Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM
National Margarita Day
Fuzzy's Taco Shop – National Margarita Day is this Thursday, 2/22! Celebrate at with $1 off Fuzzy House Margaritas ALL DAY! #getfuzzedup
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM
SeaTrek.TV Livestream: African Americans in Marine Science
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium – Celebrate African Americans' contributions to marine science during this livestream with Mote Aquarium Biologist Amanda Hodo. During this program participants will: -develop an appreciation for Black History Month -learn about seahorse conservation and husbandry -engage in a conversation with a marine science expert This is free, however, registration is required at
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM
Windows 10 Basics
Manatee County Public Library – Free class. Open to anyone ages 16+.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 4:00 PM
Cookies & Crafts (2nd Annual)
Motorworks Brewing – Join the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. at Motorworks Brewing on Thursday, February 22nd for another tasty night of Cookies & Crafts! For $10 you can enjoy a carefully curated beer flight showcasing 4 tasty Girl Scout Cookies® paired with 4 unique craft brews, plus a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts. Take your taste buds for a ride with four unique Cookie & Craft pairings. We'll also be featuring special Girl Scout Cookie-inspired cocktails, so join us for a night of decadent couplings and succulently sweet combinations while supporting the Girl Scouts. • Savannah Smiles® paired w/ our Passionfruit Chicha • Girl Scouts S'mores™ paired w/ our Carrot Cake Brown Ale • Samoas® paired w/ our Bourbon Coffee Cake Porter • Thin Mints® paired w/ Yerba Mate Brown Ale Fantastic acoustic musician Scott Curts will be playing outside from 6-10PM. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves over 6,000 girls in ten counties including Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier. For more information about Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida visit We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to our media sponsor, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:30 PM
A Sticky Business: Turpentine Industry in FL
Manatee Village Historical Park – Did you know that Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the foremost experts on Florida’s turpentine industry? Join us on February 22 to learn about what her ethnographic work reveals about life in turpentine camps… In honor of Black History Month, Manatee Village will host a talk by Barbara Clark, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), on Florida’s turpentine industry. This talk will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 starting at 5:30pm at Manatee Village Historical Park. It will run approximately 45 minutes. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Manatee Village will close at 7:00pm. Clark’s presentation, “A Sticky Business: The Turpentine Industry in Florida” touches on the basics of how turpentine was procured and produced. After sharing the basics about turpentine production, she then dives into the people that worked in the industry, including those that were part of the Convict Leasing System during the Reconstruction Period in Florida. Ethnographic work from Zora Neale Hurston is heavily relied upon to help present an accurate portrayal of what "camp life" would have been like for turpentine workers in the early to mid-1900s. Barbara Clark is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and currently serves as Regional Director of the Northwest and North Central Regional Centers of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. This public program is offered by producers: Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources and the Manatee County Historical Commission. Learn more:
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Star Party
Manatee County Public Library – View stars, and learn about telescopes available to checkout.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Girls Night Out ~ Sip n' Sniff with Young Living Essential Oils
Cheers to Wine – Join us as we learn the "101" about Essential Oils...What are essential oils and how do they effect our bodies? How are oils made and what makes these oils so special? Learn this and more as you Sip n' Sniff! Enjoy a Complimentary Glass of Wine!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
CrossFit Open Announcement and Head to Head 18.1
CrossFit Manatee – Open Wod 18.1 is announced Thursday night 2/22/18 at 8pm. We will have the gym set up for a viewing party to watch two of CrossFit's elite athletes go head to head on this event. Immediately following we will have two of our very own athletes going head to head so stick around for all the excitement.
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Much Ado About Nothing
Booker High VPA – One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing blends rumor and romance, to hilarious and, ultimately, heartening, effect. An early predecessor of the screwball comedies that launched the rom-com genre, Much Ado has timeless heart and is sure to resonate with audiences today. Directed by the visionary Sunny Smith, this version is set in post-Korean war 1950s.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
PMP Alumni: Around Town at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium – Alumni of The Perlman Music Program - Yuri Namkung and Magdalena Filipczak, violins, Andrew Gonzalez, viola and Jia Kim, cello - perform an evening of string quartet repertoire at the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Ask questions and meet and mingle with the artists following the performance! Tickets: $15 available online at, or click on the ticket link above.
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
Olympus Clean & Check Event
InFocus by Johnson PhotoImaging – Camera Clean & Check Station* with Official Olympus Technicians On-Site. Join Olympus for a free Camera Clean & Check Event. We'll have Olympus Reps on site to help answer your questions, Upgrade Firmware, Image Stabilize Check, Function Check, Auto Focus Accuracy Check, Sensor/Optical Check and clean your Olympus cameras. Registering will help the visiting Olympus techs prepare for the upcoming event. Clean & Checks are first come first served. *Valid for Olympus Cameras Only February 23rd, Friday 10am - 6pm. February 24th, Saturday 10am - 2pm.
    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Third Annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital / Florida – Join us for the third annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy, a Sarasota Culinary Experience. This exclusive evening features some of Sarasota’s best chefs and local farms, who design and prepare a creative, delicious, and nutritious meal for our guests. This unforgettable night at Michael's on East includes cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction. All proceeds from this evening will further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude — Finding cures. Saving children.® Sponsorship opportunities available: Table of 10: $2,500 Individual Tickets: $200 For more information contact
    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Weekly Wine Tasting
Cheers to Wine – Join us this week for our weekly wine tasting. $5 per person ~ Club members free
    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Kara Nally Band at Motorworks Brewing
Motorworks Brewing – Don't miss this incredible Sarasota band belting out an eclectic mix of funky rock, pop & blues!
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Evidential Medium Janet Nohavec Visits
The Spirit University – Janet Nohavec is internationally known for her evidential mediumship. She is an approved overseas tutor for the prestigious Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, England. Janet has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of mediumship and afterlife communication. She will be offering two events: 1. Where Two Worlds Meet – An Evening of Spirit Communication Fri, Feb 23, 7-9pm Join International Medium for a gala demonstration of mediumship. Medium Janet Nohavec will give messages to the people in the audience. She will give as many messages as the time of the event allows. If you attend, you are not guaranteed a message. Tips for attending such an event: Please try and keep an open mind; try not to fixate on only one person that you’d like to hear from. If you understand most of the information the medium is saying, please raise your hand and speak up when the medium addresses you. It is helpful for the medium to hear your voice, however, please do not volunteer information to the medium. $30. 2. The Power and the Presence – Advanced Mediumship Workshop. Sat, Feb 24, 10am-5pm Join Janet as we expand the depth of our connection with the spiritual realms. The presence of the spirit communicators should become an incredible experience for the medium as they work with their mediumship. Blending techniques, new ways of deepening the connection to the spirit link and the power of the soul will be our focus. Greater evidence and the ability for the sitter to feel the presence of their loved one during a contact will be addressed. Working with various form of group work, whether it be sessions with a family, small groups or circles, we will learn the necessary aspects of each communication. This is not a class for absolute beginners. Each student will be encouraged to connect soul to soul with the spiritual realms. You become the storyteller for each loved one that steps forward. The Power and presence should move you to new heights in your connection. $99. Tickets:
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
SWFL Cultural Conference
