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.
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.
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Blessing of the Animals
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
19 Easter Vigil
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.