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By Times Staff Writer
Published November 4, 2007
Bicycle Bash by the Bay: Bike rides, swap meet, outdoor gear demonstrations, bike rodeo, bike dealers, agencies and clubs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive and Seventh Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 813 468-0064 or see www.bicyclebash.com.
'We Love America': The Suncoast Singers perform everything from Broadway to blues, country to rap, 3:30 p.m., Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $16 at the door. Call 822-3590.
Container gardening: 2 p.m., Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N. Free. Register in advance at 541-0719.
Coffee With a Curator: Peter Tush speaks on "Dalinian Ratios: a Mathematical Look at Dali's Art," 9:45 a.m., Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Explores Dali's fascination with math and how he uses it in his work. Free with museum admission. Call 823-3767.
Come Blow Your Horn: Gulfport Community Players present the Neil Simon favorite, 8 p.m., Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. Plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18. $15. Call 893-1070.
Party with Rays: Celebrate A New Beginning With the Rays, 4-8 p.m., North Straub Park, 398 Fifth Ave NE, St. Petersburg. Features interactive games, fashion show featuring the Rays players modeling the new uniforms, and a special performance by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 8 p.m. Free. www.raysofchange.com.
The Cost of Green: Community forum on residential fertilizer use moderated by Bobbie O'Brien of WUSF-FM, 4:30 p.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. To reserve a spot, call 893-2765 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Family cooking: Pinellas County Extension staffers show how parents and children cooking together can be rewarding and delicious, 6:30-8 p.m., Gills YMCA, 3200 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. First in a series of five classes on Fridays. Free. Registration required. Call 582-2122.
School auction: Annual gift auction, 6 p.m. (preview at 5:30 p.m.), Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center, 6000 70th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Includes merchandise and gift certificates from many area restaurants and businesses, homemade desserts, crafts, artwork and tickets to area attractions. Proceeds benefit the school. Call 547-7850.
Ribfest: It's time again for ribs from restaurants throughout the nation and nonstop entertainment with gates opening at 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, Fifth Avenue NE at North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Cost for adults is $10 advance, $15 at the gate; free for children 12 and under. Call 342-5675 or 528-3828 or check the Web at www.ribfest.org.
African-American health forum: Community forum, health screenings and activities, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center, 1344 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Also breast cancer awareness walk at 6:30 a.m. Free. Call 821-6701.
Car show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Caruth Health Education Center parking lot, 66th Street and Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park. Program includes food, music, and health and safety events. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Entry fee is $10, or $12 on the day of the event. Spectator admission is free. Trophies awarded. Call 341-3621 or 341- 3789.
Create a living wreath:11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. A living wreath can spend most of its time as a table ornament, and once established, can be hung on a doorway. $45 includes instruction and totem supplies, excludes selected plants. Register in advance: 551-3102.
Reptile Review: Learn about snakes, turtles, alligators, lizards and tortoises, 10 a.m., Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole. Includes slides and handling of red rat snakes Lucy and Cleo. Free. Reservations required: 588-4882.
Walking tour of downtown: Visits historic buildings that tell the history of St. Petersburg, 10 a.m.-noon, beginning at the Detroit Hotel, Central Avenue at Second Street. $5. 824-7802 or stpetepreservation.org.
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Faure Requiem, conducted by Stefan Sanderling, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $21-$56. Call 892-5767.
A Bottom on Top: Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer has an all-new show, 8 p.m., Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Adults only. $21.50 and $26.50. 822-3590.
Band concert:Masonic Band of St. Petersburg presents a free concert, 4 p.m., Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Call 584-1391.
'Hometown USA Musical': The Sunsation Show Chorus performs show tunes about cities from San Francisco to New York, 3 p.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. $15 or $30 for three shows. Call 530-7190 or 541-4501.
H.M.S. Pinafore:The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players perform, 2 p.m., Mahaffey Theater. $35-$55. 892-5767 or www.nygasp.org.
Attention, holiday shoppers
Three days of deals: The largest rummage sale in the St. Petersburg area with light lunch and pastries available, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Parish Center, 7851 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Call 488-6667.
Unusual ornaments: Make that Christmas tree shine with ornaments created by artists from across Florida, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Artspace, 10 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. $5 each, with proceeds benefiting Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Call 418-8887 or check the Web at www.artspaceartists.com.
Craft fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Norwood Community Church, 1818 29th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit the women's ministry. Call 581-1752.
Holiday bazaar: Crafters and quilters present the 22nd annual event, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Giles Manor, 5041 82nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Includes afghans, seasonal items, ornaments, jewelry, pillows and crocheted items. Also raffle and door prizes. Call 544-0308.
Rummaging in Gulfport: Residents of Gulfport set up shop and sell their unneeded treasures 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at homes throughout the city with tables also set up at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Brochures with a map of participating homes available at all city facilities. Call 893-1118.
Gallery walk: Explore art in a leisurely walk through downtown St. Petersburg's galleries, 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Meet artists and start your holiday shopping. Call 821-6767 or check www.stpetearts.org for participating galleries.
Roser Park Festival: Fourth annual event of arts and entertainment,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Roser Park Drive along the banks of Booker Creek in downtown St. Petersburg. Includes an art auction, tour of gardens, fine arts and crafts, live jazz, drawings and greyhound senior adoption. Free. Call (352) 344-0657.
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