Florida Folklife Program – The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a day-long program on Saturday, February 24th from 10 AM to 5 PM where members of the community can immerse themselves in Florida’s cultures and traditions through demonstrations and presentations by the region’s finest traditional artists and folklorists. Full day Admission to the Folk Forum is $25 including lunch. This Folk Forum is presented by the Florida Department of State's Florida Folklife Program. About the Florida Department of State’s Florida Folklife Program The Florida Folklife Program, a component of the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources, documents and presents Florida’s folklife, folklore and folk arts. The program coordinates a wide range of activities and projects designed to increase the awareness of Floridians and visitors alike about Florida’s traditional culture. Established in 1979 by the legislature to document and present Florida folklife, the program is one of the oldest state folk arts programs in the nation. For more information, visit
    Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM
Become a Medical Intuitive
The Spirit University – Seeing with X-Ray Eyes ** SPECIAL EVENT ** Join highly-rated author and instructor Tina Zion for a hands-on Medical Intuition workshop, spanning the scope of this complimentary health care skill. Learn to develop inner sight for the deeper cause of illness — feel, sense and see the entire person on all levels. Understand the electromagnetic energy of thought and emotion, assess what vibrational colors are telling you, do distance assessments, and much more. For lay people, medical practitioners, energy healers, practicing psychics and mediums, and anyone who wants to develop their intuitive abilities. This is an experiential program without performance anxiety. Includes presentations and hands on practice. Learn how to: See with x-ray vision Include healing techniques within a medical intuition session. Develop inner sight for the deeper cause of illness. Feel, sense and see the entire person on all levels. Perceive the aura by scanning. Understand the electromagnetic energy of thought and emotion. Understand the ethical nature of this tool. Welcome Spiritual guidance in your work. Saturday 10 am-5 pm topics: 16 Intuition Insights. Fear as a practitioner and fear as a client. The electrical nature of emotions, thoughts and the human body. How medical intuition is a skill. Confidentiality and Your ethics as a professional. Connecting and working with Higher Source for medical intuition. Guided meditations to enhance and excel as an intuitive. Methods in which medical intuition comes to us. How to do a body scan. Getting to know your own energy field. Many practice sessions without any performance anxiety. Sunday 10 am-5 pm topics: Step by step guidance to access intuitive information. Basic anatomy made easy for the non-medical person. Body, mind and emotional connections. Using medical intuition as a healing technique. Exploring your personal choices as a medical intuitive. Many practice sessions to build confidence and accuracy. Certification given for this primary training This workshop sells out quickly! Tina Zion is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider number 1035. Includes: 15 handouts. Bring: 3 photos of living people you know. --- Advanced Medical Intuition Training (optional) Mon, Feb 26, 10am to 5pm Understand what to do with the medical information you are now receiving: How to receive 7 common causes of an illness/injury. Learn specific healing techniques based on the individual you are working with. Practice sessions for healing. Certification of completion for Advanced Medical Intuition. Tickets:
    Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM
Fine Arts Festival, Manatee County
Boulder Park Gems – Supporting fine art of Manatee County in Bradenton, Florida, Art Center Manatee hosts this wonderful art show every year. We are happy to do our part and enjoy a little springlike weather while we are at it.
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM
Taste of Mixon’s
Mixon Farms – Come and taste many items that vendors sell in our Groveside Market. Free wine sampling also. Also, Support Southeast High Culinary arts program and vote on the best cupcake. Enter to win a Kindle fire with case for adults. And a lego light house set for kids. Also the Southeast High Chamber Orchestra will be playing all day. Come join us.
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM
Spring Training Opening Day Celebration
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom – The Pittsburgh Pirates' opening day of Spring Training at LECOM Park calls for a party.The 50th Anniversary of the Pirates' 2nd home in Bradenton calls for a celebration! As always, the taproom will be family & pet friendly. The 50th Anniversary beer brewed by DBC (and soon to be named by you) will be available alongside many of our other signature brews. Doors open at 11am, so you can come by the brewery before the game against the NY Yankees starts at 1:05pm. Live music starts at 4pm and goes until 10pm: Sarasota's punk-folk troubadours Hymn For Her (4-6pm) Palmetto-based funky soulful fusion Wild Root Music (7:30-10p) Authentic German food (perfect pairing for DBC brews) will be provided by The Schnitzel Trailer There will be kids activities & plenty to do. More details will be added soon. Stay tuned!