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2013 Illuminated Night Parade Kicks-off Grand Prix Race Weekend

Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Location: Central Avenue and 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost: FREE; Park in the Baywalk Garage and the South Core Garage on 1st Avenue South (handicap parking will be available on the south side of 5th Avenue, East of Bayshore Drive)
Info: St. Pete Suncoasters Illuminated Light Parade Web Page

What’s Doing?
Floats, krewes, marching bands, neighborhood associations, dance troupes and the Grand Prix drivers in their show cars, will wind through the streets of downtown St. Pete in celebration of the official start of the Grand Prix Race Weekend. The parade will begin at Central Avenue and 5th Street, travel east on Central Avenue, head north on 2nd Street, then east on 1st Avenue North, and finally turn north on Beach Drive to end at 5th Avenue North.

Central Avenue and 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Check Out the First Chicane in the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge of IndyCar Racing at Tyrone Square


*** UPDATE: The competition will start around noon near Tires Plus. *** Time: 1-5 p.m. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Location: Tyrone Square Mall (in the parking lot along side Tyrone Square Boulevard) Cost: FREE Info: Tyrone Square Facebook Page What’s Doing? The first chicane (a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers […]

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Bay Chapel Family Fun Fest


Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (All the activities will start immediately after service) Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 Location: Bay Chapel @ Bartels Middle School Cost: FREE Info: (813) 406-0367; E-mail info@baychapel.com; Bay Chapel Website What’s Doing? Bay Chapel would like to invite your family to check them out. Everything kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with […]

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Embarking on an Exciting New Adventure with Tampa Bay Moms Blog!

WDTB Car Decal

Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with several other local mom bloggers at one of Tampa’s most popular lunch spots, Datz. The reason for this lunch? We are joining forces to build a website that combines all our passion for parenting and community in a lively, relevant and timely forum especially for Bay […]

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Blog App + Blu-ray Combo Pack GIVEAWAY!

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in stores 3/19/13

*** This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to Tammy Cuevas for posting the winning comment #21, and thank you to everyone who participated! Please continue to enjoy the blog app. *** Sunday’s Target circular advertises that you can get a FREE Bilbo Baggins LEGO figurine with the purchase of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray […]

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FREE Kid’s Activities and Live Music at the 5th Annual Winthrop Fine Arts Festival

Paint spilled from paint tubes

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 & Sunday, March 24, 2013 Location: Winthrop Town Centre Cost: FREE admission and parking Info: (813) 681-3480; Winthrop Arts Festival Website; An ad for this event appeared in the North of Tampa section of the Sunday, March 17 edition of the Tampa Bay Times What’s Doing? […]

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21st Annual Hare Racing Experience for Epilepsy

Hare Racing Image

Time: 5K: 8 a.m., 1-Mile: 8:45 a.m. & Fun Runs: 9:15 a.m Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Location: University of South Florida (Track & Field Stadium) Cost: Advance registration fees: $15/individual 5K ($20 after March 27), $10/individual 1-mile ($15 after 3/27), $7 for Fun Run (ages 6 and younger); Group registration is also available *** […]

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SpinNations Skate Night Fundraiser for St. Jude’s

Roller skates

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 Location: SpinNations Skating Center Cost: Admission is $5; Skate rental: $2 quads, $3 inlines (100% of proceeds from admission will be donated to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital) Info: (727) 847-4336; What’s Doing? SpinNations will host a special Skate Night in support of St Jude’s Children Hospital. Bring […]

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Easter Bonnet Contest and Parade at the Pinellas County Fair

Pinellas County Fair Logo

Time: 5-11 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), 3 p.m.-12 a.m. (Fri.), 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Sat.) & 12-10 p.m. (Sun.) Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 through Sunday, March 24, 2013 Location: Tropicana Field Cost: Purchased in advance at Walgreens, online or on the Pinellas County Fair Facebook page, General Admission is $5 ($7 at the fair); Admission […]

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Rita’s Celebrates the First Day of Spring with FREE Italian Ice

Rita's First Day of Spring Flyer (sm)

Time: 12-9 p.m. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Location: All open Rita’s Italian Ice Shops Cost: One FREE cup of Italian Ice per guest (see store for details and restrictions) Info: Rita’s Website What’s Doing? Rita’s is marking the first day of spring with FREE Italian Ice, a tradition they have been upholding for the […]

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