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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 26

A dog dressed up for a beach party.

After School Bark Bash: This celebration of National Dog Day features a buffet dinner for humans, treats from the Doggie Room Service Menu for dogs and Yappy Hour drinks. It benefits the Humane Society of Pinellas at 5:30 p.m. at Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $25, $40 couple, $10 ages 12-18, 11 and younger/dogs free. (727) 433-3134.

TEDxTampaBay: Technology Salon: The first presentation focuses on "Technology" with three video lectures: Chris Domas: The 1s and 0s Behind Cyber Warfare; Evgeny Morozov: Is the Internet What Orwell Feared?; and Ray Kurzweil: Get Ready for Hybrid Thinking. See them at 7 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.

Art and Frame Expo Week: Artwork by contemporary artists has been brought in from all over the country for collectors and art enthusiasts to browse at 9:30 a.m. at Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Cost of art. (727) 725-1808.

Not For Profit Workshop: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn delivers the opening comments for this workshop highlighting the importance of nonprofit organizations in the community. It starts at 7 a.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.


Free Golf for Kids: This is the last week for kids 5 to 15 to get a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, or Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Free. (813) 651-4653.


SERIES FINALE Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E! It's time to say: Later, Chelsea. Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and 50 Cent guest on the comedian's farewell show, broadcast live.


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Labor Day weekend: Celebrate all your hard work with a long weekend of relaxing! Catch some street performers at Saturday's Gecko Fest in Gulfport, a family street festival with a Roaring Twenties theme (free). On Sunday, the Channelside fireworks finale goes off with a lighted -boat parade as backup (free). Or leave the kids behind for Old Skool Shephards on Clearwater Beach starting Saturday with music by Grammy winners Arrested Development ($12).

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 26 08/25/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 25, 2014 4:06pm]
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