+ The more the merrier
Southside Elementary drama teacher Christine Mattern and dance teacher Deb Lombard had some difficult decisions to make: Out of 385 students auditioning for the school’s “101 Dalmatians” production, they had to choose 120.
“Our goal was to choose 101, but it was really difficult,” said Mattern. The children will perform at 7 p.m. May 21 and May 22, at The Players Theatre. Students in the advanced violin class will play select songs for the production.
+ Bay Haven students travel back in time
Bay Haven fourth-graders in Tracy Bakich’s Advanced Work Class presented The Great American Slavery Debate Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Media Center. Twenty-two children were divided into seven groups and given roles.
Children dressed in period costumes as station masters, conductors on the Underground Railroad, plantation masters, slaves, servant slaves, historians and African-American Union soldiers. In honor of Black History Month, students have been researching their characters for the past few weeks
+ Caring kids
The Out-of-Door Academy students and siblings, Alexandra and Nicholas Cavanaugh, teamed up with Build-A-Bear to host a Victory Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Drive this past week. The children collected teddy bears to give to kids at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital on Valentine’s Day.
+ Rising stars
Booker Middle School drama students earned superior and excellent ratings at the State Junior Thespian Festival Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, in Melbourne. Students are given ratings in categories such as monologues, small- and large-group acting, costume design, makeup design, scene writing and more.
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23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
10:00 am - 11:00 am
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.