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SRQ DAILY Aug 26, 2020

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"We want to give our students the ability to participate and compete, but in a way that maximizes their health and safety."

- Jason Montgomery, Supervisor of Athletics for the Manatee School District

-Cutting Room Floor || Sharing outtakes from SRQ's Feeding the Region feature in the Summer 2020 edition.
[Education]  Roadschooling on the Rise for Families in Bradenton Area
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Choosing to be a homeschooling parent already encompasses its own set of unique challenges. And as of spring 2020, a record number learned those challenges, as well as the rewarding experiences homeschooling, brings to the kitchen table. Many have adopted the "new norm" of learning and living within their household. Even now, instead of sending their kids back to school as they normally would be this month, schools in the area are choosing to either stay closed or welcome only a number of students back on-premise. While there are a number of school districts that have welcomed students back for on-site learning with teachers in smaller classroom sizes, many parents are apprehensive still prefer to keep homeschooling going for safe social distancing while taking advantage of the newfound opportunities of digital learning. To keep children engaged and astutely active, parents are adopting new tactics, adding nature and travel. With options to go fully remote this school year, they're preparing for a fall filled with virtual learning by exploring what's in their own backyards, beyond the fence. As public restrictions ease, the classroom migrates outside. Whether renting a family RV or camper van to hit the road full-time or adventuring part-time on day road trips to local destinations, "roadschooling" is on the rise. Bringing lessons on the road brings the unique opportunity to work and learn in a more stimulating, explorative backdrop, rather than within four walls. Manatee County's beaches, recreational parks, family-friendly museums and art centers have so much to offer for young children, and contribute a subsidiary environmental and/or cultural learning experience for every subject. 

Kelly Clark, Director of Communications at the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB) shares that the destination’s tourism department is seeing an increase in families visiting the Bradenton Area to work from ‘home’ at their many vacation rentals or hotels. "We feel this can be attributed to more than just parents looking for scenic views and a more relaxed setting. They are truly seeking destinations where important lessons, beyond those being taught online or in a virtual setting, can be learned," she says. "The opportunity to experience hands-on art lessons, visit a planetarium or take a nature hike provides a supplementary education that wouldn’t necessarily be available if children were in school from 8 am to 3 pm five days a week."

For those looking for safe and accessible locations to take learning on the road, The Bradenton Area (Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key) has moved to the head of the class, offering “office” views of pristine Gulf beaches for parents plus activities and opportunities abound for hands-on learning (and plenty of fun too). Many city landmarks and cultural touchstones include The Bishop Museum of Science and NatureManatee Village Historical ParkRobinson Nature PreserveArt Center ManateeManatee County Agricultural MuseumRobinson Nature Preserve and Emerson Point PreserveThe Manatee Performing Arts Center and many more.

"Through our marketing efforts, we are fortunate to be able to highlight places like the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and Around the Bend Nature Tours that have kept these roadschooling families in mind as they plan courses and safe activities for the further cultivation of students this fall," says Clark. "Without a doubt, we see a benefit to having and promoting partners who have developed activities and lessons for children learning from home."

For a local complete guide/resource to help with homeschool and childcare at home, check out Fun4SarasotaKids which includes many educational resources, virtual classes, programs, fun things to do around town and much more helpful information and services for parents in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas.  

Visit Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.

[Family ]  Interview with Author of Permission to Feel Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., psychologist and best-selling author of Permission to Feel is the guest speaker for Forty Carrots Family Center’s 18th annual free Educational Community Speaker Event. This year’s event transitions to a virtual platform, broadcasting at 7pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. Advance registration is required and opens August 1, 2020 at www.FortyCarrots.org.

SRQ Magazine Executive Publisher Wes Roberts interviewed Dr. Brackett about the ideas presented in his book, Permission to Feel, for the September/October edition. Below is an excerpt from that forthcoming interview.

Wes Roberts: "Emotional intelligence," how is it more than an academic concept?

Marc Brackett: How we feel matters. It matters for everything in life; our ability to learn, the quality of our decisions, the quality of our relationships, our mental and physical health, our creativity, and our everyday performance. When people understand the intersection between our emotion system and our other systems, then it's hard not to take this work seriously. We defined emotional intelligence as a set of skills that involve recognizing our own and others' emotions, understanding their causes and consequences, labeling them with the precise words, knowing how and when to express feelings, and then regulating them effectively to achieve goals.

