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The 2013-14 Pinellas social event calendar

Whether you use a tablet, smartphone or good old paper datebook, we've gathered the vital information you'll want to jot down for the fundraisers, galas and other events you won't want to miss for the 2013-2014 social season.

September 2013

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OPENING TEA: St. Petersburg Woman's Club event includes guests, prospective members. 1 to 3 p.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Reservations: (727) 898-6640.

7

BUBBLES & BLING: ALPHA House 15th annual gala features dinner, dancing, entertainment. 6 to 11 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. $100. alphahousepinellas.org; (727) 822-8190.

11

PALM HARBOR 9/11 MEMORIAL: 10 a.m. Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Free. palmharborfd.com; (727) 784-0454.

PATRIOT DAY MEMORIAL BREAKFAST: Keynote speaker Michael Fineo, 9/11 World Trade Center Tower One survivor. All proceeds benefit Paws for Patriots, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Gold Shield Foundation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $100. rememberhonorsupport.org; (727) 692-6256.

14

BOOTS 'N' BLING WESTERN FLING: Fourth annual St. Gianna's Center for Women's Health and Fertility Care event. 6 to 10 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $60 single, $100 couple. stgiannacenter.com; (727) 451-9028.

ST. PETE GLITTER QUEENS BALL: Second annual event benefits Creative Clay's children's programs, includes dinner, entertainment, silent auction. 7 to 11 p.m. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. $50. stpeteglitterqueens.org; (727) 686-2317.

18

BUNCO EVENT: All Children's Hospital Seminole/Largo Branch. Dinner at 6 p.m. Bunco at 7. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair. $25. (727) 596-1268.

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USFSP REGIONAL CHANCELLOR WELCOME: Reception for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia T. Wisniewska, presented by USFSP campus board, Duke Energy and the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. 5:30 to 8 p.m. USFSP University Student Center Ballroom, 200 Sixth Ave. S. Free. RSVP: (727) 873-4840.

21

BELLA LUNA BALL: Fifth annual fundraiser for children and families of Community Pride Child Care, a program of Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas. 7 to 11 p.m. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. $55 single, $100 couple. childcarepinellas.org; (727) 547-5764.

EAT RICH, PLAY DIRTY: Live music, food and beverage tastings and hands-on art activities benefit the Morean Arts Center. 7 to 10 p.m. Train Station Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. VIP only, $100. (727) 822-7872.

TEAL TRIUMPHS OVER OVARIAN CANCER: Ninth annual Ovacome fundraiser and auction benefits women with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers in the Tampa Bay area. 6 p.m. Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd. (eighth floor), Tampa. $75. Email info@ovacome.org.

WINE UNDER THE STARS: Seventh annual fundraiser for the Science + Technology Education Innovation Center (formerly Science Center of Pinellas) includes food and wine tastings, casino gaming, silent auction. 6:30 to 10 p.m. 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $60 single, $100 couple. (727) 384-0027.

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SUNCOAST HOSPICE GOLF CLASSIC: 13th annual event supports Hospice programs. 11 a.m. Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $500. suncoasthospicefoundation.org/golf; (727) 523-3420.

SWANKY SOIREE IV: Brookwood Florida fundraiser features novelist Lisa Unger as honorary chairwoman plus food, wines, entertainment and a fashion show. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $150. swankysoiree.org; (727) 822-4789.

27

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA: 17th annual benefit for Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida features food, entertainment, auctions. 7 to 11 p.m. Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 5108 S Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa. $85. Email meg.huntley@suncoastwish.org.

SUCCESS BREAKFAST: Third annual Suncoast Center event benefits Children's Advocacy Center, Rape Crisis Center for Pinellas County. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. Free; donations accepted. suncoastcenter.org; (727) 388-1175.

POINT OF LIGHT LUNCHEON: Lighthouse of Pinellas event, Beacon of Light award presentation to James P. Gills M.D. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. $50 individual, table sponsorships from $1,000. (727) 544-4433, ext. 235.

