1. The band Lady A, composed of Dave Haywood, left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, will headline Tampa’s Pig Jig on Oct. 22 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  2. Herrerasaurus, a dinosaur first discovered in fossils in South America, is among the displays in the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit running May 14-Sept. 5 at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. The life-like animatronic dinosaurs offer a paleontological journey back in time.
  3. Ginny Skoglund, 11, poses for a picture in front of a new sign at Adventure Island in Tampa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  4. Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store in San Antonio, Tuesday. Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves.
  5. Rita Moreno, center, as Anita, in the 1961 musical, "West Side Story." The historic Tampa Theatre is bringing back its longest-running series, Summer Classics, by celebrating a century of films, from silent movies to a sing-along to Moreno's Oscar-winning performance. It starts June 5.
  6. Epcot will get its first coaster and Walt Disney World will get its first ride featuring a Marvel franchise when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens at Epcot on May 27.
  7. Katie Krimitsos, 43, works on her meditation podcast for mothers at her home bedroom closet studio in Tampa. Krimitsos’ podcasts have been downloaded 44 million times.
  8. The crowd at Riverfest 2017 watched hot air balloons at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The illuminated balloons will return for Riverfest May 6-7 in Tampa.
  9. Rainy conditions are expected throughout the weekend in Tampa Bay, much like in this Times photo from September.
  10. The St. Pete Pier has canceled Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo-themed party “due to expected weather,” organizers announced Friday.
  11. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return on select nights starting on Aug. 12 and continuing through Halloween.
  12. Jacaranda flowers are blooming across the Tampa Bay area. (This stunner is in Clearwater.) The fragrant, showy flower of the jacaranda blooms any time from April through August, but around here the purple, trumpet-shaped flower is most often in full bloom in late April and early May.
  13. Drag queen story times, like this one from 2019 with Viktoria Sommers reading a Dr. Seuss book at Community Cafe in St. Petersburg, are the kind of events that link literature with the trans community. Wordier Than Thou plans another family friendly drag story time on May 1.
  14. At the 2015 Free Comic Book Day a pair of Spider-Men welcomed fans to Yancy Street Comics. After 20 years, the event has turned into the biggest day of the comic book industry.
  15. As golfers enter one of two 18-hole putting courses at the new PopStroke entertainment complex in Sarasota, a quote by co-owner Tiger Woods tells of his happiest memories "spending time with my pops on the golf course having putting contests." It opens to the public at noon Thursday.
  16. Attendees enjoy sun, shade and cold drinks at the 2014 Margarita Festival. After taking a two-year break because of the pandemic, the festival will return to downtown Tampa on May 28.
  17. Patrons dine at The Ozona Pig as scooters and bicyclists cruise by in Ozona. The North Pinellas enclave is one of the hamlets that the recently revised book "Visiting Small-Town Florida" recommends.
  18. At the 2011 Green Thumb Festival, a patron walks by the garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth at St. Petersburg's Walter Fuller Park. The annual plant and landscape festival returns Saturday and Sunday after a two-year absence.
  19. The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society participated in a 2010 jam session at Sam Ash Music in Clearwater. The society is organizing the Ukulele Fest in the District, a free daylong festival in downtown Clearwater, on April 23.
  20. Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Joey Krehbiel, a Seminole High School grad, is wearing these specially designed cleats as the Rays play the Orioles this weekend. His agent connected him with Eckerd College student Abby O’Donnell, who runs a side business designing shoes.
  21. The giveaway at the April 23 Rays game is a Randy Arozarena bobblehead with the star leftfielder sliding into postseason legend when he stole home in Game 1 against Boston last October.
  22. The Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to Epcot is slated to open May 27. Guests will enter the Galaxarium, a sweeping planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars and other intergalactic wonders that connect residents of Earth and the planet Xandar.
  23. Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt Adventure show at the Mr. Potato's Showtime Arena.
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