The Redington Beach Inaugural Casino Cruise, a four-hour cruise to benefit a scholarship fund for local high school seniors, will depart at 7 p.m. Saturday from John's Pass.
The $10 admission charge includes buffet and shuttle bus. Free parking is available at TRS Parking at Gulf Boulevard and 163rd Street. The shuttle will leave the parking lot at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 392-0606.
Preschool recycles ink cartridges, cell phones
First Baptist Preschool is participating in the Funding Factory Recycling Program. Don't throw out those inkjet and laser printer cartridges or used cell phones.
Drop them off or mail them to the church at 5495 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.
Proceeds will finance preschool programs. For companies, Funding Factory will send free, postage-paid shipping boxes. Call 544-9465 for information.
Catholic school will hold annual Baron Gala event
St. Petersburg Catholic High School will hold its sixth annual Baron Gala, "Treasures of the Sea," at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the St. John Bosco Center for the Arts, 6333 Ninth Ave. N.
Dinner will be provided by Lee Roy Selmon's. Dance to the steel drums of Joseph Braccio. Live and silent auctions will be held.
Donations of items for the live and silent auction are being accepted.
Reservations are required. Tickets are $100 per person and will not be sold at the door. Visit www.spchs.org or call 344-4065, ext. 237.
Food for Thought library benefit will be Saturday
Food for Thought, a benefit for the Gulf Beaches Public Library, will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the festival lawn of the library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.
It features food from 22 local specialty restaurants and the music of island steel drums. Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are available at Treasure Island City Hall and at the library or by calling 391-2828.
Open Air Market set for Fridays through March
Shop amid sea breezes at the Treasure Island Open Air Market each Friday in February and March from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, off 106th Avenue.
Fresh produce, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, and food are available.
Arts, crafts show takesplace Friday, Saturday
The Sunsational Arts and Crafts Show is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.
More than 35 artisans will showcase their new, hand-crafted items for sale. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For information, call 893-7190.