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Tell Me Something Fun: November Events

Robbie Henderson

Graduating with a degree in Public Relations and Mass Communications, Robbie has spent his life in real estate...

Graduating with a degree in Public Relations and Mass Communications, Robbie has spent his life in real estate...

Sep 11 16 minutes read

Well, the year has sped past like a roaring locomotive and we are pushing our way into the final stretch of the year.  And despite the division that the political landscape has looked to impose upon us, the end of November brings with it the remembrances of times more congenial and calm.  Times where we, all Americans, gather as family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives despite whatever internal or external afflictions superficially appear to malign our lives.  So, despite how the election leaves you feeling, there are plentiful happenings in Tampa to keep you and your loved ones entertained with everything from charitable runs and walks to pet portraiture.  Have a look at the below list, find some fun ways to pass the time, treat each other well and have a wonderful November.  

1. What: RICHARD'S RUN FOR LIFE
When: Friday, November 4, 2016 7:00pm
Where: Centennial Park. 1800 E EIGHTH AVE., TAMPA, FL 33605
Description: Columbia Restaurant president Richard Gonzmart invites everyone to join him in this 5K run or walk through the streets of historic Ybor City to benefit the Adolescent Young Adult Initiative for Sarcoma Research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center. Runners and their families can join in a post-race feast with music and food from the Columbia Restaurant.
Link: https://www.richardsrunforlife.org/

2. What: ART ON 12TH
When: Friday, November 4, 2016 7:00pm to Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:00am
Where: Channel District, 118 N 12TH ST., TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: The Channel District debuts their art walk experience with more than 40 artists debuting their work in various venues along North 12th street, including District Tavern and Bamboozle Tea Lounge. In conjunction with Tampa Bay Design Week.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Arton12th/

3. What: WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S: TAMPA
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00am
Where: Amalie Arena, 401 CHANNELSIDE DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: A three-mile walk along the waterfront to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Link: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/FL-FloridaGulfCoast?pg=entry&fr_id=8909

4. What: RIVER ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00pm
Where: Water Works Park, 1710 N HIGHLAND AVE., TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: 3rd Annual Music Festival held at Tampa’s beautiful Water Works Park featuring full concert performances by Dumpstaphunk and Roadkill Ghost Choir.  All proceeds to benefit Voices for Children of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Guardian ad Litem Program.
Link: https://riverrocktampa.com/

5. What: BREW HAHA
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 5:00pm
Where: TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50TH ST., TAMPA, FL 33610
Description: Brew HaHa benefits Starting Right Now to end child homelessness with craft beers, live entertainment, food trucks and games.
Link: https://www.interbayrotary.org/events/brewhahatb/

6. What: SUSTAINABLE BUZZ 2016
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 6:00pm
Where: Riverwalk at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MACINNES PLACE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Every year, Sustany presents a one-of-a-kind event that brings together people who are interested in good food, fine wines, craft beers … and maybe a little chit chat about sustainability issues. Mostly it is just a lot of good cheer and great libations and food.
The Sustainable Buzz 2016 will once again take place at the beautiful Straz Center for the Performing Arts along the Riverwalk, but this year it is on a Saturday night!  This grand celebration of sustainable living will feature food from dozens of local restaurants, craft beers, fine wines and spirits and live entertainment.
Link: https://sustany.org/

7. What: 16TH STRIDE FOR STRAYS
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:00am
Where: Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 900 EAST SCOTT ST., TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Thousands of walkers will band together to support the Animal Coalition of Tampa for the 16th Annual Stride for Strays Fundraiser and Dog Walk at the newly renovated Perry Harvey Park in downtown Tampa.
Link: https://actampa.donorpages.com/2016StrideforStrays/

8. What: STRAZ LIVE! IN THE PARK
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 3:00pm
Where: Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N ASHLEY DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Back by popular demand, Straz LIVE! in the Park features a lively concert of familiar arias sung by our very own Opera Tampa Singers and favorite tunes from WICKED, CABARET and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL performed by visiting Broadway artists. For many in the community, this is their introduction to opera. For others, it is a joyful reunion with operatic gems and Broadway favorites known the world over. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music. Food trucks and award-winning local visual artists, with items for purchase, will add to the festivities.
Link: https://www.strazcenter.org/Events/Straz/Shows/Other-Straz-Center-Events/Straz-Live!-in-the-Park

