+ Walk to defeat ALS Saturday
East County residents will rally to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease during a walk this Saturday morning in Lakewood Ranch corporate park.
Registration for the event, called The Walk to Defeat ALS, begins at 8 a.m., May 9 at the Magnolia Green Office Building. The 2.3-mile walk starts at 9 a.m.
For more information about the walk, call (888) 257-1717 or register online at www.alsafl.org.
+ Tara students hit stage
Students from Tara Elementary School took the spotlight Thursday night during the school’s annual talent show.
The event, which was held from 6-8 p.m., at the school, featured musical, dance and other performances by students.
+ Gullett hosts Power Hour
Gullett Elementary School hosted its Power Hour session last night, recognizing students at Lakewood Ranch High School who have volunteered their time to tutor Gullett students in reading.
The after-school program is funded through a grant from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.
Students who reported significant reading gains and who received scholarships were also recognized at the event.
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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
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.