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Author-scholar to show glimpse of first students

Gail Fishman, author and independent scholar, will provide a glimpse into the lives of the first students of natural history during a Florida Humanities Road Scholars Program on Saturday.

Fishman will recount their accomplishments and failings and illustrate a landscape now almost completely erased. Registration is required by calling (727) 453-6500.

The free event starts at 2 p.m. at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. It is recommended for adults and suitable for children 12 and older.

Enjoy music, comedy at Figgy Pudding contest

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition will be held Saturday at South Straub Park on Bayshore Drive downtown.

Enjoy beautiful holiday music and a few comical displays from 4 to 6 p.m., as teams compete for recognition in categories such as best choral performance, most original performance and the people's choice award.

Donations collected from spectators will benefit the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and First Night St. Petersburg.

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition has roots in Seattle, where it is celebrating its 20th year. For information call (727) 821-1200, ext. 114.

High school requests names for hall of fame

St. Petersburg High School is requesting nominations for its sports hall of fame. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 18, and the induction is scheduled Jan. 23 at an evening basketball game.

Nomination forms are available at the high school front office, 2501 Fifth Ave. N, or they can be mailed. Call (727) 893-1842, ext. 1008.