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Viva Florida: Arts in the Park

Viva Florida: Arts in the Park

Venice, Florida -- Residents are invited to the Arts in the Park even on April 27.

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the local arts community. Arts in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 at the Garden of Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Boulevard. 

The event will be hosted by the City's Parks and Recreation Division and will feature:

Benderson Park project wins award for 'Excellence in Economic Development'

Benderson Park project wins award for 'Excellence in Economic Development'

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County has been named a "co-winner" of the 2013 American Planning Association's (APA) prestigious "Hunter Award" for Excellence in Economic Development. The award is for the design and development of Nathan Benderson Park -- the location of a world-class rowing venue -- and the project's economic development potential for sports tourism.

Sarasota holds Community Connection Day

Sarasota holds Community Connection Day

Sarasota, Florida -- If you live in Venice here's a chance to get to know your community. A "Community Connection Day" will be held in Venice on Saturday, April 20.

The event is free and will take place from 10am to noon at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.

Organizers say the goal is to build a stronger sense of community in Venice. There will door prizes and refreshments.

 

2013 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

2013 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Sarasota, Florida --The 30th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will travel through the streets of Sarasota on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., members of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and local Special Olympics athletes will start the trek along US 41 at Beneva Road and head north, continuing past Stickney Point and Proctor roads.

Sarasota Bay photo contest starts in a snap

Sarasota Bay photo contest starts in a snap

Sarasota, Florida -- Do you love Sarasota Bay? Well, now's the time to prove it with your camera. The Sarasota Bay Water Festival is once again encouraging local photographers of all ages to enter the I Love Sarasota Bay contest.

The winning entries will be displayed at the regional water festival set for November 2nd at Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota.

Get ready for the annual Great Teddy Bear Run

Get ready for the annual Great Teddy Bear Run

Sarasota, Florida -- Save the Date!! The 16th Annual Great Teddy Bear Run, Sponsored by the Sarasota H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Chapter, is going to be held on Sunday, November, 17th 2013.

This charity event will benefit KIDS by the SEA, a local non-profit, serving children with cancer in Sarasota since 1982. 

Volunteers Needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Volunteers Needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

North Port, Florida -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is recruiting volunteers to mentor children ages 6-18 in the North Port area.