By Barbara Ann kelley,

It’s the weekend and you need to let loose and enjoy yourself. Here is our list of 6 best things to do in Tampa Bay for February 11 – 12.

6. Buy a Powerball Ticket
The Powerball jackpot is $350 million. The prices have doubled to play. It will now cost you $2 not $1 for one play. The drawing is late Saturday night.

5. Play A Free Game of Tennis
Tennis is a good way to make new friends, get or stay fit, and have fun with or without kids. Playing Tennis doesn’t have to be expensive. You can always find a cheap racket at the Salvation Army, Goodwill or a garage sale. There are also free pblic Coury everywhere. For more information on playing Tennis in the Tampa Bay go to this link.

4. Make Your own Valentine’s Chocolate
Handmade with love and kisses always is the way to go if you are short on cash. Everyone loves chocolate dipped strawberries and they couldn’t be easier to make. Just melt one cup of semi-sweet morsels with one teaspoon of Crisco in the microwave, occasionally mixing until smooth. Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to chill in the fridge. White chocolate, dark it doesn’t matter. If you can find some cheap candy molds make your own box of chocolates. Now that’s romantic and sexy!

3. See a New Movie
Top 4 Best
Safe House (R) Action/Spy/Thriller: Stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, and Country Star Tim McGraw.
The Woman in Black (PG-13) Horror:  Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Ciaran Hinds
Chronicle (PG-13) Sci-Fi/Thriller:  Stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan
The Vow ( PG-13) Romance: Stars:  Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum

2. Go to a Concert

KansasSaturday, February 11, 2012 8 p.m. at The Straz Center in Tampa   

The Local Revolt Music Series 10 of Tampa Bays best bands play Saturday, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. Pinellas Park Tickets: $25 the day of the show. Rock/Alturnative/Metal

Lynyrd Skynyrd –  Busch Gardens Sun Feb 12 – 5pm. Park admission includes concert. Food and BBQ is additional. This concert is part of their Bands, Brew & BBQ yearly concert series.

1. Stuff Your Face and Ride Rides At The Fair
This will be the first weekend for the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Bigger and better with more crazy new foods on a stick than you can believe. Try the Mac and Cheese Burger and the Deep Fried Kool Aid! Go to the link above for prices, directions and special armband days.