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  1. Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

    Editor's pick

    Lykes Gaslight Square Park

    Downtown Tampa : 410 Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    Join Mayor Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa.

    There will be eight food trucks on hand this month, including a new one, Ninja Noms, as well as Rollin Zoinks, Kool Breeze Food Truck and the Cheesesteak Truck.

    Price: Menu prices vary.

  2. Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz

    Lutz Community Center

    Lutz : 98 First Ave NW, Lutz, 33549

    Get gardening tips and information at club's monthly meetings.

    Club kicks off its season, refreshments served.

    Price: Free admission.

  3. Rolling Pin Classes: Thyme for Tea

    Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium

    Brandon : 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Classes on a variety of culinary topics designed for the home cook. Call for other class topics.

    Thyme infuses the menu at tea, from scones to tea sandwiches. $25.


  4. Honors Symposia

    Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa

    Tampa : 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33606

    The Fall 2014 Honors Program symposia series explores the theme "Roots and Contexts of Ideas."

    In this portion, Richard Mathews, UT professor of English and writing, presents "Art of the Book: Its Roots and Evolving Contexts."

    Price: Free.

  5. Encore Showchoir

    Music Showcase

    Brandon : 402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, 33511

    This fall's session will focus on Broadway hits and have students creating dance moves to the music. For ages 7 and up. Runs on Wednesdays through October 22 followed by two additional sessions.

    Price: $150 per 8 week session.

  6. Wine Walk Wednesday

    The Shops at Wiregrass

    Wesley Chapel : 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Guests ages 21 and older can take a leisurely stroll through the center for a wine tasting with music. Upgrade to VIP for a tasting passport, commemorative tumbler and access to select food and wine sampling stations. Benefits the Jason Ackerman Foundation.

    Price: Free, $15 VIP.

  7. Dunedin Blue Jays

    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.

    The Blue Jays make a September call-up for this playoff game, adding a lemonade stand by T.J. Guerrero. The Dunedin 12-year-old has made headlines, first reported in the Times, because his neighborhood lemonade stand made one of his neighbors sour. Tonight, his stand moves to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, with proceeds donated to the Children's Organ Transplant Association. Also, the first 250 fans with a paid ticket will receive a limited-edition playoff T-shirt and everyone in attendance will receive a free movie ticket to Cobb Theatres in Clearwater if the Jays win. 


  8. 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.

    Get a preview of their upcoming Landscape Tour at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

  9. Modeling 101

    Music Showcase

    Brandon : 402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Renee woods will teach poise, beauty tips, runway tips, photography posing and public speaking. Runs on Wednesdays through October 22, followed by two additional sessions.

    Price: $150 per 8 week session.

  10. Orchid Society of West Pasco

    Buena Vista Manor Clubhouse

    West Pasco : 5112 Rosada Ave., Holiday, 87093

    Get tips for growing great orchids at Orchid Society of West Pasco meetings, with raffle table.

    This month, orchid expert Louis del Favero's program is about orchid species that thrive in Tampa Bay, with plants for sale.

    Price: Free.

  11. Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Toronto Blue Jays

    Editor's pick

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  12. Patrick Melton

    Improv Comedy Theater

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    He's been making folks laugh as creator and host of the Internet comedy show Nobody Likes Onions.

    Price: $8.

  13. The Chosen

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

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

    In 1944 Brooklyn, two Jewish boys grow up five blocks and a world apart until Reuven and Danny play a heated game of baseball between rival yeshivas … and one is badly hurt. Through Sept. 28.


  14. Comedy in the Raw Open Mic

    Improv Comedy Theater

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Sign up begins at 9:30 p.m., and space is limited to 15-20 comedians, each of whom is given up to five minutes of stage time.

    Price: Free.

  15. 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.

  16. Grandparents Day Gift Tent

    Great Explorations Children's Museum

    Fourth Street Garden District : 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33704

    Kids can enter a craft tent to make their grandparent a special crafty gift. $3 in addition to regular children's admission.


  17. Coffee with a Curator

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    A special monthly PowerPoint talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's curatorial/education team. 

    In this portion, Craig Petersburg investigates how our brain receives and interprets information gathered by our senses, especially vision.

    Price: Free.

  18. Storytime for Families

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Join museum staff in the Education Classroom for storytime featuring a selected book from the museum's library or store.

    Price: Free.

  19. Beginner Dulcimer Lessons

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Instructor Roxie Smith guides beginning musicians to play the three-stringed dulcimer.

    Price: $35 with rec card, $52 without

  20. Lunch for Single Seniors

    Sweet Tomatoes

    West Pasco : 10156 US Highway 19, Port Richey, 34668

    Have lunch with the Fifth Wheels, a social club for seniors without partners.


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