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SRQ DAILY May 18, 2023

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Thursday Family and Recreation Edition

"We are the only place that does these different activities in the water with horses compared to other horseback riding excursions."

- Christina Pelletier, Lead Wrangler at Florida Beach Horses

-As Seen In SRQ Magazine | Chef Don Robinson of Wink Wink Modern Lounge
[Beach Horses]  Channel Your Inner Equestrian with Florida Beach Horses
Laura Paquette, laura.paquette@srqme.com

What do you get when you mix one of the most beautiful animals in the world with Florida’s stunning coastline? The answer is Florida Beach Horses, a unique company that specializes in beachside equestrian adventures.

Many people don’t know that horses can swim, and those who make up the herd at Florida Beach Horses swim in the tranquil waters of Palma Sola Bay in Bradenton. “We rescue our horses from all over the country,” says Lead Wrangler Christina Pelletier, “and we have a lot of mixed breeds.” Many of the rescues are draft breed crosses, meaning that they’re larger animals. “Even when our horses retire, they stay with us. We don’t rehome them.” Before booking a ride, visit the company’s website to learn more about each individual horse and its personality. Participants can choose between two ride options, which are also available on select days at sunset during low tide.

The Sand and Surf Ride, designed for ages 3 and up, is ideal for families and younger children. The horses meander down the bay and swim as riders sit in their saddles. Enjoy horse-skiing, in which you hold onto the horse’s tail as it swims ahead, an experience that does not harm the animal. On the sandbar, horse water surfing is also popular and allows riders to stand on the horse in the water without it wearing a saddle. Another favorite activity is the race back in, where the horses run back to the beach from the water. With the low ratio of either one guide for every one or two participants, the Sand and Surf Ride provides extra support for everyone.

Created for ages 10 and up, the Cruise Ride offers a more independent experience. The horses are in the water for the entire duration of the trail ride-like session. Participants get to partake in some of the same activities as the Sand and Surf ride, and will also learn how to swim with their horse on their own. “We are the only place that does these different activities in the water with horses compared to other horseback riding excursions,” adds Pelletier, “and the rides are unique and memorable for families.”

Florida Beach Horses, 8400 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, floridabeachhorses.com. 

Enjoy the thrill of horse skiing at Palma Sola Bay with Florida Beach Horses. Photo by Ava Schultz.

[Celebration]  Suncoast Cancer Survivors Treated to Special Celebration

Cancer survivors and guests are invited to “Celebrate the Music of Life,” a special afternoon celebrating life, laughter and music at the 2023 National Cancer Survivors Day. Sponsored by the Cancer Resource Network, the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust and local businesses, the lunch celebration will feature food from the GROVE Restaurant, musical entertainment by DJ Joey D and photo booth by Fotos-r-Fun. Each cancer patient/survivor may bring one guest and must register and make their meal selection in advance. All CDC guidelines will be observed for safety (masks are optional at this in-person event).

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 1-3 pm, The Grove Restaurant, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Reservations required by May 26. Call 941-451-6594 or register online at: https://NCSD2023.eventbrite.com. 

[Higher Education]  Six Colleges Join New College of Florida Transfer Student Program

New College of Florida recently finalized new guaranteed admission program agreements with six additional colleges, including Broward College, Miami-Dade College, Pasco-Hernando State College, Palm Beach State College, Polk State College and Valencia College, as part of the NCF Transform partner program. With these new agreements, the NCF Transform Program, which guarantees students’ admission to New College of Florida after completing an associate in arts degree from a partner college, now has a total of 15 partner colleges throughout the state of Florida. In addition to the six colleges that recently joined, the program’s partner colleges include St. Petersburg College, Daytona State College, Hillsborough Community College, Lake-Sumter State College, Florida SouthWestern State College, State College of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and SUNY Orange County in Orange County, New York. These partnerships will offer students who complete their associate degree in arts within eight semesters guaranteed admission to New College of Florida and qualifies them for up to $10,000 for the Presidential Honors Scholar scholarship if they meet the agreement requirements and attend New College beginning in Fall 2023. Transfer students will be assigned their own faculty adviser and nationally certified career coach, as well as receive guaranteed scholarships, making New College a highly cost-effective option. 

[Board Members]  Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Welcomes Three New Board Members

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties announces the addition of three prominent community leaders to its Board of Directors. The new appointees include Julie L. Herd, General Counsel – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office; David Mills, Broker Associate and Success Coach EXP Realty - Icon Luxury Group / Lakewood Ranch, FL.; and Patricia C. Pope, CEO and Chief Creative Officer – Pope Consulting. The new board members join Chair, Meghan O. Serrano, Esq., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Chair-Elect Ken Freeman, Gartner Executive Programs; Treasurer, David Arch, Chairman and CEO of Blistex Inc; and Past Chair, Lee DeLieto, Michael Saunders & Company. Currently, BGCSDC’s board is leading three bold initiatives, including capital projects and enhanced programming and safety efforts in Arcadia, Newtown and North Port. For more information, visit bgcsdc.org. 

[Scholarship]  Supervisor of Elections Announces Sarasota County Student to Receive Annual FSE Scholarship

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner today announced that a Sarasota County resident studying at the University of Central Florida will receive one of four scholarships awarded annually by the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) statewide association. Kate Rumisek, a Junior at the University of Central Florida, will receive the Joy Smith Scholarship, named in memory of the longtime Levy County supervisor of elections. The $1,200 scholarship may be used to pay for qualified educational expenses. Rumisek is studying political science pre-law with a minor in leadership studies. In addition to her college coursework, Rumisek is also a law clerk with an Orlando law firm and previously interned in the 17th Congressional District office. Each year, FSE offers a total of four scholarships to eligible college/university juniors and seniors who have been residents of Florida for at least the prior two years and who are registered to vote in the county where applying for the scholarship. To be eligible, an applicant must: Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida; Have maintained a “C” average or above the previous school year; Be majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication. 

[New Hire]  Community Day School Hires First-Ever Middle School Director

After an exhaustive national search, Hershorin Schiff Community Day School – a Jewish day school that serves children of all faiths in preschool through eighth grade – has hired its first-ever dedicated Middle School Director. Dr. Vincent Miller, a former private school administrator and 2020 Polk County Teacher of the Year, will begin his tenure with Community Day School in July. The move comes as the school continues to grow; its enrollment has more than tripled since 2015. With over 300 students currently enrolled, the school is seeking to expand its middle school program from the current number of 60 students to 90 over the next few years. Dr. Miller is not only a highly-credentialed educator, he is also an athlete, coach and renowned musician whose belief that an exemplary education – including a balance of academic success, arts and athletics – should foster the development of the whole child, something that aligns perfectly with Community Day’s philosophy. Dr. Miller comes to Community Day from Academy Prep Center of Lakeland, a private middle school for students who qualify for need-based scholarships, where he served as Assistant Head of School. He is the Diversity and Inclusion Chair for Theatre Winter Haven, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Warner University and formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at Southeastern University. He also traveled the world as a singer for Choozi Entertainment; he has performed on every continent except Antarctica. He was awarded Teacher of the Year honors in 2020 while teaching math and coaching girls’ basketball at Winter Haven High School – his own high school alma mater. He is also dedicated to giving back and teaching young people to do the same: in 2007, he founded the nonprofit organization “Filling the Lane,” whose mission is to “Bridge the gaps between education, sports, arts, and community.” Community Day School’s unique educational model combines a global vision with religious and cultural diversity, project-based learning, small class sizes, service learning and community partnerships. Through hands-on, experiential and collaborative learning opportunities that value each child’s unique abilities and interests, children are encouraged and empowered to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers. They are also immersed in an environment where kindness, inclusiveness, and community service are modeled in an effort to develop future compassionate leaders who will create a better world. For more about Community Day School, visit communityday.org. 

