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By CONNIE DREW

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 31, 2000


Carrollwood/Northdale/Odessa

Carrollwood Players offer 'Present Laughter'

The Carrollwood Players present the Noel Coward comedy Present Laughter at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 3 p.m. Sundays on Jan. 7, 14, 21. 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. (813) 265-4000.

Ruskin/Sun City Center

Big Band music on tap at hall

Community Hall presents live music from the 20-piece Sun City Center Big Band from 7 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach, Sun City. Gentlemen should wear dress jackets and ties. The event is BYOB, though ice and glasses will be provided. Tickets are $7, $8 at the door. Call (813) 633-3500.

Museum showcases Ybor streetcar system

Ybor City Museum Society presents an exhibit on the history of Ybor's streetcar system and its upcoming return to Ybor, in 2002, after 60 years. The exhibit runs Jan. 8-31. The museum is at 1818 E Ninth Ave. The museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Admission is $2 per person. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. Call (813) 247-1434.

Business group hosts motivational speaker

West Coast Business Professionals (WCBP), an affiliate of the National Association for Female Executives, presents motivational speaker, author, and team builder Andrew Sanderbeck from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Doubletree Guest Suites, Rocky Point. Cost is $18 for WCBP members with RSVP, $22 general admission with RSVP, and $25 for non-RSVP. Call (813) 416-5151.

Aquarium features Theodore Tugboat

Tour a 65-foot, 105-ton, full-size replica of Theodore Tugboat, from the popular PBS preschool children's television show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. The tour is free with aquarium admission. Call (813) 273-4000.

Town 'N Country/Westchase

Drainage topic of public meeting

Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting regarding Parsons Street and Elliot Drive drainage improvements at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road. Call (813) 272-5275.

- 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.

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