April 20 and 21st, Wellness Sale Day: 20% off all vitamins, supplements and body care at Nature’s Food Patch, Clearwater. Visit www.naturesfoodpatch.com for more information.
April 21st, Gang Deterrence Program: The Clearwater East Library will be showing a series of Spanish movies as part of a gang deterrence program in cooperation with the Clearwater Police Department and The Hispanic Outreach Center. Sin Nombre will be screened at 3:30 p.m. The movie is rated R for violence and gang activity. Following the movie there will be a talk session with the Clearwater Police Department to discuss how to avoid gang involvement. Ages 15 to 20. Free. The Clearwater East Library is located 2251 Drew St. For more information, call (727) 562-4970.
April 21st: The Clearwater Chapter, Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution Meeting: Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd, Dunedin. Meetings start at 11:30 with a social period, a luncheon at noon, followed by Rebecca O'Dell Townsend who will present the April Program on "Our Current Constitutional Crisis". Cost is $18 per person paid in advance, $20 at the door. Suggested attire is sport coat and tie. Wives and guests are encouraged to attend. Call 727-535-1833April 22nd, Earth Day Open House at Cancer Center for Public: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. WellSpring Oncology, 6600 Sixty Sixth Street North, St. Petersburg, is opening their doors to the public in celebration of their anniversary and Earth Day! Everyone is invited to attend this OPEN HOUSE event in order to meet the physicians and staff, learn about the center and of course be educated on cancer prevention, risks and treatment options.Guests will enjoy a BBQ during the day with activities such as free massages and mini-manicures. Come during the evening to enjoy wine, foods from around the world and great company. Entertainment included – NO COST!
April 22nd – May 2nd, Gulfport Community Players present “Cookin’ with Gus”: Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets: $15. Contact 727-322-0316.
April 22nd, Kitchen Updating/Renovation – The Basics: Updating or remodeling a kitchen can be an overwhelming project. This free workshop on the basics of a Kitchen project will discuss what the steps are in a Kitchen project, how to get started, what to look out for, and current trends in kitchens.12580 Enterprise Blvd, Largo. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Space is limited -- to reserve a seat, please call 727-535-4114 or email gary@traditionscabinetry.
April 20th, Bay Area Elder Consumer Protection Expo: Free and open to the public, the expo provides individuals from the community with the opportunity to obtain materials and receive services promoting knowledge about elder consumer protection related matters. The expo includes exhibitor booths with representatives from local, state, and federal consumer agencies, free on-site shredding services, do-not-call/opt-out registration kiosks, free credit report kiosks, and several brief informational public service presentations. 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Stetson University College of Law (Great Hall & Mann Lounge), 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport.
April 22nd, Decoding Da Vinci: The Guided VIP Tour: Explore the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, a man ahead of his time, on a guided tour of the science, art, and inventions within Da Vinci – The Genius. Search through historical evidence of da Vinci’s fascination with disciplines as diverse as engineering, anatomy, physics, music and art. Each tour is lead by a MOSI da Vinci educator. Tours conclude with a cappuccino chat about the latest da Vinci controversies. 3:00 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. MOSI Members: $12 per program. Nonmembers: $20 per program. For more information, or to register call 813-987-6000 or visit www.mosi.org .
April 23rd, Relay for Life South Tampa: Begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at noon on Saturday, April 24th. Plant High School, 2415 South Himes Avenue, Tampa. To donate or join a Relay team, visit www.relayforlife.org/southtampafl
April 23rd, 4th Friday Clearwater: Party in Cleveland Street, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., Downtown Clearwater.
April 23rd – May 16th, Hair: The 60’s Musical that changed the world. Hair is the story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during a lifetime of war. With a groundbreaking rock score featuring such classics as “Aquarius”, “Let the Sunshine In”, and “Good Morning Starshine”, Hair depicts the birth of a cultural movement that changed American forever. American Stage, Downtown St. Pete. Call (727)-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org for more information.
