March 31, 2012
Hundreds of Lakewood Ranch kids grabbed their baskets, donned their Easter best and hit the fields for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corporation's annual Easter Eggstravaganza March 31, at Greenbrook Adventure Park. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the event featured, pony rides, a petting zoo, deejay, arts and crafts, and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny courtesy of the East County Observer.
March 31, 2012
Hundreds of pint-sized hunters flocked to Bayside Community Church’s annual Eggolution Easter Egg Hunt March 31, at the softball fields at Lakewood Ranch High School. Following the hunt, families enjoyed a plethora of activities, including inflatable obstacle courses, a rock-climbing wall, bungee challenge and free hot dogs.
March 28, 2012
Preschool students and their families and members of Living Lord Lutheran Church gathered together for an Italian dinner March 27. Guests enjoyed a spaghetti dinner, musical entertainment by the Braden River High orchestra’s Legacy Quintet and a children’s art display. The event served as a fundraiser for All God’s Children Preschool.
March 9, 2012
Fathers and daughters celebrated a special night together at a father/daughter dance March 9, at Bayside Community Church.
March 1, 2012
Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch hosted its Annual Gala Cocktail Evening and Auction event Feb. 29, at the ballroom of the Polo Grill and Bar.
February 20, 2012
Current Community Church introduced itself to the community with a special Block Party event Feb. 19, at Summerfield Park.
February 13, 2012
Ladies of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church gathered Feb. 11, at the Polo Grill's Fete Ballroom for the "Hey, Look Us Over!" Fifth Annual Fashion Show, presented by the Saint Clare of Assisi Women's Guild.
February 11, 2012
East County residents were transported to the Grecian isles Feb. 10, as St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church hosted its annual Greek Glendi event. The festival runs through Feb. 12.
February 9, 2012
Ladies of Temple Emanu-El enjoyed an elegant and festive afternoon Feb. 5, as they participated in Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood's Honors Luncheon, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.
December 17, 2011
Members of The Tabernacle church are bringing to life the story of Christmas with a reenactment of the birth of Jesus. The church's annual Living Nativity show is presented at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. through Dec. 18.
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
31 May YLA Breakfast "Legendary Leaders"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."