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Free Father’s Day Weekend Fun For Dads At MOSI

On Father’s Day weekend, bring dad to MOSI for a fun-filled galactic journey inside MOSI’s huge summer experience, Cardboard Space Adventures. All fathers will receive free admission to MOSI with the purchase of another general admission ticket. The offer is only valid on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Explore a towering space station and alien base, complete with a giant cardboard video game and massive maze, inside Cardboard Space Adventures; then check out the new Alien Worlds stargazing show in The Saunders Planetarium; and catch the award-winning IMAX® film Hubble in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre — all in one out-of-this-world day. Plus you can discover more than 350 hands-on exhibits, explore the Kids In Charge children’s science center, relax in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden, and much more.

MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry, is Tampa Bay’s community-supported science center located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more information, visit or call 987-6000.

Become A Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer And Help Others

If you like to help others, want to keep your own skills sharp, and can make sense out of dollars and cents, the Hillsborough County Extension Service Florida Master Money Mentor program may be just the volunteer opportunity you’re looking for.  

The Extension Service is now signing up persons interested in summer training to be a Florida Master Money Mentor volunteer. The program is an opportunity for participants to learn more about personal finance, and then share that knowledge with others.

The four-week training is scheduled July 13, 20, 27, and August 3 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Participants must attend all four classes and complete some at-home study. The cost is $16. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 5.

No previous financial education or background in financial services is required to be a Florida Master Money Mentor.
Training topics include effective communication strategies, analyzing decisions about finances, cash flow management, credit, debt management, and saving and investing for future goals.  

Mentors are asked to commit to volunteering at least three hours per week, and follow guidelines for reporting, client confidentiality, and providing research-based unbiased information.

Individuals who promote, sell, or endorse financial products or services are not eligible to be volunteers. But they can attend the training to increase their personal financial knowledge.

Register online at Seating is limited; register early to reserve a place.

For more information, contact Lisa Leslie, Hillsborough County Extension Service at 744-5519 ext. 54143, or

The University of Florida Extension provides the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.

An Evening Featuring Local Female Musicians

On Friday, June 23, the Windmill Taphouse presents The Ladies of Tampa, an evening spotlighting eight of Tampa’s finest female musicians. The free fun kicks off at 7 p.m. as each artist takes the stage to play original music. Local musician and radio personality Missy Holm is the promoter and successfully hosted a similar event in Lakeland. Her goal is to support local artists by connecting them to one another and to their local community.

The Windmill Taphouse features craft beers, wine, Kombucha on tap, a meditation salt cave and well-designed stage for hosting live music. The venue is located at 116 N. Kings Ave. in Brandon. For more information, visit the Facebook page The Ladies of Tampa at The Windmill Taphouse.

Julie’s Walk-In Closet Celebrates Eight Years In Business

Julie’s Walk-In Closet, an upscale consignment boutique, will celebrate its eighth anniversary with a special “Ladies’ Night” celebration on Friday, June 23 from 4-8 p.m. The event will be held at the shop, located at 720 W. Robertson Street in Brandon. 
“Our Ladies’ Night event is a great way for us to say ‘Thank You’ to our customers,” said Julie Pomeroy, the owner. “Our staff has so much fun reuniting with longtime customers and welcoming new friends to our shop. It’s a great night for all!”
The evening will include special store discounts, refreshments and make-up demonstrations by Katie Mackey of LipSense. For info call 381-3846 or email

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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.