- Friday March 1, 2013
- 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sarasota County Visitor Information Center, 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
- Group Hosting:
- Virginia Hoffman
- Group Benefiting:
- Friends of Sarasota County History Center
- Virginia Hoffman
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"Florida in Context," a photography exhibition by Sarasota-based artist Virginia Hoffman, runs March 1 through March 31, at Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Center Museum, 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The exhibit showcases Hoffman's photographic images of old Florida buildings, abandoned factories, unintentional still-lifes and vistas, including relics of boom-and-bust development. An opening reception with the artist takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. A portion of sales will be donated to the Friends of Sarasota County History Center.
PHOTO GALLERY: Community Open House
On March 8, the community of Longboat Key was invited to attend an Open House showcasing all town departments and the services they provide. The morning included demonstrations, tours and opportunities to learn more about issues that affect the Key.
PHOTO GALLERY: Polo Under the Palms
With sunglasses and drinks in hand, attendees of the fourth Polo Under the Palms event March 8 at the Sarasota Polo Club grounds, enjoyed the sunshine and a polo match. Proceeds from food and drink sales benefited research, education and patient care programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Center for Building Hope.
PHOTO GALLERY: Just Play Sports Fest
Attendees of the Just Play Sports Fest March 8, munched on snow cones, enjoyed a backyard tailgate party with live music from Gamble Creek, and spent the afternoon at Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch playing cornhole, and other games. The day began with a 5K run in the morning, and continued with a lacrosse tournament, which lasted throughout the day, in addition to the outdoor festival. Event coordinator Todd Herrick planned to charge event participates $10 for adults and $5 for children, but decided to waive the fees and promote the sale of raffle tickets for prizes. Proceeds from the sports-centered event benefited The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
PHOTO GALLERY: International Women's Day
Ladies in Sarasota and Manatee counties celebrated International Women's Day March 8, during a special luncheon at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch.