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Hockey and a Movie in Tampa

October 12, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Events, Sports No Comments →

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Columbus Day is a Federal holiday, but kids still have to go to school on Monday.  But parents if you have the day off there are some things that you can go to during the school day or even wait and take the kids. Later in the week, take in a free movie.

If you’re a golfer, then during the day would be a prefect time to play a few holes of golf at MacDill AFB’s Bay Palms Golf Complex.  Don’t forget about the excellent Fairway Grill for a great breakfast or lunch.

If you want wait until after school, then the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Montreal Canadians at 7:30pm at Amalie Arena in the Channelside District. The ticket special tonight is the Bolts BBQ Package which includes your choice of 2 Promenade (lower level) or 2 Terrace (upper level) seats, 2 BBQ sandwiches and sides and 2 non-alcoholic beverages. Regular ticket prices start at $34.75.

Help the Tampa Theatre celebrate its 88th birthday by attending a free screening of the “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on Wednesday. Start time is 7:30pm. Built in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces, the Tampa Theatre is designated a historical landmark. The theatre has a lavish, romantic Mediterranean courtyard, replete with old-world statuary, flowers and gargoyles. This is definitely a must see place of Tampa.

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Things to Do in Tampa Bay

October 09, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Dining, Events, Sports No Comments →

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There are always a lot of things to do in the Tampa Bay area especially during the weekend. Lucky we live near MacDill AFB because that allows us to start the fun early with the opening of the National Hockey League season tonight.

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning kick off their season tonight against the Florida Panthers at 7:30pm at Amalie Arena.
  • For USF alumni and college football fans, this Saturday is the Homecoming game for the USF Bulls as they take on the East Carolina Pirates at Raymond James Stadium at 7pm.
  • What’s October without Oktoberfest? Curtis Hixon Park on the waterfront in downtown Tampa is the location for the 5th Annual Oktoberfest which runs from Friday to Sunday. Admission is free for active duty and retired military personnel with an ID card. It’s $10 for a daily admission for everyone else.
  • On Friday and Saturday is the Head of the Hillsborough Rowing & Paddling Regatta Festival, featuring a time-trial rowing competition and a race for paddle boards, kayaks and dragon boats.
  • On Saturday from 4pm to 10pm, St Pete hosts the Downtown Food & Wine Festival at Straub Park. Over twenty area restaurants will showcase their signature dishes, all in small-sized portions so you can enjoy as many as you’d like. With plates priced from $2 – $8, it’s easy to create your own “culinary tour” of our local flavors. For all the wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts, grab a glass at one of the Liquid Lounges

Hope you enjoy the weekend! Share with us any fun events you are hosting this weekend.

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Things to Do on MacDill AFB

October 03, 2014 By: Laura Category: Dining, Events, Sports No Comments →

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There are a lot of things to do out in the Tampa Bay area this weekend, but there are also a lot of things to do on MacDill AFB!

    • MacDill Lanes is hosting Pizzarama tonight from 5pm to 8pm. Games are $.50 for all bowlers under the age of 15. Mike the Magician will be there. And if get a strike, then you get a free milkshake!
    • Catch Football Frenzy at MacDill Lanes on Sundays at 1pm!
    • At SeaScapes on the MacDill beach, Friday is Crab Night & Family Night from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday is Steak & Date Night from 5pm to 8pm.
    • Why pay for gym membership in town, when you can use the MacDill Fitness Center for free!  There are some classes that have a small fee, but you can use the weights, treadmills, or stationary bikes for free.
    • At SeaScapes on the MacDill beach, Friday is Crab Night & Family Night from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday is Steak & Date Night from 5pm to 8pm.
    • On Saturdays from 8:30am to 9:30am, the Bay Palms Golf Complex offers a Junior Clinic for $3 a child.
    • Every Wednesday at Boomers Bar & Grill is “Bash Wednesday”. From 4pm to 8pm, there will be free bar snacks, drink specials and Bar Bingo. While you are waiting for your golfer, have a little breakfast at the Fairway Grill.

Hope you enjoy the weekend!

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7th Annual Run For The Fallen on Sunday

September 20, 2014 By: Laura Category: Events, Sports No Comments →

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This Sunday is the “Run for the Fallen“.  On Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and signcard in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member.

Each year since the run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 50,000+ participants and over 200,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF.

