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July


Inter-Generational Jam Session at Music Compound
Wed. Jul. 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inter- generational jam sessions are a great way for musicians of all ages and levels to come together and learn from one another and just have a fun time rocking out. This is perfect for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, couples, or friends! Bring your Instrument and be ready to jam out!
Location: Music Compound, 1747 Cattlemen Rd.
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
Eco Friendly Florida Fest
Thu. Jul. 14
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free -- Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer. Over 10,000 sq' of vendor and educational space. We have continuous classes every day from businesses and individuals that promote eco-sustainable, organic, safe and healthy living. From homeopathic remedies and organic farming to solar energy and greener ways to build a home, Eco-Friendly Florida Fest is the one stop shop for your family to learn how to go green and be more sustainable. Kids will learn how to recycle and why its important while adults learn about products that could decrease their carbon footprint and maybe even save a little money in the process.
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Information: ecofriendlyfloridafest.com or 941.981.0182
Eco Friendly Florida Fest
Fri. Jul. 15
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Free -- Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer. Over 10,000 sq' of vendor and educational space. We have continuous classes every day from businesses and individuals that promote eco-sustainable, organic, safe and healthy living. From homeopathic remedies and organic farming to solar energy and greener ways to build a home, Eco-Friendly Florida Fest is the one stop shop for your family to learn how to go green and be more sustainable. Kids will learn how to recycle and why its important while adults learn about products that could decrease their carbon footprint and maybe even save a little money in the process.
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Information: ecofriendlyfloridafest.com or 941.981.0182
In The Heat Of The Night (Boxing)
Sat. Jul. 16
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Come see fighters from all over Florida. You can see future professional and Olympic fighters on this exciting night!
Location: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd
Information: tcsentertainment.eventbrite.com or 941.587.1671
Eco Friendly Florida Fest
Sat. Jul. 16
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Free -- Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer. Over 10,000 sq' of vendor and educational space. We have continuous classes every day from businesses and individuals that promote eco-sustainable, organic, safe and healthy living. From homeopathic remedies and organic farming to solar energy and greener ways to build a home, Eco-Friendly Florida Fest is the one stop shop for your family to learn how to go green and be more sustainable. Kids will learn how to recycle and why its important while adults learn about products that could decrease their carbon footprint and maybe even save a little money in the process.
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Information: ecofriendlyfloridafest.com or 941.981.0182
Eco Friendly Florida Fest
Sun. Jul. 17
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free -- Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer. Over 10,000 sq' of vendor and educational space. We have continuous classes every day from businesses and individuals that promote eco-sustainable, organic, safe and healthy living. From homeopathic remedies and organic farming to solar energy and greener ways to build a home, Eco-Friendly Florida Fest is the one stop shop for your family to learn how to go green and be more sustainable. Kids will learn how to recycle and why its important while adults learn about products that could decrease their carbon footprint and maybe even save a little money in the process.
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Information: ecofriendlyfloridafest.com or 941.981.0182

 

September


Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival
Sat. Sep. 24
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture. "Viva Sarasota" displays the key ingredients of first rate International artists of Latino music, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors from over 50 different countries, a children's carnival and dance presentations including zumba, salsa, flamenco, bomba, mambo y mucho mas.
Location: Downtown Sarasota
Information: www.spotlightevents.org/Pages/VivaSarasotaTheFirstInternationalLatinoFestival.aspx or 941.219.8410

 

October


Key To The Cure
Thu. Oct. 20
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation & esteemed partner Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota present KTTC 2016. Event proceeds benefit Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's Women's Cancer Care Programs. To date, this event has raised more than $1,100,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. All of the proceeds raised from the event will stay right here in Sarasota County and will go directly to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) through the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. This year's event is sure to engage, excite, and empower! Price: $125 per ticket
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue (at UTC)
Information: www.smhf.org or 941.917.1286

 

November


LSF Luau and Silent Auction
Sat. Nov. 12
5:00 PM10:00 PM
The Annual Sunset Silent Auction fundraiser benefits the Sarasota Guardianship program of Lutheran Services Florida. This is an evening event where attendees will dine from various local restaurants, participate in a silent and live auction for items ranging from gift cards, art, weekend escapes at local hotels and vacation trips.
Location: Faith Community Center, 7750 Beneva Road
Information: www.lsfnet.org/auction or 800.651.1853

 

December


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Thu. Dec. 29
3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! "Knock Out!" Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family magical Russian props, costumes and sets. Groups get the best seats at the best prices. Call Bobbie at 800-320-1733.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.nutcracker.com or 941.953.3368

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Handz-on Family Program
Every Sunday
1:00-3:00 PM
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Ringling Museum for Handz-On!  Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art
Location:  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information:  To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email jpackard@ringling.org   www.ringling.org
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location:  Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information:  For dinner reservation call Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location:  Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information:  941.952.1200
Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM
Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Location:  Siesta Beach
Information:  941-320-6693 or email yogaonsiesatabeach@yahoo.com hathayogalesson.com
Sarasota African Violet Society
Every 3rd Tuesday  except June, July, August
10:00 AM - Noon
Learn and share America's favorite and most recognized house plant,including monthly workshops.
Location:  First Baptist Church 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Information:  941.343.0976
Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday, Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk
This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location:  The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information:  941.539.7972
Edson Keith Mansion Historic Tours
Wednesdays through April 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Tour this Italian Renaissance Mansion, built in 1916. Docents will take guests through the house, recounting its history, its occupants and the early days of the Sarasota Community. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location:  Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information:  941.316.1309 or www.farmhousemarket.org
MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location:  St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location:  Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information:  sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location:  Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org
>Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
Location:  1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Information: 
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location:  Main St. and Lemon Ave
Information:  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme