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  1. Things to Do

Things to do Dec. 1-3 in south Pinellas

01 Today

Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Dealers sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5202.

Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival: The second annual festival features work from crafters with prices set to suit all budgets. A Green Market will offer plants, dips and gourmet items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N. (561) 746-6615.

Size Matters: 100 Artist Show: This annual two-day outdoor event features a juried fine art show. There will be fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, food and music by the Dave Williamson Band. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 367-3818.

Suntan Sunday Market: Enjoy music, food and fresh produce from vendors and the work of more than 50 local artists offered for sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to attend. Suntan Art Center, 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-3818.

Making the Connection: Suzanne Giesemann addresses the purpose of life, the nature of reality and attuning to higher consciousness including connecting with loved ones who have passed. 1:30-4 p.m. $20. Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 527-2222.

'A Christmas Carol': The musical adaptation of Dickens' classic returns through Dec. 24. 2 p.m. $20-$44. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205.

Hanukkah Extravaganza: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with music by the Pardes rock band, food, bungee jumping, an inflatable slide and the lighting of a giant menorah. 4 p.m. Free. Straub Park, at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 344-4900.

'Black Nativity': Studio@620 combines Langston Hughes' poetry with today's gospel music. Black Nativity celebrates the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Shows are free, but tickets must be picked up in advance at the Palladium box office. 4 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

02 Monday

Garden club crafts: Get creative in the Garden Club of St. Petersburg's craft workshop and take home your masterpiece. Make a decorative Christmas fire lighter. 10 a.m. $4.50. Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. (727) 381-8920.

Creative Exercise: A toning, stretching, laughing, dancing, "I feel good" class with music. Designed for those 50 and older. Takes place Mondays and Fridays. 10:15-11:15 a.m. $3, $16 per month. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

Gulfport tree lighting: Visit with Santa at the lighting of Gulfport's holiday tree. 7 p.m. Free. Clymer Park, Gulfport Boulevard S and Beach Boulevard S. (727) 893-1118.

Dancing Without Boundaries: Class focuses on the therapeutic side of movement through self-expression and improvisational exercises. Participants require a $15 annual Advantage card. 7-7:45 p.m. Gladden Park and Center, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7458.

03 Tuesday

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Beach Boulevard. (727) 278-4285.

Tai kwon do and tai chi: Learn martial arts, self-defense, confidence and discipline. Classes for adults and children 5 and older. 5-6 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue. (727) 510-5122.

Grand Floridian Society Orchestra: This orchestra entertains with ragtime, Dixie, traditional jazz and Disney tunes. Reservations required. 6 p.m. $35 society members, $40 nonmembers. Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 596-7142.

First Time Homebuyer Workshop: Designed to help first-time buyers with purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing assistance. The second part of this two-part mandatory workshop is 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. 6-9 p.m. Free. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 461-0618, ext. 3.