Events

The Firehouse Cultural Center In Ruskin Offers A Variety Of Events For The Whole Family

The Firehouse Cultural Center In Ruskin Offers A Variety Of Events For The Whole Family

By Kathy L. Collins The Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin has a great line up scheduled. The line up has something for everyone. Georgia Vahue, Executive Director said, “The Firehouse Cultural Center, a non-profit, offers top quality live entertainment from a variety of talented performers.” Vahue added, “It is simply the best small music and […]

Send In Your Creative Designs For The T-Shirt And Logo Contest For The 22nd Annual Manatee Festival Of The Arts

Send In Your Creative Designs For The T-Shirt And Logo Contest For The 22nd Annual Manatee Festival Of The Arts

By Kathy L. Collins The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce wants local artists, both amateurs and professionals, to submit an original design and compete in the 22nd Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts Logo and T-shirt Competition. Amateurs and professionals are on the same playing level. Artists, regardless of age, are invited to submit an entry. […]

Showmen’s Association Makes Christmas A Reality For Needy Children

Showmen’s Association Makes Christmas A Reality For Needy Children

By Sharon Still Many children are not able to have a Christmas filled with presents and other treats and the International Independent Showmen’s Association (IISA) of Riverview makes it possible for such children with its annual Christmas Party. This year, more than 300 of Hillsborough County’s needy and underprivileged children have been invited to the […]

Photographs Of Gangsters, Pirates And Cigars At The Florida Museum Of Photographic Art

Photographs Of Gangsters, Pirates And Cigars At The Florida Museum Of Photographic Art

By Kathy L. Collins The newest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is called “Gangsters, Pirates and Cigars: A Photographic History of Tampa 1879-1955”. The exhibit will run through Sunday, February 23. FMoPA is located at 400 N. Ashley Dr., Cube 200 in Tampa. “Gangsters, Pirates and Cigars” will present a dynamic […]

Ring In The Holidays With Outdoor Ice Skating And Santa Fest

Ring In The Holidays With Outdoor Ice Skating And Santa Fest

By Kathy L. Collins There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to enjoy some wintery fun of ice skating on an outdoor rink. Residents can take a trip to a winter wonderland in downtown Tampa. The holiday season gets kicked off with a return of the outdoor ice skating rink […]

2013-2014 Line-Up At The Straz Features Broadway, Opera, Dance And More

2013-2014 Line-Up At The Straz Features Broadway, Opera, Dance And More

By Kathy L. Collins The 2013-2014 season at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (The Straz) includes an astonishing line-up of touring Broadway blockbusters, a magical opera series, a powerful and stimulating play series and an extraordinary collection of dance, comedy, music and educational events. Tickets for the 2013-2014 events are […]

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, […]

Support Newsome High School’s Chorus At Its Annual Madrigal Dinner

Support Newsome High School’s Chorus At Its Annual Madrigal Dinner

By Kathy L. Collins The Newsome High School Chorus invites one and all to its Annual Madrigal Dinner on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at First United Methodist Church, 121 N. Knights Ave. in Brandon beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this feast fit for a king are just $25. The event, an […]

Electrathon Of Tampa Bay Begins Season With Strong Competitors

Electrathon Of Tampa Bay Begins Season With Strong Competitors

By Tamas Monodovics Electrathon, the racing of a custom-built three or four wheeled electric vehicle, similar in appearance to a Go-Kart, has been scheduled to take place in the world of competition by bringing students together to measure up their mechanical, engineering and athletic talents. The 2013-2014 season, which has geared up for its first […]