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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Back to school events, deals coming up



pencilsharpener.jpgIt’s almost back-to-school season. Get prepared by doing some tax-free shopping and boning up on your Justin Bieber knowledge.

Back to School Tax Free Weekend Starting today (Friday), stock up on clothes, footwear and school supplies tax-free. (We won’t tell if that new pair of jeans is not for the kids. Just saying.) What’s included? It’s complicated. Go to for a list and price limits. Ends Sunday.

Back to School Care Fair The Junior League of St. Petersburg will hold the 16th annual event to prepare students in grades K-12 for the upcoming school year. Children receive medical exams including immunizations, vision checks and dental screenings, bicycle safety training and free helmets, backpacks stuffed with school supplies (first 2,000 children only) and on site school registration. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and closes at noon. Free. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Johnny Ruth Clark Health Center, 1344 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-5018.

Back to School Festival Bring $10 worth of school supplies to donate to needy children and get access to displays by more than 100 businesses, food by 10 area restaurants, extracurricular activities, DJ dancing, giveaways and door prizes. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. (813) 657-2418.

School Rocks Join the Glazer Children’s Museum museum for school readiness activities, crafts and other special activities all week, Monday through Aug. 12. Included in admission: $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

Back to School Fair The Mission’s 21st annual event to distribute free backpacks and school supplies to children who are accompanied by their parent. Registration required by Friday. 11 a.m. Wednesday. People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 480-2699.

Back to School Fair at Children’s Museum Prepare for the upcoming school year with tips on health, wellness and safety while enjoying live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, informative speakers, karaoke and workshops. The first 150 kids get a free back-to-school goodie bag filled with school supplies. 9 a.m. Aug. 11. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $5, members free; includes admission to the museum. (813) 949-4400.

Back-to-School Saturday Teen Vogue and the Shops at Wiregrass join for a day of back-to-school shopping with discounts in select stores and “Bieber Fever” games and activities. Radio Disney will host a Justin Bieber lip synch contest; the winner gets two tickets to the sold-out Justin Bieber concert in Orlando. Present the coupon from the Teen Vogue Insider app on your iPhone or mention the “BTSS” promotion at the register to redeem discounts. 10 a.m. Aug. 11. The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. (813) 994-2242;

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