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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.

Category: General

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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).

Category: General

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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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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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.

Category: General

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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!”

Category: Entertainment Events

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).

Category: Holiday Events

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.

Category: General

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Black Nativity - A Soulful Celebration

Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd. in Riverview

Click here to learn more.

Category: Holiday Events

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Black Nativity

From: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00PM
To: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:00PM

Location: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1646 10th Way in Sarasota

Contact: website: www.wbttsrq.org

WBTT presents this joyous holiday gift to the community. It’s a celebration of the Nativity story with gospel, blues, spiritual, and Christmas music, paired with the poetry of Langston Hughes and the creativity of WBTT. Children and adults of all races and backgrounds will be enthralled by this high-energy, theatrical wonderment.  Black Nativity is not included in the season subscription.

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South St. Pete CRA Workshop

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

Location: Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. So. in St. Pete

The public is invited to the last in a series of public workshops convened by the South St. Petersburg Ad Hoc Committee that is focused on preparing the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan.  The free workshop is centered on revitalizing the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), generally located between Fourth Street and 49th Street and from First Avenue N. to 30th Avenue S., encompassing primarily the Midtown and Childs Park areas.  Although not required, interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP by December 2nd, to 727-893-7106 or rick.smith@stpete.org. Important materials related to the South St. Petersburg revitalization effort including the Draft Redevelopment Plan are available online at www.stpete.org/SouthsideCRA.

Category: Civic Events

Rites of Passage Convocation Interest/Planning meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Location: TBA

Contact: email: reachout@powerbrokermagazine.com

Category: 2020 Plan Related Events

The Collective: Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: 2500 W. Azeele St. in Tampa

Price: FREE

Contact: The Tampa Bay Chapter of The National Black MBA Association, The Tampa Bay Chapter of 100 Black Men, and The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. of Tampa Bay | The Collective: Holiday Party | email: Info@TampaBayBMBAA.org | website: www.TampaBayBMBAA.org

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association along with The Tampa Bay Chapter of 100 Black Men and the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. of Tampa Bay presents The Collective: Holiday Party Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Venue: Ceviche Tapas & Restaurant| 2500 W. Azeela St. Tampa, FL 33609 Time: 6pm-9pm RSVP at www.TheCollective-Holiday-Party.eventbrite.com Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Toy Drive. For additional contact information visit www.TampaBayBMBAA.org or email: Info@TampaBayBMBAA.org

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