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SRQ DAILY Oct 26, 2022

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

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Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

"Vertical oyster gardening is like building affordable housing for those in need."

- Dom Marino, Co-Founder and President, Oyster Boys Conservation.

[Conservation]  Q&A with Oyster Boys Conservation Founders Dom and Vince Marino
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

When suncoast natives, Dom and Vince Marino, learned about the high rate of manatee death in Florida waters, they decided to take action. Early this year, the brothers began Oyster Boys Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning local waters with a little help from some oysters. Vertical oyster gardens (VOGs), the Marinos discovered, were one of the fastest and most effective ways to have a positive impact on their environment.

How do VOGs help with conservation efforts?

Vertical oyster gardening is like building affordable housing for those in need. Baby oyster larvae float through the water column looking for somewhere to land and call home. Residential seawalls and inshore dredging have reduced the amount of possible housing opportunities for these Oyster Spats to land and grow. Adult oysters can filter 50 gallons of polluted saltwater each day. 1,101 manatees died in 2021. Most of them from starvation. Seagrass growth is impaired because of harmful nutrient density and sediments in the water column, oftentimes reducing the amount of sunlight able to reach the seagrass causing it to die. Oysters are continually filtering both sediments and runoff nutrients like nitrogen out of the water column. VOGs also create micro habitats for smaller shrimps, fishes and crustaceans positively impacting the food web.

What makes you different from other conservation groups?

Our main purpose is to restore the oyster population within our Florida waterways. Our means of accomplishing that is through awareness, education and volunteer recruitment. Participants and supporters gain access to our web3 digital community CLUB MANNY. We use NFT digital collectibles as our membership passes, earning members opportunities to free raffles and invitations to private events and education. NFT collectors have sent $37B to marketplaces in 2022 so far. Utilizing blockchain technology and social currency with NFTs has allowed us to fundraise and educate at a global scale. The second piece of our authentic approach to protecting Florida will be to bring to life our concept of "Restoration Stations". We currently have our sights set on two preserved waterfront properties here in Florida that we plan to practice both regenerative oyster gardening on our shorelines as well as sustainable farming techniques like permaculture on land while remaining open to the public for agritourism advancements. Imagine an old Florida approach to a scientific and educational Disneyworld. The Florida Department of Agriculture's "Fresh From Florida" program has been instrumental in guiding and helping us develop this plan to emphasize the importance of responsibly caring for our homeland.

How can people help?

Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter. We will constantly be seeking people willing to volunteer their dock for VOG installation as well as drillers ready to drill some oyster shells. Monetary donations are encouraged so that we can prepare this defense system as more and more people move to Florida each day. 

Picture: Dom (left) and brother Vince, co-founders of Oyster Boys Conservation.

To learn more click here.

[Grants]  Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Announces Recipients of Annual John Ringling Tower and Opportunity Grants

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County continues to support local artists, historic preservation, and arts and cultural organizations through the John Ringling Tower Fund and State of the Arts Opportunity Grants. Since 1986, the Alliance has provided funding to ensure that Sarasota's renowned arts and cultural community thrives. State of the Arts Opportunity Grants: Each “State of the Arts” license plate purchased in Sarasota County helps fund the Opportunity grants. As the designated local arts agency, the Alliance is responsible for establishing the program, managing the application and evaluation process and ensuring funds are used to support arts and culture according to established guidelines. Non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Sarasota County that do not qualify for or did not receive a Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant may apply. Eligible projects must demonstrate artistic merit, community involvement and administrative competence. The 2022-2023 Opportunity Grant Recipients are: Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota; Modern Marimba; Musica Sacra Sarasota; National League of American Pen Women; North Port Art Center; North Port Chorale; Sarasota Choral Society; Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative; Venice Chorale; John Ringling Tower Fund Grants: The El Vernona Hotel, designed by Dwight James Baum, who also designed Ca d’Zan, opened in 1924. In 1930, John Ringling bought the hotel and renamed it John Ringling Towers. This grand building presided over the bay front first as a hotel, then in the 1960’s it was converted to apartments, until it was abandoned by 1995. Despite vigorous efforts and fundraising, this historic landmark could not be saved. The building was demolished and the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota hotel now stands in its place. Funds raised to restore John Ringling Towers were entrusted to the Arts and Cultural Alliance as a fund to support individual artists and historic preservation in Sarasota County. Each year grants are awarded in two categories: Historic Preservation and Individual Artists: visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts. The 2022-2023 John Ringling Tower Fund recipients are: John Sims, Visual Arts; Larry Parr, Literary Arts; Melanie Lavender, Performing Arts; Venice Heritage, Inc., Historic Preservation. 

