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GoGo Schoolers (A field trip group for Tampa, FL Homeschoolers)-

Florida Unschoolers Network (FUN) –

Tampa Bay Unschoolers United

Unschoolers of Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Secular Homeschool Families



Hillsborough County Public Library

Monthly Events


Free admission to Glazer Museum from 2:00-7:00 pm on the First Tuesday of Every month.

Children’s Board Free Tuesday



Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops
For kids ages 5 – 12


Home Depot Kids Workshop

Build. Learn. Create.

Kids Ages 5 – 12

First Saturday of each month.

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Classes & The Knack for Kids programs.




Museum of Science & Industry

SCIENCE Homeschool Programs




After School Workshops ● Home School Classes ● Birthday Parties ● Tech Camps 13208 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569 (813) 684-7329


Class Source: Equip….Edify…..Educate

“Class-Source is an impressive “a la carte” variety of course offerings for the homeschooler!


15602 Pioneer Museum Road

Dade City, FL 33523

(352) 567-0262

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Interactive Tours

Feed the animals: Black Angus Cows, Goats, Sheep, Chickens, Donkey

Play Old-Fashioned Games

Hay Rides

Contact: Don Preiser at for reservations or to book a field trip

$5 donation per person



It’s Time for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015!

Gulf Coast Makers is a creative community for entrepreneurial and creative DIYers. This is a place where everyone can join together to share resources, information, events and more!

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, is our 4th Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! Click the image at left to download a copy of our 2015 program and start planning how to Make you Day at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015!

Date: April 18, 2015
Times: 9am to 6pm
Location: Florida Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US-301, Tampa, FL 33610
Costs: $12 per person, ages 13 and up. $10 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are always free! Fairgrounds parking is $6/vehicle.


Saturday August 23rd 1:00pm Shotgun Start (Registration & Lunch 11:30-12:45)

To Enlarge and Print: Please click here: Real Life…Because Troy Should Be Golfing..

Please join us for an afternoon of golf, food and fun! Proceeds to benefit Real Life, Inc. where Real Learning is Found Everywhere a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families who are exploring alternative and supplemental learning opportunities in the Tampa Bay area. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention and support for suicide survivors who have suffered a loss of a loved one …

Because Troy Should Be GolfingGolf Tournament Troy 2014

“The same evening that I met with Cliff at Wentworth to plan our Real Life, Inc. annual golfing fundraiser, my nephew Troy did not return home…”

Earlier, this same afternoon, Troy was supposed to meet his loving mom, Andrea, for lunch and he did not show up. This was not like Troy and his no-show sent off red flags. That evening, our whole extended family and Troy’s friends congregated and tried countlessly to reach him throughout the night, into the early morning, and ultimately the following day. We phoned hospitals… Worrisome, Andrea cried out to as many people as possible.  Jim, Troy’s step-dad, flew home early from a business trip on the quickest flight that he could catch. Papa tried to sleep with his eyes opened while lying on the sofa facing the driveway waiting to see headlights drive in. We all called, texted, emailed, drove around and even tried to find Troy through the GPS on his phone. Little did we know that our worst nightmare would unfortunately become reality.

There is nothing more terrifying than the death of a child. Even more disturbing is when that child was in his prime and has taken his own young adult life. As a parent and grandparent, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than having raised your children and helping with grand children, putting your own cares aside in favor of theirs. And just when you think they are well on their way, set to begin their adult life armed with all the love, support, values, and wisdom you could possibly endow someone with – ‘in an instant…can be ripped from our hearts’. Before they have even started, their life is over. If I think about it even just a little, the air is siphoned from my body and I go numb. I cannot even for a second, imagine how my sister is feeling.

The pain of losing a child is something that no one should endure alone. Tributes have already flooded in from friends, family, and colleagues. We truly appreciate all of the support. Memories of Troy and his legacy are all that we have left of him. Troy’s life was cut far too short and through love we can keep him alive in our hearts forever.

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. ~Mitch Albom

Troy was an avid golfer and I would like to pay a special tribute to celebrate Troy’s Life.

With tears in our eyes, we thank you!

…Because Troy Should Be Golfing…

Be kind, for everyone you meet may be fighting a hard battle.

…Because Troy Should Be Golfing…

Treat yourself with the same kind of love, respect, and kindness that you would offer to a friend, and listen to yourself.

…Because Troy Should Be Golfing…

It will be the little things… that you remember, and especially; the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard at this moment, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push the pain away and bring the smiles back again.

…Because Troy Should Be Golfing…

Troy is no longer by our side,
But there’s no need to weep;
He has left sweet memories
that he is hoping you will keep.
Eternal joy and memories
stay in our hearts forever,
strengthening our special connection
that parting cannot sever.
And if times of loneliness
bring sorrow and dismay,
don’t despair, for Troy is there….
Just a recollection away

I love you my sweet Nephew~ T-Roy,      Auntie “Yiz”     XxOo

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PAST EVENTS ______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ MAY 24, 2014 9am – 12pm Real Life, Inc presents Rebecca Thompson, M.S., MFT Founder and Executive Director of The Consciously Parenting Project Rebecca Thompson Head Shot (1) Decoding Your Child’s Behavior Have you ever wished that you had a decoder ring to understand your child’s behavior? You know, something much like the instruction book specifically for your child that didn’t seem to come with them at birth? Learn to crack the code through a unique blending of practical neuroscience and simple strategies for creating more peace and harmony in your home starting today. Join us for this incredible opportunity at The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg 719 Arlington Avenue N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Limited seats available ~ Tickets $10 per person, $15 per parenting couple. Purchase tickets online Proceeds benefit Real Life, Inc. where real learning is found everywhere.Thank you to The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg  for generously donating the space.  We will also be collecting a love donation to give to the church. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dunedin House of Beer – Beerfest in the Park: March 8th Noon-10pm at Edgewater Park DunedinHOB The Dunedin House of Beer will be hosting its 4th Annual Beerfest in Dunedin at Edgewater Park on March 8th as a part of Tampa Bay Craft Beer Week. This fun event will help benefit Real Life, Inc. ( and Dunedin Doggie Rescue (; two non-profits supporting the community. If you have a business you would like to promote while also supporting a couple of great charities, please contact any of the Real Life, Inc. board members Kim Koppisch Polce, Sandi Lefebvre, Susan FreetobeMe, Elizabeth Mahaney, Marvin Scaff or Holly Hogan Gall. Click on the links below for The Vendor Application and Sponsorship and Vending Information. or email You can also help by attending this fun event for great beer and a fun day with friends. Please also share this event with all of your friends. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please click on the link below for vending and sponsorship details. Thank you for your support!