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Published Jun. 24, 2007

Got 2 Tap: The conclusion of a three-day intensive tap dancing workshop held in Tampa Bay, 3 p.m., Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Includes performances by former Broadway star Walter "Sundance" Freeman, the international star of "Tap Kids," and Lynn Schwab and the festival tappers of "Tampa Bay Taps." $6-10. Call 822-3590.

Tell me a story: The Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild invites the public to share stories in an old-fashioned story swap, 3-5 p.m., Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. A featured theme, "Summertime Memories," starts the swap, but stories on any topic are welcome. Stories, real and fictional, should take about 10 minutes to tell. Programs are family-friendly, but stories are mainly for adult audiences. Free. Call 647-8057.

26 Tuesday

Children and stress: Learn how stress affects children and strategies to help them deal with this common condition, 7-9 p.m., PTEC South, 901 34 St. S, St. Petersburg. For parents and child care professionals. Free. Call 547-4240 to register.

27 Wednesday

Herb and organic gardening: Environmental horticulturist Allen Cordell will teach the techniques of herb and organic gardening, 1 p.m., Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park. Registration is required. Free. Call 541-0959.

Fine feathered friends: A summer reading special event featuring Gabe Vargo with birds of prey from Boyd Hill Nature Park, 2:30 p.m., Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. Free. Call 893-1074.

Hurricane Preparedness: Fred Golliner, St. Pete Beach fire chief, and Bert Henderson, energy extension faculty member with the University of Florida, will speak on hurricane-related issues, 7-9 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Free. Call 688-1368.

To evacuate or not to evacuate? Workshop focuses on whether it's really necessary to observe an evacuation order and what can happen if you don't, 6 p.m., Redington Beach Town Hall, 105 164th Ave. Light refreshments. Free. Call 391-3875.

28 Thursday

Game extravaganza: Youths in grades 7-12 can kick up the heat in a cool environment at the largest game event of the summer, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Inflatable games, miniature golf, carnival games, three-on-three basketball tournaments and more. Bring your lunch. Concessions will be sold. Free. Call 892-5060.

Cosmo: Former members of music group Boston, Fran and Anthony Cosmo, perform at 7:30 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $29-$32. Call 587-6793.

Battledrum, a new musical: The performance that tells the story of Rufus, a Confederate orphan who eventually becomes the drummer boy for a troop of Union soldiers, 10:30 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Also at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Free, reservations required. After the June 30 performance, there will be a symposium at 3:30 p.m. on commissioning new works for youth theater. Call 712-2743.

29 Friday

Head East: Chicago-based classic rock '60s band, 8 p.m., Largo Cultural Center. $25-$28. Call 587-6793.

30 Saturday

St. Pete Pride Promenade and Street Festival: Annual festival and parade celebrates diversity and raises awareness of GLBT communities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Central Avenue between 22nd and 28th Streets. Free. Call 365-0544 or check the Web at www.stpetepride.com.

Soul Kitchen: The Evolution of African-American Music: A toe tapping musical journey, highlighting the evolution of African-American music, from gospel to Motown, 7:30 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. Call 895-6620.