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SRQ DAILY Jun 22, 2022

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

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"Understanding trauma and how it is treated opens doors to healing and hope for victims of abuse and those experiencing trauma so that they thrive, not just survive."

- Dr. Sidney Turner, Resilient Retreat Founder.
 

[Trauma Therapy]  Resilient Retreat Featured on Resiliency Within

Resilient Retreat Founder, Dr. Sidney Turner, and Executive Director, Lisa Intagliata recently joined national radio host, Elaine Miller-Karas, for an episode of Resiliency Within - Building Resiliency During Unprecedented Times on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel. Recorded last month, this far-ranging and personal interview delves into the history of Resilient Retreat, its unique approach to trauma-informed care, and how beliefs and wellbeing are being challenged during these unprecedented times. The program also touches on how the COVID pandemic has, and continues, to generate a wide spectrum of trauma-related illnesses and impacts within all sectors of the community including among survivors of abuse, first responders, and helping professionals.

“Resiliency Within is an essential national voice for information and hope about trauma at a very challenging time for individual and community health here and around the world,” said Dr. Sidney Turner, Founder and Chair, Board of Directors. “Understanding trauma and how it’s treated opens doors to healing and hope for victims of abuse and those experiencing trauma so that they thrive, not just survive. I was especially pleased with the opportunity to share my story and how trauma-informed care transformed my life.”

Airing Mondays at 1 PM Pacific Time (4PM Eastern) on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel, Resiliency Within is about cultivating individual and community resiliency. Elaine Miller-Karas has been called an "ambassador of hope" and a "resilience guru." She is an author, a social worker, a trauma therapist, co-founder of an international organization, the Trauma Resource Institute, Inc., and a key developer of the Community and Trauma Resiliency Models. The goal of the program is to spread wellbeing and give individual and community examples to inspire how wellness skills, including ones based upon neuroscience and the biology of the human nervous system, can be integrated into one's life, family and community during difficult times. 

To listen to the episode click here.

[Grant Given]  The Education Foundation Receives AT&T Full STEAM Ahead for Florida's Future Grant to Fund Learning Innovation

High school and middle school students from across Sarasota County Schools benefited from a statewide investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to engage students who may have fallen behind during the pandemic as well as those in underserved communities, families needing support with distance learning, and high school students seeking to jump start their STEM careers through industry certifications.  For the 12th consecutive year, AT&T is working with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) to support hands-on learning opportunities. Nineteen separate projects organized and funded through Consortium member local education foundations will re-engage students who have gotten behind in academics and/or are in underserved communities through hands-on STEAM enrichment activities, student-led digital divide support or increasing CTE certification completion.  

With the Full STEAM Ahead for Florida’s Future grant, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County will provide innovative, hands-on learning opportunities while raising awareness of STEAM-related fields. In a project titled Building STEAM through the Career Skills Challenge, it will help make possible two Career Skills Challenges. Students and teams of students from area high schools and middle schools will compete in 12 career skills challenges in areas such as video production, VEX Robotics, CAD design, and coding. These hands-on, enrichment activities will be held at Suncoast Technical College. The first skills challenge, for high school students, was held on December 9, 2021, and was a tremendous success, with 175 students from all seven high schools participating. Venice High School won the all-around school championship for the Career Skills Challenge. Middle school students competed on March 31, 2022, at Suncoast Technical College-North Port, with 120 students from area middle schools participating. Laurel Nokomis School won the all-around school championship for the Career Skills Challenge. The Career Skills Challenge increases career awareness, exploration, and concentration throughout the Sarasota County school district. It celebrates students interested in STEAM-related fields and affords them an opportunity to network with peers and meet the judges, adult experts in the career fields these students are interested in. This year’s statewide grant brings the total investment by AT&T over eleven years to more than $1 million. More than 79,000 students have been directly impacted through 469 projects involving 954 local workplace partners throughout Florida.   

To learn more, visit.

