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    By EILEEN SCHULTE

    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 6, 2001


    STAMP SHOW: The Clearwater Stamp Club invites anyone who sees art where others see a simple postage sticker to the Baypex Stamp Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The show will feature 22 dealers, a special show cachet (a seal or stamp on an official letter or document), a show by the U.S. Postal Service, 40 exhibits, door prizes and free stamps for children. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 539-8643.

    BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: The ninth annual Indian Rocks Beach Beauty and the Beach celebration will begin with a "Gulfside Gallop" 5K and one-mile beach run at 8 a.m. Saturday, with registration at Indian Rocks Beach County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd., 1 mile north of Walsingham Road, and 1 mile south of Belleair Causeway ($15 per person). The post-race portion of the day, which will last from 11 a.m. to sunset, is full of fun activities, including a pancake breakfast at the art center from 7 to 11 a.m. ($3.50 per person), Taste of Indian Rocks Beach featuring food from Crabby Bill's and Keegan's restaurants and others), live music by two different bands, Rent Money and Air Play, a Miss Beauty and the Beach contest for girls 6-12 beginning at 1:30 p.m., a Spring Fling art show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kolb Park, a bake sale at the art center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a book sale at the city auditorium. For information, call (727) 517-0404.

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