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DESTINATION MONTE CARLO: Suncoast Hospice casino night benefits Project Grace. 6 to 10 p.m. Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Cocktail attire, James Bond character costumes suggested. $50 advance; $60 at the door. projectgrace.org; (727) 536-7364.

KIMBERLY HOME PREGNANCY CENTER GALA: 30th anniversary event features dinner, dancing, auctions. 6:30 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $100 single, $180 couple. (727) 443-0471, ext. 24.

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY: Angels Against Abuse event supports children in the Pinellas County foster care system. 2 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $25. Reservations: (727) 804-7710.

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October

4

SOUP'S ON: St. Petersburg Free Clinic annual hunger awareness luncheon. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Free; donations accepted. (727) 821-1200, ext. 110.

5

DANCING WITH THE STARS TAMPA BAY: Presented by Julie Weintraub's "Hands Across the Bay." Beneficiaries include Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) and SPCA Tampa Bay. 6 p.m. TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $250. handsacrossthebay.org.

FALL FASHION FLING: Daystar Life Center benefit features light lunch, fashion show using clothing from the Daystar Thrift Shoppe. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parish hall, Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $25 advance, $30 at door. (727) 498-8794.

9

BREAKFAST OF SCHOLARS: Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg event. 8 to 9:15 a.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $50. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2106.

10

PACE AWARDS DINNER: "Hope + Health: Help Starts Here!" is the theme for the annual event to benefit Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services Florida. 6 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30. pemhs.org; (727) 362-4316.

11

KIND MOUSEQUERADE: Inaugural fundraiser benefits transitional families and their hungry children. 7 to 11 p.m. Ricky P's Orleans Bistro, 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $40 before Sept. 30, $50 thereafter. (727) 821-4061.

12

SPCA TAMPA BAY 3K PETWALK: 23rd annual fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive at Seventh Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $25 registration. 3kpetwalk.org.

15

TRIBUTE TO HELEN TORRES: Florida Orchestra Guild cocktail buffet benefit honors longtime orchestra supporter Helen Torres, especially for her 20-year financial support for the annual October Concert in the Park. 5 to 8 p.m. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $50 individual, $150 for two with program listing. (727) 824-8577.

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DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS AWARDS: 16th annual West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America dinner honors Dr. Jonathan Ellen, William B. Harvard Jr., W. Gregory Holden, Debbie N. Sembler and Robert H. Willis Jr. 6 to 9 p.m. University Student Center, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 200 Sixth Ave. S. $125 individual, sponsorships available. wcfcbsa.org; (727) 391-3800, ext. 219.

18

FULL MOON MADNESS: Third annual Goodwill-Suncoast "Heroes, Villains & Vixens" fundraiser features hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, fashion show featuring clothing from Goodwill stores. 7 p.m. Kapok Special Events Center & Gardens, 923 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $75 individual, Sponsorships available. goodwill-suncoast.org; (727)-523-1512, ext. 1050.

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BREWHAHA: Halloween-themed event benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. 8 p.m. to midnight. Rutland-Farley Estate, 5030 Sunrise Drive S, St. Petersburg. $100 individual, sponsorships available. brewhaha.info.

DIAMOND REFLECTION BALL: 44th annual PARC black-tie gala honors the 13 Magnetic Men of 2013. 6 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. parc-fl.org; (727) 341-6962.

DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA: Benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast. 7 p.m. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. $75 single; $125 couple. (727) 524-2427, ext. 2003.

FORT KNOX CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefits Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center. 1 p.m. Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole. $85. (727) 397-2553.

HUNTINGTON'S 5K TWILIGHT GHOST RACES: Fundraiser for Huntington's Disease Society of America. 3 p.m. registration; races start at 5:30 p.m. 256 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Includes children's dashes, 5K run with dogs, 5K run, 1-mile fitness walk. Entry fees vary. (727) 642-4453; (941) 932-6147.

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ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GUILD BEACH BRANCH CARD PARTY: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Isles Elks Club No. 1912, 14111 E Parsley Drive, Madeira Beach. $20. (727) 374-9292.

URBAN LEAGUE GOLF INVITATIONAL: Ninth annual fundraising event. 8 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. shotgun start. U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $150 individual, $600 team. (727) 327-3568.

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FALL INTO FASHION: St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary luncheon and fashion show features clothing from Patchington and Sacino's. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. (Mail checks payable to "St. Anthony's Auxiliary" to June Wedding, 6900 10th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 by Oct. 16.) (727) 289-7418.

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DROP (OFF) YOUR DRAWERS: Clothes to Kids collects new, unopened packages of underwear for boys and girls throughout October for its yearlong clothing drive. Delivery hours 4 to 6 p.m. 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg; 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

LOOK FABULOUS FOR FALL: St. Petersburg Woman's Club luncheon features an image consultant discussing colors and style. Event benefits building restoration fund. 11:30 a.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $20. Reservations: (727) 823-9258.

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HOME RUN FOR HISTORY GALA: St. Petersburg Museum of History fundraiser. Black tie optional. 6 p.m. Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Ave. N. $150. (727) 894-1052, ext. 200.

HOT LATIN NIGHTS: Grammy award-winner Jon Secada performs at Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts Gala benefiting educational programs for children and the arts. 7 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. N, St. Petersburg. $100. Reservations required. (727) 892-5720.

ST. ANTHONY'S GOLF CLASSIC: Fundraiser for St. Anthony's memory disorder center/center for brain health. 1 p.m. shotgun start. Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $275. stanthonysfoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

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ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GUILD GOLF TOURNAMENT: Seminole-Largo Branch Guild hosts 20th annual event. Shotgun starts: 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair. Morning round includes breakfast buffet; afternoon round includes dinner buffet. $125 per player, sponsorships available. (727) 480-9049.

SUENOS DE DALÍ: Third annual fundraiser for the Dalí Museum's educational programs celebrates the artist's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the 30th anniversary of the artist's Alice Cooper Hologram. Features full gallery access, food, drink, entertainment. Surreal cocktail, Alice Cooper or Alice in Wonderland-themed attire encouraged. 7 to 11 p.m. 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. $125. suenos.thedali.org; (727) 623-4777; (727) 251-6085.

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CELEBRATE THE TA-TAS: North Pinellas chapters of Hadassah event raises awareness and money for breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel. 5 p.m. St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. $136. (727) 430-6517.

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NORTH PINELLAS COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: Proceeds benefit underprivileged children through the Centre, Greater Palm Harbor YMCA and Citizens Alliance for Progress. 7 a.m. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. $15. csapalmharbor.org; (727) 771-6000.

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November

1

AN EVENING OF JAZZ: St. Petersburg Museum of History Guild event features performances by Tampa Bay Jazz Ensemble, appetizers and desserts. 7 to 10 p.m. 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $65 individual. (727) 894-1052.

ANGELS AFTER DARK: Annual preholiday gift market benefits children's ministries at First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Tower at 1 Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 894-4661.

2

DRIVE AWAY HUNGER GOLF SCRAMBLE: Proceeds benefit Daystar Life Center. Buffalo Creek Golf Course, 8100 69th St. E, Palmetto. 8 a.m. $55 single, $220 foursome (includes lunch). (727) 498-8794.

EVENING FOR THE BAY: Tampa Bay Watch event supports restoration and education programs, features live music, buffet dinner. 6 to 10 p.m. 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. $80 members, $90 all others. tampabaywatch.org; (727) 867-8166, ext. 234.

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR: St. Petersburg Woman's Club event benefits building restoration fund. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 40 Snell Blvd. NE. $25 per vendor space. Reservations: (727) 674-3484.

TIMELESS TREASURES DOLL CLUB SALE: Benefit for Nina Harris Exceptional Student Educational Center features 30 dealers offering a range of dolls from antique to contemporary; doll repairs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palms of Largo, 400 Lake Drive NE. Free. (727) 953-7545; (727) 796-9412.

7

SHARE THE DREAM BANQUET: United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast event benefits programs for at-risk children and families, features international-themed dinner and program, recognition of outstanding volunteers. 6 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. $75. umcm.info; (727) 442-6881, ext. 306.