In Tampa, the Run for the Fallen is sponsored by the Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (TAMPA) and it will include a free 10K, 5K and 1 mile run/walk. The run will start and end at the Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park & Museum.

Registration is from 7:30am to 8:45am followed by an opening ceremony at 9am. Registration is free. The race will start after the ceremony. Last year there were over 4,000 participants so make sure you get there early.  This is a great opportunity to remember and support those heroes of OIF and OEF.

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Rays Take on the Yankees!

September 14, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Communities, Events, Sports No Comments →

The Tampa Bay Rays open a homestand with 3 game series against the Yankees starting on Monday. The first pitch will be at 7:10pm. It’s the final time that Derek Jeter will be playing shortstop in a Yankees uniform.

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It hasn’t been the season that was expected out of the Rays, but they need to finish strong and get ready for next season! Inside the Trop, check out the Ray tank in centerfield. The walkway around the outfield will be open. In the Left Field Street area, fans can participate in a baseball-themed game show, take their picture on a Topps baseball card, have their name inscribed onto a Louisville Slugger bat, touch and feel real game-used equipment, and broadcast play-by-play of baseball highlights. At Right Field Street kids can experience the magic of baseball in the Rays Baseball Carnival, a real working carnival that includes plinko, spin the wheel, ring-a-bat and skee ball. Or take a swing against a computer images of real Major League pitchers in a batting cage or test their arms in the speed pitch, both found in the T.G. Lee Rookie Challenge area of the Carnival. There is also kids-themed areas such as “Bats, Balls, and Brushes”, “St. Petersburg Times Pressbox” and “The Science of Baseball.” Centerfield Street has the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar, baseball’s first in-stadium cigar bar, as well as the Batter’s Eye Restaurant, located in the “batter’s eye” in center field. Centerfield Street also has the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall-of-Fame. The Trop is about a 30 minute drive from MacDill AFB, but remember to give yourself some extra time because of the expected crowds!

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MacDill Lanes Bowling Specials

September 12, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, News, Sports No Comments →

If you’re bowler or looking to take the family out for a night of bowling, then head over the MacDill Lanes for some of the best and most affordable bowling in Tampa! The 12-lane facility offers a family friendly location for bowling, video games, billiards and a great grill that offers something for everyone.

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On Fridays and Saturdays after 6pm until 10pm, a game costs $3 a person. On Sundays from noon to 6pm, a game costs $2.50 a person. Shoe rental is $2 a pair.

The pro shop has everything you need from bowling balls to shoes and everything in between.

The Ten Pin Grill has something for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The prices are very reasonable!

If you’re looking to have a birthday party at a great venue, then the MacDill Lanes is the place to go!

And now that football season has started, you can catch NFL football starting at 1pm on Sunday at MacDill Lanes!

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Sports on Sunday in Tampa Bay

September 06, 2014 By: Laura Category: Events, Sports No Comments →

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On Sunday, Tampa Bay offers the choice of two major league sports: baseball and football.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open the NFL season at home against the Caroline Panthers.  The Tampa Bay Rays are playing in St. Pete at Tropicana Field.

The Bucs open at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday at 4:25pm.  The Lovie Smith era starts as the new head coach begins to mold the team into his vision of success with a goal of winning the Super Bowl. One thing you can count on in Tampa is good weather for a tailgate party! Make sure you get there early for a good spot for your party! A Kids Zone with inflatable football activities will be set up from 1 to 4 p.m. between Gates B and C. Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats, a band that made an appearance in the 2002 film Drumline,  will perform at halftime. Ticket prices start at $30.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are winding down their season against the Eastern Division leading Orioles.  The first pitch will be thrown at 1:40pm at the Trop.  The first 20,000 fans will receive a free Solar Powered Waving DJ Kitty. After the game, the Wiggles will perform a free concert. The Wiggles are an Australian children’s music group formed in Sydney in 1991. The kids will love this concert! At the Trop, check out the Rays Tank located just behind the right center field wall for a free viewing and touching of live cownose rays. In the Left Field Street area, fans can participate in a baseball-themed game show, take their picture on a Topps baseball card, and personalize their own jersey. Left Field Street also features the Grand Slam Alley with Midway-style games. Right Field Street was renovated to include numerous activities for younger baseball fans. Kids can experience the magic of baseball in the Rays Baseball Carnival, a real working carnival that includes Tip-a-Jug, Ring Toss, and more. In addition, fans can take their swings against computer images of real Major League pitchers in a batting cage or test their arms in the speed pitch, both found in the Rookie Challenge. Right Field Street also features popular kids-themed areas such as Raymond’s Art Studio and Raymond’s Living Room. Center Field Street features the Cuesta-Rey Bar, as well as the Everglades BBQ Smokehouse, located in center field. Tickets start at $22.

