It’s time to get outside and enjoy God’s beauty this summer, and that means some fun things to do are coming up around the Tampa Bay area. Enjoy!
And don’t forget to check out which incredible Christian music artists are coming to the Sunshine State soon. Just click here.
Humane Society of Tampa Paws for Literacy
COME READ TO THE ANIMALS THIS SUMMER!
The Humane Society of Tampa’s Paws for Literacy Program helps our shelter animals feel more comfortable, making them more adoptable. Children develop their reading skills and empathy for animals in a nurturing environment.
Paws for Literacy is open to all children ages 5 through 12.
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 – 5:00 pm. Each session includes reading and humane education.
Paws for Literacy allows children practice their reading in front of a safe audience, offers interaction with furry friends who don′t judge reading skills, and gives our pets extra attention and enrichment.
To sign your child up for Paws for Literacy, contact our Education Coordinator: GianninaV@HumaneSocietyTampa.org or (813) 774-4344
In theaters beginning September 7, 2018
Benjamin Bernard has always wanted to be the favorite son, but his brother Luke is loved more or so he perceives. He might perceive this because, Luke is a soccer player, and it’s his father, Daniel’s, favorite sport. To cope with his anger and resentment Benjamin became a mixed martial arts fighter.
The two grown brothers are on a date with their girlfriends, Ashley and Rebecca, when a tragic car accident takes place, resulting in a fatality and leaving Luke battling for his life.
The brothers must fight not only for Lukes life, but for their relationship with each other, their friends, family, and God. One brother is healed physically and the other is transformed spiritually. In this family dynamic, they experience love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationships, and ultimately the realization that we are all God’s favorite.
The Favorite is inspired by events that took place in Luke Bernard’s life after a near-fatal car accident which resulted in a “miracle” of healing. Luke walked out of LA County Hospital to the amazement of his doctors and nurses after his parents were told not to expect him to live.
For more information, visit www.thefavoritemovie.com
The Ultimate Date Night with Jay and Laura Laffoon
September 12-16, 2108
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for VIP entry. Purchase your tickets at The Joy FM.
If you’re like most couples, you and your spouse probably stood at the altar, hearts and minds giddy with expectation of the journey ahead. But, somewhere along the line, the romantic Street Car Named Desire got derailed by the big Locomotive Named Reality.
Is there any hope to get on track? Yes! Say Jay and Laura Laffoon, marriage “edu-tainers” and hosts of the comedy-infused Ultimate Date Night event, where they help couples learn how to create and regularly celebrate a thriving marriage while exploring the realities that everyday life brings to the relationship.
Jay and Laura Laffoon, authors of numerous books and DVDs, have often been billed as “marriage edu-tainers,” fearlessly putting their real marriage of almost 30 years on display. Their comedy infused Ultimate Date Night Tour regularly plays in cities across the country, while their weekly online talk show Jay & Laura T.V. offers practical and witty tips on connecting both as a couple and a family.
Sebring: Grace Bible Church at 6:30 p.m. 4541 Thunderbird Rd., Sebring, FL 33872
Bradenton: First Church of the Nazarene at 7:00 p.m. 1616 59th St. West., Bradenton, FL 34209
Plant City: City Pointe Church at 7:00 p.m. 503 N Palmer St., Plant City, FL 33563
New Port Richey: Calvary Chapel Worship Center at 7:00 p.m. 6825 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34653
Gainesville: Abundant Grace Community Church at 7:00 p.m. 12505 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
Mandisa’s Girls Night Live
Featuring guests Blanca, American Idol finalist Jasmine Murray, and Candace Payne the Chewbacca Mom. All concert times are 7:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are $28.00 for general admission and $65.00 for VIP entry. Purchase your tickets at The Joy FM.
Lakeland: October 18 at Victory Church, 1401 Griffin Rd., Lakeland, FL 33810
Sarasota: October 19 at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237
Clearwater: October 20 at Countryside Christian Center, 1850 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33759
Brooksville: October 21 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601
John Crist’s The Human Being Tour
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33774
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and range up to $150.00 for VIP entry.
With over 150 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in stand-up comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millenial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or BuzzFeed’s “Signs You Grew Up Christian,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year. “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name. He is so likable and his stand-up is top notch.” Tim Hawkins, who Crist has performed with over 100 times says, “This guy ain’t no opener. John Crist is the real deal.”
FREE First Tuesdays at the Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Florida
12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Every first Tuesday is free admission to the Glazer Children’s Museum courtesy of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Enjoy all the hands-on exhibits including their current Pop Art exhibit, which teaches kids screen printing, stamping, and other techniques to create their own portrait for the gallery wall.
Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Clearwater and Oldsmar
Clearwater Ice Arena: 13940 Icot Blvd, Clearwater; (727) 536-5843
Westfield Countryside Mall: 27001 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater; (727) 723-7785
Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar: 255 Forest Lakes Blvd. North, Oldsmar; (813) 854-4010
Get out of the heat and out on the ice this summer. Enjoy either catching hockey players and figure skaters practicing or getting out on the ice yourself during one of their public sessions. Sessions cost $11.00 with a $5.00 skate rental. Mondays are $6.00 “cheap skates” sessions with $5.00 skate rental. Visit www.tampabayice.com to view their full schedules.
Spend some time with the family exploring nature and God’s creation. Information about park and beach locations near you is available at:
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/facilities
Pinellas County Parks and Preserves, http://www.pinellascounty.org/park
Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=296
Polk County Parks and Recreation: http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/departments/parks-and-recreation/
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources: https://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/parks-and-recreation.html