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4th Annual Toga Party

From: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 5:00PM
To: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:00AM

Location: The Canopy at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Dr NE in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Planned Stops:
- 5:00 - 6:30 - The Canopy
- 6:30 - 8:00 - The Ale and the Witch
- 8:00 - 9:30 - Yard of Ale St. Pete
- 9:30 - 11:00 - The One Night Stand
- 12:30 - ??? (For the diehards) The Pelican Pub / MacDintons

Category: Entertainment Events

A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness

Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. in St. Pete

PROTEST POETRY AND POETRY OF WITNESS will be read or performed by:

* Julie Armstrong, University of South Florida
* Walter Wally B. Jennings, Hillsborough County Schools & Arts Council
* Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate
* Sheree Greer, St. Petersburg College 
* Gloria Munoz, Eckerd College
* Slam Anderson, Kitchen Table Literary Arts Foundation
* Dennis Amadeus, Community Tampa Bay
* Mona Bethke, University of Tampa 

by Abasi Ote

by Christy Marie Photography

by Evan Thomas Niemann

Donations at the door. All proceeds will benefit Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

Category: General


The Altar

Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Location: Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, 2230 22nd St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-228-1489

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Bring all your pain, sorrow, frustration and watch God exchange it for you.... Experience a night of WORSHIP. PRAYER. & THEPROPHETIC!

Category: Faith Community Events


Selling to the Federal Government

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: 13805 58th Street N. Suite 1-200 in Clearwater

Price: $20.00

Contact: Pinellas County Economic Development | phone: (727) 453-7200 | website:

Sell to the Federal Government! This class will provide information on how to register with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events


Sistahs of Compassion Community Support Meeting with William (Ikemba) Crowley aka "The Creditman

Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Location: Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-362-8935 | email:

illiam was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1985 and shortly thereafter became a Computer Engineer for ICS Services and an Insurance Agent/Financial Consultant for A.L.Williams.  It was here that he learned of the corruption with some of the insurance companies. This knowledge led him to begin an intense study of the entire financial industry upon which in 1998, he became an independent representative for ICR (International Credit Repair) Services. This company essentially went out of business in 2001, so William and his wife at the time (Veronica Crowley now Veronica Mack) decided to enhance the services from Credit Repair to Credit Restoration Assistance Program C.R.A.P. By adding these services they have significantly DEMYSTIFIED the misconceptions of the credit industry.

Category: General


Bring It! Live

Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 7:30PM to 10:00PM

Location: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Wc Macinnes Pl. in Tampa

Price: $29.75 & up

Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It!, will give fans the chance to become part of the action as they perform their never-before-seen routines live onstage. Audience members will take part in live voting, engage in Q&A with the cast, and get the exclusive behind-the-scenes lowdown on the hit Lifetime series. In addition to audience participation, Bring It! Live will feature a new competition storyline and an action-packed finale in what promises to be a stunning night of dancing sure to impress both die hard Bring It! followers and new fans alike. Bring It! Live is produced by Mills Entertainment, a leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Entertainment Events


Friday Fest - Outdoor Reggae Concert w/ Jah Movement

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl. in Sarasota

Friday Fest (Reggae Edition) w/ Jah Movement Reggae Band will be bringing you the best LIVE Reggae, Soca, Calypso, and R&B right outside by the beautiful Bayfront at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, kids and lets have an Irie time. There will be Food Trucks and Drink Stations available. ALL AGES are welcome and its FREE. PLENTY of room to get your dance on!! Click here to learn more.

Category: Entertainment Events


2016 Greatness Beyond Measure

From: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:30PM
To: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8:30PM

Location: Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N Tamiami Trl. in Sarasota

Contact: phone: (941) 302-1863 | website:

Calling All 12 - 19 year olds teens, register now to attend the Greatness Beyond Measure (GBM) Summit, July 29 - 31 in Sarasota. The action-packed weekend will be filled with incredible fun & activities, cash prizes, amazing musicians, steppers, spoken-word artist and performers, head-spinning celebrity guest, motivational speakers and employment and scholarship opportunities. . . . If you got talent, call, text or inbox us, to set up an audition time to show us what you got.

Category: General


SOAR Grant Seminar

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: USF Marshall Student Center, 4103 USF Cedar Cir. in Tampa

Contact: website:

During the seminar, the grant consultant team will present in-depth content that combines comprehensive and engaging presentations, grant examples and realistic exercises.

