January 27, 2011
Relay for Life of Lakewood Ranch looked to get local residents excited about its upcoming Relay for Life event during a Team Premiere Party Jan. 26 at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas. Guests and volunteers were able to register for this year's relay while enjoying popcorn, prizes and more. Relay for Life of Lakewood Ranch is looking to get 50 teams registered for this year's relay, which will be held April 9-10 at Lakewood Ranch High School.
January 26, 2011
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce held its 48th Annual Dinner and Membership Appreciation Ceremony Jan. 25 at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch. Members and their guests enjoyed dinner, a silent auction, musical entertainment by Daniel Fugazzotto and an awards presentation.
January 26, 2011
The Concession Golf Club and the Beach Bistro Culinary joined forces to raise money for the All Children's Hospital Foundation and the Aldo Castaneda Foundation with the Culinary Winter Carnival golf and dining event Jan. 21-22. Participants enjoyed a variety of golfing opportunities, guided fishing excursions and an assortment of food some from of the area's finest chefs as part of the festivities.
January 24, 2011
East County residents rolled the dice at The Lake Club Jan. 22 as they helped raise funds for the SaraMana chapter of ORT. Guests enjoyed wine and appetizers while making rounds to tables of Black Jack, Craps and other games during the special Casino Night event.
January 23, 2011
U.S. Women's Open Champion Paula Creamer conducted a clinic for members and their guests in celebration of the fifth anniversary of The Ritz- Carlton Members Golf Club Jan. 22. During the clinic, Creamer provided instructional tips and insight into her winning shots, answered questions and demonstrated some of her shots.
January 22, 2011
Families in Heritage Harbour's Stoneybrook community gathered just outside the Stoneybrook Golf Club Jan. 22 for the club's Community Day event. Attendees enjoyed pizza and hot dogs, children's activities, golf-themed contests and other festivities.
January 20, 2011
Hundreds of animal lovers helped the Lakewood Ranch Humane Society start 2011 with a bang during the organization's Kick-Off Bash Jan. 20 at the home of Lou and Ann Marie Marinaccio in The Concession. Guests enjoyed wine, hors d'ouerves, live music and more while raising money for the new animal organization.
January 20, 2011
Eager readers put on their most comfy nighttime attire and headed to Little Bookworms for the shop's Pajama Party Jan. 20 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The party featured a book signing by author Tracey Williams, who read her book, "Go Back to Bed!"
January 17, 2011
Members of the Old Braden River Historical Society headed to the river Jan. 15 for the group's first river cleanup of the year.
January 14, 2011
More than 50 members of the Palm-Aire Nine Hole Women's Golf Association bundled up and hit the green for the association's Breast Health Day nine-hole tournament Jan. 13. Members enjoyed a luncheon before teeing off to benefit breast health. Following the tournament, participants enjoyed an ice cream social.
21 Ovation's Musical Theatre Holiday Revue
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
22 Gingerbread Houses
23 Cooking Class: Nuts About Holiday Cookies
24 Cooking Class: Crazy For Cookies
26 Kids 3-Day Cooking Camp
26 Teens 3-Day Cooking Camp
30 Italian Wine and Dine
31 Cooking Class: World New Year's Celebration
Coats for kids
Knights of Columbus Councils are helping children in need by providing coats to children in their communities through the order’s Coats for Kids program.
Santa and his elf made a surprise stop Dec. 13, at WineStyles, in San Marco Plaza, by Harley-Davidson motorcycle, during the store’s weekly Friday night wine-tasting event.
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.