April 8, 2012
East County children enjoyed a plethora of Easter activities April 7 throughout the community. Harvest United Methodist Church, University Park Country Club and Lakewood Ranch Main Street all hosted Easter egg hunts Saturday, and pint-sized hunters responded in droves to fill their baskets in celebration.
April 6, 2012
The Lakewood Ranch-based church will not be able to hold its Easter services this weekend.
March 31, 2012
Thousands of eggs fell from the sky much to the delight of hundreds of Manatee County children, as Woodland, The Community Church held its Egg Drop Parrish event March 31 at Buffalo Creek Park.
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.
31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 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
As ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club walked into a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night Oct. 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar, a Sean Connery-version of James Bond, dressed in a white tuxedo, took them by the arms, and posed for a picture.
Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.