Are looking for something fun to do with your kids  for Halloween and you live in the Lakewood Ranch area? How about Boo Fest in the Main Street shopping district. The event  is this Friday night October 30th from 6:00 PM till 9:00 Pm .  This local event is a Family-friendly night of costume parades, trick-or-treating, a “friendly” haunted house and a dog parade. If your kids want to partcipate in the parade have them show up by 6:15 PM.

If you are looking for something to do over the next couple of weeks here in Lakewood Ranch take a look at the schedule below. Enjoy.

11/6  –  Friday – Music on Main

 Lakewood Ranch will host its monthly Music on Main concert every first Friday. A local band (TBD)will take the stage, beer, wine and food sales will benefit a local charity. This is one of Lakewood Ranch’s most popular events.

11/7  –  8th Annual Suncoast Wine Festival

Too many to mention American and international wines, foods from the area’s best restaurants, cooking demos by well-known area chefs, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t miss this event. Remember ticket are not sold at the door. Location is: Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202

11/8  –  Lakewood Ranch Tours (also on 11/12, 11/17, 11/19 & 11/21)

Tour of Home tour bus will depart at 10am, 1pm and 3 pm on all days (see above) except Sunday, from Main Street @ Lakewood Ranch. Take a bus tour with our Lakewood Ranch Community Ambassadors. There’s no better way to see all that the Ranch has to offer.

11/14 – Main Street Farmers Market Kickoff

Lakewood Ranch’s Farmers Market will begin again at Main Street on Saturday (11/14) morning from 8 am to 1 pm and run through April. Come shop for local fruits and vegetables,  fresh-baked bread, flowers, and more. Don’t forget to bring your Dog.

Please e-mail or call me if you have any questions or need my Real Estate advice or services.

Don’t forget tonight is “Music on Main” in Lakewood Ranch. Tonight’s musical guest will be: Sheri and the Vision. This free monthly music event draws one of the friendliest ranch crowds every 30 days. There is plenty of music, dancing,  beverages and food to satisfy every ones taste. You can also shop at 30  boutiques, 7  restaurants, and/or go to the  Lakewood Ranch Cinemas and watch a movie. Oh yeah…bring your dog as tonight’s charity is the SPCA Honor Sanctuary. Come and enjoy one of the events that separates Lakewood Ranch from other communities here in Florida. See you there…

Here are some bullet points and explanation on how the stimulus package (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) will affect home buyers. President  Obama is expected to sign this bill into law today  in Denver, CO.  An important area of the bill that was reduced was the proposed $15,000 home buyer tax credit.  The credit was cut down from $15,000 to $8,000, but is an improvement over last year’s $7,500 tax credit.  If  you are looking for a house or would like to contact me about the “Stimulus Package” please feel free to give me a call or e-mail me your question.

 Here are some bullet points of the HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT:

  •         Lesser of 10 percent of purchase price of home or $8,000
  •       Applies to purchases after 1/1/09 and before 12/1/09
  •       Primary Residences
  •       Available to individuals making up to $75,000 or $150,000 for joint returns
  •       First Time Home buyer (may not have owned a primary residence in the past 3 years)
  •       No repayment required, unless home is sold within 3 years
  •       Can utilize credit if using state/local bond financing 

Lakewood Ranch Main Street hosts Ovation Street Festival February 9, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Ovation offers live performances, demonstrations and interactive displays for all ages.  Participants include: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera, Florida West Coast Symphony, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, Sarasota Film Society and more.  A free screening of The Disney Classic “Fantasia” opens the festival at 10 a.m. sponsored by The Sarasota Film Society at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas.  Magic, music and more…Admission Free, donations are encouraged ($5 for an individual, $10 for a family) all supporting WUSF Public Broadcasting.

Christmas Events – Lakewood Ranch Main Street

 

December 5, 6pm-9pm Music on Main

 

December 6,13,20 and 27th  8am – 1pm Farmers Market

 

Dec. 5 and 13th, 5pm – 9pm, 6, 13, 20th, 10am -2pm Old Time Trains by Real Rail

 

Dec. 5, 12,19th at 12:30pm Holiday Story Telling at Little Bookworms

 

Dec. 6, 13, 19, and 20th 6pm – 8pm, Strolling Carolers

 

Dec. 6, 13 and 20th, 6pm – 8pm, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

 

Dec. 7, 2pm – 4pm & Dec. 18, 6pm – 8pm, Pet Photos with Santa

 

Dec. 12, 5pm – 8pm Holidays around the Ranch

 

Dec. 12 to Jan. 2nd Snowman Festival

 

Dec. 13 and 2oth, 10am Holiday Classic Movies – Miracle on 34th Street

 

Dec. 13, 8:30am – 10:30am Breakfast with Santa at McAllisters

 

Dec. 20, 8:30am – 10:30am Breakfast with Santa at Polo Grill

 

 

Its the Holiday/Christmas time of the year and things can be stressful with real estate transactions and the seasons activities. But as the year quickly comes to an end we would like to thank our friends and clients in Lakewood Ranch and the Sarasota-Bradenton area for a successful year. So if  you just need a quick laugh or grin. Click on this link for a Jim Soda Group Elf Christmas chuckle…Ho-Ho-Ho.