October 3, 2011
East County residents on Oct. 1 brought out their beloved pets to Living Lord Lutheran Church for its annual Blessing of the Animals event.
August 27, 2011
Families from Temple Emanu-El gathered tonight at Summerfield Park for the temple's fifth annual Family Picnic and Havdalah. Attendees enjoyed pizza and ice cream before a Havdalah ceremony.
August 19, 2011
Bayside Community Church will host speaker and author John Maxwell this weekend.
August 15, 2011
Children at Sarasota Baptist Church enjoyed an energy-filled week during the church's 'Jump! Put Faith in Motion' Vacation Bible School Aug. 8-12. The kids participated in a plethora of activities, including arts and crafts, music and more, while learning about the Christian faith.
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.
31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?