Shopping planner: Spooky spirit and Victorian vendors
HELLO, HOLIDAYS: VICTORIAN VENDORS
Get into the holiday spirit in a stunning Victorian setting on Monday as the Henry B. Plant Museum hosts its annual Holiday Shopping Day. Stop by the museum store in the south wing of Plant Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to receive 10 percent off unique Christmas ornaments, home decorations, books, stationery, ceramics, toys, games, jewelry, women’s and men’s accessories and much more. Museum members will receive 20 percent off. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., local vendors will grace the veranda. Take advantage of the changing weather while perusing goods from Mike Cosden and Brent Newman, authors of Edison and Ford in Florida; antiques by John Herrmann of San Antonio Antiques; vintage jewelry by the Roaring Epoch; Maison de Nora fudge sauce and fudge cookies from Stilton Art and Chocolate; Hippie’s homemade candles; Watson Kitchen’s jams, pickles and creole sauce. Refreshments will be served on the veranda of the Gilded Age jewel. 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-1891.
SPOOKY SPIRIT: TREATS IN STORE
Mall-O-Ween: Children ages 14 and younger are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to the mall to haunt the center for safe trick-or-treating and activities. Free. Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 848-3600. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Halloween in the Village: Costume-clad children and their pets take over Davis Islands Village for this Halloween party with trick-or-treating, caricature artists, costume contests for pets and kids, a Halloween show and drawings. Free. Davis Islands Village, 304 E Davis Blvd., Tampa. (813) 732-0840. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Halloween at Bass Pro Shops: Bass Pro Shops gives kids safe Halloween fun with creepy crafts (4-8 p.m.), trick or treating throughout the store and a costume parade (6-8 p.m.). Free. Bass Pro Shops, 10501 Palm River Road, Tampa. (813) 655-2400. 4-8 p.m. Friday.
Halloween for Pets: Bring your pet to check out the new store and enter it into a costume contest for $1,000 in prizes. Benefits Pet Pal Animal Shelter. $5, $10 after Oct. 25. Pet Food Warehouse (St. Petersburg), 1830 61st Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 521-6191. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Zombie Prom: Dress in your rattiest clothes and put on some bloody makeup for this Halloween party with dancing to Thriller, Halloween-inspired food, zombie-themed drinks and photo opportunities. Free (food/drink additional). West Bay Public House, 80 Clearwater-Largo Road S, Largo. (727) 588-4444. 8 p.m. Friday.
Halloween at Westshore: Bring your kids to Center Court for a party with singing and dancing with Mr. Tommy, a costume parade and contest, appearances by Elmo and Kevin the Minion, Lego play, games, crafts and prizes. Free. Westshore Plaza Mall, 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 286-0790. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.