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MARY JANE PARK
Published October 7, 2004

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SEPTEMBER

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MEMBERSHIP TEA: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event features the Windsong Quartet of Sweet Adelines International. 1 p.m. 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

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LIGHTING THE WAY: Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services Applauds Community Endeavor Awards dinner. 6 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30. 545-6477 ext 316.

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FALL FASHION SHOW: Benefits ALPHA "A Beginning," features clothing from Saks Fifth Avenue, Tampa. 10:30 a.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $65. 822-8190.

75TH JUBILEE GALA: Benefits St. Paul's Catholic Church, school. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10. 822-3481.

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BAY BASH BALL: Wizard of Oz theme gala benefits Bayfront Health Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $150. 893-6148.

LARC FISH FRY: League to Aid Retarded Children, Nachman's Seafood event benefits Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. Dinner, entertainment, auction. 6 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center. $15 adults; $7.50 children. 530-2412.

MINORITY GALA: 16th annual American Cancer Society Minority Development Committee event. 6 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $40. 867-7702; 823-0247.

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GALA CONCERT: Dick Hyman performs solo concert of American song and jazz improvisation; dedication of Steinway grand piano. 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30. 822-3590; www.palladiumtheater.com

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LUNCHEON, AUCTION: All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch event. 11 a.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 3530 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $20. 344-7661; 367-6667.

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COOKING FOR KIDS: Benefit for Help A Child features entertainment by country music performer Don Ellis. 6-10:30 p.m. Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $75. 864-2684; 439-2703; 544-3900 ext. 179.

FESTIVAL OF STATES FALL SOCIAL: St. Petersburg Festival of States, Suncoasters of St. Petersburg event. 6-8 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club Mezzanine and Terrace, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. Business/cocktail attire; Suncoasters blue jacket and gray slacks or skirt. Reservations received through Sept. 15. 898-3654; festivalofstates@ij.net.

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AWARDS DINNER: Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group event benefits persons cared for through GI, St. Petersburg Free clinics. Dinner, silent auction. 6-10 p.m. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd., Gulfport. $50. 347-8025.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefits Lutheran Church of the Cross. 11:30 a.m. registration, lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start. Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $75. 526-9325.

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A CITY CHAT WITH THE QUEEN OF THE KEYS: Gala concert in two parts, featuring Lillette Jenkins Wisner accompanied by John Lamb, Ken Loomer. Benefits St. Petersburg NAACP endowed scholarships. 7 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $100. 823-2522.

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HERE FOR THE HEROES: Gala benefits Easter Seals, Florida Orchestra. 5 p.m. A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Cocktails, dinner, Florida Orchestra performance. $150. 539-6885.

PINELLAS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CHARITIES GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefits law enforcement memorial educational scholarships, youth sports and educational programs to deter juvenile delinquency, families of law enforcement and correctional officers killed in the line of duty or in need of emergency assistance. 8 a.m. shotgun start, four-person scramble. Lansbrook Golf Club, 4605 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. $75. 532-1722.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GUILD MEMBERSHIP COFFEE: Private home. 576-6424.

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MAKING STRIDES UNTIL MYSTERY SOLVED: Breakfast benefit for Mid Florida Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Guest speaker: Wendy Booker, first person with MS to scale Mount McKinley. 7:30-9 a.m. A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. (813) 889-8303 ext. 201.

TOWN AND GOWN: University of South Florida St. Petersburg group event features performances by regional chancellor Karen White, James Johnson, Kay Lowe. 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N. 553-4842.

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HOSPICE GOLF CLASSIC: Benefits Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Golf tournament, silent auction, cocktail and awards reception. Copperhead Course at Westin Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. 586-4432, ext. 2728.

OCTOBER

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DALI AND MASS CULTURE GALA: Spanish wines, buffet dinner, tour of exhibit. 7-10 p.m. Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $75 members; $100 non-members. 823-3767.

DONOR DINNER: Onstage dinner salutes Florida Orchestra patrons, musicians. 6:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater at the Bayfront Center, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Invitation only. (813) 286-1170, ext. 318.

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BOWSER BALL: Sixth annual benefit for Pinellas Animal Foundation features live entertainment, games, dinner, dancing, silent auction. 6-11 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. $150. 710-7387.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA: Fall family fun festival benefits St. Petersurg Junior Woman's Club charitable projects. 1-7 p.m. St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Free. 341-2201.

WELCOME HOME FAMILY FESTIVAL: Features inflatable and interactive games, activities, health screenings, entertainment, food for people of all ages. Organized by Resurrection House, St. Anthony's Health Care, Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Anthony's Park, 12th Street N between Fifth and Ninth avenues, St. Petersburg. No admission fee. 823-4742.

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RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: Florida Partners in Crisis event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th St. N, Clearwater. 327-7656. ext. 241.

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TEE OFF GOLF SCRAMBLE, TOURNAMENT: 11th annual event benefits Sun Coast Hospital Foundation. 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. $150 includes entry fee, cart lunch, awards dinner. 586-7119.

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ANGELS AFTER DARK: Annual holiday gift mart benefits First United Methodist Church children's ministries, community outreach. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Bank of America Tower, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. 560-4872.

COCKTAIL SOCIAL: Debutante Club of St. Petersburg event for past debs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 528-3999.

END THE MYSTERY: Pinellas chapter, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill awards banquet, musical entertainment, silent auction celebrate Mental Illness Awareness week. 7 p.m. Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $50. 942-8140.

FINE ART AUCTION: Gateway Chamber of Commerce event benefits R'Club Child Care. 6 p.m. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $25, single; $40 per couple. 561-7446; 327-1031.

MEET THE ARTISTS: Pinecrest Place, The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) event, benefits Greater Largo Library building fund. Works of more than 25 artists, food, musical entertainment, silent auction. 6:30-9 p.m. Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. $35. 397-5563.

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ARTISTS MARKET: The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) event features original art, prints. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. Free. 397-5563.

GULFPORT'S 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Live music, children's activities, birthday cake, plus food, beverage and craft vendors. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S. 327-8370; 343-4398.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Walkers raise donations before event. 6 p.m. North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. (813) 963-6461; www.lightthenight.org/sun.

WALK A MILE IN OUR SHOES: Pinellas chapter, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill event. 10 a.m., North Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $15 registration includes T-shirt, refreshments. 942-8140.

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ARTISTS MARKET: The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) event features original art, prints. 1-4 p.m. Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. Free. 397-5563.

AN EVENING IN NEW ORLEANS: Community Benefit Network event features Louisiana cuisine, music by Eric Darius. 6:30-11 p.m. Garden Room, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $150. 322-2777.

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MEMBERSHIP TEA: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event features a musical program. Rescheduled from Sept. 14. 1 p.m. 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

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HUNGER BANQUET: 24th annual event benefits the Petersburg Free Clinic's food bank, pantry and community kitchen programs. Soup and bread supper, speakers, community recognition, nonperishable food collection, live entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Fox Hall, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10 adults; $5 students. 821-1200 ext. 118.

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LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW: St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary event features styles from Dillard's, benefits hospital renovation project. 11 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. 528-8727.

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ACADEMY PREP PICNIC OUTBACK: Appreciation for supporters, students, families. 2 p.m. Site Place to be determined. 322-0800.

CANTERBURY CLASSIC: Seventh annual golf, tennis, dinner and auction benefit Canterbury School of Florida. Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6025 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg. Golf, tennis sign-in, noon. Adult golf, $150; student, $75. Adult tennis, $80; student, $50 (includes lunch, pool side buffet dinner, awards banquet). Dinner only, $30. Children under 12, $15. 521-6201, ext. 39.

DOWNTOWN COURTYARDS TOUR: Walking tour of courtyards benefits hurricane relief fund, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Our Daily Bread. Includes silent auction. 3 p.m. $20 to DNA Courtyard Tour, P.O. Box 1003, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. 550-0096. www.stpetedna.org.

LES FAUVES AFTER HOURS: Gulf Coast Museum of Art young professionals membership group event features works, studio of glass artist Duncan McClellan. Hors d'oeuvres, drink specials. 4-7 p.m. 8917 Maislin Drive, Building F, Tampa. Free. 518-6833 ext. 206.

ST. ANTHONY'S FISHING TOURNAMENT: Second annual event benefits cancer care at St. Anthony's Hospital. Johnny Leverock's Seafood House, 10 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Four anglers permitted per craft. $150 per boat through Sept. 30; $200 afterward. 825-1629.

