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Give dad his due on Father's Day

A Toast to Dad

Find a wine for Dad at this tasting honoring Father's Day. 5-8 p.m. today. VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free tasting. (727) 522-8466.

Father's Day Weekend

Fathers get in free with any other paid admission. Special events include the Fantasy Flyers Radio Controlled Club "The Golden Age of Aviation Fly-In," Open Cockpit Days (Sat.-Sun.) and the second annual Military Collector's Show (Sat.). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sun. Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City. $28.95 adults, $26.95 ages 55 and older, $14.95 ages 6-15, 5 and younger free. (863) 984-3500.

Father's Day Golf Outing

Shotgun start for the mixed two-person scramble is 8 a.m. Includes golf, beverages, cookout, T-shirt and prizes. 7 a.m. Sat. St. Andrews Links Golf Course, 620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. $35 per golfer, $10 extra per two-some for a golf cart. (727) 738-2905.

Father's Day Weekend at the Zoo

Dads receive free admission with the purchase of a full-priced child's admission. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $19.95, $17.95 seniors, $14.95 ages 3-11. (813) 935-8552.

Weeki Wachee Springs — Father's Day Special

Dads get in free with regular paid child admission at 200-acre nature park and Buccaneer Bay water park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way (Near U.S. 19 S at State Road 50), Weeki Wachee. $24.95 adults, $16.95 ages 3-10 plus tax. (352) 592-5656.

Dad Loves Trains

If your dad loves trains, take him for a free ride on this open-air diesel-driven train. Does he want to drive it? You can arrange that too. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E (behind post office), Parrish. Dad rides free with paid child's admission; driving train: $175-$220. Toll-free 1-877-869-0800.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Girls of all ages can take their father out for a spin on the floor at a special Father's Day Tea Dance. 2:30 p.m. Sat. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 34930 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $20 per couple. (727) 786-2224.

Hot Air Balloon Ride For Dad

Does Dad want to see what it's like to soar in a hot air balloon? Celebration Aviation has a three- to four-hour experience for him today. The prebooked two-person flight includes one hour of air time and a postflight champagne celebration. Sun. Celebration Aviation, 5008 Lauber Way, Tampa. $160 (Dad), $185 (additional adult), $160 (child). (813) 884-5610.

Father's Day at the Aquariums

Fathers can enjoy the aquarium free with one paid adult or child's admission. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $19.95, $16.95 seniors, $14.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000. Fathers also get free admission to Mote Marine Aquarium with a paid children's ticket. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. $17, $16 seniors, $12 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (941) 388-4441.

Royal Treatment for Fathers

Free admission for fathers and a complimentary copy of the Tampa Daily Journal from Feb. 6, 1891, which features Henry Plant's Grand Opening of the Tampa Bay Hotel. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Suggested donation of $5 per adult (except dad June 21 only), $2 11 and younger. (813) 254-1891.

Dads Can Swim

For Father's Day, the father will be admitted to the pool free with one paid child admission and also receives a free gift. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sun. Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. $6. (727) 518-3018.

Dad Skates Free

Fathers skate free (3:30-6 p.m.) or get a free soda from the snack bar during "Family Fun and Fitness" skate (6:30-9:30 p.m.). 3:30-6 p.m. Sun. USA Skateplex, 5313 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. $6 (3:30-6 p.m.); all skaters free (6:30-9:30 p.m.); dad free all day Sun. (813) 989-2100.

Father's Day On A Train

Bring the family for a five-course dinner, a three-hour train ride and the comedic murder mystery show Imaginum Onnum Locomotatum et Caboosem. In the show a band of American wizards take you to Wiz Tech Invocational School of Magic where they undermine each other with trickery and possibly death. 5:30 p.m. Sun. Seminole Gulf Railway/Colonial Station, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. $59. Toll-free 1-800-736-4853.

Give dad his due on Father's Day 06/17/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 4:30am]
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