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The week ahead

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001


TODAY

BOOK SALE: Used books, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Wilsey Auto on Ninth Street and 30th Avenue N, St. Petersburg. The sale benefits the Rolling Readers program, which gives new books to children in low-income families. Call 402-7323.

HOOPS: The Tampa Bay Thunder Dawgs play the Memphis Houn'Dawgs, 3 p.m. in Bayfront Center, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $6-$50. Call Bayfront box office at 892-5767 or the Thunder Dawgs at 823-4667.

"ARE YOU MY MOTHER": ArtsPower children's theater performs a new musical at 3 p.m. in Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Based on the P.D. Eastman classic about a baby bird looking for its mother. $8-$12. Call 892-5767 or check the Web site at http://www.stpete.org/mahaffey.htm.

TUESDAY

WILDFLOWER WALK: Boyd Hill Nature Park, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 3-4:30 p.m. Park ranger leads and identifies the plants. Free. Call 893-7326.

SWING DANCE DEMO: discussion and demonstration on the history of dances from the swing era, 1:30 p.m. in the Princess Martha hotel, 411 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Refreshments. Free. Call to reserve, 894-6788.

THURSDAY

JAZZ LEGENDS: Pianists Billy Taylor and Ramsey Lewis, 8 p.m. in Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater. $34-$40. Call 892-5767.

SPANISH DOCUMENTARIES: Joris Iven's The Spanish Earth (1937) and Luis Bunuel's Land Without Bread (1932), 6 p.m. in the Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Iven's film focuses on the village of Fuenteduena and the drastic land reform that followed the Spanish Civil War. Commentary by Ernest Hemingway. Bunuel's only documentary examines the everyday lives of indigent peasants in the northern village of Las Hurdes. Free with museum admission (half price after 5 p.m.). Call 823-3767 or check the Web site at www.salvadordalimuseum.org.

FRIDAY

COFFEE CONCERT: Thomas Wilkins conducts the Florida Orchestra, with five French horn players as featured artists, 11 a.m. in the Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater. $17-$26. Call 892-5767.

SATURDAY

BIRD WALK: See hawks, osprey and songbirds on a morning stroll through Boyd Hill Nature Park, 8-9:30 a.m. Free. Meet at Gate 4. Call 893-7326.

PARK PROMENADE: St. Petersburg Preservation presents a new walking tour highlighting more than 25 historic downtown structures at 10 a.m. beginning at the Williams Park fountain at First Avenue N and Fourth Street. A guide will discuss life in early St. Petersburg and the architecture of significant structures. $3. Call 824-7802.

TOUCH TANK: The Pier Aquarium, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, sets up a hands-on experience from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations appreciated. Call 895-7437.

MAMMOTH FLEA: The 10th annual Giant Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place (behind Walgreens). Free admission; refreshments available to purchase. Proceeds used for park and city beautification projects. Call 367-1282.

APPRAISAL FORUM: Five experts donate their time from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, on The Pier approach. Evaluations are available for paintings, sculptures and prints, American and European china, porcelain, glassware, jewelry, books, antique weaponry, dolls, toys, furniture, silver, enamels, kitsch, antiques and collectibles. The fee of $5 per item will be used for exhibits and educational programs. Call 894-1052 or check the Web site http://www.museumofhistoryonline.org.

WHITE ELEPHANT SALE: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mobel Americana, 7201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Call 526-7027.

HARMONIES: The Suncoast Chorus, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater. $8-$15. Call 892-5767.

PHOENIX CHAMBER SOCIETY: This chamber concert presented by members of the Florida Orchestra and friends is performed at 3 p.m. in the Salvador Dali Museum. Includes works by Dvorak and Brahms. $10 at the door. Call 823-3767.

GROWING HERBS IN FLORIDA: Marion Marsh, 11:30 a.m. in the Oak Pavilion of Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Plants for sale. Presentation free with park admission. Call 551-3100.

FROGS AND TOADS: Sue Maxemow, from the Science Center, brings some friends to meet in a hands-on presentation, 11:30 a.m. in the amphitheater of Sunken Gardens. Free with park admission. Call 551-3100.

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