Spartacus Junior Tailgate Party Entertains Kids Before Friday Games

Types of Sports BallsTime: 6:15 p.m.
Date: Before Friday games beginning Friday, September 26, 2014
Location: University of Tampa
Cost: Join the Sparticus Junior (SJ) Kids Club for $15 registration fee. Tickets for baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball are $5/adults, senior citizens and coaches. Children under 12 will be admitted FREE. UT faculty, staff and their immediate families will be admitted FREE with a UT ID. (Tickets are available one hour before game time and 90 minutes prior to baseball games.)
Register/Info: (813) 253-3333

What’s Doing?
Athletic Marketing is premiering Spartacus Junior (SJ) Tailgate Party for Kids. Children will be entertained with sign making, playing games, learning cheers, and more during the 45 minutes before Friday games for the rest of the year. The Tailgate Party is open to kids age 3-12 years of age.

The first SJ Kids Club pre-game event will take place before the Friday, September 26 volleyball game vs. Saint Leo. Kids Club will begin at 6:15 in the lobby, and end when the game begins.

Address:
University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606

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Drop-in Open Tumbling at Dance Extreme Academy

Teenagers JumpingTime: 7-9 p.m.
Date: Open Tumbling is offered every other Friday. Upcoming drop-in events will take place on:
– Friday, September 19, 2014
– Friday, October 10, 2014
– Friday, October 24, 2014
Location: Dance Extreme Academy
Cost: $10 (Open Tumbling Form must be completed to participate)
Register/Info: (727) 375-JAZZ; Dance Extreme Academy Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 9+) Drop-in Tumbling, a teacher-supervised event, is open to boys and girls age 9 and up at Dance Extreme Academy. The facility features a tumble track and a 50-foot roll out mat.

Address:
Dance Extreme Academy
1720 Davenport Drive
Trinity, FL 34655

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Pump It Up of Westchase Offers FREE Sensory Jump Nights for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

*** NOTE: This event has moved to Thursday nights! ***

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday Nights (Check the Pump It Up of Westchase calendar.)
Location: Pump It Up of Westchase
Cost: FREE for children on the Spectrum. Regular admission applies for siblings.
Register/Info: (813) 854-2222; Pump It Up of Westchase Website

What’s Doing?
During this evening event, the play areas are reserved for kids on the autism spectrum and their families. Have fun meeting new friends, jump, slide and play with sensory-friendly games in a safe and controlled atmosphere.

Address:
Pump It Up of Westchase
12878 Commodity Place
Tampa, FL 33626

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Kid’s Eat Free and Paint Free at Beef O’Brady’s (Both S. Tampa Locations)

Paint BrushesTime: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Date: 1st Tuesday of every month
Location: Both South Tampa Beef O’Brady’s Locations
Cost: Kids Eat FREE and Paint FREE (Contact Color Me Mine or Beef O’Brady’s for details and restrictions.)
Info: Color Me Mine: (813) 258-8368; Beef O’Brady’s (South Dale Mabry): (813) 837-5200; Beef O’Brady’s (Palma Ceia): (813) 835-9464; Color Me Mine Website

What’s Doing?
Join Color Me Mine at both South Tampa Beef O’Brady’s locations on the first Tuesday evening of each month for
a “Kid’s Eat Free and Paint Free” event! Kids can actually paint a small piece while at the restaurant. Color Me Mine also provides a free studio fee coupon when kids return to pick-up their piece at the restaurant the following week.

Address:
Beef O’Brady’s (South Dale Mabry)
4516 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 837-5200

Beef O’Brady’s (Palma Ceia)
2819 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 835-9464

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Paint brushes image: YaiSirichai / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE Make-it Take-its at Jo-Ann Fabrics

Time: 2-3 p.m.
Date: Saturdays: July 12, August 2, September 13, October 25, November 22 & December 6, 2014
Location: Participating Jo-Ann Fabrics stores
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Jo-Ann Fabrics Website

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a fun, FREE craft on select Saturdays at your local Jo-Ann Fabrics store.

