TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 11:30 AM
Top 3 Lessons of Entrepreneur Success - Stephen Supe
Station 2 Innovation – Top 3 Lessons of Entrepreneur Success - Stephen Supe Stephen Supe is a skilled entrepreneur, having founded, grown and lead five companies, ranging from start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations over the last two decades. He is a strategy and operational optimization focused C-Level executive with experience in high-growth businesses and growth markets. Whether in a role as Managing Partner or Chief Operations Officer, Stephen delivers big-picture vision, while following tactical steps for achieving goals. He is revered as a critical thinker.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM
Call to Action: Save Our Healthcare
Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida – Join Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida to speak out against the latest attack on healthcare. Politicians have until 9/30 to pass the worst version of Trumpcare with only 51 votes—it's up to us to stop them! This page contains information on events across Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida to encourage our US Senators to protect access to healthcare. RSVP on facebook and add your information to this Google Form so that an organizer can contact you with more information. RSVP Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGWa6kysoh39Rz-y8SQXwekEsWpP7hheuDzvZS52D9gevApw/viewform?c=0&w=1 The information the Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota phone banks are as follows: I Stand with Planned Parenthood Phone Bank Tuesday the 26th Sarasota Headquarters 736 Central Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 6:00 PM -8:00 PM I Stand With Planned Parenthood Phone Bank Please RSVP using the Google form and an organizer will reach out to you with information about the Tampa location. Tuesday, September 26th Please use google form to RSVP for location 5:30 PM -7:30 PM I Stand With Planned Parenthood Phone Bank Tuesday September 26th Downtown Orlando Health Center 726 S Tampa Ave, Orlando, FL 32805 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Oct 15 @ 8:00 PM
You Can't Take it With You (9/26-10/15) Venice Theatre MainStage
Venice Theatre – *********HURRICANE IRMA DISCOUNT AVAILABLE********* Use the code: "community" when purchasing tickets for the first week of performances (9/26-10/3) to get 2-for-1 discount. Venice Theatre opens MainStage Season with comical favorite "You Can't Take It With You!" Performance Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 - Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 for adults $17 for college students $15 for children and teens through 12th grade Tickets are available at www.venicestage.com or by calling the box office at 941-488-1115. $22 tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Subscription packages and registrations for the international theatre festival in June are on sale as well. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday; and one hour before show time. The production is generously sponsored by Laura B. Kopple, Inc. Realtors and The Gulf Coast Community Foundation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A madcap comedy about a quirky Manhattan family whose members do exactly as they please, "You Can't Take It With You" has been an American institution since it took Broadway by storm in 1936. Heading the wacky Sycamore family is Grandpa Vanderhof (Ric Goodwin), who for 35 years has confined his activities to hunting snakes, practicing dart throwing, attending commencement exercises, and ignoring his income tax payments. Equally uninhibited are his daughter Penelope (Dawn Carpenter), a playwright because a typewriter was delivered by mistake eight years ago; her husband Paul, who passes his time manufacturing fireworks in the cellar with Mr. De Pinna, a congenial delivery man who has been a house guest for eight years; Essie, who studies ballet in the living room; and Ed, who gets in trouble inserting radical messages in the candy boxes he peddles. Out of this manic clan somehow has come a normal daughter whose hopes of marrying the son of her wealthy boss are almost lost when his dignified family drop in the Sycamores on a night when they are not expected. You Can't Take It With You has won dozens of awards over the years including the 1937 Pulitzer Prize, the Best Picture Academy Award for Frank Capra's 1938 film version, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play for the 2015 stage version starring James Earl Jones. Of this recent revival The New York Times said, "A lot of shows can make you laugh. What's rare is a play that makes you beam from curtain to curtain." The New York Daily News described it as "a time-released happy pill." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You Can't Take It With You Written by: Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman? PRODUCTION TEAM Director: Ron Ziegler Stage Manager: Sue Brennan Scenic Designer: Tim Wisgerhof Sound Designer: Dorian Boyd Lighting Designer: John Andzulis Costume Designer: Jeannette Rybicki Master Electrician: Cindy Carruth CAST Penelope Sycamore: Dawn Carpenter Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof: Ric Goodwin Alice Sycamore: Julia King Essie Carmichael: Laurie Colton Paul Sycamore: Gary Grossman Ed Carmichael: John Wyczlinski Rheba Birthwright: Lisa Richardson Tony Kirby: Chase Alford Donald Polk: Kristofer Geddie Anthony W. Kirby: Darrell Cross Boris Kolenkhov: Gary Seddon Mr. DePinna: Joe Brunner Wilbur C. Henderson: Steve Holbrook Miriam Kirby: Rebecca Cross Grand Duchess Olga Katrina: Angela Benardo Gay Wellington: Angela Benardo Mac: Mark Richardson
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:30 AM
Wellness Wednesday
Sarasota YMCA – Try a group exercise class (for free) Wednesday, September 27! OPEN TO PUBLIC!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 12:00 PM
IPhone/IPad Basics Class
Manatee County Public Library
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Nov 29 @ 6:00 PM
Trivia Night: Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?
