Compiled by Michelle Colesanti

Music Showcase Presents: Ghouls, Goblins, Guitars

Come on down to Music Showcase on Friday, October 28 at 4 p.m. for a live acoustic performance. This is a free event and will feature some great musicians from the Tampa Bay area. Musicians include: Willix, Brendan Ciccone, Brian Watkins (of Delineate), and Danny Anderson (of Up From Here). There will also be a “Trick or Treat” raffle during this event. Prizes will be goody bags containing various items such as shirts, hats, stickers, candy, etc. Raffle tickets will be one for $1 or three for $2 and will be on sale now through October 28. This is a Halloween themed event so fill free to come in costume. Any questions regarding the event, call 685-5998.

Children Free When In Costume At Dinosaur World On October 30 and 31

On Sunday, October 30 and Halloween Day, October 31, children receive free admission when they visit Dinosaur World in costume with a fully paid adult admission.
Only valid on admission purchased at the door. One free child in costume admitted for every one fully paid adult. Dinosaur World is located at 5145 Harvey Tew Rd. in Plant City. Call 717-9865.

Florida’s Only Nautical Haunted Attraction

Chamber of Terror “Onslaught” 2016 September/October Schedule – 8pm-Midnight
The 30-minute terrorizing experience aboard the American Victory Ship runs 8 p.m. – 12 Midnight, October 28, 29, 30, and 31. General Admission is $25; First in Line Admission is $40.  Tickets are available at or at the American Victory Ship.
Visit Brandon’s Haunted Insane Asylum October 28 and 29

Brandon’s only FRIGHT NIGHT “Haunted Insane Asylum” will be open Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 7-11 p.m.

The LOFT Event Lounge has partnered up with Power 100FM and O’Brien’s Irish Pub to provide a Halloween experience that is sure to make any victim (I mean patient) checking in go crazy.

Beetle and BeBe will check you in while Nurse Kitty will escort all patients into the Insane Asylum to roam the haunted hallways at their own risk. Don’t let the psychotic Killer Clown’s Birthday Party or faceless Nun scare you though.
Dr. T. Gonzalez will be performing lobotomies. The beds in the Pediatric Psych Ward are full as well as the autopsy tables in the dirty morgue, which by the way, is the only way out. It’s also hard to keep the bloody kill room clean so please don’t mind that.

The Insane Asylum Administrator, Benjamin P. Frisk, meets an untimely gory early retirement. The patients don’t like him. At this insane asylum, staff doesn’t get fired – they get admitted.

Advance tickets are available at, O’Brien’s Irish Pub, The LOFT-Hair and Nail Lounge or call 685-8777.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 years and under (Parental Discretion Advised). Tickets are non-refundable. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

The Haunted Insane Asylum is located in the big white tent in the parking lot of O’Brien’s Irish Pub at the corner of Lumsden Rd. & Kings Ave. in the Oaks Park Plaza in Brandon.

War-era Veterans Benefit from a Musical Salute Concert

War-era military veterans will benefit from a community band concert hosted by First Presbyterian Church in Brandon on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. 

Proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, a non-profit organization that provides war-era veterans with all-expense paid Honor Tours to their memorials in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight has focused on taking WWII and terminally ill veterans on these trips, but plans to expand to those who served in the Korean and Viet Nam wars. 

A Musical Salute will be presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, a concert band with more than 60 members. The band will perform patriotic music in honor of all veterans. 

A $10 donation at the door is suggested, but any donation, no matter how small or large, will be accepted. Admission is free for children under the age of 18.   

After the concert, light refreshments will be served and a silent auction.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 121 Carver Ave. in Brandon. For information, email or call the church at 689-4597.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.