Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival last year was fun and different. Hey, have you ever been to the Chalk Art Festival? Well, you missed it last year but think about going this year. We will be going to this year’s Chalk Art Festival too. It starts October 19 and runs through October 20 starting at 9am each day. 

We went last year to the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival. It’s always a great day to visit Clearwater Beach anyway and this would be an added bonus. For info on future events, check out the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce site. The event is free but parking can cost depending on where you park. The Pier lot was $2/hour. For best parking choices, get there early.

Clearwater Beach is one of the best beaches in our area; in fact in Florida and Pier 60 is known far and wide.  It is clean and beautiful and has restaurants and boating adventures. The waterfront views are spectacular. We lived in Clearwater a few years back and loved taking our son to the beach there. 

How do you get to Clearwater Beach? Take Route 60 West, follow that across the Causeway.

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival


These were taken in 2017.

It was a hot day, we got there at 9 am to stay as cool as we could for as long as we could. Even so, by the time we wandered through and went to visit the Opal Sands Resort (opened last year and just gorgeous), it was getting very warm. The first hotel in the video is the Hyatt Regency Clearwater – also gorgeous. 

The Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival included vendors of all types of merchandise, jewelry included, and great music.  The shops along the walk were open and the restaurants too. And it was interesting watching the artists apply their magic to the sidewalk. You can vote in the Peoples Choice Award. 

This family friendly festival also includes a kid’s zone, arts and crafts vendors, live music, and all out in the beautiful weather at one of America’s Best Beaches!

Be sure to pop in to the Hyatt Regency and Opal Sands Resort to see how beautiful they are. Or if you from out-of-town, maybe you could stay at one of them.  Even if you’re not, take a peek at the Opal Sands website.

A great place to eat is Spinners Revolving Bistro on St. Pete Beach.  A 360º view.

You might like to read about Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival.

You also might like the Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

See you next year at the Clearwater Beach  Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival!

If you need a professional pet sitter while you are enjoying all these events, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We are insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

Join us at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. We meet at Varsity Club Trinity on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Click the Trinity Pets Yappy Hour link for updates and info.

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Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival


Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor

Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor. The 11th Annual Drive Away Breast Cancer Car Show is Sunday, May 5, 2019. In historic Safety Harbor. 8am-5pm. 100% of proceeds will benefit USF Breast Health.

Registration of cars is 8am-10am. The show starts at 10am to 5pm. The fee is $20 pre-show; $25 the day of the show.  There will be music and entertainment all day, prizes and giveaways and a 50/50 drawing. see websites below. The show has sold out for the last two years, so try to register ahead.

Car Show For Cancer - Safety Harbor

Here’s smiling at you. At Chasco Car Show 2019

Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor

You’ll enjoy music and entertainment, food, raffles, giveaways, fun stuff all day long. The car show is open to the public from 10 am till 5 pm. 

And you will love the shops, restaurants, and the  atmosphere of downtown Safety Harbor. The show is on Main Street right in the heart of downtown.

The show benefits breast cancer research. You can visit their site here for more info.

You can find a map here.

This is always a great show for a great cause. Be sure to dress for hot weather, use sunscreen, wear a hat if you need it and sunglasses. Sunglasses are important to me as a survivor of Ocular Melanoma. We go to this show every year and always enjoy it. We meet friends who are classic car lovers wandering around and drooling. 

You can go to our Facebook page Classic Car Shows to read more about the many car shows in our area. You may have to scroll down 3 or 4 posts; there’s always lots of car shows!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, start your search here. For sellers it’s a great way to see what’s happening in your neighbor hood before you decide to sell.

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Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk is Saturday, May 11, 2019  from 4 pm to 8 pm on the Sponge Docks and 4 pm to 9 pm downtown. What could be better than a stroll through downtown and/or the Sponge Docks with a glass of wine.

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk


Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Wine Walk starts at Wine On The Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd. Or at One Amazing Find, 106 E. Tarpon Ave (Next to Mere’s parking lot). 

Tickets are $20.00 advance; $25 on day of event (if available). Tickets include:

  • 25 Wine Tastings
  • Souvenir Wine Glass
  • Appetizers
  • A shuttle Sponge Docks – downtown
  • Dozens of Locations to enjoy.

