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Digest

Get out!

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 19, 2007


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19 Today

Spyro Gyra: Grammy-nominated jazz fusion band performs, 8 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tour follows the release of the new album Good To Go-Go in June. $35 VIP; $33 advance; $35 day of show. Call 587-6793.

'Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads': The Alley Cat Players present a performance event based on the work of Marianne Moore, 2 p.m., Main Library Auditorium. Includes a video art show. Free. Call 893-7724.

20 Monday

Confessions of a broker: Financial adviser Candice Looney explains what brokers do and how this can benefit investors, 7 p.m., Jenkins Community Wing, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. Call 587-6740.

21 Tuesday

Pipe organ concert: Organist Robert Perkins performs show tunes and music from the 1920s to 1950s, 11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. Bring lunch and enjoy the music. Free. Call 546-0564 or 541-0770.

22 Wednesday

St. Pete Film Movement: New film series showing award-winning independent and foreign films from 25 countries and six continents, 8 p.m., Studio@620 620 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. This showing features a short animated documentary, Backseat Bingo, about the romantic lives of senior citizens, followed by the feature film Something Like Happiness, a funny, tender drama. $5. Call 895-6620.

23 Thursday

Transcendental meditation: Scientific research and health benefits of meditation, 6:15 p.m., South Branch Public Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive, St. Petersburg. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call 526-9233; e-mail life_is_bliss_now @yahoo.com

24 Friday

Friday Night Films: Hollywood's take on the violent destruction of Rosewood, Fla., in 1923 in the movie Rosewood, 7 p.m., Uhuru Solidarity Center, 541 16th St. N., St. Petersburg. Free. Call 824-5685.

S'Real Friday: The Treble Clefts bring back the big band swing era with compositions by Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra, 5-8 p.m., Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Enjoy music, art, food and spirits while touring the exhibition.. Free with museum admission. Half-price admission after 5 p.m. Call 823-3767.

'A Florida Pioneer': Rebecca Weiss gives an informal talk and slide show on her book, A Florida Pioneer, at a wine and cheese lecture, 7 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, on the Pier approach. Her book follows her great-grandfather's brother, Josef Henschen, as he helped establish the city of St. Petersburg. $10, includes snacks. Call for reservations 894-1052, ext. 200.

25 Saturday

Fire station open house: Celebration of Fire and Rescue's 100th anniversary, 9 a.m. to noon, Lake Maggiore Station No. 8, 4701 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg. Meet your local firefighters, get a close look at the trucks, take a tour of the station and ring the 100-year-old bell. Free. Call 893-7218.

All about bromeliads: Dave Johnston presents tips on how to grow a wide variety of terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads, 11:30 a.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with admission, $8; $6 for seniors 55-plus; and $4 for children 2-11. Call 551-3100.

Scholarship gala: Semiformal dinner-dance to fund scholarship programs for Florida A&M University, 7-11 p.m., St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way S. $30. For more information and reservations, visit www.stpeterattlers.com or call 410-3294.

Global warming program: A live presentation of the slide show from Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth that's changing America's mind, 11 a.m., Saturday, Pinellas Park Public Library. Jane Maxwell presents a program on the planetary emergency and what we can do about it. Free. For more information, e-mail jmax905475@aol.com To register, call 541-0719 or sign up at the reference desk.

[Last modified August 18, 2007, 22:39:39]


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