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Experience Wonders of Nature at Florida’s Largest Home Show

Time: 11 a.m.6 p.m. (Fri.); 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.)
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012-Sunday, October 21, 2012
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall)
Cost: $8/adult, $7/senior (55+), and FREE for children under 12 with an adult
Info: For more information call Turner Exposition Corp. at (813) 677-6925; Florida’s Largest Home Show Website; Buy tickets

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Florida’s Largest Home Show will be loaded with ideas, information and tips everyone can use to improve their homes inside and out, with more than 900 exhibits will inspire and inform.

Wonders of Nature - ParrotGive the kids a break from browsing and buying to enjoy the FREE (with admission) Wonders of Nature wildlife show (three times daily: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.), where you’ll see raptors flying inches above your head, a talking parrot, a giant python, and a flying squirrel.

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610

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Thanks to Brooke at Harmon Tampa for supplying this event information.

Logo Image: Turner Exposition
Parrot Image: Wonders of Nature

Immanuel Lutheran School Celebrates Oktoberfest With Food and Lots of Family Fun!

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Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Costume contest (kids and adults): 11 a.m. Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Immanuel Lutheran School Cost: FREE admission; Tickets are available at the door for the games; Cash is required for food, beverages and secure document shredding. Info: (813) 685-1978 What’s Doing? Immanuel Lutheran School’s annual Oktoberfest event will feature […]

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“Celebrate More Harry Potter™ with Pottermore” Halloween Event


Time: 7 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Location: Barnes & Noble-Dale Mabry Cost: FREE, but registration is required (To register, you need to sign up on Pottermore.com and go through the activities associated with the chapters of the book until you come to the “sorting” chapter, where you will get sorted into a house; […]

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Come Out and Play Day: A Playful City USA Celebration

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Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Location: Frances Park Cost: FREE Info: (727) 841-4560; City of New Port Richey Website; New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center on Facebook What’s Doing? A Playful City goes a long way setting in motion ways to develop healthier and happier children, a greener city, better […]

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Fall Into Good Health Fall Festival 2012

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Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 Location: Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center Cost: FREE dinner and family fun (Registration is required) Info: (727) 940-2875; Fall Festival Website; Register for this event online What’s Doing? Bring the whole family … and friends, too … for FREE dinner and family fun, including: — Face painting […]

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Meet Brobee, Foofa & Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba at Vans “Off The Wall!”

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Time: 1-3:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Vans (Lower Level near Dillard’s) Cost: FREE, but space is limited Info: International Plaza Website What’s Doing? Vans “Off The Wall” and Yo Gabba Gabba are teaming up for this special event where kids can meet characters Brobee Foofa and Plex live and in person. There […]

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Kids Can Volunteer to Help Color Placemats for Meals on Wheels Kids Giving Thanks Packages


Time: 11:30 a.m. Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 Location: Silly Dilly Tot Spot Cost: FREE Info: (813) 839-8687 What’s Doing? Bring your kids to Silly Dilly Tot Shop so they can help color Thanksgiving-themed placemats for Meals on Wheels Kids Giving Thanks Packages. Children will get to sign the placemats they color and include the […]

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Whole Foods Market Carrollwood Sneak Peek Tours & Grand Opening!

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*** IMPORTANT! Registration for the Sneak Preview Tour will NOT open until October 18! Please do not try to register before that date. *** Sneak Preview Tours Time: TBD Date: Monday, October 29, 2012 Location: Whole Foods Market Carrollwood Cost: Suggested $5/guest donation will benefit the Bob Sierra Family YMCA’s scholarship program (NOTE: Individual time […]

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PDQ St. Petersburg Will Hold its Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 14

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Time: 11 a.m. Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 Location: PDQ St. Petersburg Cost: Activities are FREE, you pay only for your food Info: PDQ St. Petersburg on Facebook What’s Doing? PDQ has announced that its newest location in St. Petersburg will officially open on Sunday, October 14. As part of the grand opening celebration, PDQ […]

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Feed Your Child’s Imagination With Breakfast and a FREE Book from Scholastic, Kellogg’s and Walmart

Feed Their Imagination FREE Book Offer from Kellogg's, Scholastic and Walmart

What’s the Freebie? Literacy is the key to success in school and in life. To help set children up for success, Kellogg’s, Scholastic and Walmart are teaming up to give books to kids. When you purchase two specially marked Kellogg’s products or one Kellogg’s Tri-Pack at Walmart, you can get a coupon that will allow […]

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