April 23rd, Palm Harbor Montessori Academy Earth Day Celebration: This year’s theme is “Our Peaceful Planet” The value of the Earth’s resources are an important part of the curriculum at PHMA, which includes learning peaceful conflict resolution, recycling, gardening, conserving our natural resources and composting using the tumblers on campus. The celebration is a culminating event that showcases all of the students’ work and dedication to protecting our precious planet. The program for the day at PHMA includes banner displays, student performances, arts and crafts using recycled materials. All attending will be encouraged to wear green and blue, representing the color’s of the earth. The morning will begin with a tasty Pancake Breakfast served and prepared by the New Middle School students and families. The Senior Elementary students will perform our traditional Maypole Dance
April 23rd, FREE Pops in the Park Concerts: Enjoy free Pops in the Park Concerts under the stars with your Florida Orchestra, offering a fun mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites with Stuart Chafetz conducting. 7:30 pm. Compton Park at Tampa Palms located at 16101 Compton Drive in Tampa; hosted by Tampa Palms Owners Association.
April 23rd, Cristine Lavin: The comedian is returning to Pinellas Park, and she's bringing a friend. Christine Lavin and Don White will perform at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Doors open at 7:00 pm, the concert begins at 7:30. Purchase tickets for $22 in advance, $27 at the door, from area outlets or online from Caberfeidh Productions. For additional information, contact Sandra D. Coburn at 1-800-351-8992 or visit www.caberfeidhproductions.com.
April 23rd and 24th, Michele Levin Solo Art Exhibition: Grand Opening of the Art & Wine Gallery, featuring the artwork of Michele Levin at Art & Wine Gallery of Clearwater Beach, 387 1/2 Mandalay Avenue Clearwater Beach. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Call (727) 441-2400 for more information.
April 24th, Strut Your Stuff 3K Walk: Meet at Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., 9AM-NOON. Walk about town to benefit Senior Center fitness center and programs. Opportunity drawings, free information. All ages welcome. Entry fee $10. Contact 727-893-1231.
April 24th, Rotary Club of Clearwater Annual Kingfish Tournament: 7 A.M. Bimini start and 4 P.M. weigh-in at the Clearwater Yacht Club. The mandatory Captain’s Meeting is at 7 P.M. on Friday, April 23rd, at The Clearwater Yacht Club. The Annual Kingfish Tournament is the Rotary Club of Clearwater’s primary fundraising activity each year. Since the tournament’s inception in 1993, RCC has generated over $800,000 that has been distributed to local charities. For specific details on prize structure, entry forms, and Tournament schedule please refer to the official Rules & Regulations, available at http://www.clearwaterrotary.org/.
April 24th, FREE Pops in the Park Concerts: Enjoy free Pops in the Park Concerts under the stars with your Florida Orchestra, offering a fun mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites with Stuart Chafetz conducting. 7:30 pm. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Downtown Tampa
April 24th, Tampa Pet Adoption EXPO: 10am-4pm at the Florida State Fairgronds. Admission is free. Dozens of rescue groups with adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, bunnies and, for the first time parrots, of all shapes, sizes and breeds will brings hundreds of pets looking for forever homes. Over a dozen vendors will offer one-of-a-kind pet products and services for pet lovers. This spring's booth decorating contest is all about Parrotheads since the great Jimmy Buffet crowd will be enjoying a concert the evening of the Expo. Due to the size of the Expo and hundreds of animals there, we recommend leaving your current pets home.
April 24th, Celebrate Astronomy Day and the Grand Opening of “Hubble” in IMAX: Hubble, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Hubble, with an unprecedented look at the final repairs to the Hubble telescope. The film takes audiences right alongside the spacewalking crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis and offers breathtaking up-close, giant screen imagery of distant galaxies, the birth of stars and planets and more. Guests will be invited to celebrate the film by making their own telescope to take home with them. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. Event is FREE with paid MOSI Admission. Visit www.mosi.org for more information.
April 24th, Kathleen Madigan: Comedian. The Capitol Theatre, Downtown Clearwater. www.rutheckerdhall.com.
April 24th, Lakeland Walk for Wishes: Benefits Make A Wish. TigerTown, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Registration begins at 2:30, Walk begins at 3:30. Lakeland Tigers Game begins at 5:00. $10 registration, $20 with game. Visit http://lakelandwalkforwishes.wishcentral.org for more information.
