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Freedom Fest Memorial weekend

Oldsmar, Florida - The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that our fifth annual Freedom Fest celebration will be held on State Street in Oldsmar Memorial Day weekend May 24, 25 and 26.

Freedom Fest is presented to honor our first responders - police, fire, fire rescue and our active and retired military. There were will be a special motorcycle show on Saturday honoring bikes in each of these categories.

The event will feature some of the most popular rock bands in the region including, but not limited to:

Acting auditions for children in Carrollwood

Acting auditions for children in Carrollwood

Carrollwood, Florida - The Carrollwood Cultural Center's youth theatre troupe, Broadway Bound, will hold open auditions on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer production of HONK! Jr. at the Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa.

Check out all of the details, courtesy of the Carrollwood Cultural Center:

Hillsborough County Libraries celebrating National Pet Week

Hillsborough County Libraries celebrating National Pet Week

Hillsborough County, Florida-- National Pet Week at the libraries this week. Several branches have festivities planned.

They sent over all of the details in the release below:

In celebration of National Pet Week, also known as Be Kind To Animals Week, May 5 - 12, Hillsborough County Animal Services is partnering with Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for an adult lecture series called Save A Life - Foster A Shelter Pet.

Mother's Day Doll Tea Party

Mother's Day Doll Tea Party

Tampa, Florida -- Dress up your kids, grab their favorite dolls or teddy bears and bring them to your local Pottery Barn Kids store, including the Hyde Park location in South Tampa, to make a special, felt bouquet for mom or grandmother.

The event takes place at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

It costs $10 per person.

Click here for more details.

Patel Conservatory presents Camp-A-Palooza

Patel Conservatory presents Camp-A-Palooza

The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center invites the public to Camp-A-Palooza, a free summer camp event on Saturday, April 27 at which participants can sample dance, theater and music classes, tour the fully accredited Patel Conservatory, try out musical instruments, and meet the staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, face painting and refreshments. The fun will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This will be the last day to save 10 percent on selected Patel Conservatory summer camps and classes.

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Spring Hill, Florida-- The Florida Park Service is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, by hosting various events focused on environmental education and nature-based recreation. 

Park Service reps say Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds and nationalities....surely you don't want to miss out on that!

Hillsborough County Public Schools to host 2nd Parent University

Hillsborough County Public Schools to host 2nd Parent University

Tampa, Florida-- Parent University, a series of free informational sessions to support the academic life of children, will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Riverview High School from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.