TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Fun Club - Painting With a Princess
The Mall at University Town Center – Join The Mall at UTC for our weekly Summer Fun Club! This week, kids will have the chance to paint with a princess! Don't miss the fun crafts, activities and painting! This event will be held in the Lower Level, Dillard's Court near the children's play area from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Tribe! A 3-day Painting Camp
Expressive Arts Florida – An Intuitive Painting, Intentional Creativity Summer Camp Experience: TRIBE! 3-day Workshop with Donna Papenhausen Finding Your Tribe and your unique place within it! Includes guided meditation, drumming, journaling, and painting a large acrylic portrait of your "tribal" self July 27-29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch on your own) Do you feel like you somehow just don’t fit? Have you been seeking your creative niche? Do you have a sense that you are meant to be someone different, something more? Are you looking for a place to discover your role or place in the universe? Come and spend 3 days diving deep into inner space exploring your roots to discover the who, what and where of your spiritual and creative tribe. Explore possibilities. Try on a new skin, a new role, a new way of being and dressing and acting in a tribe you create through imaginative visualization. Then using the information mined from your deep diving paint an image of the tribal person who lives within using a large canvas and acrylic paint. Using the Intentional Creativity method developed over 20 years by Shiloh Sophia that includes guided meditation, intention setting, journal writing and painting we will reveal your role in your inner tribe, helping you to discover and clarify your place in the world. Cost: $225 if you bring your own materials; $270 including materials We will send you a materials list upon registration. https://fs22.formsite.com/EAFI/form1/index.html
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Musical Sing-along
Manatee County Public Library – With sing-along songs about fish, skunks, cool snakes and girl pilots, Mr. Richard plays music for hip kids.
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
iPhone Basics
Manatee County Public Library
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:00 PM
Crochet Class: Learn How to, Get Tip or Work on Your Own Project
Manatee County Public Library – For ages 7 and over
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Travel to Greece - Informational Meeting
Manatee Chamber of Commerce – Are you ready for an amazing adventure? Join the Manatee Chamber and Jet Vacations in beautiful Greece! Greece is a country teeming with myths, traditions, history and living culture. Travelers choose it as a destination not only for its incomparable natural beauty, but because it is a magical place, full of discoveries, charm and secrets. Traveling in Greece is at the same time a way of becoming acquainted with the origins of western civilization. Let yourself be captivated by its historical wealth and singular modern reality. A trip to Greece is the experience of a lifetime that leaves the pleasant feeling that the world is ultimately very rich, very beautiful and very interesting! The Chamber will be hosting an informational meeting at 5:30 PM on July 27 at the Bradenton Office so you can hear all the details about the trip and ask questions of the travel provider. The program looks fantastic and we hope you’ll visit this beautiful country with us. RSVP to Carey Miller at CareyM@ManateeChamber.com. Visit www.ManateeChamber.com/Greece for a full itinerary and registration form. This trip includes: - Flights from Tampa - Intercontinental flights - First class accommodations - Daily breakfasts, three dinners - Multiple tours - Deluxe air conditioned motor coach - Professional tour guide Optional Pre-Tour: - Three days in Vienna - Starting at $625 per person Optional Post-Tour: - Three days in Frankfurt - Starting at $475 per person
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Ready for 100 Celebration!
Florida Suncoast Sierra Club – RSVP here: tinyurl.com/ReadyFor100Celebration Please join the Sarasota Climate Justice Coalition for a celebration of the passage of the Ready for 100 resolution! The resolution establishes 100% renewable energy target dates of 2030 for municipal operations and 2045 for the entire community. Sarasota has become the second city in Florida, behind St. Petersburg, to codify its commitment to 100% renewable energy. Across the U.S., more than 30 cities have adopted this goal. From 6-8pm, we'll be at The Reserve. At 8pm, we'll walk to nearby Whitaker Gateway park for a group picture at sunset! All are welcome. Please join us!
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 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)
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
IPhone/IPad Basics Class
Manatee County Public Library
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Florida Concealed Carry License Classes
Aegis Tactical – The need for self-protection has never been greater so save your excuses and sign up for the CWL class today. Your right to bear arms shall not be infringed but you do need to show a certified level of competence in order to carry a concealed weapon on a daily basis. Our classes are held at our training center located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. After learning about firearm safety, fundamentals of defensive shooting and the laws you will fire a handgun in out private training indoor range. Classes held every Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 1:30 PM
SeaTrek.TV Livestream discussing Chasing Coral
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium – To coincide with the release of Chasing Coral, we will be hosting a live event with Dr. Erinn Muller and Dr. Emily Hall on Friday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Visit http://www.seatrek.tv/live for more information.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
July's Teen Night at Music Compound
Music Compound – Join us at Music Compound for a fun filled night of food, music, and dancing! With a dj and photobooth, it will be a fun and memorable night! Admission is only $10 per person, so come on down to Music Compound July 28th! For additional information or questions, call us at 941-379-9100 or email us at contact@musiccompound.com.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Weekly Wine Tasting
Cheers to Wine – Join us this week for our weekly wine tasting. $5 per person ~ Club members free
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 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).
