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Dancing With the Stars competition benefits charities

Dancing With the Stars benefit

Tampa Bay's Dancing With the Stars, which benefits Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Angels Against Abuse, Housing & Education Alliance, Pepin Academies, Relay for Life, the Kind Mouse and Voices for Children, and Julie Weintraub's Hands Across the Bay, runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at TPepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. The event is presented by Hands Across the Bay. $250.; (727) 573-9351.

Rep. Jolly hosts awards dinner

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, will be honorary host at the Pacesetter Awards Dinner on Thursday in the Margaret Heye Great Room at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. The evening honors the 2014 PEMHS Pacesetter Awards recipients. $30.; (727) 362-4316.

Magnetic Men featured at ball

PARC's Sapphire Ball on Oct. 11 will feature the 13 Magnetic Men of 2014. The black-tie gala runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. $175.; (727) 341-6962.

Dalí gala mixes Barcelona, Paris

"Suenos de Dalí: From Barcelona to Paris, a 1920s Bohemian Soiree," connects Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso to the two cities. The costume gala hosted by the Dalí Museum Guild features craft cocktails, food tastings, gallery access and entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. $125 members, $150 all others.; (727) 623-4770.