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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 10

Tampa Boat Show: Jake and Josh Harris, sons of the late Capt. Phil Harris and deck hands on the famous Cornelia Marie, from the hit series Deadliest Catch, pay a visit today at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are fishing seminars, free boat rides and boat handling courses. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $10, 15 and younger free.

I Like It Hot Festival: Turn up the heat with a pepper eating contest at 1:30 p.m. and an amateur hot sauce competition at 3 p.m. There are also pepper plants for sale, a DJ and live music starting at 10 a.m. at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. $5 admission, kids 12 and under free.

Festival del Sabor: Showcasing the flavor of the area's Hispanic culture through food, music and art, with a cookoff to find the best arroz con pollo. From noon to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free.

Tommy Johnagin: The Last Comic Standing alum makes fun of his nerdy looks and has been steadily building a reputation as a rising young comic. Shows are at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $10-$14.


Anclote Key lighthouse tours: Get free tours today of the lighthouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Anclote River Park, 550 Old Dixie Highway, Tarpon Springs. Wear closed-toed shoes, please. Free.

$5 Day at the zoo: Visit all your favorite animals, but know that it gets crowded on this deal day, so brace yourself. Lowry Park Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $5.

Wakeboarding contest: About 200 cable wakeboarders from the United States, Canada, Germany and Australia are coming to McCormick's Cable Park in Seffner this weekend for the National Points Championship. It starts at 9 a.m. today and Sunday. Free. Go to or call (813) 681-4441.


SERIES PREMIERE, Dina's Party, 10 p.m., HGTV: The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dina Manzo already has a spinoff planning events.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 10 09/09/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 9, 2011 9:31pm]
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