Roberts: How about the microscopic elephant in the room, which is COVID-19, and the lockdown. Will the effect time and in its impact on kids, parents, and society echo into the future?

Brackett: I think we have to take this stuff seriously right now because it is a hard time. One thing we say is that "when life is good, nobody cares about emotional intelligence," you know, if you've got a good job, your kids are healthy, you're healthy, you're on vacation, whatever it might be, they don't think about it because life is good. But, you know, when you're on the beach, and someone kicks sand in your face, that's when you need these skills. Especially when we're activated when we're triggered. And right now, I think everyone is triggered. This is when we have to really apply the skills of emotional intelligence to achieve our goals. 

Click here to register.

[New Grant]  Asolo Rep Receives $5,000 CARES Grant from Manatee County

Asolo Repertory Theatre has been awarded $5,000 from Manatee County as part of the CARES Act, which provides funding to help businesses recover from COVID-19 by preparing CDC-compliant operations. Asolo Rep will apply the money toward the cost of a Reme Halo Air Purifier and touchless faucets to be installed at the theatre’s Robert and Beverly Koski Center, which is located in Manatee County. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic and look forward to our 2020-2021 season, this support goes a long way toward reassuring our staff and visiting artists that their wellbeing is our upmost concern,” said Asolo Rep Managing Director Linda DiGabriele. “This new equipment will greatly aid in the safety of the actors and production personnel who work in the Koski Center.” 

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[Fundraiser]  Girls Inc. is #HereForHer As Schools Reopen

Girls Inc. is here for her as she navigates returning to school. The generous community has stepped up once again for the August Match Campaign. Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and an anonymous donor have pledged to match ever gift, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000. 
Donate today and double your impact this August.

Click here to make a donation.

[New Grant]  Community Day School Receives Grant Through COVID-19 Response Initiative

Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently received a “Software and Learning Equipment” grant of $5,000 from Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Initiative. This grant has funded training and the purchase of technology that is helping Community Day School to remain accessible for all of its families, whether they choose in-person or virtual learning for their students.“With the Google technology, students who opt for virtual learning can feel like they’ve got a seat in the front row of a classroom,” said head of school Dan Ceaser. “As our school year begins, we know parents and caretakers are struggling with making the ‘right’ decision for their students and families. We are so grateful for the grant from the COVID-19 Response Initiative of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Barancik Foundation, which is ensuring an equitable learning experience for all of our students – whether they are in the classroom or livestreaming from home.” 

Pictured: Community Day School kindergarten student Matthew Dobson follows the action virtually as Rabbi Anat Moskowitz leads Shabbat services.

[New Grant]  Van Wezel Receives Vital Support Through Grant from Florida's Division of Cultural Affairs

The State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs has awarded a grant to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The $48,316 grant will support main stage and educational programming at the theatre. “We are so grateful for this continued support from Florida’s Department of State at a time when it is needed most," says Executive Director Mary Bensel. "Many people do not realize that the Van Wezel, a city-owned facility, has not received much-needed PPP funding or other support from the CARES Act at this time." 

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[New Grant]  Transition Sarasota Receives $10K Donation from Enza Zaden Research USA

Transition Sarasota, a local nonprofit focused on connecting recovered food with our food-insecure neighbors, is delighted to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $10,000 from partner Enza Zaden Research USA to help build program capacity and increase local impact.  This commitment follows the company’s collaboration with Transition Sarasota to harvest and donate their locally grown produce to The Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank, putting fresh fruits and vegetables in the hands of diverse communities in need. Transition Sarasota’s Suncoast Gleaning Project has been gleaning (collecting leftover produce after commercial harvest is complete) from partner Enza Zaden on and off since 2015, however changes in the community have now made Enza Zaden their current largest partner. In the last 15 months, Transition Sarasota has rescued and donated over 74,000 pounds of fresh produce with Enza Zaden’s help. “I’m blown away and so incredibly thankful for our ongoing partnership with Enza Zaden; They’ve been incredibly supportive of the work that we do, and I look forward to growing our efforts to tackle local hunger and food waste with this generous donation,” says Rebecca Brey, Executive Director for Transition Sarasota. 

