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Free, guided mountain bike ride at Alafia River State Park

Free, guided mountain bike ride at Alafia River State Park

Lithia, FL -- Time to hit the trails!  A guided mountain bike ride will be held Sunday, November 17th at the Alafia River State Park. The ride is FREE and begins at 9:00am.  Helmets are required. 

Be sure to check the local forecast, because rides may be cancelled due to bad weather.

Check out the Swamp Club website for additional information. Alafia River State Park is located at 14326 County Rd. 39.

Fall Festival at R&R Ranch scheduled for Nov. 2

Fall Festival at R&R Ranch scheduled for Nov. 2

Lithia, FL -- The Fall Festival at R&R Ranch will be November 2nd.  There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, hay rides, pony/donkey drawn carts rides, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony paiting and concessions.  

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the R&R Ranch scholarship fund. 

Cost: $10/child, $2/adults

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

R&R Ranch is located at 9805 Bryant Road in Lithia.

1st annual Safe Kids Fair this Saturday

1st annual Safe Kids Fair this Saturday

Manatee County, Florida -- The Bradenton Police Department, along with other community sponsors, will host the 1st annual Safe Kids Fair on Saturday, October 12.

R&R Ranch Haunted Hayride

R&R Ranch Haunted Hayride

Lithia, FL -- R&R is hosting its first haunted hayride October 19th & 26th. 

You'll travel to the very end of a small country road only to find a small path cut in the woods....Are you brave enough to see where it leads?!  

Rides last 25 to 35 minutes and are said to be quite scary! The rides will run between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on the above dates. 

There is an $8 charge per rider.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

R&R Ranch is located at 9805 Bryant Road in Lithia.

Grand Opening event: Jake's Wayback Burger

Grand Opening event: Jake's Wayback Burger

Lithia, FL -- An exciting grand opening for Jake's Wayback Burger is set for October 18th, 19th, & 20th. 

The fun begins Friday, October 18th with an outdoor movie night, beginning at 8:30pm.  Make sure to bring your blankets and chairs for this free family event. 

FishHawk Ranch Pumpkin Festival

FishHawk Ranch Pumpkin Festival

Lithia, FL -- Time to get into the Fall & Halloween spirit with FishHawk Ranch's Pumpkin Festival! 

It's scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 26th from 2:00pm - 9:00pm at 14097 Barrington Stowers Drive in Litha.  

Volunteers complete 1,500 days of work in 6 hours for Day of Caring

Volunteers complete 1,500 days of work in 6 hours for Day of Caring

Bradenton, Florida -- Nearly 2,000 volunteers tackled 183 projects across Tampa Bay for United Way Day of Caring.

Volunteers completed 1,500 days of work in just six hours by painting, gardening, refinishing furniture and cleaning windows and walls. The volunteers are from more than 105 local companies signed up this year to help with projects in DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.