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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Janine Dorsey

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Free opportunities to enjoy parks, public lands this weekend

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Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is one of the several gardens that are participating in the annual free admission offer presented by Smithsonian Magazine this weekend.

‘Safety Saturday’ is $5 day at MOSI

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It’s Safety Saturday and MOSI is protecting your wallet from attack with discounted admission.

Free brew at Krispy Kreme on Coffee Day

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Office coffee pot on the fritz? Don’t despair, Krispy Kreme has got your back on National Coffee Day with free brew.

Bust a move with free weekly zumba class

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Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be hosting a free weekly, year-round Zumba class.

Visit Tampa Museum of Art for free on Family Day

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Tampa’s Museum of Art is one of the 70 museums across the state participating in the

Eat for ‘free’ this weekend at Ikea

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The Ikea “eat for free” deal is on again this weekend, just in case you’ve been waiting for just the right time to treat yourself to that

Free booster seats, safety inspections Saturday

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Safe Kids Greater Tampa in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital will be giving away free child booster seats and conducting car s...

iPhone 6 owners treated to free doughnuts, coffee at Dough

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Got your order in for the new iPhone?

Clearwater Whole Foods Market opening features gift card giveaways

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Tampa Bay is welcoming a new Whole Foods Market - this time in Clearwater.

Visit your choice of museum courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine

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Saturday, Sept. 27 is Smithsonian Museum Day Live! and 70 museums in Florida are participating.

Visit PDQ for a free “sweet treat” today

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We know a secret.

$10 days offered at Lowry Park Zoo

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It may not be the “dog days of summer” anymore, but if you have $10 you can make it the anteater days, the giraffe days, the gorilla days, even the kookaburra days for 10 dates in September at the zoo.

Superfans of aquarium can pay for a day, come back rest of year

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“Superfans” can pay for a day and come back the rest of the year at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Free coffee this week from McDonald’s

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Wake up this week and claim your free coffee.

Scare up some savings at zoo during ‘Shriek Peek” weekend

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Those wishing to visit Lowry Park Zoo’s annual Halloween “Zoo Boo” event before the season really gets underway can save money during the “Shriek Peek” weekend.

More ways to celebrate, save on National Cheeseburger Day

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It’s National Cheeseburger Day next week on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Walking ghost tour offered for free fall fun

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There’s nothing like a ghostly ramble through dark, deserted city streets to get you in the mood for the Halloween season.

Glazer Children’s Museum celebrates birthday with free, discounted days

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We can hardly believe The Glazer Children’s Museum is turning four years old.

Free flu shots offered at USF

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The USF College of Public Health is once again hosting their annual free flu shot drive.

Talk, dress like a pirate to score free doughnut booty

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Tampa-area residents need only the slightest provocation to bust out their pirate gear and swagger.

Zoo members treated to free MOSI, Aquarium admission in “Swaptember”

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Lowry Park Zoo members get treated to free admission at two reciprocal Tampa attractions during “Swaptember.”

Free fun runs in Safety Harbor next week

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The City of Safety Harbor is hosting a day of fun runs for all ages and levels of ability.

Dress like a chicken, get a free meal at Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical is giving away free quarter-chicken meals for National Chicken Lover's Day on Monday, Sept. 15 between 2 and 7 p.m.

Free haircut for blood donors in September

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Healthy people age 16 and older can score a free haircut in September.

Skatepark party features giveaways, concert and more

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The Bricks and SPoT Ybor are having a party and you’re invited.

Military families treated to free day at museum

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Sunday, Sept. 14 is Military Appreciation Day at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Free doughnuts for first 100 at Perk’s Donut Bar

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There’s a new source to satisfy your sweet tooth in South Tampa.

‘First Saturday’ event includes low-cost adoptions

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Hillsborough County Pet Resources is hosting a special adoption event this weekend with discounted fees and opportunities to win prizes.

Free cheeseburger for online fans of Burger21

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Planning on celebrating National Cheeseburger Day next week?

Kids can cook up some fun at free class

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Kids ages 8 - 12 can learn some valuable skills at the stove when they register for the free Aetna’...

Party in the park is free downtown workday fun

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This month’s ‘Eat at Joe’s’ lunchtime concert series celebrates two things that make Tampa great - Latin culture and football.

Complimentary coffee, free admission at art show

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Showing support for the local arts community, Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company will be showcasing the work of local artists at their first “Art of the Roast” art ...

Ikea purchases can earn free zoo tickets

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Shoppers at Tampa’s Ikea store can score more than just ottomans and meatballs when they browse the aisles in September.

Studio fees waived for grandparents at Color Me Mine

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Kids can spend the day creating a Grandparents Day art project on the cheap when they visit Color Me Mine.

Kids can meet Daniel Tiger at free Glazer Museum event

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Kids can once again visit the Glazer Children’s Museum for free today, courtesy of “Target Tuesday.”

Free Tai Chi class offered at Florida Blue Center

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Fight stress and get exercise when you participate in a free hour of Tai Chi.

Free composting, rainwater harvesting workshops available for Hillsborough residents

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Hillsborough County residents who want to turn “trash” into “treasure” can learn from the experts with the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County office when they sign up for a free composting ...

Public safety employees treated to free Whole Foods lunch

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Whole Foods Market Carrollwood is rewarding those who “labor” 365 days a year.

State park admission waived for Literacy Day

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September is International Literacy Month and Florida’s state parks are celebrating.

City of Tampa residents can claim free trees

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City of Tampa residents can landscape their yards and contribute to our city’s canopy with free trees.

BOA cardholders treated to free museum admission

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Looking for some free weekend entertainment? Bank of America says a trip to the museum is “on them.”

Donate blood, score a free gift card

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Healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood during a special Labor Day blood drive at all OneBlood donor centers.

USF students can visit MOSI free, everyone else pays $5

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Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry is welcoming back University of South Florida students with a special event and you're invited, too.

Free tow for intoxicated drivers Labor Day weekend

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If you have too much to drink over the long Labor Day weekend and are not safe to drive, don't risk a DUI or worse. Just call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO for a confidential tow within a 10-mile radius to a safe location.

Sunday Funday at Pier 60 features live music, giveaways

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The Healing Heroes Network, a charity that provides medical services and financial aid to wounded servicemembers, is sponsoring a military appreciation event this weekend.

Free yoga in the park on Sundays

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Wind down the weekend with some savasanas at a free yoga in the park class.

Kids eat free at PDQ today

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Today’s the last day to score a great deal on a free kids meal.

ABC celebrates anniversary with sale, store party

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The Animal Based Charities Thrift Store in South Tampa is celebrating four years supporting rescue groups and there's going to be a party.

Teacher appreciation events to kick off start of school year

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School is back in session, it’s time to bring on the teacher appreciation.

Pasco Animal Services waiving fees on adoptions Saturday

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Pasco County Animal Services is “overstocked” with pets needing loving homes, so this weekend they are having a “sale.”