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Fourth of July events and other happenings

JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2012)

JIM DAMASKE | Times (2012)

03 Today

Summer movies for a buck: Area Regal Cinemas will show G- and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Today's is Rio. 10 a.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 North, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Caregiver workshop: The Grand Villa of Largo will host a workshop that will focus on understanding Alzheimer's behaviors. Refreshments will be served. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Grand Villa Senior Living Community, 750 Starkey Road, Largo. (727) 493-0164.

Patriotic church celebration: First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks will have a barbecue dinner followed by a patriotic-themed worship service featuring gospel music. 5:45 p.m. Dinner $6 for adults. First Baptist, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 595-3421.

05 Friday

Tampa Bay Rays versus Chicago White Sox: 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

06 Saturday

We the Kings: The Bradenton pop-punk band holds the title Best New Artist from the MTV Music Awards, Best Pop Punk Band from the Rock on Request Awards, and Most Innovative Music Video from the O Music Awards. 6 p.m. $19. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Rays, White Sox go retro: In its 11th installment of the Rays Turn Back the Clock game, the team will don the groovy throwback jerseys they made up last year, a look inspired by the 1979 Padres, with bubbly lowercase letters, a pinwheel sunburst and a 1979 city of St. Petersburg seal on the sleeve. The giveaway will be a bobblehead of Evan Longoria (born in 1985) wearing that retro uniform. The Chicago White Sox will wear their 1974 uniforms. During the game, they will play retro walkup songs and post grainy photos on the big screen. Tonight is also Fishing Night, and if you purchase a $35 press-level seat by today at you get a Rays bucket hat. On Sunday, kids 14 and under get a freebie designed for ace utility player Ben Zobrist, a "Super Zo" Utility Belt. 7:15 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297.

Gucci Mane: The Southern rapper takes the stage, joined by DJ Shurefire, T-Mann, Young Gunnaz and Fresh. 10 p.m. $40; $80 for VIP passes. Onyx Premium Night Club, 211 Third Street S, St. Petersburg. (727) 258-4813.

Thursday | Fourth of July

Celebrate America Day: Enjoy the seven-piece Ocean Road Band while you feast on hamburgers and hot dogs. Admission includes your choice of a cocktail or a hot dog and soda. 1-5 p.m. $10. Sandwedge Food and Spirits at Baypointe Golf Course, 9399 Commodore Drive, Seminole.

Largo celebration: Largo gets set to "Light Up the Park" with this Independence Day celebration including DJ music, activities, food vendors and fireworks. 6-10 p.m. Free (limited $5 parking available). Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6740.

It's a Freedom Thing: Treasure Island's Fourth party fills the street in front of Sloppy Joe's with children's activities, food, arts and craft vendors, a beer truck and music by Horses Wild. Fireworks close out the day at 9 p.m. Noon to 9. Free. 10650 Gulf Blvd. (727) 360-4121.

The Cowhead Show's 4th of July Brew Ha-Ha: Last Comic Standing's Ralphie May headlines the American celebration with a barbecue, fireworks and music from Pitbull Toddler.

6 p.m. $20. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Stick around and throw a blanket on the field to watch the city's fireworks at 9 p.m. after the Rowdies play the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 6:30 p.m. $16-$55. Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (813) 287-1539.

Gulfport's all-day party: Take in activities that begin at 8 a.m. and include a parade at 6 and fireworks at 9 p.m. near 3129 Beach Blvd. S. For information see To enter the parade, contact Justin Shea at (727) 893-1118 or email

Fourth of July events and other happenings 07/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:34pm]
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