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SEC ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT: Fund-raiser for Help A Child. Scramble format. 1:30 p.m. Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. $85. 773-8665.

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MINI-LUNCHEON, CARD PARTY: All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, Treasure Island. 367-0030.

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DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS AWARD BANQUET: West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America honors business, community leaders. Proceeds purchase urban Scouting program uniforms, camp scholarships, camping equipment. 6 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $125. 391-3800.

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ELKS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Holiday Isles Elks #1912 event benefits Florida Elks Children's Therapy and Youth Camp. Baypointe Golf Club, 9399 Commodore Drive, Largo. $50 entry fee (accepted through Oct. 9) includes golf, cart, lunch. 393-6742; 398-5672.

MONSTER BASH BALL: Science Center Guild event benefits Discovery Center refurbishment efforts. 6:30-10 p.m. Costume or evening attire. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $90. 397-1065.

STONE CRAB FEST: Benefits Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art educational programming. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Casual. $50. Children under 14 free; hot dogs, hamburgers, art activities available. 712-5222.

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RED RIBBON ROAD TO RECOVERY RUN: Inaugural 5K run, 1-mile fun walk benefit Operation PAR. Run 8 a.m., fun walk 9 a.m. Vinoy Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Entry fee for run, $15 through Oct. 15; $20 thereafter. Entry fee for fun walk, $12 minimum secured through pledges/donations. Family entry fee, $25 minimum secured through pledges/donations. Participants receive T-shirts, prizes. Post-competition events include entertainment, drug alternatives. 545-7564.

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PASSPORT TO MONET: Luncheon, Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show sponsored by Stuart Society, Museum of Fine Arts. Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. 821-9079.

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HIGH TEA: Benefits Cross Of Lorraine, American Lung Association. Noon-2 p.m. A Corner of England, 130 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 939-4740.

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ART OF COLLECTING II: Inaugural session in Arts Center series features panel discussion, "Art and the Business of Art Auctions." 6:30 p.m. $75 (includes dinner). Reservations required. 822-7872.

AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS: Honors Friends of the Sun Coast Hospital Foundation. Hors d'oeuvres, awards ceremony. Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. 586-7119.

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FLEA MARKET, PLANT SALE: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event. Morning coffee, lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Garden Club, 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

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CRAFTART FAIR 2004: Juried indoor-outdoor event features hand-crafted art, demonstrations, food and beverages, benefits Florida Craftsmen educational programs, art scholarships. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. 821-7391; www.floridacraftsmen.net.

FLEA MARKET, PLANT SALE: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event. Morning coffee, lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Garden Club, 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

MASQUERADE GALA: 35th anniversary benefit for Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. 345-9111, ext. 293.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER: Annual 5k non-competitive walk raises money for breast cancer research, creates awareness, honors survivors. Registration, opening ceremonies 8:15 a.m.; walk begins 9 a.m. North Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. 546-9822, ext. 7028.

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CRAFTART FAIR 2004: Juried indoor-outdoor event features hand-crafted art, demonstrations, food and beverages, benefits Florida Craftsmen educational programs, art scholarships. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. 821-7391; www.floridacraftsmen.net.

NOVEMBER

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STEAK & STEAK DINNER: Benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. Business attire. 6:30- p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 546-1032, ext. 17

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YMCA MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: Jim Towey, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, guest speaker. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

BATTLE OF THE BAY: Fourth annual culinary competition among bay area chefs benefits St. Petersburg Museum of History. 6 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. $65. 894-1052, ext. 205.

PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE: Third annual volunteers of America of Florida event benefits Florida veterans housing and outreach programs. Buffet dinner, live entertainment, silent auction. 6-9 p.m. Wyndham Harbour Island Hotel, 725 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. $45. (813) 282-1525 ext. 245.

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ASAP FOR THE HOMELESS BENEFIT: Cocktails, dinner, music, silent auction. Private home. $75. 347-0635.

BROOKWOOD WINE TASTING: Benefits Brookwood, group home for girls victimized by abuse, neglect. 7-10 p.m. The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $75. 822-4789.

A CHOSEN GENERATION: 19th anniversary gala and auction benefit Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County. Black tie optional. 6:30 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 545-8100 ext. 23.

