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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. Ayr’Reka’s Angels help students go back to school in style by offering free hair cuts and braids.
  2. Maggie and Yonny are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  3. Stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 14 make an appearance at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sunday. (VH1)
  4. Chili and Emmy are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  5. There are plenty of opportunities to catch Fourth of July fireworks in the Tampa Bay area.
  6. Monday, July 11, is Free Slurpee Day as 7-Eleven. Get yours through the 7-Eleven app starting Friday. (Getty Images)
  7. Take the family for U-pick watermelons and splashing water fun at Watermelon. Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. (Shutterstock)
  8. Walker and Whispurr at two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  9. The moon is seen at 98 percent full as it rises Monday, June 13, 2022, in East Boston, Mass. The moon will reach its full stage on Tuesday, during a phenomenon known as a supermoon because its proximity to Earth, and it is also labeled as the "Strawberry Moon" because it is the full moon at strawberry harvest time. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  10. Keith Urban will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday.
  11. If your father loves meat, take him to Eddie V's for an 11-ounce Wagyu steak for Father's Day.
  12. Ky'lee Waters stands on a chair while dancing with her grandfather, Antinori Waters, while Jazmyn Thames and her father, Jermaine, take a twirl during a 2014 father-daughter dance at Ragan Park Community Center in Tampa.
  13. Tasha Hadley, center, smiles while drumming with a group of other drummers who called their gathering "One Tribe" during a Juneteenth festival at Deuces in St. Petersburg in 2020.
  14. Kid Rock performs with Grand Funk Railroad at 7 p.m. Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  15. Ellie and Fryian are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  16. Moose, Mork and Mindy are three of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  17. Erica Charles, 19, dances during the St. Pete Pride Parade and festivities in St. Petersburg.
  18. Starting this week, kids ages 5 to 15 get a free bucket of range balls, a round of miniature golf or 18 holes of golf to help them learn the game and stay active through out the summer.
  19. Avery and Doc are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  20. Once again, the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City will build what it claims is the world’s longest Cuban sandwich. Once completed, the sandwich will feed around 500 people in the area experiencing homelessness.
  21. Commemorative ceremonies, fireworks, movies, parties, boating events and more are available locally to celebrate Memorial Day.
  22. Chester and Reina are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  23. Sting will perform Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.
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