9. What: HYDE PARK VILLAGE FRESH MARKET
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 10:00am
Where: Hyde Park Village, 1602 W. SNOW AVE., TAMPA, FL 33606
Description: Hyde Park Village invites you to join us the first Sunday of every month for Fresh Market.  The market supports local vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products and more. Come and join us for a morning of live music, shopping, and a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of the many area restaurants – all within walking distance.
Link: https://www.hydeparkvillage.com/event/fresh-market/2145477503

10. What: TAMPA BAY FALL RV SHOW
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:00am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00am
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, TAMPA, FL 33610
Description: The Florida RV Trade Association show brings new and used travel trailers, motor homes, tent campers and conversion vans and lots of booths featuring parts and accessories, insurance, RV repair and financing.
Link: https://www.frvta.org/show/tampa-bay-rv-show/

11. What: HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00pm to Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:00am
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, TAMPA, FL 33610
Description: This shopping event features more than 150 specialty merchants from across the country offering unique gift items. Holiday Gift Market includes merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and children’s items.  Net proceeds raised by The Junior League of Tampa through the Holiday Gift Market will support the League’s programs and community projects in the areas of education and child welfare.
Link: https://www.jltampa.org/featured-events/holiday-gift-market/

12. What: FLORIDA ORCHESTRA: INSIDE THE MUSIC: LA MER
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30pm
Where: University of South Florida School of Music Conference Center, 3755 USF HOLLY DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33620
Description: Dive deeper into Debussy’s La Mer with a talk by Music Director Michael Francis as the orchestra plays musical demos. A performance of the full work follows. Admission is pay what you can.
Link: https://www.floridaorchestra.org/event-view/?event_info=100

13. What: BREWS AND BITES
When: Friday, November 11, 2016 6:00pm
Where: The Sail, 333 S FRANKLIN ST., TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Celebrate the start of the weekend with food trucks, live music and craft beers at the 360-degree waterfront bar at Tampa's Riverwalk.
Link: https://www.tampaconventioncenter.com/facility-information/sail-pavilion/

14. What: TAMPA BAY HEART WALK
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:00am
Where: Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N DALE MABRY HIGHWAY, TAMPA, FL 33607
Description: The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. Noncompetitive 3-mile and 1-mile walks include a family festival, free sandwiches, games and entertainment. Benefits heart disease and stroke prevention.
Link: https://tampabayheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1150108

15. What: REPTICON
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:00am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:00am
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, TAMPA, FL 33610
Description: Everything at Repticon slithers or crawls. Vendors will be on hand with reptile pets and everything related to reptiles, amphibians, exotic animals, as well as raffles, seminars and children's activities.
Link: https://repticon.com/florida/tampa/

16. What: SOUTH TAMPA FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL AND FOOD TRUCKS
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:00am
Where: Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 BAY TO BAY BLVD., TAMPA, FL 33629
Description: Browse the marketplace, with live music, special nut sale to benefit local charities, festival games for kids, inflatables, and food trucks on site. Held on the shady grass lot behind the church.
Link: https://www.palmaceiaumc.org/calendar

17. What: SANTA PAWS
When: Sunday, November 13, 2016 7:00am & Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:00am
Where: International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N WEST SHORE BLVD., TAMPA, FL 33607
Description: Have your dog or cat photo taken with Santa. All pets must be leashed or in a cage with a harness. Park in the garage under Bay Street and enter through the double doors marked "Pet Photo Entrance."
Link: https://www.shopinternationalplaza.com/m/event/72544/santa_paws

18. What: SUNDAY BICYCLE RIDES
When: Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:00am
Where: Independent Bar & Café, 5016 N FLORIDA AVE., TAMPA, FL 33603
Description: The 26 mile ride goes to MacDill Air Force Base via the downtown Riverwalk, Bayshore Blvd and the Gadsden Park Bike Trails. For more information call, (727) 415-8993.
A shorter, 13 mile ride through Seminole Heights begins at 4702 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (813) 254-8882.
Link: https://tampabaysundaybicycle.blogspot.com/

19. What: NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:30pm
Where: Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MACINNES PLACE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Named Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People magazine, Tyson puts an alluring spark of curiosity in what could be mundane scientific topics.
Link: https://www.strazcenter.org/