April 24th, WSJT 15th Annual Smooth Jazz Fest: FREE admission, $20 reserved seating tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com. Noon to 11:30 p.m., www.wsjt.com, 562-4700. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for a day of great music. Featuring Oleta Adams, Spencer Day, and Jessy J. The event will feature vendors, food and drink concessions and a kids play area. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
April 25th, Clearwater Chorus Spring Concert: Recognized as one of our city’s oldest musical organizations and the featured Ruth Eckerd Hall adult choir, the Clearwater Chorus returns to the main stage for their Spring concert. Join us for a lovely afternoon filled with beautiful voices, the spirit of fellowship and the shared love of music. 2:00 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Ticket are $15 and available at www.rutheckerdhall.com or by calling (727)-791-7400.
April 25th, WQYK Fun 'n Sun Toyota Country Concert: FREE admission, $20 reserved seating tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com. Noon to 9:30 p.m., www.wqyk.com, 562-4700. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for a day of great music. Featuring Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, Blackberry Smoke, Burns & Poe, The Harters, and Josh Thompson. The event will feature vendors, food and drink concessions and a kids play area. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
April 28th, Sustainable Aqua-tecture @ The Studio@620: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Designer Erica Williams, M. Arch, will present her sustainable community that is "all over the water." Peter Kageyama will serve as moderator. Free, doors open at 7pm. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Please RSVP: http://www.pieraquarium.org/events/event_details.asp?id=99548
April 28th, Harem Nights Hafla: Enjoy a spectacular showcase of belly dancers from the Tampa Bay Area and beyond. There will also be a bazaar of belly dance costumes, accessories, and music as well as special visits from Tarot Card Readers and Henna Artists, plus a great raffle with lots of belly dance items to win. Doors open at 7:00pm, show time is at 8:00p. $5.00 cover, kids under 5 free. Acropolis Clearwater, 13575 58th North (Ulmerton Road). Reservations are recommended. Call (727) 538-4273 for more information.
April 29th, Da Vinci & Drinks After Dark Lecture Series: Decoding Da Vinci with Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. An old saying goes: "Dead men tell no tales." That may be so. But do they paint pictures before their deaths that tell tales? Dan Brown in his novel The DaVinci Code seems to think that Leonardo DaVinci did paint a secret code into his rendering of the Last Supper – a code which suggests that Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife and that a story claiming she bore his child is true. Join Rabbi Richard Birnholz, Sr. of Congregation Schaarai Zedek as he uses religion, history and political theory to examine this claim and reach new, thought-provoking conclusions.MOSI Member price: $12 per person. Nonmember price: $20 per person. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org.
April 30th – May 28th, EarthVisions Art Exhibition: EarthVisionsis the first national Juried Art Exhibition featured at the MOSI Arc Gallery, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day 2010. The concept of Visions includes: a vivid mental image produced by the imagination; foresight, future goals or aspiration; a person or thing of extraordinary beauty. Artworks should explore any of these concepts as they relate to Earth. The exhibition is curated by Zarth Bertsch, Director, IMAX Dome Theatre, and Ofra Friedman, award winning sculptor, and will feature all media art, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video art. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 1st, $5 Day at MOSI: Theatre film and one Saunders Planetarium Show. *Some restrictions apply. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Excludes special engagement IMAX Dome Theatre films and special engagement exhibitions. Admission to DaVinci – The Genius can be added for $7 per person. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 1st, Q105 Fun 'n Sun Toyota Rocks the Park Concert: Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for a day of great musict. Featuring National Recording Artists Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, and more. Gates open at 5PM. FREE General Admission. Advanced Reserved Seating tickets available for $20 (not including service fees) at Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets. The event will feature vendors, food and drink concessions and a kid’s play area. For more information please visit www.tampabaysq105.com.
May 1st, Clearwater Airpark Open House: The Clearwater Airpark is hosting its annual Open House featuring Astronaut Nicole Stott from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a small ceremony honoring hometown astronaut Nicole Stott followed by free kids activities, reduced rate airplane and helicopter rides, a K-9 demonstration by the Clearwater Police Department and an
appearance by the Clearwater Fire Department*. Attendees will get a chance to see various aircrafts up close, such as a Coast Guard helicopter*, Army helicopter* and Bayflite Helicopter*. There will be free hot dogs and soft drinks while supplies last.*Appearances are contingent upon operational schedules. For more information, call (727) 443-3433.
