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  1. Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party

    Editor's pick

    Ferg's Live

    Downtown Tampa : 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    For both home and away games in the Stanley Cup final round, Ferg's will hold a giant Tampa Bay Lightning watch party starting four hours before each game. Fans can pump up the Lightning energy with live music and DJ's as they watch the game on 60 60-inch flat screens, two projection televisions …

    Price: Free (food/drink/parking additional).

  2. Red

    Editor's pick

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The Tony Award-winning play follows the abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko as he and his assistant prepare for a very important commission: a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant, exploring the artist's turmoil through the process.

    Price: $29-$59.

  3. Summer Golfing for Kids

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Now through Aug. 31, kids ages 5 to 15 get one free bucket of range balls so they can practice golfing during the summer break. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also takes place at Ace Golf in Riverview, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Hours vary by location.

    Price: Free.

  4. Boating Skills and Seamanship Course

    Coast Guard Auxiliary 72

    St. Petersburg : 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This is a comprehensive program designed for both the experienced and novice boater. Topics include boating safety, navigation, weather, radio use and Florida laws. The course continues each Wednesday through July 15. Participants receive a Florida Boater ID card.

    Price: $50.

  5. 3 Days of Play

    Dunedin Community Center

    Dunedin : 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, 34698

    Kids ages 5 to 11 can enjoy this three-day camp including games, activities, a day at Highlander Pool and a trip to Astro Skate.

    Price: $80, $65 with rec. card.

  6. Carmike Summer Kid Series: Rise of the Guardians

    Sundial 19

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink.Also taking place on Tuesday through Thursday at Starlight 20 and Wednesday through Thursday at Centro Ybor. See for the full summer lineup.

    The series open with Rise of the Guardians (PG). In the movie, when an evil spirit attacks Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children.

    Price: $4.

  7. We Are A Blue Star Museum

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their families, get free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Military I.D. required.

    Price: $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. Free admission Mondays to art museum only.

  8. Help for Home Gardeners

    Palm Harbor Library

    Palm Harbor : 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Got garden questions? Find answers to common landscape, pest and garden problems from Master Gardeners at weekly plant clinic on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring plant samples, no appointment needed.

    Price: Free.

  9. Children's Summer Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Editor's pick

    Studio Movie Grill 14

    University Area : 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa, 33612

    Get the kids out of the house for this series of affordable family movies, shown weekdays at the movie theater.

    In Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG), a middle school teenager has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the school year.

    Price: $3.

  10. Historic St. Petersburg Stroll

    Sundial St. Pete

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Take a two-hour guided tour to learn about places to eat, things to do and historical events in St. Petersburg.

    Price: $15, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free.

  11. Drawing Class

    Old Hyde Park Art Center

    South Tampa : 705 Swann Ave., Tampa, 33606

    Classes for every ability level, from beginners who want to learn how to draw, to experienced artists looking to sharpen their skills.  

    Price: $15, $10 per class a month in advance.

  12. Book Talk: Lynda Lippman-Lockhart

    St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus

    Seminole : 9200 113th St. N, Seminole, 33772

    Author and St. Petersburg native Lynda Lippman-Lockhart, shares her historical fiction The Laundry Room.

    Price: Free.

  13. Wine Down Wednesday

    Council Oak Steaks and Seafood

    Tampa : 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, 33610

    Special tasting menu from Head Chef Michael Balles includes artisanal cheese and charcuterie, Ybor crab croquettes, sliders, plus unique wines by the glass normally only available by the bottle, at each Wednesday's Wine Down.

    Price: $10 per glass or special 'Happy Hour' menu item.

  14. Cookbook Club

    John F. Germany Public Library

    Downtown Tampa : 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Choose a Caribbean cookbook, pick a recipe, prepare it at home, and bring it to the meeting to share with others. Attendees will try the dishes, talk about the recipes and their cooking process.

    Price: Free.

  15. Prepare for Possible Natural and Man-Made Hazards

    Gardenville Recreation Center

    Gibsonton : 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, 33534

    Residents and property owners in Hillsborough County will learn information about the 2015 update to Hillsborough County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) and Floodplain Management Plan.

    Price: Free.

  16. Dunedin Blue Jays: Clearwater

    Editor's pick

    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

    Dunedin : 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Delightful Dunedin, with its unique collection of restaurants and bars, is also home to the minor league (A) affiliate of Toronto's Major League club.

  17. Florida Native Plant Society

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Clearwater : 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

    Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets with ideas on using native plants in landscapes and other garden topics.

    Learn how a condo association refurbished their grounds with native plants that resulted in an attractive landscape with lower maintenance costs, at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

  18. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Discover 30 illuminated scenes built by craftsman from Zigong, China, including replicas of the Beijing Temple of Heaven and larger-than-life dragons, pandas, rhinos and more. It will also feature performances by Chinese acrobats and an artisan market with handmade crafts. Runs through June 28

    Price: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (Zoominations); $39.95, $37.95 seniors, $29.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (combo Zoominations and Zoo admission).

  19. Menopause the Musical

    Editor's pick

    Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The comic musical set to classic tunes from the '60s-'80s features Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams in a guest role to introduce the cast of four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats and not enough sex.

    Price: $48.50-$68.50.

  20. Inspired Lunacy

    Florida Studio Theatre Gompertz Theatre

    Sarasota : 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, 34543

    A comedy that attempts to solve the mystery of life with a collection of witty, wacky and whimsical novelty songs by composers including Allan Sherman and Monty Python.

    Price: $19.

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