Social calendar

September
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BRIDAL SHOW:
Wedding vendors, bridal fashion show sponsored by Friends of the Florida Botanical Gardens. Wedding garden, Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road (south entrance), Largo. $5. 582-2200.
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ISLAND FESTIVAL:
Second annual Caribbean theme party benefits Museum of History operating fund campaign. Live entertainment, limbo contest, silent auction. $50. 7-10 p.m., Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. 894-1052, ext. 205.
Z-GRAPES WINE TASTING: Zodiac Group of Salvador Dali Museum event features 20 wines courtesy of Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Cecchi, Banfi and Santa Rita vineyards and B-21. Hors d'oeuvres from Mazzaro's Italian Market & Catering. Live entertainment; 6:30 p.m. gallery preview; 7-9 p.m. wine tasting. Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Zodiac Group members, $20 advance, $25 at the door; nonmembers $25 in advance, $30 at door. 823-3767.
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LET'S CELEBRATE:
The 14th annual minority development committee gala dinner benefits American Cancer Society. Speaker: Ayakao Watkins. 7 p.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $35. 893-6103; 867-7702.
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TEDDY BEAR TEA:
Inaugural fall meeting of GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club; prospective members welcome. 1 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 528-2270.
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ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR:
Sponsored by All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch. Verbal appraisal, $5 each item; limit three. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (southeast corner of Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue). 367-7080.
EINSTEIN DINE: Benefits Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Multicourse meal in nine bay area restaurants (Columbia, Fleming's, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, Marchand's at the Vinoy, Mia's, Mise en Place, Tampa Bay Palm, Profusion, Ristorante Francesco). Chefs, owners greet guests and discuss insights into the evening's menu and wine selections, recipes, pairing fine wines and foods. Seating time is 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., depending upon establishment selected. Space at each is limited; to be assigned in the order reservations are received. $150. (813) 987-6077; www.mosi.org.
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INFINITY MEMBER COFFEE: Members, prospective members of Infinity, which benefits CASA, Brookwood and Help a Child. 11:45 a.m. Information, reservations: 360-8685.
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COOKING FOR THE KIDS:
Help a Child benefit features cocktails, food from area restaurants, silent auction, entertainment. Black tie optional; island or casual attire encouraged. 6:30 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $75. 864-2684.
PACE AWARDS DINNER: Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services Applauds Community Endeavor event. 6 p.m. Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $30. 545-6477, ext. 316.
LUIS DE LA LAMA PREMIERE RECEPTION: Marly Group of Museum of Fine Arts event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts. 6-9 p.m. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $6, members; $8, guests. Reservations (by Sept. 16) 896-2667.
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GOLF TOURNAMENT: To benefit Lutheran Church of the Cross (LCC). Noon: lunch; 1 p.m., shotgun start. Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $75. 898-8007; 823-1230, ext. 230. Oct. 25
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC: Swing With the Legends, golf with more than 30 members of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Fundraiser for YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. 1 p.m. Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6025 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. 895-9622.
TRIBUTE TO WOMEN/WOMEN'S BUSINESS SHOWCASE: The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Resource Center for Women of Pinellas/Pasco. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enoch D. Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $30. 586-1110.
ANGELS AFTER DARK: Third annual holiday gift mart benefits First United Methodist Church children's ministries. Dozens of vendors selling arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday gifts. 5-9 p.m. Sale continues 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Ballroom, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Free. 895-2774.
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CANTERBURY CLASSIC:
Fifth annual golf tournament, tennis, dinner and auction benefits Canterbury School of Florida. Golf, tennis sign-in, noon. Adult golf, $150; student, $75. Adult tennis, $80; student, $50 (includes lunch, poolside buffet dinner, awards banquet). Dinner only, $30; children under 12, $15. Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6025 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. 521-6201, ext. 39.
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BUSINESS RECEPTION:
Second annual event recognizes businesses that have made significant financial or in-kind contributions to St. Petersburg Free Clinic programs. 5:30-7 p.m. Location to be announced. Free. 821-1200.
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FASHION SHOW:
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event features clothing that is easy to travel in from Chico's. 6-8 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 527-3250.

October
1
MEMBERSHIP COFFEE:
Sword of Hope, American Cancer Society event, Pasadena Yacht & Country Club residence. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 867-6030.
HOSPICE CLASSIC: Second annual golf tournament benefits Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. 11:30 a.m. Copperhead course, Westin Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $500. 586-4432.
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IT'S FASHIONABLE TO BE AWARE:
Midday Business and Professional Women sponsor benefit for Reach to Recovery program for breast cancer survivors. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, informal modeling. 5:30-8 p.m. Coplon's, 156 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $40. 821-8211.
ST. ANTHONY'S CARILLON OUTPATIENT CENTER GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY: 6-8 p.m. 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. Open to the community.
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BAY BASH BALL:
"Escape to Rio: A Journey Into the Imagination," fundraiser sponsored by Bayfront Center Auxiliary and Foundation. Dinner, dancing, live auction. 7 p.m. Palm Court Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. 893-6148.
LAW REVUE FALL 2002: Benefits Community Law Program, presented in conjunction with St. Petersburg Bar Association. Lawyers and other area legal notables perform onstage. 5:30 p.m. Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15. 582-7402.
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AN ELEGANT EVENING AT THE PRIDGENS':
Benefit for R'Club Child Care Inc. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, entertainment and house tour. Cocktail attire, 6-8 p.m. $100. 578-5437, ext. 250.
MONTE CARLO NIGHT: Fifth annual benefit for A Brighter Day. Cocktails, appetizers, music, dancing, casino games (black jack, craps, poker, Caribbean stud, roulette), auction. 7-11 p.m. St. Petersburg Suncoast Association of Realtors, 7655 38th Ave. N. $35 advance; $45 at the door. 381-5103.
AN EVENING WITH CAROL CHANNING: Palladium fall production and joint fundraiser with Tampa Bay Gay Men's Chorus, starring Richard Skipper. 8 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $18 advance; $20 at door. 822-3590.
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GOLF MARATHON:
Sixth annual fundraiser for Children's Dream Fund. Participants play as many holes as they can from dawn to dusk; goal is to play at least 100 holes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided; awards ceremony. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. Players raise sponsor pledges. 892-6736.
MASS MAILING FOR LOVE LIGHTS A TREE: Sword of Hope, American Cancer Society event. 9:30 a.m. American Cancer Society, 4801 86th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. 345-4492.
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DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD DINNER:
Boy Scouts of America Pinellas area council annual event. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 7 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $125. 391-3800.
COMMUNITY LEADERS RECEPTION: Salvador Dali Museum board of directors hosts reception to introduce new museum director Charles Henri "Hank" Hine III. By invitation.
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HUNGER BANQUET:
Annual soup and bread meal sponsored by St. Petersburg Free Clinic. 6:30-8 p.m. St. Jude's Cathedral, 5815 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5 (extra for dessert). 821-1200.
FALL SHOW RECEPTION: Opening of Love and Death: Dali and Two French Writers and Dali Objects/Dali Fetishes; birthday toasts to Salvador Dali Museum founder Eleanor Morse. 5:30-8 p.m. Free to members; all others, half-price admission. Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg.
WINE AND CHEESE PARTY: Museum of History Guild party. Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 4-6 p.m, $20. 894-9394.
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PAR-TEE TIME WITH THE JUNIOR LEAGUE:
Golf tournament at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. Junior League of St. Petersburg event features awards, poolside barbecue afterward. 11 a.m. Cost to be announced. 895-5018.
ISLAND SIGHTINGS: "An Elegant Evening in Bali," benefit for Foundation Fighting Blindness. 6:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $150. 398-6844.
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AMERICAN HEART WALK:
The 4-mile walk is a benefit for American Heart Association; register as teams or individuals. 8 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 570-8610.
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FASHION SHOW:
12th annual luncheon and fashion show from Saks Fifth Avenue benefits ALPHA, A Beginning Inc. 11:30 a.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $65. 822-8190.
TONY JANNUS AWARDS: Reception, banquet, 39th annual award presentation to Sir Freddie Laker, chairman and managing director, Laker Airways (Bahamas) Ltd. Black tie optional. 6:30 p.m. Palm Court Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $100. 821-4069.
CHAMPAGNE WITH PIKASSO: Cross of Lorraine, the American Lung Association Guild, fund-raiser to send asthmatic children to Boggy Creek Gang camp. Participants decorate mugs; supplies provided, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Practically Pikasso, 1900 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (above Outback Steakhouse), $50 and $100. 894-7543.
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BREAKING THE GRASS CEILING:
Women's Council of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce event. 1 p.m. Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. $125. 821-4069.
BARGAIN FLEA MARKET: Annual GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club sale, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Continues Saturday. 823-6429.
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ANOTHER NIGHT IN PARADISE:
Cocktails, dinner and auction. Guild of the Science Center of Pinellas County Inc. 6:30 p.m. TradeWinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $95. 866-6434.
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MINI LUNCHEON, CARD PARTY:
All Children's Hospital Guild Inc. Beach Branch event. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (southeast corner of Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue). $7.50.
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B&G CELEBRITY GOLF AND TENNIS CHALLENGE:
Play with Devil Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and media guests in a benefit for Abilities Foundation. Noon shotgun start; 2 p.m. tennis start. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $150 golf; $50 tennis. 538-7370, ext. 345.
AN EVENING WITH THE AUTHORS: Clearwater Community Woman's Club event benefits Greater Clearwater Library Foundation. 6:30-9 p.m. Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. $12, advance; $15 at door. 394-2229.
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RECOGNITION WALL RECEPTION:
Opening of St. Petersburg Free Clinic Recognition Wall, a mural to acknowledge contributors to the clinic through wills and estate plans. Time to be announced later; no charge. St. Petersburg Free Clinic, 863 Third Ave. N. 821-1200.
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: Wine tasting, hand-painted goblets, accessories and silent auction benefit educational programs for the Arts Center. Wines from Uncorked. 7:30 p.m., art collector's private home. $30. 822-7872.
CASINO ROYALE: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast Guild event features food, dancing, auction, entertainment aboard StarShip dining yacht. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Board at Vinoy Basin (near Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave., NE, St. Petersburg). $80. 576-6424.
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PAWS ON PARADE PET WALK:
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/Nestle-Purina event. 8:30 a.m.-noon. North Shore Park, downtown St. Petersburg. Call 586-3591.
NIGHT OF THE STARS: 33rd annual gala benefits PARC. Dinner, dancing, casino, silent and live auctions. Black tie. Time to be determined. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $150. 345-9111.
YMCA FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FINALE: Jim and Heather Gills YMCA, 3200 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. More details to be announced. 328-9622.
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QUEEN OF HEARTS LUNCHEON:
11:30 a.m. Ballroom, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., by invitation. 525-2075.
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LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW:
St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser for purchase of hospital equipment. Fashions from Stein Mart. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $40. 894-8484.

