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"Something in the shininess, the bustle, even the noise of passing traffic, makes it feel like an appropriate venue to eat a burger."

- Andrew Fabian, SRQ Contributing Writer
 

[Burgers]  Hamburgers and Freedom at Hob Nob Drive In
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

The black and white checkered tile, the neon signage, the car wash out back and, yes, its insistence on serving no-nonsense burgers, hot dogs and shakes all help Hob Nob evoke the optimism and industriousness of the post-WWII era. Something in the shininess, the bustle, even the noise of passing traffic, make it feel like an appropriate venue to eat a burger with all the fixings and contemplate a time when the country, thanks to the heroic exploits of its military men and women, saw itself propelled on an upward trajectory the likes of which might not be seen again for generations.

The Hob Nob burger comes with two thick patties topped with lettuce, tomato and onions, with mustard, pickles, mayo and cheese finding a home in the multi-story affair. The crinkle-cut fries are perfect with a dash of salt and a zig zag of ketchup. A glass bottle of Coca-Cola would certainly have deepened the illusion of a time warp, but it does stay colder longer if served on ice in a Styrofoam cup. And why not get a chocolate milkshake to share with your sweetheart? 

1701 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, 941-955-5001

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[Recognition]  Pine View Band Program Concludes Successful Year

The award-winning Pine View Band program enjoyed a very successful year, despite continued challenges due to the pandemic. The five PV Band groups - and the students' parents - were thrilled to enjoy live spring concerts in the Pine View auditorium in late May. In the Wind Ensemble, Meagan Michalik and Noah Kunkel received the John Philip Sousa Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music. In the Jazz Band, the Louis Armstrong Award was presented to Nicholas Butakow and Caleb McCue, in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of jazz as demonstrated through superior musicianship, character and individual creativity.

  

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[Annoucement]  Goodwill Celebrates Reopening of Job Connection Office in Arcadia

After more than a year of being closed to in-person assistance due to the pandemic, Goodwill Manasota’s Arcadia Job Connection office has returned to in-person services. After the ribbon cutting, guests were welcome to take a tour of the facility as well as learn about other available mission services at the location, including those for veterans. Goodwill’s Job Connection program is a free service that is designed to help individuals obtain long-term employment or to transition to better-paying jobs. In addition to the Arcadia location, community members can access in-person placement services at multiple locations in Sarasota and Bradenton. 

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[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Newtown Farmer's Market: Mr. Stevey & Friends , March 27 – June 12, 12pm-3pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Education and Community Engagement department is teaming up with the Newtown Farmer’s Market to present Mr. Stevey & Friends: a free, family-friendly series introducing children, teens and parents to mindfulness using games, exercises and art activities. The first event will be held on Saturday, March 27 from 12pm to 3pm at the Newtown Farmer’s Market, located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. The three-hour mindfulness-themed events will feature live demonstrations, meditation tutorials, art activities, mindful games, raffle prizes and special guests through a collaboration between the Newtown Nation, the Newtown Farmer’s Market and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Artworks Anywhere program. Upcoming dates for the Mr. Stevey & Friends outdoor series featuring Van Wezel Teaching Artist Stevey Jones include April 24, May 29 and June 12. To learn more or pre-register, visit www.ArtworksAnywhere.org, though you may attend without registration. 

[SOON]  HEALTH: The Ringling: Yoga at Ca' d'Zan , March 18 – June 17, 6:30pm and 7pm

Yoga Instructor Ashley Stewart will lead a yoga session on the Ca' d'Zan Terrace. Each session will last one hour, and participants may begin entering 30 minutes prior to the event. Participants should bring a yoga mat and water or drink as desired. Tickets are limited to 50 in order to maintain proper social distancing. ​Please note: Tickets will be available 30 days prior to each event and must be purchased online, in advance of the event. Upcoming dates include Thursday, March 18 and April 15 at 6:30pm and Thursday, May 20 and June 17 at 7pm.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Center for Architecture: Less is More Tiny House Competition , April 29 – June 17, Gallery hours.

This exhibit, running from April 29 until June 17, 2021 during Center for Architecture Sarasota's gallery hours, will showcase the designs of the winners of the Center's first design competition.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: Smokey Joe's Cafe , April 21 – June 6, 2pm and 7:30pm

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. This Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash celebrates the music of the legendary songwriting duo who penned hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, the Coasters, and the Drifters. The show's 40 show-stopping classics include "On Broadway," "Stand by Me," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Love Potion No. 9," "Spanish Harlem," "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown." This show will begin on April 21, 2021 at 2pm and 7:30pm and run through June 6, 2021.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1012 North Orange Avenue

[SOON]  DANCE: The Ringling: Summer Latin Dance Series , May 6 – June 24, 6:30pm

Join us outdoors on Thursdays at 6:30pm, from May 6 through June 24, for this 8-class series to learn about the most popular Latin social dance forms from DK Dance Creations' top instructors. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and more. During this educational opportunity, you will learn the basic movements, while exploring the rhythms, characteristics, and cultures that have come together to create each unique style of dance. Each 90-minute class will focus on one Latin style to provide students with a broad overview of each form. Every session will include an introduction to the dance style, the historical importance, and an hour of introductory dance instruction. This is an outdoor event. Please dress in workout clothes and wear sneakers. We also advise participants to bring a water bottle. DK Dance Creations is a Latin dance studio located in Sarasota, FL. Offering Latin dance classes, choreography services for wedding/quince/sweet-sixteens, private instruction, dance teams, dance shoe store and makeup classes. They provide an array of classes including but not limited to Bachata, Salsa On1, Salsa On2, Cha-cha, Kizomba, musicality, spinning techniques, tricks and lifts and many more. Individual Class tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $14 for members and $10 for students. Purchase the complete 8-class series and save. The complete series is only $80 or $72 for Members.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Virtual: Mote Marine: 35th Annual Run for the Turtles , April 12 – June 30

Run, walk or crawl to support our sea turtle conservation and research. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's 35th Annual Run for the Turtles is virtual, and open now through June 30. Each registration receives a special 35th Annual Run t-shirt, and goes to support Mote's sea turtle conservation efforts.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Gecko's Hospitality Group: In-House Job Fairs , May 6 – June 17, 2pm-4:30pm

The Gecko’s Hospitality Group, an award-winning independent family of restaurants co-owned by Mike Gowan and Mike Quillen since 1992 will be hosting In-House Job Fairs at two Gecko’s Grill & Pub locations during the months of May and June, 2021. Gecko’s Job Fair schedules will be as follows: First and third Thursdays in May and June from 2pm to 4:30pm, starting May 6 through June 17, 2021 at Gecko’s Grill & Pub on SR 70 at Twelve Oaks Plaza, 7228 55th Avenue East, Bradenton and Gecko’s Grill & Pub on Clark Road at 5585 Palmer Crossing Circle. Applicants can expect to meet with a hiring manager and will be advised of the many company benefits the Gecko’s Hospitality Group offers employees, including Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid time off, company 401(k), flexible schedule, meal allowance and opportunities for bonuses, career advancement and community involvement.

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