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Pajama Jam at Pottery Barn Kids

Child with her teddy bearTime: 5-9 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: Pottery Barn Kids
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 253-0964; Pottery Barn Kids Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your little ones in their pajamas for some fun before bed time. While mom and dad shop, kids will enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, crafting and more.

Address:
Pottery Barn Kids
Hyde Park Village
804 South Village Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Teddy bear image courtesy of Rawich / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Child with Teddy Bear image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Trunk-or-Treat & Haunted House at Tampa Palms Country Club

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Location: Pipeline Swimming & Tampa Palms Country Club (Parking Lot)
Cost: FREE. All school-age children and parents are welcome!
Register/Info: (813) 972-1991; This flyer was left on our car.

What’s Doing?
Tampa Palms Country Club is offering families a safe place to Trick-or-Treat. Businesses – including Chick-fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, Oakley’s Grille, Smoothie King, Tiller Law, River Hills Veterinarian, Glory Days, GNC, Super Cuts, Just Brakes, Kona Sports and more – will hand out candy and coupons.

Tampa Palms Trunk or Treat Flyer

Address:
Tampa Palms Country Club
5811 Tampa Palms Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

Halloween Treat Pails image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

CARD’s 5th Annual Autism Health and Wellness Symposium

Time: Registration opens at 11 a.m.; Event: 12-4 p.m.; ASD Screenings (registration required): 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Behavioral Screenings (No appt. necessary): 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: Embassy Suites Tampa – USF/Near Busch Gardens
Cost: Tickets are FREE
Register/Info: (813) 974-2493; CARD-USF Website; Get your FREE tickets to CARD’s 5th Annual Autism Health & Wellness Symposium

What’s Doing?
CARD’s Annual Autism Health & Wellness Symposium is a one-day event aimed at uniting the community around health and wellness for individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research indicates that children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, are at an increased risk of a variety of chronic health conditions. Join other families at this year’s symposium for education, autism spectrum disorder screenings and access to community resources.

About the 5th Annual Health & Wellness Symposium
Four presenters have been selected to share their expertise around health related topic areas. Our topics for 2014 will include:
– Caring for the caregiver
– Dental care for people with autism spectrum disorders
– Critical pathways to adulthood
– Picky eaters vs problem feeders

Exhibitors will be present throughout the day and have been recruited to share community resource information related to health, wellness, and safety.

FREE Onsite Screenings: Parents can join a 5-minute behavioral screening provided by the ICEI Clinic and sign up for a FREE on-site ASD screening. Learn more about these these Onsite Screenings.

CARD's 5th Annual Autism Health & Wellness Symposium Flyer

Address:
Embassy Suites Tampa – USF/Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

Hands image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net
CARD’s 5th Annual Autism Health & Wellness Symposium Flyer image courtesy of CARD-USF

3rd Annual Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run at Water Works Park

Time: Registration: 7:30-9 a.m.; Walk/Run: 9-11 a.m.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: Water Works Park
Cost: HCPS employees and student registration is FREE. Raise at least $25 to receive a commemorative 3rd Annual Strides for Education t-shirt. Those who raise at least $50 will receive a commemorative t-shirt and HEF baseball cap. Non-student registration fee is $25.
Register/Info: Strides for Education Website

What’s Doing?
Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is partnering with Take Stock in Children to raise scholarship dollars for students in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). 100% of the funds raised by students will be placed in the designated school’s scholarship fund managed by the Hillsborough Education Foundation and will be used to award scholarships at the end of this school year. School Administrators will take part in the selection process.

3rd Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk

Competitive Certified 5K Run
This is the inaugural year of the certified 5K, where all registered runners (student and non-student) who raise at least $25 (covers registration fee) will receive disposable bib chip timing, commemorative t-shirt, and are eligible for 1st-3rd place medals.

5K Walk
Participants who do not wish to compete in the certified 5K run can walk to raise funds for scholarships.

Elementary 5K Fun Run
All elementary school running clubs and elementary school students are welcome to participate in our fun run on the certified 5K route.

Community Service Hours
High school students can earn community service hours for participating/volunteering at the 3rd Annual Strides for Education 5K. Don’t forget to check with your College and Career Counselor for the necessary paperwork.

Address:
Water Works Park
1710 North Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

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3rd Annual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk Flyer image courtesy of Hillsborough County Education Foundation

Halloween Programs for Kids at Bay Area Libraries

Ghosts in PumpkinPINELLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES

Miss Angela’s Character Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE. Register in the Children’s Department.
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Palm Harbor Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Age 12 months-5 years) Bring the kids dressed as their favorite character and enjoy a fun-filled morning of stories, songs and surprises.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Little Learners Halloween
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Countryside Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Clearwater Public Library System Website

What’s Doing?
Children are welcome to wear their costumes for this non-scary Halloween story time featuring themed stories, songs, and crafts.

Address:
Countryside Library
2741 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL 33761

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Babies and Toddlers Halloween Party
Time: 11-11:45 a.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: East Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Clearwater Public Library System Website

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a special Halloween-themed Mother Goose on the Loose program. Bring your little ones dressed in their costumes for special stories, music, bubbles, and more. Participate in our costume parade and don’t forget your cameras.

Address:
East Library
2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

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All Hallow’s Eve Party
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: North Greenwood Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Clearwater Public Library System Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids for crafts, games and treats on the night before Halloween. All attendees will get a FREE glow stick, while supplies last.

Address:
North Greenwood Library
905 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Halloween Arts/Crafts and Story Time
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Beach Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Clearwater Public Library System Website

What’s Doing?
Join in the fun, make Halloween crafts, and listen to stories.

Address:
Beach Library
69 Bay Esplanade
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Trick or Treat @ The Library
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Location: Palm Harbor Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970, ext. 3; Palm Harbor Library Website

What’s Doing?
When kids visit the Children’s Room and say those special words – “trick or treat!” – costumed Youth Services staff will great them and treat them!

Address:
Palm Harbor Library

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PASCO COUNTY LIBRARIES

Costume Story Time
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 788-6375; Pasco County Libraries Website

What’s Doing?
This is a story time for children age birth to 5 years old.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Trick-or-Treat Story Time
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Hudson Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 861-3040; Pasco County Libraries Website

What’s Doing?
Wear your Halloween costume for this special story time, listen to some not-so-scary stories, and collect candy!

Address:
Hudson Regional Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Halloween Story Time
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Thonotosassa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
In celebration of Halloween, little ones and their parent/caregiver are invited to listen to non-scary stories, sing songs, make a craft, and dance. Halloween costumes are optional.

Address:
Thonotosassa Branch Library
10715 Main Street
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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Costume Makeover
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: John F. Germany Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
Don’t have a costume yet? Make a simple costume using household items and common crafts supplies.

Address:
John F. Germany Public Library
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

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Spooktacular Spectacle
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids for Fall and Halloween stories, crafts, and a special treat. Kids are welcome to dress up as their favorite book character.

Address:
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 South Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611

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Ghosts in pumpkin image courtesy of debspoons / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Book-O-Ween 2014: Kids Get a FREE Book at Hillsborough County Public Libraries on Halloween!

Book-O-Ween
Time: All day
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Location: All Hillsborough County Public Libraries
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 0-18 may visit any Hillsborough County Public Library on Halloween Day (October 31, 2014) and receive a FREE book, while supplies last!

HCPLC Book-O-Ween 2014 Flyer

Address:
Find a Hillsborough County Public Library location near you.

Jack-o-lanterns image courtesy of samarttiw / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Book-O-Ween 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Hillsborough County Public Library System

FREE Kids Meals at Outback Steakhouse on Halloween!

Time: Restaurant hours
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Location: Participating Outback restaurants
Cost: FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of any adult entrée. Call your local Outback Steakhouse to verify their participation before heading out, and for complete details and restrictions.
Register/Info: Outback Steakhouse Facebook Page; View the flyer.

What’s Doing?
Treat your little monsters, Ninja Turtles, princesses and superheroes to dinner at Outback before heading out to trick-or-treat because this year Outback Steakhouse is offering kids a FREE kids meal* with the purchase of any adult entrée!

Outback Steakhouse Kids Eat Free on Halloween Flyer

* The FREE kids meal offer is valid with the purchase of an adult entrée on Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween) ONLY. This offer is valid for lunch or dinner, dine-in or Curbside Take-Away® at participating Outback Steakhouse® locations. No coupon necessary. Say “Free Kids Meal” to your server to receive the offer. One free kids meal for kids age 10 years and younger with each purchase of an adult entrée, with a limit of 2 free kids meals per visit. Free kids meal choices can be made from the Joey Menu only, and include an entrée and choice of drink. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other discount, coupon or offer, and has no cash value. Offer valid while supplies last. Prices and participation may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law. Call your local Outback Steakhouse to verify their participation before heading out, and for additional details and restrictions.

Address:
Find an Outback Steakhouse near you.

Kids Eat FREE on Halloween Flyer image courtesy of Outback Steakhouse

Tampa Bay Area 2014 Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events

Whole Foods Market Carrollwood Trick-or-Treat FlyerIs your family looking for Trick-or-Treat, Trunk-or-Treat or Alternative Halloween events to participate in on Halloween night? Click here to find events coming up, or check the WDTB Calendar.

Halloween Treat Pails image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Whole Foods Market Carrollwood Trick-or-Treat Flyer image Whole Foods Market Carrollwood

Pinellas Park Fall Festival

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 1st
Location: Park Place Wesleyan Church
Cost: Wristbands available for $5 (includes all day slide and play).
Register/Info: (727) 526-3674; City of Pinellas Park Fall Festival

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park’s Fall Festival promises to be a fun-filled family event with clowns, face painting, food, a silent auction, vendors, Blood Drive and more!

Address:
Wesleyan Church
4400 70th Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Acorn image courtesy of sattva at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Boo Bash 2014 at Bright House Field

Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Location: Bright House Field
Cost: FREE admission and FREE candy.
Register/Info: (727) 712-4300; City of Clearwater Website; Clearwater Threshers Website (Scroll through the banner images.)

What’s Doing?
This free event offers families a safe way to celebrate Halloween celebration. The event will feature many interactive areas for kids. Families are invited to dress in costume and head to the ball field for the on-field Costume Parade, hayrides, and inflatable games.

Boo Bash Flyer

Address:
Bright House Field
601 North Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Candy border image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Boo Bash Flyer image courtesy of the Clearwater Threshers

 
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