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Saturday, September 26, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHAT IS CAREFEST? CareFest is a city wide community service day. CareFest unites churches, businesses, organizations and cities with the purpose of demonstrating love and caring in practical ways. We believe that those with a heart to serve are a gift to every community and as we serve our communities together, in love, we fulfill our duty as that gift. During this week we work with area churches and ministries to demonstrate caring through practical acts of kindness such as passing out bags of food, delivering care packages, and giving care coupons to friends, neighbors and family members. At the end of the day the volunteers and the people who have been helped gather to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments. Free food and drinks are provided for all involved. In addition, each year a "Care Cup" trophy is awarded to the location with the largest number of volunteers. These celebrations also provide very important opportunities for people and businesses to network and connect with people in need and the general community. Approximately 5,000 volunteers and over 100 partners from area churches, businesses and other non-profit ministries are involved in CareFest on an annual basis. Each participating City has a meeting place and a Celebration after the projects completion are held at various locations as well.

Location: Various Locations, Tampa, FL
Sponsored By: Sombody Cares Tampa Bay

8th Annual YES! F.A.I.R.

Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us at the 8th Annual YES! F.A.I.R for a day of FREE Family-Friendly Fun including games, interactive programs, and live entertainment! Hungry? We’ve got food trucks! Feel like shopping? Browse our MICRO-ENTERPRISE VILLAGE for products and services! Bid on silent auctions items such as real Bull horns for you USF Alumni, vacation packages, and themed baskets to pamper you! Everybody gather round now for Tampa Bay’s largest intergenerational, inclusive CONGA line dance at 1:30 pm! Let the music move you as KathySings4u & Friends lead the crowd with their high-energy version of Miami Sound Machine’s “Conga”! Sign up your friends, family, church, school, dance team, martial arts studio, fraternity, sorority, civic club, co-workers, and even you Mom’s sister’s brother’s best friend’s cousin online at http://kathysings4u.com/conga-at-the-yes-fair FREE parking and Sunshine Line provides shuttles from the bus stop at E. Sligh and 56th street ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT HOLIDAY SMILES – YES! OF America United, Inc. provides food baskets and gifts to those who are most forgotten in our community. (If you can’t attend the F.A.I.R., you can donate here.) The F.A.I.R. continues to lead as one of the Largest Disability Education & Awareness Events in Tampa Bay! YES! Of America United, Inc. has a mission to provide disability awareness, education and resources through networking with the whole community.

Location: All People's Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL
Sponsored By: YES! of America United, Inc.

Oakdale Christmas Light Display

Friday, November 27, 6 p.m. - Sunday, January 3, 2016, 10 p.m.

One-half acre in size, App. 1/4 million lights. A walking yard tour that includes a small pond, several waterfalls & fountains. An 18-train HO scale railroad, with moving planes and carnival rides. Many animated & lit up figures and inflatables. House covered with lights and window cabinet displays. Bubble machines for the kids. Power sources: Three electrical meters. Takes a team about 3 months to install. Among the top 3 finalists on NBC's Today Show, featured on HGTV's All Out Christmas Special and in PEOPLE Magazine.

Location: 2719 Oakdale Street South, St. Petersburg, FL