+Manatee School Board to hold special audit meeting Thursday
The Manatee County School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday to allow the public, the school board and its audit committee members to ask questions to Navigant and Trenam Kemper officials concerning the recent release of a forensic audit of the school district's finances.
+Hearing Office upholds Lakewood Ranch IDA vote
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority Board are expected to adopt a hearing officer's finding.
+Sarasota City Commission candidate forum planned
The Arlington park Neighborhood Association will host all six candidates beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Waldemere fire Station.
+Opening night for FSU/Asolo Conservatory's 'Stop Kiss'
Pay what you can for tickets for opening night of "Stop Kiss." The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Cook Theatre at FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.