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November
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LOUISE GRAHAM TRIBUTE:
Inaugural fundraiser for Louise Graham Regeneration Center features music by Fred Johnson. Palladium Theater, 263 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Time, price to be determined.
FURS, BANGLES AND BEADS: 17th annual benefit for Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children and Adults. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and silent auction. Black tie optional. 6:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $75. 866-0202.
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WEEDON ISLAND INTERPRETIVE CENTER RIBBON CUTTING:
Friends of Weedon Island hosts ribbon cutting for Weedon Island Preserve Cultural & Natural History Center. 217-7208.
75TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET: St. Augustine's Episcopal Church celebration. Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, guest speaker. 6 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $50. 864-4719.
FISH HEAD BALL: Ninth annual fundraiser for environmental educational programs at Pier Aquarium. Buffet dinner. Island casual. 8 p.m.-midnight. Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE. $40. 895-7437.
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DARING PAIRING: Benefits Salvador Dali Museum. Chefs from the Hotel Emporda in Figueres, Spain, in collaboration with Mattison's Bistro, offer Catalan menu, Spanish wines. Three-day event ends. Details to be announced. 823-3767.
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SWORD OF HOPE: American Cancer Society group luncheon, general meeting. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 343-9504.
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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY LUNCHEON:
Sponsored by Suncoast Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals. With guest speaker Rabbi Harold Kushner, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Blvd., Tampa. $60. 543-4384.
HOSPICE 25TH ANNIVERSARY: Hospice of Florida Suncoast event. Guest speaker Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of Living a Life that Matters, 7 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, general admission (includes book); $100, VIP (preferred seating, book, author reception). 586-4432.
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THE ART OF WELLNESS:
Women's Council of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce event, 4-7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE. Ticket price to be determined. 821-4069.
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RIBFEST:
Northeast Exchange Club, sponsor; Thomas R. Whiteman Jr., chairman, 896-2727. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg.
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ANGELS AMONG US:
Annual banquet, live and silent auctions benefit Society of St. Vincent De Paul, South Pinellas. 7-10 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $75. 823-2516.
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CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC:
Ninth annual tournament sponsored by Seminole-Largo Branch, All Children's Hospital Guild. Registration is at noon; shotgun start/scramble format, 1 p.m. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair. $100 per golfer (includes cart, lunch, dinner awards banquet, prizes). 480-9049.
BUNGALOW FEST: Fourth annual Historic Kenwood house tour. Noon-5 p.m. Seminole Park, 2900 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Price to be determined.
COMMODORE'S BALL: St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. By invitation.
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VETERANS DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT:
The 16th annual event is sponsored by Pinellas Auxiliary, Children's Home Society of Florida. Shotgun start, lunch, awards banquet, 1 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $150. 576-6424.
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MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST:
Inaugural nondenominational event benefits YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. Guest speaker Lee Roy Selmon, music from area church choirs. 7 a.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. 895-9622.
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VALENTINO AT THE VINOY:
Clothing by Valentino, jewelry by Buccelatti; fashion show, luncheon, silent auction sponsored by the Stuart Society to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts. 10:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.866-6209.
PATRONS PARTY:
For benefactors of Academy Prep, the acclaimed private school for disadvantaged children in St. Petersburg. Details to be determined .
HOLIDAY HOPE:
Sixth annual event benefits ASAP Homeless Services Inc. Cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction. Catering by Carrabba's Italian Grill, music by Buddy Verdi's Band, 6:30-10 p.m., home of Kevin and Angela Harrington (former residence of Gary Sheffield). $65.
BATTLE OF THE BAY CULINARY COMPETITION:
Second annual event to benefit the St. Petersburg Museum of History, based on the TV show Iron Chef. Six chefs have 75 minutes to prepare food using a "secret" ingredient. Live entertainment, food & wine tasting, cash bar, exhibitors, 6-9 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 894-1052, ext. 205.

