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Things to Do Planner: Sugar Sand Festival, Easter egg hunts, Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium

TRUE GRIT: Sugar Sand Festival

Running over two weekends, the Clearwater Beach Sugar Sand Festival returns with seven master sculptors who will create their own artistic piece around this year's "FantaSea," theme. Expect lots of fanciful ocean images carved with ordinary tools. You can see the sand sculptors in action and not worry if it rains because it's all contained in a 21,000-square-foot tent. Free entertainment includes concerts from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, street performers roaming the area, free sand sculpting classes at 1 p.m. every day and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Watch the pros compete in a Speed Sand Demonstration at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult and senior tickets include a complimentary photo. $10, $8 ages 55 and older, $6 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free, at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily from Friday through April 23. Skip the line by buying tickets in advance at sugarsandfestival.com.

MEDIUM WELL: Theresa Caputo Live

The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts' Morsani Hall will be filled with fans of Theresa Caputo, star of TLC's Long Island Medium, who will let the spirits guide her through the audience. Skeptics say she's a master of the skill of "cold reading," picking up enough information to convince you she knows specific things about you. But her fans are true believers and know Caputo is an engaging performer, with likeable sass and charisma. Her show has run for six seasons, and Caputo makes frequent appearances on talk shows, including Today and Ellen. She has written two bestselling books and tours the country playing to packed houses. She promises an uplifting, emotional experience, one in which some will find peace and encouragement through messages from the departed. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $43.25-$93.25. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

EASTER: Fun egg hunts

Sunday is Easter, and this year brings loads of spring celebrations and egg hunts (Page 7). Some of the more creative egg hunts this year include the Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at Lifepoint Church, 8702 Hunters Lake Drive, Tampa. Bring a basket and search for more than 3,000 glowing eggs before enjoying free food and inflatables. 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Or take the kids to an Underwater Egg Hunt. They'll find hundreds of colorful eggs on the bottom of Largo's Southwest Recreation Complex Pool. It's for 6 and younger from noon-2 p.m. Friday. $6, $3 members. 13120 Vonn Road. On Saturday, they'll be diving for eggs in the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center pool. Stay to play afterward at the Spring Festival with food and children's activities. $4 for the egg hunt, but the festival is free. 10 a.m.-noon. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For more Easter events see tampabay.com/holiday.

Things to Do Planner: Sugar Sand Festival, Easter egg hunts, Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium 04/12/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:54am]
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