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Meet Emergency Management Team at Sarasota Farmers Market

Meet Emergency Management Team at Sarasota Farmers Market

Sarasota, Florida -- Saturday, July 13, is "Disaster Preparedness Day" at the Sarasota Farmers Market.

Meet Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane and his team at the Volunteer Community Connections tent from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The market is located at the corner of Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota.  

Get school shots updated now before the school year begins

Get school shots updated now before the school year begins

Sarasota, Florida -- With local schools scheduled to resume on Monday, Aug. 19, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their child's immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be entering schools in Sarasota County for the first time must provide the school office with a completed Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680).

Join a Summer service team and earn community service hours

Join a Summer service team and earn community service hours

Venice, Florida -- Community Youth Development's (CYD) new program "Summer of Service," provides teens with the chance to develop skills and learn how to make a difference in their community through service. 

The program combines four training days with three experience days, and is offered at no costs to participants, although registration is required to attend.

"Summer of Service" will alternate between Jacaranda Public Library in Venice for training days and the Venice Salvation Army for experience days. 

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. 

Small business lunch and learn

Small business lunch and learn

Venice, Florida -- The Small Business Development Center at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), in partnership with the city of North Port and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the fourth workshop in the Small Business Lunch and Learn monthly series.

Balalaika Orchestra comes to town!

Balalaika Orchestra comes to town!

Sarasota, Florida  -- The Balalaika and Domra Association of America will be in town for the 35th annual convention and Festival Concert from July 7 to July 14.

During this week, musicians from all over the world will meet in Sarasota to participate in workshops on playing, performance, fold-dancing, lectures, concerts and rehearsals that will culminate in the Festival Concert on Saturday, July 13 at the Sarasota Opera House. 

The highlight of the concert will be a 100 piece Russian folk orchestra directed by Svetlana Nikonova.

Sarasota County libraries introduce Family Sustainability Kits

Sarasota County libraries introduce Family Sustainability Kits

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County libraries and the Sustainability office are teaming up with the creator of the Easy Going Green Flash Cards to help families learn how to become more sustainable in their everyday lives.