Splash time returns: Largo's Highlands Aquatic Center, with its corkscrew water slides and zero-depth play and splash area, is back for the summer and bringing special events for different age groups. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45, kids 5 and younger get the pool's splash area to themselves for just $1.50 per person for Itty Bitty Splashtime. And starting Tuesday, the Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays return with swimming, snacks, games and prizes in and around the pool starting at 7 p.m. for $3 a person at the center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo.
Screen on the Green: See a free screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark at this new outdoor family event held twice a month in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday. Before you see if Indiana Jones can find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis, the fountains will be on for children to splash around in. Dogs on leashes are allowed. There will be vendors and food trucks on site, but you can also pack a picnic. The movie will start about 8 p.m. at the park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.
Live broadcast of Pacquiao vs. Bradley: The fight between Filipino boxing superstar Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao and undefeated Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley is being talked about as one of the best of the year. You can watch the World Welterweight Championship when it is broadcast live Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It's free to watch at the Tampa casino located off Interstate 4 at Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue.
The Supervillains: The reggae party boys from St. Cloud have a $5 show at Jannus Live on Friday. The four-piece band combines a little rock and a bit of punk into a reggae beat for a maniacally entertaining show. No service-fee tickets are $5 at Detroit Liquors, 205 Central Ave., at bay area World of Beer locations and at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. The show is 8 p.m. Friday.
Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair: Who doesn't want to attract butterflies to their garden? You can find butterfly plants, herbs and easy care native plants, plus expert talks, at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens. A Tea Talk on preparation and samplings is 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by workshops at noon on growing tea plants and on native plants that attract butterflies. There's also a free children's activity area. The fair runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, free for members and ages 12 and younger, at 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer