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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 18

Bucs Training Camp : The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices with on field autograph sessions for children ages 12 and younger. New this year is a kid zone area with interactive football skills stations, face painting and a dunk tank. 2:30 p.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Back Yard: Running through Aug. 30, the Smithsonian's traveling Exhibition Service brings this look at the suburban back yard as an American original invention. It is filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings and fun period advertisements. 10 a.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 228-0097.

Pipe Organ Concert: Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, which produces the sound of a full orchestra including percussion. 11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.

Canceled: Brandon Flowers: The lead singer of the rock band, the Killers, brings his solo tour to Orlando with hits like, Keys and Still Want You. 7 p.m., The Beacham, 46 N Orange Ave., Orlando. $29.50 - $30.00. (407) 246-1419.

Epicurean Education: Cupcakes and Cocktails: Make creative cupcake flavors of: Bananas Foster, Rum and Coke, Gin and Tonic, and pair them with cocktails; take home six cupcakes. $50. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Children's Summer Series: Turbo: Get the kids out of the house for this series of affordable family movies, shown weekdays at the movie theater. In Turbo (PG), a freak accident allows an everyday garden snail to win the Indy 500. 11 a.m., Studio Movie Grill 14, 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa. $3. (813) 241-3800.

TO WATCH

Extreme Weight Loss, 9 p.m., ABC. On a new installment, a 310-pound woman wants to expand her family, but has been told by doctors that she's too heavy to have children. Enter personal trainer Chris Powell.

COMING UP

Rob Schneider: The alum of Saturday Night Live and just about every Adam Sandler movie has said that his castmates in Grown Ups prodded him to get back into standup in 2009 after being off the road for nearly 20 years. Catch him Friday and Saturday at Tampa's Improv. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.

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