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Food and wine events

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 10, 2005

Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival - 5-10 p.m. Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun., Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive and Seventh Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $10 daily, $25 for three-day pass. Kids free. (727) 892-5767.

Abilities festival - 6-9:30 p.m. VIP reception, 7-9:30 p.m. grand tasting, Sat., Tropicana Field, First Avenue and 16th Street S, St. Petersburg. Abilities Wine and Food Festival, with more than 400 wines, food from 40 restaurants and silent auction; $150 advance, $175 at door for VIP tasting or $75 advance, $85 at door for grand tasting; benefits the Abilities Foundation. 727 538-7370, ext. 345, or

Diana exhibit benefit - 6-9 p.m. Tue., Florida International Museum, 100 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Reception and tour of "Diana: A Celebration" with wines, hors d'oeuvres from Salt Rock Grill. $50. Benefits the Abilities Guild, aiding people with disabilities. (727) 595-6180.

Irish fare and festival - Beginning at 11 a.m. March 17, Flanagan's Irish Pub, 465 Main St., Dunedin. St. Patrick's Day celebration with traditional Irish food, beers, Irish entertainment. Free admission. (727) 736-4994.

Best of Tampa Bay - 7-11 p.m. March 19, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Food from area restaurants, wines, beers, open bar, desserts, specialty coffees, entertainment and more. $65 advance, $75 door; benefits the center. 813 229-7827 or

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