[Fundraising]  Give OUT Day An Opportunity to Support ALSO Youth

Give OUT Day is a month-long fundraising campaign culminating on June 30, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community. Last year Give OUT Day raised over $1.9 million for LGBTQ+ nonprofits! Give OUT Day is hosted by Horizons Foundation, the world's first LGBTQ+ community foundation. Give OUT Day 2022 takes place during Pride Month. While Give OUT Day itself is Thursday, June 30, donors can give any time starting June 1. Donations throughout all of Pride Month count toward the prizes for nonprofits. Why Support ALSO Youth During Pride Month? ALSO Youth needs your support now more than ever. In recent months, there have been countless attempts to disenfranchise our youth and the LGBTQ+ population in Florida at large. The services we offer are designed to promote affirming and engaging experiences for ages 10-24 in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. With your support, we can continue offering monthly programming, free counseling, various support groups, and so much more. 

To learn more, visit.

[Musical Event]  The Kat and Dave Show Starring Katharine McPhee and David Foster Comes to Sarasota

Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, composer, and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television, and Broadway star, Katharine McPhee are bringing their viral Instagram show on the road. The Kat and Dave Show comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. Coming directly from the living room to the stage, this intimate show with the powerhouse duo will be packed with David’s hits from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and more, and Kat’s biggest songs from American Idol, Smash and Waitress. Plus, some of their favorites that they just love.

Dave is gearing up to take on Broadway with several projects including writing the music for a new musical about the iconic, animated character “Betty Boop.” He is also writing the music for a musical based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller, Lucky Us. Katherine can most recently be seen starring in the Netflix Original Series, County Comfort. Previously she starred as Paige Dineen on the CBS spy drama Scorpion and starred in NBC’s award-winning musical series Smash, executive produced by Steve Spielberg. Her other television credits include CSI: New York, Community and Family Guy. Katherine appeared on the big screen in Relativity’s Shark Night 3D and Columbia’s romantic comedy The House Bunny. In addition to her acting career, she finds great success in the music space after her turn on season five of America Idol. Katherine’s first single debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart. Her debut album landed on the Billboard 200 chart and went gold in 2008. She also has a presence in theater, having recently starred in both the U.S. and U.K. productions of  Waitress

[Election]  Supervisor of Elections Putting Out Call for More Poll Workers

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is asking Sarasota County voters to consider becoming poll workers for the coming August 23 Primary Election and the November 8 General Election. The supervisor of elections office recruits and trains several hundred poll workers in advance of each election. These workers are vital to the administration of elections in Sarasota County. With two countywide elections approaching, Turner is putting out the call for additional poll workers to ensure election day polling places are run efficiently, accurately and fairly. Requirements for becoming a poll worker include being a registered (or pre-registered) voter of Sarasota County and being able to attend training and work on election day. Poll workers are paid a total of $175 to $300 per election, based on position. For the August 23 Primary Election, there is a particular need for inspectors and deputies. Turner also urges local high school and college students who meet the requirements to become poll workers. In addition to getting paid for their service, students may also receive valuable community service hours for training. More information about becoming a poll worker can be found at SarasotaVotes.gov/Poll-Workers or by calling 941.861.8640.  

[Music Events]  DreamLarge Presents a Free Community Concert in the Rosemary District

DreamLarge is excited to announce A RADD Show, a free, community-centric concert in the Rosemary Art & Design District, featuring two Sarasota local bands, Physical Plant and Me Umbra, and Orlando-based blues band, Shreddie King. Physical Plant, founded at New College of Florida and self-described as reanimated from the cryogenics lab of 1976, is a four-piece rock band incorporating high-energy funk, heavy guitars, and ambitious arrangements – they’re that velvety punch of alternative southern rock missing from your life. Me Umbra, graduates from New College’s music program, blends electronic synths, organic keys, and deep bass, all topped with the silky vocals that keep you entranced. Shreddie King, a blues powerhouse band from Orlando, fully embodies the soulful, distinctive guitar playing of Freddie King. Their high energy blues with dueling guitars keeps crowds moving to their beats. A RADD Show is part of ongoing efforts of DreamLarge to activate and energize the Rosemary District through free community events. Other upcoming events include Yoga at Rosemary Park, taking place every Friday evening through June, and LOVEWINS: Art Exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists and creatives. For any questions, please contact hello@dreamlarge.org or visit www.dreamlarge.org for more information and to RSVP for events.

This free, outdoor concert takes place Saturday, June 25 from 8 - 10 pm in the DreamLarge Yard, 600 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

To learn more, visit.

