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Things to do in the Brandon area this week

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SATURDAY

India excitement: Tampa’s India Festival returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds for a day of Indian culture, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Entertainment and Expo Halls at 4800 U.S. 301 N.

Hosted by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, the event features colorful dance competitions along with vendors providing a variety of food, cultural items, fashion and jewelry.

Admission is $8 or $5 for children ages 3 to 10. Parking is $6 for cars, or $12 for RV or bus. For details, go to www.indiafestivaltampa.com.

Coin cornucopia: The Brandon Coin Club hosts a Coin & Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elks Lodge No. 2383, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive.

There will be free admission, free parking, free appraisals and free coins for kids under 12, along with refreshments and an ICG grading service.

For information, call (813) 661-0740 or email brandoncoinclub@tampabayrr.com.

Spirit Saturday: Tampa Theatre’s “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” film series continues its countdown to Halloween with Spirit Saturday, with a screening of the 1995 family film “Casper” at 2 p.m., followed by the original “Ghostbusters” at 4 p.m.

Single show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members, and double-feature tickets are $15/$13.

At 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre welcomes experts from Tampa Paranormal and Ybor City Paranormal Research, who will conduct a lights-off paranormal investigation of the historic theater. The four-hour experience includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, use of paranormal investigative equipment and a meet-and-greet with Tampa native Angela Alderman, one of the investigators on television’s “Ghost Hunters International.” Tickets are $150, or $140 for Tampa Theatre members.

All tickets are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, at 711 N. Franklin St., or by calling (813) 274-8286. For a list of remaining “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” events, go to tampatheatre.org.

SUNDAY

Trunk or treat: Youth from around the community are invited to join their neighbors and friends at the annual Fall Festival at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave. Church members will host a trunk-or-treat, a wholesome Halloween alternative featuring decorated car trunks filled with candy and other treats. Non-scary costumes are encouraged, and the event also includes inflatables, games and free food.

For information, call (813) 689-4162 and visit www.fumcbrandon.org.

WEDNESDAY

Girls night out: “Menopause the Musical,” the smash hit celebration of womanhood featuring an all-woman cast, returns to The Lakeland Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33, $40 and $50 and are available at the Lakeland Center Box Office, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland, or by calling (863) 397-0100.

For information, go to www.thelakelandcenter.com.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at gscarr@tampatrib.com. Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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