Social scene

By MARY JANE PARK, Times Staff Writer
Published January 27, 2008

St. Petersburg

Celma Mastry award lauds volunteerism

Members of the family of the late Celma Mastry will present the inaugural award of excellence for volunteerism at a Thursday Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation breakfast at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. The event starts at 7 a.m. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. Information: 692-9035.

Brophy's Bash helps kids with diabetes

The first Brophy's Bash to Beat Juvenile Diabetes will feature music, an art walk, food and drinks Saturday at Brophy's Bistro, 1353 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Hours for the fundraiser, which benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be 7 p.m. to midnight. Information: 824-0700, 488-5447 or 235-3310.

Chili cookoff raises money for hospice

The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary, presents its fourth annual chili cookoff on Saturday to benefit the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and the Historic Woman's Club Building Restoration Fund. 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Tickets: $20. Info: 551-0809.

77th Charity Ball will be 'Hot! Hot! Hot!'

"Hot! Hot! Hot!" is the theme of the 77th annual Charity Ball presented by the All Children's Hospital Guild Evening Branch. The black-tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 502 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets: $300. Info: 866-8666.

Fundraiser to benefit Big Bayou Coalition

A fundraiser for the Big Bayou Coalition will feature live music, food and drink, and a play reading beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Studio@620 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets: $30 cash or check. Information and reservations: 896-2426.

Fashion show, lunch is Feb. 5 at yacht club

Infinity, a nonprofit that supports Help A Child, Brookwood Florida-Central and Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), plans a Mardi Gras fashion show and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Tickets: $50. Information: 822-2571; 894-6088.