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Sarasota Calendar 8.11.16

Sarasota and Siesta Key events for the week of Aug. 11.

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Courtesy photo. Author Rasheen Davis.
Courtesy photo. Author Rasheen Davis.
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Wednesday, Aug. 17
Greater Sarasota Chamber Bowling Tournament
Runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Sarasota Lanes, 2250 Fruitville Road. This exciting night includes networking, two games of bowling,food, contests and prizes. The tournament is set for teams of five or individuals who will be place with four others. Registration is $175 for teams of five or $40 for individuals. Both include two games, shoes, drink ticket and food. Tickets are $10 for attendees not participating. Visit


Saturday, Aug. 13 
Sarasota Bay Watch Scallop Search
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson, Parkway, Sarasota. Volunteer citizen scientists will help the Sarasota Bay Watch search for scallops. Call 232- 2363.

Superhero Skate Bash 
Runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Stardust Skate Center, 2571 12 St. Dress in your favorite superhero costume and get free admission. There will be games, contests, races, prizes and school supply giveaways. Regular admission is $8 plus skate rental. Visit 

Monday Aug. 15 to Saturday Aug. 20
Shark Days at Mote
Takes place Monday Aug. 15 to Saturday Aug. 20 at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway.  Enjoy a family-friendly celebration while learning about some of the ocean’s most interesting fishes. For a full list of events, visit Call 388-4441.

Tuesday, Aug. 16
AJC 2016 Summer Lunch & Learn Series
Runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, Andy Baker will discuss the future of European Jews, the resurgence of anti-semitism, security threats and challenges for Jewish life in Europe. Tickets are $28 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 365-4955 or email [email protected].

Friday, Aug. 19
Tuskegee Airman speaks
Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Campus Center at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road. Tuskegee Airman and member of the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces, George Hardy, will give a presentation. Tickets are $10 and include lunch. Visit

Sarasota YMCA Splash Bash
Runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch, 8301 Potter Park Drive. August 19, 2016: Get wet and have some fun. It's the Sarasota YMCA Splash Bash. Water Park access is free and open to the public. Admission is free.

Saturday, Aug. 20 
Your Primer for the Primary 
Runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail. This forum features Florida State Senate and House of Representatives candidates in advance of the Aug. 30 primary elections. Admission is free. Email [email protected] or visit 


Saturday, Aug. 13 
Musica Sacra Cantorum
Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. The Musica Sacra Cantorum will perform two timeless masterworks, Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Durante’s “Magnificat” with harpsichord and cello, under the direction of Dr. Robert Parrish. Tickets are $15 per person. Visit 


Saturday, Sept. 24
Siesta Key Triathlon
Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road. Start training now for the 32nd annual Siesta Key Triathlon. The event benefits the Sarasota YMCA Sharks swim team. Registration is $69 for individuals; $120 for teams of three that sign up by July 31. Visit


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