FISH HEAD BALL: 11th annual event benefits Pier Aquarium educational programs. Food from area restaurants, live entertainment. 7-11 p.m. The Regency, 3600 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. $40. 895-7437.

MENORAH MANOR GUILD GALA: Cabaret and casino evening, silent auction. 6:30 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 302-3729.

WINE FEST: Redington Beach Property Owners Association event benefits local scholarship fund. Wine, appetizers, music, silent auction. Dressy casual. $20. 421-0885.

Z-GRAPES WINE TASTING: Zodiac Group of Salvador Dali Museum event. 6:30-7:30 p.m. premier tasting; 7:30-9:30 p.m. grand tasting. Premier tasting $45 members, $55 non-members; grand tasting $25 members, $35 non-members. 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. 823-3767 ext. 3024.

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KETTLE CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sixth annual event sponsored by Bankers Insurance Group benefits Salvation Army of South Pinellas County. 11:30 a.m. lunch, registration; 12:30 p.m. tee time. The Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Blvd., Largo. $850 team sponsorship includes lunch, dinner, golf for four, tee sign. 894-5422.

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COLISEUM 80TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE: Charly Raymond Orchestra and the Apple Blossoms perform A tribute to Harry James and the Andrews Sisters. 1-4 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

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PINELLAS CHILDREN'S HOME AUXILIARY GOLF TOURNAMENT: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. $150 per player. 576-6424.

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ALL THAT JAZZ: Autumn Boys & Girls Club Guild benefit. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 576-6424.

LARC WINE TASTING: League to Aid Retarded Children event benefits Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. 7 p.m. Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $60; $100 per couple. 345-9111.

RIBFEST: Sponsored by Exchange Club of Northeast St. Petersburg. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg waterfront. 528-3828; www.Ribfest.org.

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DENIM AND DIAMONDS GALA: Benefits American Cancer Society. 7 p.m.-midnight. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. $150. 546-9822 ext. 7028.

RIBFEST: Sponsored by Exchange Club of Northeast St. Petersburg. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg waterfront. 528-3828; www.Ribfest.org.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DINNER: Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas benefit dinner, auction support food center, transitional housing. 6 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $80. 823-2516.

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RIBFEST: Sponsored by Exchange Club of Northeast St. Petersburg. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg waterfront. 528-3828; www.Ribfest.org.

CELMA MASTRY OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION DINNER: Several courses from bay area restaurants, wine, martini bar. Private home. $150. 368-0063.

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FESTIVAL OF TREES PREMIERE NIGHT: Opens Festival of Trees, benefits programs of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens. Lighting of more than 125 decorated trees from area artists, businesses and community leaders; silent auction; food from area restaurants. 7-10 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $50. 712-3993; www.treefest.com.

OUT-RED-OUS: All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg Guild luncheon, fashion show, card party. 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 821-2612.

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FESTIVAL OF TREES: Benefits programs of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, UPARC. Decorated trees, gifts, crafts, entertainment. Noon-5 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Adults, $6; adults 62 and older, $5; ages 3-15, $4; ages 2 and under, free. 712-3993; www.treefest.com.

MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION: Honors Tampa Bay Research Institute volunteers. 6 p.m. TBRI, 10900 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. Free. 576-6675, ext. 140.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON: Holiday gift market sponsored by Junior League of St. Petersburg to finance community programs, organizations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Happy Hour shopping 5-8 p.m.; Roman Holiday launch gala 7-11 p.m. Coliseum, 525 Fourth Ave. N. $5; children under 12 free. $50 gala. 895-5018; www.jlstp.org.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: Benefits programs of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, UPARC. Decorated trees, gifts, crafts, entertainment. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Adults, $6; adults 62 and older, $5; ages 3-15, $4; ages 2 and under, free. 712-3993; www.treefest.com.

FURS, BANGLES AND BEADS ON THE BAYOU: Benefits Infinity, support group for CASA, Brookwood, Help A Child. Live music, Cajun dance lessons, silent auction. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Mansion by the Bay, 145 Fourth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $75. 527-2733; 480-9191.

WALK-A-THON: All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch event in conjunction with Bay Pines Lutheran Church. 9 a.m.-noon. 392-6929.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON: Holiday gift market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5; children under 12 free. 895-5018; www.jlstp.org.