You can purchase tickets at Wine on the Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd; One Amazing Find, 106 E. Tarpon Avenue, or their website here

Future Wine Walks are  July 20th, Sept 21st, Nov 30th.

For further information, you can call 727-543-1593.

You all know where to find Dodecanese Blvd., right?

It’s off Alternate 19 in the heart of Tarpon Springs; downtown is just a shuttle ride away. Probably more parking available downtown but we always like to take our chances on the Sponge Docks area. Funny thing is, we always find a spot. There is a FREE shuttle that will move you around town during the event (between Downtown and The Sponge Docks).

This information brought to you by me, Toni Weidman of Sailwinds Realty.  Please call the number above or go to their website if you have questions. 

Check out Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs.

And  The Sponge Docks

If you need a Professional Petsitter while you walk the Wine Walk, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Insured pet sitters. 


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Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is happening on Clearwater Beach from April 12 to April 28, 2019.

What is Sugar Sand? Click here to find out.

World-class sculptors will be creating lovely sand sculptures from Clearwater’s gorgeous sugar sand. This year’s theme, Sugar Sand FantaSea, a Magical Adventure Above and Below the Sea, takes visitors on a magical journey through the sea. 

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FLPhoto courtesy of Visit Clearwater

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

There’s lots of entertainment and things to do: 

  • Beach Concerts.
  • Buskers (aka street performers) is live entertainment unlike any other. A street show draws its substance from its audience and incorporate their acts around the actions of those watching. 
  • Fireworks start at 9pm 4/13, 4/20, & 4/27.
  • College Cornhole Tournament.4/13 10 am.
  • The Sugar Sand Cornhole Tournament.
  • Sand Sculpting Classes are weekdays 2pm. Saturdays at 11 am., 2 pm.
  • Speed Sand Demos: the pros compete while you enjoy this interactive show. Saturday & Sunday @ 4:00.
  • Kids & parents can relax under an umbrella in the Giant Sandbox. Kids can play on Sugar Sand mounds daily.
  • The Master Sand Sculpting Competition takes place inside the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. Seven master sand sculptors will create their own piece, in addition to the main sculptures. 
  • Every adult or senior Sugar Sand Sculpture ticket includes a free photo. Check out CCM’s Photo Stop outside the exhibit for photos of the fun.
  • Movies on the Beach begin at dusk on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Popcorn and concessions available. Free.
  • Artisans and Crafters will be there to show their handmade wares.
  • The VIP Lounge is available for an extra luxury experience.

To view any of these; click the activities page here.

What does the Sugar Sand Festival cost?

General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 per guest, $8 for children 4-10 years old and free for children 3 and under. This year discounted general admission tickets will only be offered on-site.  Present a valid ID/proper identification to receive a discount for the following categories:  AAA Members, Seniors (60 & up), Active & Retired Military Personnel, Police, Fire & Educators.( $8). Check out more details about the VIP and other tickets here. 

Not allowed: pets except Service Pets; tents, canopies or umbrellas; knives or weapons; glass containers or bottles; grills or hibachis.

Have a wonderful time and don’t forget the sunscreen and  those sunglasses.  

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John Chesnut Cruise In The Park

John Chesnut Cruise In The Park is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Another great car show and John Chesnut Sr. Park is a delightful place to have it. We, of course, go every year and meet our AACA Car Club friends.

Where is John Chesnut Park? 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL. (It’s where our car club usually holds its annual picnics on Lake Tarpon). The views are spectacular. This post updated 3/2018.

Car Show At Shops At Wiregrass

John Chesnut Cruise In The Park

The show is open to Classic and Custom Cars and Trucks.

The registration price, if you register prior to April 24, is $15.00.. When Is It? April 27, 2019 Registration is $20 day of show. Registration starts at 9 am to 11 am. Show hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Over 60 trophies to be awarded and the show will go on rain or shine. Spectator admission is free. Lots of trees will give shade but be sure to wear sunscreen, and a hat or visor, and sunglasses.  And drink lots of water.

This is a family fun show run by Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise to help local charities.  


For a printable flyer; click here John Chesnut Park Car Show

And, you can go to the event page:  East Lake Rotary Sunrise here.

