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July


Summer Ballet Intensive
July 3 to Oct 3
Every Wednesday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program is for Intermediate to Advanced Ballet students. Focus is on Vagnova method of classical ballet. Class sizes are small to give students individual attention. Students will be placed in appropriate levels to reflect their skill. Students will be trained in ballet, repertoire, contemporary, pas de deux. Students who attend three weeks will perform in "Giselle" in Orlando.
Location: School of Russian Ballet, 8031 Cooper Creek Blvd.
Information: www.schoolofrussianballet.com or 941.962.6664
Sizzling Summer Bellydance Series
Wed. Jul. 3 thru Wed. Oct. 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Is the Florida summer not hot enough for you? Treat yourself or someone special this season to some sizzle, sensuality and spice, and dive into this bellydance course held at Art Avenue every Wednesday night at 6:30pm! Surrounded by beautiful art work, this summer course offered by International Productions welcomes dancers of all levels to join in the fun and shimmy the summer away. Dancers with previous or advanced experience will be challenged and explore new layering techniques. Drop-in Rate: $20/class Five-class Summer Pass: $90 Ten-class Summer Pass: $175
Location: Art Avenue Gallery, 3501 S Tamiami Trail
Information: www.tahja.com/belly-dance-classes or 941.504.8446
Giselle" Ballet
Fri. Jul. 26
6:00 PM
The classical Ballet "Giselle" will be performed by the students who have completed the Summer Intensive at the School of Russian Ballet. They will be joined by professional dancers as they perform this iconic ballet.
Location: Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton
Information: www.manateeperformingartscenter.com or 941.258.5277

 

August


JDRF Back to School Bash
Sat. Aug. 10
9:30 AM12:00 PM
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting this free morning of play for kids of all ages with type 1 diabetes and their families. Parents will have a chance to mix and mingle while meeting with health vendors. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP to tammy.craft4@gmail.com
Location: JUMP Dance Company, 11005 Passage Drive, Bradenton
Information: 678.468.3239
Stratford Festival On Film - The Tempest
Fri. Aug. 23
6:30 PM
The Stratford Festival’s latest film, The Tempest, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, premieres at theatres across the United States. The stage production was a truly historic event, featuring theatre legend Martha Henry as Prospero, more than five decades after she made her Stratford debut as Prospero’s daughter, Miranda, in the 1962 production of the play.
Location: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information: www.ringling.org/events/stratford-festival-tempest or 931.360.7399
Back to School Bash
Sat. Aug. 24
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
With Summer 2019 ending soon, Music Compound wants you to go out with a BANG at our Back to School Bash! Music Compound will be offering a tour of the studio as well as sample classes, including KidzRock, to help find the right instrument and classes for you or your child. Entrance is free and open to the entire community for members and nonmembers alike! Come meet our staff, for a guaranteed good time to finish off the Summer. We will have live music, good food AND beer samples so make sure to stop by and enjoy with us!
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Road
Information: musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100

 

September


Speak up, Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Workshop
Sun. Sep. 8
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The safeTALK Suicide Prevention Workshop is a suicide alertness and prevention training that will provide participants with tools, knowledge, and awareness to assist their peers who may struggle with suicidal thoughts. The workshop is three hours in length and will teach attendees how to recognize the signs of one who is suicidal and quickly connect them with professionals who can help. By becoming a safeTALK suicide-alert helper, you have the potential to save a life. Registration is $20 The workshops are made possible by the support of Jewish Family & Children Services, Brandi’s Wish, Compeer, and Gelt Financial.
Location: Chabad of Sarasota-Manatee 7700 Beneva Road
Information: sarasotachabad.com/safetalk or 941.928.2220
Speak up, Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Workshop
Mon. Sep. 9
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The safeTALK Suicide Prevention Workshop is a suicide alertness and prevention training that will provide participants with tools, knowledge, and awareness to assist their peers who may struggle with suicidal thoughts. The workshop is three hours in length and will teach attendees how to recognize the signs of one who is suicidal and quickly connect them with professionals who can help. By becoming a safeTALK suicide-alert helper, you have the potential to save a life. Registration is $20 The workshops are made possible by the support of Jewish Family & Children Services, Brandi’s Wish, Compeer, and Gelt Financial.
Location: Chabad of Sarasota-Manatee 7700 Beneva Road
Information: sarasotachabad.com/safetalk or 941.928.2220
Discovery Saturdays at Arlington Park - Aquatic Life at the Park
Sat. Sep. 14
10:00 AM
Learn about a variety of nature topics. Meet at 10 am at the Park office for each session. Adults and Youth are encouraged to come. Pre-registration is encouraged. This program occurs on the second Saturday of each month.
Location: Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere St.
Information: www.facebook.com/ArlingtonParkAquaticComplex/ or 941.554.2110

 

October


Water Lantern Festival
Sat. Oct. 5
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water.
Location: Nathan Bensderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Information: www.waterlanternfestival.com/sarasota.php

 

March


Florida Creativity Conference
Fri. Mar. 6
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are open to awakening more of your creative potential, this conference is the great opportunity to explore creativity in many wonderful forms! FCC provides hands-on and interactive learning, music and movement, connecting and innovating. Participants walk away with a fresh ‘tool kit’ of creative problem solving skills and productive practices for their personal and professional life, and a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life!
Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.flcreativity.com or 941.744.7258
Florida Creativity Conference
Sat. Mar. 7
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are open to awakening more of your creative potential, this conference is the great opportunity to explore creativity in many wonderful forms! FCC provides hands-on and interactive learning, music and movement, connecting and innovating. Participants walk away with a fresh ‘tool kit’ of creative problem solving skills and productive practices for their personal and professional life, and a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life!
Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.flcreativity.com or 941.744.7258
Florida Creativity Conference
Sun. Mar. 8
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are open to awakening more of your creative potential, this conference is the great opportunity to explore creativity in many wonderful forms! FCC provides hands-on and interactive learning, music and movement, connecting and innovating. Participants walk away with a fresh ‘tool kit’ of creative problem solving skills and productive practices for their personal and professional life, and a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life!
Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.flcreativity.com or 941.744.7258

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Hatha Yoga in Arlington Park
Every Sunday 10 am, Tuesday 10 am, Wednesday 5:15 pm
For yoga, the prices are $95 per month for unlimited classes or $100 for a 10 class pass. The first class is free to attend. For the first month, meditation is free.
Location:  Arlington Park, 2560 Waldemere St.
Information:  Arlington Park or 941-554-2110
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location:  Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information:  For dinner reservation call Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location:  Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information:  941.952.1200
Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM
Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Location:  Siesta Beach
Information:  941-320-6693 or YogaOnSiestaBeach.com
Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday, Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk
This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location:  The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information:  941.539.7972
Edson Keith Mansion Historic Tours
Wednesdays through April 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Tour this Italian Renaissance Mansion, built in 1916. Docents will take guests through the house, recounting its history, its occupants and the early days of the Sarasota Community. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location:  Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information:  941.316.1309 or www.farmhousemarket.org
MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location:  St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location:  Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information:  sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location:  Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org
Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
Location:  1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Information: 
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location:  Main St. and Lemon Ave
Information:  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme