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Things to do in southern Pinellas

DIRK SHADD   |   Times (2008)

DIRK SHADD | Times (2008)

08 Today

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: A spectrum of craft/art media by 100 crafters will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade clothing, painted wood, personalized gift items, quilts and hair accessories. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 155 Corey Ave. (561) 746-6615.

St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show: The Mahaffey Theater yacht basin and Albert Whitted Park will be filled with hundreds of sail and power boats. Includes a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing marine gear, children's activities, seminars and clinics. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 at gate, 15 and younger free. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. Toll-free 1-800-940-7642.

Suntan Sunday Market: Enjoy music, food and fresh produce from more than 20 vendors and the work of more than 50 local artists offered for sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Suntan Art Center, 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-3818.

Madeira Beach Holiday Market Place: This two-day event features arts, crafts, food and holiday decor available from exhibitors, shops and galleries. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Madeira Beach Charities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. On Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N. (727) 322-5217.

Alligator Walk: Search through the wetlands for our state reptile and learn about its habitat, eating habits and other mysteries, on a guided hike. 11:30 a.m. $3, $1.50 children. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. Noon-1:30 p.m. $15, $10 members. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Wounded Warrior Games: This family friendly event includes a series of softball exhibition games featuring the VETSports players vs. teams composed of St. Petersburg fire, police and a group of MLB alumni and Tampa Bay Rays players. Proceeds benefit VETSports nonprofit and Kiwanis Miracle League. Noon. $5 military, $10 general admission, kids 14 and under free. Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 504-0958.

Christmas Open House and Holiday Concert: Enter the sanctuary to join in singing holiday carols and Christmas hymns, or stay outside and hear a broadcast of the concert into a picnic area with hot dogs, games and a bounce house. 1 p.m. Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-8356.

It's A Wonderful Life: Follow George on his journey through his own life as he discovered what the little town of Bedford Falls would be without him. Through Dec. 22. 2 p.m. $22. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. (727) 866-1973.

Celebrating 80 Years of Haslam's: Ray Arsenault serves as guest speaker for the St. Petersburg Preservation salute to Haslam's 80 years in St. Petersburg. The party moves to Craftsman House Gallery for cake at 3:30 p.m. 2 p.m. Free. Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave. (727) 463-4612.

A Marvelous Party! The Noel Coward Celebration: Drawn from Coward's songs, plays and journals, this revue features 33 songs as well as sketches, anecdotes, writings and musings. Through Dec. 22. 3 p.m. $29-$49. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

The Nutcracker: St. Petersburg Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker showcases future dancers/students of world-renowned schools/companies. 3 p.m. $10-$20. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Tampa Bay Flute Choir Holiday Concert: The choir will present its final concert of the 2013 holiday season with a combination of piccolos, alto, bass and C flutes. 3 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road, St. Petersburg.

Music For Love: This benefit concert to help typhoon victims in the Philippines will feature Burning Tree, Amber Lynn Nicol, Tony Wagner and the Torpedoes and more. Donations will be taken at the door. 4-10 p.m. Ringside Cafe, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 894-8465.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Holiday Open House: Enjoy the lights, sparkle and the warmth of friendly faces and celebrate the museum's holiday tree lighting and the unveiling of artist Dawnita Fry's collection. 5-9 p.m. Free. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 323-1104.

Santa in St. Petersburg: Kids, get that wish list ready. Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights for visits with area children. Come early and stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6-9 p.m. Free; $5 skating. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive. (727) 893-7441.

Joshua Breakstone: Enjoy a night of jazz by one of the greatest modern jazz guitarists. With 20 recordings as a leader with such greats as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan and more, Joshua Breakstone is also the author of Jazz Etudes: Studies For The Beginning Improviser, a standard text at many colleges. 6 p.m. $20; $10 students. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205.

Orlando's Toy Drive: WiLD 94.1's program director and Morning Show host Orlando Davis will be lifted atop the two-story "Toy Drive Tower," where he'll live for five nights and six days to help collect donations for the children and families of the Tampa Bay community. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to help. Bert Smith Volkswagen, 3800 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 563-8807.

Live Nativity: Follow a path of luminarias through an outdoor display of scenes from the first nativity. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. (727) 385-3640.

Dancing Without Boundaries: This class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. Requires a $15 annual Advantage Card. 7-7:45 p.m. Gladden Park and Center, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7458.

09 Monday

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas: The gothic rockers will perform with the Deltas. 7 p.m. $5-$8. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-4829.

10 Tuesday

Cocktails and Creatives: Put on an ugly sweater and join AIGA Tampa Bay, the professional association for design, for a mix and mingle with cocktails and food. 6:30 p.m. Free. Social, 5226 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 525-4589.

Natural History Speaker Series: Florida Black Bear Learn about the history of our native black bear and the challenges they face. 7:30 p.m. Free. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

08 Today

Historic Old Northeast Candlelight Tour of Homes: The 16th annual event features 1.5- to 2-hour tours of eight homes in St. Petersburg's Historic Old Northeast neighborhood. All homes are decorated for the holidays. Pick up your tour brochure and map at Westminster Palm View, 939 Beach Drive NE. The tour brochure is your admission ticket to each home. 3-8 p.m. $25. (727) 289-7663.

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