Making Waves With Deep Sea Cephalopods
Dr. Heather Judkins, recipient of the 2012 Florida Marine Science Educators Association’s John Beakley Award for dedication, promotion and development of marine science in Florida, will be speaking about her work on various cephalopod projects which include species diversity, distribution and abundance of the species at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. Deep sea cephalopods include squids, octopus and cuttlefish.
Get a Taste of Clearwater
Love the restaurants of Clearwater? Get your tickets now for the chamber of commerce’s 24th annual Taste of Clearwater. This isn’t your average sandlot event with tiny samples, by the way. Clearwater’s taste takes place at Westfield Countryside Mall Sept. 24 and includes a VIP area right on the skating rink. Tickets are $40 for general admission. To get yours, visit the chamber’s website.
Rock the Tot
Are you going to eat those tots? The 'Rock the Tot' tator tot eating contest is set for 8 p.m. at Bar Louie locations across the country including at Countryside Mall in Clearwater. Find out more about the contest and how to participate here.
Film Screening with Movie Star
Cozi Zuehlsdorff who played Hazel Haskett in "Dolphin Tale" will be at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a screening of the documentary she hosts "Winter, The Dolphin That Can" at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. Click here to reserve your spot.
The documentary takes viewers on the real-life journey of Winter the dolphin including her rescue, rehabilitation and development of her prosthetic tail. Find out more here.
Mandalay Avenue Lane Closure
The center lanes of Mandalay Avenue will close for three days to remove the median starting Tuesday. The work is just south of San Marco Street.
No detour will be in place because a lane in each direction will remain open. The center lanes are expected to re-open Friday, Sept. 20.
Crossword Puzzle Party
Seniors can play crossword, sudoku and word seek puzzles at the Puzzle Party at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Clearwater Senior Center, 1204 Rogers St. Find out more here.
A New Miss America
Nina Davuluri is charting new waters as the first-ever Miss America of Indian heritage. Not everyone, however, is pleased with the decision to crown the native of Syracuse, N.Y., according to TBO.com. What do you think?
Christmas in September?
The holiday is closer than you think. At least that’s what Toys ‘R’ Us would like shoppers to believe. The retailer has rolled out an early rewards program that can help consumers earn up to $100 back on their toy purchases made between now and Oct. 31. Check out the store’s website for details. Are you shopping early this year?
Rain a Strong PossibilityRain chances for today, Sept. 18, remain in the 50 percent range for most of Tampa Bay. Forecasters anticipate scattered showers in the afternoon and evening hours. Expect a high around 92.