TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:30 PM
Lunch and Learn
ASID Florida West Coast Chapter – Understanding the effect of SURFACE COLOR & DESIGN on the user's physical, mental & social well-being Surface color and design has an integral role in all interior spaces. Interior surfaces are the point of interaction between users and their environment, and play an important role in connecting the visual and physical worlds. This CEU provides information for professionals that will aid in the identification of significant requirements to consider during the selection process that can guide in implementing wise choices for all interior surfaces. AIA Info: Course # WASCD2017 (1.0 LU | HSW) IDCEC Info: Course # 106036 (0.1 HSW CEU value)
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 20 @ 4:30 PM
50th Annual Rummage Sale
Trinity United Methodist Church, Sarasota FL – 50th Annual Rummage Sale Proceeds support local charity work so shop & help your neighbors! Clothing, Jewelry, Books, Kitchen Items, Furniture, Linens, and more Presale shopping Wednesday, January 17 $5 entrance fee Tickets sold ahead of time and at the door $10 includes dinner Seatings at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm Call the church office by January 15 to reserve your dinner ticket. Dinner tickets are limited Regular shopping days include concessions Thursday, January 18: 8 am - 7 pm Friday, January 19: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday, January 20: 8 am-noon
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
January Mid-Month Party
Crunch - Bradenton – It's a New Year, which means a new you! Celebrate the start of 2018 with us at our January Mid-Month Party. The theme is Black/Gold/White so be sure to dress up for the occasion! ??
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Creative Journaling for Deeper Awareness
Heartwood Retreat Center – This 3 hour workshop introduces the power of journaling for emotional balance and self growth, offering techniques and tools to expand our relationship with the written word as a path to healing and discovering who we are and what we believe. The class will cover a broad overview of key principals of journaling, including addressing issues such as privacy, how to write authentically, and how and why we should explore our honest feelings on the page without fear or feeling censored by others. Creativity, playful discovery, and how to mine nuggets of wisdom that are already within are primary themes, as well as how to keep up the discipline of writing daily and make it a joy to journal. Great for writers seeking more honesty in their work, or anyone who is interested in finding deeper truths in the story of their lives.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - May 16 @ 6:30 PM
My Mirrorless Camera (A Beginner's Guide)
InFocus by Johnson PhotoImaging – The class is for all Mirrorless camera owners - Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon & Nikon. This $50 class is FREE with your Mirrorless Camera purchase from JPI. This is a perfect introduction into using a Mirrorless Camera. A guide through the basic technical operations and workflow with your new system. Topics include exposure settings, compensation, bracketing and focusing techniques. Limited to 6 students. Running time is 2 hours approximately. Fee: $50 or FREE with your Mirrorless Camera purchase from JPI Register now or Call Johnson PhotoImaging (941) 896-9921 to register. If you are in the area, stop on in and register. Class duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. The class has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create and enjoy.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jul 19 @ 10:00 AM
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - May 17 @ 10:30 AM
Homeschool Third Thursday
The Ringling – Free event for homeschoolers on the third Thursday of each month! Facilitated stations designed to engage different age levels will be set up throughout the Museum of Art. Families are free to move through these stations at their own pace to enjoy and learn together as a family. Registration is requested for this free program. Please contact Kate Breneman at schooltours@ringling.org or (941) 359-5700 ext. 3705 to register. Stay tuned for descriptions of the upcoming dates: Jan 18 – Art Edits Feb 15 – Art of Asia March 15 – Painted Portraits April 19– The Circus May 17– Mythology and Folklore *The Homeschool Third Thursday program will take a break for the summer months and begin again in September. We hope to see you then! If your family has toddlers or preschoolers, you are also invited to attend our ROAR storytime program before beginning your time in the galleries. More information can be found at: https://ringling.org/events/roar-ringling-order-art-readers
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 11:45 AM
Designer's Do Lunch
ASID Florida West Coast Chapter – First Designer's Do Lunch of 2018 @ Boca Kitchen and Bar Sarasota 19 S. Lemon Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 ala carte RSVP to Holly Dennis 941-915-7999 Holly@hollydennisinteriors.com
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM
Lunch, Listen & Learn: Edwin Culver, Classical Guitar
Manatee County Public Library – Live lunch-time performances that offer exposure to unusual instruments or styles. Buy lunch at our Storybook Café or bring your own.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Mar 15 @ 5:30 PM
Yoga Nights at The Ringling
The Ringling – Join us for a yoga session! This exciting new series, in partnership with lululemon Sarasota, will offer three classes in different locations throughout the estate in January, February, and March 2018. After the class, we hope you will explore the galleries and visit with friends at the Art After 5 lounge which features a cash bar and SaraFresh Juice. Pick up a coupon from the lounge to Muse at the Ringling and enjoy one of their flavorful healthy dishes! A ticket is required and includes admission to Art After 5. Art After 5 includes entrance to the Museum of Art and Circus Museum until 8 PM. Tickets for any of the three Yoga Nights are available online: https://www.ringling.org/events/yoga-nights ? January 18 class will be held in the West Courtyard, Taught by Ashley from The Yoga Shack ? February 15 class will be held in Gallery 21 of the Museum of Art Taught by Ashley from The Yoga Shack Florida ? March 15 class will be held the Museum of Art Courtyard Taught by Yoga Meg from The Healing House in The Downtown Historic Village
