Things to do in the Carrollwood area this weekend
SATURDAY Neil Simon drama: Carrollwood Players presents Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" Friday through Aug. 3 at Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway. The plot revolves around two brothers who are forced to confront their dysfunctional family in 1942 New York. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 or $15 for students and seniors. For reservations call (813) 265-4000.Farce at the Forum: A Roman slave schemes for his freedom when the Carrolwood Cultural Center presents the irreverent musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Friday through July 21. The show directed by Craig Hartfield, who played the lead character when the show first appeared at the Center in 2008, is the fifth Broadway musical presented by the Center. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $18 to $24. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 4537 Lowell Road, online at www.CarrollwoodCenter.org or by calling (813) 269-1310. SATURDAY Somber ceremony: The Veteran's Council of Hillsborough County sponsors its Quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. 301. The names of the military personnel who died during the last three months will be read and a flag placed in the field in their honor. Master of ceremonies will be retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Walter Raysick. For information, call (813) 653-4924. Empowering event: The second annual Power Walk for Dress for Success, a 5K walk that promotes an active lifestyle and healthy living, takes place at Westfield Cirus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center. The walk promotes the health and wellness initiative of the Professional Women's Group, a program that provides successfully employed Dress for Success clients with a support network and practical information to achieve success. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $25 in advance or $35 the day of the walk. The Tampa Tribune is a sponsor of the event. To register or to form a team, go to www.dfspowerwalk.org/tampabay2013. Fun with frogs: Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., stays open until 8 p.m. during a Summer Safari Night with free unlimited rides, special animal encounters, food and drink. This night's theme is "Fairytales & Frogs," and includes a celebration of frog conservation along with special tea party seatings at 3 and 5 p.m. Children may dress as their favorite fairy tale character for an evening of frog fun. The extended hours are included with regular zoo admission. Register for the tea parties at 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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