8

DESSERT FIRST: Chefs create original desserts using Girl Scout cookies. Benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. 7 p.m. Intercontinental Hotel, 4860 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $80. dessertfirsttampa.com; toll-free 1-800-881-4475, ext. 1688.

RIBFEST: 25th annual Northeast Exchange Club fundraiser. Gates open at 11 a.m. 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $16 advance, $20 at gate, 12 and younger free with paid adult. ribfest.org; (727) 528-3828.

SMARTLY DRESS FASHION SHOW: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, Saks Fifth Avenue luncheon event benefits Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 11 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 505 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $85; $140 patron (includes invitation and transportation to Oct. 24 dress rehearsal preview party at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. (727) 822-7571.

TRIBUTE TO THE COAST GUARD 7TH DISTRICT DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 505 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $450, sponsorships available. (727) 452-8089; (860) 535-0786.

9

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD: Suncoast Tampa Bay chapter of the American Sewing Guild annual meeting, luncheon and fashion show. 10 a.m. Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. $24. (727) 639-3957.

RIBFEST: 25th annual Northeast Exchange Club fundraiser. Gates open at 11 a.m. 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $16 advance, $20 at gate, 12 and younger free with paid adult. ribfest.org; (727) 528-3828.

ST. NICHOLAS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Fifth annual St. Nicholas Orthodox Church event raises money to feed the hungry, support battered women and their children and other needy persons in the community. 1 p.m. start. Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole. $80 (includes dinner). Email john.bim@gmail.com.

10

RIBFEST: 25th annual Northeast Exchange Club fundraiser. Gates open at 11 a.m. 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $16 advance, $20 at gate, 12 and younger free with paid adult. ribfest.org; (727) 528-3828.

14

YMCA MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 12th annual YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg event features keynote speaker Gigi Graham. 7 to 9 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-9622, ext. 221.

PAMPER YOURSELF: Boys & Girls of the Suncoast Guild expo and fundraiser. 5 to 7 p.m. Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $35. (727) 821-9536.

16

ST. PETERSBURG ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON, STYLE SHOW: Features presentation of Eleanor Jones Tanner Woman of the Year award, fashions from Patchington. 11 a.m. Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. $30. Reservations accepted through Nov. 11. (727) 289-7418.

HOLLY FEST: Treasure Islettes event features luncheon, gift bazaar. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (behind Walgreens). $15. Reservations: (727) 360-9181.

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CHILDREN'S HOME GOLF TOURNAMENT: Pinellas Auxiliary event. Scramble format. Shotgun start: 12:30 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $150 includes lunch, awards party. (727) 515-5958.

WHITE ELEPHANT SALE: Proceeds from St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary event go to needy families during the holiday season. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hospital auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-5478.

22

WINTER WONDERLAND: Gulf Coast Giving masquerade party benefits Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. Event features food, drink, dancing and other entertainment. 8 p.m. Nova 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $50 individual, other options. gulfcoastgiving.org/party; daddykooltickets.com; (727) 517-3839, ext. 1205.

TEE UP FOR PARC HARVEST HOEDOWN: Benefits PARC. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $75 single, $125 couple. parc-fl.org; (727) 341-6962.

23

PARC GOLF TOURNAMENT: 39th annual fundraiser presented by Raymond James. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $500. parc-fl.org; (727) 341-6962.

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December

4

MRS. SANTA LUNCHEON: 50th anniversary All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50.

5

CASA PEACE BREAKFAST: Annual event benefits Community Action Stops Abuse. 7 to 8:30 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-4912, ext. 101.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT: Competitive event to benefit American Red Cross features prizes awarded in 10 categories. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $75. (727) 515-5958.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: St. Anthony's Hospital tree-lighting. 6:30 p.m. 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 suggested donation. stanthonysfoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $150. (813) 898-4957.

SPCA TAMPA BAY'S LEGACY CELEBRATION: Luncheon honors persons who have left or plan to leave legacy gifts in their wills to benefit the animals at SPCA Tampa Bay. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. Reservations: (727) 581-3249.

