Weekend Best Bet: Scallopalooza


Weekend Best Bet: Scallopalooza


Date: August 5, 2011
by: Robin Hartill | City Editor


Organizers often point out that a healthy bay supports the local economy, tourism and quality of life. This weekend is your chance to repay the bay.

Scallopalooza: Repay the Bay” will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd.

The event will be hosted by SYC Commodore Jeff Birnbach and features presentations from scallop expert Steve Geiger, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, storyteller and 70-year Manatee County resident Rodney Potter and local scientist John Ryan.

The event supports Sarasota Bay Watch’s scallop restoration efforts and includes dinner, a cash bar and auctions. Cost is $50. RSVP at sarasotabaywatch.org.

Contact Robin Hartill at rhartill@yourobserver.com.


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