RONALD McDONALD GOLF CLASSIC: Benefits Ronald McDonald houses in St. Petersburg, Tampa. Noon. Westin Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Continues Saturday. Other details to be determined. (813) 258-6430.
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ART AUCTION:
Paintings, sculpture, photography and children's art auction sponsored by African People's Education and Defense Fund. Wine, cheese, jazz. 7 p.m. St. Petersburg Clay Co., 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 896-4577.
CHUCK LaMAR'S MERCURY GRAND SLAM CELEBRITY FISHING TOURNAMENT: Catch and release tournament for snook, redfish and trout benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association. Continues Sunday. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Other details to be determined. (813) 269-0955.

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GOLDEN BATON AWARD:
Florida Orchestra Guild annual event recognizes outstanding contributions to the orchestra. Brunch, awards ceremony; guest artist, pianist Rich Ridenour. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $40. 866-0925.
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KEEPERS OF THE GATE LUNCHEON: St. Petersburg chapter of Hadassah event benefits breast cancer, gene therapy research. Noon. Private home. $1,000. 367-2706; 866-9032.
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CHRISTMAS SEAL BALL:
10th annual holiday gala for American Lung Association. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction. Black tie, 6:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $150. 347-6133.
WALKATHON: Co-sponsored by All Children's Hospital Guild Inc. Beach Branch, Bay Pines Lutheran Church to benefit All Children's Hospital. Help sponsor students who walk portions of Pinellas Trail. 392-6929.
HOLIDAY GIFT SILENT AUCTION, BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU PARTY: Ninth annual event benefits St. Petersburg Ballet Initiative program, Mirror Lake Ballet Academy. Docent tours, food and drink, 7:30-10 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $10.
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ACADEMY PREP MASKED BALL:
Details to be announced.
ARMCHAIR RACING: 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 528-2270.