Manatee County Public Library – This pub-style trivia contest invites teams to match wits with a team of librarians. Bring a team or just yourself. All people 16+ invited. Prize for the winning team. Game is played in the open lounge area on the top floor.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM
Girls Night Out - Initial Outfitters Sip & Shop
Cheers to Wine – Join us for a fun-filled Girl’s Night Out of sipping wine and shopping with Joy Hamm as she shares Initial Outfitters jewelry & gifts with you. This is a fun line of jewelry and gift items that can be monogramed and personalized. Check out her website to see what this line has to offer: http://www.initialoutfitters.net/joyhamm Enjoy $4 by the glass special on select wines while you shop!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:30 PM
Olympus User Group
InFocus by Johnson PhotoImaging – This is the registration page for the 2nd meeting for the Olympus User Group. If you missed the first one, no worries. You can join the fun at the next meeting, September 27th. Please register here so we will know how many people to expect. We are compiling all of your surveys to prepare what we hope will be an interesting and informative meeting. As a reminder, the photo assignment for the second meeting will be "interesting clouds”. You may bring 5 - 10 images in JPEG format on a memory card or thumb drive. About The Olympus User Group - A new community of like-minded Olympus Enthusiasts will be meeting at Johnson Photoimaging. The Olympus User Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus mirrorless systems. Hosted by Steve & Faith Hutchinson, fellow Olympus users, the group will explore the exciting world of Olympus micro 4/3 photography. Register here and we will see you there.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:30 PM
Expressive Arts Community Networking
Expressive Arts Florida – *Are you a practitioner of the Expressive Arts or a related field? *Are you doing, or have you done, some expressive arts training? *Would you like to connect with others, share support, ideas, experience and visions? Join us for our monthly Expressive Arts Community Networking event. Bring your fliers, announcements, business cards, ideas, questions, and whatever you would like to share. This month: Donna Papenhausen presents "Simply A-Musing: an introduction to Intentional Creativity". Come and meet your Muse to get a creative kick start for Fall!! Please email institute@expressiveartsflorida.com to reserve your spot! institute@expressiveartsflorida.com 6:30 to 8:30 pm $10 at the door Email us at institute@expressiveartsflorida.com or comment below to reserve your space.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
Girls Night Out - do-Terra Essential Oils Business Event
Cheers to Wine – Join us for a fun-filled evening of sipping wine and learning about the products and business opportunity of doTerra Essential Oils wiith Catherine Carrigan. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on Catherine while you sample and learn!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Darwins Finch Trivia League
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom – Darwin Brewing Co announces a weekly trivia league hosted by Steve-O Entertainment. Every Thursday, teams will compete against one another on a weekly basis AND in a ten week tournament! Great prizes from Darwin’s for winning the round, the night, AND the tournament! Weekly on Thursdays, 7-9p. Weekly prizes, so come as a team, come as one, come all! (Team sizes of 8 or less)
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Oct 22 @ 8:00 PM
Beehive: The 60's Musical (9/28-10/22) Venice Theatre Stage II
Venice Theatre – *********HURRICANE IRMA DISCOUNT AVAILABLE********* Use the code: "community" when purchasing tickets for the first week of performances (9/28-10/5) to get 2-for-1 discount. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hurricane Irma is no match for the six strong-voiced women who will kick off Venice Theatre's 2017-2018 Stage II Season!! Beehive: The 60's Musical, which celebrates women and songs of the '60s, opens next week! Performance Dates: -Sept. 28 through Oct. 22, 2017 -Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. -Sundays at 2 p.m. -Seating is general admission in a nightclub setting. More info on ticket discount: As a gesture of goodwill to help bring the community together after the stress of Irma, the theatre is offering a 2-for-1 discount for the first week of performances (Thursday, Sept. 28 - Thursday, Oct. 5). Use the code "community" when purchasing online or mention it when buying over the phone or in person. Regular ticket info: -$30 for adults -$17 for college students -$15 for youth through grade 12 -Tickets are on sale now at www.venicestage.com or by contacting the box office at 941-488-1115. -Discounted rates are available for groups of 20 or more. The production is generously sponsored by Don Cavern. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beehive is a spot-on example of how Venice Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the American experience. Artistic/Executive Director Murray Chase says, "That experience is as diverse and varied as we are. Beehive reminds us how significantly our national experience changed from 1960 to 1969, especially for women." Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this tumultuous decade, Beehive looks back on the challenges and accomplishments we faced as a nation via the most memorable songs of the era. Audiences will hear empowering anthems like "Respect" which was a huge hit for Aretha Franklin, and Lesley Gore’s "You Don’t Own Me" alongside fun-filled pop songs such as "The Name Game" and "It's My Party." The costumes run the gamut from the beginning to the end of the decade; from beehives and miniskirts to jeans and long flowing hair. The artists covered range from Brenda Lee to Janis Joplin, from The Supremes to Tina Turner. Director Steven Flaa's cast will have no problem covering all the bases. Recent SummerStock performers Natalie Taylor, Alyssa Pasick and Charlotte Crowley are especially suited to handle the sweeter songs of the early '60s, Venice Theatre favorite Syreeta Banks and her West Coast Black Theatre Troupe co-star Ariel Blue are ready to belt out the best of Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, and Vera Samuels can tackle Janis Joplin with a vengeance. When they're not in the spotlight singing lead, they'll be providing those tight '60s backup harmonies. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy!. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beehive: the 60's Musical Created by: Larry Gallagher Production Team Director/Choreographer: Steven Flaa Music Director: Chris Bott Stage Manager: Lauren Kelly Scenic Designer: Tim Wisgerhof Sound Designer: Dorian Boyd Lighting Designer: Rob Graham Costume Designers: Jonathan Hall & Jeannette Rybicki Master Electrician: Cindy Carruth Makeup/Wigs: Jonathan Hall Cast Natalie Taylor Alyssa Pasick Charlotte Crowley Vera Samuels Ariel Azul Syreeta Banks (appears courtesy Actors' Equity Association)
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM
Movie Night
Fit Crew – It's time for another Fit Crew member event! On September 29th, we'll be hosting a (family friendly) movie night at the gym. Come out to watch a film, play some cornhole, and wind down!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM
Weekly Wine Tasting
Cheers to Wine – Join us this week for our weekly wine tasting. $5 per person ~ Club members free
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:30 PM
Married People Night Out
Church of the Cross - COTC Family – What is Married People Night Out? It's a chance for YOU to take time for the TWO of you. And it's a chance for you, as a couple, to strengthen your marriage, meet other couples, and have fun! It all happens Friday, September 29th, 6:30-8:30PM, at the COTC, 5051 26th St W Bradenton, FL 34207. This night is not only great for your marriage but is a perfect opportunity to invite another couple with you. It's not going to be heavy. It's going to be a FUN and MEANINGFUL evening. The cost is $15 per couple. Registration is limited, though, so register ASAP to reserve your spot! Register here: https://www.cotcfamily.com/married-people-night-out Includes: Dinner, childcare, and serious fun! UPDATE: We've changed the date for the Married People Night Out to allow more people to be able to come due to people being out of town from Hurricane Irma. It is now September 29th.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:30 PM
Finch Run - fun run & brews
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom – The Finch Run is a fun run followed by a few good beers at the Darwin Brewing Company Taproom. Meet at 6:30pm and run at 6:35pm, starting and ending at the Darwin Brewing Company Taproom in Bradenton. A FREE BEER on your first run! We have set up a 5K/3.1 mile course taking runners from the Brewery entrance, right on 9th st down to the beautiful river walk, right to the big bridge then back to the Taproom. All ages, all skill levels. All runners are expected to obey all traffic laws. Be courteous to our neighbors along the route, and most importantly always be safe! We invite all participants (of age, of course!) to join us for a few social beers. There will also be a food truck (7-10p) & live music (7:30-10p).
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 6:00 AM
Siesta Key Triathlon
Sarasota YMCA – 33rd Annual Siesta Key Triathlon. This is "The Original" that started the multisport movement in this part of the country back in 1985. A non-profit fundraiser benefitting the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swimming program is well known for its enthusiastic yellow sea of volunteers as well as the post-race feeding frenzy provided by the parents of the Sharks.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 8:00 AM
2017 Taekwondo Granprix X
Red Tiger Martial Arts – Mark your calendars!!! We've secure the date at the beautiful Bradenton Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM
Animal Communication Weekend
The Spirit University – ** Special Event – 2 Days Only ** Day 1: Experience the Language of the Animal Kingdom In this class we will explore and experience our telepathic and empathic abilities. We will focus on recognizing responses and information located in our multi-dimensional field while exchanging information and emotions with animals. We will incorporate the ethics of inter-species communication in order to always be attentive to the animals’ perspective. We will spend the majority of the class in practical experience communicating with animals to illustrate the many techniques and benefits of animal communication. Day 2: Merge with an Animal’s Consciousness This experiential class will be a deep study of the processes and awareness needed to facilitate communication. We will telepathically intertwine our fields of consciousness to gain information through love, intelligence and empathy. We will specifically navigate communications concerning behavioral issues, pets who are missing and animals who are approaching or have crossed over. We will magnetize and process all gathered information as you become comfortable connecting your core with the truths the animals bring us. Our collective potential will be felt. With Barbara Goodfriend. ** Activate Your Ability to Communicate with Animals ** Info & Tickets: https://thespirituniversity.com/events/upcoming/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
Terri Gregg Book Signing at House of Samsonite
The Mall at University Town Center – Stop in the House of Samsonite on Saturday, September 30 between 12 and 4 p.m. to meet local Sarasota author, Terri Gregg. Terri writes murder mysteries and recently released her book, Bones Unearthed. Terri is an avid traveler, and follows the suggestions of her fans of where she should travel to next for her next book inspiration. Come into the store for a book signing and meet and greet!