+ Art extravaganza
The Visual and Performing Arts Program at Booker High School will display students’ work at an all-level art show from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8. The show will be held in the new 8,000-square-foot building and will exhibit all mediums of art. Adjunct art professor at Ringling College of Art and Design Jeff Cornwell designed a logo guests can have screen-printed onto T-shirts.
+ Philanthropic flash mob
More than 100 students and parents from the NewGate School partnered with Fuzión Dance Artists to perform a flash mob Friday, March 1, at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The dance, which was performed to the song “Do-Re-Mi,” kicked off the 36-Hour Giving Challenge. The Giving Challenge is an online donation event took place March 5 and March 6, to benefit 300 area nonprofits. Watch the video online at yourobserver.com.
+ World travelers
Students at Bay Haven School of Basics plus will transform their classrooms into six different Spanish-speaking locations Friday, March 8. Kindergartners will represent Spain; first-graders will represent Peru; second-graders will represent Mexico; third-graders will represent Nicaragua, fourth-graders will represent Venezuela; and fifth-graders will represent Puerto Rico. The theme, “Domingo en la Plaza,” Spanish for “Sunday in the square,” will give students a glimpse of what they may see if they were to visit a small town square in the featured areas. Students will tour the classrooms with passports, and selected students will perform a Latin dance.
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12 French open house
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12 Picture Day, Free for the kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
12 Children's World 50th birthday party
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Show of support
Siesta Key Hardware owners Patricia and James Hillier are bringing the island community closer together.
Southeastern Guide Dogs has announced a T-shirt design contest for its 2015 walkathon held across the state.
Growing up green
More than 80 campers experienced the beauty of nature at the S.T.E.M. Summer Camp last week in Venice.