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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday Feb. 28

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    Gasparilla Festival of the Arts: Some 300 artists in a wide variety of styles vie prize money, while shoppers can take in the adjacent chalk art show and kids get their own art collector's boutique and hands-on activties. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley …

     Images from Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 1

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    Florida Strawberry Festival: It's not just the strawberries that make this event sweet. Come for the strawberry shortcake, stay for Hunter Hayes ($40) with opener Brett Eldredge ($20-$25). 10 a.m., 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $10, $5 ages 6 to 12, 5 and younger free. Concert tickets are extra. (813) 752-9194; …

    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04:  Hunter Hayes performs onstage at the 2013 CMT Music Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CMT)
  3. Kids triathlon at Adventure Island includes free water park ticket

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    Adventure Island lets kids show their muscle in a triathlon for tykes, and the first 450 who sign up get a free "stay and play" ticket for the Tampa water park. Set for March 21 at 7:15 a.m., the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon sends kids off to run, bike and swim in the park's lazy river, Rambling Bayou. The athletes at this …

     Adventure Island in Tampa. (Times files)
  4. Get a glimpse at historic Hyde Park homes on Saturday tour

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    HYDE PARK — The 13th annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour offers a peek inside eight residences Saturday, beginning at Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 S Rome Ave.

    This house at 805 S Rome Ave. has been renovated inside but maintains its original, circa 1922 clapboard exterior. It’s one example of eight homes open for public viewing at the 13th annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour on Saturday.
  5. Strawberry Festival 'ambassadors' hard at work as event opens

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    PLANT CITY

    Terry and Tamara Allen field all kinds of questions, but the trickiest come from folks like Janice George of Valrico, who combed through dozens of vendor stalls Thursday to find a bottle of Honey Bee healing lotion.

    Mary Roberts, right, helps Grazia Moyers of Virginia Beach, Va., find the Hershey’s Strawberry Tent at Thursday’s opening day.
  6. Things to Do on the North Suncoast, Feb. 27

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    Art on display: The Pasco Fine Arts Council's "Members Only Show" is currently on display at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. There will be a reception for the show from 4 to 6 p.m. March 6, during which awards will be presented to artists. Refreshments will be served. The council also needs …