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[Grant]  Laurel Civic Awarded $25,000 from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support The Youth Empowerment Program

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County partners with Laurel Civic to support The John Jefferson Youth Empowerment Programs. From 1969 through today this nonprofit has served children and families in Sarasota equipping them to lead successful lives. Over the years they have grown to provide programs with cutting edge technology, dynamic speakers and enhanced learning opportunities. Nearly 75 children arrive by bus after school, Monday through Friday for the Homework Assistance Program. During the summer, teenagers attend the Teen Empowerment Summer Camp for seven weeks to explore career and training opportunities that match their interests and aptitudes. They also experience field trips and speakers that challenge, motivate and encourage them. Laurel Civics’ Summer Reading Program supports younger children learning to read, and to help prevent “summer slip” that can happen when kids are out of schools. Single parents are often the most grateful for the staff’s dependability and assistance with their children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, single parent households are projected to increase in Sarasota County and these families are well acquainted with Laurel Civic. The number of overall students attending Laurel Civics' partner schools is growing as more families move to Sarasota County and the organization is here to meet those needs for parents. 

Pictured: Laurel Civic youth have fun and learn on the Promethean ActivPanels. Photo courtesy of Laurel Civic.

To learn more click here.

[Fundraising Event]  Save Our Seabirds Art in the Garden Event

Save Our Seabirds announces a first of its kind event, Art in the Garden, Sunday, November 13, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, bringing together talented, award-winning local artists and the local community in support of the critical mission of SOS. Located at the enchanting Sarasota Garden Club, the avian-inspired work of over a dozen artists will be on exhibit and offered for sale. Featuring beautiful paintings, photography, and other art that captures the amazing grace and beauty of our indigenous birdlife. Sip a cocktail and enjoy light bites while viewing the exhibit amidst the lush botanical gardens. Tickets are $50 per person with net proceeds from art sales benefiting SOS. Capacity is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting www.saveourseabirds.org. SOS is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM every day of the year. Annually, staff and volunteers respond to over 5,000 calls of birds in distress. Qualifying rescued birds that are unable to return to the wild are given permanent homes in the Wild Bird Learning Center. SOS provides a permanent home for more than 120 birds of 62 species including: brown pelicans, royal terns, great blue herons, sandhill cranes, and several species of owls, hawks, parrots, macaws, and conures. Strolling the “Birdwalk”, visitors can view the various types of diversification and adaptations that make each species unique. Save Our Seabirds is committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured birds with the goal of releasing them back to their natural habitats. A lifelong sanctuary and specialized medical care are provided for those birds that cannot be released. We use their stories to educate the public about avian conservation. SOS is on the grounds of the former Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary located at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota. Visit www.saveourseabirds.org for more information.


[CENTER FOR REVITALIZING PSYCHIATRY]  Women Who Roar Nominee 2023 - Vilia Dragovoy

MY FAMILY EMIGRATED FROM UKRAINE in 1992 with 2 suitcases and a hope for a better life. It was my parents’ will and determination that taught me to work hard for what I want and not be afraid of taking risks. Especially the resilience of my mom, Dr. Marina Tourkova, who opened the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry (CRP) almost 20 years ago, inspired me to leave the pharmaceutical industry and join my sister Alina Nagdimunov in taking CRP to the next level. We strive to advance mental health beyond its conventional parameters, and help those who also find themselves navigating new waters, such as a psychological trauma, life in the pandemic, or finding balance in life. Every day I am thankful for . . . my family, who gives me support in both personal and professional endeavors, strength to get through most difficult situations, motivates me to move forward, and inspires me to be better and stronger with every step I make. 

CENTER OF REVITALIZING PSYCHIATRY 2033 Wood St. Suite 220, Sarasota, Florida 34237 - 941-677-3366 - revitalizingpsychiatry.com - facebook.com/FLCRP - We Will Revitalize Your Mind  

Vilia Dragovoy's Profile

[Grant]  Local Credit Union Awarded Grant to Expand Efforts to Support Local Businesses and Help their Workers Improve Financial Health

Founded in 1958, Financial Access Federal Credit Union is a Treasury Certified Community Development Financial Institution and the only Credit Union chartered in Manatee County. This month, the Credit Union has been awarded a second grant to support their newly launched Employee Financial Empowerment platform. In September, the Credit Union received a $50,000 grant and this week it was announced the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund awarded the credit union a $125,000 Technical Assistance grant. The funding from these grants will support the launching of an Employee Empowerment Platform providing credit challenged employees access to low cost loans along with credit building and financial improvement resources. The grant will also allow the credit union to provide loan below market interest rate loans for financially stable employees as well. The program will be an incentive for local businesses to use for recruitment and retention and the outcome of this work will broaden the economic capabilities of our local residents. 

