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Runners celebrate the season in Speedos

Runners celebrate the season in Speedos

Gulfport, FL - The streets of Historic Downtown Gulfport will host more than just the monthly Third Saturday Art Walk this Saturday, Dec. 18. The Santa Speedo Run will also add to the festivities, bringing hundreds of brave runners together to raise money for AIDS research through a 1-mile race starting in Clymer Park at 4:00 p.m. and ending at The Gulfport Recreation Center.

As for attire, a Speedo-like bathing suit is strongly encouraged, while thongs are strongly discouraged. Holiday colors are preferred. You will also need sneakers, and Santa beards and other holiday accessories are welcome. Runners should bring a copy of their registration email and a pledge sheet with any donations collected offline.

The goal of the event is to participate in a fun and unique charity event aimed at raising money for AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. and the Brighter Seasons for Children program.

Start your Saturday with Santa

Start your Saturday with Santa

Seminole, FL - Normally Santa only has time for some quick milk and cookies on the go, but he's making an exception for Seminole residents during Breakfast with Santa Saturday. The annual event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The City of Seminole's Recreation Department and Seminole Recreation teen board are co-sponsoring the shindig, which will be held at the Seminole Recreation Center.Tickets cost $5 per person and the deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 16.

Christmas Extravaganza at CCSA

Christmas Extravaganza at CCSA

Pinellas Park, FL - The Classical Christian School for the Arts (CCSA) will be hosting its Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, December 17th.

The show will include instrument and voice music including traditional Christmas and Classical selections from amateur and professional artists featuring dance and hundreds of costumes. Show starts at 7 p.m. in the CCSA's Performing Arts Center located at 4951 78th Ave. N.

General admission is $10, Seniors and Children $5.

For more information call 727-547-6820 or visit http://www.ccsa.us/.

Fire Rescue Santa ride continues to roll through Palm Harbor

Fire Rescue Santa ride continues to roll through Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor, FL - Today is the last day of Santa's weeklong tour through town to visit the community firemen, so mark your calendars for a holiday visit from Santa, Sparky, and the Palm Harbor Firefighters.
 
The Annual Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Santa ride spreads holiday cheer as firefighters drive an antique fire truck throughout the streets of Palm Harbor, Ozona, and Crystal Beach extending holiday music, festive lights, and of course waves and shouts from Santa Claus himself!

"Plant 1,000 Trees" campaign comes to Dunedin this weekend

"Plant 1,000 Trees" campaign comes to Dunedin this weekend

Dunedin, FL - A local Endodontist brings his "Plant 1000 Trees Before You Die" campaign to Dunedin giving citizens a chance to join the cause.

Dr. Garland Forbes has distributed over 13,000 trees over the past four years throughout Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, and Polk counties. This year, he has ordered 3,000 trees for distribution bringing his total to 16,000 trees in five years.

After a successful distribution last year in Dunedin, Dr. Forbes will be back for the Green Market at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin on Friday, December 18 to hand out trees for people to plant.

Don CeSar hosts annual gingerbread-making event

Don CeSar hosts annual gingerbread-making event

Saint Pete Beach, FL - Iconic local hotel and resort, The Don Cesar, is set to host the 16th Annual Create Your Own Gingerbread House event this Thursday morning, Dec. 16.

The American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter has been hosting these events for 16 years and every year is more fun and more successful than the last.

30 tons of snow to fall on Safety Harbor's Snow Fest

30 tons of snow to fall on Safety Harbor's Snow Fest

Safety Harbor, FL - Safety Harbor's annual Snow Fest event is set to bring a winter wonderland to the Bay area this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Elena Tresh Foundation, which supports children with terminal illnesses and their families, will be dropping over 30 tons of snow on the Safety Harbor Baseball Complex on 7th Street.

Kids can visit with Santa and receive a toy, take a turn down the giant snowslide, or enjoy the carnival games and bounce houses. Local entertainer Suite Caroline will be performing, along with Bet Me I'm Lying and Orange Krush. Hot chocolate, cookies, and other refreshments will be provided.

A $1 donation includes admission and one slide down the snow.