December 17, 2012
Hundreds of people attended the opening night of Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec.15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Annually, the gardens transform at night into beautiful garden light displays featuring larger than-life-sized butterflies, tree frogs, dragonflies and flowers.
December 16, 2012
Community Youth Development, CYD, held two gingerbread house Iron Chef Competitions Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Potter Building.
December 14, 2012
Hundreds of people made their way out to South Lido Beach State Park Wednesday, Dec. 12, to take part in the 12.12.12 Sands of the World Mandala ceremony.
December 13, 2012
The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce held their Breakfast with a Bang networking event Thursday, Dec. 13, at Orange Leaf Yogurt. Those who attended enjoyed breakfast from Chick-fil-A.
December 9, 2012
Thousands of people brought their lawn chairs out to see the boats that took part in the 26th Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Sarasota Bay.
December 8, 2012
The Young Professionals Group of Sarasota held their monthly after hours Thursday, Dec. 6, at Libby’s. During this get-together, those who attended were encouraged to bring at least one toy for a boy or girl to be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters toy drive.
December 5, 2012
A select group of people, mostly volunteers and donors, were invited to take part in the lighting of the bromeliad tree Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
December 3, 2012
Thousands of people filled the sidewalks along Main Street Saturday, Dec. 1, for the Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.
December 2, 2012
Achieva held their 2nd Annual Reindeer Trot Saturday, Dec. 1, at Payne Park. Those who participated in the trot had the option of running or walking in a 5K/10K. All proceeds raised benefited Sarasota County classrooms.
November 30, 2012
The Marie Selby Gardens Associates held the third annual Wine, Dine and Pine event Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Marie Selby Gardens.
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.