20. What: WINTER VILLAGE
When: Friday, November 18, 2016 4:00pm to Sunday, December 12, 2016 12:00pm
Where: Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N ASHLEY DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.
Link: https://www.wintervillagetampa.com/

21. What: CROSS OUT CANCER 5K RUN
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30am
Where: Picnic Island Park, 7404 PICNIC ISLAND BLVD., TAMPA, FL 33616
Description: The 5K race in the park, hosted by Cross Out Cancer, a unique organization founded and run by high school students, unites student participants from ten local high schools, along with those from the community, and other cross country teams, to show support for local oncology patients and their families. Benefits All Children's Hospital's pediatric oncology patients. Check-in: 7:30-8:45 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m.
Link: https://www.crossoutcancer.org/

22. What: BRICKWORLD TAMPA
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:00am & Sunday, November 20, 2016 10:00am
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, TAMPA, FL 33610
Description: Local Lego enthusiasts will fill 45,000 square feet of space with their brick creations. Activities include Lego and Duplo brick play areas, fighting robots and seek and finds.
Link: https://brickworld.com/

23. What: ENCHANTED TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 5:00pm
Where: Hyde Park Village, 1621 W SNOW CIRCLE, TAMPA, FL 33606
Description: Hyde Park Village celebrates the arrival of Santa and the lighting of their Christmas tree with live music by Late Night Brass, balloon artists, food trucks, beer, a kids zone and face painting.
Link: https://www.hydeparkvillage.com/event/annual-tree-lighting-ceremony/2145474675

24. What: RUN FOR LUNGS 5K
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:00am
Where: Al Lopez Park, 4810 N HIMES AVE., TAMPA, FL 33614
Description: Take a moment, then take a deep breath, and realize what a gift it is. Help support the 5K Fun Run and make this one of the most successful events for our Tampa Bay community and One Breath at a Time (OBAAT).
Link: https://www.active.com/tampa-fl/running/distance-running-races/one-breath-at-a-time-7th-annual-run-for-lungs-2016?int=

25. What: THANKFUL WEEK
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:00pm to Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:00am
Where: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W GASPARILLA PLAZA, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Join us this week as we take on the importance of gratitude. As we enter the season where generosity abounds, come share with us what made your thankful list for the year during Thankful Week where we offer different daily activities.
Link: https://glazermuseum.org/event/thankfulweeknov2016

26. What: GOODY GOODY TURKEY GOBBLE
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:00am
Where: Amalie Arena, 401 CHANNELSIDE DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: You and your loved ones are invited to participate in the Tampa Y’s 2nd Annual Goody Goody Turkey Gobble 5K. The fun 5K or one mile walk/run in downtown Tampa welcomes all ability levels, strollers and dogs.
Link: https://www.tampaymca.org/uncategorized/run-goody-goody-cause/

27. What: CHRISTMAS IN THE WILD
When: November 25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-30 Open until 10 p.m.
Where: Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W SLIGH AVE., TAMPA, FL 33604
Description: The traditions of Christmas will be abundant at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this holiday season! Be immersed in a festival of lights shining brightly. Encounter amazing animals at night, enjoy Christmas carolers and live entertainment, and marvel at the skills of artisans. Sample holiday treats and seasonal refreshments at our Christmas Lodge. Visit Santa, and have a merry and memorable evening at this magical holiday event in the unique setting of the Zoo at night.
Link: https://www.lowryparkzoo.org/events/christmas-in-the-wild

28. What: SUNDAY BICYCLE RIDES
When: Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:00am
Where: Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex, 59 COLUMBIA DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33606
Description: The 15-mile ride at 10 to 14 mph includes a tour of waterfront homes, the airport, dog park and boat basin. For more information call, (813) 598-4999.
Link: https://tampabaysundaybicycle.blogspot.com/

29. What: SUNSHINE SUNDAY
When: Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:00am
Where: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W GASPARILLA PLAZA, TAMPA, FL 33602
Description: Sunshine Sunday is a special morning on the last Sunday of every other month. This program is a limited-engagement event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Children can explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at their fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey.
Link: https://glazermuseum.org/event/sunshinesunday/2016-11-27

Have a noble November,

 Robbie Henderson for

 Bell Henderson Real Estate: Travis Bell, Robbie Henderson, Karla Dorsey, Diane Raeckers and Jason Norton
11/3/2016
813-931-5000
[email protected]

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