+ 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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19 Singles on the Go Travel Meeting
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Sarasota native and resident Bri Oliva made her TV debut May 7, on the "Rachael Ray Show." Oliva was selected to participate in a segment called "Hidden Dangers on the Playground."
Key to the city
More than 100 community members and leaders, friends and family surprised Paul Thorpe, one of the founding members of the Downtown Association of Sarasota, April 25, at The Gator Club, to show their appreciation and celebrate the strides he’s made for Sarasota over the past four decades.