To learn more click here.

[Certification]  Centerplace Health Employee Tiona Settles, MPH, CCHW, Receives Certification as Community Health Worker

CenterPlace Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is pleased to announce that Tiona Settles, MPH, CCHW, recently became certified by the State of Florida as a Community Health Worker. Tiona joined CenterPlace Health in May of 2022 and is working on a health equity initiative funded by Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) credential is for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service
deliver. Earning this credential is a multi-step process that requires education, documentation, and experience. Applicants must also sit for an exam. Once certified, each professional is required to strictly observe a Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct and participate in annual continuing education events. 

[Grant]  The Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $100,000 by Van Wezel Foundation Board Members

The Van Wezel Foundation Board of Directors has committed a $100,000 gift to help fund Phase 2 of The Bay, the newly-opened signature public park on Sarasota Bay. Phase 2 is focused on completing the "ring" around the park, which includes Dockside (South Canal District), the Cultural District along N. Tamiami Trail, the Western Shoreline, and the Sunset Boardwalk. The Bay, which has been in development since 2019, recently opened on October 14 and includes more than 14 acres of revitalized greenspace, a larger-than-life Ibis playground, Common Ground lawns, a Fountain Garden, multiple walkways, an outdoor Reading Room, an ADA-accessible paddle launch, restored and preserved mangroves and shorelines, and spectacular sunset views. For more information about The Bay Park Conservancy, visit www.thebaysarasota.org or contact Julia Groom at julia@dreamlarge.org or 941-786-8732. 

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , October 27 – October 29, Varied

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW October 27th-29th. The Players Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the 6th annual Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Sarasota Polo Club. This family-friendly, spooky, festive play about Ichabod Crane, the object of his affection Katrina, his rival Brom Bones, and of course, one of the most famous ghosts in America, the Headless Horseman has become a Halloween Favorite in Sarasota. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, no seating will be provided. This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately/protect yourself from the sun. For Tickets:  https://www.theplayers.org/events-calendar/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-2/ The Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240">

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW October 27th-29th. The Players Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the 6th annual Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Sarasota Polo Club. This family-friendly, spooky, festive play about Ichabod Crane, the object of his affection Katrina, his rival Brom Bones, and of course, one of the most famous ghosts in America, the Headless Horseman has become a Halloween Favorite in Sarasota. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, no seating will be provided. This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately/protect yourself from the sun. For Tickets:  https://www.theplayers.org/events-calendar/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-2/ The Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240

The Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sarasota Opera: The Secret Marriage , October 28 – November 12, Varied

The Secret Marriage (Il matrimonio segreto) An opera in two acts. Sung in Italian with translations in English. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and Libretto by Givovanni Bertati. Tells the story of a social-climbing father who wants his eldest daughter to marry an aristocrat and is prepared to buy his way in. When the would-be suitor arrives, his eye falls on the younger daughter instead. But she has secretly married her father’s clerk. Although not often performed, this delightful comic opera was such a hit at its premiere, that the audience insisted on an encore, of the entire opera! (61 N. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 Ph. 941-328-1300 Email boxoffice@sarasotaopera.org) October 28th-November 12th

Sarasota Opera

[SOON]  FILM: Sarasota Film Society: The Rocky Horror Picture Show , October 28, 10:00pm

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas will be screening "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on October 28th. The Evening kicks off at 10:00pm with A Costume Contest with the Winner receiving a $50 Gift Card to Sarasota Film Society.  Come Dressed in your Ghoulish Best. The Screening of the film starts at 10:30pm.  Enjoy the film with BOGO Beer & Wine Specials. Tickets for this event are $30 each which inclues Ticket to the Film, Popcorn, Soft Drink & Choice of Candy. Tickets must be purchased in advanced online.  Last Day for sales will be October 25th at 5pm. For more info Ph. (941) 955-3456, filmsociety.org.