[Recognition]  Parrish Community High Earns Theatre Company Awards

The School District of Manatee County is proud to announce that Parrish Community High School’s production of Disney’s Frozen has received six awards and 10 nominations from the Broadway Star of the Future Program. An awards ceremony is taking place on May 21st at The Straz Center in Tampa. The Tony Awards-inspired showcase will honor Tampa Bay-area high school theater productions, programs and students. It will feature performances from the 2022-23 Best Performer Finalists, including Mars Woelfel, who played “Elsa” in the local production. The 11th grade student is now a contender for the Jimmy Award presented by the National High School Theatre Awards program. Award Winners: Mars Woelfel as “Elsa” – Top 10 Leading Role Performer; Jaxon Gaddis as “Kristoff” – Outstanding Leading Role Performer; Thaddeus Aiken as “Oaken/Pabbie” – Supporting Role; Kendall Vondran – Outstanding Dancer; Kendall Carrier, Conductor – Outstanding Orchestra; Olga Peña, Director (Theatre Teacher) – Outstanding Costume Design; Nominations; Outstanding Musical; Emily Mentzer as “Anna” – Outstanding Leading Role Performer; Olga Peña, Director – Outstanding Direction of a Musical; Outstanding Lobby Display; Parrish Community was the only high school in Florida granted the rights to produce Disney’s Frozen. All of their performances, April 13-16, were sold out. 

[Announcement]  District Announces Principal for Cranberry Elementary School

Sarasota County Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Jaime Kisner – currently the Assistant Principal at Atwater Elementary School – has been selected to serve as the new Principal of Cranberry Elementary School, effective July 1, 2023. She will be working with the school’s leadership team and outgoing Interim Principal, Ms. Linda Daniels, to ensure students & families have a strong start to the new school year. Ms. Kisner received both of her degrees – a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders – from the University of Central Florida. She also has a Post Master’s Educational Leadership Certification from the University of South Florida. Ms. Kisner holds professional certifications in Exceptional Student Education (K-12), School Principal, Speech/Language Impaired (K-12), and Educational Leadership. Before starting her most recent role as the Assistant Principal of Atwater Elementary School, Ms. Kisner served as the Assistant Principal of Wilkinson Elementary School and an Administrative Intern at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus. She has also served as an ESE Liaison; an ESE Liaison/ESE Resource Teacher; an Intervention Teacher/ESE Resource Teacher; a Speech-Language Pathologist/ESE Liaison; and a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Autistic Unit, all at Toledo Blade Elementary School. Ms. Kisner also served as a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Pre-kindergarten Teacher at Princeton House Charter School. 

[Girl Scouts]  Gulfcoast Council Will Honor Over 600 Girl Scouts at Annual Celebration

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, the outstanding achievements of 611 Girl Scouts throughout the council will be celebrated. Recognition will be given to the girls who will receive the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, Journey Summit, Religious Recognitions, and 10-Year Pins, along with graduating Girl Scouts, Girl Scout College Scholarship recipients, and Cookie Entrepreneurs. Renowned astronaut and navy test pilot Commander Susan Kilrain will attend as a VIP guest speaker.  

[Incarnation Catholic School]  RocketKids: Guide to Private Schools - Incarnation Catholic School

ESTABLISHED IN 1961, INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (ICS) is one of the oldest and most established Catholic Private Schools in Sarasota, FL. ICS offers pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students a Catholic Classical Education in a Christ-centered environment forming one community of families, students and staff. We educate our students in a way that combines Catholic faith with academic excellence to have students become more aware of the transcendent realities of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Our Catholic identity is woven through the school culture, curriculum, content, and pedagogy. The curriculum is content-rich while building on the previous year’s knowledge for students to expand their thinking on traditional teachings with an emphasis on the development of Catholic values and teachings. Our classrooms are filled with students who love to learn, have a sense of wonder, and are self-motivated to apply their knowledge in abstract ways. ICS offers over 13 sports and more than 20 extracurriculars, which contribute to the positive social, spiritual and mental aspects of the participants and school community. Nestled in the heart of Sarasota with a park-like and secure campus surrounded by Incarnation parish, ICS is recognized for providing excellence in education and a vibrant Catholic school culture.

School’s Mission

Incarnation Catholic School exists to provide an education of excellence while fostering within the community the mission of Jesus Christ for all to grow in faith, knowledge, and love of God. 

Incarnation Catholic School 2911 Bee Ridge RoadSarasota, FL 34239P: 941-924-8588 ​F: 941-925-1248 incarnationschool.eduinfo@incarnationschool.edu

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[Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation]  A Place for Ideas. A Place for the Arts. A Place for You.

Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation's Artist-in-Residence program brings nationally recognized artists to the Gulf Coast Region to engage in artistic exploration of a community need.

Our 2023 Artist-in-Residence was Adrian Anantawan, a renowned violinist with a limb disability who joined us for a week-long residency to explore access to the arts and what it looks like in our community. 

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[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Bishop After Dark The Law of Odds Music Bingo , May 18, 6 to 9 pm

Are you feeling lucky? Does your foot start to tap whenever your favorite tune starts to play? Then we have the event for you! Join us for Bishop After Dark, The Law of Odds Music Bingo. Grab a group of your closest friends for this exclusive event featuring Mr. Gameshow, whose Bingo cards featuring songs from the 50s-80s will have everyone in your group singing along. On-site concessions from local food truck FEWD Tent will be available. Hydrate that singing voice with a wine, beer, and soda cash and card bar. How will your luck stand against these music hits? Admission is $16 for members and $20 for non-members. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, bishopscience.org.

[SOON]  FILM: Cinema at The Bay featuring Crazy Rich Asians , May 18, 8 to 10 pm
Join us for a free movie at The Bay Park. Bring your blankets, chairs, family, and friends to enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars. The Nest, the new concession at The Bay, will be selling tasty food and beverages to make the evening a legit and fun movie-going experience for all. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh. It follows a Chinese-American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend's family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore. The Bay Park, The Oval at The Bay, 1055 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, thebaysarasota.org.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Hermitage Sunsets at Selby Gardens, Cello on Point , May 19, 6:30 pm
Hermitage Alumna and cellist Karen Patterson first visited the Hermitage as a Fellow in 2005, making her among the first to experience the creative energy and inspiration of the Manasota Key campus. Since then, her work has been seen across the country and around the world, from the Lagos Jazz Series Festival in Nigeria to a world premiere from celebrated Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. From classical to jazz to spirituals, her work celebrates cultural diversity, the dynamic beauty of artistic expression, and the strength of community. Join Patterson as she plays favorites as well as original work as the Hermitage returns to Historic Spanish Point for the latest installment of the popular Hermitage Sunsets at Selby Gardens series. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. The registration fee is $5 per person. Selby Gardens, Historic Spanish Point, 401 North Tamiami, Trail, Osprey.
[SOON]  FILM: Vermeer, The Greatest Exhibition at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas , May 19 – May 25, Various times
This Exhibition On Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As well as bringing together the works of Vermeers, both the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague have conducted research into Vermeer's artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, 10715 Rodeo Dr. 8, Lakewood Ranch, filmsociety.org.
[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Artists Day and Education Morning at Myakka Headwaters Preserve , May 19 – May 20, Various times
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is delighted to announce two upcoming events at their forever-protected Myakka Headwaters Preserve, an Artists Day on Friday, May 19, and a morning of education and exploration on Saturday, May 20. The self-guided Artists Day takes place from 7 am to 12 pm. Participants will be provided a trail map upon entry and need to bring their own supplies for the medium of their choice. The May 20 event takes place from 9 am to 12 pm and will include guided preserve tours and lunch on the land. Conservation Foundation representatives will be onsite during both events to answer questions about the property and the vital work of the organization. Experience this stunning landscape firsthand on May 19 and 20. Both events are free and open to the public though registration is required. To learn more and sign up, visit conservationfoundation.com/events. Myakka Headwaters Preserve, Myakka Headwaters Preserve, 9600 Wauchula Rd., Myakka City.
[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Limelight Market at The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime , May 20, 10 am to 3 pm

On Saturday, May 20, visit the Limelight Market. This fun, outdoor, pop-up market is happening outside The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime with puppies from Tender Heart Charities looking for their fur-ever home, unique guest vendors, food, and live music. You can also check out over 40 local creators and curators inside and support local businesses. Free, until you buy something amazing. The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota, www.BazaaronApricotandlime.com.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Laughter in LWR Stand Up Comedy Show at Grove , May 20, Shows at 5 pm and 8 pm
Join us for Laughter in Lakewood Ranch, an extraordinary stand-up clean comedy event on Saturday, May 20 starring 3 hilarious, headliner comedians and an emcee. Come early and socialize, and after the Show, meet the Comedians. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Sarasota Rising through the Arts Alliance. Tickets start at $55. Grove, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, grovelwr.com.
[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Orchid Mounting, Make and Take Workshop , May 20, 10 am
It is common to see orchids grown in pots but did you know that most of them grow on trees in nature? The roots of an orchid wrap around or adhere to the bark without actually penetrating it. Unlike parasites, orchids do not take any nutrients from their host plant. Most orchids are epiphytes, which derive nutrients from the air, rain, water, or debris and only use other plants, like trees, as an anchor. With some initial support, mounting an orchid to your tree or a wooden plank can be a fun, easy process. For a hands-on workshop, join UF IFAS Extensions Manatee County on Saturday, May 20 for Orchid Mounting, Make and Take Workshop. Learn how to properly mount an orchid, care for it after, and take home your own orchid and wooden plank for $25. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/608684601027.
[SOON]  : Fresh Harvest Farmers Market at Downtown Wellen , May 21, 9 am to 1 pm
Fresh Harvest Farmers Market, the Downtown Wellen Park farmers market begins Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will offer a selection of local goods from local vendors. Attendees can peruse over 30 different vendor booths and stock up on a variety of goods. Vendors will offer produce, herbs, spices, cut flowers, teas, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, syrups, baked goods, pickled foods, fresh seafood, meats, poultry, eggs, milk, specialty cheeses, and prepared food and beverages. As a producer-only farmers market, Fresh Harvest will feature locally grown and prepared foods with limited exceptions, such as tea and seasonings. A limited selection of craft vendors are also participating in the farmers market. Fresh Harvest Farmers Market, Downtown Wellen, 19745 Wellen Pk. Blvd., Venice, wellenpark.com/events/fresh-harvest-farmers-market.
[SOON]  FOOD: Cookbook Signing at Daiquiri Deck , May 21, 1 pm

EHS Recruiting Company, a leading provider of staffing solutions for the hospitality industry, has released a cookbook, Cooking With Friends, An EHS Culinary Adventure. Each recipe in the book is accompanied by a story about the career and personal journey of each chef, offering readers a unique and personal look at the culinary industry. The book includes a range of dishes, from classic comfort food to contemporary cuisine, and showcases the diverse flavors and cultures that make up the American culinary landscape. The cookbook features recipes from James Beard Award-winning chefs Rick Tramonto and Nicola Zanghi and local chefs Greg Campell, Steven Phelps, and Jeremy Thayer. TV culinary stars also contributed several signature dishes to the book. Local and national chefs will be present at the cookbook signing on Sunday, May 21. Daiquiri Deck, St. Armand’s Circle, 325 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, ehsrecruitingcompany.com.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Lorna Bieber, Natural World at The Ringling , May 20 – October 15, Museum hours

The Ringling presents a solo exhibition of works by Lorna Bieber in May that includes two new pieces making their debut in the Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art. Her artwork first and foremost encourages us to indulge in the pleasures of looking and discovering anew the details of the visual world. Her artistic practice is grounded in appropriating, recycling, and manipulating imagery. The work reminds us of the image world that inundates our daily existence. Our experience of reality is mediated through a barrage of photographic digital images that supplants our connection to the natural world. Yet, Bieber is less interested in a critique of this condition than she is in offering her work as an antidote, a way to inspire viewers and reconnect with our shared sense of wonder. Included with museum admission. The Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, ringling.org.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 2023 Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature , February 12 – June 26, During garden hours

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ 2023 Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature showcases the creativity and innovation of American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). The first exhibition of its type to be presented in a botanical garden, the exhibition highlights the inspiring connection between Tiffany Studios and the natural world through unique horticultural displays in the Tropical Conservatory and the Gardens, accompanied by seminal examples of Tiffany’s work on view in the Museum of Botany and the Arts. To learn more, visit selby.org. Selby Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus, 1534 Mound St., Sarasota.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Eco Engineers , April 12 – September 3, During museum hours

