TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Oct 1 @ 8:00 AM
2017 World Rowing Championships
United Way Suncoast – 2,000 volunteers will be needed for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Volunteers will be needed for: parking and transportation, timing, ticketing, language services, competition, media center, information center, entertainment area, airport greeters, and more. You must be 16 years old or older. Click the link to see opportunities. Any questions about volunteers, contact Morgan Skillman at morgan@wrch2017.com
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
The Great Gay 5K Run/Walk Sarasota
Crunch - Bradenton – Are you ready for a "gaytastic" weekend event in Sarasota, FL? Let's celebrate the first annual Great Gay 5K! This fun run/walk is a celebration of the LGBT+ community, supporters, and athletes of all shapes and sizes. Simply put, if you love the amazing and cheerful community, show your support and enjoy the day with us! A portion of proceeds will go to a local non-proft charity. Registered participants will receive FREE race pictures, a dry-fit T-shirt, race mdeal and goodie bag. Everyone will receive an amazing giftl! Rain or shine, we will see you there. Note: Only 800 guaranteed spots. Register now so you don’t miss out! Price Breaks $30 April 1 - July 31, 2017 $35 Aug 1 - Sept. 22, 2017 (Registration closes at 6pm on Friday, Sept 22) $40 Race Day Registration (At Siesta Key Beach Registration Table) Join us Saturday, September 23, 2017 to celebrate the LGBT+ community at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL! This is a 5K event that the entire family can enjoy together and create lasting memories. Everyone is welcome! **This run is 100% on the beach. We will have a starting area by one of the lifeguard stands, and run along the water to the half-way point. There will be signage, water, and definitely one of the best 5Ks that you will experience! Social Media Make sure to follow us on Social Media! We're on Facebook and Instagram, and use #greatgay5k when posting pictures or sharing stories. Also, we'd really appreciate you sharing this event with your friends and family! Tag us #greatgay5k and #letsgetgay! *Virtual 5K* The Virtual 5K is for athletes around the United States who can't make the Sarasota Great Gay 5K. The participants will register and run/walk the 5K at the location of their choice. Participants will receive an official bib, dry-fit t-shirt, awesome gift, and goodie bag. Most importantly, they'll be able to participate in the fun where ever they are! Additional Information Dri-Fit T-Shirt Great Gay 5K Race T-Shirts will be given to all registrants. Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up You will be able to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and T-Shirt at the registration table on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, starting at 7 am at Siesta Key Beach. We'll also have packet pick-up the night before the race at Fit2Run in Downtown Sarasota. Full details will be emailed prior to the event. Snacks and Drinks Snacks and beverages will be provided prior to the race and after the run. We’ll also have plenty of water on site as well for the thirsty participants! Awesome Gift You'll get a sweet gift just for participating! Free Race Pictures We'll have a photographer at the event. RACE PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. We'll also have a FREE photobooth at the event! Discounts USE CRUNCH10 FOR 10% OFF RACE REGISTRATION For Additional Information: Contact RJ at Robert.huebert@gmail.com or Claire at Claire.selius@gmail.com. Event details and schedule Race Day Agenda for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Siesta Key Beach Sarasota, FL 7:00am: Registration/Packet pick-up 8:00am: Race starts After race: prizes, music, snacks, drinks, and other goodies for the whole family!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
Hurricane Relief Workout
