$2 KIDS NIGHT AT TROP
Looking for some cheap family entertainment this week? Besides free stuff, it doesn't get much better than this: Purchase one full-priced ticket to the Tampa Bay Rays' game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night, Aug. 14 at Tropicana Field and get up to three tickets for kids ages 2-14 for just $2! The offer's only valid when purchased online at raysbaseball.com; any remaining tickets, if available, will be for sale at the Tropicana Field Box Office on game day.
Find out why having a pet microchipped is just plain smart in the Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Service's latest blog post.
MARY BRYANT OPEN HOUSE
It's that time of year again! Mary Bryant Elementary plans to welcome the kids, and parents, back with an open house Aug. 15. Check out the event listing for more details.
SINKHOLE SWALLOWS FLA. VILLA
People across the nation were talking Monday about a sinkhole that swallowed a section of a Clermont resort villa. About 20 people were staying in the villa, located about 10 miles west of Disney World. Talk about a bad vacation!
That was just the latest case of a sinkhole opening up in Florida. In March, a sinkhole opened up beneath a Seffner home, swallowing a man as he slept in his bed, Brandon Patch reports. His body was never recovered.
ORCHESTRA TICKETS ON SALE
Single tickets for the Florida Orchestra's 2013-14 season concerts are now on sale. Included are all Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater performances. The lineup includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay; aerial artists, jugglers, acrobats, strongmen and more offering dazzling feats at Cirque de la Symphony; a 40th anniversary salute to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and more.
Ticket prices range from $15 to $75 and can be purchased on the orchestra's
website at floridaorchestra.org; by phone at 727-892-3337 or 800-662-7286; and at The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center in the St. Petersburg College Building, 244 2nd Ave. N. (main floor), downtown St. Petersburg, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.