By Times Staff Writer
Published October 21, 2007
Puerto Rican Patron Saints Festival: noon-9 p.m., England Brothers Band Shell, Town Square Plaza Park, 5121 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Call (813) 949-2048 or visit www.puertoricoculturalparade.com.
Connect for a cause: An evening of casual, professional networking, gourmet food, cash bar and live auction, 8 p.m., A Taste For Wine, 241 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit Johanna Krynytsky, owner of Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio, who is battling breast cancer without health insurance. $20. Call 543-4087.
Energy and the Environment: Carol Browner, former secretary of Florida's Department of Environmental Regulation, talks about the environmental challenges of the 21st century, 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater. Free. Call 873-4885 or go towww.stpt.usf.edu/energy.
Celebrate the Season Holiday Market: Gift market with new merchants from all over the country, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Free. For information check out the Junior League's Web site at www.jlstp.org or call 892-5202.
Oktoberfest with Rock & Brews: Authentic German oompah bands, food, and a Bier Garden, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Vinoy Park, Fifth Avenue NE at North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. $5 advance tickets at Albertson's with proof of purchase, $10 at Ticketmaster, $20 at gate. Call 579-2026.
Fire station open house: Celebrate 100 years of Fire and Rescue, meet firefighters, see the trucks up close and ring the 100-year-old bell. 9 a.m.-noon, Ponce De Leon Station No. 10, 2800 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 893-7218.
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