All about crafts: The Bayshore Craft Show returns to Bayshore Christian School, 3909 S. MacDill Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for holiday and gift items, including arts, crafts and treats. There is also a cookout. Admission is free.
For information, call (813) 786-9997.
TODAY AND SUNDAY
Hot rod reunion: The 26th annual Southeast Street Rod Nationals, presented by the National Street Rod Association, rolls into the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., this weekend. See more than 1,500 show cars, along with commercial exhibits, vendors, a swap meet, model car contest, live entertainment, giveaways and more.
Show times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (574) 875-4032 or visit www.nsra-usa.com.
Or, if you like boats: The Florida State Fairgrounds also hosts the Tampa Bay Boat Show in the Expo Hall. The event showcases area boat dealers and manufacturers, the latest in boating and fishing supplies, and accessories, too.
This sales event is a chance for people to compare makes and models, and is free to the public. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking is $6. For information, visit www.TampaBayBoatShows.com.
Super chefs: Chefs from Seminole Heights restaurants face off to raise money for Meals on Wheels at the inaugural Chef Off, held during the season opening of the Seminole Heights Morning Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillsborough High School, 5000 N. Central Ave.
Each chef will be given a mystery market basket filled with ingredients and will begin cooking at 11 a.m. Celebrity judges include Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Jeff Houck of The Tampa Tribune. People’s choice votes are $10, with all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. For details go to www.tampabaymarkets.com.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Frightening films: Tampa Theatre kicks off its “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” film series with a double-feature screening of the cult Japanese horror flick “Ringu,” followed by the American remake, “The Ring,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. On Friday it’s “Interview With A Vampire” and “The Lost Boys.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members, and $15 and $13 for nonmembers, and can be purchased at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin St., or by calling (813) 274-8286.
Zoo zaniness: Watch the animals have their very own Halloween party when Lowry Park Zoo has a Pumpkin Toss at 11 a.m. at 1101 W. Sligh Ave. See which critters stomp, chomp, kick, play and pounce on their seasonal treats.
The pumpkin toss is part of the animal enrichment program at the zoo and is included with regular zoo admission. For details, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.
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