Click here for more information on Transition Sarasota

[New Hire]  All Star Children’s Foundation Welcomes Two Team Members

All Star Children’s Foundation has welcomed two professionals with expertise in childhood trauma and research programming to its staff: Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., and Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D. Dr. Hoffman, whose expertise includes working with children and families with child welfare involvement and most recently served as the director of trauma psychology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, has joined as All Star’s chief program officer. Dr. Ghazarian, who has extensive background as a methodology consultant for federally funded research grants and was the former senior director for Health Informatics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will serve as the organization’s chief research officer. 

[New Residence]  BLVD Sarasota Receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

CORE Development, Inc. announced BLVD Sarasota, the company’s new, luxury high-rise project in Sarasota, has been issued its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Sarasota and has begun closing on residences. The 18-story luxury condominium project features 49 residences including 47 residences ranging from 3600 to 3,900+ square feet and two penthouse residences of over 5,400 square feet. Remaining inventory is priced from $2M. To date, 75% of the project is under contract leaving a limited opportunity for interested parties. A designer-decorated model is available for immediate viewing. Move-in for new residents is underway.

“We are pleased to open the doors to the most exciting, new development in Downtown Sarasota, “said Kevin Daves, President of Core Development, “We believe our new owners and other future residents will be amazed at the modern grandeur and unprecedented attention to detail that has been invested into every aspect of BLVD Sarasota.” Designed for uncompromised, contemporary living, each residence features expansive entertaining areas including a gourmet kitchen and multiple terraces with glass railings for unobstructed views. BCBE Construction, the industry-renowned general contractor for BLVD Sarasota, was chosen for their unparalleled reputation for quality and they have certainly delivered. The common areas were tastefully constructed and designed under the talented eye of local designer J. Kurt Lucas and his team. BLVD Sarasota is located at 540 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. A new on-site sales studio and furnished model residence are open daily from 10am–5 pm. 

To schedule a tour, call 941.316.1499 or visit BLVDSarasota.com.

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[Recognition]  Nine Williams Parker Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Williams Parker is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The attorneys named to the 2021 list include Charles D. Bailey, Jr. (Land Use and Zoning), John T. Berteau (Trusts and Estates), Ric Gregoria (Trusts and Estates), Michele B. Grimes (Real Estate Law), J. Michael Hartenstine (Real Estate Law), Patrick W. Ryskamp (Real Estate Law), William M. Seider (Real Estate Law), James L. Turner (Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates), and E. John Wagner, II (Tax Law).  

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[Recognition]  Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2021 Edition

Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce that 122 attorneys were recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including the “Best Lawyers” category as well as the “Ones to Watch” category. Among them are several partners who were also selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields, including Sarasota partner John Patterson (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law). 

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[Recognition]  SMH Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiovascular Thoracic Stepdown/Cardiac Progressive 3 Unit recently was honored for its high-quality care, earning a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical–Care Nurses (AACN).  “Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services have repeatedly earned national recognition for superior care, and the Cardiac Progressive 3 Unit is instrumental in providing the specialized expertise and outstanding patient experience that lead to our excellent outcomes,” said SMH Chief Nursing Officer Connie Andersen. “The Beacon Award validates staff’s dedication and hard work.” 

[New Position ]  Ryntal Property Management Promotes Andrea Sullivan to Accounting Manager

Ryntal Property Management, a leader in residential property management announced the promotion of Andrea Sullivan to Accounting Manager. Andrea will be responsible for Ryntal’s Accounting department, Financials and Tax Reporting. "Andrea has had a significant impact on our company since she started with us and is an integral part of Ryntal’s team," says Ryntal Property Management President, Thomas Wagenhauser. "Andrea exemplifies the Ryntal Property Management standards of service and customer service philosophies. We are thrilled to promote her to this new position.”  

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[Recognition]  Bentley & Bruning P.A.’s Brian D. Goodrich included in “Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch”

Attorney Brian D. Goodrich of Bentley & Bruning P.A. was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 inaugural edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for his work in commercial litigation. This recognition is given to attorneys who have been practicing between five and nine years for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. “Brian is just fun to watch work," says Morgan R. Bentley, a managing partner of the firm. "Quiet but dogged, he has an innate desire to do whatever he is doing to its very best, which makes him an asset to the Bar, to our firm, and to whatever organization he is a part of within the community.”  

