The weekend is almost here and we’ve got a lot of great events going on. Whether you want to get a new friend or learn more about the predators of the sea, Patch has you covered with five awesome things that are definitely worth your time!
Shark Week! The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa, celebrates these undersea predators beginning Saturday, Aug. 3 and will feature a shark-themed scavenger hunt, additional shark feeding tours, appearances by the Florida Aquarium Mermaids and more. Visit flaquarium.org for more details.
Pet Expo of Pinellas: You and your pet can beat the heat at Humane Society of Pinellas County's indoor, air conditioned event at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave., Largo, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be low cost vaccines/microchips, vendors, a flash mob, adoptable pets and an outside vendor area with a doggie splash zone! See the event listing on Patch for more details.
'Where the Wild Things Are' Weekend: The Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, brings Maurice Sendak's classic children's book to life Aug. 3-4. Kids are invited to "put on your wolf suit and get ready to cause some BIG mischief!" Find more info at glazermuseum.org.
'Octonauts: To Your Stations': Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from the hit children's TV show "Octonauts" will perform two shows at Westfield Citrus Park mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. Find out more about this undersea-themed musical adventure and how your kid can become an honorary Octonaut in the event listing on Patch.
Get on the Water Safely: Want to learn how to get out on the water in a boat of your own? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-6 in New Port Richey is having a boating safety class this Saturday at 9 a.m. You can learn about everything that you need to know to get your boater safety ID card.