Around Town Sarasota Edition April 2016

Ed Smith Stadium is a baseball field located in Sarasota, Florida. The stadium was built in 1989 to replace Payne Park as a Spring Training and Minor League Baseball site. In 2010, the Baltimore Orioles began playing spring games at the ballpark.

Sundays Dogs in the Garden Walk. Bring the family dog with you to visit the gardens. One dog per adult (no retractable leashes). Wander everywhere but the Children’s Garden. Admission is $9.95; free for members. 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Botanical Gardens, in Naples, 34112. Call (239) 643-7275 for details and guidelines or go online to NaplesGarden.org.

3 Painting with a Purpose. This creative event will benefit Centerstone Rape Crisis Services. Help give back to the local community by creating your own work of art. $35. 3 p.m. at Painting with a Twist in Bradenton, 34209. Call (941) 795-7928 or visit PaintingwithaTwist.com.

4 Line Dancing Lessons. $5. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Renaissance on 9th, Bradenton, 34205. Call (941)749-0100.

5 Manatee Genealogical Social Meeting. April’s presentation is “Grits, Genealogical Research in the South.” 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton, 34205. For more information: (941) 748-5555.

5 – 24 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum. Performances of the musical will be given Tues.-Sat. evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. $28. For tickets, visit VeniceStage.com or call (941)488-1115. Venice Theatre, 34285.

6 Boat Ride and Bay Biocruise Aboard the Carefree Learner. Enjoy a boat ride and a hands-on learning experience about sea creatures, from a marine biologist. Adults $20, kids 10 & under $10. 1 p.m. Bayfront Park, Sarasota, 34240. (941) 365-5318.

7 Venice Veterans Salute. Join us for a Beatles tribute concert with proceeds benefiting programs and services that assist veterans. All the Beatles’ classics and cool activities. 6 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Venice, 34285. Call (941) 488-6726 or visit veniceperformingartscenter.com.

15 & 16 Spring Pottery Sale. The Artist’s Market has unique and affordable items in all mediums. Free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton, 34205. For more details, call (941) 746 – 2862.

15 – 17 Sarasota Multicultural Earth Festival. Featuring dance, music, food and a focus on eco-consciousness, as well as learning more about international cultures. Tickets at the gate are $8. Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 34237. For more details, call (941) 365-0818.

16 Walk a Mile in Their Shoes. Walk a mile to help fund programs serving over 2,000 kids identified as homeless in Manatee County. 4 – 8 p.m. Registration is $20 for individual adults. South Coquina Beach, 1498 Gulf Dr. S. Bradenton, 34217. To register, call (941)778-1541.

17 Venus in Fur. Pinkerton Theatre, 34285. $29. 2 p.m. Get tickets at VeniceStage.com or call the theatre at (941) 488-1115.

18 Ringling by the Bay. An outdoor party with music and dancing on the Bolger Campiello. $10; free for members. 5 p.m. Ca’ d’Zan, Sarasota, 34243. Call (941) 358-3180.

22 Free Music Friday Night. Bring your chairs & blankets for Folk Blues. 7 – 9 p.m. Centennial Park, 34236. Call (941) 316-1123.

24 Snow Queen. Welcome The School of Russian Ballet back to Venice. 1-3 p.m. Tickets are $27 – $40 for adults. Venice Performing Arts Center, 34285. Call (941) 480-3191 or visit veniceperformingartscenter.com

Ed Smith Stadium is a baseball field located in Sarasota, Florida. The stadium was built in 1989 to replace Payne Park as a Spring Training and Minor League Baseball site. In 2010, the Baltimore Orioles began playing spring games at the ballpark.
Ed Smith Stadium is a baseball field located in Sarasota, Florida. The stadium was built in 1989 to replace Payne Park as a Spring Training and Minor League Baseball site. In 2010, the Baltimore Orioles began playing spring games at the ballpark.

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