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[New Hire]  Construction Attorney Erik Hanson Joins Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP is excited to welcome Erik M. Hanson as an associate in our Sarasota office, where he is a member of the Construction Law Practice Group. Erik focuses his practice on construction law, including the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and construction dispute resolution. 

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[Equestrian Retreat]  Gaddy Up Ranch Hits the Market for Almost $6M

Gaddy Up Ranch, a secluded equestrian retreat with private aircraft access, has entered the market for $5.895 million. Located nearly adjacent to Myakka River State Park, the sprawling property features revitalized pastures, a horse barn, equipment barn, pole barn, guest house and multiple building sites ideal for a private estate home. “This awe-inspiring property is ideal for the gentleman rancher, equestrian enthusiast or family who wants to establish a legacy property for generations to come," says Peter Laughlin of Premier Sotheby's International. "Its incredible level of privacy is matched by an ideal Sarasota location.” 

Click here for more information.

[In This Issue]  Feeding the Region

All Faith's food bank assembles the troops for a massive food distribution at Ed Smith Stadium. 

Click here to read the full article from SRQ's Summer 2020 edition.

[Special Promotion]  Shop L. Boutique's Alice & Trixie Week

Special promotion of 20 percent off this week only on all Alice & Trixie tops, dresses, shorts & pants. Summer hours are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 

L. Boutique & Spa, 556 Pineapple Ave

[School Sports]  High School Athletes Resume Practice

Students and coaches who participate in high school fall sports in Manatee District schools will begin practices today, in accordance with guidance from the FHSAA’s Board of Directors. The return to the practice and playing fields in Manatee County will be aligned to additional recommendations from the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national governing sports and health organizations. “We recognize that sports and other extracurricular activities are an important part of the learning and socialization opportunities offered in our high schools,” said Jason Montgomery, Supervisor of Athletics for the School District. “We want to give our students the ability to participate and compete, but in a way that maximizes their health and safety.” 

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[Recognition]  Loaded Cannon Distillery Nominated for Best New Craft Distillery

The only craft distillery nominated in Florida, help them reach the number one spot by voting. Polls close Monday, September 14th at 12pm. You can vote on their FB page or their website. Winners will be anounced Friday, September 25th.  

Click here to vote.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: VIRTUAL Forty Carrots Presents Mark Brackett, Ph.D. , September 23, 7pm

Forty Carrots Family Center announces its 18th annual Free Educational Community Speaker Event, presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. This year’s event transitions to a virtual platform, broadcasting at 7 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd. The event is free and open to the community, but advance registration is required. Dr. Brackett will present insights from his book; “Permission to Feel” helping parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals understand how emotions influence our lives; cultivate emotional intelligence in our children and develop tools for greater well-being and success.  Dr. Brackett is a research psychologist and the founding director at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. He has developed a remarkable effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding emotions and using them wisely to help, rather than hinder, an individual’s success and inspiration in equal parts. Advance registration is required. Click to register online.


[SOON]  HEALTH: Yoga at The Ringling , July 16 – September 17, 7pm-8pm

Join Yoga Instructor Ashley Stewart on July 16, August 20 and September 17 for a yoga session the front lawn of Ca' d'Zan. Participants can begin entering at 6:30pm. Yoga will begin at 7:00pm and will last for an hour. Participants should bring a yoga mat and water or drink as desired. Participation is limited to 50 to help maintain proper social distancing. Tickets are $15, $13.50 for members and must be purchased online, in advance of the event.

The Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  HEALTH: Lakewood Ranch Yoga in The Park , July 26 – August 30, 9am-10am

Join us for free yoga on the second Sunday in the beautiful setting of Bob Gardner Community Park just off of White Eagle Blvd. The Yoga Shack Florida will host the morning flows starting at 9 am. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Mats must be placed at least 6-feet apart from others and we ask all participants to closely follow all social-distancing guidelines. Thank you to the Brain Health Initiative for sponsoring this event. Learn more about BHI on their website.

Bob Gardner Community Park, 2710 White Eagle Blvd Bradenton FL 34211

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Online: STEMventures with Mote , July 6 – August 31, 8am-9pm

Looking for fun and engaging programs that you and your child can do at home? Try these pre-packaged STEMventures. These themed packets delivered via email will include education materials and links to videos of our early childhood educators introducing topics and activities. Follow along with us from the comfort of your own home, pause when you need to and complete at your own pace. The Coast Counts: Join us to learn how humans and animals alike count on our coasts. Roleplay as a Mote scientist while learning how to monitor the health of Florida's coastal habitats and the inhabitants found there. Hide and SEAk: Ready or not, here we come: to learn all about how animals hide from predators and "SEAk" out their prey. Investigate the adaptations ocean animals have at their disposal like patterns, textures, bioluminescence, and more. Sea Shapes and Sizes: From the smallest plankton to the biggest blue whale; round pufferfish to arrow shaped barracuda; the ocean is filled with all shapes and sizes. Join Mote Educators to learn what this variety does for ocean animals then explore the shape of the ocean floor. Each Pre-Packaged STEMventure Theme: $45 for members, $50 for non-members. Upon registering for any OSM program, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your weekly Guide to help prepare for a virtual week with us. Supplies for all of our OSM programs should be easily found around the home. The guide you receive in your confirmation email will detail what you need so you can prepare for your OSM week.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Virtual: The Players 5K , August 1 – August 31

Walk or run on your own or with a group of friends anytime between August 1 - August 31, 2020. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, lanyard and Players swag. Prizes and incentives are offered! Please list shirt size in order notes. Registration Deadline is July 15.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Art Uptown Gallery Presents Summer Sojourn Artists' Showcase , August 4 – August 29, 11am-5pm

Art Uptown's regionally acclaimed artists offer passage to worlds unseen and under explored through the upcoming Summer Sojourn showcase on view from Tuesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 29. The exhibit features a wide array of media: photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, ceramic, sculpture and painting. Hungering for a reminder of Provence? Take in Jill Krasner's Yellow Daffodils (top left) or Jana Millstone's Tulip Trip (lower left). Seeking a little Zen-like serenity? Pause at Joan Libby Hawk's ceramic vessel, Elegy (top right). Marlane Wurzbach's Egret's Buffet (lower right), Bill Swanson's Juvenile Angelfish and Maro Lorimer's Haze take you right to the water's edge of your choice. Elijah (below left) by Janet Mishner invites the viewer to a more spiritual place and Liz Cole's abstract Bring on the Sun (below right) pushes the darks to brights. More than twenty other accomplished artists' work fills the Summer Sojourn showcase with unexpected, art-inspired journeys. The gallery continues its commitment to visitor and staff safety by the use of masks, sanitizer, frequent cleaning and social distancing.

Art Uptown Gallery, 1367 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FOOD: A Taste of Venice , August 26, 5:30pm-8pm

The 3rd Annual Event, Hosted by Hotel Venezia, will feature 15+ Local Eateries Serving Up Awesome Tastes. Early Bird Tickets are available for $15 until they’re Sold Out and General Admission is $20. Tickets include all Food Tastings and Beverages are available at the Cash Bar.

Hotel Venezia, 425 US 41 Bypass N Venice, Florida

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Healthy Communication , August 26, 9am-10am

Healthy communication during COVID. Maintaining relationships and proactive communication to customers, employees and the community. Presented by Gabriele Harris, Chief Development Officer, Grapevine Communications. This meeting will be held virtually.  A ZOOM meeting code will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.  You do not need to have a ZOOM account to register for this event.

[SOON]  GALA: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sarasota Kickoff Celebration , August 27, 6pm

Let's get together and celebrate Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sarasota. Kickoff Celebration and Real Men Wear Pink Reveal. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Light Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails. Complimentary Valet Parking. RSVP by Monday, August 24, 2020.

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  HEALTH: Sup & Run 5K , September 12, 8am

Three great races, world-class venue, awesome shirts, custom 4" finisher medals, challenge coins, great prizes, spectacular post-race party with the libation lounge, sip & rum, yummy food, live DJ and more. Choose between 5k Run: Choose to run or walk in this family-friendly 5K race around the lake. All skill levels welcome. 5K Sup: Bring your own stand-up paddleboard or rent one in this 5K race on the lake. All skill levels welcome. 5K Sup & 5K Run: Want a challenge? Complete our 5K Sup AND our 5K Run in this race. All skill levels welcome. The "First 100 Club" receive custom super special swag. This means the first 100 people to register each year. $1,000 in cash prizes, awesome shirt, great awards and prizes plus the best (summer) post-race party around.