FESTIVAL OF TREES SANTA'S BREAKFAST: Benefits programs of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, UPARC. 9-11 a.m. Ballroom, Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $10. Festival continues 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Adults, $6; adults 62 and older, $5; ages 3-15, $4; ages 2 and under, free. 712-3993; www.treefest.com.

ST. PETERSBURG MUSEUM OF HISTORY GRAND REOPENING: Expanded, refurbished museum features new exhibits focusing on grand hotels of the 1920s, neighborhood, local cultural groups. 10 a.m. 335 Second Ave. NE. Free. 894-1052 ext. 205.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON: Holiday gift market. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5; children under 12 free. 895-5018; www.jlstp.org.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: Benefits programs of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, UPARC. Decorated trees, gifts, crafts, entertainment. Noon-5 p.m. Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Adults, $6; adults 62 and older, $5; ages 3-15, $4; ages 2 and under, free. 712-3993; www.treefest.com.

DECEMBER

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MRS. SANTA LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW: All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 392-5089; 360-4637.

ART OF COLLECTING II: Arts Center trip to Art Basel, Miami. Through Dec. 5. Reservation, deposit required. 822-7872.

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VICTORIAN YULE FEAST: 17th annual madrigal dinner presented by Eckerd College Concert Choir, Eckerd Ringers. Fundraiser for choir's spring tour to Italy. Dinner, music, other entertainment. 6:15 p.m. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $65. 864-8222.

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY -- THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL: 1940s theme ball benefits AIDS Service Association Of Pinellas (A.S.A.P.)/For AIDS Care Today (F.A.C.T.) medical co-pay program. Cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, entertainment, silent auction. 6:30 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. $90. 328-3260.

VICTORIAN YULE FEAST: 17th annual madrigal dinner presented by Eckerd College Concert Choir, Eckerd Ringers. Fundraiser for choir's spring tour to Italy. Dinner, music, other entertainment. 6:15 p.m. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $65. 864-8222.

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LUPUS GALA: Benefits Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Florida Chapter. 6:30 p.m. Private Home. $150. 447-7075.

VICTORIAN YULE FEAST: 17th annual madrigal dinner presented by Eckerd College Concert Choir, Eckerd Ringers. Fundraiser for choir's spring tour to Italy. Dinner, music, other entertainment. 6:15 p.m. Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $65. 864-8222.

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HOLIDAY TASTE AND TOUR: Third annual St. Petersburg Area Association of Bed and Breakfast Inn s event features food from area restaurants, self-guided tour of B&Bs, performances by Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. 1-9 p.m. $15. www.spaabbi.com.

KRINGLE MINGLE: Florida Orchestra Guild member-guest holiday party. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Private home. Free. 392-0509.

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CASA PEACE BREAKFAST: Benefits Community Action Stops Abuse, domestic violence victims. Keynote speaker: Denise Brown. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. 895-4912 ext. 114; casa-stpete.org.

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BOLEY ANGELS CHRISTMAS BRUNCH: 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $30.

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BALI BALL: American Lung Association benefit. 6 p.m. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $150 per person; $250 per couple. 347-6133.

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HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES: Seventh annual event features decorated houses in St. Petersburg's historic Old Northeast neighborhood. 3-8 p.m. $15 advance; $20 day of tour.

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HOLIDAY TEA: Benefits Cross of Lorraine, American Lung Association. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Private home. 939-4740.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING: Benefits American Red Cross. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Don CeSar Beach Resort, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $75. 898-3111.

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA HOLIDAY SOCIAL: Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter, AKA Sorority event includes toy drive to benefit area children. $30. Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. 865-0812.

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PRESENTATION BALL: St. Petersburg Debutante Club event. 8 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. By invitation.

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ULTIMO TANGO: Florida Orchestra New Year's Eve gala features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, four-course dinner, performances by orchestra and Southtown Fever Dance Band, fireworks display. 6:30 a.m. $350. (813) 286-1170, ext. 318.

JANUARY

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KEEPERS OF THE GATE: Clearwater, Lylah, North Pinellas, St. Petersburg and Yachad chapters of Hadassah luncheon benefits research in breast cancer, gene therapy. Noon. Private home. $1,000. Reservations required. 367-2706; 866-9032.

