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TP_341685_WALL_Bucs_11 (07/29/2011 Tampa) Rebecca Wiedermann, center, passes a hat from Warren Bennett, right, to be signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris during the opening day of training camp at One Buc Place in Tampa. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

TP_341685_WALL_Bucs_11 (07/29/2011 Tampa) Rebecca Wiedermann, center, passes a hat from Warren Bennett, right, to be signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris during the opening day of training camp at One Buc Place in Tampa. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]

Bucs Training Camp : The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices with discounted concessions, merchandise tents, appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear and autograph sessions for children. There's also a kid zone area with interactive football skills stations and other family friendly activities. 8:45 a.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. The park remains open until midnight every Friday and Saturday night through out Summer Nights. Included with regular daily admission. 9:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Coffee with a Curator: Surrealism + Photography: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's education team or an invited speaker. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Saved by the Sunshine State: Local writers including Lisa Kirchner and Lynn Waddell share their stories of how they ended up in Florida. Benefits the Wordier Than Thou bookstore. 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $8 advance, $10 at the door. (727) 895-6620.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:35 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

Westfield Summer Series: Barbie comes to Westfield Tampa Bay malls to teach kids "You Can Be Anything" through songs, dance, mini makeovers, games and photos with Barbie. 1 p.m., Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (813) 205- 5572.

TO WATCH

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, 8 p.m., ABC. Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett share hosting duties for the annual gala in Nashville, featuring performances by Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and more.

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