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"Taste Temptation" event to benefit Voices for Children

"Taste Temptation" event to benefit Voices for Children

Tampa, Florida-- 'Taste Temptation': It's an event that will allow Tampa locals to sample some beer and schmooze with celebs...all while benefiting a great cause.

The fun will take place at Cigar City Brewing on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ian Beckles, former Bucs player and current co-host of the Sport's Animal's own Ron and Ian Show, will host as locals sip on suds and graze the grub!

Women's 360 Health and Safety Expo

Women's 360 Health and Safety Expo

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- This weekend the Shops at Wiregrass presents the Women's 360 Expo.

Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and admission is free. 

The expo is dedicated to women's health and safety.

Events included in the expo include:

  • self-defense
  • home security
  • insurance
  • communications
  • family law
  • women's physicians

The expo is an opportunity to gain valuable information that will also include music and food vendors throughout the day. 

Highlands Sheriff's deputies win shootout benefiting Youth Ranch

Highlands Sheriff's deputies win shootout benefiting Youth Ranch

Okeechobee, Florida -- Two members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office walked away with the overall title in the Seacoast National Bank Sheriff's Shootout at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee.

Lt. John Barcinas and Detective Sgt. Brian Kramer went home with a check for $2,000 to be donated to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch in the name of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting competition included teams representing Highlands, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie County Sheriff's Offices. 

TIA to host annual run on the runway

TIA to host annual run on the runway

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa International Airport will host its inaugural 5K Runway Fun Run on April 27, benefiting the United Way Suncoast.

This event, like no other in the Tampa Bay area, gives participants the rare opportunity to run on the airport's longest runway, Runway 1L-19R, which is located west of the airport's main terminal. 

Tampa Bay Watch: Volunteers needed to build oyster shell bar

Tampa, Florida-- Tampa Bay Watch is looking for locals to volunteer their time this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Reps say they'll be building an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of Schultz Nature Preserve. Volunteers can expect to assist with shoveling fossilized oyster shells into mesh bags, transporting those bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars.

Up Next Barber Shop appreciation day

Up Next Barber Shop appreciation day

Sebring, Florida -- Up Next Barber Shop is having a customer appreciation day on April 7. 

They will be celebrating one year of business and is inviting customers to come for food, drinks, raffles prizes, coloring contests, face painting and much more.

Up Next Barber Shop is located at 107 West Center Avenue and will last from noon to 3 p.m. 

Community Spirit: The Apollo Beach Community Welcomes Shore Bliss Yoga

Community Spirit: The Apollo Beach Community Welcomes Shore Bliss Yoga

Located in Apollo Beach, it can be said that Shore Bliss Yoga is in its third reincarnation. Originally Apollo Beach Yoga (2009) and New Thought Yoga (2011), Shore Bliss Yoga was officially opened by Sarah Gauta and Lynne Houshmand this past January. For students and teachers who’ve been at this location since the beginning, they are proud at the way in which the studio has evolved both visually and with its diverse class offerings.