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    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001

    THE HIGHWAYMEN EXHIBIT: Celebrate Black History Month by attending the Highwaymen Artists Gathering at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History Saturday afternoon. Bring a lawn chair, sit for awhile and listen to the story of the self-taught black Florida artists whose work is sought-after by collectors. Five Highwaymen -- James Gibson, Hezakiah Baker, Mary Ann Carroll, Robert Butler and Rodney Demps -- will be there to talk about their art and inspirations. Expert Jim Fitch also will be on hand to discuss the merits of Highwaymen art. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 329 Bayshore Blvd. S., Safety Harbor. Admission is $5 at the door. Drinks provided. For information, call (727) 726-1668.

    FASHION SHOW AND SALE: Consignment boutique Denise's Pieces will let the good times roll Sunday at a special show and sale with a Mardis Gras theme. The event at Clearwater's Harborview Center will benefit the American Diabetes Association, and will feature hors d'oeuvres and shopping (2 p.m.), a fashion show (3 p.m.) and door prizes. On hand to sign autographs will be World Championship Wrestling veteran Al "The Dog" Green. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. They can be purchased at Denise's Pieces locations, 4100 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, and 1238 S Highland Ave., Clearwater. Harborview Center is at 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. For information, call (727) 538-2972 or (813) 885-5007.

    ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIR: Fans of the PBS show Antiques Roadshow will like this. The Kiwanis Club of the Palm Harbor Area and the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center will host the second annual Antique Appraisal Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Six experienced antique dealers will carefully assess the value of your old glass items, toys, furniture, collectibles, porcelain, art, pottery and silver (no jewelry, guns or military items, please). A $5 donation is requested for each item appraised. The proceeds will benefit the Palm Harbor Senior activity center, and Kiwanis Club young children's programs. For information, call (727) 771-6000.

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