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Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Location: Saint Matthew MBChurch, 3708 East Lake Ave. in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 628-0752

Please join the St. Matthew's family for this Thanksgiving service.

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Thanksgiving Dining Cruise

Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Location: 603 Channelside Drive in Tampa

Price: Adults $64.95, Children $29.95

Contact: Yacht Starship | phone: (813) 223-7999 | website: www.yachtstarship.com

Dine on upscale traditional favorites such as slow roasted turkey with sage pan gravy, candied sweet potato and pecan mash, green beans almondine, and more! Take in the sights of the city while you relax with your family to our DJ entertainment and cash bar. These cruises sell out every year so don't wait to make your reservations!

Category: Holiday Events

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Price: $70.00

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

While jolly ol’ St. Nick is busy making his list and checking it twice, Santa Koz is coming to town. Multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz has become synonymous with the season, thanks to his high-energy holiday tour, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. “Dave Koz = Christmas,” said the El Paso Times and Examiner.com assured readers, “There really is a…Santa Koz,” calling the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour “a must see show. At Van Wezel in Sarasota.

Category: Holiday Events

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Friday, November 28, 2014 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: The Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.themahaffey.com

In Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with more than 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity-defying feats you have to see to believe.

Category: Entertainment Events

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White Sidewalk Saturday Sale

Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: 3120 21st Ave. S. in St.Pete

Contact: Majestic Plus | website: www.majesticplus.com

Everything must go.  Everything will be $10-$15 - SIZES: Large-6X (A few Mediums).

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Readers Choice Books & Gift Expressions 17th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: Readers Choice Bookstore, 4341 34th St. So. in St. Pete

Price: Free Event

Contact: Readers Choice Books and Gift Expressions | Tangela Murph Bailey | phone: 727-867-3696 | email: princessdenise.8818@yahoo.com

Friends, Family, Church Members and Community Leaders are Cordially Invited to Readers Choice Books & Gifts Expressions 17th Anniversary Celebration serving the Community as Tampa Bay Only Black Owned Bookstore. Featuring Special Guest " Sylvia " GBABY " Cohen from Atlanta, Ga who is a Reknown Artist and Creative Designer of Tote Bags, Inspirational Journals and Calendars Free Food and Entertainment by Jazz Saxophonist Henry Ashwood The Evening will include a Fashion Show of Local Artists, Poetry Readings, Spoken Word, Instrumental Musical, Comedy, Christian Rap, Gospel Music, along with Special Tributes to the Award Winning Business Owner" Tangela Murph Bailey " Call Princess Denise @ 727-488-8818 or Tangela @ 727-867-3696 if you're interested in being a Guest Performer at Readers Choice 17th Anniversary Celebration by sharing your musical talent and Gifting with the Community

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Christmas Kaleidoscope

Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 7:00PM to 9:30PM

Location: 253 5th Ave N. in St.Pete

Price: Adults $20, Seniors $16, Children $15

Contact: The Palladium | phone: (727) 822-3590 | website: www.mypalladium.org

This spirited musical revue features over 40 of America’s most beloved holiday songs.  The show takes audiences on a musical journey from “Big City’ Christmas to ‘Down Home Country Christmas.’  Perfectly suited for young and old, audiences have been amazed by the cast — often referred to as “the original GLEE club,” — as they deliver their trademark high energy performance with spectacular holiday costuming and dazzling sets.

Category: Holiday Events

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MLK Day of Service Youth Ambassadors Application Deadline

Monday, December 1, 2014 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: St. Petersburg

Contact: St. Petersburg College | Camille Martin | phone: (727) 341-4130 | email: martin.camille@spcollege.edu

Want to SERVE your community and earn volunteer hours for graduation, college applications, or just to add to your high school resume? This may be the perfect opportunity for you! To apply, please visit our website: www.spcollege.edu/MLKService, then click the Youth Ambassadors icon. Application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Category: Civic Events

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'Tis the Season for the Gift of Reading! Book Fair!

From: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:30AM
To: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:30PM

Location: 8413 Laurel Fair Circle, Suite 100 in Tampa

Contact: website: www.elchc.org

This holiday season what better gift to give than the gift of reading! Visit the Kingdom of Books at Sir Readalot’s Castle! You will be amazed by the many titles that adorn the castle walls! We’re certain you will find something for your little knight or maiden!

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City Hall 75th Anniversary Open House

Monday, December 1, 2014 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: City Hall, 175 5th St. No. in St. Pete

The event features food truck fare at 1939 prices by Maggie on the Move and Enjoi Sweets & Co. along Fifth Street in front of City Hall - including chicken salad sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches and peach cobbler for 50 cents each.   St. Petersburg Preservation will be hosting two outdoor walking tours of the vicinity around City Hall and Mirror Lake, including the Carnegie Library built nearly 100 years ago starting at 10:15 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Interested guests should meet on the steps of City Hall at the appropriate time.   Inside the building, see a photo exhibit of St. Petersburg, circa 1939, a feature video presentation in Council Chamber, and meet Mayor-Councilman Ian V. Boyer, impersonated by local actor Michael Norton. Boyer was Mayor of St. Petersburg from 1939 to 1941. A ceremonial cake cutting will be in the Community Resource Room on the first floor at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will also be served.   Entertainment will be provided by the city's Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities program (TASCO), Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association and Suzuki Strings of St. Petersburg.  Additional parking for the event will be available at the Sunshine Center and The Coliseum. 

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Intermediate Guide to Quickbooks

Monday, December 1, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. No. in St. Pete

Learn how to use QuickBooks to manage and track your company's expenses.  Previous QuickBooks experience is recommended for this hands-on workshop.  Click here to learn more.

**Please note that this class has a limited number of laptops for attendee use and is capped at 16. If registration is full, call (727) 893-7146 for wait list details.**

Category: Business Events

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Honor Your Mentor for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 8:00AM to 11:59PM

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Tampa Bay community invites you to partake in Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an online day of giving on December 2nd, dedicated to celebrating local nonprofits that have won your heart over with their work. We invite you to honor your mentor on December 2nd! Make a donation for #GivingTuesday so  more children in Tampa Bay can have their own mentor to look up to this holiday season.  Click here to donate today.

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Introduction to Business Financing

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. No. in St. Pete

Learn about small business financing programs and requirements.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Business Events

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Smokey Joe's Cafe Featuring The Coasters

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 8:00PM to 1:00AM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Contact: website: http://www.vanwezel.org

It’s BROADWAY’S LONGEST RUNNING MUSICAL REVUE! The Coasters headline this Grammy Award®-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller in a song-and-dance celebration of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Love Potion #9,” and many more. The New York Times states: Leiber & Stoller are the Rodgers & Hammerstein of rock ‘n’ roll!”

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ALPHA House of Pinellas County Open House

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Alpha House, 701 5th Ave. No. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 822-8190

Please join us for refreshments, food and a tour of our program. Valet parking will be offered.

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Glitz and Glamour Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Magnuson Marina Cove in St. Pete

Price: $45pp

Contact: website: www.pcul.org

Elegant dining, dancing, and live entertainment graciously await you. The Pinellas County Urban League has been in existence since 1978. Since that time, we have continued to advocate for the health, welfare and betterment of our community.  Sponsorship packages available.

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Shorecrest Preparatory School Open House

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: 5101 1st St. NE in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-522-2111 | website: www.CanYouBeMore.com

Learn more about Shroecrest Preparatory at this Open House or call to schedule your private tour.

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St. Petersburg City Theatre presents "A Christmas Story"

From: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00PM
To: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00PM

Location: St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.spcitytheatre.org

Enjoy this beloved story this holiday season.  In the spirit of the season, we will be collecting items to donate to USF Family Village in the lobby at all performances of A CHRISTMAS STORY. Items most in need at this time of year include: toiletries, diapers, and child-friendly non-perishable foods (mac & cheese, etc).

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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:00AM to 11:00AM

Location: Pinellas Technical College (PTEC), 901 34th St. So. in St. Pete

Price: $6.00

Contact: St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | phone: 727-755-1913 | email: Info@stpetedeltas.org | website: Stpetedeltas.org

St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents Breakfast with Santa. This community event that benefits scholarships and community service programs. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.

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New Sigma Show & Toy Drive

Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Enoch Davis Center

Price: Free

Contact: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. | Cedric Ferrell | phone: 727-272-5130 | email: cedric_ferrell@yahoo.com

Help put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

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