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Kids fishing tournament & fishing clinic

Kids fishing tournament & fishing clinic

North Port, Florida -- Children can learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety at a free fishing tournament and clinic. 

The first 200 children will receive a free fishing pole and tackle box. 

The event will take place at McKibben Park, 5500 Trekell Street from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

It is open to kids ages 14 and under. 

For more information www.cityofnorthport.com.

Venice Theatre needs young performers for "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"

Venice Theatre needs young performers for "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"

Venice, Florida -- Venice Theatre is seeking performers ranging in age from elementary school students through young adults to audition for its upcoming “Generations” musical, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Director Dennis Clark is casting one young adult to play the teacher, five other young actors to play leading roles, and several other young actors to be in the ensemble. A list of roles follows.

Sarasota County Libraries Begin Youth Summer Reading Program

Sarasota County Libraries Begin Youth Summer Reading Program

Sarasota, Florida-Now that school is out for the summer in Sarasota, students can use the time to brush up on their reading. Sarasota County libraries will begin their youth summer reading programs at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the North Port Library, 13800 North Tamiami Trail, North Port, with a performance by the Tampa Taiko Drums.

North Port Library begins youth summer reading programs

North Port Library begins youth summer reading programs

North Port, Florida -- Sarasota County libraries will begin their youth summer reading programs at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the North Port Public Library, 13800 North Tamiami Trail, North Port, with a performance by the Tampa Taiko Drums.

Sarasota County Extends Lifeguard Hours Until Labor Day

Sarasota County Extends Lifeguard Hours Until Labor Day

Sarasota, Florida -- Summer time is here and with more people visiting Sarasota beaches, county lifeguards will be extending their hours.

Sarasota County lifeguards will remain on county beaches guarding the coast line from 10 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. through Labor Day. The county beaches include Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Beach.

 

 

 

Want to try Dragon Boat racing? Here's your chance

Want to try Dragon Boat racing? Here's your chance

Sarasota, Florida - It's fun, exciting and looks pretty darn cool. We're talking about Dragon Boat racing. Ever want to give it a try? Well, now's your chance.

Dragon Boat races are going to be part of the 2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival on November 2nd and a company organizing the races is now looking to sign up teams.

Beacon of Light Golf tournament

Beacon of Light Golf tournament

North Port, Florida -- Support mental health at the The Beacon of Light Golf Tournament. 

The tournament will be held on Friday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Pelican Pointe Golf & County Club. The event is a four person scramble shotgun start.

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and there will also be a hole-in-one, putting, longest drive contests and a 50/50 raffle. 

The fundraising event will benefit Beacon House, a program of Mental Health Community Center.