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Things to do Wednesday, Oct. 15

Look at that: Not only is there a festival in Pinellas Park just in time for fall, but it features all kinds of rides to make you motion sick! What luck!

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Look at that: Not only is there a festival in Pinellas Park just in time for fall, but it features all kinds of rides to make you motion sick! What luck!

What to do

I Hate Scranton: Winners of the Most-Timely-Reference-To-A-Small-City-That-No-One-Had-Ever-Heard-Of-Before-This-Week Award goes to I Hate Scranton, the indie-folk quartet from St. Petersburg. Scranton, Pa., has found itself in the national spotlight in recent weeks with both presidential campaigns making appearances to fight over crucial swing votes. Stop by and ask the band what their beef is. Also appearing is Drew Dewberry, Summer Pederson and Cat Cheshire. 9 p.m. Globe Coffee Lounge, 532 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). globecoffeelounge.com.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: This is the real thing: a full-fledged carnival with rides, a midway and all the cotton candy and funnel cake you can eat. And because it's organized by a church, we're thinking the carnies might not be quite as creepy as usual. Visit sacredheartcatholic.org for a $5 off coupon for unlimited rides today and tomorrow. Just take it easy on the corn dogs before you do. 6 to 11 p.m. Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 7981 46th Way, Pinellas Park. Free.

We Are The Ghosts: A Halloween Scavenger Hunt Do ghosts reside in Plant Hall? Perhaps you can solve the puzzle of who they are and why they're so restless. Based on new research about real 1906 Tampa Bay Hotel guests, the Henry B. Plant Museum created a scavenger hunt of clues that will lead you to uncover the mystery of what really happened to these uneasy spirits. Runs through Oct. 31. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Included with museum admission. plantmuseum.com.

That's not all: You've made it halfway through the week, so celebrate a little. There are more than 90 things going on in Tampa Bay today. Find them at entertainment.tampabay.com.

— Adam Newman jgillin@tampabay.com

What's coming up

Thursday: She may be flying under the radar these days, but Alanis Morissette should be just as outspoken as ever at her performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Friday: What happens when you give a hippo a whole pumpkin? Find out at the Pumpkin Toss at Lowry Park Zoo.

— Adam Newman jgillin@tampabay.com

Things to do Wednesday, Oct. 15 10/15/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 8:09am]
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