The Sarasota County Arts Council announced the recipients of two grants it recently awarded during a private reception Monday, Sept. 14. Neil Schleifer, Rebecca Langford, Meg Pierce, Justin Spring and Sharon Scott were recognized with the John Ringling Towers Fund Awards, given to practicing, professional, creative artists in Sarasota County. The council also awarded the Historical Society; North Port Art Guild; West Coast Civic Ballet; Diversity, The Voices of Sarasota; Venice Symphony; Gloria Musicae; the Hermitage; and the Celtic Cultural Association with State of the Arts Opportunity Grants for use toward historic rehabilitation, preventative maintenance projects or national register designations.
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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
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Holiday Parade
All of Sarasota came out to kickoff the holidays at the 18th annual Holiday Parade, Saturday, Dec. 7. Crowds lined Main Street to see the parade that included 4,000 participants and lasted two hours.
Police find suspicious bag near parade route
Sarasota Police closed Main Street at roughly 8:20 p.m. to investigate a backpack found near the start of the Sarasota Holiday Parade route.
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.