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HOT FLASH: Shoe Fever
Black Tie Assistant Editor Heather Merriman stopped by the exclusive, first-look Manolo Blahnik party Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota.
SCF Celebrates the Inauguration of President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated the inauguration of SCF’s sixth president, Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, on Friday, Nov. 8, at Neel Performing Arts Center with the SCF District Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and students; public officials, business leaders, community members and university delegates.
Tree lights come to Main Street
On Wednesday, oak trees along the 1300, 1400 and 1500 block of Main Street were adorned with lights that will remain in place year round; a similar lighting system is under consideration for Five Points Park.
PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger Bay Club luncheon
Members of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club met for lunch Thursday, Dec. 5. Local officials and community leaders lead a discussion on North Sarasota’s drug problem during the luncheon.
6 Italian Wine and Dine
6 Holiday Shopping with Artist Elizabeth Van Riper at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton
9:00 am - 6:00 am
6 Holiday Boutique
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 The 4th Annual Sarasota Craft Show Returns to Robarts Arena
6 Men, Whiskey, & Watches
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6 26th annual Festival of Trees, Lights and Holiday Gifts
6 37th Annual 1st Friday Art Walk "Taste of the Season"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6 Holiday Dinner Dance