Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Location: Cypress Meadows Community Church
Cost: FREE, but you must register (NOTE: Admission is FREE, but you must reserve a ticket to be entered in the grand prize drawing)
Info: (727) 725-4570; Website
Everyone is welcome to join in a special Christmas simulcast specifically geared to elementary school-aged children and their parents. Join Cypress Meadows Community Church in Studio 4:12 with VeggieTales and What’s in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer as he debuts his brand new Christmas special: Why Do We Call It Christmas? Children and their families will learn all about why we celebrate Christmas the way we do – with Christmas trees and Santa Claus — and why it’s on December 25!
Break for Christmas treats (coffee, hot cocoa, cider, donuts, etc.), some cool giveaway prizes, and an opportunity to join Phil and his friends from the What’s in the Bible? series — Buck Denver, Cap’n Pete, Sunday School Lady, Clive, Ian and more — to discover new meanings to your favorite holiday traditions.
Cypress Meadows Community Church
2180 North McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011 & Saturday, October 29, 2011
Location: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
Cost: Admission is $3/person (there is no charge for children under 36 inches tall); Some activities require an additional fee; Snack booths with snacks for purchase; Parking: Parking for the event will be in the Sears parking lot at Gulfview Square Mall
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park is hosting their annual “Halloween in the Woods” — a 2-day event offering a variety of fun events, including:
— Haunted Halloween trail
— Candy treats for children
— Games and prizes
— Petting zoo
— Inflatable space walk
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: From the Facebook Event Page, it looks like the haunted trail will be VERY scary, and this is the main feature of this event. However, if you have young children as well, the event does offers several activities that should be suitable for all members of the family to enjoy. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact the event directly.
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
(located behind Gulfview Square Mall on Salt Springs Road)
Port Richey, FL 34673
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
Location: Morton Plant Hospital’s Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center-Trinity
St. Joseph’s Hospital is hosting a family-friendly event featuring:
— FREE health screenings
— Health education tables and tours of Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center
— Pumpkin decorating
— Face painting
— Balloon artists
— Video games
Meet physicians as well as other health care staff and learn about a variety of services available to you in the community from Morton Plant Mease.
Even Better! Snacks and beverages will be provided, as well as giveaways.
Morton Plant Hospital
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center-Trinity
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Location: Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church-SOUTH Campus
Bring the family out for a day of FREE food, fun and frivolity! This is an event for the whole community, featuring:
— Live entertainment
— Hay rides
— Bounce house
— RAP House
— HPH Hospice
— Pasco Co. Health Dept. and Flu shots
— Lucy the Grief Therapy Dog
— and more!
Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church
8812 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Thanks for letting us know about this event, Debra!
Time: Registration Begins: 9 a.m.; Walk Begins: 11 a.m.; Fun in Central Park: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: $5 registration (Click Here to register) This event benefits the National Down Syndrome Society.
Info: (727) 462-2274; Website
Bring the whole family out for a 1-mile walk around and through beautiful Largo Central Park, followed by a fun-filled day. This event is for all ages, and no special training is necessary for the walk.
Fun in Central Park
Following the walk, families can relax and have fun in the park with games, giveaways, music, food, raffles, entertainment and more! Special prizes awarded for:
— Top individual fundraiser
— Top team fundraiser
— Most original team t-shirt
— Oldest and youngest buddy
— Buddy that traveled the farthest
NOTE: Upon checking-in at Registration, participants will receive a t-shirt, lunch tickets and other event-day materials. (Note: T-shirts cannot be guarantee for on-site registration)
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Time: 7-9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 4-6 p.m. (Sun.)
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011; Saturday, October 29, 2011 & Sunday, October 30, 2011
Location: Pump It Up of Westchase
Cost: $10/child, FREE for parents
Info: (813) 854-2222; Website (We received this information in an e-mail from Pump It Up of Westchase)
Pump It Up of Westchase is hosting a Not So Spooky Halloween Bash on three separate days. The Halloween Spooktacular includes airbrushed tattoo’s, multi-colored glow necklaces, Halloween treats, and plenty of spooky bouncing under their FX lighting!
Pump It Up of Westchase
12878 Commodity Place
Tampa, FL 33626
Thanks for passing along the information, Deirdre!
Event Disclaimer: The Halloween events we post as “Non-Scary Halloween Events” are not INTENDED to be scary so that small children can enjoy them, too. However, there are many aspects of the Halloween celebration — costumes, masks, carved pumpkins, scarecrows, witches, etc. — that a child may personally find to be frightening. Please use your discretion when deciding to attend a Non-scary Halloween Event with your little one. Nobody knows your child better than you!
