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Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest

Town 'N Country, Florida - The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's 18th Annual Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest from Friday October 18 through Sunday October 20 at the Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Racetrack Road, Tampa.

Sarasota County elections office to host Secretary of State Detzner and Project Integrity team

Sarasota County elections office to host Secretary of State Detzner and Project Integrity team

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent will host the fourth in a series of roundtable discussions between Secretary of State Ken Detzner and local supervisors of elections.

The meetings have been scheduled to assess and develop appropriate procedures related to statutory voter list maintenance programs.

Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season

Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Phillippi Farmhouse Market, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, will reopen Wednesday, October 2, at 9 a.m. for its fifth season.  

The market is a partnership between Sarasota County Parks and Recreation and Sarasota County Extension with Friends of Sarasota County Parks. It is the county's only mid-week farmers market, open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Local authors have the 'write stuff'

Local authors have the 'write stuff'

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota's known to have a thriving art scene and next month a book fair will showcase people who paint pictures with their words.

More than 35 local authors will meet with their fans and participate in readings. The festival showcases independent, self-published writers and illustrators.

There are still some slots for more participants. For more information on the event you can call 941-365-2032 or click here.

Final call for submissions to the "I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest"

Final call for submissions to the "I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest"

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota Bay Water Festival encourages photography enthusiasts of all ages to prepare entries for the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest. The winning submissions will be displayed at the regional festival on Saturday, November 2 at Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota. In addition to first, second, third place, and honorable mention prizes for four age divisions, Festival visitors will have an opportunity to vote on a People’s Choice Award.

Health officials encourage pet vaccinations on World Rabies Day

Health officials encourage pet vaccinations on World Rabies Day

Sarasota, Florida --In recognition of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, Sarasota County is emphasizing the importance of pet vaccinations to prevent rabies transmission.

Elephant appreciation party at North Port Library

Elephant appreciation party at North Port Library

Venice, Florida -- Bring your favorite elephant or favorite costume in order to celebrate elephants at the North Port Library at 6:00 p.m.

Games and activities will be provided and children of all ages are welcome to join. For more information, please call (941) 861-1300.