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"It is more evolutionary than it is revolutionary."

- Dan Clermont, Sarasota Charter Review
 

[Politics]  Mayor Proposal Moves Forward in Sarasota
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

The question of whether Sarasota needs an elected mayor will once again come before the Sarasota City Commission. That’s after the Charter Review Committee passed a proposal for a modest mayor. The matter still needs to win support from the Commission to put the matter on the ballot, where voters ultimately will have a final say.

The proposal advanced would take one of two at-large places on the Commission and make it into a four-year mayor. Right now, city commissioners vote annually amongst themselves on who should serve as mayor for the year.

CRC member Dan Clermont, a former City Commission candidate, said he feels confident this proposal will be the one that finally comes to be in a city that has long debated the merits of a directly elected mayor. “It’s more evolutionary than it is revolutionary,” Clermont said. “The mayor the mayor would have any no different than what (current Mayor) Erik Arroyo enjoys today. But the people of the city would be making the choice of that person instead of the members of the City Commission.”

Still, the measure only narrowly passed. Cathy Antunes, another CRC member who voted against a mayor proposal, said she has concerns about giving someone the mayor’s gavel for four years, and said she felt prior Mayor Hagen Brody abused the powers of the position during his one year. “Four years of that could be a big problem, and without any accountability to the position, I prefer a rotating mayor,” she said.

Brody, who still serves on the City Commission, incidentally only said he wanted to see the details of the proposal before he voted on putting the matter to ballot.

Antunes also had concerns about a citywide election for mayor, thereby preventing a mayor representing a single-member district a chance at the job. No minority candidates have ever won a citywide election to the Commission, while several Commissioners like Fredd Atkins, Willie Shaw and Carolyn Mason (who now serves on the CRC and also voted against the proposal) all won election in District 1, then were selected by peers to serve as mayor.

Clermont rejected the argument a Black mayor could not win election cityside. 

“The mayor-elect of St. Petersburg is African-American,” referring to Ken Welch, who will be sworn in as St. Petersburg’s first Black mayor today. “There’s no reason to think that city is more evolved or sophisticated than Sarasota.”

Through the years, many questioned if any mayor proposal would ultimately serve as a step to a strong mayor, often derisively called a boss mayor.  Clermont also dismissed that concern, saying if anything, having a legislative mayor much like that in Venice and Bradenton would be an achievement on its own. It may even quash further discussions of requiring a more administrative mayor.

But at least one person wonders if a “weak” mayor proposal was even worth the trouble of installing. That’s Arroyo, the current mayor. He was just selected to a term more than a year after his 2020 election, and while the job has its perks, there’s plenty of limits on the position He said mayors with power like Jane Castor in Tampa and Lenny Curry in Jacksonville can raise the prominence and power of a community.. Without administrative power to enact a vision for the city, he questions if the proposal would provide anything but a title. 

“The proposal sent to us is a waste of time,” he said. “I get it. People fear one person taking and being able to do all these things. But it’s what we have with a governor at the state level and president at the federal level— an executive that’s in charge.”  

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[Recognition]  Lakewood Ranch Remains the Best-Selling All-Ages Community in the Nation

Lakewood Ranch had another record-setting sales year, bolstered by the opening of new villages, its third town center, expanded restaurant and retail offerings, and plans for new schools and a public library. The Ranch saw 2,574 new home sales in 2021, up from 2,149 in 2020 – a 20 percent increase year-over-year and the best sales year on record. Lakewood Ranch was recognized as the best-selling, master-planned multi-generational community in the country for the fourth year in a row by RCLCO, an independent real estate consulting firm. 

Much excitement centered on Waterside Place, which is on its way to becoming one of the area’s most popular dining, retail, and experiential destinations. Lakewood Ranch’s newest town center opened for business in November, featuring not only shops and restaurants but becoming the new home of The Farmers’ Market and Ranch Nite Wednesdays, perennial favorites of the community for more than four years. Waterside Place is the centerpiece of Waterside Village, located in the Sarasota County portion of The Ranch. Waterside currently offers single family homes in LakeHouse Cove and Shoreview as well as rental townhomes, apartments, and senior living options in a variety of waterfront neighborhoods. Demand has been extremely brisk for Waterside and builders will be introducing townhomes, cottages, single family rentals, and large custom homes in the next phase of development. 

