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By Compiled by KATHLEEN LANG

© St. Petersburg Times, published July 28, 2000

Things to do

Allon Sams and Friends, Monique and Company and Eric Darius dive into the Splash Music Series from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. The cost is $5, free for members. Free Grolsch Premier Lager samples (while supplies last). Call (813) 273-4000.

Lace up your jogging shoes and run for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today at Pop Stansell Park, Eighth Street and Alt. 19, Palm Harbor. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. for the 5K ($15), 7:45 p.m. for the 1-mile run/walk ($10). Call (813) 286-0266.

Concerts in the Park continue with classic rock tunes by Ozona from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today at Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater. Bring your own cooler or buy food and drinks from concession stands. Free. Call (727) 562-4800.

Polish off your 40 hours at the Work Week "Wine Down" from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Grand Cru Wine Cellar, 11724 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The weekly series offers a sampling of wines, beers and snacks. Cost is $10, which includes a $5 coupon toward a wine purchase. No reservations required. Call (813) 269-8463.

You don't have to create a Little Shop of Horrors when adding unique plants to your garden. At 10 a.m. today, get a few tips from Mollie Howell, a specialist at growing "weird and unusual" plants, when she presents a program at the horticulture meeting of Clearwater Garden Club at 405 Seminole St. (corner of N Fort Harrison), Clearwater. She'll show some of her plants and offer others for purchase. Grow and Share follows talk, with distribution of cuttings and plants from members' gardens. Call (727) 442-8428 or (727) 449-9411.

Things to view

Learn more about the early TV personality who was abandoned in an orphanage in Saskatchewan tonight on A&E Biography's Art Linkletter: Made for TV. 8 p.m.

From Broadway Studios in San Francisco, the Disney Channel airs a 2 Hour Tour: Savage Garden, with Australian pop stars Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones. 7:30 p.m.

Wacky neighbors, an indifferent student baby-sitter "with a penchant for bad boys" and other interesting characters comprise the WB's new animated comedy series Baby Blues. Voices include Joel Murray and Julia Sweeney. A second episode follows. 8 p.m.

- Compiled by Times staff writer Kathleen Lang. She can be reached at lang@sptimes.com.

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