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MONET'S LONDON GALA: Stuart Society, Museum of Fine Arts event opens Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames 1859-1914. 6:30 p.m. champagne reception, exhibition viewing at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. dinner, dancing, silent auction in Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $200. 822-7571.

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ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 32nd annual event. Purchase award patrons' reception (minimum $500 advance donation goes to art purchases), 1-4 p.m. Patrons' preview reception for sponsors, benefactors, 6-10 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 347-6136.

INFINITY FASHION SHOW: Benefits support group for CASA, Brookwood, Help A Child, features celebrity models. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 527-2733; 480-9191.

SPLENDORS OF THE NILE: Gala benefits Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Dinner, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions. Black tie. Palm Court Ballroom, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $200.

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ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 32nd annual event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 347-6136.

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ART FESTIVAL BETH-EL: 32nd annual event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Performance, luncheon (reservations required), Avenue of Shops. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 347-6136. EBONY FASHION FAIR: Sponsored by Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, to benefit area charities. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater at the Bayfront Center, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $30. 865-0812.

FEBRUARY

1

TEA IN THE GARDEN: Stuart Society, Museum of Fine Arts event. Continues each Tuesday through April. Membership garden, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 3-4 p.m. 865-0623; 393-1558.

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NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS WINE TASTING: Benefits Abilities Foundation. VIP tasting 6:30; grand tasting 7 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. 538-7370, ext. 319.

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BIG TOP BALL: 74th annual Charity Ball benefits All Children's Hospital. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 347-6288; www.allkids.org.

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ART OF COLLECTING II: Dinner in home of private collector, with visiting master artist. 6:30 p.m. $75. Reservation required. 822-7872.

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POETIC JUSTICE GALA: Operation PAR benefit includes dinner, dance, silent auction featuring goods confiscated goods donated through law enforcement agencies. 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. 545-7564.

SUNRISE AWARDS LUNCHEON: Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health event. Noon. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. 327-7656 ext. 238.

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ALL-STAR CELEBRITY AND SPORTS AUCTION: 12th annual Children's Dream Fund event features dinner, sports celebrities, live and silent auctions. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $75. 896-6390.

FASHION PROMENADE: Women's Service League event recognizes best-groomed men and women in St. Petersburg. Luncheon, fashion show.

TO LIFE AND LIBERATION: Benefits Florida Holocaust Museum. 6:30 p.m. A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $200. 539-6885.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GUILD LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW: A tribute to guild founder Peg Nunn. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. 576-6424.

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BIRDHOUSE AUCTION: Dinner, auction of custom designed birdhouses benefits Family Services. 7-10 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $75. 489-5234.

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QUEEN OF HEARTS BALL: Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S.

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JOY OF LIFE: Bayfront Cancer Care Center Auxiliary event features fashions from Stein Mart. Fourth annual event featuring survivor models. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $45. 360-1032.

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CORK & CANVAS: Benefit for Florida Orchestra features gourmet wine maker dinner, live and silent auctions. Florida Orchestra. Black tie. A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $125. (813) 286-1170.

HAVANA NIGHTS -- THE GREAT PARTY: Benefits Great Explorations. Private home. $100. 821-8992, ext. 212.

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JUKEBOX MAGIC: Annual show, Gulf to Bay Chorus, Sweet Adelines International. 3:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12. 541-7568.

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ART, WINE AUCTION: Benefit for Florida Orchestra features gourmet food, wine reception, live and silent auctions of art, fine wines. $40. (813) 286-1170.

MARCH

4

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS: Benefits Shorecrest Preparatory School. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 522-2111 ext. 114.

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PROGRESSIVE ADVENTURE IV: Arts Center benefit begins with appetizers at The Arts Center, tour of four homes with outstanding art collections, dinner, dessert and music at final destination. $150. Reservations required. 822-7872.

ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TOUR OF HOMES: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. 421-8402; 365-7179.

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CANTERBURY SPRING GALA: Dinner, live and silent auctions benefit Canterbury School of Florida. 7 p.m. TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $75. 521-6201, ext. 39.

FLEA MARKET, PLANT SALE: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event. Morning coffee, lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Garden Club, 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

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ABILITIES WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: VIP tasting 6 p.m.; grand tasting 7 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 538-7370 ext. 319.

