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KaBOOM! and residents of Tampa Heights are building a playground

KaBOOM! and residents of Tampa Heights are building a playground

Tampa Heights -- More than 200 volunteers from PNC Bank, the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community will join forces to build a playground

Saturday, March 2  the new playground will be built at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association on 2009 N. Lamar in Tampa, Florida. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in December.    

2nd Annual Hernando County Blueberry Pie Baking Contest

2nd Annual Hernando County Blueberry Pie Baking Contest

Hernando County, Florida- Do you make the best blueberry pie in the county?

The 2nd Annual Hernando County Blueberry Pie Baking Contest is fast approaching! This year’s contest is presented by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by WJQB True Oldies 106.3.

Entry fee is $5.00.  Contest is open to amateur bakers only of any age. No team entries will be accepted. The primary ingredient must be whole blueberries. Pies must be made from scratch. No store bought crusts or pies. Recipes must accompany the entry.

DinoQuest this Weekend

DinoQuest this Weekend

Tampa, Florida-- The Plateosaurus is eating the plants, the Brayonyx is trouncing through the streams and the Tyrannosaurus Rex scaring everyone in sight.  

DinoQuest 2 is coming to the Lowry Park Zoo on Friday, March 1 as 22 life sized animatronic dinosaurs move into the zoo.

The prehistoric reptiles move, blink and ever roar.

Dino Quest adventurers will even be able to practice paleontology at the "I Dig It" fossil site.

Great American Camp-Out

Great American Camp-Out

Hillsborough County, Florida - Families in Hillsborough County can get a taste of camping close to home on Saturday, March 23.

Lake Park will host the Great American Camp-Out on Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 24.

Organizers say campers can look forward to spending the night under the county's stars after learning to set up a tent, and more!

Lowery Park Zoo to offer $5 Zoo Day

Lowery Park Zoo to offer $5 Zoo Day

Tampa, Florida--Lions, tigers, and bears- oh my! On Sunday, February 24, you can see all your favorite zoo animals for just $5. The park hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lowery Park Zoo is dropping the price of admission for the day for all visitors. 

Free extra parking will be available right down the street at the Tampa Greyhound Track, where free shuttles will pick-up and drop-off visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sponsors needed for Youth Flag Football

Sponsors needed for Youth Flag Football

Carrollwood, Florida - Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is seeking sponsorships from local businesses for the Northdale Park Summer Youth Flag Football League.

The league, whose season kicks off this summer, needs help covering the cost of game shirts and awards, an estimated cost of $1,000.

Sponsors will benefit by having their names placed on game shirts and schedule.

Official sponsorship request forms can be viewed online.

Tampa Police Department to host "Meet Me at the Park" event

Tampa Police Department to host "Meet Me at the Park" event

Tampa, Florida -- Saturday, February 23, Tampa Police Department is hosting an outdoor festival celebrating 25 years of community partnership.