Key Largo hosts paddleboard Triple Crown
Stand-up paddling enthusiasts can test their strokes during Key Largo's inaugural Triple Crown, a three-round race series to be held in the waters around Key Largo and Islamorada Sept. 15, 16 and 30.
Each race offers a short course for newbies and paddlers with kids or dogs on board, a course of up to 4.25 miles for open-class racers and a challenge for elite-class racers consisting of two laps around the open-class course.
Cash prizes will be awarded in the elite series. Medals and prizes wil be given for individual and open-class winners.
Departure for the Sept. 15 race is from Mandalay Oceanfront Grill and Tiki, Mile Marker 98. The Sept. 16 race course begins at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle, Mile Marker 84, Islamorada.
The Triple Crown event on Sept. 30, will depart from Gilbert's Resort, Mile Marker 108.
Each race begins at 10 a.m. Register online at www.active.com or in person starting at 7:30 a.m. the morning of each race. Cost to enter is $50 per person per race. For more information visit www.triplecrownofkeylargo.com.
Pets welcome at Yappy Hour
The Florida Keys Chapter of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Sales International (HSMAI) will hold its fourth annual Yappy Hour to benefit Samuel's House women's shelter and HSMAI from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. Key West.
Furry friends are welcome, but must be on a leash. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and dogs drink free. Admission includes a buffet, soft drinks and one House Special cocktail per adult. The event also features a silent auction and a "Best of the Best" dog show with prizes for best costume, cutest and best trick. So dress up your furry socialite in his or her finest and come on down to Aqua to support Samuel's House and HSMAI.
Contact Mindy McKenzie at 305-296-0240, ext. 11, for more information. Samuels House provides housing and supportive services for homeless women and intact families to aid them in becoming self-sufficient.