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Sarasota Calendar 5.12.16

Sarasota and Siesta Key events for the week of May 12.

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Kelly Senchyshak watches as her sister Kyra putts during the 2015 Tee up for Sea Turtles with Turtle Inc.
Kelly Senchyshak watches as her sister Kyra putts during the 2015 Tee up for Sea Turtles with Turtle Inc.
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Saturday, May 14
Tee up for Sea Turtles
Runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evie’s Tavern & Grill, 4725 Bee Ridge Road. Tee up for sea turtles during a miniature golf tournament to benefit Easter Seals Southwest Florida and Mote Marine’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program. Tickets are $25 per person or $100 per foursome. Food, drink, a goody bag and golf are included. Visit

Tuesday, May 17
Second Saturday Workshop
Runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Argosy University, 5250 17th St. Second Saturday is a monthly workshop designed to help participants explore legal, financial and emotional issues of divorce. Segments feature certified professionals and a marriage and family therapist. Registration is $45. Call 810 441 4792.

Thursday, May 19 
Dine out with Family Promise of Sarasota 
Runs from 5 to 9 p.m. at The White Horse Pub, 6240 Lockwood Ridge Road. Enjoy traditional British offerings while also benefitting Family Promise of Sarasota. Twenty percent of your table will benefit the efforts of Family Promise. Reservations are appreciated. Call 358-1353. 

Friday, May 20 
Festival of May Celebration 
Runs from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Road. The Mangrove School of Sarasota invites the community to celebrate summer with a beach evening and dancing around the maypole at sunset. Free to participate. Visit the event's Facebook page. 

Singing for the Seniors
Starts at 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 Palm Ave. Vintage Pays Sanctuary presents its first lip syncing competition. Solo acts and groups are welcomed to sign up for a chance to compete for the trophy and cash prizes. Proceeds from the event will go toward helping find homes for senior and terminally ill dogs. Registration and tickets are $35. Visit

Sunday, May 22 
Tom Wallin Memorial Reef Benefit
Runs from noon to 8 p.m. at Walt’s Fish Market, 4144 S. Tamiami Trail. The benefit is held annually to keep Tom Wallin's legacy alive and to raise money for the reef balls dropped at a site in the off of the coast in the Gulf of Mexico. This year's event will include live music, auctions and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets for the buffet are $25. Visit

Tuesday, May 24 
Tripod Tuesdays 
Runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 Palm Ave. Enjoy access to the Tropical Conservatory before garden hours on three Tuesdays this summer. Photographers who register in advance for this special opportunity will be allowed to use tripods to capture images of thousands of orchids. Registration is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Visit


Saturday, May 28
Sailors and Sandals 
Runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. The event will benefit Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County, which helps low-income and at-risk students gain the help they need to achieve an education. Cost is $75. Call 266-6231.

Saturday, June 4
World Oceans Day 
Runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. With the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,” the festival will include games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation. Cost is free with a regular paid admission ticket. Call 388-4441.


Saturday, May 21 
Pool Moon Party 
Runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the South Gate Community Center, 3145 Southgate Circle. Step back into the 1950s to celebrate the full moon. The 1950s-themed party will include live music, dancing, open bar and specialty martinis. Tickets are $75. Visit


Saturday, May 14
Sarasota Community Baby Shower 
Runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club, 3100 Fruitville Road. New parents and expecting parents are welcome to attend the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and Kiwanis club of Sarasota 22nd annual Sarasota Community Baby Shower.Exhibitors from local organizations will be available to provide information and giveaways to pregnant women and new moms. Admission is free. Visit


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