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas , 10715 Rodeo Drive #8 Sarasota, FL 34202

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Ringling - An Untitled Love by A.I.M. - Kyle Abraham , October 28 – October 29, 7:30pm

An Untitled Love by A.I.M. - Kyle Abraham October 28th and 29th at 7:30PM $25-$35 at The Ringling Historic Asolo Theater. A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is a Black-led contemporary dance company that provides multifaceted performances, educational programming, and community-based workshops. The mission of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is to create a body of dance-based work that is galvanized by Black culture and history. The work, informed by and made in conjunction with artists across a range of disciplines, entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on music, text, video, and visual art. For information and tickets https://www.ringling.org/events/untitled-love-aim-kyle-abraham Contact 941-360-7399

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Manatee Performing Art Center: Pets! , November 2 – November 20, Varied

Pets! November 2 – 20, 2022. This critically-acclaimed musical revue consists of 22 musical scenes dealing with the very special relationship between people and their pets. It’s clever, user-friendly and suits audiences of all ages. Cats, dogs, mice, turtles, iguanas, parakeets and other species are having the times of their lives. The scenes range from a dog hungrily eyeing his owner’s bagel in “There’s a Bagel on the Piano'' to the hilarious, harried Rumanian dog walker in “I Walk Ze Dogs.” For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra - November Concert , November 4 – November 6, Varied

Sarasota Orchestra Presents Acclaimed Guest Artists in November Concerts. Masterworks 1: Symphonie Fantastique runs November 4th-6th at the Van Wezel. Sarasota Orchestra’s first Masterworks program of the 2022-2023 season features works written by three composers at the beginning of their careers. Prizewinning composer Quinn Mason describes A Joyous Trilogy, written in 2019, as “the very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness.” Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang shines in Grieg’s Piano Concerto, completed when the composer was just 24. The program concludes with Berlioz’s evocative Symphonie fantastique. Tickets from $37, available at www.SarasotaOrchestra.org or (941) 953-3434

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Secret World of Og , November 5 – November 6, 11/05 at 5:00PM, 11/06 at 12:00PM

Sarasota Youth Opera will perform the operatic adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Canadian icon Pierre Berton.  Discover the classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the Ogs to rescue their baby brother and cat.  This story has been a favorite with Canadian children since its publication in the 1960s. For tickets visit sarasotaopera.org or call +1 941 328 1300 61 N Pineapple Ave Sarasota, FL 34236. For tickets visit www.sarasotaopera.org/tickets-events or call +1 941 328 1300 61 N Pineapple Ave.Sarasota.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Manatee Performing Arts Center: Night of R&B and Jazz with Nu Jazz , November 5, 7:30pm

NuJazz is a contemporary jazz band from the Sarasota/Bradenton area. They play hits from many artists in the genre such as The Rippingtons, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Boney James and many more. NuJazz is led by Dr. Melvin Price, a local Foot & Ankle Surgeon with MCR Health. Along with accomplished musicians Eric Enfield, Ron Ross, Corey Ross, Gregg Jordan, Keith Allenand Veola Drain. NuJazz brings your favorite R&B tunes to a new level with a jazz twist. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Friendsgiving - Dessert and Wine Auction , November 5, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Save the date for Friendsgiving, a Dessert and Wine Auction to benefit local shelter animals on November 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Elks Lodge #1511, 2511 75th St. West Bradenton. Delectable desserts made by professional bakeries and gift baskets will be available by live and silent auction. There will be a wine raffle, lite bites and a cash bar. Free to attend. Proceeds benefit: Grace and Friends Medical Fund, Heal My Heart treating heartworm positive dogs, Slumber Fund for dog beds, Traveling Paws transporting dogs to northern forever homes, Enrichment and Food for Ferals. 

Elks Lodge

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Sarasota Medieval Fair , November 5 – November 27, 10am-5:30pm

SARASOTA MEDIEVAL FAIR Every Saturday and Sunday running November 5th-27th, 2022 at Woods of Mallaranny (29847 FL-70 E.Myakka City, FL 34251). Welcome one and all to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at the 18th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair! Live the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, acrobatics, wenches, and sword swingers! Watch jousts and human combat chess tournaments! Listen to musical displays of powerful bagpipes and the heart pounding drums. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales. A full day of entertainment. You will not miss your favorite show as you stroll through the village as the shows repeat several times a day to adjust to your schedule. Get into the fun by wearing your favorite medieval or renaissance garb to feel part of the clan! For tickets visit www.sarasotamedievalfair.com Phone 1-888-303-FAIR (3247)

Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E. Myakka City, FL 34251

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Trick or Treat at the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime , October 29, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free indoor trick or treating on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10-3pm at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime. Join the 40+ local creators and curators for a fun and festive day. Costumes are encouraged. Live music by Sean Adam Walsh. Located at 821 Apricot Ave in Sarasota. www.BazaaronApricotandLime.com for more information. Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1SXQeVpTF .

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Thunder by the Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival , February 17 – February 19

The 25th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival. The iconic three-day Festival, organized by and benefitting Suncoast Charities for Children, is scheduled for February 17-19 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Continuous live music will be featured throughout the weekend, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for outdoor seating in front of the stage. The Festival plans to feature over 100 vendors, a 17-class bike show, a motorcycle stereo sound off competition, motorcycle freestyle demonstrations, a tented full bar area with seating, a “little riders” kid zone, a food court, “Thunder Alley” inside Robarts Arena and so much more!  For tickets, vendor information, sponsorship opportunities, and a complete listing of all Festival events visit: THUNDERBYTHEBAY.ORG | (941) 487-7904. 

Sarasota Fairgrounds

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: FST - A Place in the Sun - A Tribute to Stevie Wonder , November 16 – April 16, Varied

A Place in the Sun – A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, will begin playing in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret on November 16, 2022. The new music revue celebrates the legendary musician whose catalogue spans six decades and multiple musical genres, taking audiences through the beloved songbook of musical pioneer, Stevie Wonder. Created by Jason Cannon, Richard Hopkins, and Sarah Durham, this all-new Cabaret features such timeless hits as “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Isn’t She Lovely?,” and “Superstition.” Tickets are now on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org or at 941.366.9000.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: WSLR's 13th Annual Very Merry Jerry Day , November 6, 4pm-9pm

Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for WSLR's annual celebration of Jerry Garcia on Sunday, November 6th from 4-9pm. Playing guitar and singing for his band, The Grateful Dead, as well as several others, Garcia took his hippie movement from the 60's into the 90's, inspiring the following of millions of long-haired, tie-dye t-shirted, carefree "Deadheads."  The newly renovated patio will be hopping as The Joint Chiefs and Dead Uncle’s Ship take the stage. This is a family-friendly event, with kids’ activities and local vendors tabling. Attendees can bring t-shirts, socks, etc. for tie-dying, but no coolers please. Come out and help us re-create the mood and celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead.  Tickets are $12 for WSLR members and $15 for the general public; half-price for students and free for children under 12.  Tickets are available at www.wslr.org.  For more information call WSLR at 941-894-6469.  

[SOON]  GALLERY: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - The Orchid Show 2022 , October 15 – December 4, 10am-5pm

EXHIBITION: The Orchid Show 2022, October 15 – December 4, 10 AM – 5 PM Marie Selby Botanical Gardens showcases the beauty and diversity of orchids in “The Orchid Show 2022: Capturing the Perfect Shot.” This immersive, photography-themed exhibition features innovative horticultural vignettes with hundreds of orchids in flower in the Tropical Conservatory and large-format photos of rare orchids from the Gardens’ own collection in the Museum of Botany & the Arts. On view through December 4 at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus. For more information, visit selby.org. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 Historic Spanish Point campus401 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 TEL 941.210.0874

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens , 1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSEUM: The Boo! At the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature , October 29, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Are you ready for a night at the Museum gathering candy at Boo! at the Bishop?! Join us and our community partners on Saturday, October 29 from 6pm-9pm for safe, family fun. You’ll leave with candy and plenty of memories! We’re so excited to host this annual event! Costumes are encouraged, however we ask that they be family friendly. This event will take you through parts of the Museum while visiting tables for candy. Please bring a bag for candy collection. We will have elevator access available for those with strollers or who need assistance. Cost is $7 per person, children under 4 are free. Register at: https://26965.blackbaudhosting.com/26965/Boo-at-the-Bishop-A-Trick-or-Treat-Night-at-the-Museum

[SOON]  SPORTS: Bradentucky Bombers vs. Swan City Roller Derby , November 5, 5pm

The Bradentucky Bombers are excited to announce our next home game on Saturday, November 5th against Swan City Roller Derby, a team out of Lakeland, Florida. Saturday, November 5th at Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex (5309 29th St E., Ellenton, Florida 34222) at 5:00 p.m, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets are available! Presale—$10 online; Adults at the door—$15; Kids 6-12––$10 at the door; Kids 5 and under FREE! For more information visit www.bradentuckybombers.com or our Eventbrite to purchase tickets (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bradentucky-bombers-vs-swan-city-roller-derby-tickets-435757411147).  Plenty of bleacher seating is available, but for close-up action and trackside seating, bring a chair. Make sure to shake the Florida sand out of your beach chairs before coming in, friends!

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex , 5309 29th Street East Ellenton, FL 34222

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