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Movie at MacDill AFB 30 October

October 29, 2009 By: Laura Category: Events No Comments →


For an inexpensive night out on Friday and to get in the mood for Halloween, check out what is playing at the MacDill AFB movie theater. Usually, there would be a movie on Saturday but since it is Halloween there will not be a movie showing. On Friday at 7pm, the horror movie “Sorority Row” will be playing. This movie is rated R for strong bloody violence, language, sexuality, nudity, and partying and has a run time of 101 minutes. Cassidy, Jessica, Claire, Ellie and Megan are sorority sisters and true-blue friends to the end — until a prank gone wrong resulting in Megan’s demise. Rather than risk their futures by reporting the crime, the friends agree to cover it all up. Cassidy and company learn to regret their decision one year later when a stalker begins sending them videos of the night Megan died. Unfortunately for the sorority girls, the stalker doesn’t intend to only send videos but to go after them and anyone who knows their secret. Admission is only $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. You can’t be the price of refreshments!

Free SAT/ACT Software to Military Families

October 26, 2009 By: Laura Category: News No Comments →

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In alliance with the USO, eKnowledge is offering SAT and ACT test prep programs valued at $200, free to Military Service Members and their extended families. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance includes Veteran Service Organizations such as AMVETS, the American Red Cross and DANTES, as well as a group of professional athletes from the NFL and MLB including. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance has provided over 120,000 SAT/ACT Prep Programs to military families worldwide. The PowerPrep™ program helps prepare students to take the exams and increases student confidence resulting in higher test scores, and thousands of dollars in scholarships. The software includes more than 20 hours of video instruction and 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations. The new PowerPrep™ v6x software is MAC and PC compatible. Families interested in obtaining the FREE $200 v6x SAT/ACT PowerPrep™ Programs may order online Enter Sponsorship Code: Code: 15E41DB9A6 or by telephone, 951-256-4076. There is a small fee of $13.84 (per standard program) which enables eKnowledge to provide technical and customer support, registration, licensure, processing, handling and worldwide shipping. This nominal fee allows the sponsorship alliance to continue helping tens-of-thousands of military families each year.

Pumpkin Patch in Ruskin

October 25, 2009 By: Laura Category: Events No Comments →


Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin is having a pumpkins patch this weekend. There will be thousands of pumpkins available for purchase. You can paint and decorate your pumpkins, play games, see lots of crafts for sale and join in on fun contests. And it’s all free! Pumpkins are 3 for $20. Hydro Harvest Farms was founded on the belief that we are what we eat and we are responsible for our families well being, the future of our planet and the desire to get back in touch with what is really important. Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying experiences. Eating healthy food is why you come to Hydro Harvest Farms. All food is grown using Hydroponic Methods. Hydroponic methods requires 80% less water that a typical farm. Only 1/8 of land is required of a typical farm. Every natural method is used to eradicated organisms and pests in the early stages of the problem by using natural enemies, natural solutions, organic controls and NO chemical pesticides. Hydroponic means “water working”. Instead of the traditional farming practice of growing in soil, hydroponic plants grow in a water and nutrient solution. The elements of the nutrition are the same in plants grown in soil, but they are fed directly to the root base as opposed to dispersing a lot of water in the soil and having the plant root search for the nutrition. This allows the hydroponic farmer to save water and not stress the plant because of a lack of water or the essential nutrients.

Movies at MacDill AFB Movie Theater 23 & 24 October

October 22, 2009 By: Laura Category: Events No Comments →


For an inexpensive night out this weekend, stop by the MacDill AFB movie theater. On Friday at 7pm, the action movie “Inglourious Basterds” starring Brad Pitt is playing. This movie is rated R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality and has a run time of 153 minutes. In German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. On Saturday at 7pm, the comedy “Extract” starring Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis is playing. This movie is rated R for language, sexual references, and some drug use and has run time of 92 minutes. Joel is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of disasters that puts his business and personal life in jeopardy.

Halloween Party at R&R Ranch 24 October

October 19, 2009 By: Laura Category: Events No Comments →


Stop by the R & R Ranch for an old fashioned Halloween Party on Saturday 24 October. The fun starts at 9am and ends at 5pm. There will be a hayride, pony rides, donkey cart rides and pumpkin decorating. Cost is $7.50 per child with free admission for adults. For a small additional fee, you can enjoy face painting, games, food and a lot more. R & R Ranch is a family owned and operated horse ranch specializing in safe enjoyable horse experiences. The Ranch offer ponys parties, guided trail rides, riding lessons, horse boarding,Playgroups and horse camps. The farm is a short drive from Tampa, Plant City, Brandon, and Riverview. The R & R Ranch is located in Lithia at 9805 Bryant Rd. R & R also offers pony rides, horse camps, pony parties and field trips for schools and playgroups. R & R is open from 10am to sunset 7 days a week by appointment.

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