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Feature film "Sunshine State" will be shown at North Port Library

Feature film "Sunshine State" will be shown at North Port Library

Venice, Florida -- Come to the North Port Library to see a movie that focuses on families growing up in 1930s Florida.

Sunshine State is a John Sayles film about real estate developers who are poised to take over a sleepy Florida island. The film was actually filmed on Amelia Island and stars Jane Alexander, Angela Bassett, Mary Steenburgen and Edie Falco. 

The movie will be shown on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 p.m. 

Pre-registration is preferred by calling (941) 861-1307. 

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Venice, Florida -- The Peace River Center for Writers will host an Open Mic Nigh at Center Stage in Fishermen's Village.

Come read, sing listen and enjoy! The event will take place on Monday, July 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Fishermen's Village is located at 1200 West Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda. 

For more information call (941) 637-3514. 

Composer Alan Gershwin to Appear in Sarasota for premier "Gettysburg Anthem"

Composer Alan Gershwin to Appear in Sarasota for premier "Gettysburg Anthem"

Sarasota, Florida --Composer Alan Gershwin will be in Sarasota for the Florida premiere of his “Gettysburg Anthem,” a musical celebration of the Gettysburg Address.

The premiere is a highlight of "Celebrating America," Gloria Musicae's Independence Day concert paying tribute to American composers and to the American spirit, July 4, 4 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. 

Summer campers to stage production: Surf's Up

Summer campers to stage production: Surf's Up

Venice, Florida -- Venice Theatre invites the community to attend Back to the Beach:  Surf’s Up!, a fast-paced musical romp for anyone who loves classic beach films! 

This summer’s theatre camp students and teachers are proud to present another original play by Ronald Krine Myroup, Venice Theatre’s playwright-in-residence. The production will feature 45 “TheatreFest” students, in 2nd through 12th grades and will be performed on the theatre’s MainStage. 

Sarasota-based videography team wins the 34th Annual Telly Awards

Sarasota-based videography team wins the 34th Annual Telly Awards

Sarasota, Florida -- StarFruit Productions, a local Sarasota company known for their romantic beach wedding videos and stunning commercial videography, has been awarded this year’s 34th Annual Telly Award. Chosen from nearly 11,000 entries submitted worldwide, Starfruit Productions won for the video pieces Cirque Italia and Saltimbanco (The Chance).

Teen club at Boys & Girls Club

Teen club at Boys & Girls Club

Venice, Florida -- Teens looking for a fun night out should check out the North Port Club Scene at the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club.

Teens in grades 6 - 8 are invited to a fun night of dancing, games, raffle prizes, free food or just to hang out with friends on Friday, June 7.

Please be sure to bring your ID or any other type of photo ID.

Located at the Gene Matthews Boys and Girls Club 6851 S.Blvd.

This is a free event from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. For more information, call (941) 423-4545.

Venice Theatre kicks off summer concert series with ‘50s music

Venice Theatre kicks off summer concert series with ‘50s music

Venice, Florida -- The Venice Theatre Guild invites audiences to stroll down memory lane when The Boomers oldies trio takes to the MainStage on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. They are on sale now at the theatre’s box office, by phone at (941) 488-1115 or online at www.venicestage.com. Patrons can take advantage of the entire summer concert series (which also includes the Gotta Luv It Band on July 13, The Goldtones on August 17, and Yesterdayze on September 14) for just $60, a $20 discount.