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SRQ DAILY Jun 22, 2021

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"The lights will display pride colors to show our LGBTQ residents and visitors that we as a city appreciate, welcome and embrace diversity."

- Mayor Brody

-Lasting Impressions, as seen in SRQ's May/June 2021 edition. Click photo for the full article.
[The Dish]  A Big Brussels Sprouts Appetizer from Baker & Wife
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

One of the great joys of the 21st century is the popularization of Brussels sprouts as a delicious and hearty leafy food. Long considered a bitter vegetable and the source of trauma for many children, that began to change in the 1990s when Dutch scientists formulated a less bitter, high yield variety by cross breeding old seeds with new ones. By around 2009, whispers began circulating in the culinary world about some chef named David Chang combining sprouts with bacon. Today, Brussels sprouts can be considered a safe addition to any menu, and Baker & Wife on Siesta Drive proves the point. 

Denoted as “fried Brussels & sausage” on the menu, Baker & Wife takes what has become an accepted staple of fried sprouts, then adds meat and flair. The little slices of sweet sausage help give the dish a more filling, toothsome appeal, particularly as the rendered fat from inside the sausage make its way into the folds and layers of the sprouts. If it stopped there, the appetizer could find success as a savory bar snack almost like popcorn chicken (sorry), but the added garnish of banh mi pickled vegetables and microgreens makes it a much more creative statement. The cool and tangy crisp of the carrots, radishes and cucumbers brings complexity and bounce. All it’s missing is a little bit of bread to soak up the juices at the bottom of the bowl, but the crust of the Oh Cheesus pizza might do the trick. 

Photo taken by Andrew Fabian

Baker & Wife, 2157 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, 941-960-1765.

[Outdoor Fitness Series]  Sunset Yoga at the Ca' d'Zan
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

In lieu of the official start of summer this week, we're rolling out a new SRQ Daily column to celebrate all things outdoor and fitness-related around town. Check in every Tuesday for the Outdoor Fitness Series to stay in the know of sweat-inducing, blood-pumping and sun-tanning activities to get your hot yoga on this summer!

Kicking it off, we head to The Ringling Museum to shavasana at sunset with Sarasota’s Lululemon ambassador and beloved instructor at The Yoga Shack, Ashley Stewart. Yoga at the Ca' d'Zan continues to bring out excited crowds for this special monthly outdoor series. Each session lasts one hour, and goes through a restorative, gentle vinyasa for all skill levels. Located outside on the famous Terrace and north side of the mansion facing Sarasota Bay, event loudspeakers are set up by Ringling at the water’s edge so the crowd can audibly follow Stewart's guided yin flow and enjoy the magnified music that carries you from one shape to the next. As the clouds turn sorbet colors, friendly manatees and inquisitive dolphins often show up during the magical hour spent mat to marble. Bring your water bottle and own mat/towel and have your next headstand captured in photo with one of the most picturesque and historical backdrops in Sarasota.

Tickets are limited to 50 attendees and must be purchased online in advance of the event ($13.5 for members and $15 for the public). The next events are scheduled for Friday, June 25 and Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm. Tickets always sell out, so jump on them when the getting’s good! For more information and to get your tickets, click here.  

Photo of yoga instructor Ashley Stewart (@ashleystewartyoga) taken by Nikka Colorado of The Yoga Shack, @theyogashackfl.

[PRIDE Celebration]  Ringling Bridge Lights to Change for Pride Month

The Ringling Causeway Bridge light display will change in recognition of Pride Month tomorrow night after the City Commission fulfilled a requirement by the Florida Department of Transportation and passed a resolution supporting the temporary color scheme. The colors will change Tuesday, June 22 to Monday, June 28. “I’d like to thank the City Commission for standing with the LGBTQ community and unanimously passing this resolution,” said Mayor Brody.  “The lights will display pride colors to show our LGBTQ residents and visitors that we as a city appreciate, welcome and embrace diversity.” 

Click here for more information.

[New Location]  Five-O Coming to UTC

Five-O Donut Co is coming to the District at UTC. Owner Christine Nordstrom of Five-O Donut Co has signed a lease on 81 Cattleman road with Benderson Development to bring Five-O to University Park. Five-O will be located in the West District near Target and Chipotle facing University Parkway. 

Click here for more information.

[Virtual Event ]  The 4th Annual Neuro Challenge Parkinson’s EXPO A Global Virtual Interactive Experience

The 4th Annual Parkinson’s Expo presented by Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s on June 12, 2021 welcomed over 1100 virtual attendees from 36 states and 14 international countries. Dr. Sara Grivetti, Neuro Challenge CEO, welcomed attendees and shared how important it is for Neuro Challenge to make this vast array of resources available to the Parkinson’s community. “Parkinson’s Disease is complex and affects each person in different ways. Therefore, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s provides an array of services and programs designed to help people navigate the complexity of their disease. We are proud to offer our services and the Parkinson’s Expo at no charge to the person impacted by Parkinson’s and their care partner. This is due to the generous contributions from our sponsors and donors.” 

[In This Issue]  Pets We Love 2021

A woofing waggle of the furry finalists in the 2021 competition. 

Click here to read the full article in SRQ's May/June 2021 edition.

[SOON]  HEALTH: The Ringling: Moving Meditation Series , March 26 – June 25, 10am

Claudia Baeza is a Kripalu trained yoga instructor who has been sharing her love of yoga in Sarasota since 2016. Join her for Yoga + Meditation on the loggias of the Museum of Art Courtyard for a unique opportunity to gently move the body and calm the mind. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a friend– and enjoy the serenity of the Museum of Art Courtyard with Claudia. ​Please note: Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of the event. Upcoming dates include Friday, March 26, Friday, April 23, Friday, May 28, and Friday, June 25 at 10am.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Fireworks, Food and Fun at The Bishop , July 4, 6:30-10pm
Tired of trudging your family through crowds to find a spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks? Make it easy – come to Fireworks, Food, and Fun at The Bishop! Grab a seat or bring your blanket to the Riverside Plaza for a front row view of the fireworks, enjoy a meal from Nancy’s Bar-B-Q and a cash bar for adult beverages and desserts, and sit back and relax as you marvel at the fireworks over the Manatee River. They'll even have activities to keep your kids entertained! P.S. Kids 4 and under get in free! Nancy's Bar-B-Q boxed meal includes a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, smoked baked beans w/pork, baked mac & cheese, sweet bar-b-q sauce, and a bottle of water. Meals must be reserved in advance - they will not be available for purchase on site.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature , 201 10th St. West, Bradenton

[SOON]  FILM: The Ringling: On Screen: Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones , June 25, 6:30pm

The Lives of Quincy Jones is rated PG13 and is 1 hr 55 min. Interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jesse Jackson, and Ray Charles complement this compelling portrait of a musical virtuoso. The essential Quincy Jones – jazz trumpeter; songwriter, composer, arranger; record, film, and television producer will play on June 25 at 6:30pm at the Historic Asolo Theater. Treat yourself to a special meal at The Ringling Grillroom before heading over to The Historic Asolo Theater. A special prix fixe menu will be available, in addition to the regular menu. Located in the John M. McKay Visitors Pavilion, The Grillroom offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are encouraged; please call 941-360-7390. The pre fixe menu will be available soon, please check back. Seating will allow for social distancing. In the event of rising COVID cases or safety concerns this event is subject to be moved outdoors or canceled. Ticket holders will be notified upon any changes made and refunded if the screening is canceled.

[SOON]  FOOD: Campaign Against Summer Hunger: School Distribution , June 22, 9-11am
The funds raised are then put to use to fill the "summer hunger gap" for children who lose access to free and reduced-cost meals at school. This year, All Faiths exceeded its goal of $1.6 million; the organization hopes to serve at least 35,000 students and siblings in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. The next school distributions take place on June 22, 9-11 a.m., at Fruitville Elementary School, Venice and North Port High Schools. Throughout the summer, food from All Faiths is distributed at numerous locations, including libraries, early learning and childcare programs, school pantries and mobile pantries. And more than 47,000 backpacks filled with healthy food and nutritious snacks will be distributed at 75 sites.

All Faiths Food Bank, Fruitville Elementary School, Venice High School, North Port High School

[SOON]  SPORTS: Kids Summer Beach Run , June 22 – July 27, 5:30-7pm

The Kids Summer Beach Runs are one mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through July 27) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through July 28) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 pm with race time at 6:30 pm. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. 948 Beach Rd., Sarasota

Siesta Beach, Venice Beach

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Virtual: Teen Court of Sarasota: Leaders of Change, Hope, Resilience & Justice Scholarship Event , June 23, 6pm

Come as you are. Please join us for the Teen Court Leaders of Change, Hope, ResilIence & Justice virtual scholarship event on June 23 at 6pm. This year virtual, eleven teens will share how Teen Court impacted their lives, helped them through a tough time, become a better public speaker, pursue a law degree or the BEST part: help their peers. Join us for an hour on your cell phone or computer. No camera required. Gather your friends and family to experience the evening. Please visit: https://givebutter.com/teencourtsarasota to get your free ticket, donate or become a sponsor today.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: The Bishop: June Stelliferous , June 23, 7pm - 9pm

Join The Bishop in person in The Planetarium for this monthly guide to the night skies. You can experience the new upgraded Planetarium system and feel like an astronaut as you experience a 50-foot dome and discover the latest news from the world of astronomy! This live talk includes opportunities for Q&A.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature , 201 10th St. West, Bradenton

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Women's Resource Center Hosts Free Webinar for High-Demand Jobs in the Local Hospitality Industry , June 23 – June 24, 12-1pm

While the local hotel industry sees record occupancy rates as tourists flock to our area, employers face a workforce shortage to meet this demand. To connect individuals to the various career pathways available in this sector, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is partnering with local hospitality employers on a free online webinar offering an overview of employment opportunities, Wednesday, June 23, noon to 1 p.m. A Spanish language version of the same webinar will be presented on Thursday, June 24, noon to 1 pm. Participants can attend by phone or computer and will be able to ask questions via a chatbox.

Women's Resource Center

[SOON]  HEALTH: Manatee County Animal Services: Animal Vaccine Clinics , June 19 – June 23, 9am-12pm and 4pm-7pm

Building on the success of last month's free pet vaccination microchip and licensing clinic for Manatee County pet owners, Manatee County Animal Services MCAS will host two more free vet vaccination clinics later this month. The free clinics were made possible through a $10,000 donation from the Manatee Community Foundation. District 4 County Commissioner Misty Servia will join MCAS for a pet vaccination event on June 19 from 9am to noon at the Trailer Estates Clubhouse, 1903 69th Ave. W. in Bradenton. Pet owners are asked to register online for the June 19 event here. Space is limited to the first 200 pets. District 2 County Commissioner Commissioner Reggie Bellamy will join MCAS for a pet vaccination event on Wednesday, June 23 from 4pm to 7pm at Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th Street West, Palmetto. Pet owners are asked to register online for the June 23 event here. Space is limited to the first 200 pets. Free services offered include: Vaccines (rabies and distemper), Microchip (with pet registration), and Manatee County Annual Pet License. For more information on the free pet clinics, visit www.mymanatee.org/petclinic. Dogs must be leashed and non-aggressive. Cats must be in a secure carrier and pet owners must provide a driver’s license or state ID.

[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.

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