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  • Honor Our Heroes: Memorial Day Run

    This 5K race combines wounded warriors, active/retired military and civilian runners. Includes T-shirt and a post race party with food and beer.


    Oldsmar Tap House : 300 State St East, Oldsmar, 34677

  • Sensory Friendly Films

    AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have joined together to present this special series of films in an environment friendly to those affected by autism and other sensory issues. To provide a more comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families can bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks and previews or advertisements won't be shown before the movie. Also, "Silence is Golden" rules will not be enforced so audiences are welcome to dance, walk, shout or sing during movies. This event is also being held at Regency 20 in Tampa and Veterans 24 in Tampa.

    Price:$6.50 (price varies by theater).

    Woodlands Square 20: 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677

  • Water Ski Show

    Skiers ages 6 to 60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Pre show starts at 5:30 p.m.


    Tower Lake: 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, 34677

  • Empower Adventures Grand Opening

    Attend the ribbon cutting for the new zip line facility and stick around for a tour.

    Price:$69, $64 children.

    Bicentennial Park: 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar, 34677



  • Cop Shop Sports Bar

    Cuisine: American casual, Barbecue
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Children's menu, Happy hour, Kid-friendly, Sports

    Oldsmar: 3780 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    This casual family-friendly restaurant makes all the right moves to be a sports bar, too: NFL Ticket, NHL Center ICE, ESPN college packet, Big 10 net and all the UFC fights. It touts its homemade food, including daily fresh soups, and is known for its wings and baby back ribs.

  • Salt Rock Tavern

    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Children's menu, Outdoor seating

    Oldsmar: 3689 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    Combined with adjacent Rumba (also Baystar Restaurant Group), Salt Rock Tavern is making Oldsmar something of a party scene. You'll want to focus on the beer list, a jubilant paean to Tampa Bay's thriving suds scene with Cigar City, Tampa Bay Brewing and most of the other big names represented. A short list of house cocktails precludes any easy choices — a blackberry bourbon lemonade is a real charmer with its slight cardamom infusion. The menu hits some contemporary notes: a kale salad heavy on sweet peanut butter flavor; and French onion soup dumplings, a dish borrowed from Baystar's Marlin Darlin, is like a richly flavored soupless soup. Still, simple is good, like the brined, smoked rotisserie chicken with buttery garlic mashed potatoes, or a hot, open-faced filet mignon sandwich smothered in peppers and onions and given a luscious drizzle of Maytag blue aioli.

    Hours: 4-10:30 p.m. mon.-Thur., 4-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. brunch, then 2-9 p.m. dinner on Sun.

    Read a review here.

  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

    Features: Outdoor seating

    Oldsmar: 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa, 33635

    Seasonal beers, also draft wines, cocktails.

    Read a review here.

  • Flamestone An American Grill

    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Date night, Martini, Private room, Upscale, Wifi

    Oldsmar: 4009 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    FlameStone is lovely, with a masculine, clubby design that includes dark wood floors, fieldstone walls and a sleek stainless-steel open kitchen, tiny glass pendant lamps warming the space with golden light. The menu consists of mid-priced steaks, rotisserie meats and an appealing lineup of froufrou-topped flatbreads. Servers and bartenders are breezy but professional, apt to strike up merry conversation with those ensconced at the long, glamorous bar. In an upscale American idiom like Bonefish Grill or Stonewood Grill and Tavern, FlameStone is a good value: A golden-skinned half chicken gets a lively dry rub and is paired with a generous scoop of red-skinned mashed potatoes, super buttery, and a jumble of grilled asparagus stalks and tender-crisp julienned carrots for about $15.

  • Round Up

    Features: Country Western, Dance club, Darts, Pool tables

    Oldsmar: 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33615

    This boot-scootin' stalwart was once nominated for the Academy of Country Music's Nightclub of the Year Award (a distinction on which it's been coasting for maybe a little too long, but whatever). There's not as much live music as there used to be - Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith played here - but there are still loads of drink specials and a huge line-dancing floor, with regular lessons.