Temple Emanu-El Religious School students in kindergarten through seventh grade participated in crafts, planting, and nature activities in honor of the Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat, or the "Birthday of the Trees," on Sunday, Feb 9.
A champagne brunch held Jan. 9 at Temple Beth Israel honored more than 150 members of its Leadership Circle. Temple President Earl Gordon thanked them for their financial support that enables the enrichment and enlivenment of temple life throughout the year.
The unveiling of the expanded leadership plaque was a highlight of the evening.
Erica Reynolds and Kimberly Begin sang their hearts out at Saturday's Opera Lounge, an event put on by the Sarasota County Arts Council that aims to inspire the next generation to become involved with the arts.
The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. is holding its second round of auditions at Lakewood Ranch High School this weekend. About 150 drum and brass players from around the country competed for spots on the competitive team.