February 27, 2010
Little Bookworms celebrated its fifth anniversary with a birthday bash Feb. 27. Eager readers flooded the Lakewood Ranch shop and enjoyed a variety of activities, including magic, storytime, arts and crafts, and, of course, birthday cake.
February 26, 2010
More than 100 families hit the dance floor for Freedom Elementary School's annual Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 26 at the school. Dads and grandfathers boogied to a variety of tunes while colorful lighting and refreshments completed the atmosphere.
February 24, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements each month. To have your listing included, please e-mail your information to Executive Editor Michael Eng, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21, 2010
Dozens of pugs and their owners gathered at Adventure Park in Greenbrook for the annual Pug Parade Feb. 20. Owners and their furry friends paraded around in costume, perused booths from local vendors and attended a wedding, among other activities.
February 17, 2010
Nearly 200 members of the of the Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce geared up for the 2010 baseball season during their annual Meet the Rays Luncheon Feb. 17 at the Fete Ballroom. Guests enjoyed lunch by the Polo Grill, a meet and greet with some of the Tampa Bay Rays management and pitching staff and an autograph session.
February 16, 2010
Preschool students at the Goddard School rang in the Chinese New Year with a special celebration Feb. 16. Wah Lum Kung-Fu of Southwest Florida performed a Lion Dance and demonstrated Kung Fu Forms during the event.
February 14, 2010
Dozens of members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance gathered at the Sarasota Polo Club to celebrate Valentine's Day with an afternoon of socializing and polo. Attendees mingled and networked with other local business professionals, tailgated and watched a polo match. All women in attendance received a rose to celebrate the holiday.
February 13, 2010
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating its 26th annual Greek Glendi this weekend. Festivities run from noon to 8 p.m., Feb. 14.
February 12, 2010
Braden River Elementary School girls enjoyed a magical evening with their fathers and grandfathers during the school's Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 12. The cafetorium was transformed into an enchanted dance floor, and a deejay kept attendees grooving all night.
February 11, 2010
Members of the Palm-Aire Country Club recently celebrated the Chinese New Year with a special dinner and related activities.
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
31 May YLA Breakfast "Legendary Leaders"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."