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

Editorial Assistant — Things To Do and 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. Julien and Petunia are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  2. Disney has announced that a modified park-hopping option will return beginning Jan. 1.
  3. The St. Pete Beach restaurant Maritana is offering a Thanksgiving dinner that includes venison carpaccio.
  4. Addy and Tiger are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  5. Janice Birch decorates one of the UPARC Foundation's Christmas trees at the 2019 Festival of Trees. This year's festival will be popup style at Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater and numerous other area businesses.
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  7. Travis Tritt kicks off the main stage performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 8 p.m. Dec. 12.
  8. Cirque style performers entertain guests dining at glowing tables.
  9. The Florida Holocaust Museum plans a tiered reopening beginning with the Kristallnacht celebration for members Monday.
  10. Leonard and Sophie are two of many animals looking for unconditional love.
  11. Show your "I Voted" sticker at area businesses for free treats.
  12. Trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling conducts, and performs with, the Florida Orchestra in Ragtime Kings at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater.
  13. Sam Smith, in pink and white, performed with Normani, in white, at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec. 1, 2019. This year's event will be held virtually.
  14. Two dogs that will melt your heart.
  15. Ruth Eckerd Hall to hold Something Special, a virtual event to benefit the Ruth Eckerd Hall Recovery Fund. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 6.
  16. Christian hip hop artist TobyMac is scheduled to perform two shows in Tampa this spring.
  17. A small ofrenda is seen while volunteers work to build the altar Pioneer Park Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 in Dunedin. With its big Day of the Dead celebration canceled this year, instead the owners of Casa Tina have built a large community altar at Dunedin's Pioneer Park. The community is invited to bring laminated pictures of loved ones for the ofrenda to be set up there Oct. 15-Nov. 2, which is Dia de los Muertos.
  18. Tahiti and Bumble Bee will worm their way into your heart.
  19. Tanya Collins y Majestic Johnson se sientan juntos después de posar para fotos frente a la calabaza de 989 libras en el mercado de productos agrícolas Bearss Groves, el martes 13 de octubre de 2020 en Tampa.
  20. Have an eerie experience as you view the Tampa Bay Hotel by moonlight and try to solve a murder.
  21. Mary Poppins and Chuck Norris are two of many animals that need good homes.
  22. Valeria Paredes snaps a photo of the 989-pound pumpkin at Bearss Groves produce market, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 in Tampa.
  23. Last year, Tampa Theatre's Nightmare on Franklin Street expanded to a 12-day run. To save the event, it's going virtual this year.