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"The Odyssey" presented by the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory

"The Odyssey" presented by the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory

Tampa, Florida -- The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory Theater will present Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of The Odyssey, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19, at 7 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

Patel Conservatory students in grade seven through adult will perform The Odyssey, under the direction of conservatory Theater Department Chair Ami Sallee.

ZooBoo at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is underway

ZooBoo at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is underway

Tampa, Florida -- Celebrate ZooBoo's 15th year of fun and fear with haunted houses, seasonal displays and lights, mysterious music, a specialty gift shop, night rides and eerie adventures for "monsters" or "superheros" of all ages!

Escape the newest attraction "French Quarter Phantoms 3D," where restless spirits dwell. Tampa's Largest family Halloween event encourages little boys and "ghouls" (age 11 and under) to wear their most spooktacular attire.

Register for 19th Annual Tampa Police Memorial 5K!

Register for 19th Annual Tampa Police Memorial 5K!

Tampa, Florida--Registration is now underway for the 19th annual Tampa Police Memorial  5k/1 mile run/ walk.

The race kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday October 12th, starting in Downtown Tampa, going along Bayshore Boulevard and ending up back at the Tampa Police Station Downtown.

Registration costs $25 for the 5k run and $15 for the 1 mile walk. On race day, registration goes up to $35.

Advance registration closes Wednesday October 9.

Volunteer, beautify parks during National Public Lands Day

Volunteer, beautify parks during National Public Lands Day

The 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day falls on Saturday, Sept. 28th, and locals of all ages are invited to celebrate by volunteering at a park near them. 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service, the Friends of Florida State Parks and Governor Rick Scott announced a variety of activities taking place at more than 70 of Florida's award-winning state parks- a few of which are right here in West Central Florida.

Firstwatch helps raise money to feed needy kids

Firstwatch helps raise money to feed needy kids

Tampa Bay, Florida - First Watch Restaurants are taking part in a project to help feed hungry children.

"One in five children in America struggles with hunger. It's a staggering statistic and one that First Watch hopes to help rectify. The award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant company has announced a yearlong campaign to raise more than $50,000 for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. First Watch's donation will help connect 500,000 meals to children at risk of hunger across the country.

Save the date: Heartland Holiday Festival hits streets Nov. 29

Save the date: Heartland Holiday Festival hits streets Nov. 29

Sebring, Florida-- Push Event Productions, in conjunction with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), ThE City of Sebring, and Highlands County Commissioner & Visitors Bureau, is proud to bring the Heartland Holiday Festival to the streets of historic Downtown Sebring November 29-December 23, 2013.

The Festival will be located Downtown Sebring in South Central Florida, 90 minutes South of Orlando. Admission is FREE but there is a small fee to participate in certain activities.  

Share your insight with Hillsborough County Government and get a change to win prizes!

Share your insight with Hillsborough County Government and get a change to win prizes!

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Hillsborough County government is using an online survey to gain more insight into the community’s perceptions, needs and desires related to small business, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Insight provided by survey participants will help Hillsborough County government to make decisions about its programs, services, facilities and amenities (including those at public libraries) to better support entrepreneurship, small business and innovation in our community.