Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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1 The Organizing Queen: Professional organizer Betty Arnold will demonstrate simple tips and practices from her organizational therapy program, "The Queen Wears Prada," that she promises will make life easier and more manageable. She will also share ways to reduce clutter, free up time and energy and enhance living space, both physical and emotional. It's free at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. (813) 273-3652.

2 Author talk with Sandi Lansky Lombardo: Growing up the only daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky, the author was raised in upper-class Jewish splendor, first at the Majestic Hotel and then at the Beresford, at finishing schools and fancy stables — the Paris Hilton of her day, partying until dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club and dating the biggest celebrities of the era. Her life was not without heartbreak and tragedy, including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her baby brother, not to mention his drug addiction. Hear the author talk at 7 p.m. Friday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free.

3 Earth Day Festival: St. Petersburg holds its first Earth Day Festival in scenic South Straub Park, joining more than 190 countries to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement. Meet with representatives from leading green and sustainable companies to learn about eco-friendly technology, research and products to create healthy, sustainable communities. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the park at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Earth Day is Tuesday.

4 Corn Hole Wednesday: As part of its "Wednesdays By the Water" themed parties in April, the 360-degree waterfront bar at the Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk this week features a corn hole tournament with a special menu and prizes. Free from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

5 100 Films, 100 Artists: This kickoff party for the Sunscreen Film Festival put the creative forces of the Blue Lucy art and design collaboration group to work by supplying 100 artists with 16- by 16-inch canvases and a list of more than 350 films that will be featured in the film festival. From there, the artists had to choose only one to inspire their square of art space. See what they came up with at a party at the gallery, 653 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The work will remain on exhibit through May 10. (The Sunscreen festival runs May 1-4 at venues in St. Petersburg.)

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

     
 
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