6

JAZZ IT UP FOR KIDS: Second annual holiday toy drive benefits children at Community Pride Child Care, a program of Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jazz it Up Hair Designers, 36425 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Attendees bring new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 2 months to 5 years. childcarepinellas.org; (727) 547-5764.

TIES AND TENNIS SHOES: Interactive sports stations, food, drink, holiday shopping, additional entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Event benefits Pinellas Education Foundation's Take Stock in Children/Doorways program. VIP $125, general admission $35. tiesandtennisshoes.com; (727) 588-4816.

7

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Proceeds benefit building restoration fund. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $6. Reservations: (727) 823-9258.

HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES: Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg event features decorated homes along Brightwaters Boulevard NE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 advance; $25 day of event. (727) 527-0057.

SPRINKLES! Second annual holiday cookie decorating class benefits women's services at St. Anthony's Hospital. 2 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Open to children 10 and older. $35. stanthonysfoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

8

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Candlelighting ceremony, reception for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. 6:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 515-6336; (727) 447-0520.

12

BOLEY ANGELS HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Features entertainment by Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses, featuring Eugenie Bondurant and Frank Bowman. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. (727) 821-4819, ext. 5724.

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HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: St. Petersburg Woman's Club event. 11:30 a.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $20. Reservations: (727) 822-4982.

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January

25

CHARITY BALL: "A Sultry Night," 83rd annual All Children's Hospital gala benefits the hospital's pediatric palliative care program. 6 to 11 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave N, St. Petersburg. $250. (727) 347-6288.

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MYRTLE WREATH AWARD: St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah awards brunch. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (727) 393-3289.

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February

1

ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 41st annual event. Purchase Award patrons reception 1 to 4 p.m., sponsors and benefactors reception 6 to 10 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 347-6136.

HOLLYWOOD STARS: 13th annual Suncoast Hospice Ball spotlights vintage Hollywood. 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $300. suncoast hospicefoundation.org/ball; (727) 523-3419.

GRAPE ESCAPE: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society event features appetizers and beverages, mystery culinary and wine tours by private limousine. wineweekendstpete.org.

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ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 41st annual event. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free to public. (727) 347-6136.

CELEBRATE SOUND WALKATHON: Sertoma of St. Petersburg fundraiser. 10 a.m. (727) 686-4749.

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ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 41st annual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free to public. Call (727) 347-6136.

4

FRIENDS, FLOWERS AND FIVE FABULOUS FEMALES: Benefits Academy Prep St. Petersburg. 11:30 a.m. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5600 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $100. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2106.

7

FLEA MARKET/OPEN KITCHEN AND BAKE SALE: Proceeds benefit St. Petersburg Woman's Club building restoration fund. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. (727) 822-4982.

POETIC JUSTICE GALA: 20th annual gala to benefit children's programs at Operation PAR features "Candy Land" theme. 6 to 11 p.m. Bascom's Chop House, 3650 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $150. (727) 545-7564.

WINE WEEKEND ST. PETE: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society presents black-tie dinner in newly renovated Marly Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg featuring food and wine pairings, vintner guests of honor. 7 p.m.. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $800. wineweekendstpete.org; (727) 644-5673.

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BECAUSE EVERY CHILD COUNTS 3K: Fourth annual fundraiser for children and families of Community Pride Child Care, a program of Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas. Build or join a team. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road, Largo. Participant donations. childcarepinellas.org; (727) 547-5764.

FLEA MARKET/OPEN KITCHEN AND BAKE SALE: Proceeds benefit St. Petersburg Woman's Club building restoration fund. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. (727) 822-4982.

A MOVEABLE FEAST: THE CITY OF LIGHTS & LUMINAIRES: 1920s Paris-themed event celebrates 10th anniversary of Miles for Hope brain-tumor awareness and research organization. Dinner, entertainment, casino gaming, auctions. Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $150. milesforhope.org; (727) 781-4673.

QUILT AUCTION, LUNCHEON: Hidden Stitches Applique Group event benefits Christian Outreach Center at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Includes exhibition, boutique. 10:30 a.m. 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. $15. (727) 385-1895.

