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This weekend brings a Fiesta of art

This weekend brings a Fiesta of art

Sarasota, Florida - Artists will line Ocean Boulevard this weekend (April 30-May 1) for Siesta Fiesta.

The outdoor art show at Siesta Key Village attracts a wide-range of artists. Works vary from $25 earrings to $30,000 sculptures. "This is a fantastic way to explore the work of many different artists in one setting," says festival promoter Howard Alan in a release.

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to cars starting at Ocean and Canal and running through Beach Road.

Wine flows in Sarasota

Wine flows in Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida - It's the time of year to find your new favorite wine. The 21st annual Florida Winefest & Auction begins today in Sarasota. 

The festival, which runs through Sunday, includes a variety of wine tasting and food events, throughout the Sarasota area. For more information click here.

Over the years, the event has raised more than $7 million dollars for local children's charities.

Free and low-cost health services in May

Free and low-cost health services in May

Sarasota County, FL -- The Sarasota County Health Department’s Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites around the county during May.

The services offered at all regularly established sites include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testing, adult immunizations and health education.

The staff also assists individuals who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to find a medical home for ongoing health care.

Enjoy FREE stuff at "Fender Feeding Frenzy"

Enjoy FREE stuff at "Fender Feeding Frenzy"

Sarasota, FL -- Fender guitar enthusiasts and people concerned with marine ecosystems are invited to feast their eyes, ears and palates during Sarasota Guitar Company’s “Fender Feeding Frenzy,” Saturday, April 30 from noon to 5 p.m., at Sarasota Guitar Company, 4333 S. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota.

The event, which will feature entertainment, barbecue, and plenty of free merchandise, including a brand new Fender guitar, is free and open to the public.

The event also celebrates Sarasota Guitar Company becoming the area’s only independent authorized Fender dealer. 

“This will be our third major expansion since opening our doors in December 2009,” says owner Scott Cook. “We doubled our space last June and opened an e-commerce division in November. We’re now adding Fender, arguably the world’s most recognized and respected guitar and bass brand, to our new instruments lineup, which already includes Taylor, Washburn, Seagull and ESP.”

Hunt for eggs at Siesta Key Village

Hunt for eggs at Siesta Key Village

Sarasota, FL -- Bring your basket and some sharp eyes. Siesta Key Village is holding an Easter Party and egg hunt on Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon.

This event is for children ages 1 through 6.

Each child that registers will receive a stuffed animal and a goody bag stuffed with prizes.

The Take Over: A Youth Culture Festival

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota Fairgrounds will be hosting the first ever The Take Over Festival in Sarasota. The festival is combining all sorts of art, live music, family-friendly activities, DJ's and a variety of "Youth Culture elements and activities" to produce an event to be remembered.

Activities will include a skate ramp, interactive exhibits, art markets, a theatre playhouse, live graffiti jam, Easter petting zoo, mobile arcade, movie house, clothing vendors, screen-printing and more!

Live music will be performed by Trick Daddy, Chris Webby, Whole Wheat Bread, Bootleg, Paint The Town Red, and a King of The Garage Bands Contest featuring: King's Road, Threefiftyseven, Hangman Jury, and The Shoebox Monsters.

Siesta Key egg hunt brings Easter to the beach!

Siesta Key egg hunt brings Easter to the beach!

Siesta Key, Florida -- The Siesta Key Village Association will be hosting its annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Beach Access #5 at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Beach Road.  All children ages 1 to 6 are invited to register and participate.

This special event is sponsored by the Siesta Key Village Association and the Beach Bazaar. Activities will include: the Easter egg hunt, face painting, games, photo opportunities with the Easter bunny, a fire truck and ambulance to explore and the Sheriff’s mounted patrol.