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Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Literacy Month with special events at state parks statewide. The month will be celebrated in conjunction with International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 and National Library Card Signup Month.

Hillsborough Animal Services offers cats and kittens for just $20!

Hillsborough Animal Services offers cats and kittens for just $20!

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Labor not this holiday weekend, but do stop into Hillsborough County Animal Services to take advantage of their "End of Summer Chill" special.

According to an Animal Services ad, Labor Day marks the traditional and unofficial end of summer, so they're is offering a "way-cool special": all cats and kittens adoptions are just $20, with spaying/neutering, vaccinations, license, and micro-chip all included!

Hernando County Animal Services offers summer sales on dogs and cats!

Hernando County Animal Services offers summer sales on dogs and cats!

Hernando County, Florida--Hernando County Animal Services is offering amazing savings on pet adoptions for the remainder of the summer. 

According to their website, their "cool cats" summer sale offers locals $10 off the pet adoption fee. Call a kitten yours for just $30, or adopt an adult for just $10!

They're also offering a "Dog Days of Summer" deal that gives locals $25 off of the pet adoption fee, while some pups are even free! 

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

It seems like just  yesterday we were celebrating school's end and summer's start, but time has flown and the first day of the '13-'14 fall semester is not far off!

Here is a list of start dates for the majority of schools in 10 Tampa Bay area counties:

Destination Downtown Sebring set for August 9

Destination Downtown Sebring set for August 9

Sebring, Florida-- The next Destination Downtown Sebring event is set to take place on Friday, August 9.

Here's what locals can look forward to!

Mark your calendars for this monthly Second Friday event where you can enjoy strolling historic Downtown Sebring's eclectic mix of Art Galleries, boutiques, and vintage stores. Most months feature live music. Opening Reception at Yellow House Galley for Highlands Art League's visitng Artist-of-the-Month. Go to THIS MONTH page for the planned events of each Destination Event. Free and open to the public.

Weeki Wachee Mermaids are signing their 2013-2014 calendar

Weeki Wachee Mermaids are signing their 2013-2014 calendar

Weeki Wachee, Florida -- The 2013-2-14 Weeki Wachee Mermaid calendar goes on sale Saturday, July 20, and fans can get theirs signed at the park the same day.

Preeschool Palooza Children's Concert

Preeschool Palooza Children's Concert

Pasco County, Florida -- The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. will be hosting Preschool Palooza children’s concert!

Tommy Girvin aka “Mr. Tommy” has been known for his talented guitar work with his 25+ year history as lead guitarist for, the Eddie Money Band. Many do not know that Mr. Tommy also enjoys sharing his love of music with children.