WINE WEEKEND ST. PETE: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society presents gala wine auction and dinner featuring Nicholas Allen of Carte Blanche Wines to benefit Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. $285. wineweekendstpete.org; (727) 644-5673.

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WINE WEEKEND ST. PETE: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society presents jazz brunch in the Marly Room, duPont Registry Concours d'Elegance at the MFA, to benefit Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 255 Beach Drive NE. $100 both events, $30 Concours d'Elegance only. wineweekendstpete.org; (727) 644-5673.

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SPRING BUNCO EVENT: All Children's Hospital Seminole/Largo Branch. Dinner at 6 p.m. Bunco at 7. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair. $25. (727) 596-1268.

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ST. ANTHONY'S LEGACY DINNER: Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anna M. Pou, presentation of annual Roy G. Harrell Jr., Helen Roberts and Hippocrates awards. 6 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. stanthonysfoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

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DUCKY EVENT: All Children's Hospital Beach Branch fundraiser. 6 to 9 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. $100.

SIP & SEA PREVIEW SHOPPING PARTY: Preview party for Junior League of St. Petersburg's annual rummage sale. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Harbor Hall, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 1000 Third St. S. $40. jlstp.org.

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WHALE OF A SALE: Junior League of St. Petersburg rummage sale. 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Harbor Hall, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 1000 Third St. S. Free. jlstp.org.

QUEEN OF HEARTS BALL: 56th annual event benefits Abilities Foundation, Academy Prep Center St. Petersburg and Daystar Life Center and honors female volunteers in Pinellas County. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $125. (727) 520-0286.

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CHILDREN'S HOME GOLF CLASSIC: 32nd annual event. 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Carrollwood Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa. (813) 864-1532.

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MARDI GRAS CARD AND GAME PARTY: Annual St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary event. 11:30 a.m. Hospital auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15 (includes lunch). (727) 866-3158; (727) 823-2088.

27

TO LIFE: Florida Holocaust Museum's annual benefit dinner, entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100, ext. 251.

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BRONCO BUSTIN' BASH: 2014 Cattle Barons' Ball benefits American Cancer Society. Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Toll-free 1-800-227-2345; cattlebaronsballtampa.org.

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March

1

DALÍ ANNIVERSARY DINNER: 32nd annual event takes place in the galleries. Black tie with Order of Salvador medallions. 7 p.m. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive at Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $350. thedali.org.

PASSION: STRIKE, FLAME, HEAT: Benefit for Florida Craftsmen features food, drink, live music, artist demonstrations, tour of a private collector's home. 7 to 10 p.m. $150. floridacraftsmen.net; (727) 821-7391.

7

ART IN BLOOM LUNCHEON: Margaret Stuart Acheson Society event features Chris Giftos, retired floral manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; benefits Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. $75. (727) 896-2667.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SUNCOAST FASHION SHOW, LUNCHEON: Benefits Peg Nunn Scholarship Fund. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private home. $35. (727) 515-5958; (727) 821-9536.

8

FLOWERS AFTER HOURS: Margaret Acheson Stuart Society event benefits Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Features Art in Bloom floral designs. 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.

HEART OF PINELLAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS BASKET LUNCHEON: Showcases artists' works, which are available for purchase. Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker St., Seminole. $15. hpdafl.com.

TREASURE ISLETTES FASHION SHOW: Features styles from Macy's. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (behind the Walgreens), Treasure Island. $20. Reservations required. Call (727) 360-9181; (727) 367-1301.

9

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DESIGNERS: Art in Bloom event presented by Margaret Acheson Stuart Society to benefit Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

18

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION/WOMAN OF PROMISE AWARDS: Luncheon event benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. 11:30 a.m. A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $75. gswcf.org/wod; (800) 881-4475, ext. 1688.

20

CLOTHE A CHILD LUNCHEON: Clothes to Kids annual fundraising event. Noon to 1 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $50. (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

22

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: Sertoma of St. Petersburg event. 7 to 11 p.m. All Children's Hospital Education & Conference Center, 700 Fourth St. S. $60. (727) 686-4749.

