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Seize The Day

By Compiled by KATHLEEN LANG

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2000


THINGS TO DO

A hot-air rainbow of colors will fill the sky as Balloon Fest 2000 takes off in Carrollwood at 5 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway (at Van Dyke Road and Dale Mabry), Tampa. More than 30 balloons are expected for the balloon glow. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, children's play area and tethered hot air balloon rides. Admission is $1 each day, free for children younger than 3. Call (813) 969-1518.

You won't want to howl when Screwface, The Dogs and Singe bring their talents to Club More, 703 Franklin St., Clearwater, at 9 tonight. The Dogs won the Florida Rock Off at the State Theater in May. A few days later the group took top prize at the Battle of the Bands at Coachman Park. The cost is $5. Call (727) 466-6673.

Soap opera fans, head to Sarasota tonight to hear the comedy routine of All My Children hunk Walt Willey, who plays Jackson Montgomery, at 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday (the 8:30 shows are sold out) at McCurdy's Comedy Club at Big Kitchen Restaurant and Lounge, 3900 Clark Road. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call (941) 925-3869.

Parents, you might want to go to bed early so you can bring your budding anglers to the Youth Fishing Rodeo, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday on the Hillsborough side of the Friendship Trail Park Bridge, old Gandy Bridge, Tampa. Open to kids ages 5 to 16, the catch and release tournament will give awards in age categories for biggest fish, heaviest fish and most interesting catch. The first 100 participants receive a free rod and reel. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The pre-registration fee for fishing is $10, $15 on Saturday, and includes bait, lunch, gift and a Ducks Unlimited Greenwing membership. Fee for parents is $5 and includes lunch. Call (813) 632-7534.

THINGS TO VIEW

The Invisible Man reappears in a new series that debuts tonight on the Sci-Fi Channel. Vincent Ventresca (Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion) stars as a small-time thief who is drafted for secret government experiments on invisibility. He also has some fun doing the things people yearn to do while invisible. 8 p.m.

A well-behaved, brave golden retriever gets in trouble tonight in The Trial of Old Drum on Animal Planet. The new movie, starring Randy Travis, Scott Bakula and Ron Perlman, is based on a true story about a heroic dog that is tried after being accused of killing a sheep in 1870 in Warrensburg, Mo. 8 p.m.

Compiled by Times staff writer Kathleen Lang. She can be reached at lang@sptimes.com.

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