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Get Away: Just follow the yellow-brick road

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 15, 2005

Tampa Theatre once again blends wine and food with a classic movie theme on Saturday for the "Vineyard of Oz" fundraiser. Besides nibbles from bay area restaurants, the fare includes wines from a variety of vintners, plus Ozlike entertainment. And there's a silent auction.

The festivities start at 6 p.m. Saturday for those with premium tickets. The grand tasting runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tampa Theatre is at 711 Franklin St. Tickets are $50 and $80. 813 894-8981;

For more food fun, check out the Taste of Clearwater on Tuesday. Samples will be available from more than 40 restaurants, including Bascom's Chop House, Mama Fu's Asian House, Island Way Grille, Frenchy's and others. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 at door. (727) 461-0011.

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