[Leadership]  School Leader Chosen to Serve on the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dan Ceaser, the Head of School of Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, was recently selected to serve on the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Ceaser’s term begins on July 1 and will run for four years. The Alumni Council is an international committee of highly accomplished Harvard Graduate School of Education alumniselected by Harvard to provide a valuable connection between the university and its growing network of alumni. Council members work to strengthen the relationship between the school and its alumni through engagement and outreach, including event development and support, admissions recruitment, strengthening volunteer opportunities, and broadening alumni networks. Council members serve as both representatives of the larger alumni body and as sources of information for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.Dan Ceaser is a nationally recognized school leader with more than 18 years of administrative leadership experience. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Fisher School Leadership Institute at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Dan also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College. In addition, Dan taught at the University of South Florida School of Education, served as a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principal Center Advisory Board, and has worked to create professional development offerings for outstanding school leaders around the world. 

Pictured: CDS Head of School Dan Ceaser with students.



[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Music Festival 2022: Triumphs , June 23, 4:30pm

The Triumphs Artist Showcase will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 4:30pm at Holley Hall. Explore the colors and sounds of individual instruments in the hands of our new Festival faculty members. Demarre McGill performs one of the most popular works in the flute repertoire: Francis Poulenc’s exquisite Sonata for Flute and Piano. When British-American composer Rebecca Clarke’s viola sonata was performed in 1919, the bias against women in classical music was such that critics refused to believe she had written such a “powerful work” herself. Clarke’s “one little whiff of success,” as she called it, has since become a mainstay of the repertoire; Teng Li will perform the groundbreaking piece. Robert DeMaine, Ani Kavafian, and Jeffrey Kahane join forces in Schumann’s First Piano Trio. From its expressive opening to its soul-searching slow movement and radiant finale, the trio brings to life every aspect of Schumann’s complex personality.

Holley Hall

[SOON]  GALLERY: Women Contemporary Artists Members Spring Exhibition , June 3 – June 24

The Women Contemporary Artists Members Spring Exhibition 2022 will take place at Ringling College of Art & Design Lois and David Stuhlberg Gallery, 1188 MLK Way, from June 3 – 24, 2022. The exhibition is open to active WCA members who may submit two entries only, $30 for one entry and $35 for two entries. Art specs are 2D - 36” x 36” max, mid-sized and smaller works preferred. All media. Diptych and Triptychs allowed, but must fit into size requirements and sold as one painting. 3D work 72” x 20” max. Pedestals are available. If accepted into the show, be prepared to sit for one sitting in the gallery, if needed, from 9-12 or 12-3 on Monday through Friday for the length of the show. You can do this with a friend. Awards are $600 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd, and 5 Merit Awards $100 each. Receiving on Tuesday, May 24 between 10 AM and 2 PM and Jurying on Tuesday, May the 24th at 3 PM.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Ringling College Galleries + Exhibitions Opening Receptions June 10th , June 3 – June 24, 5pm-7pm

Ringling College Galleries + Exhibitions invites you to attend two opening receptions for: Petticoat Painters, exhibiting June 3 - June 24 in the Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. Gallery and Women Contemporary Artists, exhibiting June 3 - June 24 in the Lois + David Stulberg Gallery. Join us on June 10th, 5-7 pm for the opening reception in each gallery and meet the artists. Both galleries are on the Ringling College campus and are open M-F 9-3 pm. While you're on campus don't forget to stop by Valetta's exhibition in the Thompson Gallery. Valetta will be exhibiting June 3 - August 12.

[SOON]  SPORTS: 6th Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic at The Meadows Country Club , June 24, 7:30am

The 6th Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Friday, June 24 at The Meadows Country Club course only. Player check-in and breakfast will be from 7:30am to 9am, with a shotgun start at 9am. $800 per foursome, which includes continental breakfast, tee sign, and lunch. The tournament is limited to 36 foursomes on a first come first served basis and two golf carts will be provided to each foursome. For more information and registration, visit suncoastsummerfest.org or call 941-706-3685.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Music Festival 2022: Rising Stars Concert 3 , June 24, 2:30pm

The Rising Stars Concert – 3 will take place on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 2:30pm at Holley Hall. Program: Mozart III. Allegretto from Piano Quintet in E-flat Major; Francaix Quatuor II. Andante and III. Allegro molto; Brahms II. Andante, un poco Adagio from Piano Quintet in F Minor; Schubert III. Scherzo from String Quintet in C Major; Brahms II. Scherzo from Horn Trio in E-flat Major; Barber Summer Music; and Schubert IV. Allegro moderato from Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major. 

