Arts and Entertainment

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

By Marie Gilmore Getting into the holiday season is easy in our house. We sit around the calendar and plan our annual family trips to Walt Disney World to get into the holiday spirit. First stop has to be Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Pick one of the 19 scheduled nights(…)

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

By Ali Renckens Nights of Shimmering Lights For the third consecutive year, Nights of Shimmering Lights will illuminate the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., in Dover (by S.R. 60). Nights of Shimmering Lights features  a leisurely 35-40 minute drive through a fantasyland of dazzling lights. New themes, such as the Storybook,(…)

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center’s newest exhibit, JFK in Tampa; The Exhibition, marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Tampa. This is a limited engagement exhibit which is available now through Sunday, December 8. Tens of thousands of people turned out to watch President John F. Kennedy’s(…)

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet will present the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. There will be four performances of Tchaikovsky’s seasonal ballet at Spoto High School Auditorium located at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive in Riverview. On Saturday, December 14 performances will be held at 2 p.m.(…)

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local resident and published author, Milt Harris, enthusiastically talks about his new books.Formerly employed at an international company for 30 years as business management, Harris has taken it upon himself to share the wealth of knowledge that he’s accumulated over those years. Through working with thousands of companies and dealing with the people in them(…)

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players, a non-profit community theatre, will present “A Christmas Spectacular” beginning with its opening night on Friday, December 6. There will be performances held over three weekends at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 508 N. 5th St. in Valrico.According to Gail Pierce, “This is a beautiful way(…)

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The November exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the wonderful and compelling photographs of James Graves. His exhibit entitled “Marking Questions” features 12 photographs. All of the photographs are in black and white, which adds to the allure of the exhibit.In his artist statement Graves said, “In this project,(…)

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins Local residents can begin the holiday season by attending one of the festive, holiday-themed activities at Center Place in Brandon this December. They have many fun, family-friendly activities planned. First up is the 3rd Annual Holiday Tea set for Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to(…)

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Press Release Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights,(…)

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

By Kathy L. Collins The Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit, which provides comprehensive post-adoption support to keep the “forever” in forever families, will hold its 1st Annual Gems & Jeans Ball. This event will be Saturday, November 23 from 7-10 p.m. inside Brandon Harley-Davidson located at 9841 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa.Tickets to this event are(…)