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  1. YouTube's Minecraft sensation Dan TDM brings live show to Clearwater

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    Dan Middleton's YouTube channel has had more than 10 billion views since 2012.

    Dan Middleton's Dan TDM live tour is set to stop in Clearwater on Sunday. [Photo by Emily Herogian]
  2. This weekend, corgis are racing and gamers are gathering at Guardian Con and Dan TDM show

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    CUTENESS: Corgi racing at Tampa Bay Downs

    Corgi running.
  3. 5 things to do under $5 June 29-July 7: Jaws-themed shark party, $5 admission at History Center, Bird Walk

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    1 Tampa Bay History Center: Admission is $5 Tuesday as the History Center celebrates Independence Day with extended hours. Costumed re-enactors will share artifacts, uniforms, crafts and music representing the Civil War, Seminole War, Spanish American War, and WWII-era soldiers, sailors and …

    The Tampa Bay History Center will offer $5 admission and extended hours for Independence Day.
  4. Where to see Fourth of July fireworks across Tampa Bay

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    Looking for Independence Day fireworks shows in the Tampa Bay area? There are plenty of options, including the massive shows in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey, as well as smaller shows across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Sarasota counties.

    Fireworks explode with color over the Nature Coast Freedom Festival in Hernando County. There will be a variety of fireworks displays across the Tampa Bay area for the Fourth of July in 2017. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2009)]
  5. Pasco libraries offer relief from the heat with reading programs, activities

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    HOLIDAY — Angelina Ponzo has a goal this summer: to read as many books as possible.

    Alexis Ponzo, left, uses watercolor crayons to draw a heart on her daughter Angelina’s arm during a recent summer reading program event at Centennial Park Library in Holiday.
  6. Plan your weekend June 23-25: Pride parade, Lego art, Tampa Theatre beer fest 'Barley's Angels'

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    Plan your weekend

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    St. Pete Pride: More than 200,000 people are expected to revel on a new route Saturday along downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront for a parade that has grown into the largest in the Southeast. There will be a free concert on Friday in Straub Park …

    Andy Garcia of Miami watches the group of anti gay protest era speak to the crowd before the start of the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg.  [Saturday, June 25, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  7. Nonprofit group promises family fun at Saturday event in Dade City

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    DADE CITY — Family-friendly competitions and a lot of other fun. That's what's in store at Color Me Abstract's Family Field Day, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village.

  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: Lego exhibit (w/video), Rays Star War Night

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    THE ART OF THE BRICK: More than child's play

    Swimmer by Nathan Sawaya.
  9. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya, coming to Tampa, left a law career to toy with art

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    Nathan Sawaya left the world of corporate law at 31 to become a Lego artist.

    Nathan Sawaya poses with a sculpture from “The Art of the Brick,” coming to Tampa thanks to the Vinik Family Foundation.
  10. Sneak peek: We rode SeaWorld's Kraken coaster while wearing virtual reality goggles

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    Even without virtual reality goggles, the Kraken rollercoaster at SeaWorld can be scary. It climbs to 150 feet, turns riders upside down seven times and reaches speeds of 65 mph.

    Riders use the VR goggles for SeaWorld's Kraken roller coaster. (Sharon Kennedy Wynne  |  Times)