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While you still have to head to Washington D.C. to check out all of the Smithsonian museums, one of their exhibits is currently in Dade City. It's all about sports and the impact they have on society.

From little leagues to school teams to the pros, it's all commemorated in “Hometown Teams." 

With all the different sports teams represented from all across the county, it's fun to try and see if there are sections featuring your team.

The exhibit will be in Dade City at the Pioneer Florida Museum until April 28. The museum is also having several special events during the exhibit. To learn more or plan your visit, just visit their website.


The ‘Harry Potter’ concert series returns to the Straz Center with “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

The Florida Orchestra will perform the Oscar nominated score composed by John Williams.

The music will accompany the third film in the franchise, which finds Harry, Ron and Hermione learning the truth about escaped prisoner Sirius Black.  

Tickets for the Straz Center shows cost between $58.75-$98.75 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

For more information call 813-229-STAR (7827) or visit www.StrazCenter.org.

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