August 12, 2011
Sixteen children traveled to the Big Apple for St. Mary Magdalene’s Big Apple Adventure VBS Aug. 8-12. Throughout the week, children enjoyed worship, arts and crafts, mission central, snacks and more.
August 11, 2011
More than 80 children turned out this week for Risen Savior Lutheran Church's 10th annual Vacation Bible School event.
June 24, 2011
About 300 children learned how "wildly" God loves them during a special "Pandamania" themed Vacation Bible School at Harvest United Methodist Church this week.
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.
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.