May 1st, Tour de Trail Ride: Meets at noon at Skips bar on Dunedin’s Main Street for a Cinco de Mayo themed ride. Dig out all your decorations and costumes, and join everyone for a trip up the Trail. Planned stops are Skips, followed by the Dunedin House of Beer, followed by a new place to eat, Eli's BBQ. After fueling up at Eli's, we'll be heading north along the Trail to Eddies bar and Grill, then depending on time, heading north along the Trail to Ozona Blue and Ozona Pig, then turn around and head back to wrap things up at Beso del Sol on the water.
May 1st, FISH-ful Saturday: Ocean Habitat Protections: One World, One Ocean. Randy Runnels, Ph.D., manager of Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, will talk about how local conservation efforts are being used to show what can be done in China. noon-12:30pm talk followed by family craft activity. Program is free with admission to The Pier Aquarium; $5 adult and $4, student and senior.
May 1st, America’s Top Dog Model ® “Casting Call”: 11:00 a.m. (register by 10:30 a.m.). Is your dog eco-friendly? Do people stop you on the street to admire your stylish pooch? Well, dahling, we would like to see your adorable pet! America's Top Dog Model ® will hold a “casting call” at Hyde Park Village Shopping Plaza in Tampa, Florida ! Up to three finalists will be selected and featured in America’s Top Dog Model ® national calendar. Finalists selected at this “Casting Call” must submit a professional photo and required documents as stated in America’s Top Dog Model ® official Contest Rules by May 10. All “Casting Call” participants at the event will receive America’s Top Dog Model ® 2010 Calendar. For official rules visit: www.americastopdogmodel.com. More info is available at: www.tampapets.org.
May 1st, A Sustainable Collaboration at A "Green" House: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The second annual Sustainable Collaboration fundraiser to benefit The Pier Aquarium helps raise awareness of our ocean environment and sustainable eating. Ticket: $125 pp. The "Green" House is a private residence on Treasure Island and may be the most energy-efficient, energy-producing private residence in America today. RSVP and purchase tickets online: http://www.pieraquarium.org/events/event
May 1st, “Antiques in the Park: Clymer Park, Intersection of Gulfport Boulevard/22nd Avenue South and Beach Boulevards, Gulfport. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Lions Club Produced by Hula Hula Productions. Contact: 727-421-0441.
May 4th, Gulfport Council Meeting: City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., 7 p.m. Contact: 727-893-1012.
May 5th, $5 Cinco de Mayo Specials: All day on Cinco de Mayo guests enjoy $5 admission the IMAX® Dome film Ultimate Wave:Tahiti and $5 Tequila drinks. *Some restrictions apply. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 6th, Decoding Da Vinci: The Guided VIP Tour: 3 p.m. Explore the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, a man ahead of his time, on a guided tour of the science, art, and inventions within Da Vinci – The Genius. Search through historical evidence of da Vinci’s fascination with disciplines as diverse as engineering, anatomy, physics, music and art. Each tour is lead by a MOSI da Vinci educator. Tours conclude with a cappuccino chat about the latest da Vinci controversies. MOSI Members: $12 per program. Nonmembers: $20 per program. For more information, or to register call 813-987-6000 or visit www.mosi.org . Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa.
May 6th, Seeking Citizen Kane: Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, often considered among the top ten films of all time, occupies the top spot on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American movies. Most of us have watched this film, but how many have really seen the film and understood how Welles and his cinematographer utilized old and new techniques to create this masterpiece. Join us for a new look at this magnificent movie. Eckerd College Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) - Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue (enter by office door in alley behind the church).
May 7th and 8th, American Cancer Society Relay for Life: 6:00 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday, Coachman Park.
May 7th, Bo Burnham: Comedian and musician, Bo Burnham will make his Tampa Bay area debut when he performs at the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Friday, May 7 at 8 pm. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com for more information.
May 7th, Gulfport Art-Walk: Beach Blvd. S. (Waterfront District), 6 – 10 p.m., Contact: 727-322-5217.
May 7th, Bo Burnham: YouTube phenom, Comedian and musician, Bo Burnham will make his Tampa Bay area debut when he performs at the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Friday, May 7 at 8 pm. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com for tickets and more information.
