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.
February 9, 2010
Children at Sprouts Child Development Center of Harvest United Methodist Church pedaled for charity Feb. 8-9 as Sprouts hosted its fifth annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon. The bike safety event also raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
February 6, 2010
Little girls danced and twirled the night away at the Snowflake Ball from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. The event, which featured dinner, dancing and a ballet performance, raised money for PACE Center for Girls.
February 6, 2010
East County residents crowded onto Lakewood Ranch Main Street Feb. 6 for the third annual Ovation, A Day for the Arts event. Attendees enjoyed live performances by groups such as The Manatee Players, the Sarasota Opera and Fuzion Dance Artists, among other festivities.
February 4, 2010
Preschool students at the Goddard School in Lakewood Ranch spent two minutes hopping around outside during the school's Hop-A-Thon Feb. 3 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The school raised $2,245, which will help pay for two children to attend MDA's summer camp.
January 30, 2010
Out-of-Door Academy students and their families flocked to the Upper School campus in Lakewood Ranch Jan. 30 for the school's annual ODA Thunder Fun Day. Festivities included rock climbing, bounce houses, games and other activities.
January 30, 2010
Despite the threat of rain, families gathered at Lake Osprey Plaza Jan. 30 for the shopping center’s first Winter Music Fest. The event, which featured live music, a scavenger hunt and other activities, benefited the American Cancer Society.
January 29, 2010
Nearly 250 students at the Tabernacle Christian School enjoyed a winter wonderland celebration Jan. 29, as five tons of snow fell on the school's lawn overnight. Students enjoyed sled riding, getting their pictures taken, crafts and hot chocolate and chocolate covered marshmallows, among other tasty treats.
January 27, 2010
The East County Observer congratulates all the parents who recently celebrated the births of their new bundles of joy. The East County Observer publishes birth announcements the last issue of each month.
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.