Hands on Science, Character Building, Team Building, Recreation, Arts, Crafts, Computers, Field trips, Breakfast
and Lunch! Staffed by highly qualified certified teachers.
Find out more at http://academic-sports-academy.weebly.com/ or www.shalomkidsint.com
Get ready WSLR's Sixth Annual Very Merry Jerry Day! Enjoy cool crafts, great food and talented performers like Michael Miller and the Heart Machine, Koko Ray and the Keepers, Mumbo Jumbo, and sTone Fish! Tickets available at the door.
Young participants in the Church of the Redeemer's Vacation Bible School (VBS) this August will be making sandwiches each day for “neighbors” at Resurrection House; collecting clothes for children in Salvation Army’s Transitional Living program; preparing materials for Redeemer’s Episcopal Thrift House; gathering food for the Caritas Food Pantry; and collecting desperately needed bed sheets and blankets for a surgical mission team that visits Central America to correct cranial and facial issues for those who never dreamed of such blessing. VBS runs 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11-15. Adults throughout the community are invited to enroll their children who are age 4 (by Sept. 1) through those entering the fifth grade.
Sarasota based swim school, Body-Mind Swimming and Aquatics is excited to announce our first ever Semi-Annual Community Beach Safety Day on Saturday August 16 at 5:30! Join us for a fun filled evening to include safety instruction by local Lido Beach lifeguard Lieutenant Joe, and hands on beach swim instruction by Body-Mind Swimmer owner and instructor, Coach Carolyn Nash. We will also have a surprise visit from a local swimming superstar. Snacks and water will be provided.
Beach Safety Day talk will begin at 5:30 pm at the middle Lifeguard stand on beautiful Lido beach. Instruction will begin afterwards. Sign-up for free instruction begins at 5 pm. Afterwords, we will have fun swimming, splashing and celebrating the evening away!
For swimmers taking lessons, we ask that you have a 1:1 parent to child ratio for beginner swimmers and a 1:2 parent to child ratio for more advanced swimmers to ensure safety. We look forward to swimming with you!
If you ever wondered how beekeepers do what they do, or if you would like to learn how to begin keeping bees, come and learn all about it. Guest speaker Janice Totten will be talking about how to get honeybees, how to keep them in a hive, and how to keep them healthy. She will cover facts about bees including who lives in the hive, what they do in there, and many other interesting facts about bees. Honeybees are in trouble and Janice wants to share what she has learned about beekeeping and tips on keeping our bees safe so we can do our part in helping to save this endangered insect.
The Beginning Beekeeping Workshop is part of the Transition Venice Sustainability Tuesdays held at the Venice Holistic Community Center
Humanity Working to End Genocide monthly meeting, HWEG meets on the third Tuesday of each month to create and maintain a community of conscience calling for action to stop mass atrocities and genocide throughout the world. Come on Aug. 19 and help us plan our October 5th rally featuring Bosnian war survivor Nadja Halilbegovich, author of My Childhood Under Fire. New members are welcome.
Join the growing food movement with produce from local, small, and family farms! The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market meets every Saturday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), 4748 S. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233. Please visit www.centralsarasotafarmersmarket.com.
· Locally grown produce
· Small & Family Farms
· Fresh baked goods
· Great food vendors
· Local artists & artisans
· Live entertainment
· Convenient location with ample parking
· Indoor restrooms
· Pet friendly environment
· Flat, paved surface for canes, walkers, & wheelchairs
Join us for a fabulous night of drag-queen bingo, featuring celebrity queens – Venice Mayor, John Holic, owner of Fins at Sharky’s, Mike Pachota, and the former Venice Gondolier editor, Bob Vedder. Enjoy Billy's bodacious burgers and dogs, wickedly wild wig contest, outrageous cash and prizes, live entertainment, beer and wine, while benefiting the 2014 Chalk Festival in Venice. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with Blanche and Baby Jane entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Venice Community Center 326 Nokomis Ave. South Venice, FL.
Must be 18 and show ID at the door.
Tickets are available at the Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South or online at http://chalkfestival.org/events/. For more information contact Jody Jorgenson at (941) 954-5800 or by email at Jody@ChalkFestival.org.
Wordier Than Thou is coming 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.
A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed.
Andy Firk practices permaculture at Bamboo Grove Farm in Arcadia, Florida where he houses a collection of 250 types of plants in the ground, over 180 of which are edible and medicinal, plus many varieties of hardy, clumping bamboos. This event is a great opportunity to learn, discuss, and share information and plants.
Saturday, Aug 30th, 3-6pm - Workshop with Andy Firk Perennial Vegetables for SW Florida includes a slideshow, potluck, plant swap, & Q&A time! Andy has traveled to over 180 organic farms, backyard permaculture gardens, edible plants nurseries, etc. across Florida. During his trips, he has taken many photos of various perennial vegetables that well suit our sub-tropical climate. The slideshow is loaded with photos and gardening friends who share their experiences with us. He will discuss many plants, including tindora perennial cucumber, longevity spinach, purple ube yams, jewels of opar, arrowroot, latexplant, and more.
WHAT TO BRING: Notepad & pencil. Food to share (there is a small kitchen that we may use at the center). There will be plants to swap and to sell in the back of Andy's truck, so bring plants to swap if you like.