1. Free Golf for Kids

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Kids ages 5 to 15 can get out of the house and onto the putting green. Every day through the end of August, they can sign up to receive a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, or at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, Wentworth Golf Clu …

    Price: Free.

  2. Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    MOSI joins more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from May 26 (Memorial Day) through Sept. 1 (Labor Day). This is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department  …

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  3. Summer Nights

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Included with regular daily admission.

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  4. Make Your Own Solar Cooker

    Hillsborough County Extension Office

    Seffner : 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, 33584

    Be prepared during hurricane season and be able to cook during power outages and emergencies by making a simple solar cooker, with food samplings.

    Price: $10, good for up to four people.

  5. Road Trip U.S.A.

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    Children can learn about famous cities and national landmarks on a simulated coast-to-coast Road Trip USA, a collection of interactive installments with stops including National Parks, Mount Rushmore, Interstate System, Roswell Invasion and Roadside Attractions. Runs through Aug. 10.

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  6. Summer Circus Spectacular

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    In collaboration with the Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, this on-stage exhibition of circus artistry includes hand balancing, comedy skits, quick change artistry and aerial work. Runs through Aug. 1.

    Price: $15, $12 children.

  7. Afternoon Explorers

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Kids ages 6 to 13 can escape to the great outdoors for crafts, trail exploration and crazy science experiments.

    Price: $15.

  8. Royal Tea Party

    Grand Court Tampa

    MacDill Area : 4902 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 33611

    Celebrate Prince George's first birthday with an afternoon of tea and English treats. Benefits the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer's Association.

    Price: $8.

  9. Summer Circus Spectacular

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    In collaboration with the Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, this on-stage exhibition of circus artistry includes hand balancing, comedy skits, quick change artistry and aerial work. Runs through Aug. 1.

    Price: $15, $12 children.

  10. Aspiring Teen Writers Workshop

    Safety Harbor Library

    Safety Harbor : 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor, 34695

    This five-week workshop, focuses on several key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character and story development, pacing, setting, dialogue, point of view and ways to earn an income as a writer.  Bring pen and paper. For ages 12 and up. Registration is required. 

    Price: Free.

  11. Nine and Wine

    Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf & Tap

    Carrollwood : 10019 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Women on Course event invites guests to play nine holes of golf in air-conditioned comfort, take a swing at the golf simulators, with courses from around the world, and enjoy glass of house wine, beer or beverage.

    Price: $30, members, $20. Reserve by July 20.

  12. Apron's Cooking Classes: All About Kids Cooking

    Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket

    Citrus Park : 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa, 33626

    Learn new techniques and recipes at classes for all levels of home cooks, and a variety of topics.

    Kids make easy and fun menu they can recreate at home: from crescent roll beef franks, to cookie ice cream sandwiches. $35.

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  13. Bon Appetit Wine Tasting

    Bon Appetit Restaurant

    Dunedin : 148 Marina Plz, Dunedin, 34698

    Savor butler passed hors d 'oeuvres, paired with wine selections.

    Cool off with summer varieties.

    Price: $25. Reservations preferred.

  14. Chow and Ciao

    CDB's Southside

    South Tampa : 3671 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 33629

    Four week series explores all things Italian, from language lessons, to culture, customs and cuisine, includes dinner at each class. Tuesdays July 22 through Aug. 12.

    Price: $225, or $420 per couple.

  15. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury

    Skipper's Smokehouse

    Tampa : 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, 33613

    After a 20 year hiatus to raise a family, Ellie is now back and will bring her blues trio to the Tampa venue for two performances this summer.

    Price: $6.

  16. Tampa Bay Vegetarians

    The Grand Siam

    Gateway : 2325 Ulmerton Road # 28, Clearwater, 33762

    Sign up online or call either phone to reserve: (727) 432-3327.

    Thai menu includes egg roll, pad Thai vegetables, panang curry vegetables, sweet Thai donut and more, beverages and bar drinks available for purchase; talk on 'superfoods' after dinner.

    Price: $14, $2 additional for non-members.

  17. Chocolate Pairing

    Wine Madonna

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 111 Second Ave. NE, No. 102, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Savor two decadent luxuries as wines and delectable chocolates are matched at this pairing.

    Price: $25. Registration required.

  18. Dark Wave Yoga

    Tempus Projects

    Seminole Heights : 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

    Erin and Eric Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga will lead yogis in a candle lit room with dark and melancholy music including bands, Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy and more. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Every Tuesday.

    Price: $15, $12 military, students and yoga teachers; $60 for 5 class package.

  19. VOICExperience

    University of South Florida Barness Recital Hall

    Tampa : 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa, 33620

    Opera legend baritone Sherill Milnes and his wife, USF alumna Maria Zouves, host a concert of artists from around the nation, singing beautiful music from opera, musical theater and song.

    Price: $20 advance, $25 day of show.

  20. Rare Plant Network: Growing Roses

    Good Samaritan Church

    Pinellas Park : 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, 33781

    Monthly meeting with suggestions and advice for adding unique plants to your landscape.    

    Master rosarians give tips for thriving roses in Florida at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

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