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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend


Splashdown: The second annual Dash and Splash Aquathon takes place at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd.

Set as a run-swim-run event, this year it will include a 5K run for non-swimmers. Proceeds go toward youth drowning prevention.

The adult race begins at 7:30 a.m. with the kids’ race at 8:30 a.m. After the awards ceremony there will be a “Cannonballapalooza” community cannonball competition featuring singles, teams, tandem jumps and more. There’s also an open family swim that’s free to the community, food trucks, a beverage tent and more.

For details, go to www.mybsac,org.

Divine wines: The eighth annual Fall Wine Fest, a community wine festival featuring an extensive list of wines and appetizers to sample, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Park Square Cellar, 16132 Churchview Drive in Lithia. Admission is $25, and includes wine glass, appetizers and more than 100 wines to sample.

For details, call (813) 689-4560.

Enjoy the silence: Electronic music titans Depeche Mode perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N. The band’s new album, “Delta Machine,” was released in March.

Tickets range from $38 to $116.30 plus service charges and are available by calling (813) 740-2446 or online at www.livenation.com.


Angler expo: The Florida Sportsman Fishing Show returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., for two days of events for anglers, hunters and boaters.

Vendors will be there with the newest in tackle gear and boats, and visitors can attend fishing seminars and enjoy a 100-foot indoor casting pond, a kids’ casting pond, hands-on rigging tables, free-fly and net-casting lessons, plus exhibits of Burmese pythons, a 500-gallon fish tank from Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and more.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, and kids 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. For a $1 discount coupon and more details, go to FloridaSportsman.com/Expo.


See zoo on $6 Day: Visit your favorite zoo animals and learn about endangered wildlife for $6 admission from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave. (Zoo rides are not included with discounted admission.)

On-site parking is free while it lasts, and free off-site parking is available by shuttle. Watch for posted directional signs.

For information, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at [email protected] Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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