SOMEWEAR OVER THE RAINBOW: Suncoast Hospice luncheon, fashion show. 9 a.m. Inverness Hall, Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $50; $75 preferred seating. suncoasthospicefoundation.org; (727) 523-3419.

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GLITZ AND ALL THAT JAZZ: St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon, fashion show and card party benefits city beautification and additional civic projects. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. (727) 217-4929; (727) 392-6235.

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ANIMAL AFFAIRE GALA: NIGHT OF THE UNLEASHED: SPCA Tampa Bay event features tapas, entertainment, auction. 6 to 9 p.m. NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $150 single, $275 couple. SPCATampaBay.org.

BATTLE OF THE MINDS: Trivia competition, dinner benefit St. Petersburg Free Clinic. 6 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 505 Fifth Ave. NE. $200. (727) 821-1200, ext. 110.

STEPPING OUT GALA: Benefits the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. 7 p.m. A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $300. (813) 872-0979.

WISHMAKER'S BALL: Fifth annual fundraiser for Suncoast Region of Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida includes dinner, entertainment, auction, children's appearances. 6 to 11 p.m. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. $150. Email meg.huntley@suncoastwish.org.

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April

4

AREA AGENCY OF AGING OF PASCO-PINELLAS 40TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. Heye Great Room, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50 individual. agingcarefl.org; (727) 570-9696.

5

EVENING OF DREAMS: Benefits Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg. 6:30 p.m. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5600 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $200. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2106.

6

ONCE UPON A TEA: Junior League of St. Petersburg event. 2 to 4 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. $50 adults, $25 children. jlstp.org.

SPRING BONNET TEA: 15th annual St. Petersburg Woman's Club event benefits building restoration fund. 3 to 5 p.m. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $15. (727) 822-4982.

9

LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW: Fundraiser presented by All Children's Hospital Guild Beach and Day branches. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 3530 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $30.

12

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY: St. Petersburg Woman's Club event benefits building restoration fund. 8 a.m. to noon. 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $6. (727) 822-4982.

WOMEN'S SERVICE LEAGUE FASHION PROMENADE: Honors Hall of Fame recipients, features spring clothing. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. (727) 526-4304.

TROPICAL NIGHTS: Friends of the Sunshine Center event benefit. 6 p.m. 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-2323.

14

LOS VINOS DE DALÍ: Annual guild benefit features food, wine, gallery access. 3 to 6 p.m. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive at Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. vinos.thedali.org.

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A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP LUNCHEON: Benefits CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. (727) 895-4912, ext. 101.

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SALUTE TO PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS: St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary luncheon. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. (727) 323-3441; (727) 545-2409.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON: Features keynote speaker former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder. 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $30. (727) 896-5197.

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May

2

BOLEY ANGELS MEMBERSHIP WINE & CHEESE PARTY: Mary R. Koenig Center, 445 31st Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-4819, ext. 5724.

CHARI-TEA LUNCHEON: Fifth annual table-decorating challenge raises money toward meeting school readiness and educational needs of children in Community Pride Child Care. Table viewing: 11:30 a.m. Program and luncheon, noon to 1 p.m. childcarepinellas.org; (727) 547-5764.

WITH THESE HANDS BREAKFAST: Benefits Daystar Life Center. 7:30 a.m. Holy Name Catholic Church, 5800 15th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Minimum $20 donation. (727) 498-8794.

3

MOTHER'S DAY LUNCHEON: Compassionate Friends support group event for parents who have lost a child. (727) 515-6336; (727) 447-0520.

6

BREAKFAST OF HOPE: Fundraiser for Vincent House, which helps persons recovering from mental illnesses. 8 to 9 a.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Free; donations received at event. Reservations accepted through April 21. (727) 541-0360.

10

BELLA VOCE: Annual St. Petersburg Opera gala features performances by members of the company. VIP 6 p.m., general admission 7 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $200 VIP, $125 all others. (727) 823-2040.

14

CELEBRATION BREAKFAST: Seventh annual benefit for R'Club Child Care, Louise Graham Regeneration Center. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 578-5437.

The 2013-14 Pinellas social event calendar 09/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:31am]
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