- Thursday November 15, 2012
- 12:00pm - 10:00pm
- Lummus Park
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Whether seeking a break from the daily grind or relaxing with an extended weekend getaway, the third annual NASCAR Championship Drive festival may have the family activities one is craving. The one-day festival, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 in Miami Beach, will feature plenty of fun, food and music, including multi-platinum artist Daughtry and Universal Latino recording artist Frankie J., who will headline the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert beginning at 6 p.m. The event kicks off Ford Championship Weekend, where NASCAR will crown champions in its three national series, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, on Nov. 18 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To set the stage, a parade in Miami Beach featuring approximately 40 race haulers from the top NASCAR teams will signal the unofficial start of the race weekend beginning at 3:30 p.m. The parade starts in downtown Miami and travels across the MacArthur Causeway and onto Ocean Drive before ending at Lummus Park. Then, South Florida personality and radio host DJ Laz will help fans enjoy the perfect combination of family, food, sports and fun beachside leading into the main musical acts that evening. All activities are FREE to the public and more information can be found at NASCARChampionshipDrive.com. For race ticket information, visit HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
PHOTO GALLERY: Made in Sarasota
"Made in Sarasota" is a simple and appropriate title for Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art's most recent exhibit. Friday March 7, the gallery opened the exhibit featuring already established big names of Sarasota along with some of the up-and-coming talent.
PHOTO GALLERY: Islander Club Art Fair
On March 7, the Islander Club held its 5th annual Art Fair featuring works created by residents. Watercolors, acrylic paintings, pottery, photography and many other mediums were included in the fair.
PHOTO GALLERY: Tara Golf and Country Club Fashion Show
The parking lots and lawn areas in front of Tara Golf and Country Club were filled to maximum capacity March 7, as the community's residents gathered to watch models strut down the runway. The all-women crowd sipped on red wine, as they sat at tables with multi-colored flowers as centerpieces.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Chamber Clays Tournament
The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce held its 6th annual Clays Tournament Friday, March 7. Nearly 75 chamber members competed in teams of four or five on twelve different open ranges. Members enjoyed friendly competition at the all-day event, which was held at the Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Clays in Nokomis.