December
1
MAKE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event. 1-3 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. $25. 526-3972.
HOLIDAYS ARE FOR SHARING: Show and sale of works by bay area artists, light refreshments. Art show, boutique benefit Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. 6 p.m. Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free. 586-4432.
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WORLD AIDS BREAKFAST:
Public awareness, prayer event sponsored by Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $10. 586-4432.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT: Benefits Tampa Bay Chapter of America Red Cross. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Location to be determined. $50. 898-3111.
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BOLEY ANGELS CHRISTMAS BRUNCH:
Holiday brunch, entertainment benefit Boley Centers for Behavioral Health Care. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $30. 866-0925.
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MRS. SANTA LUNCHEON, STYLE SHOW:
Sponsored by All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch. Luncheon, fashion show features clothing from Chico's at BayWalk, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $35. 595-2898.
LOVE LIGHTS: Arts, crafts, Santa visit, tree lighting, celebration of various faiths, religious readings, caroling, refreshments. 5:30 p.m. St. Anthony's Hospital main entrance, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Open to the community. 825-1086.
VICTORIAN YULE FEAST: The 15th annual madrigal dinner benefits Eckerd College concert choir. Reception, holiday music and entertainment, dinner from Wine Cellar, silent auction. Time to be determined. Through Dec. 7. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $51.50. Reservations required. 864-8297.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS:
SILVER BELLS LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW: 37th annual Silver Bells Luncheon and Fashion Show benefits Florida Suncoast Opera Guild.
A MASQUE FOR AIDS: Masquerade theme benefits AIDS Care Today. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, entertainment, silent auction. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $90. 586-4432.
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HOLIDAY KITCHEN TOUR:
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 526-0140.
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HOLIDAY TOUR:
Tampa Bay Bed & Breakfast Association event benefits Academy Prep Center for Education, Robert Ray Defibrillator Fund. Tour eight B&Bs, sample food from eight bay area restaurants. 4-8 p.m. $8 before Dec. 1; $10 after Dec. 1. 822-8622.
MEMORIES OF HOLIDAYS PAST: Gulf to Bay Chapter, Sweet Adelines International, Largo High School choral department in concert. 3:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. 541-2686.
LOVE LIGHTS A TREE: Sword of Hope, American Cancer Society ceremony honors cancer patients, survivors. Hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction. 5-8 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. 360-1032; 526-4849.
CHRISTMAS AT THE HARRINGTONS': Museum of History Guild benefit at former residence of Gary Sheffield. 6 to 8 p.m. Price to be determined. 894-9394.

HOLIDAY KITCHEN, PATIO TOUR: Fundraiser for Florida Orchestra. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Private homes on Brightwaters Boulevard and in Venetian Isles, St. Petersburg. $10. 526-0140.
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KRINGLE MINGLE:
Florida Orchestra Guild holiday party. Details to be determined.822-6826.
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CROSS OF LORRAINE HOLIDAY TEA:
Benefits American Lung Association of Gulfcoast Florida. 2-4 p.m. For members, prospective members. 2-4 p.m. Location, information: 360-8685.
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INFINITY CHRISTMAS BRUNCH:
For members, prospective members of Infinity, which benefits CASA, Brookwood and Help A Child. 11:45 a.m. Information: 360-8685.
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DEBUTANTE BALL:
Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. By invitation.

