TAKE A BITE: Aquarium salutes Shark Week
Shark Week starts Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is using the occasion to highlight its toothy residents, Thelma and Louise. A special $25 Shark Adoption gets you a tote bag, a plush shark and a bio on the aquarium's two nurse sharks. CMA is also launching a social media contest on Facebook. The picture of a kid in a shark costume with the most likes on CMA's Facebook page will win a Shark Prize Package. Three of the stars from the Dolphin Tale movies, Nathan Gamble (Sawyer), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel) and Austin Highsmith (Phoebe) will be making appearances at the aquarium Saturday through July 29. Check seewinter.com for details on the times and locations. For Shark Week, Zuehlsdorff and Highsmith will be at the aquarium to feed the sharks at 2 p.m. on July 28. CMA will carry this live on its Facebook page if you can't make it in person. Admission is $21.95, $19.95 ages 60-older, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free at 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: World's oldest manatee
One of Bradenton's most famous senior citizens, Snooty the manatee, can be found in the Guinness World Records as the oldest known manatee in captivity. You can help celebrate Saturday at Snooty's 69th Birthday Bash at the South Florida Museum. Still a kid at heart, Snooty celebrates with children's games, art activities, cookies, drinks, interactions with Snooty the stuffed mascot and reduced museum admission ($9, $8 seniors, $7 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. (941) 746-4131.
COOL CATS: DJ Kitty Onesie
The first 15,000 ticketholders who arrive to the Rays-Rangers game Saturday will soon be making their friends jealous because they scored the most questionable fashion statement of the season: a free adult-sized DJ Kitty Onesie. The Tampa Bay Rays have pushedare known for pushing the envelope on game day giveaways before, like with the . There was the sorta creepy Zim Bear, a small teddy bear with the face of the lateRays senior baseball adviseor, the late Don Zimmer. And earlier this season Evan Longoria looked like the king of Westeros as a Game of Thrones-themed bobblehead. But the onesie? though. It’s a trend that took the fashion world by surprise but the toddler wear followed the momentum of our increasingly casual lifestyles. This one is complete with a tail, a hood featuring a cat face and "DJ Kitty" written across the back. Saturday is also "Baseball Forever Night" and the city of St. Petersburg wants fans to pack the stadium to show the team how much they love them. Mayor Rick Kriseman will throw out the first pitch at 7:10 p.m. Saturday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.