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On your radar: Watch the final construction of a 75-ton sand sculpture, celebrate WMNF's 32nd birthday at free concert and party with Bulls fans after dark

Sandsational Clearwater Sand Sculpture: The massive 75-ton sand sculpture is expected to be finished today at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. The sculpture in the round highlights famous elements of Clearwater just as the media descend for a press junket to meet Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for the premiere of the Dolphin Tale movie.

The Ditchflowers: To help celebrate WMNF's 32nd birthday, the group known for silky vocal harmonies and catchy guitar melodies gives a free performance at noon today to mark the release of its new CD Bird's Eye. It's free at Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E Ninth Ave., Ybor City.

After Dark USF Bulls Bash: MOSI invites all USF students to get down to music by DJ Rhino Cubes while enjoying one free butter beer, drink specials and activities including the new Sky Trail Ropes Course starting at 6 p.m. at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $13 (includes choice of one activity); $20 (includes both activities).

Kids and family

Author Jack Gantos: The Newbery-winning author of children's books (the Rotten Ralph series) is at Tampa's Inkwood Books today to discuss his new book, Dead End in Norvelt. Starts at 5 p.m. at 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free.

To watch

Season premiere, 90210, 8 p.m., CW: Naomi has to deal with her pregnancy and her loss of status now that she's in college.

Series premiere, Ringer, 9 p.m., CW: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns as a recovering addict on the run after witnessing a contract killing and assuming her sister's identity after the sister kills herself.

Season premiere, Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC: Like Modern Family if Modern Family weren't funny. Which it is. And that's why we watch Modern Family and not this.

Clarification

A news item on tours of the Anclote Key lighthouse on Saturday failed to note that the lighthouse is only accessible by boat, and that ferry trips cost $22.

More to explore

Win a night's stay in Orlando and an RIP tour for four to Halloween Horror Nights, plus park admission. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Watch the final construction of a 75-ton sand sculpture, celebrate WMNF's 32nd birthday at free concert and party with Bulls fans after dark 09/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:17am]

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