Thrift Shop Volunteers
The Hospice of Florida Suncoast seeks volunteers for a variety of positions at its Tarpon Springs Thrift Shop. Help is most urgently needed on Saturday, and positions include cashiers, sorters, pricers, display designers and office support. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., and the shop's at 780 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call 727-586-4432.
Thrift Store Volunteers/Donations
Volunteer workers and donations are needed at Life's Treasures, LifePath Hospice's thrift store, which benefits patients and families of LifePath Hospice. The store is located in Carriage Trade Plaza, 1918 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa. Call 813-259-1028.
The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg, an organization devoted to teaching literacy to a largely adult population that has eluded the traditional system of learning, seeks volunteer tutors. To learn more, call 727-525-0444.
The Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens recruits volunteers to assist on field trips, cook, play games or read newspapers. Staff members are on site to assist volunteers. For more information, call 727-799-3330. Mon.-Sun.
Meals on Wheels of Tampa seeks volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly and homebound for one or two hours per month. Call 813-238-8410.
Volunteer Speaker's Bureau
Pinellas County Volunteers Services is seeking individuals to make presentations on topics they're familiar with, that may also be of interest to Pinellas residents. To join the Volunteer Speaker's Bureau, call 727-464-3945.Classical MusicArts Choral Concert The Pinellas County Center for the Arts holds a choral concert featuring the PCCA Women's Chorale, Men's and Women's ensembles, Jazz ensembles and combined choirs. Thu., Dec. 19, 3 p.m. $5. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.
Candles, Carols & Canes
The Tampa Bay Gay Men's Chorus performs its 15th anniversary holiday concert. Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m. $20. Friday Morning Musicale, 809 Horatio St., Tampa. 813-251-1990.
Century Opera Singers Christmas Carolling
Stay after the Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade to hear selections from The Woggle Bug as well as joining in with the Century Opera singers for some carolling. Free and open to the public. Sat., Dec. 21. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Spring Bayou, Craig Park, Tarpon Springs.
The Renaissance Project presents this holiday production featuring Russian-born ballet duo Elena Martinson and Andrey Ustinov accompanied by pianist Christine Hartley and soprano Susanne Epple. Sun., Dec. 22, 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10-$25. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.
De Luna Celtic harpist
De Luna performs a concert of early music, world/folk/ethnic and original compositions. Sun., Dec. 22, 1 p.m. Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa. 813-792-1622.
John and Mary K. Wilson
The Wilsons, John and Mary K., celebrate the holidays with one of their lively concerts of seasonal music. Sat., Dec. 21, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $8 for groups of 10 or more. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. 727-587-6793.
Tis the Season *
Guest conductor Crafton Beck leads The Florida Orchestra in a holiday concert for the whole family. The program includes such favorites as "The Night Before Christmas," "Joy to World" and "Deck the Halls." Thu., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$42. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.ComedyBrewmaster's Steak House * G. David Howard. Howard set the Guinness World Record for telling consecutive, non-repeating jokes in 1979, wisecracking for more than 13 hours straight. So you know the guy's got a lot of material. He performs at 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Cover varies. 401 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach. 727-595-2900.
Clearwater Cinema Cafe
The Charming Hooligans. This improv and sketch troupe began as Beat The Dead Horse, the first such troupe in the Bay area. And while the lineup has changed over the years, the group's core of Marty, Chris and Darryl remains funny to the, uh, core. They perform at midnight every Friday. $5. 24095 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. 727-797-9808.
Improv Comedy Theater *
Orny Adams. Adams has appeared on The Late Show and performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, as well as written the monologue for The Tonight Show. Dec. 19, 8 p.m.; Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $14-$18. 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Centro Ybor, Ybor City. 813-864-4000.
The Lobby The Unprofessionals.
This improv troupe solicits ideas, genres, emotions, etc. from the audience and crafts scenes with solid comedic punch. The Unprofessionals include: Virginia Adams, Wayne Berman, Harry Chittenden, Tracy Parker and Paul Soleo. They perform at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at the Lobby, the upstairs lounge of The Garden restaurant. Cover costs $5. 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-896-3800.