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Sarasota Opera receives 3rd NEA Grant for New Youth Opera Commission

Sarasota Opera receives 3rd NEA Grant for New Youth Opera Commission

Sarasota, Florida – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.  

Sarasota Opera is recommended for a $22,500 grant to support the technology design and creation for the world premiere of Little Nemo in Slumberland.  

Derby de Mayo at YMCA

Derby de Mayo at YMCA

North Port, Florida -- If your looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby in a family-friendly atmosphere, the North Port YMCA is holding its Derby de Mayo just for that purpose!

On Saturday, May 5, from 3 - 7 p.m., two adults and up to three children can get admission into the North Port Family YMCA for just $10.  Each additional person is $2. There will be food, beverages, family games, swimming, zumba, and the horse races.

Best Derby hat will win a prize! 

Free weekly Caregiver Conversations Group

Free weekly Caregiver Conversations Group

Venice, Florida-- Are you responsible for the care of a senior family member or friend? If so, join the Caregiver Conversations Group.

According to the Jewish Family and Children's Services, the group provides support for caregivers with a professional facilitator, and allows members to learn about assisting resources within the community. 

The groups meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-noon at the USF-Sarasota campus, 5920 Pan American Blvd, North Port in room 205. 

Sarasota summer camp registration opens

Sarasota summer camp registration opens

Sarasota, Florida -- Summer time is just two months away and soon, kids will be out of school.

Parents and gaurdians may register their children for summer camp through the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation website.

The programs are offered over 11 weeks for children entering grades 1 through 9.

Parks officials advise parents to sign up early because spots fill quickly.

22 Sarasota County schools named healthiest in state

22 Sarasota County schools named healthiest in state

Sarasota County, Florida – According to the Sarasota County School Board, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that 22 elementary schools in Sarasota County were listed among the state’s “healthiest schools” on Monday, March 26. 

The number of Sarasota schools that won USDA Healthier US School Challenge Awards made up almost half of the 47 schools named statewide.

Annual Children's Easter Party & Egg Hunt

Annual Children's Easter Party & Egg Hunt

 

Siesta Key, Florida -- The Siesta Key Village Association will be hosting its annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Beach Access #5 at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Beach Road.  

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.