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Junior League of Tampa's holiday gift market packs some nifty ideas

The Junior League of Tampa boasts of 150 quality merchants, dining and live entertainment in touting this weekend's annual holiday gift market (jltampa.org) at the Florida State Fair's Expo Hall.

But it should tout the newest addition: the man cave. Well, man cave might not be the best term because there could be a wife longing for a comfy couch where she can watch the game while her husband checks out a cooking demonstration. But it's a great idea. Forget Starbucks: Target needs a sports bar. …

If I owned a hotel in Tampa Bay and had a contract that set rates for the Republican National Convention, I would ask the party to honor it instead of allowing rooms at a lower rate. It's why you have contracts. …

On Thursday, Tampa's Athena Society opens its doors to the public for a special program on "the current status of women," but the registration deadline is today. Call (813) 251-9172. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I Kiss My Dog On The Lips. …

Deadline for the Lightning Community Heroes nominations is Tuesday. Keep in mind that grass roots organizations and upstart groups receive as much consideration as major nonprofits for the $50,000 awards. Go to lightning.nhl.com. …

Damon Fowler leads a host of performers at the inaugural Music Fest for ALS on Saturday at Town Square Plaza Park (5010 81st Ave.) in Pinellas Park. Tickets can be purchased at MusicFestForALS.com. The day-long party begins at 11 a.m. …

There's still time to feed me and my ego by entering my Novemburger Contest, set for Nov. 11 at Nativity Catholic Church's Novemberfest. Send recipes to novemburger@sptimes.com.

That's all I'm saying.

Junior League of Tampa's holiday gift market packs some nifty ideas 10/30/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:24pm]

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