May 7th, Science Café at MOSI: Nano, Nano. 6 pm – 9 pm. Join MOSI as we take science for a night out on the town! Sit down with scientists and experts to explore new ideas in a casual, fun environment. Participate in informal discussions about the mysteries of the universe over a beer, glass of wine, or coffee in the comforts of MOSI’s BAR 1570 (cash bar). MOSI and the Nanomaterials and Nonmanufacturing Research Center at the University of South Florida invite you to a Science Café to explore the uncanny world of the small. Take a glimpse into the future, and learn what we can do with nanotechnology and why wee have to have it. Admission to Science Café’s are free, but reservations are required. Call 813-987-6000 to reserve your space today! Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 8th, $5 IMAX® Dome Film and a Popcorn: Purchase one ticket to the IMAX® Dome film Ultimate Wave:Tahiti and one popcorn for only $5. *Some restrictions apply. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 8th, Lion’s Pancake Breakfast: 4630 Tifton Drive, Gulfport, 7 a.m. $4 – All you can eat! Contact: 727-321-5717.
May 8th, Boca Ciega Yacht Club Fun Day: 4600 Tifton Drive, 1 – 4 p.m. Free sailboat rides (weather permitting) Free hot dogs and soda (while they last), all ages welcome. Contact 727-345-2764.
May 8, Mother-Daughter Day Of Reflection: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa. $25 per person includes continental breakfast, presentation, activities, lunch and picture-taking. Come for a relaxing day of quality time with your mother and/or daughter (or anyone who is like a mother/daughter) and celebrate the wonderful legacies we've given to each other.
May 9th, Tampa Bay Children’s Theater Group performs “Sleeping Beauty”: 1:30pm. Tickets: $7.50 general admission or $10 reserved seating. Call 727-786-7544 to reserve.
May 9th, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The North American Tour will stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on May 9th at 7:30 p.m. Joe Cocker will also appear on the bill. www.ticketmaster.com.
May 9th, Rowan Cunningham Band: The Palladium, 253 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg. Doors open at 3:30 pm, the concert begins at 4:00 p.m. Purchase tickets for $20 in advance, $25 at the door, from The Palladium box office, (727) 822-3590.For additional information on The Rowan Cunningham Band concert, visit their website at www.rowancunninghamband.com.
May 12th, "Swing into Spring": Join Downtown Women's Club Tampa Bay and the Royal Racquet Club for an evening you won't forget. "Swing into Spring", May 12th, 6:30pm, is a 1 hour private tennis lesson at the Royal Racquet Club with professional tennis instructors. A yoga instructor will start the evening off with stretching techniques, then we will be divided into groups for a 1 hr. beginners' tennis lesson on the Racquet Club's courts. Admission: $10 non-members. Membership not required. Men also welcome to attend. Pre-registration required. Limited to first 20 registrants: http://www.meetup.com/DWCTampaBay/calendar/12728944/?success=event_edit_short&eventAction=editing
May 12th, Computer Genealogy: Renaissance Ties: 9 am – 11:30 am. Researching your roots has become a very popular pastime. Explore Leonardo Da Vinci’s ancestry and discover your own roots using the computer as a tool. Organize your family tree using special software. Learn how to find family members using the Internet. Trace ancestral lines and coats of arms with the tips and tricks learned in this workshop. MOSI Member price: $12 per person. Nonmember price: $16 per person. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 15th, St. Pete Beach Walk for Wished: Benefits Make A Wish. Tradewinds Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach. Registration begins at 8:30. Walk begins at 9:30. $10. Visit http://beachwalkforwishes.wishcentral.org for more information.
May 15th, Stone Soup & Dragon Dumplings: 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Scorch the dragon embarks on a magical journey of discovery in this interactive retelling of the classic folk tale as Grandma's attic is transformed into a storybook town where the act of sharing weaves a delicious spell and Scorch learns an important lesson. Ruth Eckerd Hall. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com for tickets and more information.
May 15th, $5 Café Special: Take a break during your visit to MOSI enjoy the Café’s Daily Special for only $5. Made fresh daily by Tampa’s own Chef John Sellers of Chef Images. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. For more information, visit www.mosi.org .
May 15th, Gulfport Art-Walk: Beach Blvd. S. (Waterfront District), 6 – 10 p.m. Contact: 727-322-5217.