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Free concert by Kid Red

Free concert by Kid Red

Venice, Florida -- Come enjoy free music at Centennial Park!

In down town Venice, Kid Red will be performing at Centennial Park on Friday, August 16. 

The event begins at 7:00 p.m and free and open to the public.

Click here to see a video of Kid Red's previous performance. 

Hot on the Harbor event

Hot on the Harbor event

North Port, Florida -- Fishermen's Village will have a fun events for the entire family including live music!

Hot on the Harbor will take place on Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fishermen's Village. There will be fun activities for the entire family including live music with the "Gumbo Boogie" band from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information call (941) 575-3067.

 

Public input sought on Florida comprehensive historical preservation plan

Public input sought on Florida comprehensive historical preservation plan

Sarasota, Florida -- State and county staff will host a public input session 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota on the proposed Florida's Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan. The plan has been developed by the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources.

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. 

"Incredible Journey" Art Center Sarasota Announces new season

"Incredible Journey" Art Center Sarasota Announces new season

Sarasota, Florida -- Art Center Sarasota’s 2013-2014 exhibition season, entitled “Incredible Journey,” runs November 7, 2013, through September 30, 2014. It comprises seven exhibition cycles, each encompassing up to four exhibits. According to Lisa Berger, the center's director, the season “celebrates engaging, relevant art by contemporary artists from around the region and the world.” She anticipates that these dynamic exhibitions will draw more than 25,000 visitors throughout the year.

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate

Venice, Florida -- Every Friday, Charlotte County Community Services presents Friday Night Skate for children in grades K-5. 

Children are able to enjoy an evening of music, games and fun with friends. All skaters must bring their own skates and concessions are available for purchase. 

Admission is $3. 

The event is held at Tringali Recreation Center, 3460 North Access Road in Englewood from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9. 

For more information call (941) 681-3742. 

Sarasota's Summer Arts and Crafts Show

Sarasota's Summer Arts and Crafts Show

Sarasota, Florida -- Start your Christmas shopping a few months early at the Summer Arts and Crafts Show August 10th. The  show is at the Venice Community Center on Saturday, August 10th  from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.

Vendors from across the region will showcase a variety of arts and crafts in more than 10,000 square feet of air-conditioned space. Items include unique handcrafted jewelry, quilts,  paintings, handbags and many more items.

Parking and admission is free.