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 - Aug 11 @ 7:00 PM
Zombie Prom (7/28-8/12) Venice Theatre SummerStock Musical
Venice Theatre – Venice Theatre's SummerStock program is proud to present the campy musical "Zombie Prom!" The New York Daily News calls it "fun for the whole nuclear family!" Performance Dates: Friday, July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 Curtain is at 7 p.m. on Thursdays-Saturdays & 2 p.m. on Sundays Tickets: $25 for adults $14 for college students $12 for children. Tickets are available now at VeniceStage.com; 941-488-1115; or in person at the box office located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before show time. Zombie Prom is generously sponsored by The Boone Law Firm and The Edmund and Elizabeth Campbell Family & Education Fund. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Zombie Prom, with music by Dana P. Rowe; book and lyrics by John Dempsey; and based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy, is a tongue-in-cheek spoof of the familiar good-girl-falls-for-bad-boy romance. Set in the 1950s at Enrico Fermi High (named for the Italian physicist and creator of the first nuclear reactor), the 1993 stage musical was loosely inspired by the 1950s horror comic book and also spawned a 2006 movie musical. The story goes like this: Enrico Fermi High is ruled with a firm hand by a zany, tyrannical principal (Angela Benardo) who is a stickler for "Rules, Regulations and Respect." She lays down the law as a pretty senior named Toffee (first played in the New York City workshop by a young Kristen Chenoweth and played by Natalie Taylor at Venice Theatre) has fallen for the class bad boy (Jonny without an "h" Warner played by Beckett Pfanmiller). Family pressure forces Toffee to end the romance, and her ex charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns a glowing zombie very much in love and determined to take her to the prom. Add the sub-plot of a tabloid journalist (Nethaneel Williams) who wants to earn ratings by telling Jonny's sensational story, and you have the recipe for a show that will strike adults' funny bones, appeal to teens' interests in zombies and romance, all while remaining tame enough for the youngest children in the family. Director/Choreographer Brad Wages says it's the perfect summer show. "It's cleaner than Grease and even more fun," he says. He adds, "We're encouraging patrons to dress up. Wear an old prom dress or tuxedo. Dress like a zombie. Or do both!" The New York Times described it as, "A gentle send up of the teenage romance films...given a radioactive glow of novelty." Note: The SummerStock cast will also perform their own original cabaret, Zombie Serenade, Songs in the Key of Aaaiiieee!, as part of the 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival on Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 10 and 11 at 11 p.m. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Zombie Prom Music by Dana P. Rowe Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey Based on a story by John Dempsey & Hugh Murphy Production Team Music Director: Peter Madpak Stage Manager: Lisa Million Scenic Designer: Brian Freeman Sound Designer: Dorian Boyd & Jaclyn Ledoux Lighting Designer: John Andzulis Costume Designer: Jonathan Hall Cast Toffee: Natalie Taylor Jonny: Beckett Pfanmiller Josh: Casey Berkery Jake: Ben Hoermann Joey: Noah Roderiques Coco: Claudia Hassler Candy: Taylor Reister Ginger: Patty McGuire Mother/ensemble: Megan Hartnett Father/ensemble: Alex Gruendl Miss Strict: Angela Benardo Eddie Flagrente: Nethaneel Williams Ensemble: Alyssa Passick, Alex Gruendl, Alex Godiner, Jonah Duchesne-Shaw, Belle Babcock, Kristina Marier, Priya Pankhaniya, Anna-Sand Lambert, Sami Wilde, Bailey Scott
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM
SRS: Live @ Darwin's
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom – Jeremy DeMers Plays & Sings... +Current Cover Songs +Classic Cover Songs +Songs About Passers By
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:30 AM
TRW Open House
The Rhinestone World – You're Invited to our free Open House for food, fun, learning, prizes, and a blowout sidewalk sale! Everyone is welcome. We're offering 4 learning opportunities to expand or start your custom apparel and decal business. Each class is $10 or bundle the classes for all 4 at $25 and save! •Learn how to start your own successful business with low overhead •Design and create unique products through interactive workshops •Begin your path to a thriving custom apparel and decal business •Establish a foundation for financial independence Note: Registration quantity is equal to the number of seats you wish to pay for. For example, if your quantity is set to 2, you are paying for 2 attendees for that particular class.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Florida Concealed Carry License Classes
Aegis Tactical – The need for self-protection has never been greater so save your excuses and sign up for the CWL class today. Your right to bear arms shall not be infringed but you do need to show a certified level of competence in order to carry a concealed weapon on a daily basis. Our classes are held at our training center located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. After learning about firearm safety, fundamentals of defensive shooting and the laws you will fire a handgun in out private training indoor range. Classes held every Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Get Your Free Tickets at Aegis Tactical
Aegis Tactical – Young Guns of Country Featuring Easton Corbin, Midland and Walker McGuire! Tickets are free but only available at our Young Guns of Country ticket stops. Each ticket stop will have a limited supply of tickets and they are distributed on a first come first served basis. Be the first to get your Young Guns of Country tickets Aegis Tactical: Saturday, July 29th at 11am
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Post Adoption Training Seminar
Humane Society of Manatee County – Come one come all! We are partnering with Mark from K9 Korral to provide post adoption support to Humane Society of Manatee County dog adopters. This course, which is limited to 7 attendees, is part of the adoption package for HSMC dogs. Common training questions are: -How can I stop Fido from barking? marking? jumping? -How can I crate train my dog? -My dog acts aggressive when walking on a leash, how can I fix that? -My dog pulls me like a train, how can I prevent him from pulling? -My dog is guarding the couch/food/me, how can I correct that? Whether you're an experienced owner or not, this seminar is here to provide help. It is a one hour session with a trainer, free of charge. To attend, you must provide proof of adoption from the HSMC Second Chance adoption center. Please call or email Brenna, Shelter Manager, at (941)-747-8808 x304 or brenna@humanesocietymantee.org to sign up for this event. ***At this time we do not allow public animals to attend this seminar, however we may expand in the near future depending upon demand. ***