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[Employee Announcement]  A New Expert Resource in Forensic Psychology

Dr. Amy Gambow, a Florida Certified Forensic Examiner, has joined Carter Psychology Center. Dr. Gambow is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in forensic and clinical services. She is specialized in the area of forensic assessment, including mitigation, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk, sexual offenders, parental capacity, and disability. Dr. Gambow has frequently served as an expert witness in criminal and other legal cases. In addition to expert evaluations and testimony, she offers case consultation for legal professionals and work product reviews. Dr. Gambow earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology from Palo Alto University. After completing an accredited internship with emphasis on forensic assessment, Dr. Gambow completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University Psychiatry and Law Service where she specialized in criminal forensic evaluations and treatment. Dr. Gambow has worked as an inpatient psychologist within a state psychiatric hospital and as an outpatient forensic evaluator for the courts.  She continues to serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and clinical supervisor to trainees. A frequent speaker and researcher, Dr. Gambow has published and presented on topics related to forensic assessment and treatment, clinical diagnostic evaluations, and juvenile offenders. Carter Psychology Center also offers general therapeutic and diagnostic services including treatment for mood and behavior disorders, relationship concerns, memory and cognitive concerns, academic problems, as well as personal growth and development. 

[New Season]  La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Announces 36th Season

The critically-acclaimed La Musica International Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 36th season in 2022, with events from February 15 to April 13. Four concerts will be held at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. The season kick-off event, and the first concert with special guest pianist Wu Han, will celebrate the legacy of co-founder and associate artistic director Derek Han, who passed away in April of 2021. Subscriptions to all four concerts are $195 and include a festival rehearsal pass; single concert tickets range from $50-$65. Bruno Giuranna, La Musica’s co-founder and artistic director, stated, “Although covid keeps me from traveling to Sarasota this year, my gift to La Musica is the repertoire patrons will enjoy throughout the festival. I am especially saddened to miss paying tribute to Derek Han, my colleague and good friend, but I know he will be listening from afar.”  

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[Book Honored]  Sarasota County Announces 2022 'One Book' Selection

Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources (LHR) announces “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" as their 2022 One Book selection. “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and perseverance, and the power to overcome adversity. Renee Di Pilato, who serves as the LHR director, said the book was both inspirational and uplifting, and available in multiple formats for kids, teens and adults. A committee selects the One Book title each year and then hosts a public event with the author and readers. This celebration includes follow-up programs at county libraries and other venues, and has featured both local and bestselling authors. The entire community is encouraged to participate. In 2022 LHR will provide programming and displays as part of this One Book selection, and the entire community is invited to participate. As part of this 2022 One Book selection, LHR will host the author William Kamkwamba for the following speaking engagements: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 17 at Suncoast Technical College Conference Center in North Port, 4445 Career Lane, which is located next to the Shannon Staub Public Library and 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.  

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[Scholarship Opportunity]  Four FSE Scholarships Available for 2022

The Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) will offer four $1,200 scholarships for 2022 to college students, according to Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Michael Bennett. Applicants must be registered Florida voters and have lived in the state for at least the two preceding years. Applicants must be either a Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication major, and be at least a junior in college. Students must be enrolled, or accepted for, full-time studies in an accredited college or university in Florida, and have at least a “C” average for the previous year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 11, 2022. Applications must be submitted to the elections office of the county in which the applicant is registered to vote. Each county will select one finalist to send to the FSE Scholarship Committee for consideration. 

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[Fashion Show]  SPARCC Runway SRQ2022 - Return to In Person Event

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) is hosting its sought-after, annual fashion show on Friday, March 18, 2022 at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota. As in past years, SPARCC Runway #SRQ2022 promises to be buzzing with excitement! Guests will enjoy valet parking, a champagne toast, shopping in the premiere, pop-up fashion boutique (featuring great deals on high-end fashion pieces from SPARCC Treasure Chest), a delicious luncheon complete with wine service, and an unforgettable and fantastic runway fashion show. Registration and shopping at the pop-up boutique begin at 10 AM, with the seated luncheon and the fashion show following at noon. This year’s Event Chair is Diane Muldoon, and Darci Jacob is the Fashion Show Chair. All proceeds support SPARCC’s free and confidential programs and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

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[Speaker Announcement]  The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club Welcomes Author and Columnist David Brooks

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, a not-for-profit Florida Corporation with a 501(c)(3) status, will welcome David Brooks, Author, The Second Mountain, The Road to Character and The Social Animal, New York Times Columnist and major political and social analyst to the May 5, 2022 luncheon to be held at Michael’s On East.

David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He holds several prestigious positions as a commentator: Bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, Regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. David’s New York Times bestseller, The Road to Character, “explains why selflessness leads to greater success. He tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.”

In his most recent book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House), David explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. His previous books, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, uses the story of a fictional American couple to explain the importance of neuroscience and sociology in understanding America’s politics, culture, and future. His other books, Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive are in a style he calls “comic sociology”—descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful. Bobos in Paradise was a New York Times bestseller. 

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[Home Construction]  Premier Sotheby's International Realty Sales Associate Partners With New Story Charity

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Kevin Milner recently partnered with New Story to fully fund the construction of a home in Haiti. A nonprofit organization that changes lives, New Story provides safe, thriving homes in the developing worldIn addition to building homes, the charity also creates jobs and stability for these communities by hiring local laborers and purchasing materials in the areas they’re working to boost that specific economy.  An accomplished associate with nearly two decades of experience and over 300 transactions, Kevin is ranked among the top four percent of all REALTORS® in production in Sarasota and Manatee countiesAchieving numerous accolades throughout his career, he has also earned Sarasota Magazine’s Best in Client Satisfaction rating for 13 consecutive yearsDedicated to his community, Kevin focuses on giving back and serving others through a variety of organizations including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Tim Tebow Foundation and St. Judes.

 
[Scholarships]  Community Foundation of Sarasota County Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students from four area counties are invited to apply by Feb. 15 for more than 70 scholarship opportunities offered through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. By completing a single application, students under the age of 24 in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties have an opportunity to be selected for scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000 in financial support for the upcoming academic year.

Students have until Tuesday, Feb. 15 to complete the online Traditional Scholarship application available at www.cfsarasota.org/students/scholarships-for-students-under-24-years. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue further education at an accredited university, community college, technical school, or certification program. Applicants must also be a current resident, graduating high school senior, or a graduate of a high school located within our four-county region.

Recipients are selected based on need, merit, or a combination of both, and scholarships are designed to fulfill a diverse array of academic goals at colleges or technical schools. Some of the unique opportunities students are eligible for through the single application include the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA) Booker Law Academy Scholarship, Destinations Florida Scholarship, and Performing Arts Scholarship, among others. 

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[Free Event]  Sarasota Luxury Travel Forum Scheduled for February 16

Sarasota-Manatee travel lovers are invited to meet with and hear presentations from top-rated luxury travel suppliers at the Second Annual Sarasota Luxury Travel Forum. The free event will be held at The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota from 4-7:30 p.m. on February 16 and will be hosted by Marc Bokoff of Cruise Planners. Bokoff has decades of experience with land vacations, cruises, resorts, destination weddings, and group travel. This year’s Luxury Travel Forum promises to be extremely informational, with a dozen of the industry’s most respected brands – including land, sea, river, and rail suppliers – in attendance. Guests will enjoy refreshments while they consider options for their next vacation, taking advantage of specials and discounts exclusive to Bokoff’s clients. Travel companies represented at the Forum include: Abercrombie & Kent, American Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Kensington Tours, Lindblad Expeditions, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Rocky Mountaineer, Scenic Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea Cruises, and Uniworld River Cruises. 

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[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Van Wezel: Il Divo , January 6, 8pm

Making their Sarasota debut, the iconic group IL DIVO transcends categorization, uniting the classical and the popular in multiple languages and infusing the passion of opera into their performances worldwide for over a decade. The quartet has earned over a hundred gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and has solidified their status as a global sensation with a timeless sound. This show will take place on Thursday, January 6 at 8pm.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra: Masterworks: Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff , January 7 – January 9, 8pm and 2:30pm

This program features two jewels of the Romantic repertoire on Friday, January 7 at 8pm, Saturday, January 8 at 8pm and Sunday, January 9 at 2:30pm. Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony is a sunny, optimistic work that boosts the spirit. Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Sarasota to awe audiences with Rachmaninoff's towering Piano Concerto No. 3. A fiendishly difficult work, the piece demands extraordinary technical prowess and stamina from the soloist. Jeffrey Kahane, Sarasota Orchestra's Artistic Advisor, leads the orchestra in this memorable collaboration.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Atelier de SoSi: Feline , January 7 – February 19, Gallery hours.

