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By CONNIE DREW
© St. Petersburg Times, published November 6, 2000
Ruskin/Sun City Center
AAUW meets Saturday
The American Association of University Women will meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Plaza Club, Upper Creek Drive and American Eagle Boulevard. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $8.75 for lunch. Reservations must be made by today. For information or reservations, call (813) 633-5564.
The Big Band Tea Dance will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Dress code includes jackets and ties. Tickets are $7 at the door. Live music will be provided. For information, call (813) 634-7212..
"Coping with Holiday Stress' workshop
The Family Service Association, 5800 N Nebraska Ave., will offer "Coping with Holiday Stress" workshops from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 and 13. Reservations are required. Cost is $10. For information, call (813) 238-3727.
Dionisio Martinez will read and sign his newest collection of poems, Climbing Back, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. For information, call (813) 253-2638.
The Tampa Woman's Club will host its annual Unique Boutique from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 2901 Bayshore Blvd. The event will feature goods from vendors and specialty shops, a gourmet lunch and silent auction. Tickets are $15 for shopping and lunch, $5 for shopping only. Call (813) 839-7457.
Kid City, 7550 North Blvd., will host its annual Little Bites Food Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children can taste samples from area restaurants. Cost is $4. Children under age 2 are admitted free. For information, all (813) 935-8441.
WestShore opens movie theater
WestShore Plaza will celebrate the grand opening of its new AMC theater with 10 tons of snow for children to play in from noon to 4 p.m. Friday in front of the new AMC entrance. The event also will include snow cones, snow games, costumed characters and prizes. AMC will begin showing movies at 1 p.m. and will offer a special Kid's Pack that will include popcorn, soda and snack for $1 with the purchase of a regularly priced child's ticket. Additional entertainment will be featured throughout the mall from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday with Victorian singers, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, clowns, prizes and giveaways. For information, call (813) 286-0790.
-- Information about meetings and events may be sent to Connie Drew, the St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or faxed to 226-3352. Deadline is two weeks before the event.