Eco Engineers are plants and animals that profoundly impact their ecosystem. Through their presence or behavior, eco engineers create microhabitats, or unique areas within an ecosystem. Other species have taken notice of these microhabitats and decided to move in! In this exhibition, explore nine of Florida’s eco engineers and discover why our landscape wouldn’t be the same without them. Eco Engineers is a bilingual (English and Spanish) special exhibition created by our own Museum curators. Included with museum admission. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, bishopscience.org.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Summer Photo Contest with the Conservation Foundation , April 26 – May 31, Submissions open through midnight May 31st

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is delighted to announce the return of their virtual Summer Photo Contest. Entering its fourth year, this annual event invites photographers of all ages and experience levels to share their original work showcasing the natural beauty of the Sunshine State. As in years past, the exhibition will be entirely virtual with website and Facebook displays. Works submitted for this online juried exhibition must have been taken in Florida within the past year. There is also a Youth Perspective category for ages 15 and under. The submission deadline is midnight on May 31. For categories, details, entry rules, and submission forms visit conservationfoundation.com/summerphoto.

[SOON]  SPORTS: Extended Orioles Spring Training , April 28 – June 3, Various times

With the Major League Baseball season now underway, the Orioles’ year-round baseball operations continue in Sarasota with Extended Spring Training. The public is invited to watch Orioles minor league players in action at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in April, May, and June. Baltimore’s farm system is currently rated as the top player development system in baseball, according to Baseball America, ESPN, and MLB Pipeline. Visit orioles.com/sarasota to learn more.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Disney Artist and Ringling College Alumnus Tim Rogerson Show , May 2 – May 26, During gallery hours

Madeby Gallery invites you to the Disney Artist and Ringling College Alumnus Tim Rogerson Show now through May 26. Over 50 of Tim’s original paintings, giclee on canvas, and lithograph prints are for sale. Many have been personalized on the back by Tim, which brings added value to the Disney piece. Don't miss this rare opportunity to add to your Disney collection. Tim Rogerson is a Disney Fine Artist and Ringling College Alumnus. He is one of only a select group of artists allowed to recreate iconic Disney characters and scenes. Visit madebygallery.com to learn more. Madeby Gallery, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

[SOON]  GALLERY: The North County K through 12 Spring Art Show , May 10 – May 20, Various times

Students from 18 elementary, 7 middle and 6 high schools throughout Sarasota County will show off their creative talents at the North County K through 12 Spring Art Show, May 9 through 20, at Art Center Sarasota. The North County Art show is presented in conjunction with the South County Art Show at the Venice Art Center from May 2 through 11 to comprise the Sarasota County Schools’ Spring Art Show, serving all the county’s public schools. On Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 18, Art Center Sarasota will stay open until 7 pm to give families an opportunity to view the exhibition. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For information, visit www.artsarasota.org or call 941-365-2032.

[SOON]  FOOD: SIN Nights at Geckos on Hillview , May 12 – August 31, 10 pm to midnight

Enjoy SIN Nights for Geckos Hospitality and Service Industry Colleagues. Join Geckos on Hillview Street in Southside Village and let us serve you late at night after your shift on Friday and Saturday nights. We will keep the light on late for you and offer Geckos food and drink specials just for you from 10-Midnight. Come in wearing your uniform or bring in your schedule and enjoy the camaraderie of friends at Geckos on Hillview. 1900 Hillview Street, Sarasota, www.GeckosGrill.com.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Walking Tours at The Ringling's Arboretum Available Now Through May 2023 , November 26 – May 29, 12:00 PM

This walking tour led by volunteer guides will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the estate. The Ringling Arboretum has been accredited at Level II through ArbNet and there are over 2350 trees within the arboretum representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally significant trees. Garden Tours are available Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and take place entirely outdoors. It is 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile. We encourage visitors to bring bottled water, and wear appropriate footwear, preferably closed-toe, sunblock, and hats. There will be a maximum of 10 participants per tour. Tours are subject to weather conditions. Please check it at the Visitors Pavilion prior to your tour. Tickets will be available 30 days prior to each tour.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: She Engineers at the Bishop , January 24 – July 30, During museum hours

SHE ENGINEERS is a bilingual (English and Spanish) poster exhibition highlighting eight women in various engineering fields. In their own words, the women share their passion and what inspired them to become engineers. If we support a woman in STEM, then she can change the world.

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