Slug News - Week 17 - Things for You to Do

Week 17 of 2022 - April 18 through April 24 - Things for you to do in Tampa, St. Pete, Ocala, Brooksville, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey, Clearwater, and more. Covering the following counties in the State of Florida: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sumter.

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Monday, April 18

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Citrus 
  1. Homosassa / Homosassa River Garden Club April Meeting / 9:30am to 12noon / LINK 
  2. Brooksville / 29th Annual Jeff Hayden Memorial Envirotron Golf Classic / 10am to 5pm / LINK
  3. Citrus Hills / Awards Dinner & Tournament — Villages of Citrus Hills / 5pm to 7pm / LINK
  4. Hernando
Hillsborough
  1. Unwind cocktails/Classy Clientele/International Mall/Free entry/Free parking/No cover. LINK *
  2. Comic-Con/William Shatner/Prejudging submissions accept now/tickets on sale now/LINK *
  3. Spitfire Comedy/Up and coming comics/bring fresh material/LINK *
Lake
Marion
Pasco
  1. Centennial Park Library/Grow Vegetables/Outdoors/dress appropriately for the weather /LINK *
  2. Sun West Park/Half Day Camp/Ages 8-15/Water Activities/ LINK *
Pinellas
  1. CEO of Habitat/ReStore/Questions/LINK  *
Sumter
  1. Studio 77/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  2. Valerie Gillespie Ensemble/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Rick Melvern Band/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. The U.S. Stones/The Savannah Center/1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard/The Villages/4 pm and 7 pm. LINK *
    
Tuesday, April 19

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Citrus  
Hernando
Hillsborough
  1. Flyover Tampa Bay/Air-conditioned helicopter/Watch breathtaking views. LINK *
  2. Tampa / Hillsborough County Public Schools - School Board Workshop / 10am to 12noon / Topic:  Legislative Session Review  Location ROSSAC 901 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602 LINK *
  3. Tampa / Hillsborough County School Board Meeting / 4pm to 6pm / LINK *
Lake    
Marion 
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. Yoga on the beach/Caddy's/Treasure Island/Bring your yoga mat or towel/ LINK *
  2. Master Gardener/Palm Harbor Library/ Florida Wildlife Corridor/LINK *
  3. Dueling Pianos/Enjoy your favorite songs/LINK *
  4. PedalPub/light exercise/touring the murals/bring snacks and a cooler. LINK *
  5. Hideway Bar & Cafe/Hattan & the Bros/Energetic show/Starts at 8:00 pm/LINK *
Sumter
  1. Town Square Nightly Markets/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  2. Rocky and The Rollers/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Sugar Vibe/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Never Never Band/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK   *
Wednesday, April 20

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Citrus  
Hernando
  1. Spring Hill/April Johnson-Spence Hernando County Commissioner District 2 Candidate Meet and Greet/3 pm/Casual Eats N' Treats at 3465 Deltona Boulevard.
Hillsborough
  1. Keel Farms/Wine Tasting/Try eight different Keel and Curley Flavors/LINKhttps://www.keelfarms.com/winery/  *
  2. Glamping/Luxury Tents/Relax in comfort/Fishing, Hiking, Walking/LINK *
  3. Jazz Ensemble1/USF Concert Hall/World Premieres from student composers/LINK *
Lake
Marion
Pasco 
Pinellas
  1. Voice and Vocal/Training/Studio 131/Wednesday and Friday's/LINK *
  2. Dolphin Tours/Charter Boat/Clearwater Harbor and Gulf of Mexico/LINK *
Sumter
  1. Town Square Nightly Markets/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK  *
  2. Johnny Wild and The Delights/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Hayfire/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Blue Stone Circle/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  5. Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience/The Savannah Center/1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard/The Villages/5 pm and 7 pm. LINK  *

Thursday, April 21

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Citrus
  1. Teens Night Out/The Depot/300 North Apopka Avenue/Inverness/5:30 pm to 7:30 pm/6th grade through 10th grade teens/Supervision provided by all sponsors/Students stay within the perimeters during the event. LINK *
  2. Music at the Museum/Craig Singleton/Old Courthouse Heritage Museum/1 Courthouse Square/Inverness/7 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
Hernando  
Hillsborough
  1. Plant City - After Dark in the Park - 6pm to 9pm -  A sunset hike through pine savannah, flatwoods, and oaks along Blackwater Creek will take place on April 21, 2022 at the Black Water Creek Nature Preserve in Plant City. The cost for the four mile hike is five dollars. Registration required and children under 10 are restricted.  *
  2. Tampa / Tampa Bay Poker Run / April 21-24 / Convention Center Area / A POKER RUN IS NOT A RACE! / A Poker Run is a game of chance and only the boat with the best poker hand wins. It’s all in the cards. Whether your boat exceeds 120 mph or 200 mph, speed has no bearing on the winner. / After moving its headquarters from the Renaissance Vinoy in St.Petersburg to Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Bay Poker Run had a new lease on life, with expanded docking inventory at the Tampa Convention Center, and a wide selection of hotel inventory at Tampa’s most popular waterfront hotels, the Tampa Marriott Waterside, JW Marriott and Westin Waterside Tampa. Adding to that a vibrant nightlife including Jacksons Bistro and the all-new American Social right on our doorstep, this event had room to grow and something for everyone! LINK  *

Lake
  1. Art in the Alley Art Stroll/Downtown Mount Dora/Mount Dora Center for the Arts/138 East 5th Avenue/Mount Dora/6 pm. LINK *
Marion 
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. Hog Island Fish Camp/Enjoy fresh local seafood/ Outdoor dinning/LINK *
Sumter
  1. Town Square Nightly Markets/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK  *
  2.  EMPIRE/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Stella Beat/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Paisley Craze/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK  *
  5. Curtains/The Sharon/1051 Main Street in The Villages/7 pm. LINK *
Friday, April 23

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Citrus
  1. Coffee, Conversations on Earth Day/The Old Courthouse Museum/1 Courthouse Square/Inverness/7 pm/The speaker will be Sean Norman of the Gulf Archaeological Research Institute. LINK  *
  2. Citrus Construction Academy Youth Fishing Tournament/MacRae’s of Homosassa/5300 South Cherokee Way/ Homosassa/kids ages 3 to 15. LINK *
Hernando  
Hillsborough
  1. Tampa Seafood Fest/Seafood Stands/Arts, Crafts, Wares/Plenty of Music/LINK  *
  2. Bee Keeping/Learn all about Bee's/How to support the Bee's/LINK *
  3. CirrusTel Golf and Lunch/Miami Springs Golf and Country Club/9am. LINK *
  4. Tampa, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Board Hearing - 9am - Robert Saunders Library 1505 N Nebraska Ave Tampa FL, 33602 CONTACT Sonia O. Rodriguez Manager, Citizen Boards Support P (813) 272-7181 
  5. Tampa / Humane Society Night at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts / 5pm to 7pm / Everyone who brings a photo of their pet receives free admission! The photographs will be pinned to a board and displayed as a live art installation at the museum. Additionally, a pop-up exhibition will feature images taken at the Humane Society facility and hospitals by local photography enthusiasts. The admission to the event is pay-what-you-wish, with 100% of proceeds going to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. / Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Contact Phone (813) 221-2222 Contact Email [email protected] Location Florida Museum of Photographic Arts / 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200 Tampa, FL 33602 LINK
Lake
  1. The Fifthteenth Annual U.S. Hydrodrag Nationals/Wooten Park/100 East Ruby Street/Travares/9 am.  LINK  *
  2. Spring Bike Rally Eustis Music Festival/Ferran Park/250 Ferran Park Drive/Eustis/5 pm to 10 pm. LINK  *
Marion
Pasco
  1. SuryaFest/Three days/Over 100+ vendors/Free Health Screening/5k Beach Walk/LINK *
  2. Food Pantry/EliteCare Health Center/Health Insurance Providers on-site/LINK *
  3. Wesley Chapel/Sports Complex/Learn to lighten your load/spiritually/LINK *
Pinellas
  1. Keep Pinellas Beautiful/Beach clean up/Courtney Campbell Causeway. LINK *
Sumter
  1. Blonde Ambition/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  2. Think Big Band/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Greg Warren Band/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Second Annual Blueberry Festival/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/4 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  5. Curtains/The Sharon/1051 Main Street in The Villages/7 pm. LINK  *
Saturday, April 24

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Citrus
  1. Citrus Construction Academy Youth Fishing Tournament/MacRae’s of Homosassa/5300 South Cherokee Way/Homosassa/kids ages 3 to 15. LINK *   
  2. Crystal River / Customer Appreciation Day. The Groovediggers Live / 11am to 4pm / Free Burgers and Hot Dogs 11am to 2pm LINK
  3. Homosassa / Concert & Party - Chad Montana Band / Crumps Landing LINK
Hernando
  1. Florida Friendly Earth Day Celebration/University of Florida and IFAS Extension/19490 Oliver Street/Brooksville/9 am to 12 pm. LINK *
  2. The Brooksville Blueberry Festival/Hernando Park/205 East Fort Dade Avenue/Brooksville/10 am to 7 pm. LINK  *
  3. Brooksville Garden Club Annual Plant Sale/Tom Varn Park/301 Darby Lane/Brooksville/9 am to 2 pm. LINK  *
Hillsborough
  1. Northdale Family Festival/Free Food/Free Games/Fun Festival and Parade/Link  *
  2. Mafia Tour/Two Hours/Tour locations of Mafia back in the day/Learn about rumored tunnels/LINK *
  3. Tampa, Hillsborough County Buccaneers Wheelchair Football Try-Outs, The Hillsborough County Buccaneers Wheelchair Football Team are looking to build their squad! Do you have what it takes?  The Hillsborough County Buccaneers Wheelchair Football Team will consist of up to 21 players with physical disabilities. The team will travel with 14 players to the 2022 competitions. LOCATION Miller Park and Life Center / 6105 E. Sligh Ave / Tampa FL, 33617  For more information email Mary Cales or call (813) 416-0467. LINK
  4. Tampa / Tampa Franchise Trade Show & Expo / 11am to 4pm / Convention Center / The expo will feature hundreds of businesses for potential owners to review.  Seminars from industry experts on topics including franchise law, financing, and other critical business concepts.  LINK
Lake
  1. The Fifteenth Annual U.S. Hydrodrag Nationals/Wooten Park/100 East Ruby Street/Travares/9 am.  LINK *
  2. Spring Bike Rally Eustis Music Festival/Ferran Park/250 Ferran Park Drive/Eustis/11 am to 10 pm. LINK *
  3. Eighth Annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival/Donnelly Park/539 North Donnelly Street/Mount Dora/9 am to 5 pm. LINK  *
  4. Advent Health Earth Day 5 Miler and 2 Miler/Victory Pointe/1050 Victory Way/Clermont/7 am. LINK *
  5. Advent Health Lake Minneola Sunset Sprint Triathlon/Waterfront Park/330 3rd Street/Clermont/6 pm. LINK *
  6. Clermont Earth Day and Lake Clean Up Festival/Lake Hiawatha Preserve/450 12th Street/Clermont/7 am. LINK *
Marion
  1. Earthfest: Celebrate Arbor Day/Tuscawilla Park/800 Northeast Sanchez Avenue/Ocala/10 am to 2 pm. LINK  *
  2. Timberline Farm Butterfly and Blueberry Festival/3200 Southeast 115th Street/Belleview/10 am to 6 pm. LINK *
  3. Canna Earth Fest/Ocala Drive-in Theater/4850 South Pine Avenue/Ocala/10 am to 10 pm. LINK *
Pasco
  1. Movie on the lawn/Safety Town/Free food/bring a lawn chair and blanket/LINK *
  2. Casino Night/Fundraiser/Scholarships for Students/FAMU/LINK *
  3. Earth Day/Crews Lake Park/Education Vendors/Activities for the children/LINK *
Pinellas
  1. Brook Creek/Hike one mile/Preserve/Registration is required/LINK *
Sumter
  1. The Farmer’s Market/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/9 am to 2 pm. LINK *
  2. Swing Theory/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. Cactus Jack and The Cadillacs/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Penta/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  5. Curtains/The Sharon/1051 Main Street in The Villages/7 pm. LINK *
  6.  Just the Way You Are: A tribute to the music of Billy Joel and Bette Midler, performed by Sue Schuler and Clark Barrios/The Savannah Center/1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard/The Villages/7 pm. LINK *
  7. Happy 177th Birthday, Florida presented by the Village Ringers/New Covenant United Methodist Church/3470 Woodridge Drive/The Villages/7 pm. LINK  *

Sunday

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Citrus
Hernando
  1. The Brooksville Blueberry Festival/Hernando Park/205 East Fort Dade Avenue/Brooksville/10 am to 6 pm. LINK *
Hillsborough
  1. Festa Italiana/ Winefest/ VIP hour/Samples/Silent Auction/LINK *
Lake
  1. The Fifteenth Annual U.S. Hydrodrag Nationals/Wooten Park/100 East Ruby Street/Travares/9 am.  LINK *
  2. Eighth Annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival/Donnelly Park/539 North Donnelly Street/Mount Dora/9 am to 5 pm. LINK     *
Marion
  1. Timberline Farm Butterfly and Blueberry Festival/3200 Southeast 115th Street/Belleview/12 pm to 6 pm. LINK    *
Pasco
Pinellas
Sumter
  1. Clark Barrios Band/Spanish Springs Town Square/1120 Main Street/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  2. The Rundown Band/Lake Sumter Landing Market Square/1000 Lake Sumter Landing/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  3. The Leonard Brothers Band/Brownwood Paddock Square/2705 West Torch Lake Drive/The Villages/5 pm to 9 pm. LINK *
  4. Emmett Cahill/The Savannah Center/1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard/The Villages/7 pm. LINK       *

Hernando
  • Stage West Playhouse is offering three separate week-long Beginner's Acting Workshops for kids ages 8 to 16.  LINK
  • Stage West Playhouse is offering a two week long Advanced Acting Camp for kids ages 12 to 18. LINK 
Hillsborough
  • Men in Kilts/Lutz/Exterior Cleaning/813-825-2025. LINK 
Pinellas
  • First Priority’s Annual Luncheon/Bayou Country Club/7979 Bayou Club Boulevard/Largo/April 28/11:30 am to 1:15 pm. LINK 
Sumter 

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