Sarasota and Siesta Key events for the week of Oct. 1.
Saturday, Oct. 3
31st annual Siesta Key Triathlon
Starts at 5:30 a.m. at Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road. The original Siesta Key Triathlon includes a half-mile swim, 13-mile bike ride and a 5K Run at Siesta Beach. The triathlon benefits the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team. Registration is $95 for individuals; $180 for teams of three people. Visit siestakeytriathlon.org.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. Church of the Redeemer hosts a block party to celebrate Sarasota’s vibrant Hispanic and Latino community. The event includes a lineup of several Latino musical groups and bands as well as arts and crafts vendors.
Admission is free. Call 955-4263.
Tea & Tutus
Starts at 2 p.m. at Sarasota Ballet, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail. Dress in your ballet best for a family-friendly afternoon of fun. Admission includes afternoon tea refreshmants, as well as a unique performance by Sarasota Ballet dancers. There will be a special surprise for the children in the audience. Tickets are $40 for adults; $15 for children; $25 for two children. Call 225-6513.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Starts at 2 p.m. at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St. Stylists Joanne Monico and Leigh Ann Decker will demonstrate how to work with a limited number of clothing items and accessories to create a versatile wardrobe. Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring a scarf they would like to know how to use. Free to participate. Call 861-1175.
Into Unchartered Waters: Jews in the Civil Rights Movement
Starts at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 1059 Tuttle Ave. Leslie Kelen, executive director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, will speak about the role of Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. Kelen oversaw the creation of the exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, currently on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Phillippi Shores 7K
Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Phillippi Shores Elementary School, 4747 Tamiami Trail. The Manasota Track Club sponsors the Phillippi Shores 7K and 1-mile fun run. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Phillippi Shores International Baccalaureate World School and its students. Visit sarasotacountyschools.net.
Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11
Women’s Better Ball Open
Starts at 9 a.m. at Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd. The competition is open to all women who have a verified handicap via GHIN number or USGA index. The entry fee is $175 per team and includes two rounds of golf with a riding cart, tee gifts, on-course nonalcoholic beverages each day, lunch at the conclusion of each player’s second round and awards. Registration is due by 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Call 365-2200 Ext. 5800.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Dec. 14
Aging Mastery Program
Runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The Friendship Center, 1900 Brother Geenen Way.
The 10-week Aging Mastery Program will be offered through a partnership with the Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging. Participants will learn how to create their own paths for aging well. Topics will include navigating longer lives, exercise and you, healthy eating and hydration, sleep, medication management and more. A registration fee of $99 includes all 10 sessions. Call 556-3236.