Lemon Drop 2019


Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 7 pm to 11 pm, it’s Lemon Drop 2019 Charity Fundraiser at historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535.

Join us for a fun evening of music, food, and drinks including our signature Lemon Drop cocktail! Guests can mingle while participating in our silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more.


This will be a great evening to raise funds for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and their efforts to fight childhood cancer. The Lemon Drop is hosted by Northwestern Mutual Greater Tampa Bay.

This is a 21+ event.


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US Islands in Need – Chrissy’s 40th Birthday Fundraiser

US Islands in Need – Chrissy’s 40th Birthday Fundraiser

Saturday, November 18, 2017
6:00 pm -10:00 pm
NOVA 535, 535 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost: $20 advance / $30 at door SCROLL DOWN for TICKETS

Please help me celebrate my 40th birthday by gathering together to share in love and laughter while giving back to help those less fortunate who have been affected by the recent hurricanes. We have teamed up with the Glasscock Family Foundation and St. Pete Air to raise money for survival supplies and gas for flights from St. Petersburg to the islands of St. Croix and Puerto Rico.

2017 11-18 Islands in Need FUndraiser at DTSP venue NOVA 535

Entrance tickets: $20 in advance / $30 at the door
***Ticket proceeds will go to the Glasscock Family Foundation Charity St Croix/Puerto Rico relief effort.
Check them out http://stpeteair.org/usvi/

Each entrance ticket will come with 1 raffle ticket that will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a number of prizes! We will also be selling additional raffle tickets which 100% of proceeds will go the charity.



A FUNdraiser That Truly Rocked

There’s something incredibly magical within the walls of the 1920 built, historic venue NOVA 535, in gorgeous Downtown St. Pete. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, award show, live performance or anything in between, one thing is for certain: guests are always smiling and having a good time. It wasn’t any different on Saturday, September 17, 2016 when The Burg Exchange presented Wine Down For Youth Advocacy, an annual fundraiser benefiting Arts Conservatory For Teens (ACT).

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Little Light of Mine Launch Party

Thursday NOVEMBER 19, 2015 at historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 is the official Little Light of Mine Launch Party.

Ordering your free ticket at least 1 week in advance will get you entry into a drawing for a special prize. VIP’s get a gift bag, drink tickets, raffle ticket, and reserve seating. General admission is free plus we also offer VIP tickets, 1 for $50 and 2 for $75.


FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/1639957082885940/

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Little Light of Mine.

Our busy little fairies are in the think tank developing an evening that will be informative yet enjoyable. We want you to meet our Little Light Of Mine extended family, from our Board to our volunteers to the most important people, the families we serve. Our goal for the evening is that everyone leaves with a little bit of new perspective, a heart full of warm fuzzies, and hopefully a little less cash in their pockets. 😉 .

The loft area of Nova 535 will be the hub of local restaurants offering tastings of their signature dishes.

To top the night off, Rob Irie Pieniak of Buffalo Strange (www.robirie.com) is going to play his sweet, *SWEET* music and Steven Turner of Giving Tree Music (www.givingtreemusic.com) is going to lead us on an interactive drumming experience. Both of these musical delights were hand-picked by our founder, Sheri Kendrick, and are sure to bring some good vibes to the evening.

Tickets are not required for entry to the event; however, by reserving your ticket, you will A. be helping us figure out a head count for the event, and B., receive one free raffle ticket, which you can enter in any one of our many AMAZING raffles. Be excited. Be very excited!!

AND, what is better than reserving a free ticket??? Well, purchasing a VIP ticket of course. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy the following:

o Reserved seating at our tables closest to the stage
o Be first to actually taste the delicious food offerings as the others only smell the goodness
o 5 Raffle tickets to be entered in the raffle of your choice


So, please save the date and plan to join us for this lovely evening, Thursday, November 19, at the best venue in St. Pete, Nova 535.

[] EVENT SPONSORS [] Ideally, we’d love to have one sponsor donate $5K to cover the event, but any financial contribution will be happily and graciously accepted. We need sponsors to fund the event staffing at $1K, to fund the production of display prints at $1,500, and there are several smaller budget items to sponsor between $250 and $500. Sponsors will be promoted on our social media sites. Major sponsors will be offered custom sponsorship packages.

[] FOOD SPONSOR [] We have 8 4’x6′ tables left for manned food offerings and about 6 places left for food donations that don’t require staffing.

[] GIFTS and GIFT CERTIFICATES (OR $$) [] to sponsor a prize like skydiving tickets or a hot air balloon ride.

[] VOLUNTEERS [] We need help continuing to plan the event as well as to execute the night, including set up and clean up after.

If you are interested in donating gifts, gift certificates, food or are interested in sponsoring the event or part of the event, please contact us at littlelightofmine.nfp@gmail.com or click:

By helping us, you are helping another family receive priceless images of their little ones.



Celebrating Survival Fashionably Downtown St. Pete with Pink Martinis

When the delightful Melissa Cancio and her fabulous hubby Michael, owners of My Memories that Matter, (their local Event planning and Multimedia Design company) swung by downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 to say hello, little did I know it’d end up in a fabulous event featuring pink martinis and a fashion show. They were visiting NOVA to introduce me to the lovely Gina Kravitz, the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast. We talked and toured NOVA and agreed to all work together, each of us adding our value and skills towards helping ladies with and survivors of breast cancer. Fast forward several weeks to Tuesday November 10, 2015 and welcome to our Pink Martini Fashion Show….and here come the ladies now….Celebrating Survival Fashionably Downtown St. Pete!

Pink Martinis fundraiser downtown St. Pete at historic venue NOVA 535

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Milkey AICR Fundraiser at historic venue NOVA 535

Friday 13, 2015 – Milkey AICR Fundraiser at historic venue NOVA 535

Back in 2014 we held a 50th birthday party for Kevin Milkey, hosted by his delightful wife Jeanne, here at NOVA 535, featuring the incredible dueling pianos from Rockin’ Pianos, delicious food from Puff n Stuff catering plus exciting other surprises.Well that party was so fun and successful the decided to host it again on Friday March 13, 2015 at St. Pete’s historic venue NOVA 535, yet this time instead of a birthday bash, they created a fundraiser for AICR – American Institute for Cancer Research and cleverly disguised it as a party. And wow what an incredible party we had!

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Frankie’s Friends, Barking up the Right Tree

Frankie’s Friends First Annual St. Pete Fundraiser was held at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space on September 18, 2014

Thursday was a fabulous night for our local furry friends and everyone who loves and supports them. A night when everyone was barking up the right tree.  Frankie’s Friend’s is a wonderful charity founded by Dr. Neil Shaw who also founded BluePearl Veterinary Partners.2014-09-18-Frankies-Friends-at-NOVA

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Dueling Pianos during Kevin’s 50th Birthday

Ten minutes into our first meeting, I knew this was going to be another epic NOVA 535 party! Jeanne was so laid back and easy to work with, a perfect client. A decision maker, who knows how to throw a great party, has the budget to produce it properly yet isn’t spending money on anything frivolous. Her concern is throwing her hubby Kevin an EPIC 50th! And that ladies and gentlemen, she did – Dueling Pianos during Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party!


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Entrepreneurs for a Cause. Brides Against Breast Cancer

Entrepreneurs for a Cause!

Brides Against Breast Cancer at NOVA 535 on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Instead of our weekly Entrepreneur Social Club, that reliable mix of fun AND productivity, we opened NOVA 535 ‘s doors once again to our pals at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Tonight is all about entrepreneurs for a cause. Until Breast Cancer is gone from our planet, and that ain’t anytime soon, well we’ve gotta keep raising $$$ to help those afflicted. And their families. 2014 08-07 Entrepreneurs for a Cause at NOVA 535 with BABC Continue reading


Halloween Comedy Show with Ron White – Dia de los Muertos

Support Brides Against Breast Cancer on Halloween Night
RON WHITE Comedy Show and Live Auction at NOVA 535 in St. Pete

Performance by 6x Top 40 Singer/Songwriter MARGO REY
plus hilarious Comedian Alex Reymundo

Valet Parking, Delicious Appetizers $75 (admits two)
or VIP Seating, Private Time and Photos with Ron and Margo $200