Friday, April 26, 2013
Find out what’s happening in Westchase and nearby as the weekend arrives.
Trying to come up with something to do this weekend? Westchase Patch has you covered! Here’s a look at some of the events posted on our calendar and from a few of our nearby sister sites: Sunday, April 28 Have an event going on that’s not on the list? Be sure to add it to the Westchase Patch calendar! You can also comment below to let others know what you have coming up. Stay up on what’s happening in and near Westchase by signing up for our daily newsletter!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Forecasters are calling for rain to clear out as the long Presidents Day weekend approaches.
Grab those umbrellas if you’re heading out in the Westchase area, today, Feb. 14. The National Weather Service’s Ruskin office says the cold front that pushed through the area yesterday, causing some heavy rains and gusty winds, is likely to create more storms on Thursday and possibly again on Friday. Meteorologist Robert Garcia says area residents can expect fairly gloomy skies on Thursday with rain chances up in the 80 percent range. Severe weather, however, isn’t anticipated but an occasional thunderstorm might make an appearance. Aside from light sprinkles to pockets of heavy rain and some gusty winds, “(it’s going to be) just a gloomy looking day,” Garcia says. Rain chances diminish on Friday, but sprinkles are still possible. …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
What's going on in Westchase and beyond? Check out this Patch Minute for weekend event suggestions.
Saturday, January 26
The 109th Gasparilla Pirate Festival is coming up this weekend, and Don Barnes, executive officer for Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, is ready. In a warehouse in downtown Tampa, pirate floats and convertibles for dignitaries are just waiting to saunter down the parade route for an expected audience of more than 200,000 people. “We’ve been doing this for 109 years, and our goal is to make sure it goes on for another 109 years,” said Barnes, who spends the whole year planning for the annual event. The way to reach that goal is to focus on safety. “We’ve really been pushing for what we call ‘Responsibility Matters,’ ” he said. “Responsibility Matters” is an educational campaign that aims to stop underage drinking. It’s a concerted effort that …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A look at three free events happening in the neighborhood.
Fifth Third Bank Community Appreciation Celebration - The festivities will take place in the parking lot of the bank, including food, music, face painting, a balloon artist and special drawings for gifts like a flat screen television and 1-year membership to the golf course at the Eagles Golf & Country Club. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon, Fifth Third Bank, 9450 West Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa. For more information call 813-448-2039. Free Comedy Show - Free laughs are back at The Chase Club in Westchase. Comedian Bull headlines the show, with Max Doyle as the feature. 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 12129 W Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa. For more information call 813-814-2582. Williams-Sonoma Technique Class - Take part in this complimentary and informative technique …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A look at some fun activities to do in and around Westchase.
Elmer the Elf Play - For those already in the Christmas spirit in August, this Carrollwood Players Theatre show follows a set of misfortunes in delivering Santa's presents. Cost: $12. 8 p.m., Carrollwood Playhouse 4335 Gunn Highway in Tampa. Macy's Shop For a Cause - Donate $5 to any of the participating charity partners and receive a Savings Pass valid for 25 percent off your purchase for the entire day. Macy's at Westfield Citrus Park, 7801 Citrus Park Drive in Tampa. Williams-Sonoma Technique Class - Home-baked goods are better than ever when they're made with freshly milled wholegrain flours. Learn the techinque in this DIY: Grinding Your Own Grains class. Free. 12 noon. Westfield Citrus Park Mall, 7801 Citrus Park Drive in Tampa. RSVP…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Craving food trucks? They'll roll into Citrus Park on Saturday.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This weekend the neighborhood is the place to be for fine wine and gourmet food, plus a little fun for the kids.
Friday, July 20 Friday Night Wine Tasting: Join the wine lovers and wine newcomers alike at Napa Flair for their weekly wine tasting. Owner Luann Schapiro takes tasters on a guided tour of great selections. Tasting is from 5pm-8:30pm. 11967 Sheldon Road. For more information call: 813-449-1831. Saturday, July 21 Afternoon at the Movies: Swing by Austin Davis Library for a relaxing afternoon during their free viewing of a movie. Movie time is 2:30pm-4:15pm in the community room. Call ahead for movie title. 17808 Wayne Rd. Odessa, FL 33556. 813-273-3652. Sunday, July 22 DIY Canning & Salsa: Learn the step-by-step techniques to prepare tomato sauce and salsa using fresh summer ingredients and how to can them during this free Williams Sonoma…