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Five for your radar: Get into Glazer for $2, get off the couch, get to the game on time, get your groove on and get inspired — or not

After Target Free Tuesdays proved to be a little too popular and generated patience-trying crowds, the folks at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa have revamped the program. Now there will be a $2 admission fee for everyone over the age of 1, and the hours have been extended. The special admission starts at 2 p.m. (instead of 4). In case you're wondering, the museum will still offer free tickets to low-income children selected from various programs.

That area of downtown Tampa should be kid central, because it's also time again for Playing in the Park, a free gathering that encourages kids to get off the couch and exercise. There will be plenty of activities to get kids moving in Curtis Hixon Park, plus free healthy snacks and live music for the “cool down.” The action starts at 4:30, and families are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the park. Curious about this? Meet the woman behind the idea.

Whether you love People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or hate the group, there's no denying they can use some outrageous stunts and campaigns to get people's attention about animal abuse. Dan Mathews, PETA vice president and architect of some of the more notable campaigns — including the legendary "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" — will be speaking at USF's Marshall Student Center at 7 p.m. about a proposed Florida Senate bill that would outlaw the photographing of animals on farms. The big question: Will he dress as a cow like he's done before?

Heads up, baseball fans: The Rays have moved weeknight game times to 6:40 (from the previous 7:10) for April and May, apparently to capture some school night fans who might otherwise think the game would keep them out too late. They face the Los Angeles Angels, manager Joe Maddon's former team.

Leave it to the folks of Red Bull drinks to tap into all of that nervous energy with something called a Tum Tum Pa competition. Think Lady Gaga meets Stomp as a team of four uses pencils, pens, notebooks, staplers and other office implements to bang out a rhythm on a desk top, set to a popular song. The zany action takes place at Gray's College Bookstore in Tampa at 3 p.m. Watch a video to get a feel for how it works.

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Five for your radar: Get into Glazer for $2, get off the couch, get to the game on time, get your groove on and get inspired — or not 04/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:34am]
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