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Christmas in July in Seminole Heights and the Prego Expo returns

Notice all the Christmas in July events the online retailers and big box stores are having this month? Well, what's good for them is great for small businesses, so a bunch of shops in Seminole Heights are having their Christmas in July sales Saturday and Sunday. The variety of goods in the participating shops makes it easy to find something for everyone on your list. Or yourself. Find the perfect piece that really ties the room together at Seminole Heights Antiques and Decor (pictured), where you can "roll the dice" for your discount. There's a BOGO deal on the lovely glass sea weight paperweights at Gott Glass. Pop into Cleanse Apothecary for storewide savings and enter to win a basket of smell-good stuff. Heights Cigars has a bulk cigar deal and discounts on accessories, and Velo Champ Cycle Sport is offering a 20 percent discount on all purchases. Kick off your shopping spree at Seminole Heights Antiques and Decor, 4713 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Find a full listing of participating shops and deals at

Motherhood seems scary, especially if it's your first time. Thankfully, there's a Prego Expo to answer all your questions, and introduce you to a whole new world of products and information. The event returns to the Tampa Convention Center on Sunday, bringing more than 70 vendors specializing in all things pregnancy, parenting and babies. The show features panel discussions with health professionals, a cloth diapering resource center and baby gear demos. A Babies and Bumps fashion show will highlight all the new trends. The expo is not just for women; there's a Daddy Pow Wow, plus much of the information is valuable for guys, too. They also blow it out with $20,000 in giveaways. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 333 S Franklin St. $15 advance, $18 day of show or $60 VIP, which gets you early entrance, a guaranteed swag bag and a chance to be entered twice for giveaways. Kids 12 and younger get in free.