Arts and Entertainment

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

  By Kathy L. Collins It’s Our World is the theme for this year’s seventh annual Big Draw which is a celebration of art and drawing. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. The event is free […]

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

Staff Report Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this September. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc.org, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events or call 273-3652. September is National Library Card Month. For information on how to […]

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

  By Kelly Legg With the popularity of the film and book series The Hunger Games, the sport of archery is skyrocketing. The Ferman Chevrolet Florida Archery Slam has seen more than 300 participants and the events are continuing to grow. The latest tournament, the Red Hot Saltwater Slam, was the most successful event to […]

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Ends Season, Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Ends Season, Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season with Summer Camp, Boast of New Elite Junior Gymnast  Tampa Bay Rhythmics Gymnastics, led by Owner and Head Coach Tyana Marlowe, was pleased to bring its competitive season to a close with its traditional week-long, end-of year-camp, showcasing its talented gymnasts, standout stars as well celebrity […]

Four Local Drive-In Theatres Keep history, Traditions Alive

Four Local Drive-In Theatres Keep history, Traditions Alive

  By Alexandra Booth A dream began in a driveway. Richard Hollingshead had a vision of an open-air movie theatre, where people could watch film from the comfort of a car. After vigorous testing for sound, weather conditions and car spacing, a patent was issued May 16, 1933. The first drive-in movie theatre opened up […]

Village Players Presents Fiddler On The Roof

Village Players Presents Fiddler On The Roof

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present Fiddler on the Roof beginning on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The remaining show dates include September 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. There will be a matinee on Sunday, September […]

Artists Needed For The Hillsborough County Fair

By Kathy L. Collins All artists, amateurs and professionals, young and old who live in Hillsborough County are invited to submit entries for the 2014 Hillsborough County Fair Fine Arts Show and Photography/Mixed Media Competition. The Hillsborough County Fair runs Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26 and Thursday, October 30 to Sunday, November 2. […]

Florida Orchestra: Pick Your Favorites With A “Compose Your Own “Series

Florida Orchestra: Pick Your Favorites With A “Compose Your Own “Series

  By Henry Adams With concerts starting in October, The Florida Orchestra’s new season is just around the corner.  In addition to the proverbial “something for everyone” including concerts from Rachmaninoff to Rock, Mozart to Mambos, Beethoven to Ben Folds and Carmina Burana to Christmas carols, the orchestra has announced British conductor Michael Francis as […]

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

  By Jenny Carle Upcoming Shopping Bazaar On Saturday, September 27 there will be a Shopping Bazaar at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The FishHawk Ranch Shopping Bazaar  is intended to create a space for artisans to sell their goods and […]

Busch Gardens Opens Falcon’s Fury To Park-Goers

Busch Gardens Opens Falcon’s Fury To Park-Goers

  By Kerri Snell After patiently awaiting the opening of Busch Gardens’ newest summer attraction, thrill-riders have the chance to be among the first to experience Falcon’s Fury.                                  According to Busch Gardens Public Relations Manager, Travis Claytor, after a soft opening last month, the ride is operating at various times throughout the day, but not […]