On September 26th, the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area will be celebrating National Museum Day by offering free admission on the Saturday.
More than 1200 venues across the country will be taking part in Smithsonian magazine’s 5th annual celebration, including several spanning from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg.
Here are some of the participating museums in Pinellas County:
The 20th Annual “Say No to Drugs” Holiday Classic 5K - 10K Run
Clearwater Florida, December 20, 2008 - Once again, a team of over 200 volunteers ranging from local business executives to children of the community worked together to orchestrate what has become one of the premier races in the Tampa Bay area. Top runners in prior years have included six-time World Ironman Triathlon Champion Mark Allen, Canadian Olympian Peter Maher, American Olympian Ronnie Holassie, Swiss Olympian Dan Otz as well as local Clearwater stars Mary Level-Menton and Judy Mercon-Maguire.
This year Heather Gollnick, 5-time Ironman champion and past national and world champion at national and world duathlon level, placed 4th overall.
The 20th Annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic drew 940 runners. “Last year we had 805, which was our previous highest ever year. What makes this [statistic] even more spectacular is that, this year, we were up by 140 runners with 3 other races taking place the same morning in Tampa, St. Pete and Tarpon Springs – with one of them sponsored by ESPN! Last year we were the only race on that day, so [this year] we’re especially pleased…” Race Director Chris Alexander proudly remarked.
A troop of 20th century vaudeville actors travel to Venice and proceed to perform this Italian Renaissance Commedia dell’Arte comedy. The hero is the leading lady Beatrice’s servant Truffaldino, always complaining of an empty stomach. When an opportunity presents itself for him to be the servant of a second master, he see the chance, not for trouble, but for two dinners instead of one. He runs around filling orders and is repeatedly handed letters and money with the simple directions, this is for your master. But which master? The situation is complicated by four lovers, one in disguise, all staying at the same inn.
Actors who owned the best costumes were often cast in the particular and specific comic roles, playing them their entire lives. These beloved stock characters