+Lands End home destroyed in fire
The residence was the home of Michael Saunders' sister, Joan Bergstrom.
+State senators vote down effort to reduce red-light camera fees
In January, the city of Sarasota added three additional red-light cameras to busy Sarasota intersections.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Proceeds benefit children's charities in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
+St. Martha Cajun Crawfish Festival
St. Martha Catholic School Cajun Crawfish Festival will include a mechanical great white shark and 2000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Festivalgoers can enjoy the Cajun atmosphere 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
+American Masters 2013 Invitational Show
Palm Avenue Fine Art newest exhibit opens tonight and runs through April 4.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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17 American Business Women's Association Sunset Chapter monthly meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Goodwill Hosts Electric Vehicle Revolution Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
18 Friday Fish Fry
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Shamrock Beer Circus
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Piero Rivolta and his wife, Rachele, opened their home to the Pines of Sarasota March 26.
Team Tony seeks volunteers
Team Tony Cancer Foundation of Sarasota/Manatee counties is looking for cancer survivors to volunteer at Florida Cancer Specialists oncology units.
Drum kits coming to downtown
Noting the success of Sarasota Keys, an interactive art project that placed six public pianos around downtown, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has launched a parallel initiative — with drum sets.