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25 Different Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is on its way, and there are a lot of us who are looking to see what we can do in order to celebrate this special and important day. If you want to care for the Earth more, and you want to take the time to celebrate Earth Day, then this article will help you to figure out exactly what you want to do in the long run. Check it out, try some of them, and have a great time

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, April 19

Tampa Things to do: Alt-rock band Collective Soul performs, the VooDood Challenge Art Show is on display and author Gale Massey speaks. Collective Soul:  The grungy, Southern, alternative rock group hit the stage. $55 and up. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com. VooDood Challenge Art Show:  Local artist Teresa Crout’s latest collection of artful voodoo dolls takes inspiration from song lyrics. Free. 7 p.m. The Bricks, 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Books and Bites:  Don’t

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Easter events in Tampa Bay, from egg hunts to services

Glass Easter Egg Hunt Handblown glass eggs will be hidden along Central Avenue between Fifth Street and 16th Street. Limit one egg per family. First come, first served. 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-7872. moreanartscenter.org. Wagon Wheel Hunt Ages 10 and younger should bring a bag or bucket for the fifth annual egg hunt in the flea market parking field. Noon Sunday. Wagon Wheel Flea Market, 7800 78th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free,

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Springtime Safety Tips from the ASPCA

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center immediately at (888) 426-4435. Easter Treats and Decorations Keep lilies and candy in

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Record Store Day 2019: Inside Daddy Kool’s new shop, plus more Tampa Bay parties

Get the lowdown on deals and live music at Bananas, Microgroove, Mojo and other local vinyl dealers. ST. PETERSBURG — Leaving Daddy Kool Records’ longtime home on Central Avenue wasn’t easy for Manny Matalon. Especially considering his name was pretty much there on the door. “To put 20 years in downtown, and for it to become something, and then you walk away from that?” said the shop’s manager, long known to customers as “Manny Kool.” “That was the hardest part:

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What’s happening in Tampa Bay food: Dining Out For Life, Keel and Curley blueberry festival, Los Vinos de Dalí Better get started.

FORK YEAH: Dining Out for Life Support the work of Empath Partners in Care with your appetite Thursday during Dining Out for Life. This year, 40-plus Tampa Bay restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner will participate in the worldwide benefit, which donates at least 25 percent of every bill to vital services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Nationally, Dining Out for Life has raised more than $4 million. For a list of local restaurants and percentages to be donated, visit diningoutforlife.com. WINE DOWN: Los

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Bar review: The Forge is an Irish independent

Brandon FL, The Forge isn’t bowing to the chains or traditional Irish pub decor. Who doesn’t like a good underdog story? This one is taking place in Brandon, where even bars and restaurants struggle against the chain giants that are the area’s status quo. The Mill, for example, didn’t make it long — though its owners consider its new Tampa digs to be a relocation rather than a closure — and The Forge has entered the fray in its stead.

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Top things to do this weekend: Sun ’n Fun Fly In, water lantern festival, Dunedin Highland Games

Scottish traditions, planes and floating lights, as well as NPR’s Wow in the World podcast live at Tampa Theatre. SKY HIGH: Sun ’N Fun Fly In This week brings the return of the Sun ’n Fun Fly In, the air show that ranks among America’s biggest and best aviation events. The U.S Navy Blue Angels arrive Thursday for daily shows of aerobatic maneuvers in their six F-18 Hornet fighter jets. There are also scores of vintage warbirds, such as a XP-82

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Restaurant and bar openings in Tampa Bay: M.Bird lands at Armature Works, South Tampa welcomes The Mill

And there’s more where that came from. Now Open M.Bird The region’s newest rooftop bar and lounge has premiered at Armature Works in Tampa Heights. It’s called M.Bird, and here’s what you can expect from the 21-and-up hangout: playfully named craft cocktails with a tropical touch, Caribbean-inspired small plates emphasizing seasonality and plenty of room to admire the downtown skyline — and sunset. 1903 Market St., Tampa. (813) 296-2702. mbirdtampa.com. The Mill This New American restaurant that started in downtown

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 1-7

Tampa: Vintage warbirds and the Navy’s Blue Angels fly into Lakeland, comic Mike Epps and rock icon John Waite perform this week. Mike Epps: The enormously popular comic headlines two shows at USF’s Yuengling Center at 8 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. $52. yuenglingcenter.com. Sun ‘n Fun Fly In: The lauded air show runs Tuesday through Sunday in Lakeland with the Navy’s Blue Angels arriving Thursday for daily shows. Find vintage warbirds, loads of planes and the event’s first drone light show. $38 daily,

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, March 30

Tampa Spring Beer Jam hits Dunedin Brewery, Hyde Park Village Art Fair and Capitol Theatre hosts Paula Poundstone. Tampa Spring Beer Jam: Alongside beer releases, a lineup of live music and rotating taps, the seventh annual event, which kicked off Thursday, plays host to the resurgence of Dunedin Brewery’s IPA Fest. The hoppiness takes over on Saturday, when the IPA homebrew competition starts at 4 p.m. Runs through Sunday. 11 a.m. 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free (beer/food additional). (727) 736-0606. dunedinbrewery.com.

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Seven quintessential Cuban sandwiches in the Tampa Bay area

Where to get great versions of this area’s most iconic handheld Aguila Sandwich Shop You can’t go wrong at a neighborhood stalwart that opened in 1987. But beware: The Cuban here is built with pork, ham, Swiss, mustard, pickles and mayo, plus salami by request. Get a cafe con leche for your other mitt and achieve handheld nirvana. aguilasandwichshop.com Address: 3200 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa Phone: (813) 876-4022 Bodega This venerable EDGE District eatery also doesn’t offer a traditional Tampa Cuban.

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