June 23, 2011
About 300 children this week are participating in Harvest United Methodist Church's "Pandamania" Vacation Bible School. The East County Observer caught up with several participants to find out what they were up to this week.
June 16, 2011
East County students celebrated the start of summer vacation during Woodland, The Community Church’s School’s Out Party June 15. Students enjoyed riding down inflatable water slides while hanging out with their friends. The event was part of Woodland’s Summer Night Series. Every Wednesday night throughout the summer, students will enjoy a different activity, including cooking, bowling, roller-skating, capture the flag and more.
June 13, 2011
The Lake Osprey Cabaret transformed into the Pitz Supper Club June 11 as members of Lakewood Christian Church presented their first murder mystery dinner theater fundraiser there.
June 2, 2011
Youth and young adults at Faith United Church of Christ embarked on a 30-hour famine May 27-28 to experience some of the life experiences of children in Haiti.
May 13, 2011
Lakewood Christian Church will host a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 14, at Regions Bank, 5455 Tara Blvd.
April 24, 2011
Hundreds of kids snatched up Easter eggs at Harvest United Methodist Church's annual Easter Egg Hunt April 23. Following the hunt, families enjoyed refreshments, photos with the Easter Bunny and more.
April 24, 2011
Woodland — The Community Church hosted a festive Easter celebration April 23. The event featured games, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more.
April 18, 2011
East County families gathered April 16 at Lakewood Ranch Park for Bayside Community Church's Eggolution event. Guests enjoyed food and drink, an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses and inflatable games and more.
March 30, 2011
Fr. Dan Smith now will lead the congregation at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community.
March 9, 2011
Woodland — The Community Church hosted a Kinetic Box Retreat for high school students March 4-5
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."