Documentaries online

TopDocumentaryFilms.com: Thousands of documentaries on topics that include biographies, crime, economics, environment, history, mystery, nature, philosophy, society, sports, and more DocumentaryHeaven.com: Offers archaeology, business, celebrity, countries, evolution, human rights, lifestyle, music, space, spiritual, and more … [Read more...]

DIY (Do It Yourself) websites

HowCast.com: Covers dance and entertainment, food and drink, love and relationships, arts and crafts, and more HowStuffWorks.com: Topics include science, tech, money, adventure, animals and more Instructables.com: For anyone who likes to make things – electronics, crafts, cooking and more WikiHow.com: How-to instructions in 19 subjects, including cars, family life, home and garden, … [Read more...]

Books online

Gutenberg.org: Choose from free ePub and Kindle eBooks for download or reading online LibriVox.org: Free audiobooks to listen to on computers, iPods or other mobile devices PoemHunter.com: Includes poems, poets, quotations and poetry eBooks   … [Read more...]

Screen-free things to do

Create a scavenger/treasure hunt. Make up your own or use ideas listed below: Indoor scavenger hunt. Make a list of what your kids can search for throughout the house, such as: A toy with wheels, a book with the first letter of your name in the title; a pair of matching socks; four things that are green; something very soft; a toy smaller than your hand; something round; a book with numbers in … [Read more...]

Free online activities

ABCya.com: Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games. AYearOfManyFirsts.blogspot.com: Get educational ideas. EntertainKidsOnADime.com: Sign up to read the blog for a list of 100 activities to do at home with kids. FromABCsToACTs.com: Offers links to educational websites for kids, including Make Me Genius, The Magic School Bus, Cool Math, The KIDZ Page, NGAkids Art Zone, BBC … [Read more...]

Brick fundraiser

Commemorative bricks are being sold to help benefit restorations and repairs for the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41. The bricks are laid out around the flag pole at this historical landmark.The price per brick (4 inches by 8 inches) is $60, and will include three lines of engraving (13 characters per line).To purchase a brick online, visit bit.ly/OLSbricks.For information, call Stephanie Ensor at … [Read more...]

Recycled art exhibit

The Florida Aquarium will present “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” now through the end of August. This is the first time the Reef at Risk exhibit will be displayed in Florida, with the artwork designed to fit specific upstairs areas in The Florida Aquarium. The exhibit educates about the negative, devastating effects of plastic pollution, and aims to spark positive changes in consumer … [Read more...]

Free tax prep help

The Hillsborough County Extension Service is scheduling appointments for residents who need help in preparing their federal income tax returns. The free service is aimed at individuals and families whose adjusted gross income is less then $69,000. Appointments are available on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 7 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays through … [Read more...]

Modern Women exhibit

The Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa, will present “Modern Women: Modern Vision I Works,” from the Bank of America Collection, on view from Feb. 20 through May 24. The exhibit highlights the achievements of women photographers and features more than 100 photographic images from leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. For information, call (813) 274-8130. … [Read more...]