TODAYFourth celebrations: Temple Terrace's annual Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m., starting at Gillette Avenue near Greco Middle School and ending on Ridgedale Road near the baseball field complex. It will include about 90 units, including floats, marching bands and fire trucks.
After the parade everyone is invited to the second annual Fourth of July cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bulluck Legal Center, 306 Bullard Parkway. Enjoy free food, drinks, face-painting, games, raffles, music and a fun photo booth.
Festivities continue at 7 p.m. on the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club with entertainment and fireworks.
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See you at the zoo: The two-toed sloth will hang out with the other animals during Lowry Park Zoo's Red, White & Zoo Holiday Weekend at the zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Military personnel and up to three dependents may visit the zoo for free each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Military members must show a Department of Defense photo ID at the zoo's ticket counter. Dependants may take advantage of the offer without their service member relative, though an adult with valid military ID must accompany them. The offer is not valid with other discounts.
Also, the Teddy Bear Picnic takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children may bring their bears and enjoy special activities and music with Radio Disney, 1380 AM.
For information, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.
Patriotic picture: Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Movie Series presents "Yankee Doodle Dandy" at 3 p.m.
James Cagney won his only Oscar for this portrayal of real-life composer, playwright, actor, singer and dancer George M. Cohan.
After the screening, USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of the film, which is free and open to the public.
Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre members, and are available at the box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.
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