What you will learn during this workshop: A list of 25 grants that are available NOW, An understanding of different levels of grants that are available to you, Understand how to write a proposal with hands-on practical exercise and expert feedback, Opportunity to apply for a grant on the spot, Speak face-to-face with grant funders, Info on how to register for Federal, State and local grants

Category: Business Events


Books & Breakfast

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: Childs Park Rec & Fitness Center in St. Pete

Books and Breakfast is a program that came straight from some of the organizers on the ground in Ferguson, HandupUnited. With the national organizing of HUU the program has spread all over the country including right here in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Our mission, much like that of HUU, is to provide informative literature in an effort to increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues, and most effectually literacy rates. These skills also have an undeniable connection to our international partners in the fight for justice. All of this combined with a healthy and delicious breakfast, and many hugs.

Category: General


Tampa Bay Bacon Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM

Location: Burger Culture, 6920 N Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa

Contact: website:

Some of the areas best Food Trucks, Vendors and Restaurants cooking Bacon Themed Dishes! Co Hosted by Burger Culture Tampa & Harley-Davidson of Tampa.

Category: General

West Tampa Community Meeting: Black on Black Crime and Police on Black Crime

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Location: West Tampa Library, Union and Howard in Tampa


1. What are the best practices from around the nation on police/black encounter?

2. Developing the first community-led citizen oversight police committee: The solution to any problem is within the community in which the problem resides. Change has come through people and not an organization that claims they residents the people. (The key to accountability)

3. Taking ownership: Black on Black Crime: A pathway out of us killing us

4. The Comprehensive approach to ending poverty – Lessons learned from around the nation.

Seating is limited, and you must email for a seat. (

Category: General


Summer Breeze Music Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 3:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave. in Tampa


Come Enjoy An Evening With The Legendary Lenny WILLIAMS, Neo Sou Soul Artist Calvin Richardson, 
No Party Like A "Chubb Rock" Party, Hosted By BET Comedian Red Bone, and Much Much More!

Category: Entertainment Events

ToneUpXL Gym's Open House

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: 10134 Fisher Ave., Unit A4 in Tampa

Contact: Joel Francois | phone: 813.909.5235

This event will feature music, nutritious snacks and current gym members to share the ToneUpXL experience. You will learn more about the adaptive workouts and various trainings (cardiovascular, endurance, high intensity and athletic) offered to help you achieve and maintain success.

The best part of ToneUpXL Gym is that EVERYONE who joins will have a personal trainer.  To help combat childhood obesity, children between the ages of 11 to 17 train for FREE when accompanied by a parent who is a member of ToneUpXL Gym.   A parent must be present when their child is being trained.  Certified Personal Trainers are welcomed to rent the ToneUpXL Gym to train their clients.  

Category: General


Aretha Franklin Tribute

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. NE. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin taught her listeners how to Think and demandRespect–while riding down the Freeway! This Broadway-style music experience will have you on the edge of your seats from start-to-finish and energized about the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s music. Award-winning songstress Cece Teneal takes music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s 50-year musical entertainment legacy with “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Says Teneal, “as a child singing along with Aretha’s records taught me how to skillfully use my voice as an instrument, appreciate the art and science of creating a music experience, and exuding excellence in musicality.”

Category: Entertainment Events


2nd Annual Community Fun Day

Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM

Location: Rowlette Park in Tampa

Contact: Tonya Lewis (813) 235-5656 | phone: Tranette Engram (813) 965-1664

This event attracts hundreds of children and their families from across Tampa Bay for a day of old school fun activities, good food, music, dance and lots of prizes!! Putt Putt Golf, Bouncy Castles, kids dance contest, an obstacle course, a Bean Bag Toss,badminton potato sack race, hula hoop, and dodge ball gave kids lots of physical activity and excitement, while the community leaders introduce their organizations to the community.

Category: General


2016 West Tampa Community Job Fair

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: Higgins Hall, 5225 No. Himes Ave. in Tampa

Contact: Presented by State Representative Janet Cruz | email:

Category: Business Events


MCBCC Career/Job Fair

Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 100 Riverfront Dr. in Bradenton

This is an event geared towards putting our community back to work! We're calling all services provider i.e. hospitality, restaurant industries, banking institutions, health care providers, industrial industry and even pre and post school industries.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Business Events



Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 7:30PM to 10:00PM

Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Soul star Maxwell returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since 2014! The SUMMERS' 2016 Tour arrives with special guest Ro James. Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the '90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept of the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), he recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process.  Click here for ticket info.

Category: Entertainment Events


Central Avenue Solstice Kick-Off Party

Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: 1133 Baum Ave. No. in St Pete

Contact: website:

Experience an exclusive preview of the biggest annual celebration of the SUN in St. Petersburg – the Central Avenue Solstice! This Kickoff Party will feature event announcements and video presentation, special guests, music by Rebekah Pulley and the Florida Folk Scene, and event info for interested volunteers* & businesses. 

6-8 pm – Rebekah Pulley will headline this event playing "Let It Shine" among many other favorites!

8-10 pm – Music provided by The Florida Folk Scene

Category: General

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