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January
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ALL CHILDREN'S GUILD:
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Time, price to be determined.
AN EVENING WITH GATSBY: Benefits Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Black tie. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. By invitation. $175. 586-4432.
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HANDS ACROSS THE BAY:
North Suncoast Associates luncheon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 360-8685.
VINTNER PARTNER RECEPTION: Multicourse meal with wines, guest vintner precedes the Bayfront on Vine fundraiser, $500 per couple. Other details to be determined.
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BAYFRONT ON VINE:
Benefits Bayfront Medical Center Foundation. Vintner partners, $125; all others, $75. Bayfront Medical Plaza, St. Petersburg . Other details to be determined.
40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA: Stuart Society benefit for Museum of Fine Arts. Cocktails, dining, dancing, silent auction. Special exhibit of photographs by Edward Steichen. $175. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 867-3706.

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WOMEN'S BEGINNER CANOE, KAYAK CLINIC:
St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 9 a.m.-noon. $25. 528-2270.
ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 30th anniversary festival. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Continues through Monday. Other details to be determined.
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AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL:
Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Continues through Feb. 2. Other details to be determined. 822-3590.

February
1
ISLAND TREASURES:
All Children's Hospital Guild Evening Branch, grand sponsor Merrill Lynch, hosts 72nd annual Charity Ball. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 821-4258.
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TEA IN THE GARDEN:
Tea, fancy finger foods sponsored by the Stuart Society to benefit Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tuesdays through April 29. 345-2848.
5
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS GUILD FASHION SHOW:
Luncheon, entertainment, fashions by Cache and Lillie Rubin to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $40. 866-0925.
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PREMIER NAPA VALLEY WINE TASTING:
Abilities Foundation benefit features 50 winemakers, signature dishes from acclaimed chefs. 6 p.m. VIP reception; 7 p.m. grand tasting. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 Dale Mabry Highway N, Tampa. $150 for VIP; $100 for grand tasting. 538-7370, ext. 345.
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SUNRISE AWARD LUNCHEON:
Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health event. Noon. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Details to be determined. 327-7656, ext. 241.
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PROMENADE:
11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Details to be determined.

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SURVIVORS FASHION SHOW, LUNCHEON:
Sword of Hope, American Cancer Society event. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 343-9504.
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ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR:
Second annual GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event. 9 a.m.-noon. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 526-4756.
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CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT:
In association with Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Time, price to be determined. 898-7223.

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AFTERNOON OF NOSTALGIA:
All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch luncheon, entertainment featuring old movie themes. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 357-4408.
CHARITY BALL: In association with Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Time, price to be determined. 898-7223.
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OPENING RECEPTION:
The Shape of Color: Joan Miro's Painted Sculpture. 6-8 p.m., Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG GRAND PRIX: Continues through Sunday.
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ST. RAPHAEL'S AUCTION:
Mardi Gras-themed event benefits the church school. Appetizers, dinner, dessert, beer, wine. 6 p.m. St. Raphael's Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $40. 525-6144.
FOR THE LOVE OF ART: Annual gala benefits St. Petersburg College's Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. 6:30 p.m. Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, 25 Belleview Blvd., Clearwater. $150. 341-3302.
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SPRING FASHION SHOW, LUNCHEON:
Luncheon, fashions from Dana Buchman. Infinity event benefits CASA, Brookwood Florida, Help A Child. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 822-7571.
ALL-STAR CELEBRITY AND SPORTS AUCTION: Tampa Bay Devil Rays host 10th annual benefit for Children's Dream Fund. Sports memorabilia, celebrity autographs. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres; dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill. 5:30 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $50. 892-6736.
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DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE GALA:
Details to be determined.
TODAY'S PLEASURES, TOMORROW'S TREASURES: Quilt show sponsored by Suncoast Quilting Circle. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. today; continues 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1. University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus Activity Center, Second Street and Sixth Avenue S. $5. 864-3860.

March
1
ART FESTIVAL & BENEFIT AUCTION:
26th annual event co-sponsored by Seminole-Largo branch, All Children's Hospital Guild and city of Largo features 100 artists, food, live bands, entertainment, children's activities, live auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. Largo Central Park, corner of East Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. $1 admission; free parking. 892-4121.
DESIGNERS SHOWHOUSE: Florida Orchestra Guild fundraiser. Through March 23. 866-0202.
ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TOUR OF HOMES: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 345-3221.
GREAT EXPLORATIONS: Annual guild fundraiser, in private home. 6:30 p.m. $75. 821-8992.
QUEEN OF HEARTS BALL: 45th annual event benefits PARC, A Brighter Day. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, Queen of Hearts presentation. Black tie. 6:30 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $95. 576-6424.
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GOLF TOURNAMENT:
Benefits Tampa Bay Chapter of American Red Cross. 1 p.m. MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. $125. Toll-free 1-877-741-1444, ext. 869.
TRADE IN, TRADE UP: Donate gently used, laundered clothing on hangers for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast resale shops, receive 20 percent discount coupons for each item (limit 20) at Stein Mart stores in Clearwater, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, Seminole. 586-4432.
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MARDI GRAS GALA: Benefits Our Savior Lutheran School. Dinner, music, live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. $25. 5843 Fourth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 344-1026. WOMEN'S BEGINNER GOLF CLINIC: GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event; no equipment necessary. 9 a.m.-noon. $30. Mangrove Bay golf course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 528-2270.
PROGRESSIVE ADVENTURE: Distinctive dining in art collectors' private homes. 6:30 p.m. $150. 822-7872.
DREAM NIGHT XI: Fundraiser for Shorecrest Preparatory School. Casino night gaming tables, dinner, raffle, live and silent auctions. 7 p.m. TradeWinds Island Resort ballroom, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $125. 522-2111, ext. 114.
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ART IN BLOOM:
Celebrates art, gardening, floral arranging. Annual Stuart Society fundraiser benefits the Museum of Fine Arts. Through March 22. 822-9502.
GARDENIA, A GOLDEN ERA: Preview party, cocktail buffet open Art in Bloom. 7 p.m. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. By invitation. $75. 821-9079.
FASHION SHOW, BOUTIQUE: 10th annual event benefits Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Time to be determined. $28, general admission; $38, patron. 586-4432.
ABILITIES WINE TASTING, AUCTION: Abilities Foundation benefit features 300 wines, 45 restaurants. 6 p.m., VIP reception; 7 p.m., grand tasting. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $125, VIP; $70, grand tasting. 538-7370, ext. 345.
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BUDS AND BUDDIES:
Art in Bloom family fun day at Straub Park. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Straub Park and Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 525-1615.
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SPRINGTIME MARKETPLACE, TEA IN THE GARDEN:
1-4 p.m. $15 (includes tea, museum admission). Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 821-9356.
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LUNCHEON, CHINESE AUCTION:
All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch event; lunch by Carrabba's. Time, place to be determined. $15. 392-6929.
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WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS RECEPTION:
Women's Council of St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce event honors awards nominees. Time to be determined. Florida International Museum, 100 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 821-4069.
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ART IN BLOOM GARDEN PARTY LUNCHEON:
Luncheon, program benefit Museum of Fine Arts. 10:30 a.m. Sunset Vinoy Ballroom, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. 823-5140.
WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM: Women's Council of St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Speaker, ticket price to be determined. 821-4069.
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WOMEN'S BEGINNER GOLF TOURNAMENT:
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event. Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay golf course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 895-2506.
ART IN BLOOM GARDEN TOUR: Benefits Museum of Fine Arts. Gardens to be determined. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15. 822-6491.
DALI MUSEUM DINNER: Dine among the permanent collection paintings and works by Joan Miro. Black tie. Time to be determined. Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $1,000 patrons; $175 non-patrons. 823-3767.
SPRING SPA BEACH SPLASH: Fourth annual Pier Aquarium Education Station open house. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Spa Beach, St. Petersburg. Donations accepted. 895-7437.
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GRAND SLAM GALA:
Third annual benefit for Devil Rays' charitable organization, the Rays of Hope Foundation. All Rays team members participate. Silent auction, open bar, dinner, entertainment. 7 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $175. 825-3135.
CANTERBURY SPRING GALA: Hollywood theme dinner, auction benefits Canterbury School of Florida. 7 p.m. $75. Grand ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 521-6201, ext. 39.
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M*A*S*H BASH 2003, R&R IN TOKYO:
Annual gala with military theme benefits Tampa Bay Chapter, American Red Cross. 6:30 p.m.-midnight. A La Carte Pavilion, Tampa. $150. Toll-free, 1-877-741-1444, ext. 869.

