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Old 05-15-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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It's Friday and time for my weekly post of events going on in the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area this weekend. I am kind of slammed for time today, so I will put up the Friday events now and the rest of the weekend events later tonight.


FRIDAY

Dick Vitale fundraising gala at the Ritz-Carlton -- starts at 6:30 pm, tickets required. Fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. Ticket info at DICK VITALE ONLINE | The Official Dick Vitale Website.

Community AIDS Network's Wizard of Oz Sing-Along Party -- costumes contest, sing-along, cocktails. At The Francis on Palm Ave in downtown Sarasota, 8-11 pm. Tickets &75/person.

Live from Downtown Sarasota It's Friday Night -- live entertainment by local performers, 6 - 9 pm. Conflicting info as to location -- could be Towles Court or Five Points Park.

Palm Beach Cardinals vs the Bradenton Marauders baseball game -- at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, starts at 6:30 pm.

Art Walk at Towles Court -- downtown Sarasota, starts at 6 pm.

Harvey Milk Festival -- runs all weekend in downtown Sarasota. Music, art and film to promote diversity and LGBTQ. At Five Points Park, free admission. Info at Harvey Milk Festival | Supporting diversity and promoting equality for the LGBTQ community..




More to follow!
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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SUNDAY:

Rare Fruit Tree Sale - //www.city-data.com/forum/saras...unday-may.html
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Back to the list of events for this weekend:

SATURDAY

Brews & BBQ -- Anna Maria Island on Bridge Street, 5 - 10 pm, $5/person, ages 12 & under get in free. Bring your lawn chairs. Blues music, food & beverages for sale, silent auction.

Spring Youth Fishing Tournament -- at Nokomis Beach for ages 1-14. Register 8 am, fishing 8:30 - 10:30 am, bring your own tackle. $1/entrant, catch & release.

Sup & Run 5K -- at Benderson Park off University Pkwy in Sarasota. Starts at 8:30 am, benefits Operation Second Chance. 5K stand up paddle boat & 5K run event.

Pride & Joy Classic Car Show -- at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum on US41 in Sarasota, 10 am - 2 pm, free admission.

Coquina Beach Market -- 10 am to 4 pm, south end of Anna Maria Island. Local artists, fresh produce, plants, etc for sale.

Mainly Art -- historic downtown Bradenton, 9 am - 2 pm. Live music 10-1, arts, crafts & antiques bazaar.

Palm Beach Cardinals vs Bradenton Marauders baseball game -- McKechnie Field in Bradenton, starts at 6:30 pm.


For something a little different: Bunker Hill Vineyard's Ghost Spirit & Orbs Walk -- located at 8905 Bunker Hill Rd in Duette. (Take SR62 from Parrish east almost to the county line.) Starts at 7:30 pm, walk thru the vineyards looking for ghostly spirits. $10/person, reservations required. Call (941) 776-0418.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Dig the Volleyball Tourney at Siesta Key -- adult open & amateur, junior and co-ed divisions. Info at Dig the Beach Volleyball Series | "We don't do tournaments...We do events!".

Circle of Boats show -- St. Armands Circle, 10 am - 5 pm both days, new top of the line boats on display.

The Miracle Worker -- play about the story Helen Keller and her teacher, at the Venice Theatre. Times and ticket info at Welcome - Venice Theatre

Luck Be A Lady -- musical covering the works of Frank Loesser, includes songs such as Heart & Soul. Ticket info at Asolo Rep Theatre -


SUNDAY

Guided Scrub Walk at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey -- starts at 8:30 am, must pay regular gate admission but no additional charge for the guided walk.

Palm Beach Cardinals vs Bradenton Marauders baseball at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, game starts at 1 pm.

Chumlee's Wings Car Show & Swap Meet -- just west of the Gamble Mansion on US301 in Ellenton, 11 am - 2 pm. Proceeds benefit the Southeastern Guide Dogs organization.

Yappy Hour Extravaganza at Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St W, Bradenton -- 12 to 5 pm. Bring your leashed pet and enjoy brunch drink and food specials, doggie treats for your 4 legged friends, free beer garden games & popcorn. Pet artist on site, also adoptables from the Bishop Animal Shelter, so have some fun and perhaps take home a new adorable pet.

As always, every Sunday evening just before sunset -- Siesta Key Drum Circle, open to everyone.


Have a great weekend!
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