Seize the day
By WILMA NORTON
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000
Things to do
Friends of the Arts help shoppers select gifts and then wrap them free at the Tampa Museum of Art's annual Holiday Shopping Event. They serve wine and food, too. Noon-8 p.m., Guilders Museum Store, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. (813) 274-8130.
Vinoy Holiday History Tours showcase the hotel's gardens, galleries and ballrooms and discuss the famous people who visited there. Dinner tour 6:30 p.m., $35. Other dinner tours scheduled Dec. 13, 20 and 27. Dessert tours, $15, are Thursday and Dec. 14, 21 and 28. Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Reservations encouraged. (727) 894-1000, ext. 2878.
Violinist Janice Martin performs works by Mozart, Debussy, Liszt, Paganini, Gershwin, Saint Saens and others. 7:30 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $13 adults, $11 center members and students. (727) 942-5605.
Nashville singer/songwriter Herb McCullough will talk about his experiences in Nashville and will perform at the Tampa chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, 6:30 p.m. Peninsular Branch Library, 3909 W Neptune, Tampa. $2.
Things to view
Ed moves to a new night. 8 p.m., WFLA-Ch. 8.
Martha Stewart's Christmas Dream features guests Tony Bennett, Lorraine Bracco, Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Joan Hart. 8 p.m., WTSP-Ch. 10.
Tim McGraw, Tanya Tucker and John Berry headline A Country Holiday at Walt Disney World. 8 p.m., TNN cable network. Kenny Loggins December, with guests Clint Black and Olivia Newton-John, follows at 9 p.m.
Jack Frost begs Father Winter to make him human in an animated special. 8 p.m., The Family Channel cable network.
- Compiled by Times calendar editor Wilma Norton. Information for this feature can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail should not include attachments.
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