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          1. Summer Golfing for Kids

            Editor's pick

            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.

          2. Play with Clay for Free

            City of Imagination

            Gulfport : 2726 54th St. S, Gulfport, 33707

            Local clay artist Frank Verdino invites students in grades K through 12 to get their hands dirty and learn about the art of clay work in the open air studio.

            Price: Free.

          3. Firearms Safety Course

            Hernando Sportsman's Club

            Spring Hill / West Hernando : 16121 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614

            Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety. Successful completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit, if desired. Class size is limited; registration required.

            Price: $60.

          4. QiGong

            Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

            Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

            An integration of deep breathing, slow movements and meditation to reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality and enhance the immune system.

            Price: $4, $3 with rec. card.

          5. Teacher Appreciation

            Lowry Park Zoo

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

            Florida certified teachers of grades K through 12 from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties get free admission to the zoo and may purchase two additional one-day admissions for $15 each. Valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate, pay stub ...

            Price: $27.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

          6. Passport Adventure

            Heritage Village

            Largo : 11909 125th St., Largo, 33774

            This two-hour, hands-on history lesson lets children ages 4 to 11 take guided tours of old Florida piney wood and historical houses while participating in living history activities.

            Price: $3.

          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. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Back Yard

            Tampa Bay History Center

            Downtown Tampa : 801 Old Water St., Tampa, 33602

            Running through Aug. 30, the Smithsonian’s traveling Exhibition Service brings this look at the suburban back yard as an American original invention. From the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design and the birth of the environmental movement, it is fi...

            Price: $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free.

          9. Cobb Theaters Free Family Films

            Editor's pick

            Countryside 12

            Countryside : 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33761

            These free summer films aren't first-run movies but they get the kids out of the house and give parents a chance to give their air conditioners a break.. Also taking place at Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel.

            Price: Free

          10. Alzheimer’s Support Group

            Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

            Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

            Group meetings help people with Alzheimer, caregivers and families to foster self-empowerment, coping skills, and socialization in a non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere.

            Price: Free.

          11. Restorative Yoga for Cancer Patients

            St. Joseph's Hospital's Medical Arts Building

            3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, 33607

            A stress reduction program tailored to the treatment of cancer to help patients cope with the affects of treatment and improve quality of life during treatment.

            Price: Free.

          12. In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking

            Editor's pick

            Tampa Museum of Art

            Downtown Tampa : 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

            From the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, the exhibition features some of Warhol's most iconic screenprints, including Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong. Also featured are works from other artists who use color as a tool to shape how we respond to images, including ...

            Price: $15; $7.50 seniors, groups; $5 students; children ages 6 and younger free. Under the Blue Star Program, admission for active military and five family members is free through Labor Day.

          13. City Power Toastmasters

            St Petersburg Municipal Services Building

            Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

            Experience the value and fun of public speaking, with an upbeat, fun and refreshing group where everyone learns at their own level. The club meets every Wednesday at noon. Free to visitors.

            Price: Free.

          14. Kool Krafts: Tissue Paper Art

            Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library

            Spring Hill / West Hernando : 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608

            Join the program and get crafty. All supplies provided. Call to RSVP.

            Price: Free.

          15. First Time Homebuyer Workshop

            Sunshine Center

            Downtown St. Petersburg : 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

            Designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. The second part of this two part workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 12.

            Price: Free.

          16. 10 Years

            State Theatre

            Downtown St. Petersburg : 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

            The five-piece alternative metal band have been rocking out since 1999, producing hits like, Wasteland and more recently, From Birth to Burial.

            Price: $18.

          17. Clearwater Threshers: Vs. Lakeland

            Editor's pick

            Bright House Field

            601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, 33765

            The weather is warm, so take a swing at Florida State League baseball at beautiful Bright House Field. There are play areas for kids, and the tiki bar in the outfield is a great spot to socialize with friends.

            Price: $5-$9.50.

          18. Florida Native Plant Society: Beautify With Native Plants

            Moccasin Lake Nature Park

            2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

            Pinellas Chapter meets to share ideas on using native plants and other garden topics.

            Price: Free.

          19. Varekai: Cirque du Soleil

            Editor's pick

            Amalie Arena

            Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

            The acrobats gracefully act out the untold story of Icarus after he fell from the sky, into a world filled with exotic creatures who change his life, along the path that leads to Varekai, meaning "wherever" in the Romany language. Through Sunday.

            Price: $40-$115.

          20. Over the River and Through the Woods

            Florida Studio Theatre Gompertz Theatre

            Sarasota : 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, 34543

            Hilarity abounds as Nick navigates the shenanigans of his scheming grandparents, who are trying to keep him from moving away. Through Aug. 9.

            Price: $32.

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