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Mark your calendars - Tangerine Blues Fest is back!

Mark your calendars - Tangerine Blues Fest is back!

Gulfport, Florida - Headliner Albert Castiglia, The Legendary JCs, Shar Baby and the Steve Arvey Band will perform at the Tangerine Blues Fest, a free concert held at the Tangerine Greenway adjacent to 49th Street and 18th Ave. So. in Gulfport.

The Saturday, Sept. 24 event has quickly gained momentum, starting with an attendance of 500 in 2008, ballooning to an estimated 5,000 last year.

"Along with great music, we'll have food, soft drink, beer and wine vendors, as well as arts and crafts booths, plus a family fun area for the kids," said festival spokesman Rick Smith. "It's a community event to raise awareness about the 49th Street South corridor."

Weedon Island hosts the 8th annual Heart’s Breath Flute Extravaganza

Weedon Island hosts the 8th annual Heart’s Breath Flute Extravaganza

The eighth annual Heart’s Breath Flute Extravaganza will return to Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center Aug. 5 and Aug. 6. Enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this celebration featuring Native American-style music, as well as art and culture.

The extravaganza begins on Friday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. with demonstrations and instruction on the basics of indigenous flute playing. Flute workshops will be offered at 2:30 p.m. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., performances of Native American-style music will be presented at the Concert of Creative Sounds.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Extravaganza continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flute workshops will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Throughout the celebration, flutes and other handmade items will be available for purchase. Activities will include children’s storytelling and a silent auction.

30 foot inflatable slide is big hit at Southwest Pool

30 foot inflatable slide is big hit at Southwest Pool

Largo, Florida - Summertime at Southwest Pool (13120 Vonn Rd, Largo 33774) just got better with the addition of a new 30 foot tall, 115 foot long inflatable water slide for both children and adults.

The Hippo H2 water slide is open now through the end of October during normal pool hours. Cost is $5 per person, plus pool admission, for unlimited rides during Southwest Pool's recreation swim hours.

The top 25 Gators bikini girls of 2011

The top 25 Gators bikini girls of 2011

You've seen them on Metromix for the past few months: sizzling beauties in string bikinis at Gator's on the Pass. And since we know you love them as much as we do, we went through hundreds of photos from this year's competition and chose 25 of our favorites.

Now, it's up to you to click through our gallery and vote for a winner. They'll receive a snazzy Metromix prize pack including DVD's/Blu-Ray's, an iPod docking station, Metromix logo-ed swag, and more!

Hurry, because you have until August 12th to get your votes in!

Click here to check out the gallery and vote!

Summer Eleven at Pier 60 Friday

Summer Eleven at Pier 60 Friday

Clearwater Beach, Florida - Summer Eleven, a PG movie for young girls, will be shown Friday evening at Sunset Cinema.

Saturday, the movie will be Morning Glory, rated PG13.

Both start at sunset at Pier 60 Park.

 

Drum circle for kids gets into a rhythm

Drum circle for kids gets into a rhythm

The Pinellas Park Public Library invites kids to feel the beat this summer at a not-so-quiet  event.

Giving Tree Music will host a Drum Circle on Tuesday, July 26, beginning at 2 p.m.

Join Steve Turner during this inspiring event as you learn the history and magic of drumming.

Everyone attending will get a chance to make some noise as they drum, sing, and play music together.