ANNIVERSARY DINNER-DANCE: Celebrates Museum of Fine Arts' 40th year, launches Art in Bloom, weeklong event celebrating art, gardening and floral arranging. Marly Room and museum gardens, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 866-0925.

FLEA MARKET, PLANT SALE: Garden Club of St. Petersburg event. Morning coffee, lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Garden Club, 500 Park St. S. 360-5793.

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ART IN BLOOM LUNCHEON: Annual fundraiser benefits Museum of Fine Arts. Marly Room and gardens, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 823-6276.

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SPRING MARKETPLACE: Food, displays, entertainment, lectures, objects for sale. Marly Room and Garden, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 898-3382; 821-9356.

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BARON GALA: Benefit for St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Dinner, live and silent auctions. 6:30-11 p.m. St. Petersburg Catholic High School, 6333 Ninth Ave. N. $60. 458-2715.

GARDEN TOUR: Tour of private gardens in St. Petersburg. 525-1615.

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LUNCHEON, CARD PARTY: St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary event. Sunset Vinoy Ballroom, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $25. 520-0286; 343-9504.

APRIL

1

CORONATION PAGEANT, BALL: Suncoasters of St. Petersburg event opens Festival of States. Coliseum. 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $100. 898-3654.

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DEBUTANTE COTILLION: Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority event. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 865-0812.

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LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW, CARD PARTY: Women's Chamber of Commerce of St. Petersburg annual Festival of States event. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $40. 896-5097.

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GREAT CHEFS OF TAMPA BAY: Seventh annual Family Resources benefit features Italian-style village of work by bay area artists, Family Resources' Youth Arts Corps; food by local dignitaries, celebrity chefs; entertainment. 6-9:30 p.m. Private home. $125. 550-4000.

STARS GALA: 15th annual event benefits Sun Coast Hospital Foundation. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 586-7119.

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MINI-LUNCHEON, CARD PARTY: All Children's Hospital Guild, Beach Branch event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. 367-0030.

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A NIGHT WITH THE SWEET POTATO QUEEN: Benefit for St. Petersburg Free Clinic features Jill Conner Browne. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 894-7543.

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ROCK ROLL AND REMEMBER: Benefits Help A Child. 8 p.m.-midnight. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 544-3900 ext. 179.

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CASA AMIGAS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefits victims of domestic abuse. Four-person handicapped scramble. Noon registration. 895-4912 ext. 114; casa-stpete.org.

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BOLEY ANGELS MEMBERSHIP WINE AND CHEESE PARTY: 5-7 p.m. Private home. 864-4848.

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MEDALLION GALA: Fourth annual benefit for cancer care at St. Anthony's Health Care. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. Black tie. 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. 825-1629.

ELIZABETH TOURTELOT MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefits Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health. Lunch, awards dinner, tournament games, prizes, gifts, raffle, silent auction. 1 p.m. St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way. $150 per golfer; $1,000 foursome with advertisement at hole. 327-7656 ext. 238.

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SALUTE TO PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS: 13th annual St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary lunch, awards program. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. $35. 528-8727.

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PUPPY LOVE: Third annual event benefits Pet Pal Rescue shelter, emergency medical funds. High Roller Hounds Night games, hors d'oeuvres, silent, live auctions. 6:30 p.m. Sun Pavilion, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $50. 576-4867.

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CASINO NIGHT: League to Aid Retarded Children (LARC) event benefits Pinellas Association for Retarded Children (PARC). Casino games, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, live and silent auctions. 6:30 p.m. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. $35 per person; $60 per couple. 546-2515; 415-1476.

MAY

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ART OF COLLECTING II: Arts Center event features master sculptor in his studio, dinner outdoors. 6:30 p.m. $75. 822-7872.

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MOZART, MOTOWN & MORE: Benefit for Florida Orchestra youth, education activities features dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, performance by Mary Wilson. A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $125. (813) 286-1170, ext. 318.

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ARTS CENTER TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Tour estates, gardens of wealthy industrialists, entrepreneurs. Through May 22. Reservation, deposit required. 822-7872.

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WINE & DESSERT SOCIAL: Second annual benefit for Pregnancy Plus Medical Center includes silent auction. 7-10 p.m. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center St. Petersburg, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. $25. 550-4236.

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