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Lowry Park WaZoo features food, music, beer

TAMPA - More than 250 beers and beverages from throughout the United States will be featured when Lowry Park Zoo has its 17th annual WaZoo. There also will be music and food samplings from local restaurants at the event, set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave. Performers are One Mile Final, Early Morning Project, Colt Clark, The Paper Stanleys and Kim Harpo & the Hawks. Participating restaurants include Whole Foods, Papa John's, Datz Deli and Westshore Pizza.
General admission tickets are $60; VIP tickets, which include admission at 6:45 p.m., are $90. To buy tickets, see www.lowryparkzoo.com/wazoo/. Guests have a Summer Splash Guests learned to make summer cocktails, sampled appetizers and spoke with vendors at the recent Summer Splash. Sponsored by Core Events in cooperation with High Hopes in High Heels, the July 12 event at Mangroves restaurant also benefited the Children's Cancer Center. Vendors showed jewelry, cooking utensils, skin care products and other items. Core Events plans future showcases in the early fall and in November, in time for holiday shopping. Pub crawl has pirates theme The 11th annual Half Way to Gasparilla Pub Crawl, sponsored by Tampa Charities, will be Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Honey Pot, 1506 E. Seventh Ave., and the secret route starts at 7:30 p.m. Participation fee is $20 if in pirate costume, $30 if not. The fee benefits Meals on Wheels. For information, see www.santapubcrawl.com. High tea set for Aug. 12 The newly formed Champions for Children Auxiliary group will sponsor a High Tea on Aug. 12 to benefit Champions for Children, formerly the Child Abuse Council. The event, open to the public, will be at First Housing, 107 S. Willow Ave, at 3 p.m. It will include tea, tea sandwiches, scones and other assorted light bites. Tickets are $30 per person and reservations are required by contacting Jessica DuChene at (813) 673-4646, ext. 225; or jduchene@cfctb.org For information, see www.championsforchildrentampabay.org.  Weinberg receiving award from ABA Morris "Sandy" Weinberg, managing partner of the Tampa office of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, will receive the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section's Charles R. English Award. The award, which recognizes distinguished work in the field of criminal justice by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and academics, will be presented Aug. 3 at the association's annual meeting in Chicago. Weinberg, who served as co-chair of the association's White Collar Crime Committee, opened Zuckerman Spaeder's Tampa office in 1991, having moved to Florida and entered private practice after working for almost six years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He is the 13th recipient of the Charles R. English Award. Candidates featured at Tiger Bay Candidates for State House District 57 and State House District 61 will be featured when the Tiger Bay Club meets Aug. 3. The luncheon meeting is at Maestro's at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests and reservations are required by Aug. 1 at www.tigerbayclub.com/meeting2.html. African Violet Society meets Award-winning African violet grower Jay Sespico will speak about "Dishing up dirt" when the Tampa African Violet Society meets Aug. 2 at Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 N. Boulevard. The 7 p.m. program, open to the public at no charge, will focus on the importance of each ingredient in soil mix. For information, contact Jim Boyer at (727) 871-2014 or jasb39@gmail.com.

Special correspondent Lenora Lake can be reached at The Tampa Tribune, P.O. Box 191, Tampa, FL 33601; or email her at llake@tampatrib.com.