Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / by Ally Valdes
Can you believe Fall is just 38 days away?
Not that it makes much of a difference here on the Sun Coast, but it certainly would be nice to feel the temperatures drop!
In the meantime, enjoy the Summer vibes and head on out this weekend for some fun... here is what's happening this weekend from Anna Maria all the way down to Punta Gorda.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017
TRAVEL FOOD & FILM POTLUCK: MEXICO
MANATEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
6081 26th St W, Bradenton
From 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Bring a dish tos hare! Join the Manatee County Public Library for a Mexican potluck lunch and discover your world through film. This is a FREE event.
FLOW FOR A CAUSE YOGA
YOGA SHACK FLORIDA
423 Lemon Ave, Sarasota
From 7pm to 8pm
Join the Yoga Shack and Share Care Global for a special yoga class for a cause. Courtenay Leigh Smith will lead a yoga class to honor Share Care Global - 100% of all donations go toward Share Care Global, an organization that supports homeless families and children living in India. Donations go to building shelters, serving two hot meals a day, seven days a week. Additionally, Share Care Global provides necessary healthcare and education and a place where women and children learn to live an independent, self-sufficient lifestyle. Join the flow at the Yoga Shack's courtyard along with music and a setting sun. Suggested donation $20.
TROLL SKATE NIGHT
STARBUDST SKATING CENTER
2571 12th Street, Sarasota
From 7:30pm to 10pm
Back to school skate night with special theme "Troll". Special guest DJ "Eric B" spinning your favorite songs in the center of the rink. It's dress up time - BEST TROLL HAIR and BEST TROLL LOOK-A-LIKE contest. Watch the Troll Video while you skate with lots of fun games, contests, and troll prizes. Admission is $8 plus skate rental. This is an all ages event.
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota
From 7:30pm to 10pm
A manager struggling to keep his circus afloat during post-war hard times hires a famous aerialist to attract crowds, meanwhile displacing his starring lady love. The Greatest Show on Earth was filmed largely in Sarasota and had its world premier at the Florida Theatre (now known as the Sarasota Opera House)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
LIDO BEACH LEAN UP
400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota
From 9am to 10:30am
Join Sarasota Lifestyle and meet the man behind the most popular Sarasota Facebook page. The more people who join to grab every morsel of garbage (including cig butts and plastic bottle caps), the sooner you can meet at Daiquiri Deck for an after-party! Come help keep our beaches beautiful while building community and getting to know our neighbors.
SARASOTA FARMERS MARKET
Lemon Ave Downtown Sarasota
From 9am to 2pm
The Sarasota Farmers Market is proud to announce its summer event, on Saturday, August 19th from 9am to 2pm, corresponding with the market from 7am to 1pm. The big stage will be located on 1st Street with music from Woodstock performed by the band Paisley Craze. Also located on 1st Street will be the Manasota Aircooled V-Dubbers displaying many vintage Volkswagens, including buses. Along with many events on 1st Street, Tiny Lifestyle Homes LLC will be displaying their first tine house made locally by Brian Kelly. This is a family event and there will be kids' activities including paint your own peace sign. At 11:30am at the big stage, the best dressed 60s/70s outfits will be judged and a winner will be chosen. This is a FREE event for the community.
2017 ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
VENICE COMMUNITY CENTER
326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice
From 10am to 3pm
Join the 2017 Arts & Crafts Show at the Venice Community Center. Bring your family and enjoy the food, festivities, and support the arts! Talented local artists will showcase a variety of original fine arts and handmade crafts to suit all budges. FREE parking and FREE entry.
SHABBY CHIC VINTAGE MARKET & ARTISAN DAY
BRADENTON CONVENTION CENTER
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto
From 10am to 4pm
The Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Days is one of the most unique shopping events in the Bay area. Each Shabby Chic Market offers all kinds of Shabby Chic items, artisans, fabulous food vendors or trucks, live street entertainers and performers, original art, painted furniture, antique vendors, Cottage Glam items, pallet art and signs, boutique clothing and more.
DRIVE, CHIP, & PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP: SUB-REGIONAL
4409 Tournament Players Club Dr, Sarasota
From 11am to 2pm
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Master Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirt of girls and boys ages 7 to 15, the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional, and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournaments and is broadcast live by the Golf Channel.
2nd ANNUAL ARTS & SOCIAL
12214 US-301, Parrish
From 1:30pm to 4pm
Learn about the Parrish Arts Council, their projects and community service. Projects overview meeting from 1:30pm to 3pm. View members art exhibition. Mingle with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, authors, musicians, and our community. Guest welcome, free admission and light refreshments.
AUGUST DRAG QUEEN BINGO
NINOS BAKERY AND RESTAURANT
3151 Cooper St, Suite 52, Punta Gorda
From 4pm to 8pm
Come out and play bingo and experience the crazy times we have at Ninos! $6 gets you in for at least 10 games of hilarious bingo! Food and beverages are served, yum!
3rd ANNUAL NOLE STROLL
MANDEVILLE BEER GARDEN
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota
From 4pm to 11pm
The 3rd annual Nole Stroll hosted by the Sarasota Seminole Club is the perfect way to kickoff the 2017 Florida State Football Season! Join Sarasota Seminole fans for a night in beautiful downtown Sarasota. Enjoy some great drink and food specials, raffles, silent auctions, and feel free to wear your favorite garnet and gold attire.
SARASOTA'S MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK RALLY
JDUBS BREWING COMPANY
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota
From 5pm to 10pm
Come out and enjoy local beer, food, and music from people striving t oadd to Sarasota's culture and the fast growing food truck community every third Saturday at JDub's Brewing Company. Bring the whole family! Featuring LIVE music from Babyl. Food trucks include: Fillaburger, Create Bakery & Gifts, Smokin Momma Lora's BBQ Mobile, BulGoGi Sarasota, Sweet Cheesus, Mobstah Lobstah, Chefs2U Restaurant & Catering, Mother Truckin Good, Out and About Coffee, BCA BBQ, Baltimore Snowball Factory, and more to come.
CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria
From 6pm to 9pm
Join the center for a community cookout! Have a fun night to come together as a community and have some fun and food. Harry's Grill and Bistro at 9903 Gulf Drive will be cooking on the grill donated by Waste Pro. Dinner will be served 6pm to 8pm. Kona Ice of NW Bradenton will be available for purchase. Cost for members is $5 and $10 for non-members. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information or to get your ticket call The Center at 941-778-1908 or visit www.centerami.org
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
AUGUST BRIDGE RUN
MARINA JACK'S UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER STATUE
Island Park Drive, Sarasota
Starts at 7am
Join the monthly bridge run, but this time in the morning! Let's beat the heat together and get our Sunday morning going with a beautiful morning run overlooking the Sarasota waters led by Coach Mark! Family and friends are always welcome.
YOGA IN THE BREWHOUSE!
FAT POINT BREWING
611 Charlotte St, Punta Gorda
From 10am to 1pm
North Port Yoga's Amy Osborne will be conducting a fun, all-level yoga session in the brewhouse Sunday at 10am. $15 includes class fee and a beer! Sign up in the taproom ahead of time, or the morning of the class. Don't forget to bring your own mat.
YOGA BRUNCH CLUB
THRIVE YOGA & FITNESS
8819 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton
From 10am to 1pm
Join the Yoga Brunch Club for this months yoga brunch. This is a one hour, all-levels yoga class at 10am at Thrive Yoga, then head over to Anna Maria Oyster Bar at 200 Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island for a special community brunch! It's the perfect community gathering. Cost is $25 and your yoga class, brunch (including set menu and coffee, juice or tea, tax, and tip!). Everything is included!