school supplies

Tax-free shopping for school supplies, apparel & electronics

By Patti Roth Eligible electronic equipment, school supplies and apparel are sold without state sales tax during a tax-free event in Florida. The tax-free shopping week is August 7 to August 16 for back-to-school and other purchases. During the week, eligible items are exempt from the regular 6 percent Florida sales tax. Qualifying items include […]

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Vacation discounts in Naples, Delray Beach, Florida Keys & others in Florida

By Patti Soak up the sun and surf in Florida, and take advantage of vacation discounts, including resorts and hotels in the Florida Keys, Delray Beach and Naples. Some of the discounts offered by Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and Travelzoo are 40 percent to 50 percent off, or more. These are among the freshest […]

Drum Circle in Meridian Hill (Malcolm X) Park

Weekly Sunset Drum Circle

Whether you enjoy making music, dancing, or just listening, be a part of the Sunset Drum Circle, every Sunday, an hour before sunset till 10 p.m., on Treasure Island Beach. Hand drums, percussion instruments, violins, tubas, and all sacred instruments of the earth are welcomed. If you don’t have an instrument, a few extra drums are […]

Dali Museum

Free weekly events for kids at The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum offers two free weekly events for children. Storytime for Families is held on Thursdays, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event features selected books from The Dali Museum library and store. Every Saturday, from 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dillydally with Dali is an event that allows children to discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and […]


Free monthly event at Glazer Children’s Museum.

On the first Tuesday of each month, at Glazer Children’s Museum, The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County presents a Free Admission Tuesday program for children and adults. This family fun event is held between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and aligns with the Children’s Board’s mission to promote the well-being of children and families. The museum is located […]


$1 baseball tickets on Tuesdays at Threshers Ballpark

Take your friends or family out to the ball game to watch the Clearwater Threshers play on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field. General admission, hot dogs, 12oz draft beers, 16oz soft drinks, popcorn, peanuts, ice cream sandwiches and more are all just a dollar. The ball park is located at 601 Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765. For […]


Weedon Island Preserve hosts a free event, twice a month, for children

On the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Weedon Island Preserve offers a program called Wee-Time for children, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The program teaches children the wonders of the natural and cultural world through stories and hands-on activities. The event is recommended for ages 3 to 5 and registration is required. The facility is located at 1800 […]


Free Guided Photography Hikes at Weedon Island Preserve

Weedon Island Preserve, a coastal system that’s home to numerous species of native plants and animals, offers a free photography hike once a month. The hike is guided by experienced volunteers and provides opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. To help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve, center volunteers highlight seasonal elements of the Preserve and […]


Free Guided Bird Hikes at Weedon Island Preserve

Once a month, Weedon Island Preserve, a well-known birding site, hosts a free guided bird hike called The Great Weedon Bird Quest. Join experienced volunteers on the quest to find Weedon Island Preserve birds. The hikes are designed to take advantage of all levels of birding experience. Binoculars and bird guides are available. The hike is from […]