April
2
FESTIVAL OF STATES LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW AND CARD PARTY:
Annual Women's Chamber of Commerce event. Noon. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $35. 896-5097.

4
FESTIVAL OF STATES CORONATION BALL:
Sungoddess, Mr./Ms. Sun announced. Dinner, dancing sponsored by Suncoasters of St. Petersburg Inc. Inaugural event of Stand up America: Festival of States 2003, which continues through April 13. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 898-3654.

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LOVE FORE THE HOSPICE:
19th annual golf, tennis tournaments; kids' Olympics; fitness and swim competitions, family events. Benefit for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Time, price to be determined.
CASINO NIGHT: Benefit for Junior League of St. Petersburg. 6 p.m. Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE. $50. 895-5018.

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SPRING BONNET TEA:
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club event. Wearing of hats, gloves encouraged. 2-4 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. 217-4370.
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DAISY AWARD FASHION SHOW, LUNCHEON:
32nd annual Clearwater Community Woman's Club event donates proceeds to a nonprofit organization chosen for outstanding community service. 11 a.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $40. 394-2229.
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STAR POWER:
Pinellas Auxiliary, Children's Home of Florida, fundraiser. Luncheon, fashion show by Georgette's of Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa, silent auction. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. 576-6424.
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POETIC JUSTICE GALA:
Eighth annual benefit for Operation PAR. Dinner, dancing, auction. 6:30-11 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $100. 545-7564.
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CHILDREN AT HEART:
American Heart Association gala. Cocktails, wine tasting, dinner, dancing, silent auction. Black tie. 6:30 p.m. Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $200. (813) 289-6003.
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MINI LUNCHEON, CARD PARTY:
All Children's Hospital Guild. Beach branch event. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (southeast corner of Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue). $7.50. 360-0030.
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INSTALLATION LUNCHEON:
Florida Orchestra Guild installs new officers. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Time, price to be determined. 367-2822.
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MAINSAIL SPONSOR PARTY:
Invitation only; details to be determined.
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28TH ANNUAL MAINSAIL ARTS FESTIVAL:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. North Straub Park, between Beach and Bayshore drives from Second to Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 892-5885.
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INFINITY ANNUAL MEETING, INSTALLATION LUNCHEON:
Infinity benefits CASA, Brookwood Florida, Help a Child, Inc. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Time, price to be determined. 866-1276.
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NEW BEGINNINGS:
Breakfast benefits Resurrection House. 7:30-8:45 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 823-4342.
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FLOCK OF FOOLS:
Second annual Museum of History guild event. Details to be determined.
MEDALLION GALA: Second annual fund-raiser for St. Anthony's Health Care. Black tie. 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. 825-1086
ST. ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON.
WALKABOUT: Neighborly Senior Services fundraiser for Meals on Wheels features food and wine at downtown St. Petersburg restaurants, dessert and champagne finale. 5:30-9 p.m. $50. 456-0222, ext. 277.

May
1
PARC 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER:
Details to be determined.
3:
MAHAFFEY THEATER FOUNDATION GALA:
7 p.m. Details to be determined.
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LUNCHEON, INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS:
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word of Hope, American Cancer Society. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 343-9504.
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STORYBOOK BALL:
Little Mermaid "under the sea" themed gala benefits Ronald McDonald houses in St. Petersburg, Tampa. 6 p.m.-midnight. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $200. (813) 258-6430.
KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT: 15th annual event for children 12 and younger (accompanied by an adult). 8:30 a.m., registration; 9-11 a.m., fishing; 11 a.m.-noon, prizes and trophies awarded. Pier Courtyard (outdoors), 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $1. 895-7437.

June
7
OLD SALTS LADIES FISHING TOURNAMENT:
$45. Time, location to be announced.

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