Have a great time this weekend and please share any fun events that you are going to attend. Share them here in the comments section or on our MacDill Happenings Facebook page. You can also Tweet at us at @MacDillHappenin.

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Things to do in the Tampa Bay area

September 04, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Events, Sports No Comments →

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The weather forecast this weekend looks pretty good.  Maybe a chance of rain, but you know the rain can be localized and can be pouring down one minute then suddenly stop.  So get out and enjoy all the events taking place.

  • We are big Tampa Bay Rays fans. Although they did not have the season that everyone predicted, it is still great fun to watch the Rays play.  The Blue Jays finish up tonight at the Trop with the first pitch at 7:10pm.  The Orioles come into town on Friday for the start of a 3-game series.
  • The MacDill AFB SeaScapes Beach House will have Family Fun Night on Friday starting at 5pm.  There will be kids activities, food specials, and a DJ!
  • If you want to check out new boats, then the Tampa Convention Center will host the Tampa Boat Show starting on Friday and running all weekend.
  • If you ride the TECO streetcars on Saturday, you will be entertained with live music as part of Streetcar Live courtesy of the Gasprilla Music Festival.
  • On Sunday, the Henry Plant Museum in downtown Tampa will present Upstairs/Downstairs with single-character vignettes with turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests.
  • And there is always the beach!

Have a great time this weekend and please share any fun events that you are going to attend. Share them here in the comments section or on our MacDill Happenings Facebook page. You can also Tweet at us at @MacDillHappenin.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay This Weekend!

August 15, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Events, Sports No Comments →

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The weekend before school starts in the Tampa Bay area is filled with diverse events for the entire family!  There are always a lot of things to do in the Tampa Bay area.

If you’re a baseball, then you are in luck this weekend!  The Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees in a 3-game series starting on Friday night.  The first pitch will be thrown at 7:10pm on Friday.  Don’t wait to get your tickets because this is a really popular series!

On Saturday at Al Lang Field in St. Pete, the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on the New York Cosmos.  Start time is 7:30pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Humphrey Bogart 1942 classic “Casablanca” will be shown at the historic Tampa Theatre. Showtime each day is 3pm.  Built 1926, the Tampa Theatre is a wonderful example of elaborate movie palaces and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Check out the Florida Aquarium for Shark Week.  Price is included with admission.  Make sure you save on tickets by purchasing Aquarium tickets at the MacDill AFB ITT office.

MOSI is offering free admission to active military members and their families as part of the Blue Star Museum.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the Weekend

August 01, 2014 By: Laura Category: children, Communities, Events, News, Schools, Sports No Comments →

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The weekend starts tomorrow and there is plenty of things to do! From baseball to shopping and everything in between, you will be amazed at the variety of opportunities.

  • The red hot Tampa Bay Rays are climbing back into the playoff picture!  On Friday, they begin a 3-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.  Game time is 7:10pm on Friday at the Trop. All series are important and this will be a big test against the powerful Angels.
  • Comic Con starts on Friday and runs all weekend at the Tampa Convention Center. Admission is $30 for one day or $60 for all three days.
  • NFL football fans have an opportunity on Friday at 5pm to watch the Bucs practice for free!
  • On Saturday starting at 5pm, Channelside Bay Plaza continues their “Light Up Channelside: Summer Fireworks” event with music and food. Fireworks start at 9pm.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, you can check Tampapalooza at the State Fairgrounds.  This free event celebrate everything the local area has to offer including local bands, food, craft beers, face painting and plenty of activities for the kids.
  • On Sunday at 3pm, take a look at the original “Dirty Dancing” movie on the big screen at the historic Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and please share any ideas you have on fun things to do this weekend with us! You can share here in our comments section or on our Facebook page. You can also send us a tweet @MacDill Happenin.

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