- Friday December 20, 2013 - Monday December 30, 2013
- 6:00pm - 9:00pm
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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December 20-23 and 26-30 Nightly from 6:00 to 9:00pm Make your holiday season sparkle at the annual Lights in Bloom celebration! Explore the Gardens and view larger than life garden-themed holiday lights presented by Lights in Bloom creator Bob McComb. Don’t miss the chance to see the new Children’s Rainforest Garden decked out with holiday lights for the first time. Enjoy festive live music while dining on grilled entrees, delicious kids’ “Merry Meals,” and delightful holiday snacks. Children of all ages will love exploring the rainforest garden in the glow of holiday lights and creating fun crafts in the Kids’ Corner. Santa and his elves make an appearance every night prior to Christmas, so bring your wish list and don’t be naughty! Tickets available December 2nd at www.selby.org or at the Welcome Center. This event is supported in part through funds from Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.
East County student's short film wins at Miami film festival
A short film written and directed by Braden River High student Carrie Dutting, "Alike" won first place at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival shorts competition, held Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. Dutting also won the Young Prodigy Award.
La Musica announces its 29th chamber music festival season
The La Musica International Chamber Music Festival will present its 29th season titled "Things New" at the Sarasota Opera House from April 4 through 15.
Lakewood Ranch gets it done against Braden River, will host regional game
Lakewood Ranch defeated Braden River 2-0 Friday and will host a regional playoff game Thursday at 7 p.m.
Sarasota Ballet's school wins numerous honors in Atlanta
The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance earned numerous awards in competition at the Youth America Grand Prix in Atlanta this past weekend including best overall school.