Jo-Ann Fabrics July Make-it Take-it In-storeEvent Banner

Coming up …

Jo-Ann Fabrics Make-it Take-it Events Calendar

Address:
Find a Jo-Ann Fabrics store near you.

Jo-Ann Fabrics Big Saturday Fun Logo image courtesy of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.
Jo-Ann Fabrics July Make-it Take-it In-storeEvent Banner image courtesy of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.
Jo-Ann Fabrics Make-it Take-it Events Calendar image courtesy of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.

Weekly Tiny Tot Skate & Bounce at SpinNations Skating Center

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Date: Every Wednesday beginning June 18, 2014
Location: SpinNations Skating Center
Cost: Kids Admission (3-8 y/o): $5 (includes regular skate rental). Skating Adult: $2 (includes regular skate rental). NON-Skating Adult: FREE Admission. Children 2 & younger: FREE Admission (pay only for skate rental – $2). Skate-Helpers: HALF OFF during Tiny-Tot Skate ($2).
Register/Info: (727) 808-3402; SpinNations Skating Center Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 8 & younger ONLY) Join SpinNations for their very first Summer Tiny Tot Skate & Bounce Event. Activities included with admission will include:
– Skating
– Bounce House
– Coloring Activities
– Games and prizes

Parents and strollers will be WELCOME on the skating floor with the kids.

Tiny Tot Skate & Bounce Flyer

Address:
SpinNations Skating Center
8345 Congress Street
Port Richey, FL 34668

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Tiny Tot Skate & Bounce Flyer image courtesy of SpinNations

Join Your Usborne Book Buddy for a Monthly Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.
Date: First Monday of every month
Location: British Delicious
Cost: The activities are FREE, you pay only for your food/beverage
Register/Info: (727) 648-4956; Usborne Book Buddy Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Join your Usborne Book Buddy for FREE family fun on the first Monday of each month.

In June, story time will feature a Music Together Demo Class with Ms. Colleen followed by a story with Ms. Erika. British Delicious will offer a tasty menu, and Usborne Books will be available for purchase. Follow the Usborne Book Buddy Facebook Page to find out what activities will be planned for future months.

Address:
British Delicious
833 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Chick-fil-A Kids: Mommy & Me Monthly Event at Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza

Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza Upcoming Events FlyerTime: 8:30-10 a.m.
Date: 2nd & 4th Monday of each month beginning May 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza
Cost: The activities are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: (727) 398-0777; Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza Facebook

What’s Doing?
Mommy & Me bi-weekly play dates will feature story time with the cow (2nd Monday of the month) and a craft (4th Monday of the month) as moms and their little ones have fun making new friends.

Address:
Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza
10790 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL 33772

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Events Flyer image courtesy of Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza

Breakfast BINGO at Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza

Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza Upcoming Events FlyerTime: 9-10 a.m.
Date: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month beginning May 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza
Cost: The activities are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: (727) 398-0777; Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza Facebook

What’s Doing?
Moms, bring your little ones make new friends while you eat breakfast and play BINGO on the first and third Monday of each month. There will be great prizes to be won!

Address:
Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza
10790 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL 33772

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Events Flyer image courtesy of Chick-fil-A Seminole Plaza

Mr. Strong Foundation: Helping Special Needs Families

Mr. Strong Foundation LogoWhat’s Doing?
The Mr. Strong Foundation was founded to help special-needs children receive occupational, speech and physical therapy needs not being covered by insurance. If you have a child that meets this criteria, download their Grant Application, compile your grant package, and submit it to the address provided on the application.

The Mr. Strong Foundation may be able to help alleviate the financial stress that paying out of pocket for occupational, physical and speech therapy services is causing your family. The Foundation does not ask questions regarding how much money your family makes.

They Want to Help, But You Need to Apply
Log onto www.mrstrongfoundation.org and click the “Need Help” tab. Download, complete and submit the grant application. The Mr. Strong Foundation Grant Review Committee will review it and get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

Visit the Mr. Strong Foundation on Facebook.

Mr. Strong Foundation Logo and Cartoon images courtesy of the Mr. Strong Foundation, Inc.

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