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  1. Chad Mize creates doodle art on a car at the 49th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts held at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa in 2019. The group show called Flower Power hanging at Mize Gallery will also appear online on at chadmize.com. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  2. Matthew Berry of Clearwater rests a Teddy Ruxpin stuffed bear on an oak tree  in the front yard of his home on Friday in Clearwater's Woodgate neighborhood, which is one of many area neighborhoods which have exploded with bears in the windows and on front porches and lawns so the kids can count them while on walks, bicycle rides or car rides at a safe social distance. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  3. With both offices and schools closed because of coronavirus concerns, parents can learn some tips from homeschoolers on how to manage the day. [Times (2019)]
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  5. The penguins at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa were the stars this week of one of its new SEA-SPAN series of shows streaming online. [Tampa Bay Times (2010)]
  6. Find a solitary path, such as the Tampa Riverwalk, to get a mental health break and some exercise. Just be careful of social distancing or you could find these public spaces shut down. [Tampa Bay Times (2014)]
  7. Florida's theme parks have been shuttered by the coronavirus and Universal Orlando Resort has said the closure will extend until April 19. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  8. Dog "Mo" sits on the front seat of a car with his owner in a supermarket parking lot. [Martin Meissner | AP]
  9. Cadynce Nettles, 4, bounds down the park trail to read the next page from a book called 'The Busy Tree' during the opening of a permanent installation called StoryWalk at the James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  10. A portion of the iconic murals on the east side of the China Finders building at 2823 Central Ave. N, in St. Petersburg. The last few years has brought an explosion of mural art all over St. Petersburg and is touring by bike or car. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. A statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse is seen in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  12. Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven. [Times (2011)]
  1. Jay Pharoah arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. [Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP]
  2. Tampa's Adventure Island, across the street from Busch Gardens, will debut Solar Vortex to the public on March 14. [Adventure Island]
  3. A statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse is seen in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Florida tourism officials say cases of the new coronavirus are having little visible impact on the theme park industry so far. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  4. Tampa water park Adventure Island will debut Solar Vortex to the public on March 14. [Adventure Island]
  5. Sparkman Wharf will show "Shrek," the DreamWorks animated hit starring the voices of Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, on March 17 in Tampa. [DreamWorks Pictures]
  6. Beachgoers crowd Clearwater Beach every year during spring break. [Tampa Bay Times (2013)]
  7. Mar. 9• Arts & Entertainment
    The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will return this weekend to kick off the IndyCar season. [SHADD, DIRK  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  8. This Disney ear hat will go on sale for $78 on Friday to mark the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios. [DISNEY  |  Disney]
  9. The Naked Magicians will hit Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on March 8. Christopher Wayne, left, and Mike Tyler put on an R-rated magic show that promises good magicians don't need pants. [Samuel Klingner Entertainment]
  10. Francesca Caropepe, a Swamp Monster contest favorite for a number of years, is now the official mascot of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival, which will return this weekend. [Weekie Wachee Swamp Festival]
  11. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway officially opens Wednesday, March 4 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The first ride at any Disney park themed around Mickey Mouse promises to break new ground for theme-park technology as riders feel like they are riding through a cartoon. [WALT DISNEY WORLD  |  Walt Disney World]
  12. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which runs March 4 to June 1, will feature dozens of character topiaries and floral displays. [Walt Disney World]
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