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Kelly A. Stefani - Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

I am known as the events maven for the Tampa Bay Times. I dig up and write about thousands of events and activities to keep you and your family busy. Area event promoters keep my job interesting. After 32 years, I've seen everything from "Eggstravaganzas" and "Spooktaculars," to naked mud wars and New Year's Eve fetish parties. Who wouldn't love writing about that? If you know of something interesting happening, shoot me a note.

  1. Chip and Slinkie are two of many dogs hoping to find loving homes for Valentine's Day.
  2. Jim Zender exits an RV during setup for a previous Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The show, often referred to as the nation's largest, is expected to have more than 1,200 recreational vehicles on display Wednesday through Sunday.
  3. The ship Jose Gasparilla will bear down on Tampa for the annual pirate celebration on Jan. 29. The event returns after being canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. Abbott and Carrie are two of many animals looking for fur-ever homes.
  5. Oakleaf Hydrangea, Angel Trumpet, Oakleaf Croton and Mrs. Iceton Croton are only a few of the plants UF/IFAS Master Gardeners will be able to assist you with.
  6. "Jersey Boys" will be performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday and Thursday.
  7. Mr. Potato Head, Winnie the Pooh, Roo and Tigger are four Disney named animals available for adoption.
  8. Plant City, Dade City, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Brooksville will hold parades celebrating the birth of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  9. The St. Pete Beach Polo Classic brings the "Game of Kings" to the beach behind the Don CeSar Hotel. Photo courtesy Don DeSar
  10. Bing Crosby and Drake are two of many animals hoping to be adopted.
  11. Ordene su cena de Año nuevo y recójala es una opción que ofrece Metro Diner. [Courtesy of Metro Diner]
  12. Metro Diner has a large selection of family style bundles and meals to-go for you to enjoy on New Year's Eve, without going out. [Courtesy of Metro Diner]
  13. Firework celebrations are set to light up the sky over Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and downtown St. Petersburg on New Year's Eve.
  14. Wyatt and Zola are two of many animals hoping to be adopted.
  15. Universal Studios Orlando will require face coverings at all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Dec. 24.
  16. People walk through the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Resolution Labyrinth during First Night St. Petersburg in 2015. Once again, First Night returns to Straub Park and surrounding downtown St. Petersburg areas. The event is family friendly and full of cultural activities.
  17. Christmas lights decorate the Pirate Water Taxis seen along the Hillsborough River in Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.
  18. Anny and Jimmy Kibble are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  19. The Columbia Restaurant located on 7th Avenue in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida will be having dine in and take out specials for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  20. Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec.  19.
  21. Chippy and Isis are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes for the holidays.
  22. Sparkman Wharf will be decorated with lights and look like a ski lodge for Snowed Inn this Thursday night.
  23. Nessie and Nutty are two of many animals looking for loving homes.