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Roger Rockefeller “Crystal & Pears." (Courtesy of Florida Watercolor Society)

Florida Watercolor Society’s 42nd Annual Exhibition — Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 20). The exhibit runs through Oct. 25. Of the 100 paintings selected for this exhibit, 40 are the works of West-Central Florida artists. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. Free. 365-2032; artsarasota.org.

Environmental Expo/Time Capsule Opening — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 21). If the Recyclosaurus Rex (that life-size sculpture of a dinosaur that sits in front of MOSI) filled a time capsule with various recyclables, what would be in it? After 20 years of being buried, MOSI will open up its Environmental Time Capsule and find out. Buried and sealed Sept. 21, 1993, the time capsule will reveal how technology has advanced in the world of recycled materials. MOSI is also hosting an expo featuring environmental-friendly vendors and the artist behind Recyclosaurus Rex, Terry Klaaren, along with a variety of activities, games and contests. The event is included with MOSI admission and free for members. Museum of Science and Industry is at 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000; mosi.org.

Glazer Children's Museum — To celebrate the hands-on museum's third anniversary, admission is just $5 daily through Sept. 30. On Sunday (Sept. 22), the museum will throw a Birthday Bash in Curtis Hixon Park, featuring a Fit Kids Playground and children's activities provided by the Tampa Bay Lightning. There will be food vendors; birthday cake at 2 p.m., and the amateur Ashley Whippet dog Frisbee throwing competition will be from 5-6 p.m. The museum is next to Curtis Hixon Park, at 100 W. Gasparilla Plaza, downtown Tampa. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 1-6 p.m. Sundays. (813) 443-3861; glazermuseum.org.

"In Praise of Women!" — 8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24). Guest artists Dr. John Thomasson, bass baritone, and pianist Thérèse Lindquist will present "In Praise of Women!" at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Their performance will feature songs in German, French and English as well as musical theatre and cabaret songs. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and SCF employees). 752-5351; scf.edu/MusicEvents. Thomasson, who is the director of opera theatre and a music faculty member at Florida Southern College, also will present a master class at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 25) in the SCF Music Building, room 189. The master class is free and open to the public. Lindquist, a native of Sweden, is professor of lied and oratorio at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

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