1A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness: Florida's poet laureate, Peter Meinke, right, and other poets, spoken word artists and institutional leaders join Sunday for poetry readings, photo exhibits, music and live painting. The outpouring is in memory of those killed in the police ambush in Dallas and also the separate fatal shootings of two black men that sparked protests around the country. Meinke and at least a dozen other poets and writers are gathering "in a unified call for human rights in America," event organizers said. It runs 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 323-1104. Donations will be accepted at the door.
2Dollar Pool Day: In celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, Dunedin's Highlander Pool is open for $1 admission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. The pool has two diving boards, slides, eight lanes of lap swimming, a kiddie splash area and a concession stand. The pool is at 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530.
3Back to School Bash: Not to spoil the fun, kids, but school is on the horizon and you can grab some free back-to-school gear at two Westfield malls this weekend and meet Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays, ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning and Storm Dog from the Tampa Bay Storm. Interactive areas include a Safety Zone, Happy Health, Technology Tots, Get Out and Get Active. There will also be demonstrations, face painting, strolling characters and snacks. It's free, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Westfield Citrus Park Town Center in Tampa and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater.
4St. Pete Summer Bash: It will be all things vintage at this poolside party at downtown St. Pete's trendy Hollander Hotel on Sunday. There will be a vintage swimwear contest (think pinup) and you can shop Feathers, Fate & Steel, a traveling boutique of clothing, jewelry and accessories from indie designers that operates out of a vintage Airstream travel trailer. There will also be a Vintage Art Show by local artists, some vintage artifacts from the St. Petersburg Museum of History and a show of vintage cars and motorcycles. Free admission 1-8 p.m. Sunday at 421 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
5Tampa Bay Home Show: Billed as the largest home show in Florida's west coast, Tropicana Field will have the area's top home improvement experts, more than 500 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. Free admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
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