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TOUR OF PALMS: Guided tour of 83 species of palms and cycads (species identified by individual signs), 3:30 p.m., Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum at North Shore Park, 10th Avenue and North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 321-7998 for information or to arrange a group tour.
SUNDAY GOES POP: With host Paul Wilson. 3 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. A sentimental journey recalling Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, USO Shows, Glenn Miller, Sinatra and more. Refreshments at 2 p.m. $8 to $9.50. Call 587-6793.
ART FOR ALL: The city of St. Petersburg dedicates the Millennium Gateway public art project at 5:30 p.m. along the BayWalk promenade, Second Avenue N between First and Second streets. Two grand spires topped by gold leaf pelicans were created by metalsmith Alex Klahm in his St. Petersburg studio as a celebratory welcome to the city. A family celebration follows at 6 p.m. in the BayWalk courtyard. Help create a mural under the direction of the Art Center's staff. Free. Call 551-3250.
LIBRARY GROUNDBREAKING: A ceremony for the new South Branch Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. The new facility will more than double the size of the library that adjoins Boyd Hill Nature Center. Refreshments served. The library is scheduled for completion in fall of 2002. Free. Call 551-3364.
FIVE-STAR BRASS: A brass quintet of faculty members from the University of Tampa music department performs at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. Diverse repertoire from Renaissance to ragtime and baroque to Broadway. Free. Call 341-4360.
EXHIBITION VIDEO: Expanding Universe of Sculpture, Tuesday through Oct. 7 at the Gulfcoast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 518-6833 or check the Web site at www.gulfcoastmuseum.org.
CONSUMER ISSUES: Victoria Limm, Channel 8 consumer investigator, gives tips on how to avoid consumer fraud, 1:30 p.m. at the Princess Martha, 411 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Reservations required; call 894-6788.
BALLROOM DANCE: The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, celebrates National Ballroom Dance Week with a free tea dance from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Live ballroom swing by the Bruce Ralg Dance Band. A special ballroom dance presentation is held during the program's intermission. Dance lessons are available at 11:30 a.m. for $1. Call 892-5202 or check Web site for information on Coliseum events, www.stpete.org/coliseum.htm.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: Evening concert features the Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra, 7-9 p.m. in Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages available for sale. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers, please. Pets okay on leash. Free. Call 391-8345.
LIBRARY GROUNDBREAKING: The James Weldon Johnson Branch Library, 1051 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, holds a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. The new facility will be east of the Enoch Davis Center and more than triple the size of the current library. Refreshments served. The library is scheduled for completion late next summer. Free. Call 551-3364.
SUPERPOPS CONCERT: The Florida Orchestra presents a tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. in Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Guest conductor Matt Catingub and guest vocalist Jimmy Borges. $20 to $38. Call 892-5767. Or check the Web site at www.stpete.org/mahaffey.htm.
KICKBOXING: The Battle of Tampa Bay III Amateur Kickboxing Tournament is set for 7 p.m. at the Bayfront Center Arena. The main event matches British champion Phil Herridge against U.S. champion Andy Brown. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. $12 to $35. Call 892-5767.
BAY CLOSE-UP: National Estuaries Day at the Pier Aquarium Spa Beach and Education Center, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg at 10 a.m. Examine the bay's marine life, habitats and coastal cleanup efforts. For additional Tampa Bay Estuary events, check the Web site at www.tbep.org. Donations appreciated. Call 895-7437.
SURREAL SCULPTURES: What happens when Venus de Milo meets Mickey Mouse? Join local artist Margaret Steward as she explores how to use cultural icons to create sculptures, 1-4 p.m. in the Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Participants create relief tiles out of small castings of cultural icon objects. $20, $7 under age 13. Space is limited. Call to register, 823-3767, ext. 3024.
HERE KITTY, KITTY: A cat show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Coliseum. The judged show features a large variety of breeds. Exhibitors and vendors provide the latest in pet care supplies and products. $5, $4 seniors, $3 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door day of the show. Call 522-0936 or 892-5202.
IN THE STEPS OF THE DRAGON: Asian Heritage Festival Dance, 7 p.m. in the Asian FACE Center, 2201 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Dress in ethnic or semiformal attire, enjoy a variety of ethnic foods and dance to the music of the Manila Express Band. Proceeds benefit the FACE Center. $20 per person. Call 522-4700 or 321-8887.
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