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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

Free and Cheap

A deals blog by Janine Dorsey

Janine Dorsey loves to save money: it doesn’t matter if it’s hers or someone else’s. She rounds up all the best deals and freebies to be found in the Tampa Bay area -  in shopping, dining, entertainment and more – to help you save, too.

Free orca documentary screenings this weekend in Bay area

Published:   |   Updated: April 17, 2015 at 12:49 PM
By Janine Dorsey

Catch a free screening of a documentary film this weekend in Tampa Bay.

Two screenings of ‘Fragile Waters,’ open to the public, are scheduled in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

♦  Meet the film makers Saturday, April 18 at noon at the University of Tampa – Reeve’s Theatre, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa.

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Cheap family fun to be had at Tampa Yankee games

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There are some deals on the calendar for some upcoming Tampa Yankees home games.

Whether you like a free or cheap ticket price or a bundle that includes other perks plus dinner, there’s something for everyone looking for a deal.

Tickets range in price from $4 - $6.

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‘Island Earth Days’ is cheap family fun

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Celebrate Earth Day at a place that has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet this weekend.

Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, Honeymoon Island State Park will be the site for ‘Island Earth Days.’

Scheduled activities include:

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Free shredding on Earth Day in Land O’ Lakes

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Shred360 and Cooper Financial Services are providing free document shredding services on Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the public is invited to bring up to five boxes or bags of documents, DVDs or CDs to the parking lot of Cooper Financial Services, 5420 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes for free, secure shredding.

There is no need to remove or separate binders, clips, rubber bands, wire folders, CDs or DVDs.

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Free movie on the lawn in Seminole Heights

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Seminole Heights-area residents can enjoy a free movie on the lawn when they gather at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church on Friday night.

On Friday, April 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to gather on the lawn for a screening of ‘Big Hero 6’ in the great outdoors.

The event is free but popcorn, sodas and candy will be available for purchase to benefit Imagine No Malaria, a global campaign to cure malaria.

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Seniors can enjoy zoo at a discount

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Seniors over age 50 can enjoy the zoo at a discount next week in Tampa. The ‘Lifestyles After 50 Senior Safari and Fun Fest’ is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo.

The event is $10 and includes admission to the zoo, free coffee, animal encounters, live entertainment, health screenings, bingo, lunch specials, preview of Zoominations entertainment by Chinese performers and prizes.

The zoo is open until 5 p.m. The evening Zoominations Chinese Lantern Festival event is not included in the offer.

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Clearwater Airpark event is free family fun

Published:   |   Updated: April 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM
By Janine Dorsey

Saturday, April 18 is the annual free open house at Clearwater Airpark.

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the public is invited to visit the airpark at 1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, for free kids’ activities, K-9 demonstration by the Clearwater Police Department, an appearance by Clearwater Fire & Rescue and up close views of various aircraft.

Some appearances and aircraft offered on display will be contingent on availability.

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Donate pet food, score Tampa Bay Storm ticket

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Is Fido a football fan?

Then treat him to a Tampa Bay Storm game on ‘Dawg Night’ this Friday, April 17.

The Storm will take on the New Orleans VooDoo starting at 7:30 p.m. and fans accompanied by their dogs are welcome to purchase terrace level owner/dog tickets for $15 with additional guest tickets at $10.

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Free citywide arts event set for Saturday in Clearwater

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Clearwater is celebrating 100 years with 100 artists on Saturday, April 18.

The citywide open studio arts day will be spread across more than 10 locations beginning as early as 10 a.m.

The event will include demonstrations, classes, free food and beverages, music performances from Destination Sound Orchestra, a children’s string concert, The Gas House Katz and others; plus more throughout the day.

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Free dental event Saturday in Clearwater

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Clearwater Family Dental is hosting a free community dental event to celebrate their fifth anniversary.

On Saturday, April 18 the first 200 people age 18 and older registered will get their choice of a free extraction, cleaning or filling.

Registration for the event begins at 7 a.m. and patients will be seen from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

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