Sarasota and Siesta Key events for the week of Sept. 8.
Fifth Annual Salute to Business Awards
Runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce recognizes members’ achievements at the Salute to Business during the chamber’s 96th annual meeting. Tickets start at $55. Visit sarasotachamber.com.
Friday, Sept. 16
Sarasota Chamber Golf Classic
Runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at TPC Prestancia, 4409 Tournament Players Club Drive. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce hosts golfers of all skill levels for networking and a game of 18 holes. Registration is $130 for members; $150 for non-members; $500 for a foursome for members; and $600 for a foursome for nonmembers. Visit sarasotachamber.com.
Monday, Sept. 26
YPG End of Summer Sail
Runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at LeBarge Tropical Cruises, Bayfront Park. The Young Professionals Group will celebrate the end of summer while taking in the views of Sarasota Bay. There will be refreshments from Busted Chef food truck and a cash bar on board. Tickets are $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit sarasotachamber.com.
Thursday, Sept. 8
Sarasota Newcomers Club Luncheon
Starts at 11 a.m. at The Oaks Club, 301 Macewen Drive, Osprey. New residents are invited to make new friends and learn about membership opportunities. Registration is $25. Email [email protected].
2016 Fall College Night
Runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota County Schools host high school students and parents to meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities to learn about higher education options. Admission is free. Visit sarasotacountyschools.net.
Friday, Sept. 9
Republican Woman’s Club of Sarasota
Starts at 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave. The guest speaker is Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent. Registration is $27. Email [email protected].
Music Compound Grand Opening
Runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 1751 Cattlemen Road. The Music Compound celebrates its school’s expansion and move. The opening will include performances from students and teachers, along with local favorites. Admission is free. Visit musiccompound.com.
Sunday, Sept. 11
15-year Commemoration of 9/11
Runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72. Representatives of local governments, first responders and interfaith groups will gather for the commemoration. Attendees can “adopt a fallen” from the 2,977 names engraved in bronze at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. At the commemoration, attendees will stand to state their adopted victim’s name during the Sarasota Fire Department’s tolling of the bell. Admission is free.
Thursday, Sept. 15
‘Guy Peterson: Solving X’ Lecture and Reception
Runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Center for Architecture, 265 S. Orange Ave. The lecture will be led by recent AIA Florida/Caribbean Gold Medal winner Guy Peterson. The focus of the lecture will be Peterson’s exhibit on view at the Center for Architecture Chapell Gallery. Tickets are $15. Visit cfasrq.org/events/calendar.
Friday, Sept. 16
11th annual CYD Leadership Breakfast
Starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Clubs, 3100 Fruitville Road. Community Youth Development and the Boys & Girls Clubs presents the 11th annual Leadership Breakfast, celebrating community members who support youth as leaders in our community. Honorees are Congressman Vern and Sandy Buchanan and Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Lori White. Tickets start at $35. Visit cydonline.org.
Lifelong Learning Showcase
Runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Suncoast Technical College, 4748 Beneva Road. Twenty-four classes from the Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning will have work on display. The Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) is a nonprofit committed to promoting and enhancing the region’s lifelong learning opportunities.
Saturday, Sept. 17
JDub’s Competition Food Truck Rally
Runs from 5 to 10 p.m. at JDub’s Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave. Each vendor will use a JDub’s brew in a dish, and attendees will vote for their favorite. Admission is free. Visit jdubsbrewing.com.
Saturday, Sept. 24
The Constitutional Amendments on the November Ballot
Runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gulf Gate Public Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave. The Better Government Association sponsors this information session for residents to learn about the constitutional amendments on the November election ballot. Admission is free. Call 330-9400.
Art, Rhymes & Beer: One-Year Anniversary
Starts at 6 p.m. at JDub’s Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave. The celebration of music, art, community and culture marks its first anniversary. Proceeds from a silent auction of art pieces contributed by participating artists will benefit Any Given Child Sarasota. Admission is free. Call 927-9000, Ext 31182, or visit jdubsbrewing.com.
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