Family Movie and Game Reviews
This site has a very good search feature, which includes searches by Ratings, Genre and Platform. The site also offers reviews on movies, videos, music and TV shows. Go to www.pluggedin.com/games.aspx.
Bringe School of Music
Located on 1st Ave North in St. Petersburg. Instrumental and Voice lessons for all ages. One-on-one instruction for 30 min weekly lesson for $19/lesson. Instrument rentals available. Call 727-822-3460 or visit www.bringemusic.com for more information.
Holiday Family Fun
Visit Gaylord Palms in Orlando to see the amazing ICE show and to build gingerbread houses under the supervision of the hotel’s chefs. For more information visit: www.gaylordhotels.com.
Jingle Bell Run
Each December, The Boley Center sponsors an evening family/pet fun run/walk along the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg. This is a great family “race” with holiday lights along the course. Santa is typically also in his sleigh during the night for visits. For more information, call 821-6443.
Kayak Nature Adventures
There is a great family kayak business out of Fort Desoto which introduces you and your family to nature, preservation, and the sport of kayaking. Please visit www.kayaknature.com or call Kurt at 418-9728.
Pasadena Community Church Basketball League
Volunteer coaches supervise and instruct school age youth in basketball – summer and winter league. Excellent exercise, indoor play, 1 hour weekly practice, 1 hour weekly game. Great people and kids. Visit www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org for more information.
Recreational Family Activities
Disney’s www.FamilyFun.com is an excellent resource for fun family projects and great vacation destinations.
Rockapella Holiday Show
This annual holiday show is held each December at The Tampa Theatre. It is a wonderful family show with an a cappella group and “mouth” percussion. Visit www.tampatheatre.org for information and show times.
St. Pete Beach Safe Boating Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13 week continuous cycle of Safe Boating Classes (boating skills and seamanship) meeting every Tuesday at 7:30pm at 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way in St. Pete Beach (Warren Webster Building). Completion earns a Florida Boater’s License. Entire family may participate. Please call Jim at 360-4846 or Warren at 321-7801. Visit the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating site.
5k Family Runs
January – St Pete Beach Classic (stpetebeachclassic.com)
February – Gasparilla (www.tampabayrun.com)
March – Suncoast Classic (www.roadracerunner.com/re_82193/SuncoastClassic10K5K.html)
April – Color Me Rad (www.colormerad.com/event)
June/July/August – St. Pete Beach 5K Series (www.active.com/st-pete-beach-fl/running/races/st-pete-road-runners-5k-beach-series-2014)
October – Komen Race for the Cure (www.komensuncoast.org/komen-race-for-the-cure)
November – Turkey Trot (www.tampabay.com/marketing/turkey-trot.page)
December – Jingle Bell Run (www.boleycenters.org/jbr-registration)