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cr Sarasota, FL 34235

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: 5th Annual Reef and Beach Cleanup , September 12 – September 13

Calling all Scuba Divers, Fisherman and Land Lubbers! This event is for everyone who cares about our shoreline and water ways. This is a "one of a kind" competitive trash collecting event. Bring friends and family. Trash collectors of all ages are welcome. There is NO entry fee. Community Service hours available for groups and students. Over $6,000. dollars in prize money will be spread out over 20 different categories. Categories include: most anchors, most recyclables, chain & other metals, tires, non-recyclable trash, fishing gear, nets, rope, tackle and an award to the most unique item brought in (as determined by judges). We've added a new category this year. There is now a category for Lion Fish. Lion fish are taking over our reefs. They are an invasive species that are killing off indigenous species.

Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 13th St. West, Palmetto, FL

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Sarasota Bradenton Fall Home Show , September 11 – September 13, 10am-7pm and 10am-6pm

At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you'll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project. When it's all said and done and you're ready to celebrate your home, we'll do a little celebrating ourselves, knowing we had some part in it.

Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237

[SOON]  SPORTS: Football Legend Reggie Williams at A Bookstore1 Special Virtual Event , September 8, 7:00pm

NFL Football legend Reggie Williams will virtually visit Bookstore1Sarasote for a Zoom book launch of his new memoir, Resilient by Nature. This amazing memoir follows the story of Reggie Williams: ex-NFL linebacker, former Disney executive, renaissance man, and the epitome of determination in the face of extreme challenges. The event is free, but registration is needed for participation. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event.

Bookstore1, 12 S Palm Ave

[SOON]  GALLERY: Selby Gardens Presents In Dialogue With Nature: Glass in The Gardens , August 8 – September 20, 10am-4:30pm

Glass Artists from the Duncan McClellan Gallery in the Conservatory and the Gardens. Selby Gardens and the Duncan McClellan Gallery (DMG) in St. Petersburg presents the third annual summer glass show. This year we are featuring the nature-inspired glasswork created exclusively by Duncan McClellan and his studio artists which will be displayed in the Conservatory and in the Gardens against a backdrop of lush flowers and plants. The beautiful botanically-themed glassworks will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Selby Gardens’ mission. 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota, 900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Homeschool Third Thursday + ROAR , August 20 – August 31

Join a museum educator for a live virtual tour (rec. ages 8+), and a virtual Roar storytime for our littlest learners (rec. ages 2-8), on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Each month will feature a new theme, with rotating arts resources that you can use all month long.Beginning August 20th with the exhibition Being Seen, each month will feature a new theme, with rotating arts resources that you can use all month long. Tickets are required, space is limited.

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

[SOON]  GALLERY: Virtual: Celebrate Selby Gardens: 40th Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition , August 27 – September 20, 10am-4:30pm

We are excited to announce that Selby Gardens will celebrate 40 years of the annual juried photographic exhibition and sale with a virtual edition hosted in partnership with The Observer Group! The virtual exhibition will be viewable August 27 to September 20 on Selby.org and YourObserver.com. As we pivoted to the virtual photographic exhibition format, we adjusted the photo submission deadlines and details as well as the dates of the exhibition. Please review and mark your calendar with the new dates below: Online Photo Submissions: Sunday, August 9 to Friday, August 14. Winners Announced: Thursday, August 27. Virtual Exhibition: Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, September 20. To minimize person-to-person contact, photos must be submitted digitally. Please stay tuned for more step-by-step details on how to submit your photos. Entry is open to all amateurs, but photos must have been taken at either Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota or Historic Spanish Point campuses. Please refer to the entry details below for more information.

Selby's Museum of Botany & the Arts, 900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Virtual: Susannah Marren Chats about New book , September 23, 6pm

A Zoom author visit with Susannah Marren chatting about her page-turning, commanding new novel, A Palm Beach Scandal. Registration is needed for participation. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event. A Palm Beach Scandal will be published on September 15th. You can pre-order a copy of A Palm Beach Scandal here and it will be mailed to you after the publication date.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Moving Meditation in the Museum of Art Courtyard , August 28 – October 30, 10:00am

Join Claudia Baeza, a Kripalu trained yoga instructor, for Yoga and Meditation on the loggias of the Museum of Art Courtyard for a unique opportunity to gently move the body and calm the mind. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

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