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The week ahead

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published June 24, 2001


TODAY

SHIFTING SANDS CONCERT AND WORKSHOP: A brown bag dinner (bring your dinner) workshop is presented at 5 p.m. by Mindy Simmons, followed at 6:30 p.m. by Joshua Creek and Amanda Gerttula in concert in the fellowship hall of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 2612 12th St. N, St. Petersburg. Simmons, a professional musician for more than 20 years, speaks on "Stage Presence." $5 workshop only, $5-$8 concert or $10 both. Call 895-2316.

YOUTHCUE 2001: The Great Southeast Festival of Youth Choirs Grand Concert, with more than 250 teen vocalists representing five states (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas), performs 12 selected works at 6:30 p.m. in the Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Accompanied by a professional orchestra, the performance will be recorded for release on CD. Free. Call 576-5508 ext. 209 or the box office at 892-5767.

TUESDAY

HISTORY UP CLOSE: Florida International Museum slide presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the Princess Martha, 411 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The tense moments when America realized the threat of nuclear war as President Kennedy addressed the nation. Free. Reservations requested. Call 894-6788.

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

FRIDAY

LASER LIGHT SPECTACULAR: Dancing laser beams in rainbow colors accompany the music of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. in the Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater. The Laser Spectacular, known as "The World's Largest Touring Laser Show," is a $500,000 production firing red, green, yellow and blue laser images over the crowd accompanied by computer-generated graphics and animation synchronized to the music. $20-$24. Call 892-5767.

DANCES FROM THE MOTHERLAND: The Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet Company performs song, dance, folklore and rhythms of West Africa, 2 and 8 p.m. in the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 822-3590.

SATURDAY

SHARKS AND RAYS: Explore the world of two of our interesting nautical neighbors, 10 a.m. in the Pier Aquarium, second floor, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Donations appreciated. Call 895-7437.

FOCUS ON THE RED PLANET: The Science Center, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, invites the public to view Mars, beginning at 9 p.m. In addition to the 16-inch Meade telescope in the Carol Samuels Observatory, the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club members bring their telescopes and answer questions. Planetarium presentations at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. ($1), laser shows at 8 and 9 p.m. ($2), a space maze for the kids, and live music in the center's 16th-century Indian Village. Free. Call 384-0027.

STORYTELLING ADVENTURES: Join professional storytellers LilliStarr and StoreeBrooke for a story concert at 10 a.m. in the Pinellas Room of Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. "Imagination, Ingenuity and Invention" features turn of the century stories highlighting the human side of the revolutionary developments in science and technology from 1860 to 1914. $5. Call 823-9131 or 347-2100.

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