collectible Show: More than 50 East Coast dealers will buy, sell, trade and exhibit all types of antiques and collectibles. Unusual specialty automobilia items include signs, antique gas pumps and antique vehicles. 10 a.m. Piccadilly Museum Warehouse, 3150 71st St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 345-6627.

ZombieDay 2010: Trick or treaters of all ages are invited to stop by Comic World in costume, where they can take part in raffles and photo opportunities and receive a free Zombieday "Mystery Treat" bag featuring 10 free comic books for children and adults from some of the top publishers in the comic book industry. Noon. Comic World, 1300 East Bay Drive, Suite E, Largo. Participation is free. Call (727) 656-5000.

1 Monday

Toning and Fat Burning Class: People of all ages can lose weight and inches while revving up energy and improving overall health. Classes run Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. 7 a.m. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $7. Call (727) 506-8461.

Work Out While Kids Play: Parents can choose from Just Pump or Zumba while children have fun at one of Highland's youth classes including Crazy Crafts, Bayside Gymnastics, Super Star Sports or tennis. 5:45 p.m. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Price varies. Call (727) 518-3016.

2 Tuesday

Foodies Flavors: Lee Brothers Cuisine: Sharpen your home culinary skills and discover new recipes with hands-on classes on a variety of cooking techniques and topics like pan-fried trout, mint julep panna cotta and other Southern dishes. 6:30 p.m. Foodies, 2312 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $45 per class. Call (727) 209-1418.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Call (727) 366-4086.

3 Wednesday

Afternoon Tea Dance: A casual afternoon of music and entertainment. Refreshments available. 1 p.m. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $3 per person at the door. Call (727) 518-3125.

Landscaping for Wetland Wildlife Walk: With so many people in Florida, how can we keep wildlife alive? By giving at least some of our neighborhood ponds and waterways back to nature. Walk with a guide and visualize how wildlife views the landscape, discover wildlife homes, foods and behaviors while realizing how easily we can all live together by sharing a bit of our yards. Adults and families welcome. Register online. 9 a.m. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 582-2100 or visit

Veterans Day Tea Dance: Join the Coliseum in saluting our veterans with a dance to live music by the Mario DeLeon Band. Also, in honor of her 100th birthday, Othila "Tillie" Mellor struts her stuff in a live ballroom dance performance. Dance instructions to taped music available at 11:30 a.m. Live dancing follows. 1 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $7, $10 with dance lesson. Call (727) 892-5202.

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