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Foundation Fighting Blindness dinner tests the senses

Published Apr. 10, 2014

Dinner to be a sensory experience

Dining in the Dark, a fundraising dinner to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The meal is a sensory experience in which guests dine in complete darkness to better understand those who have limited or no vision. The foundation will honor philanthropists Joyce and Walter Larson and University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft. $150. Fight; (954) 496-0776.

Speaker to talk of life-changing events

The annual "New Beginnings" fundraising breakfast for Florida Resurrection House will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 24 in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Guest speaker Robert Schofield will talk about his progress from homelessness to becoming a resident of Resurrection House to being employed by the agency. $50. (727) 823-4742.