As part of Temple Beth Sholom Goldie Feldman Academy’s annual Pi Day celebration, eighth-grade student Sierra Van Such recited pi to 2,109 digits from memory. Last year, Van Such recited pi to 1,266 digits, and she has been the top-ranked sixth-, seventh- and now eighth-grade student in the country.
Temple Beth Sholom’s Goldie Feldman Academy math teacher Sandy Kahl hosts an event every year on March 14 to celebrate mathematics. Students write math-themed poems called “pi-kus,” create dances and songs about pi and eat treats in the shape of the mathematical symbol.
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8 Holiday Gift Fair
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
8 Christmas in Candy Land
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
9 CONA Holiday Party
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10 Books & Coffee
10 Hollywood Glam Party
7:45 pm - 6:00 am
12 La Leche League/Breastfeeding Support
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Reindeer Trot
Runners and their families spent the morning at the third annual Achieva Reindeer Trot, Saturday, Dec. 7. The run included a 5K, 10K and Dog Walk with a dog costume competition afterwards. Attendees were welcomed to enjoy hot chocolate with Santa Clause. The run benefitted local classrooms and was held at Payne Park.
PHOTO GALERY: St. Andrew's Gulf Gate Festival
St. Andrew United Church of Christ held its third annual Gulf Gate Festival, Saturday, Dec. 7. Activities included walking the wire with a Wallenda, a bouncy castle and rock climbing wall. All proceeds from the event were donated to army, air force and navy-marine corps relief societies.
VIDEO: McCurdy's plans move to downtown Sarasota
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will open next year at the site formerly occupied by Shaner's Pizzeria.