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Annual gift, craft show at B'nai Israel

Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg, 300 58th St. N, will hold its annual Gift and Craft Show on Sunday and Monday.

Vendors will offer gifts for pampered pooches, photo jewelry, handmade crafts and gifts. Exhibitors include manufacturers and artists from around the country, as well as vendors from Israel and Colombia, who will offer jewelry, Judaica crafts, children's clothing and toys.

There will also be a Kids Corner for children 8 to 14. The Bucs Zone will provide popcorn and a live broadcast of the Buccaneers game Sunday.

The synagogue, in conjunction with Gulf Coast Family Services, is sponsoring an adopt-a-family program for Hanukkah. Envelopes will be available with holiday wish lists for new, unwrapped gifts for less fortunate families.

The show will also feature a Hanukkah gelt (money) giveaway, that will offer the opportunity to donate $100 for a 1-in-200 chance to win $5,000, to benefit education, charitable projects and youth programs at Congregation B'nai Israel. The Pauline Rivkind Preschool will have its annual Dreidel Drawing raffle.

The Gift and Craft Show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Admission and parking are free. Call (727) 381-4900.



The Suncoast Singers begin their 27th season with a cornucopia of musical genres, including Christmas. Today's show presents a variety of melodies, from Achy Breaky Heart to Handel's Messiah, from Blue Christmas to A Bach Noel. Largo Cultural Center, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office, or call (727) 587-6793.