VM Ybor Neighborhood 5th Annual Historic Home Tour

Image courtesy Preservation Resource, Inc.
Image courtesy Preservation Resource, Inc.

Mark your calendars!  The 5th Annual VM Ybor Home Tour will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 12noon – 4pm. This “not so typical” home tour features the eclectic, diverse and historic V.M. Ybor community.  The tour features 8 beautiful residences and will be sure to please local Tampa locals, historians, and visitors alike.  While many homes have been restored or remodeled, they all still contain original elements that characterize our unique community.   Advanced Tickets are NOW available online (a $2 savings / ticket). Buy tickets at: http://www.vmybor.org/committees-events/annual-home-tour

OLLI Course: MacDill Air Force Base at the Tampa Bay History Center

Home to two of our nation’s most important unified commands, SOCOM & CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base has played an important role in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Learn about MacDill’s history, mission and activities, as well and its economic and geopolitical influences. $30 (3 sessions)

When:  Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Tampa Bay History Center Classroom
Cost:    $30 (3 sessions)
Register: Contact USF-0LLI at 813-974-2403 or www.conted.usf.edu/seniors
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Sangria & Stories: Treasured Maps at the Tampa Bay History Center

Sip some sangria and participate in a lively gallery discussion with Tom Touchton, a map collector and Tampa Bay History Center founding board chairman. More than 100 of Mr. Touchton’s maps are on display in Charting the Land of Flowers, our one-of-a-kind exhibition of Florida maps. Touchton will share stories about his personal favorites during this up-close gallery talk.

 $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Fee includes one glass of sangria and free garage parking. Seating is limited to 25; reservations are required. Call (813) 228-0097 to register or see http://www.tampabayhistorycenter.org/calendar.html for more info.

Preservation Roundtable – October 2013

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, October 2nd at 9:00 AM in the conference room of the TPI/Ybor Museum Society office – 2009 N. Angel Oliva Sr. St. (18th Street N) – corner of Palm Avenue and 18th Street.

Don’t miss Tampa Theatre’s Wine Fest!

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Come support the Tampa Theatre at their 12th annual movie themed wine festival featuring food from Tampa Bay’s finest independent restaurants.

Tickets available NOW at www.tampatheatrewinefest.org

Friday, September 20 – WINE PAIRING at Tampa Theatre

7:00-10:00pm – Tickets $195
Restaurant – Mise en Place
Winery – Augustan Wine Imports

Saturday, September 21 – WINE SEMINAR 
4:30-7:00pm – Sold Out
Winery – Carte Blanche Wines

Saturday, September 21 – WINE TASTING at Tampa Theatre
7:00-8:00pm Premium – Tickets $85 (includes Grand Tasting)
8:00-10:00pm Grand – Tickets $50

Restaurants – Anise Global Gastrobar, AQUA, Bavaro’s, Bern’s Steak House, Catrina’s Cocina y Galeria, Donatello, Ella’s Folk Art Cafe, Sweet Tweets Cakery, and Viktoria Richards Chocolates.

Wineries – Buried Cane Wines, Cadaretta Winery, Clayhouse Wines, Coopers Hawk Winery, Gran Pasion Sparkling Wines, Lobetia Organic Vineyards, Longboard Vineyards, Rutherford Wine Company and more!

Sunday, September 22 – WINE BRUNCH at Tampa Theatre
11:30am-1:30pm – Tickets $40

Brunch Restaurants: Cafe Hey, Catrina’s Cocina y Galeria, La Segunda Central Bakery, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Michael’s Grill, Pane Rustica, and Victory Coffee.

Brunch Wineries: Auspicion Vineyards, Due Torri Winery, Gran Pasion Sparkling Wines, Lobetia Organic Vineyards, Julia James Winery, Savida Sangria Winery, Villa Rosa Winery and more!

Help Save Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl

As many of you have seen in the local Tampa media, Tampa’s historic Bro Bowl, an original 1970’s skateboard park located in downtown Tampa, is being threatened by urban redevelopment.

There will be a Public Meeting about the Bro Bowl’s fate today from 6:30-8:00 in the Greather Bethal Missionary Baptist Church at 1207 N Jefferson Street, Tampa, FL 33602.  Please come and help support the historic preservation of the Bro Bowl. Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl is not only important to skateboarders, it is important to historic preservationists and many young professionals in the Tampa Bay area.

A few facts: The Bro Bowl is 1 of 4 original surviving concrete skate parks from what many consider the golden age of skateboarding in the 1970s. As part of the original Perry Harvey Sr Park (1978), the Bro Bowl is the last remaining historical structure form the park and also from this time period of the Central Avenue district. Besides its historical merit, the Bro Bowl is also culturally and architecturally significant with international fame.

If you cannot attend today, please contact Mayor Bob Buckhorn and let him know you support the Bro Bowl and that it is worth saving!

 

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