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Florida Transportation History by Steve Noll
Manatee Village Historical Park – Manatee Village Historical Park is proud to announce that we have been selected as a Florida Humanities Council (FHC) Speaker Series partner. In November, Manatee Village hosted a talk on Chief Osceola, and between January and March 2018, we will present four more speakers from the Florida Humanities Council. These talks are made possible by funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The second talk in this Florida Humanities Speaker Series, “Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats Too!)” by Dr. Steven Noll will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:30pm. Noll teaches American History at the University of Florida. His research focus is in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, particularly in Florida. This talk will demonstrate how Florida’s history as a territory and state can be told through the changing methods of transportation used to move people and goods to and within Florida. Noll’s presentation will also include a highlight on transportation within Manatee County. This talk is FREE and open to the public. The talk will begin in the 1887 Old Meeting House Church at 5:30pm and will run about 45 minutes. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Manatee Village grounds will close at 7:00pm. No RSVP required, seating on a first come, first served basis. Open to the public. Ages 13 & up recommended. For more information on the Florida Humanities Council, please visit: https://floridahumanities.org/ Manatee Village Historical Park is located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64) Bradenton, Florida. For more information call (941) 749-7165 or visit: www.manateevillage.org 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.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Booker High VPA
Booker High VPA – Magnet Night/SPIN is coming up Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the VPA Theatre. Come enjoy a diverse VPA performance and learn all about the opportunities available at Booker High School!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Family Bingo Night
Gulf Gate Elementary PTO – Family Bingo Night AWESOME PRIZES, Food and Drinks!! Where: Gulf Gate Elementary Cafeteria Doors open at 6:00pm, First bingo starts at 6:30 $5/per person (includes all games)
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Booker High VPA
Booker High VPA – Magnet Night/SPIN is coming up Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the VPA Theatre. Come enjoy a diverse VPA performance and learn all about the opportunities available at Booker High School!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
My Video Seminar
InFocus by Johnson PhotoImaging – An InFocus Seminar to explore your camera’s video options. Let us help you with those first steps into the amazing world of video story telling. Our experts will enlighten you about the various techniques and equipment possibilities. This will be a two-hour seminar with topics on lenses, editing, color balance, proper microphone use, and so much more... No equipment is required. Bring paper, pen and questions! Register today. Questions? Call Johnson PhotoImaging (941) 896-9921. Class duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. The class has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create and enjoy.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Reiki Share at Heartwood
Heartwood Retreat Center – Join us at Beautiful Heartwood Retreat Center for our monthly Reiki Share. The evening starts with a guided meditation and information about Reiki, followed by community practice where everyone in attendance gives and receives Reiki. Other healing modalities may be introduced to enhance the experience, such as crystals or aromatherapy. We often end with a gong meditation for vibrational healing. You do not need Reiki experience to participate. Heartwood is a healing property with a labyrinth, medicine wheel, chakra meditation garden and more, so come early to walk the grounds and enjoy connecting to nature and your best self. This is a donation based session. Offerings are not required, but much appreciated to support the space, pay for tea and snacks, etc.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 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!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
Niche Designers Event
The Mall at University Town Center – Niche is a modern apparel collection with rich textures and textiles and distinctive architectural details. It made in the USA and found in high-end boutiques across the USA and Canada. In 2016, Niche celebrated its 20th anniversary as a fashion brand. The Niche flagship boutique is in San Antonio, Texas at the Historic Pearl Brewery, across the river from company headquarters. The collection draws inspiration from this energetic district of culture, creativity, cuisine and fashion in the Alamo City. Ayse & Nilgun, owners and designers of Niche, will be at Dillard's on January 19 & 20 for a meet and greet and fashion show event! January 19, 10 am - 5 pm: Meet and Greet with the designers January 20, 12:00 pm: Fashion Show on 2nd Floor of Dillard's Complimentary makeovers by Lancome and complimentary blowouts by a Protege at Cutting Loose Salon will be provided! Call (941) 527-4878, ext. 5131 to reserve your spot!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 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 Jan 19 - Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Parent's Night Out Sports
Sarasota YMCA – AGES 6-13 SECOND & FOURTH FRIDAYS, 6-10PM January 26 #75891 February 9 #75892 February 23 #75893 Parents, enjoy some adult time and be assured your children will have a blast in a safe, caring, fun environment while playing sports. The second and fourth Friday of every month parents get a night out while our trained staff watch their kids...activities include sports themed movie, games, pizza, popcorn and more! COST PER NIGHT $25 member for one child, second sibling add $10, third sibling add $5 $35 non-member for one child / second sibling add $15, third sibling add $10 $5 LATE REGISTRATION FEE IF NOT SIGNED UP AT LEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF PNO