A DJ and entertainment, a bounce house, YMCA Healthy Kids Day Activities, and lots more will be part of the fun. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Kids will enjoy the many fun things to do and so will you. 

John Chesnut Sr. Park

John Chesnut Sr. Park (aka Brooker Creek) is really one of the prettiest parks in the area. If you head over to the boat ramp area, there’s a tower you can climb and look over a huge part of Lake Tarpon. Bring your cameras. And parking is free at Pinellas County Parks.

The pictures above are taken from a wooden walkway that takes you along the edge of the lake and there are always interesting things to see. We’ve walked there  with Herons or Egrets standing on the walkway handrails just watching us stroll by. Gators swim by in the water.

Finally, I hope to see you there. I’ll be wearing the hat.  🙂 

Do you need a Professional Pet Sitter when you go on a pet-less vacation? Or when you work those extra shifts? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518.

Or come to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club. You can bring your dogs and help a local Rescue at the same time. We feature a different rescue each month. 

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Classic Cars and A Skeleton at Wiregrass

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Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL is Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Orange Lake in downtown New Port Richey. Registration is from 8 am to 12 noon. Show runs to 2 pm. This is the 19th Annual Chasco Car, Truck & Bike Show.

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FLPhoto at past Chasco Car Show by Toni

Hosted by the Gulf Side Corvette Club, vehicle pre-registration is $20.00, Day of show registration is $25.00; Bike pre-registration and day of show is $15.00. To pre-register go to Gulf Side Corvette Club’s website here. Dash plaques to first 120 registrants. For more info contact:
Patrick Martucci: (727) 236-0959,  Bruce Besack: (727) 372-7482

Trophies to be given total 125. 
60 Specialty Car and Truck.
24 Specialty Motorcycle
40 Top Car and Truck
Best of Show (overall) – 5ft. Trophy

According to the folks running the show, musical entertainment is planned; and lots of amazing door prizes, and 50/50 drawings. A portion of the proceeds will go to help local charities.

2018 beneficiaries were: Guardian ad Litem, Pasco Kids First, Families of Domestic Violence, Boldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home, 

If you’re a car lover, this is always a great show. 300 cars, trucks, bikes are expected and 3-4,000 vehicle lovers will be wandering around looking at them all.

To view/print their informational flyer, click chasco car.

Be sure to bring lots of water to drink -it’s thirsty work looking at those beauties! Wear sunscreen, a hat if you have one and those really cool sunglasses. 
Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

See you there, say hello.

If you have questions about the car show, be sure to contact the organizers. Brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty.

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Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey is a fun, doggy event being held at  Robert K. Rees Memorial Park (AKA Green Key Beach for us long time residents). 4835 Green Key Road, New Port Richey 34652.

Bark At The Beach - New Port Richey*Photo Courtesy of Pasco Parks and Recreation

Bark On The Beach is set for the following dates in 2018-2019

-Saturday, November 10, 2018
~Saturday, December 8, 2018
~Saturday, January 12, 2019
~Saturday, February 9, 2019

Be sure to provide proof of current vaccination records to this FREE event. Toys are welcomed!

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey

Pasco County Parks and Recreation host this Saturday event, Dec 09, from 8 am to 11 am. A reminder: Be sure to bring current proof of vaccinations with you to this free event. You can reach their website here.

And check their Facebook page here.  Or their phone is: 727-942-7439.

You can reach Green Key Road off US 19. just north of Main St., Head West. There no longer is a $2.00 parking fee there.

You can click here for a map of the area. 

Bark On The Beach - New Port RicheyFrom Pasco Parks and Recreation: “The Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Department currently manages 35 parks providing a variety of recreational opportunities for the residents of Pasco County; from wilderness camping to programmed sports.

Parks, facilities and programs help drive the economy and provide for individual and community health by offering opportunities for physical activity, social gathering, mental rejuvenation and personal development. Parks also provide natural and wild areas which allow visitors to enjoy and explore Florida’s environment.” 

*Goldie photo from Pinterest.

What About The Weather

Saturday will be a great day to get out and give your pooch some exercise to work off the stress of Halloween. (See How To Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween).

This info about Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey is courtesy of New Port Richey Parks & Recreation.

Come to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour and bring your best friend. We love Animal Rescues and pets.

If you need a pet sitter; call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. at 727-359-9516. 

Read info about River Crossing in New Port Richey.

Hope to see you at one or maybe two events.
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Timber Greens Community Garage Sale

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale  Is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.  This is a highly anticipated Timber Greens event and cars will be lined up outside the community.  

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale Info.

Timber Greens Community Garage SaleTimber Greens Country Club is located in New Port Richey, FL. The entrance is on the north side of River Crossing Blvd. between Little Road and Starkey Blvd. 

Timber Greens is a 55 plus golfing community that is gated and has guards, please follow the guards’ directions on your way into the sale. There will also be golfers coming in so let them play through.

At Timber Greens Community Garage Sale the food court will feature Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Soda along with PAR-T-Cake the Clown. 

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale

Is always lots of fun and who knows what treasures await you there.

Trinity Pet SittersIf you need a pet sitter while you’re out doing the garage/community sales circuit, call Trinity Pet Sitters at 727-359-9518. Visit the Trinity Pets Yappy Hour here.

You might like to see some of our Timber Greens  wildlife here.

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information. Check out the website here.

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Sundance Central Railroad Trains

Sundance Central Railroad Trains- Now in Odessa-FL for all who love model trains.

The center at Sundance Central Railroad Trains will be open to the public. Located at 2645 Success Dr, Odessa, FL. and all you model railroad lovers now have something really special to see every third Saturday September through May. Be sure to take a camera with you; this is a fun place to take pictures/videos.  Visit their website here.

They charge $9 for adults and kids under 12 are free. 


Sundance Central RailRoad

Sundance Central Railroad Trains

To explain a little history about the Sundance Central Railroad

  • This railroad is built in Fn3 scale which is 1:20.3 or about twice the size of a Lionel O scale train.
  • The layout is a modular design which allows us to dissemble it and ship it.  It has been to many national Narrow Gauge
  • conventions from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon and has won many of the top modeling awards in the country.
  • The layout has been an on-going collaboration of 7 guys for almost a decade.
  • The set up of the Sundance Central Railroad takes about 15 hours and take down is about 5 hours.
  • The track is aluminum and was all hand laid and hand spiked.
  • Frank Palmer, Richard Schmitt, Dave Revelia, Keith Wolfe, Dale MacKeown and Jim Hopes comprise this talented group of modelers, builders and dreamers.

Finally,to see more information about the Sundance Central Railroad go to their website above.

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by  Toni Weidman and Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. Please contact the event organizers for further information.

Going on vacation? Home for the holidays? Work long hours? Do your pets need an extra walk, extra feeding or extra loving during the day? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC  727-359-9517. We are insured/bonded. And we sponsor and host Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. Check it out here.

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Pumpkin Patch – Trunk And Treat – Trinity FL

Pumpkin Patch – Trunk And Treat – Trinity FL has a wonderful Pumpkin Patch where you can search for that perfect companion pumpkin. Pumpkin Patch will be open from 10/8/18 to 10/27/18.

Updated hours for 2018: M-F 2pm-8pm; Sat. 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-8pm. 

Pumpkin Patch – Trunk And Treat – Trinity FL

Hope United Methodist Church in Trinity, Florida is at 2200 Little Road, Trinity – south of SR54.  The pumpkin patch is there again this year! You can check out Hope’s schedule here. 

And, for more precise information regarding hours open, check on their Facebook Page here.

umpkin Patch – Trunk And Treat
What is that strange looking one on the bottom left? Looks like it needs a drink of water. (I have since tasted a blue one and they are delicious.)

Trunk and Treat

Trunk and Treat is Sunday, Oct. 28 starts at 1pm.  Wear costumes and there will be candy. Lots of fun for the family. Check the Facebook page here. 

Come visit us at Trinity Yappy Hour Halloween. October 10 is Costume Contest time. The Pasco Sheriff K9 Unit will be there. We will also have a photographer, who for a donation to the K9 Unit, will take a photo of your pet (and children). It’s at Tijuana Flats in Trinity at 6pm. We will meet on the patio.  Looking forward to seeing you there. There will be raffles and a 50/50 too. Be There! 

How about a visit to the May Stringer House in Brooksville? It’s haunted.
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