March 13, 2010
Members and friends of Faith Christian Church gathered at the church March 13 for a kids carnival and silent auction. Children and their families enjoyed carnival-style games, bounce houses, hayrides, a silent auction and more. Proceeds from the event benefitted the church's non-profit preschool.
February 19, 2010
Community and Faith leaders will gather Feb. 20 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community to pray for legislators and immigration reform.
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 3, 2010
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church's Greek Glendi should draw more than 15,000 visitors.
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
Braden River Presbyterian Church's Lady Crafters group has adopted The Handmade Afghans Project as a focus for 2010.
January 24, 2010
More than 200 people gathered at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 for the dedication ceremony of Risen Savior Lutheran Church's new building. Following a special dedication service, attendees gathered for a time of food and fellowship.
January 6, 2010
Living Lord Lutheran Church completed recently its 3,500-square-foot expansion, while RiverLife Church is in the middle of the largest change in its 90-plus-year history.
December 24, 2009
This Christmas Eve marks Christian Retreat Pastor Phil Derstine's 25th year leading carolers on a tour of local bars.
December 22, 2009
The Tabernacle church held performances of its annual Living Nativity show last week. Nightly performances, which concluded Dec. 20, drew hundreds of East County residents.
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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It’s time for feasting on candy and family fun.
Merchants on Lakewood Ranch Main Street continue to mourn the surprising loss of fellow business owner Rebekah Hatmaker, co-owner of Serendipity Boutique.