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Upcoming workshop offers insight for starting cottage food business

Upcoming workshop offers insight for starting cottage food business

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County Extension is offering a two-day workshop for community members who are interested in the cottage food business.

The workshop costs $15 and will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 6 - 8 p.m., at Sarasota County Extension, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.  

Firefighters stir up some heat in Sarasota

Firefighters stir up some heat in Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida - Local firefighters heat things up this Sunday during the Morton's 14th Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-off. They'll compete for the title of "Best Firehouse Chili".

For $5 you can sample the chili and join in the event that features celebrity judges, live entertainment, hot chili, and cold beer.

It's Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. at Morton's Gourmet Market in Southside Village, 1924 S. Osprey Avenue.

Proceeds benefit the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

 

Family Fall Festival haunts Turtle Beach Campground

Family Fall Festival haunts Turtle Beach Campground

Sarasota, Florida - Autumn brings perfect weather for camping in Florida and Turtle Beach Campground celebrates that with a Family Fall Festival the weekend of October 25 -27.

Invasive plant removal party at North Water Tower Park- help the environment, win prizes!

 Invasive plant removal party at North Water Tower Park- help the environment, win prizes!

Sarasota, Florida -- The City of Sarasota will partner with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and community residents to host an Air Potato Round-up Saturday, October 19 at North Water Tower Park. 

Volunteers interested in cleaning up the community park, home to one of the most popular disc golf courses in Florida, are encouraged to come out for a fun morning of camaraderie as we remove air potato plants, an invasive vine. 

Community invited to grand opening of Bee Ridge Garden on Saturday

Community invited to grand opening of Bee Ridge Garden on Saturday

Sarasota County, Florida -- The public is invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park.

 The free, family friendly event will feature activities including carnival games, face painting, a karate demonstration and a composting workshop taught by experts from Sarasota County Extension.  

STRIDER World Championships return to Sarasota BMX October 11-13

STRIDER World Championships return to Sarasota BMX October 11-13

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County's BMX Track, 1590 North Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, will host the 2013 STRIDER World Championships, Oct. 11-13, for racers age 2-5 from around the world.  

The weekend-long event will kick-off Friday, Oct. 11, with registration, followed by opening ceremonies at 5 p.m., and then STRIDER riders taking a few qualifying practice runs around the track to perfect their skills for Saturday's big race. Spectator admission and parking for the event are free. Practice session is $10, and race registration is $25.  

Get in shape with 'Beginners Boot Camp' at Venice Community Center

Get in shape with 'Beginners Boot Camp' at Venice Community Center

Sarasota County, Florida -- Looking for a kick-start to reach your fitness goals before the holidays?

Check out the "Basic Training: Beginners Boot Camp" classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice.  

"These classes are a great way to get ready for the upcoming season of holiday parties, seeing relatives and old friends," said Dorian Mattox, VCC program coordinator. "This is the perfect program to help people achieve their fitness goals."