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New Year's Eve with WSLR

New Year's Eve with WSLR

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:22pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:00pm to Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:00am
Hosted by: 
WSLR
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$10 advance
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Join your friends at WSLR Community Radio for a Family Friendly New's Years Eve Party featuring Renesito Avich, the David Smash Band, and The Dram. Last year’s popular hat-making station will be back so all party-goers will be able to fashion a unique topper. Attendees are invited to bring their own noisemakers for the Midnight Kumquat Drop. Cuban-born Renesito Avich is a world-class tres player. He was the guitarist for the legendary band of Salsa “Elito Revé y su Charangón”, touring in Europe and America. With a blend of violin, keyboard, and distorted guitar, The Dram is an Americana six-piece that walks the line between punk and southern rock. David Smash is a 21-year-old musical sensation from Lithuania. In school he specialized in classical guitar and piano, but he can also play the bass guitar, drums, xylophone, and harmonica. He write songs in blues, rock and roll, gospel, rock, country and jazz styles.
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Films for a Future: Shift Change

Films for a Future: Shift Change

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:41pm -- Halee Turner
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR 96.5 LPFM
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$5
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work tells the little-known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
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Films for a Future: Shift Change

Films for a Future: Shift Change

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:52pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Hosted by: 
Fogartyville Media & Arts Center
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
Admission $5.00 at the door
Contact Name: 
Don Hall
Phone: 
(941) 408-3374
Brief Event Description: 
Under the banner of "the best documentaries you probably haven't seen yet," we regularly screen films on a wide variety of topics related to Transition. Each film is typically followed by a speaker, group discussion, or other activity that connects the film's topic back to what we can do about it locally. Shift Change tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life. Shift Change encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations. Following the film, we will hear from Caren Van Slyke. Her son, Brian, co-founded the worker-owned cooperative, Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA). Among other initiatives, TESA has created Co-Opoly, a board game in which participants collaborate to start and run a democratic and participatory enterprise. Sponsored by Region Solar. Admission: $5 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, please email info@transitionsrq.org or call (941) 408-3374.
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01/08/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Freethinkers: The Case for Atheistic Religion

Freethinkers: The Case for Atheistic Religion

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:47am -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Hosted by: 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
Location: 
3975 Fruitville Road
Sarasota  Florida  34232
United States
Free or Fee: 
Free
Contact Name: 
David Ryan
Phone: 
(941) 365-4027
Brief Event Description: 
Atheism and religion for many are terms that cancel each other out. The Briefing considers a more inclusive definition of religion and a less combative definition of atheism. Evolutionary trends that are increasing the probability of the expansion of atheistic religion. Will atheistic religion compete with or even complement other forms of religion?
01/09/2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Community Contra Dance

Community Contra Dance

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:13pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR LPM 96.5
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Free or Fee: 
Tickets: $8
Contact Name: 
David Beaton
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm.
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SCOPE Community Report Card Road Show

SCOPE Community Report Card Road Show

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Hosted by: 
SCOPE
Location: 
Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave. S.
Venice  Florida  34285
United States
Free or Fee: 
Free
Contact Name: 
M. Hadden
Phone: 
(941) 365-8751
Brief Event Description: 
Please join us for this interactive workshop. Participants will 
find out how community data contributes to a better community
, reflect on community issues
, and contribute to improving quality of life in Sarasota County.
01/12/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Health Class with Eve Prang Plews

Health Class with Eve Prang Plews

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:19pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:30pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR-LP 96.5
Location: 
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$7
Contact Name: 
David Beaton
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
No Nonsense Nutrition host Eve Prang Plews continues her monthly classes. Tonight's topic will be Surviving Allergies. Learn how you can best protect yourself against dust, pollen, mold and critters.
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Tommy Womack w/ Tim Easton

Tommy Womack w/ Tim Easton

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:37pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR-LP 96.5
Location: 
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Contact Name: 
David Beaton
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Wednesday, January 14, 7pm As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Tim Easton is a Nashville--based American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll music.
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Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:00pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Hosted by: 
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Location: 
Downtown Sarasota
33 S. Gulfstream Ave.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
Free
Contact Name: 
Bill Kinney
Phone: 
(941) 487-8061
Brief Event Description: 
Whether you are an art collector, seek art for your home or office or merely wish to support the arts, come to Sarasota on January 17-18, 2015 for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. Enjoy an extraordinary ‘outdoor gallery’ created from spectacular work in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics –more! Commission a piece of art made specifically for you! Open 10-5 both Saturday and Sunday. Free. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!
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The Appleseed Collective

The Appleseed Collective

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:18pm -- Halee Turner
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR-LP 96.5
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$10 adv /$12 door
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger and you've just conjured the sound of The Appleseed Collective. They are force of nature driven by their local community and developed by a strong sense of do-it-yourself drive. In an age of corporations and climate change, the band’s commitment to buying & selling local, eating from gardens, and being their own bosses has led to the kind of success that feels simply organic. And don't miss Jen & Ray, a Sarasota based acoustic duo, opening the show!
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Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:00pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Hosted by: 
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Location: 
Downtown Sarasota
33 S. Gulfstream Ave.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
Free
Contact Name: 
Bill Kinney
Phone: 
(941) 487-8061
Brief Event Description: 
Whether you are an art collector, seek art for your home or office or merely wish to support the arts, come to Sarasota on January 17-18, 2015 for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. Enjoy an extraordinary ‘outdoor gallery’ created from spectacular work in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics –more! Commission a piece of art made specifically for you! Open 10-5 both Saturday and Sunday. Free. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!
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Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:48pm -- Halee Turner
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR 96.5 LPFM
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$12 adv/$15 door
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder.
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01/23/2015 - 8:00pm
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Tim Dorsey-NY Times Best Selling Florida Author

Tim Dorsey-NY Times Best Selling Florida Author

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:39am -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by: 
Friends of Myakka River
Location: 
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota  Florida  34241
United States
Free or Fee: 
Free
Contact Name: 
Teresa Good
Phone: 
(941) 373-7839
Brief Event Description: 
Come and spend an evening with Author Tim Dorsey as he takes us deep into the turbulent and ever creative mind of Florida's own one-man vigilante, Serge Storm. Tim is not only a great author but an incredibly entertaining speaker. His adventures in Florida often rival those of the books' protagonist, Serge A. Storm. Come hear what both of them are up to now.
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01/24/2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit Opening w/ James Varnado Funk Band

Art Exhibit Opening w/ James Varnado Funk Band

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:39am -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Hosted by: 
Peace Education and Action Center
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Free or Fee: 
$10
Brief Event Description: 
The Downside, Upside Down art exhibit is an effort to inspire change through the creative process. The show will start with an introduction and gallery walk with the curator from 7-8. There will be music by Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of Soldier's Songs and Voices throughout the night, as well as an after party performance by The James Varnado Funk Band starting at 8:45pm.
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01/24/2015 - 7:00pm
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Tim Grimm, Jon Brooks and Mindy Simmons present Songs of Peace and Justice

Tim Grimm, Jon Brooks and Mindy Simmons present Songs of Peace and Justice

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:23pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR LPM 96.5
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Contact Name: 
David Beaton
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
“Tim Grimm is another link in the chain of literate singer songwriters that sees a side to the story that we always miss. The songs are little novels that unfold slowly and then knock you off your feet when you’re not looking… A real find.” Village Records Jon Brooks has been nominated 3 times by the Canadian Folk Music Awards as Songwriter of the Year. A seasoned professional and a local favorite, Mindy Simmons has toured nationwide since 1980. Her music is her ministry.
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Finding a Path to Peace: A Conversation with Tzvia Thier

Finding a Path to Peace: A Conversation with Tzvia Thier

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:01pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 6:30pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR
Location: 
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$5
Brief Event Description: 
Tzvia will talk about her attachment to Zionism and her decision to break with it. In her life she has authored Zionist texts for children, and has taught in Jewish day schools in the U.S. Her son was also killed while serving in the Israeli army in 1983 in Lebanon.
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Wordier Than Thou

Wordier Than Thou

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:40pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR-LP 96.5
Location: 
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Brief Event Description: 
Wordier Than Thou returns to Sarasota! This unique open mic focuses on storytelling -- no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area's wordsmiths. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Readings will begin around 7 p.m. A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. Suggested $5 donation at the door and refreshments available.
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Melissa Greener

Melissa Greener

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:36pm -- Halee Turner
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR-LP 96.5
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Free or Fee: 
$10 adv/$12 door
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Nashville based folk-crooner Melissa Greener tells the truth. Her songs captivate with quirkily crafted lyrics, dynamic melodies and loads of groove. Transistor Corazón, her third studio release, explores complexities of the heart - the circuitry versus the soul. Greener’s sound combines modernist lyricism and a soulful 1960’s Laurel Canyon under the guise of a vibey tremelo electric guitar. Nashville based folk-crooner Melissa Greener tells the truth. Her songs captivate with quirkily crafted lyrics, dynamic melodies and loads of groove. Transistor Corazón, her third studio release, explores complexities of the heart - the circuitry versus the soul. Opening the show will be Kelley McRae joined by guitarist Matt Castelein Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo’s music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope.
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The Banditos Band

The Banditos Band

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:31pm -- Arlene
Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
Hosted by: 
WSLR
Location: 
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Contact Name: 
David Beaton
Phone: 
(941) 894-6469
Brief Event Description: 
Banditos, a Nashville, Tenn.-based sextet, seem like several bands at once. Running the gamut from torch-song style balladry to raucous, four-on-the-floor rock, the band is a veritable jukebox of rough-around-the-edges musical styles. The players juggle multiple instruments, including a kazoo, and powerhouse vocalist Mary Richardson trades her full-tilt belting with the more laid back approach of singers Corey Parsons and Steve Pierce. Opening the show will be southern grown JW Teller. His songs present stories to the audience as a sentimental retreat, filled with familiar truths and heartbreaking consequences.
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