Fit Crew – On Saturday, at our 8AM/9AM classes, we will be raising money to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The minimum donation per drop in is $5, and all donations will be sent to @salvationarmyus. The Salvation Army is committed to staying on the Front Lines of Hurricane Relief Efforts, providing food, drinks, shelter and supplies to those who need it most.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
4th Annual Bradenton Elks #1511 Veterans Fishing Trip
Bradenton Elks (B.P.O.E.) 1511 – The Bradenton Elks #1511 is sponsoring their 4th Annual Veterans Fishing Trip. This is a half day inshore excursion with room for 3 veterans per boat. Everything is provided including all necessary fishing tackle, beverages, food, and snacks. The only thing you need to bring is yourself and some sunscreen. We will be launching around 8:30am on Saturday September 23rd from the Warner’s Bayou Boat Ramp located at 5898 Riverview Blvd. To qualify for this fishing trip you must be a veteran or active member of any of the military branches which include the Air Force and Air Force Reserve: Air National Guard: Army and Army Reserve: Army National Guard: Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve: Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve: Navy and Navy Reserve. If you would like to attend this year’s fishing trip please call or email Mike Dinius at 941-737-6566 or mike@dinius.org, space is filling up fast so don’t wait to get signed up.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:30 AM
Hurricane Gift! Evolutionary Dowsing Studio
Golden Light Dowsing – HURRICANE DATE AND COST CHANGE ~ A GIFT FOR ALL! LAST OPPORTUNITY 2017! SAT 23RD-EVOLUTIONARY DOWSING ADVANCED STUDIO (Beginners come early and learn to house and land clear) ONLY $111 (includes guidebook) Returning students $99 Gather with Shelley, as she synergizes Evolutionary Dowsing, Feng Shui, Ancient Spiritual Knowledge and Resonance Mentoring. Golden Light Dowsing is a transformational, whole system model that deepens sacred relationship within ourselves, others and Earth. Your clients will revel in the change that occurs when the energy in their home and business shifts. Experience greater confidence and alignment with your authentic self, intuition, Soul purpose and empowered expression. BEGINNERS COME EARLY: 8;30-10AM (stay till 5pm) ADVANCED STUDIO 10am-5pm MORNING 8:30-10am: HOME AND LAND HEALING "Many of us associate the word dowsing with the old timers who used a forked branch to find water underground, Dowsing is so much more. It is a practical, ancient and evolutionary tool that raises the frequency of your home and/or business and creates coherence in all areas of life. Dowsing creates far reaching effects in your family, your business, and community" ~Jenny Procter AFTERNOON: ADVANCED EV DOWSING STUDIO POWER UP with a Dowsing upgrade! In this one day we will collectively blast away stuck energy while learning advanced Evolutionary Dowsing techniques that will elevate your dowsing capacity and activate your clients potential! Learn Clear Childhood Homes and Map Dowsing Intuitive Dowsing for QI Lines - Activate your personal Earth Cures This day will be a unique experience for people that are new or those expanding their skills as a Planetary Healers, Alchemists and Holistic professionals. REGISTER:? ?Golden Light Dowsing SARASOTA Event https://www.shelleydarling.com/calendar.html Time: Sat ?September 23rd 8:30am-10:00am-Beginners 10am- 5:00pm Advanced Studio *PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH... Location: Sarasota, FL Contact: Shelley Darling goldenlightdowsing@gmail.com Watch 4 min Video on Evolutionary Dowsing ? https://www.shelleydarling.com/home.html REGISTER: https://www.shelleydarling.com/calendar.html email: goldenlightDowsing@gmail.com Questions? ?Contact Shelley: 1?.?415?.?516?.?3555? Payment Plans available
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Pagan Pride Day - Bradenton! Second Annual - 2017!
Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Merry meet friends, neighbors and fellow Pagans! Join us in celebration of our shared Community and the Autumn Equinox. Pagan Pride Day-Bradenton! is FREE. We do collect pet food and supplies to be donated to the Humane Society of Bradenton. See their Wish List at: www.humanemanatee.org/ Spend the day learning, living and sharing the Pagan Path.There will be mini-workshops, a variety of vendors and games for the kids. Scheduled Events 10:00AM: Make Your Own Ritual jewelry 11:00AM: Keynote Speaker: Dr, Brandy Stark "Goddess Worship in Ancient Rome" 1:00PM: Make Your Own Scrying Mirror 2:00PM: Make Your Own Spell Candle 3:15PM Three Levels of Meditation 4:00PM Open Mabob (Autumn Equinox) Ritual Come for the day, or come for your choice of activities. But please do come!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Introduction to Tantra: Meditation Workshop with Gen Chodor
Kadampa Meditation Center Florida – By practicing Tantra we can unlock our unlimited potential for happiness, mental freedom, ability to help others and swiftly attain enlightenment in this one short life. Join us for this workshop on how to gain the inner experience of Tantra and practical advice on how to gain pure view in our daily lives. This workshop is perfect for those who wish to receive Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments in the future.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
SEC at DBC: Craft Beer & College Football
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom – College football season is back! Every Saturday in September, come cheer on your favorite SEC team at the DBC taproom. We'll have great BEER SPECIALS & FOOD TRUCKS each week during our featured games. PLUS! Live music from 7:30-10p. Featured Games: > > September 23rd > > ALA vs VANDY 3:30 PM > > September 30th > > UF vs VANDY 12:00 PM > > AUB vs MISS ST 6:00 PM
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Anna Maria Island Privateers – Come play with the pirates and see if you have what it takes to enter our Grog Off, Like a chili cook off, but pirate style!!!! Go to www. AMIPRIVATEERS.ORG and click on" Talk Like A Pirate Day" banner to enter!!! We will have raffle baskets, childrens tent with cotton candy, Bilge rat toss and Grey Beard himself, balloon extraordinaire, will be making an appearance. Not to mention our famous barnacle burgers and scurvy dogs.....But wait, theres more!!!! The infamous pirates and wenches will be avaliable for photos through out the event, so come on out and enjoy the day with the Privateers!!!!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Stained Glass Hamsa Workshop
Heartwood Retreat Center – Join our featured artist Bonnie Francis for our first ever stained glass workshop at Heartwood. The Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern Amulet symbolizing the hand of God. In all faiths, it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune. You will learn how to cut glass, apply copper foil and solder your pieces together into a finished panel to take home. All materials will be provided. Use our classroom tools or bring your own. Wear closed toed shoes and protective eye wear (we will have glasses available here as well) This is a 4 hour class but additional time can be offered if needed.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Antiques, Arts and Craft Fair!
Mixon Farms – It's a fun shopping day at Mixon's! Vendors selling their handmade crafts and more. It's a fun and festive event that you are sure to find that perfect gift you've been looking for. In store specials are also going on and free wine sampling. Mark your calendars, you don't want to miss this one it's the last one of the summer.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Nov 18 @ 2:00 PM
Tween Tech Club: Coding Class
Manatee County Public Library
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM
SSES Parents' Association 2017 Green & Gold Gala
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School – The annual fund-raising gala hosted by the Saint Stephen's Parents' Association features a cocktail hour, open bar, dinner, live band, dancing, auctions and more.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 7:00 PM
Free Monthly Craft Beer Tasting
Wolves Head Pizza & Wings – Come meet our friends from lagunitas Saturday 9/23 from 7-9pm enjoy free samples of some great craft beer
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:00 AM
The Great Gay 5K Run/Walk St. Pete Beach
Crunch - Bradenton – Are you ready for a "gaytastic" weekend in St. Pete Beach, FL? Let's celebrate the first annual Great Gay 5K! This fun run/walk is a celebration of the LGBT+ community, supporters, and athletes of all shapes and sizes. Simply put, if you love the playful and cheery community, show your support and enjoy the day with us! A portion of proceeds will go to a local non-profit charity. Registered participants will receive FREE race pictures, race medal, a dry-fit T-shirt, and goodie bag. Everyone will receive an amazing giftl! Rain or shine, we will see you there. Note: Only 800 guaranteed spots. Register now so you don’t miss out! Price Breaks $25 Dec 20, 2016 - March 31, 2017 $30 April 1 - July 31, 2017 $35 Aug 1 - Sept. 23, 2017 (Registration closes at 6pm on Saturday, Sept 23) $40 Race Day Registration (At Pass-A-Grille Registration Table) Join us Sunday, September 24, 2017 to celebrate the LGBT+ community at St. Pete Beach (Pass-A-Grille) in St. Petersburg, FL! This is a 5K event that the entire family can enjoy together and create lasting memories. Everyone is welcome! **This