“Feline”—an art show for cat lovers. This six-week show focused solely on feline inspired art, includes sculptures, paintings, collages, prints, and other eclectic pieces based on the fantastic felines of the world. Artists have created works inspired by these fascinating creatures that baffle, inspire, and infuriate us but most importantly, they fill our hearts with pure joy. Join us for the Opening of “Feline” on Friday, January 7th, 6-9pm. Wear your cat tails, cat ears, and anything you love that is cat-inspired. For this show Atelier de SoSi is especially excited to partner with the “St. Pete Sunshine Kitty Catfe." A percentage of all of the sales will be donated to their fabulous organization that helps cats find their fur-ever homes. For those looking for a new furry friend in their lives, there will be a photo gallery of adoptable cats during the show. "Feline" will encompass many feline-themed events during the show's run, including a cat art yoga class, cat-inspired painting classes, screenings of cat-themed movies, and more. The exhibition will show through February 19th.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Hermitage Artist Retreat: Journeys of Identity in Poetry & Music , January 7, 5pm

Journeys of Identity in Poetry & Music With Hermitage Fellows Chet'la Sebree and Wang Lu will take place on Friday, January 7 at 5pm at The Hermitage Beach (Manasota Key), 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. Wang Lu's Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by Ina Schnell in memory of Susan Brainerd. This event on the Hermitage campus will be held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program may be cancelled or moved online. Registered guests will be notified via email by 3pm on the day of the program in the event of cancellation or other changes. 

[SOON]  MUSIC: Jazz Club of Sarasota: Jazz at Two: Dan Miller Lew Del Gatto Quartet , January 7, 2pm

Internationally renowned artists, Dan Miller, trumpet and Lew Del Gatto, tenor sax headline this event with bassist Brandon Robertson and Tony Vigilante on drums. For a number of years, Miller was a lead player with the Harry Connick Jr band, performing in concert and on numerous CDs and TV specials. Del Gatto was a longtime member of the Tonight Show band and the Saturday Night Live orchestras. He also performed in concert bands for many top artists. The quartet features jazz standards and music from the American songbook. This show will take place on January 7 at 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota.

[SOON]  FILM: The Ringling: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict , January 7, 6:30pm

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art but also artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. A collector of art and artists, Peggy Guggenheim fought through personal tragedy to build one of the world’s most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her famous Venetian Palazzo. The film is a compendium of famous 20th century painting and sculpture mixed with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the history of the art world. Art Addict will show on January 7 at 6:30pm at the Historic Asolo Theater.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Fresh Fridays: Dance Under the Stars , January 7, 8pm-11pm

To help usher in a new year of joy and success, Fresh Fridays presents DANCE UNDER THE STARS on January 7th from 8-11pm. 2022’s first big first Friday event of the year will take place on Palm Avenue between the Palm Ave parking garage and Main Street, and will feature dance showcase/ /instruction in three different styles. Led by decorated competitive dancer Maks Lototskyy of Dynasty Dance Clubs, attendees can participate in ballroom from 8-9 p.m., country/Western from 9-10 p.m., or disco from 10-11pm. Guests are encouraged to patronize downtown restaurants and merchants the day of the event, making attendance at the Fresh Fridays program an easy walk. As with previous events, the first arrivals will get a free party favor to adorn their evening. Ample parking is available in the Palm Avenue parking garage and State Street parking garage, as well as street-side on Palm Avenue, Gulfstream Avenue, Main Street, Pineapple Avenue, and Cocoanut Avenue. 

[SOON]  GALLERY: SPAACES Gallery: The Language of Ephemera , January 7 – January 22, Gallery hours.

The Language of Ephemera, A Two Person Exhibit with Sally Pettibon and Eszter Sziksz, DLA will have its Opening Night Reception on Friday, January 7th, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm. Open Exhibition Dates are January 8th through 22nd By Appointment Only. Ephemera is generally defined as collectible memorabilia that was intended for a short term purpose. It is almost always paper-based and is often written or printed items that were expected to have short term popularity or usefulness. But oftentimes, we do keep and cherish ephemera items – especially vintage ones. Pettibon and Sziksz, explore the transitory through thoughtful, quiet, and powerful reflections on what ephemera is in relation to the passing moments of time. 

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival , January 8 – January 9, 10am-5pm

Whether you are an art collector, need artwork for your home or office, or merely wish to support the arts, join us in downtown Sarasota on January 8-9, 2022 for the 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. As a result of your gracious support, this event has grown to become one of the most powerful and successful fine art festivals in Florida and ranks among the nation's top fine art shows. This fine art festival is held in downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals and hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association. The 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful.

[SOON]  THEATER: Florida Studio Theatre: Hare & Tortoise , January 8 – February 26, Varies.

Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of one of Aesops best-known fables about two friends who have opposite approaches to just about everything. Hare wants nothing more than to speed through everyday life and make time pass faster. Tortoise prefers to take her time, tending her garden and celebrating each season of life. This fun, treasured tale tells a timeless story of friendship, change, and the excitement of growing up. Hare & Tortoise, by Brendan Murray, will play Saturdays and select Sundays from January 8, 2022 - February 26, 2022 in FST's Bowne's Lab. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the button above or by calling the Box Office at 941.366.9000.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Guitar Sarasota: International Concert Series: Johan Smith - Switzerland , January 8, 7:30pm

GFA winner Johan Smith kicks off Guitar Sarasota’s 15th season on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Riverview Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition in 2019 and defined as the “Classical Guitar Revelation 2017” by the french magazine Guitar Classical Magazine, Johan Smith has been invited to perform in renowned festivals, as concert and soloist, with orchestras such as the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. He is currently preparing the recording of his second album (Naxos, 2020), as well as a tour that will bring him to perform in the United States, Canada, Mexico and in the Carnegie Hall in New York.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime: Bubble Festival Starring Blaise Ryndes , January 8, 10am-3pm

The Bubble Festival starring Blaise Ryndes will take place on January 8 from 10am to 3pm. He performed his bubble act on America’s Got Talent. This is going to be a big event, so don't miss it.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Sarasota Art Museum: Free Second Sundays at SAM , January 9 – February 13, 11am-4:45pm

Free Second Sundays at SAM Activities will take place on Sunday, January 9 and Sunday, February 13 from 11am to 4:45pm. Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities. Musical Interludes – 12pm to 1:30pm: Join us for music on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza. Mary’s Front Porch – 1:30pm to 2pm: Storytelling performance for all ages where they can share their imagination and creativity. What’s your medium?- 2pm to 4pm: An intergenerational art activity for discovering various artistic mediums. Ringling Studio + Digital Arts Free Studio Day Activities – 11am to 4:30pm: Free ceramics activity! Personalize your own ceramic puzzle piece. Help to create The Community Puzzle.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Sol of the Circle: Cold Days, Warm Hearts , January 9 – January 26, Varies.

St. Armands Circle has announced the event dates for its upcoming 2022 “Sol of the Circle – Cold Days, Warm Hearts.” Experience life on the circle and visit an assortment of some of the best merchants in the region. Sol of the Circle, a joint effort by the St. Armands Circle Association and St. Armands Business Improvement District, invites locals and tourists alike to enjoy weekly events happening throughout the month of January. Sol of the Circle will start Sunday, January 9th, and will include events such as: Sunset Yoga - Sunday, Jan. 9, and Jan. 23, 5pm to 6pm, St. Armands Family Day - Sunday, Jan. 16, 11am to 1pm, Ladies Night - Thursday, Jan. 20, 6pm to 8:30pm, and Songs on the Circle – Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6pm to 9pm. St. Armands Circle is set to kick off the new year with a handful of events for one to enjoy in January. The first event features a soothing way to wind down the weekend with Sunset Yoga. This free event will take place on Jan. 9 and 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. Led by instructor Liana Sheintal Bryant. Songs on the Circle will return with a mix of several smooth genres. Each quadrant will feature a different musical act providing a soundtrack to your evening as you stroll around the circle. This special event will be held on Wednesday, January 26 from 6pm to 9pm. St. Armands Circle Association’s Sol of the Circle will also include Ladies Night, which will be held on Thursday, January 20 from 6pm to 8:30pm. Shop and dine out on the Circle with a festive atmosphere for a special night of fun. The final event will conclude on Wednesday, January 26. From 11am to 1pm, the Circle encourages you to enjoy St. Armands Family Day which will include great activities for the whole family to participate in. 

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