Community Events

Local recitalist and former conservatory teacher caps series of Lenten organ recitals at Redeemer

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
(941) 955-4263
222 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Local recitalist Nancy Siebecker will take the bench of the 50-stop Nichols & Simpson pipe organ at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, for the sixth and final offering of the parish’s Lenten organ recitals. Siebecker will conclude this year’s series with a 35-minute recital that begins at 12:10 p.m. on Wed., April 1. Redeemer’s Lenten organ recitals are always complimentary and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 941-955-4263.

Three Blondes. Three Perspectives.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 5:00am to 7:00am
(941) 922-7565
340 S. Tuttle Ave.
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Three Sarasota artists, Ginger Mermin, Kitt Moran and Lucey Malone, present their collective works at The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. The show opens April 2 with a reception from 5-7pm and can be seen most weekdays from 10:30am to 4pm. through June 25. The public is invited, food and wine will be served and music will be provided by Mike Moran. After the opening, calling in advance to confirm access is recommended. 941-366-1700.

Freethinkers Briefing: My Gender Transition: An Uncomfortable Showdown with Fortune

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
(941) 365-4027
3975 Fruitville Road
Sarasota  Florida  34232
United States
Just a few short years ago, Jean-David Parlier, reaching middle-age, had been living in society as a female for over forty years in the "Deep South" of the Southern United States. Navigating a life completely different in appearance and societal position today, Jean-David, underwent a gender transition, from female to male, at the age of forty-five years old. Now, at the year anniversary of his physical transition, Jean-David speaks openly about the experiences he has encountered regarding this life-changing event and why he was so reluctant to transition. Using his own experiences as a tool, he hopes to enlighten his audiences with his unique perspective as a transgender individual in our society emphasizing "self" acceptance and sharing with others how to, "swim against the current" successfully.

Moon Over Myakka Concert-Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
(941) 373-7839
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota  Florida  34241
United States
This is the perfect band for our Grand Finale of the season! They are one of the few bands in the entire state of Florida with a 3-piece horn section that belts out music you will love grooving to the whole night! They may have a crazy long name, but if I had one word to describe their music...FUN!!! And as always, all of our bands are family friendly bands, so bring the whole clan. Bring a chair and picnic to enjoy the music by a fire. Park entrance fee waived after 5:00 PM, so come early to get your spot.

Jewish Artists Explore "The Exodus: A Metaphor"

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
(941) 500-5696
The Jewish Federation, Zell Room, 580 McIntosh Rd.,
Sarasota  Florida  34232
United States
This weeks theme: "The Exodus: An Arts Metaphor for Life" with a live interview of Joan Davidson, fine arts painter by Dr. Barry Bub, author and photographer. After mystical text study on “The Exodus Process” facilitated by Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Joan will offer an integrated art activity supported by Diana Daffner on flute and Susan Slack on percussion. The evening will conclude with Julie Schechter's dance interpretation. $10 General Public, $5 APJAmembers. Cash, check or credit card at the door. For more information:
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Florida Women Veterans Conference

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
(727) 827-7160
Sandcastle Resort at LIdo Beach
540 Benjamin Franklin Dr.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
First ever weekend conference for women vets featuring speakers and sessions focusing on empowerment, professional and personal development, and networking in the relaxing, family friendly Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach in Sarasota FL. Space is limited so register soon