Around Town Sarasota Edition May 2016

The Browning and Whitaker pioneer families, gathered for a photograph in Sarasota, Florida during 1886 - Sarasota County History Center collection. European settlers arrived in significant numbers in the late 1840s. The area already had a Spanish name, Zara Zote, on maps dating back to the early eighteenth century, and it was retained as Sara Sota. The initial settlers were attracted by the climate and the bounty of Sarasota Bay.

All month long. Alabama Story. In 1959, in Montgomery, Alabama, the Civil Rights Movement is flowering. A children’s book with hidden messages stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no – nonsense state librarian. Inspired by true events.$20 – $50. Gompertz Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Downtown Sarasota, 34236. (941) 366-9000. for days and time.

7 Food and Wine on Pine. Join us for the 6th Annual Food and Wine on Pine. A culinary and cultural experience showcasing the very best in food, wine, art and music that our area has to offer. 1:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 34216. (941) 778- 8705.

8 Mother’s Day Brunch at the Powel Crosley Estate. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Adults $42. (Children 3 – 10 $24, and under 3 complimentary.) 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243. (941) 312 – 0000. Go to to make reservations.

8 Yesterday.Take a journey back to a time of peace, love and everything in between with songs such as “Let It Be”, “Satisfaction”, and “You Really Got Me Going”.Dine with us prior to your show in the cabaret. Reservations are not required. Playing in the Goldstein Cabaret. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota,  34236.  Tickets $32 – $36 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (941) 366- 9000

9 Balance Movement Class. Strengthen your core muscles and improve your sense of balance. Reduce your risk of falling, while improving your balance, flexibility, strength and confidence through one of our Balance Movement Classes. 9 – 10 a.m. Rubin Center for Healthy Aging, Sarasota, 34236. Call (941) 556 -3259 for fee.

12 Restorative Yoga Class. Relax and unwind in this all – level class. Beginners welcome. Please bring a mat or towel.  Free. Downtown Central Library: 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W. Bradenton, 34205. Please register at (941) 748- 5555.

14 St. Francis Animal Rescue Cat’s Meow Gala. Featuring dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, raffle & prices, silent auction and more. 6  -11 p.m. $45. Plantation Golf and Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice. Tickets available at the St. Francis Animal Shelter or at (941) 492 – 6200.

16 Ringling by the Bay. Join us on the Bolger Campiello for live music and dancing. Food and beverage are available for purchase on Bayfront. Outside food/beverage, chairs and coolers are not permitted. Limited seating is available. $10/ Free for members. 5 p.m. Bayfront Gardens, Sarasota, 34243. (941) 358 – 3180.

25 The Annual Venice Area Memorial Day. American Legion NO-VEL Post 159 will be hosting the ceremony. All the area Veterans Organizations will be participating. Bring a folding chair. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Patriots Park, 800 Venetia Bay Blvd. (941) 486 – 2626.

26 Welcome – Friendship Dancing! Fun, friends, dancing, refreshments! $5. 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Friendship Center Sarasota, 1888 Brother Greenen Ways, Sarasota, 34236. Call (941) 556- 3265 with any inquiries.

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