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Sarasota and Siesta Key events for the week of Feb. 11.
by: Amanda Morales Staff Writer



Sunday, Feb. 14 
Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll 
Runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in Siesta Key Village on Ocean Boulevard. Stroll through the Siesta Key Village, which will be adorned with Valentine's Day cheer. Enjoy live music throughout the Village and candy kisses from merchants. Participating merchants will display red and pink balloons outside their businesses. Admission is free. Visit 

Monday, Feb. 15
Better Together 2016
Starts at 11 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation hosts this luncheon featuring entrepreneur Daymond John, who will discuss applying creativity, innovation and boot-strap resourcefulness to make an impact. Tickets are $60 and include lunch. Visit

Friday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 29
Donate Your Ex's Stuff 
Takes place during store hours at Goodwill locations. Goodwill invites the broken-hearted to turn their "hate" into "donate" and support Goodwill's programs and services throughout the community by cleaning out any items that remain in their home from a failed relationship. Visit Goodwill Manasota Facebook page. 

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Holocaust Survivor's Story
Starts at 2 p.m. at Gulf Gate Public Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave. Holocaust survivor Paul Molnar, of the Jewish Federation Holocaust Speakers Bureau, will speak. Admission is free. Call 861-1230.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Light Chasers Quick Draw Painting Contest 
Runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail. The public is invited to paint, watch and buy work from the easel at the Farmer’s Market. Master artist Bill Farnsworth will award prizes at noon to top painters. Admission is free. Visit 

Thursday, Feb. 18 
Argus Foundation Meet the Minds: Larry Thompson
Starts at 11:30 a.m. at The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave. Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson will speak about the Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast, or C4, a joint college and economic development initiative. Tickets are $35 for members; $40 for non-members. Call 365-4886 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Feb. 20 
Siesta Beach Grand Opening
Starts at 8 a.m. on Siesta Public Beach, 598 Beach Road. There will be live music and activities to celebrate the new beach pavilion and completed projects. Admission is free. Visit

Saturday, Feb. 20 
Sarasota Springfest
Runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. The Orioles invite fans to celebrate the start of spring training with a family-friendly event to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy interactive activities. Admission is free. Visit 


Sunday, Feb. 14 
A Musical Celebration
Starts at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road. The musical series celebrating Temple Sinai’s 25th anniversary continues with a performance by Sarasota Orchestra principals and flute/harp duo Betsy Hudson Traba and Cherly Losey Feder. Tickets are $18 in advance; $25 at the door. Call 924-1802. 

WBTT Voices: Personal Reflections of August Wilson
Runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1646 Nate Jacobs Way. The 2016 Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Voices program is presented in honor of Black History Month. Two professionals will share their personal experiences with the late playwright August Wilson. Admission is free. Call 366-1505.

Jerry Eckert Jazz Trio
Starts at 6 p.m. at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road. Enjoy love music from the classics to the Great American Songbook, featuring a special appearance by vocalist Chalyce Sullivan. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit

Friday, Feb. 19 
Concert for Good
Starts at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave. Goodwill Manasota and Sarasota Musica Viva partner for a concert, featuring Linda Bento-Rei on the flute/piccolo and Vytas J. Baksys on the piano, performing “The Two Sides of Peter Schickele.” Tickets are $15. Visit, or call Morgan Gerhart at 355-2721, Ext. 107.

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