Time: 5-9 p.m. (Thurs.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.), 12-11 p.m. (Sat.) & 12-8 p.m. (Sun.)
Date: Sneak Peak Event: Thursday, October 20, 2011; Friday, October 21, 2011 through Sunday, October 23, 2011
Location: Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Cost: FREE parking and admission; Pre-sale Food/Ride Tickets: $10/sheet of 18, $20/single-day wristband, $45/all-weekend wristband; Day of Event Food/Ride Tickets: $1/ticket, $25/single-day wristband, $45/all-weekend wristband; Raffle Tickets: $75 each with only 500 being sold (To purchase tickets, contact the Church Office at (813) 933-2859)
Info: (813) 933-2859; Website
Join Most Holy Redeemer for family fun at this year’s Fall Carnival. It promises to be bigger and better, with new rides, food and entertainment. Enjoy the rides and live entertainment all weekend long. Bingo is also being offered during the event; you can visit the website to download a Bingo flyer.
Most Holy Redeemer
10110 N. Central Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Location: The Lotus Room
Cost: $30 for one child, $15 per additional child
Info: Advance registration required: call (813) 254-6777 or register online at The Lotus Room (Select Oct. 21 as the date, scroll down to “Halloween Party,” then click the “Sign Up Now” button)
Put on your Halloween costume and hop into the Kula Room, because The Lotus Room is hosting a Halloween party for kids age 4-12. Parents can drop kids off for a fun, safe night of yoga, games, a craft project, singing, stories and relaxation. Come in costume for Halloween fun! Children are also invited to bring along a robe or layers for added coziness.
Even Better! Dinner is provided!
The Lotus Room
1101 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Location: Fossil Park Fire Station
All Children’s Hospital, Kohl’s Cooks for Kids, St. Pete Fire and Rescue-Fossil Park Station, and Radio Disney are stirring up some fun and challenging families to come out and show-off their culinary skills at this fun and tasty event. But you don’t have to to complete in the cook-off to have a great time at this event! Families who don’t want to compete are encouraged to come and sample the tasty entries. The event will also include:
— Fire safety demonstrations
— Helicopter landing
— Bike rodeo
— K-9 demonstrations
— Radio Disney
— and more!
Do You Have a Winning Recipe?
To be selected to participate in the chili cook-off, families will need to submit a healthy recipe to our nutrition and culinary experts by October 8, 2011. Chili recipe categories include:
— All About Beans
— Lean and Mean (red meat)
— Very Veggie (Vegetarian)
— Fowl Bowl (Chicken Chili)
— Gobble It Up (turkey Chili)
The event is designed for children who are in grades 1-6 plus one adult to assist with the all kitchen duties. Click Here for Firehouse Family Chili Cook-off Guidelines. If you have questions, please call contact us at 727-767-6923 or Fit4Allkids@allkids.org.
The judges will be looking for the following in each recipe: nutrition, creativity and taste. The Kids Choice Award will be judged by their expert panel of judges, the young chefs who participate, and the youth who attend this event and vote for their favorite chili recipe.
— Everyone who participates will receive a Kohl’s Cooks for Kids goody bag.
— Kids Choice Award will receive a $75 gift card to Toy’s R Us
— Top 3 grand-prize winners will receive a Publix gift card. 3rd Place: $75, 2nd Place: $100, 1st Place: $150
Fossil Park Fire Station
6975 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Location: Temple Terrace Fire Department – Fire Station #1
Info: (813) 506-6700; Website
Bring the kids out to learn about fire safety. Children will experience what it’s like to be a firefighter, putting out simulated house fires with water hoses. They’ll save a barn from burning down and learn how to safely escape a smoke-filled room. Scheduled events include:
— Vehicle extrication demonstration at 12 p.m.
— TECO Power City exhibit
— Firefighters will set simulated residences on fire at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to demonstrate the effectiveness and importance of sprinklers in a residential setting.
— “Built for Life” exhibit
— Kids’ Fire Academy
— The Temple Terrace Police Department will be on hand to offer child fingerprinting
— Temple Terrace Lodge 330 F&AM will offer FREE Child IDs
— Puppet shows
— Firefighting demonstrations
— Interactive exhibits
— Plenty of firefighting equipment on hand, including ladder trucks, pumpers and rescue vehicles
Temple Terrace Fire Department – Fire Station #1
124 Bullard Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33617