“Creative Loafing” & Tampa Bay Club Sport Field Day 2012

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: USF Fowler Fields
Cost: FREE for spectators; Food and beverages available for purchase (Proceeds from beer sales and the Charity Challenge benefit Special Olympics of Hillsborough County)
Info: (813) 739-4815; Website

Creative Loafing & Tampa Bay Club Sport Field Day 2012 logoWhat’s Doing?
Teams of 5-10 members compete in a wacky, good-spirited competition with 10 unique games, including:
— Dizzy Bat Spin
— Relay Race
— Chain Gang Dash
— Obstacle Course
— Rubber Ducky Fling
— Charity Challenge
— Quarter Back Challenge
— Cherry Pie Hunt
— Flip Cup Relay
— Between-the-Knees Ball Pass
— Extreme Team Dash

There will also be food and music all day. Winning teams are feared, respected, and forever known as Field Day Champions!

University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Lakeshore Learning Store's Dr. Seuss Event E-mail FlyerTime: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: Lakeshore Learning Store
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 207-0468; Website

What’s Doing?

Bring the kids to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with games, crafts and stories read every hour!

Even Better! You can print out a “Buy One, Get One 50% Off” coupon to bring with you!

Lakeshore Learning Store
4501 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609

Mixing In Math: Soaring Towers

Books stackedTime: 1-1:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, February 28,2012
Location: John F. Germany Public Library (Children’s Area)
Cost: FREE, but registration is required
Info: To register, please e-mail librarykids@ hillsboroughcounty.org or call (813) 276-2012; Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 5-8 will have fun stacking items to make soaring towers while learning about geometric awareness, measurement and spacial senses in the process.

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

Apples stacked: Image: zirconicusso / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

2012 Florida State Fair “National Salute to Veterans Day” … Enjoy FREE Admission After 4 p.m.

Time: FREE admission begins at 4 p.m.; Cracker Country: until 6 p.m.; Expo Hall, Florida Center, Special Events and Livestock: until 9 p.m.; Midway: until 11 p.m.
Date: Monday, February 20, 2012
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds
Cost: FREE admission for everyone; Tickets cost $1 each, with rides averaging around 5 tickets; Ride bands run around $30
Info: WebsiteFerris Wheel

What’s Doing?
Want to bring the kids to enjoy the State Fair, but find that it’s just too expensive, what with rides, games, food, drinks and souvenirs on top of the price of admission? On the final day of the Fair, everyone can get FREE admission, which can help make the rest of the costs more bearable.

Many shows, attractions and strolling entertainment take place daily that are FREE to enjoy, plus there are animals to visit and Cracker Country to explore. Avoiding rides and Midway games will significantly reduce the cost of going to the Fair, but if you just can’t get away without them, then the FREE admission will at least help.

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610

Image: Photography by BJWOK / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

65th Annual Fiesta Day

Party streamersTime: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: 7th Avenue in Ybor City
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 241-8838; Website

What’s Doing?
The 65th Annual Fiesta Day is a FREE, family-oriented street festival celebrating the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled Ybor City at the turn of the 19th Century. La Setima (7th Avenue) will be closed to traffic for the event.
— Dance in the streets to Latin music
— Enjoy the diversity of talents on the Youth Stage
— Sample ethnic cuisine at “Sabor de Ybor”
— Shop for unique gifts from arts & crafts vendors

Ybor City
7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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