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Enter the 2014 Weather Contest with pictures of beautiful sunrises, sunsets and photos of beautiful Sarasota and Manatee counties. Weekly winners will be published in your local observer paper, and online each week through the Observer's Facebook account.
Katherine Harris talks Pentathlon
Katherine Harris, chairwoman of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals, will speak about the event from 7:45 to 9 a.m., April 22, at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Open
The 2014 Sarasota Open continued with the men's singles and doubles semifinals and women's April 19, at the Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Urinetown'
"Urinetown: The Musical" runs through April 27, at Players Theatre.
PHOTO GALLERY: Blessing of the Animals
Faith United Church of Christ held a Blessing of the Animals event April 19.
21 Decision-Making Made Easy
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
21 Nia with Gail in Sarasota
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
22 Manatee PAL Golf Classic
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm