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Get Out!

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 3, 2008


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3 Today

Fort De Soto Park nature walk: Come and enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a free one-hour walk that's great for the family, 10 a.m., 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. Registration required. Call 582-2267.

4 Monday

What is it worth? Bring your art, antiques and questions to art historian, museum curator and certified art and antiques appraiser Dr. Lori, 1 p.m., St. Petersburg Main Branch Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. First item free; $20 each additional item. Anyone wishing to get an appraisal must get a number before 1 p.m. Call 893-7724.

5 Tuesday

Faith, scholarship, service: Travel back to 1954 to meet Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, 7 p.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Portrayed by Chautauqua performer and scholar Ersula Odom. Free. Call 394-6921.

Robert Bazell speaks: NBC's chief science correspondent discusses science reporting and the public's understanding of science, 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater. The presentation is also the keynote address for the Science and the Media Conference, which helps scientists and journalists communicate more effectively with each other and with the public. Free. Call 873-4088 or 892-5767.

8 Friday

Bear-dogs, terror birds and mammoths: Extinct fossil vertebrates of Florida Program, 7 p.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Dr. Bruce J. MacFadden, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the University of Florida, talks about fascinating mammals that once lived in Florida. This is best for adults but suitable for ages 12 and up. Free. Call 453-6500 to register.

An evening with Dougie MacLean: One of Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriters performs at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St.Petersburg. He has built an international reputation and has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Glas-gow's Royal Concert Hall and London's Festival Theatre. $20 advance, $25 day of show; 822-3590.

9 Saturday

Take a walk on the art side: Jump the free shuttle and explore galleries throughout downtown St. Petersburg, 5-10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of visual art and discounts at restaurants with Dine-A-Round. A map and flier of participating galleries and restaurants with their specials is available from the bus driver. Participant must get the flier validated at a participating gallery to get restaurant discounts. Call 821-6767 or check the Web at www.stpetearts.org or www.loopertrolley.com.

Historic walking tour: Visit buildings that tell the history of St. Petersburg, 10 a.m.-noon, beginning at the Detroit Hotel on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street. $5 donation benefits St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. Call 824-7802.

[Last modified February 4, 2008, 17:50:29]


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