Natalie Tanner submitted this photo of sunset at the Sarasota County Fair.
Blues fans packed Hillview Street, Sunday, March 24, to help raise money during the 18th annual Giving Hunger the Blues concert. The concert, which takes place in the Southside Village, raises money for All Faiths Food Bank.
Families gathered for an early Easter-egg hunt after service Sunday, March 24, in the church playground. Families ate an Easter breakfast before children ran into the playground in search of plastic eggs.
Siesta Key Kiwanis Club members had a swashbuckling good time at their annual fundraiser gala Saturday, March 23, at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The theme of the 12th annual gala was â€œthe mighty pirate invasion,â€ and guests showed off their best pirate garb while raising money for the club.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital staff and donors got a first look at the newly completed lobby of the new Courtyard Tower Friday, March 22. Guests enjoyed food and drink while exploring the new lobby and admiring the donor wall.
Guests dove into a nautical-themed fundraiser to benefit Mote Marine Thursday, March 21, at Sarasota Architectural Salvage. Attendees enjoyed light food and drink before participating in a raffle.
The 2013 edition of the fourth Sarasota Invitational Regatta was held Saturday, March 23 at Nathan Benderson Park. In the inaugural year the regatta had more than 300 boat entries and 600 competitors registered, this year the regatta had more than 600 entries and more than 1,400 competitors. This was the first time the regatta took place at the new Regatta Island that is still under construction. Nathan Benderson Park is slated to become a premier 2,000-meter sprint course and regatta center by 2014.