Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5

Ringling Bros. Animal Walk: The Ringling Bros. circus train officially arrives in Tampa today. Animals, including elephants who will be retired from the show by 2018, and performers are expected to unload at 10:30 a.m. next to Union Station. At 11 a.m. they begin the walk west on Cass Street, turn south on Morgan Street, cross the arena plaza (in front of the Amalie Arena), and parade around the arena. 10:30 a.m., Union Station, 601 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 221-7601.

Real Music Series: Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew and Gunnar: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Blessing of the Fleet: As part of the annual Ephiphany celebration, clergy will bless the fishermen, their vessels and the water they sail on, and wish them safe and prosperous journeys. Both commercial and recreational boaters will participate. 12 p.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 937-3540.

Green Screens: The Yes Men Are Revolting : This film series is devoted to independent films and award-winning documentaries aimed at sparking conversation increasing awareness of current events. The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) are an activist duo known for their outrageous interventions at business events, on the internet, television, and in the streets. With nothing more than thrift store suits and a lack of shame, they have called out such heavyweights as the World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil and Halliburton. 5 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3151.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join together for this event offering free admission from 2 to 7 p.m. 2 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

SEASON premiere New Girl, 8 p.m., Fox Uh-oh. As the season begins, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) plans an elaborate engagement party for Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) without realizing that Cece's mom (Anna George) is unaware she is engaged.

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