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Block party benefits Answered Prayers project

Published Sep. 16, 2015

Answered Prayers block party

The Answered Prayers Project will host its inaugural block party from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at its studio, 400 23rd St. S, St. Petersburg. The evening includes food, entertainment and clay creations. $75. answeredprayersproject.org; (727) 410-8107.

Morean Arts Center benefit

Eat Rich, Play Dirty, the annual benefit for the Morean Arts Center, features food, drink, entertainment and hands-on activities from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. $100. moreanartscenter.org; (727) 822-7872.

Annual Pacesetter Awards

"Step up! Help for Kids and Awareness for Families" is the theme for the annual Pacesetter Awards and dinner presented by Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS). The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., and features music by saxophonist Alan Darcy. $30 single, $60 couple. Email dcash@pehmhs.org; (727) 362-4316.

St. Pete Wine & Food Festival

The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival will benefit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and features a wine-and-cheese reception and dinner with wine pairings beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Birchwood Hotel Ballroom, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $175. stpetewineandfoodfest.com.

Family, food assistance fundraiser

"Mousequerade," a fundraiser to benefit the Kind Mouse family and food assistance programs, runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 25 at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The evening includes appetizers, entertainment and a silent auction. Mouse costumes suggested. $55. thekindmouse.org. (727) 518-5575.

Point of Light luncheon

Lighthouse of Pinellas' Point of Light luncheon benefits low-vision rehabilitation programs and features keynote speaker Jennifer Rothschild from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. $50. lighthouseofpinellas.org; (727) 544-4433, ext. 224.

Annual Success Breakfast

Community leader Mary Wyatt Allen will be honored at Suncoast Center's annual Success Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. Free; donations encouraged. Reservations accepted through Monday at suncoastcenter.org; (727) 388-1175.

Celebrate Sinatra

St. Petersburg's second Celebrate Sinatra gets started at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in Priatek Plaza, formerly One Progress Plaza, 255 First Ave. S. Food, drink, Latin and big-band music. $65 until Wednesday, $75 thereafter; $150 reserved seat until 3 p.m. day of event; $500 reserved table for four. Black tie suggested. kenwalters.com; (813) 251-0500.

Great Explorations museum benefit

"Rendezvous in Rio," a Brazilian Carnival-themed gala Sept. 26, benefits Great Explorations Children's Museum. The event starts with a VIP reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and general admission at 7 p.m. in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $100 general admission. greatex.org; (727) 821-8992.

Correction

The date of the Morning Star School fundraiser at St. Jude Parish Center in St. Petersburg is Nov. 14. The calendar listing in the Sept. 11 issue of the St. Pete Times published an incorrect date.