Slug News - Week 14 - Things for You to Do

Week 14 of 2022 - Monday, March 28 to April 3rd - 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, March 28th
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Citrus
Hernando
Hillsborough
  1. The 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark, is home to The University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum LINK  
Lake
  1. Together Wherever We Go by The Villages Pop Chorus - North Lake Presbyterian Church at 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake will perform two shows at 3 pm and 6 pm - LINK 
Sumter
  1. Street Talk - Spanish Springs Town Square at 1120 Main Street in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  2. Studio 77 - Lake Sumter Landing Market Square at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  3. The Hooligans - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm.  LINK 
  4. The Price is Right hosted by Bob Goen - The Sharon at 1051 Main Street in the Villages at 7 pm.  So come on down!  Tickets range from $46.50 to $96.50 - https://www.thesharon.com
  5. Rocky’s Doo Wop with two 1960’s super groups, The Brooklyn Bridge and The Vogues - two shows at The Savannah Center at 1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard in The Villages from 4 pm and 7 pm.  Tickets range from $25 to $45. - https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/savannah-shows-performances  
Marion
Pasco
  1. March 25th through April 3rd, come out and celebrate 100 years of the Chasco Fiesta in Sims Park - https://chascofiesta.com
  2. A celebration of the spring blueberry harvest, this festival is presented by Keel Farms and Keel & Curley Winery on April 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16 and will be open 8 am to 6 pm each of the five days. LINK
  3. Enjoy a free online ‘Beyond Breath’ intro session you will learn how to use your breath to instantly get rid of stress and manage your emotions - right from your own home https://rb.gy/7qquxw
Pinellas
  1. If you enjoy Karaoke then you need to check out the LALA restaurant/karaoke lounge concept in Downtown St Petersburg LINK
  2. Pinellas / Gulfport / Monday / 11am to 9pm / Kits Eat Free Monday / Caddy’s Gulfport / Contact Info Melissa Osorio / Caddy's Gulfport / [email protected] / (727) 592-2842 / More Info / Kids Eat Free Monday
  3. Pinellas / St. Petersburg / Pinellas Ale Works Fresh Art Exhibit: Florida Libations: The Art of Bryan Womack / 6920 N. 17th St. St. Petersburg, FL / Bryan’s work captures all the best of our Tampa Bay area, from Gasparilla, to Manatees, alligators, love of vintage vehicles, signature cocktails and music. Adding to this mix is his portrayal of mystical creature’s beloved, playing in fantasy related bars and underwater festivals. For more information, please contact Tim Gibbons at 813.231.2579
  4. Pinellas / St. Petersburg / Monday March 28th / 7:30pm to 10:30pm / 1920 1st Avenue South / Spitfire Comedy House / The Nite Owl Open Mic / LINK / Come to see some of the best up and coming comics in Tampa Bay bring fresh material to the stage every week. Come to watch or to put your name on the list and get 5 minutes on the mic!
Sarasota
  1. Sarasota / Tuesday thru Thursday / Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience / 10am to 9pm / University Town Centre / Featuring more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s artworks, this family-friendly exhibition takes art lovers into an exhilarating 3-dimensional world. Created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studios / Contact Info 1-800-441-0819 More Info Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Ticket/Registration Links Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
  2. Sarasota, Port Charlotte / Tampa Bay Rays / Charlotte Sports Park / 2300 El Jobean Road / Training Season / LINK
Tuesday, March 29th
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Hillsborough
  1. The Tampa Bay Women's Business Center presents on Tuesday, March 29th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm there will be a presentation on how to sell online with Google’s E-Commerce Tool

Lake
Sumter
  1. Slickwood - Spanish Springs Town Square at 1120 Main Street in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  2. Scooter The DJ - Lake Sumter Landing Market Square at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  3. Blonde Ambition - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  4. https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/town-square 
Marion
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. Pinellas / Treasure Island / 900 West Gulf Blvd / Tuesday, March 29th / 9am to 10am / Tuesday Yoga on the Beach / A complimentary one-hour yoga class right on the beach, taught by our instructor Nancy. Bring a yoga mat or a towel and let your worries drift away as you do yoga while looking out onto the Gulf of Mexico. This is a recurring event.  / LINK
  2. Pinellas / Clearwater Dueling Pianos at Orange County Choppers Road House and Museum / 10575 49th Street North / 7pm to 10pm / Every Tuesday / Contact Info Jason James The Copper Piano - Dueling Pianos Orlando [email protected]  407-815-4700
Wednesday, March 30th
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Hillsborough
  1. Gnome Travel Experience - 5:30pm - Centre Club - Kennedy & Westshore / Tampa / Featuring details about Sandals Beaches Resorts / Call  (813) 286-4040 for details
  2. Northdale Recreation Center / Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation / Splatoon - Multiplayer Video Game Competition / 6:30 pm-8:30 pm / LINK  
  3. Hillsborough / Tampa / Ybor Ghost Tour / Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday / 1523 East 7th Avenue / Discover the ghostly legends of one of the most haunted towns in the United States / LINK
  4. Hillsborough / Tampa / Cans for Comedy Open Mic / 2106 W. Main Street / Wednesday, March 30th. / 6:30pm to 9PM / Cans For Comedy is a free open mic show with a different feature comedian every week. March 30th- Headlining Philly Comic Steve Netta (MTV, Comedy Central) / Contact Info Ace WilliamsSoho Tribe Productions[email protected]  813-445-0365
Lake
Sumter
  1. Clark Barrios Band - Spanish Springs Town Square at 1120 Main Street in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  2. The Rundown Band - Lake Sumter Landing Market Square at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  3. Justin Heet Band - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm.  
  4. https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/town-square
Marion
Pasco
  1. At The Sommelier Hideaway in Lutz, Somm Sunday is back for 2022 https://rb.gy/scp9jd
Pinellas
Thursday, March 31st
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Lake
Sumter
  1. Hayfire - Spanish Springs Town Square at 1120 Main Street in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  2. Big Chief - Lake Sumter Landing Market Square at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm. 
  3. Blue Stone Circle - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 5 pm to 9 pm.  
  4. https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/town-square 
Marion
  1. Just Between Friends Ocala Kids HUGE Consignment Event - The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road in Ocala requires a presale charge of $12.50 from 6 pm to 8 pm - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-between-friends-ocala-kids-huge-consignment-event-tickets-214884353887
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. April 6th through May 8th, get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical FOOTLOOSE dances for American Stage for their 2022 production. Based on the explosive rock-n-roll musical movie LINK
Friday, April 1st
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Hillsborough 
  1. Friday, April 1st, at 6:00 pm Roar through Ybor at the annual 5K race, 1-mile fun run. https://runsignup.com/roarthroughybor
  2. The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. brings you PhilFest 2022 from April 1 to 3 at the Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex - https://pcfitampa.org/philfest-2022
  3.  On April 7th, Whiskey and Barrel Nite presents the Ninth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival in Tampa, Florida https://www.whiskeyobsessionfestival.com/
  4. April 1st, 8:30 pm come to hang out at your favorite Jamaican restaurant Jerkhut in Tampa https://rb.gy/u8vjml    
  5. Hillsborough / Tampa / Ybor / Roar Through Ybor Friday, April 01, 2022 6:00 pm 9:00 pm / Centennial Park 1800 E Eighth Ave. / The 2022 Roar Through Ybor is an Annual 5K Race, 1-Mile Fun Run, and Run-From-Home (or don't) Zero-K event that supports organ, eye, and tissue recovery to benefit individuals in need of lifesaving and life transforming transplantation therapy through two nonprofit organizations: LifeLink Legacy Fund® and Lions Eye Institute Foundation / Contact Info Holly Moon, Foundation Manager Lions Eye Institute Foundation [email protected] 813-289-1200
Lake
Sumter
  1. Friday Night Car Show - Lake Sumter Landing Market Square at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing featuring The Villages Leisure Time Corvette Club from 5 pm to 8 pm for a night of cars, music and drinks during the regularly scheduled nightly entertainment.  For more information, please contact the presenting car club. -  
  2. https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/cruise-ins-car-shows  
  3. Mnozil Brass - The Savannah Center at 1545 North Buena Vista Boulevard in The Villages at 7 pm.  Tickets range from $35 to $60. - https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/savannah-shows-performances/ 
Marion
  1. Just Between Friends Ocala Kids HUGE Consignment Event - The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road in Ocala from 10 am to 8 pm is free and open to the public - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-between-friends-ocala-kids-huge-consignment-event-tickets-214884353887
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce is having its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 1st at 1:00 pm - https://freeurlshortener.net/ONH
  2. Pinellas / Treasure Island / Treasure Island Friday Morning Maret Friday, April 01, 2022 9:00 am 1:30 pm / Treasure Island Community Center / 154 106th Ave Treasure Island, FL / Contact Info: Jill Ann Dunavin Foraker Treasure Island Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce [email protected] 727-360-4121
  3. Pinellas, Pinellas Park / Sacred Heart Spring Festival Friday, April 01, 2022 6:00 pm 11:00 pm Additional Dates Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:00 pm 11:00 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:00 pm 11:00 pm Saturday, April 02, 2022 12:00 pm 11:00 pm Sunday, April 03, 2022 12:00 pm 8:00 pm Sacred Heart Catholic Church 8001 46th St. N Pinellas Park, FL Directions / Join us for Great Food and Music March 30, 2022 April 3, 2 022 Games & Prizes Rides by Arnolds Amusements-Wednesday March 30 6:00pm 11:00pm-Thursday March 31 • 6:00pm 11:00 pm Friday April 1 6:00pm 11:00pm-Saturday April 2 12: 00pm 11:00pm-Sunday April 3 12:00pm 8:00pm
Saturday, April 2nd
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Citrus
  1. Free Family Board Game Day Fun Saturdays - Old Courthouse Heritage Museum at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness from 10 am to 4 pm - https://www.cccourthouse.org
  2. Cake by the Lake 5K and One Mile Cakewalk - Liberty Park at 268 North Apopka Avenue in Inverness at 7:30 am.  https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Withlacoochee-State-Trail-Inc-1485120831710155 or https://www.FOTWST.org
Hernando
  1. Laffs-2-Go Saturday Night Standup Comedy - Stage West at 8390 Forest Oaks Boulevard in Spring Hill at 7 pm - https://www.stagewestflorida.com
  2. Lead Foot City’s April Fools Cars and Comedy Show - Lead Foot City at 17109 Old Ayers Road in Brooksville at 8:30 pm - https://www.leadfootcity.com 
  3. Central Florida Sportsman Expo and Annual Car and Truck Show - Tom Varn Park at 306 Darby Lane in Brooksville from 9 am to 5 pm - https://www.centralfloridasportsmansexpo.com 
Lake
Sumter
  1. The Farmer’s Market - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 9 am to 2 pm. - https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/markets 
  2. Rock-In The Square – Rocky and The Rollers Anniversary Party - Brownwood Paddock Square at 2705 West Torch Lake Drive in The Villages from 4 pm to 9 pm.  Enjoy vendors, photo booth and surprise specials guests.  https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/festivals-and-special-events
  3. Kenny G - The Sharon at 1051 Main Street in the Villages at 7 pm.  Tickets range from $75 to $150. -   
  4. https://www.thesharon.com
Marion
  1. Just Between Friends Ocala Kids HUGE Consignment Event - The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road in Ocala from 9 am to 3 pm is free and open to the public.  Presale charge for half off of $5.50 from 5 pm to 7 pm - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-between-friends-ocala-kids-huge-consignment-event-tickets-214884353887   
Pasco
  1. Crews Lake Park on April 2nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm will be hosting a Guided Night Hike https://freeurlshortener.net/Iki
  2. Sat, April 2, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Join Majorie's Hope & RRHS New Teacher Academy for a Fashion Show and Luncheon Extravaganza LINK
Pinellas
Sunday, April 3rd
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Hernando
  1. Central Florida Sportsman Expo and Annual Car and Truck Show - Tom Varn Park at 306 Darby Lane in Brooksville from 9 am to 5 pm - https://www.centralfloridasportsmansexpo.com 
Hillsborough 
  1. Celebrate Bern’s 25th annual Winefest from April 3-10th. Bern’s Winefest is Central Florida’s premier food and wine tasting experience - https://laxerfamilyfoundation.org/wine-fest-events/
Lake
Sumter
Marion
  1. Second Annual Morevino Wine Festival - Morevino at 11 East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala from 12 pm to 4 pm - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-morevino-wine-festival-tickets-294732521907?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 
  2. Just Between Friends Ocala Kids HUGE Consignment Event - The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road in Ocala from 10 am to 2 pm is free and open to the public - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-between-friends-ocala-kids-huge-consignment-event-tickets-214884353887     
Pasco
Pinellas
  1. The Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to Vinoy Waterfront Park, in St Petersburg, on April 8, 9, & 10 https://www.tampabaybluesfest.com/
  2. April 8th through the 24th, The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival stands out as one of the best sand sculpture festivals in Florida, with world-renowned sand artist https://www.sugarsandfestival.com/
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