run is 100% on the beach. We will have a starting area by one of the lifeguard stands, and run along the water to the half-way point. There will be signage, water, and definitely one of the best 5Ks that you will experience! Social Media Make sure to follow us on Social Media! We're on Facebook and Instagram, and use #greatgay5k when posting pictures or sharing stories. Also, we'd really appreciate you sharing this event with your friends and family! Use #greatgay5K and #letsgetgay to connect on social. *Virtual 5K* The Virtual 5K is for athletes around the United States who can't make the St. Pete Great Gay 5K. The participants will register and run/walk the 5K at the location of their choice. Participants will receive an official bib, dry-fit t-shirt, awesome gift, and goodie bag. Most importantly, they'll be able to participate in the fun where ever they are! Additional Information Great Gay 5K Race T-Shirts will be given to all registrants. Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up You will be able to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and T-Shirt at the registration table on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, starting at 7 am at St. Pete Beach (Pass-A-Grille). We'll also have packet pick-up the night before the race at Fit2Run in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Full details will be emailed prior to the event. Snacks and Drinks Snacks and beverages will be provided prior to the race and after the run. We’ll also have plenty of water on site as well for the thirsty participants! Awesome Gift You'll get a sweet gift just for participating! Free Race Pictures We'll have a photographer at the event. RACE PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. We'll also have a FREE photobooth at the event! Discounts USE CRUNCH10 FOR 10% OFF RACE REGISTRATION For Additional Information: Contact RJ at Robert.huebert@gmail.com or Claire at Claire.selius@gmail.com. Event details and schedule Race Day Agenda for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at St. Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille) St. Petersburg, FL 7:00am: Registration/Packet pick-up 8:00am: Race starts After race: prizes, music, snacks, drinks, and other goodies for the whole family!
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:30 AM
Fab & Fit Hosted by Fabletics
The Mall at University Town Center – Join Fabletics as they host UTC's Fab & Fit Club free fitness class! This workout will be cardio based activities. Just bring your towel, water bottle and workout or yoga mat. Participants will receive 10% off in the store!
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Snooty Memorial Open House
South Florida Museum – The South Florida Museum will open its doors to the public for free from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, for a special day of remembrance for Snooty the manatee. "The Snooty Memorial Open House will pay tribute to Snooty's legacy, while we celebrate his remarkable life and all that he has brought to the Museum and the world throughout his record-breaking 69 years," said Brynne Anne Besio, Museum CEO. This daylong celebration of Snooty's life will include a visual tribute to Snooty that will be shown in the Museum's Bishop Planetarium, opportunities for visitors to help create memorial projects honoring Snooty as well as visit the Parker Manatee Aquarium to learn more about Snooty's true legacy: the Museum's Manatee Rehabilitation Program. The Aquarium is currently home to three rehabilitating manatees -- Randall, Gale, and Baca -- who will be returned to the wild when they are once again in good health. The Museum expects Randall's release to take place in the coming weeks. Snooty fans near and far are invited to continue contributing to our living online memorial by sharing memories of Snooty at www.SouthFloridaMuseum.org/Remembering-Snooty. Photos from the online memorial will be among the images used in the Planetarium tribute.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:30 PM
Growth Track - Step Two: Connect
Church of the Cross - COTC Family – This class will help you to connect by learning the story, beliefs, and mission of COTC. It will also help you to get connected to other people and join the church.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Sep 25 @ 1:00 PM
Annual Hiring Fair
Manatee County Public Library – Speak with representatives from more than 40 companies and agencies; brief resume consultations available. Bring copies of your resume, and look your best! Free Career Resource Guides will be handed out with a tote bag (while supplies last). Network while enjoying free coffee. New this year: Door prizes! Need help with your resume before the event? Library team members are on hand. Please contact 941-748-5555, x6311, for an appointment. And ask about our additional resources to help you with your job search.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Sep 25 @ 5:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Night
Sky Zone Sarasota, FL – Sensory Friendly Night is a monthly program for individuals with special and sensory needs and differing abilities to jump and learn new skills in a safe and controlled environment. We dial down the music at a minimum to provide a comfortable environment for our jumpers and their families. Our team is trained by Special Needs Communities and we have additional staff on the courts for safety and assistance. All ages are welcome. We lower our overall capacity each hour during this program to provide a better experience. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT.