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The Secret World of Bats captures the fascinating nocturnal habits of bats in slow-motion photography — Planet Earth-style. Take a stroll across the preserve in search of bats and other nighttime creatures after the film. 7-8:30 p.m. Weds., July 1, Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, free, 727-453-6800,

SPECIAL (St. Petersburg's Exciting Community of Independents And Locals), a new organization designed to support local business, hosts Carla Jimenez, a founding member of the Tampa Independent Business Alliance. She speaks out about the importance of independent businesses to a vibrant and dynamic community and how to make sure our hard-earned dollars stay in St. Pete. 6 p.m. Weds., July 1, Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, free.


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