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A Salute in song, dance, solemn observance

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 4, 2007


To honor veterans: Third annual commemoration day begins at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Guest speaker is Col. Charlie Price, with presentations by Mayor Bill Mischler and city officials. Entertainment includes classical music and dance, soloists and a multimedia presentation. Retired military vehicles will be on display. Free. Call 547-4820.

1940s USO swing dance: Featuring the music of the 18-piece Ten O'Clock Big Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. World War II era vehicles will be on display. Period civilian or military attire is encouraged. Swing dance lessons begin at 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 day of event include dance lesson. Call 893-1070.

'America Remembers:' A musical Veterans Day salute by the St. Petersburg College Concert Chorus and the Madrigalians is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Faculty soprano soloist Linda Switzer will perform patriotic favorites. Free, but donations accepted. Call 341-4301.

Bay Pines VA observance: Parade at 10 a.m. followed by a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 with local and military dignitaries speaking and patriotic music in the courtyard between Buildings 2 and 37. Follow signs to parking, where a shuttle awaits. Call 398-6661 and ask for volunteer services.

[Last modified November 3, 2007, 22:22:42]

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