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Things to Do in South Pinellas Dec. 4

04 Today

Be Inspired St. Pete: Tao Porchon Lynch, the world's oldest yoga instructor, will lead an outdoor yoga session. 4-7 p.m. Free, RSVP required. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832.

Holiday in the Park: Games, entertainment and family fun. 6-10 p.m. today; noon-10 p.m. Saturday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-0895.

Live Nativity: Drive through a live re-enactment of the birth of Christ. 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday. Free (donations accepted). St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4444 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. (727) 686-8952.

St. Pete Beach Boat Parade: The boat parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Blind Pass Bridge and heads south to the Bayway Bridge. Free. St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9245.

Happy Birthday Gulfport Casino: Celebration of the 80th anniversary. 7 p.m. 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport.

Death by Chocolate: The Rotary Club of Largo will present this celebration of everything chocolate from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets: $20.

05 Saturday

Ride and Run with the Stars: 25-mile bike ride, 10K, 5K, family fun walk and visit from Santa via helicopter. 7 a.m. $35. Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde.

Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K: 8 a.m. $30-$35. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (727) 588-4816.

Orchid Sale: Florida West Coast Orchid Society sale. 9 a.m.-noon, 12350 Ridge Road, Largo.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: Juried art show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Corey Avenue Area, 155 Corey Ave. (561) 746-6615.

Happy Anniversary Pinellas Trail: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pinellas Trail. 10 a.m. Free. Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. (727) 480-3515.

Snowfest and Santa Parade: The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Central Avenue and Fifth Street. Followed by 65 tons of snow blown into North Straub Park. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 wristband. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7441.

Largo's Holiday Stroll: Opening night features live chalk art (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), craft fair, Santa and the official holiday tree-lighting (7 p.m.). 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Porpoise Pub Revival Benefit Concert: 12-10 p.m. $25-$30; $35-$40 VIP. ROC (Remember Our Children) Park, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.

Holiday Magic in the Edge: The Edge District hosts a holiday celebration. Parking available at Tropicana Lot 6. 3-9 p.m. Free. Edge District, 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. (727) 329-8869.

Holidays at the Village: The 21-acre living history museum's houses are decorated true to their time period. Ongoing through December. Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo.

Safety Harbor Snowfest: Snow, carnival games, food, arts and crafts. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free (tickets for some activities). Safety Harbor City Park, 940 Seventh St. S. (727) 724-1530.

06 Sunday

Chase the Dreidel 5K Run: Runners follow a life-sized dreidel as it spins down the streets. 4 p.m. $45. Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th St. N, St. Petersburg. dreidel

07 Monday

Curiosity: Discussion of Piotr Janowski's art installation on the Museum of Fine Arts grounds. Noon. $15 lecture/lunch; $5 lecture only, plus admission. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Holiday Tree-Lighting Gulfport: 7 p.m. Free. Clymer Park, Gulfport Boulevard S and Beach Boulevard S. (727) 893-1118.

08 Tuesday

Clothing Swap: Bring up to five used garments to exchange for other garments. Benefits CASA. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with items to swap, $3 without. Art Village Courtyard, 29th Avenue S and Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport. (727) 902-2326.

10 Thursday

Poetry at the Dalí: Poet laureate Helen Wallace, Silvia Curbelo, Phillis McEwen and Don Morrill. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

PCCA presents The Nutcracker: Students from Pinellas County Center for the Arts. 7 p.m. $10, $8 students. The Grande Theater at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets at box office one hour before show.

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