Ongoing. Pickleball. Join us for a day of indoor pickleball, All skills levels are welcome. Nets, paddles balls are provided. $2. Gym – Mon. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Wed 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Colonial Oaks Park, in Gym 5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd, Sarasota. (941) 346-1330 Scgov.net .
5 53rd Annual Painting with a Purpose for Alzheimer’s. Join us in this fundraiser to fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will paint a canvas, and artists of all skill levels are invited to pick up a paint brush, you’ll enjoy good food, fun, wine, music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. $50. 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Brookdale Bella Vita, 1420 E. Venice Ave., Venice, 34292. (941) 485 – 1196. Brookdale.com
Through the 9th. My Fair Lady. Professor Henry Higgins transforms a Cockney woman into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. Times will vary according to date. Manatee Performing Arts Center, Stone Hall, 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205. Call (941) 748- 5875 Manateeperformingartscaenter.com
9-Nov. 13. Garden Music Series. Enjoy live performances from local and international artists, beautiful views, and relaxing walks through the Gardens. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Free admission. 1 – 3 p.m. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, 34236. (941) 366 – 5731. Go to selby.org for a complete list of musicians.
13 Hearing Aid Lunch and Learn. Confused about hearing aids? Free lunch and information session for you and your loved ones. Must RSVP to Ear – Resistible Hearing Center, 1076 E. Venice Ave., Venice, 34285. Call for reservation and location information (941) 257 – 0530. 11:30 a.m. earresistiblehearing.com
16 Music Around the World at Allegro Music Academy. Students will be performing music from their heritages on various instruments. Refreshments and food following the concert, donations for student scholarship fund is appreciated. Free. 3 – 4:30 p.m. 241 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota, 34243. For more information, call (941) 358 – 8511.
18 Honorees for the Friendship Center’ 2nd Annual “People Helping People” awards breakfast will honor individuals who, through their commitment and dedication, have made a major impact on the quality of life and health for older adults and their families. 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Michaels On East, 1212 S.E. Ave., Sarasota, 34239. For more information, call (941) 556- 3205. FriendshipCenters.org
21-23. “Celebrate America” Sun Fiesta 2016. The celebration includes bed races, parade, lots of food and drinks, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, plus a lot more. Sponsored by Women’s Sertoma since 1994, scholarship funds are raised during the Sun Fiesta. Free. 21st.) 5-10 p.m. 22nd.) 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 23rd.) 9a.m. – 7p.m. Central Park, Downtown Venice, For further information call (941) 468- 5146. sunfiesta.net
23 Turner Classic Movie Series: The Shining. This portion of the series brings back Stanley Kubrick’s modern horror with commentary by host Ben Mankiewicz. $12.50. 2 p.m. Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E., Bradenton, 34203. (941) 752-3796. Carmike.com
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