Holley Hall

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Music Festival 2022: Mix and Mingle , June 24, 7:30pm

The Mix and Mingle Festival Friday will take place on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:30pm at Sarasota Opera House. Festival faculty and fellows share the stage in this program featuring works that intermingle wind and string instruments. Amy Beach’s brilliant Theme and Variations is an early 20th-century Romantic treasure from the first American woman to publish a symphony. Jean Françaix’s superbly crafted music is bracingly witty and always entertaining. His Dixtuor for 10 players brings together the rarely seen combination of wind and string quintets. Beethoven’s Septet was an immediate success at its premiere in 1800 and quickly became one of his most popular works. This luminous piece is scored for a mixed ensemble with a notably challenging violin part, taken on in this performance by faculty violinist Martin Beaver. 

Sarasota Opera House

[SOON]  GALLERY: Art Uptown Gallery: Moxie , June 25 – July 30
The July Gallery for Art Uptown will exhibit "MOXIE by Rita Rust." Rust's watercolor action portraits capture the feeling of joy that can be found even in the darkest times.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Music Festival 2022: From America to Italy , June 25, 7:30pm

The From America to Italy Festival Saturday will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7:30pm at Sarasota Opera House. The 2022 Sarasota Music Festival culminates with a program full of orchestral flair. The concert opens with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s tribute to his grandmother, a formerly enslaved person. Festival alumna and faculty violinist Francesca Anderegg, whose “virtuosic panache” has been hailed by The New York Times, performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The slow movement of the concerto gives rise to one of the composer’s most unforgettable and ravishingly beautiful melodies. The Festival concludes on a joyous note with Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Symphony No. 4, a high-spirited tribute to Italy’s sunshine and warm breezes.

Sarasota Opera House

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Selby Gardens: Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith: Flowers, Poetry, and Light , February 13 – June 26, Garden hours.

This winter, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) will spotlight the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century, together with the poetry of legendary singer-songwriter and poet Patti Smith in a special exhibition on view throughout the garden’s 15-acre Downtown Sarasota campus. Marking the sixth edition of the Gardens’ annual Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, which explores the work of major artists through the lens of their connection to nature, this immersive exhibition puts a selection of Mapplethorpe’s photographs of orchids, hyacinths, and irises, and excerpts of Smith’s poems and lyrics on flowers and nature, in dialogue with new horticultural installations inspired by the two artists’ work. On view from February 13 through June 26, 2022, Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith: Flowers, Poetry, and Light is curated by Dr. Carol Ockman, Selby Gardens’ Curator-at-Large and the Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emerita at Williams College. The Gardens will host an Evening with Patti Smith, on Tuesday, February 15, a lecture and performance with Smith that will shed new light on this body of work. 

[SOON]  THEATER: Asolo Repertory Theatre: Hood , June 3 – June 26, Varies.

The world’s sexiest thief. A pair of history’s greatest lovers. The Merry Band that made redistributing wealth cool. Here, finally, is the real story of the disgraced nobleman, forced into the wilderness, who seeks revenge not only for himself but against an unjust system. He rescues the damsel, or perhaps along the way, discovers she doesn’t need any rescuing. Five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane–who re-invented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella so deliciously–reunites with Lewis Flinn, his Give it Up/Lysistrata Jones collaborator, to bring to life this hilarious and stirring new musical adventure. Contains mature themes. Recommended for age 14+. Hood will take place June 11 - June 26, 2022 with Previews June 3-10, 2022.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Amore Restaurant Extends Savor Sarasota Promotion to December , June 1 – December 18

Amore Restaurant has decided to extend Savor Sarasota Menu through December 18th (not combined with any other offer and, not available on special occasions). Savor Sarasota is a 3 course menu dinner for $35.00 per person. The restaurant offers a Portuguese and an Italian menu. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9PM. Fridays and Sundays 5 to 9:30pm. With indoor and outdoor seating available. Easy and free parking. Menu can be viewed here:https://www.amorelbk.com/savor-sarasota/

Amore Restaurant

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