All ARE INVITED To The…
Good Friday Morning Pilgrimage On Main Street
Good Friday, April 18th,2014
6:45 AM Buses from Redeemer Church to Hollywood 20
7:15 AM Gathering in front of Hollywood 20 Theater
7:30 to 8:30 AM Silent Procession to Redeemer Church
Fourteen Stations along the Way of The Cross Celebrated
County Commissioner Carolyn Mason and Sarasota City
Mayor Snyder, Vice-Mayor Shaw, Comm. Caragiulo, Pastors, Priests, Youth Groups, Westcoast School Chorus,
plus over 700 Pilgrims
For more information, please call Rev. Dr. Tom Pfaff, Ministerial Association Chair, at 941-724-5018.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarasota Police to participate in 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
SARASOTA, Fla. – April 8, 2014 – 9 a.m. For the last 20 plus years, the Sarasota Police Department has been participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. This year our team will take to the streets of Sarasota again! Officers with the Sarasota Police Department will join more than 300 Florida law enforcement agencies in the state-wide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. More than 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay throughout Florida yearly. The Sarasota Police Department will receive the Torch from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot of Paradise Publix at 3825 South Osprey Avenue at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Members of the Sarasota Police Department will run the torch into the City of Sarasota on a route that takes the torch north on U.S. 41, right on Osprey Avenue and left on Main Street and ending at Five Points Park at the intersection of Main Street and Pineapple Avenue. Torch Run Gear purchases, including a Torch Run t-shirt for $12 and donations for Special Olympics Florida, can be sent to Sergeant Mark Opitz at the Sarasota Police Department (2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237) or he can be contacted at 941-954-7099. All proceeds go towards supporting the Special Olympic athletes. For more information and routes for other counties in Florida, please visit http://specialolympicsflorida.org/get-involved/law-enforcement-torch-run/torch-run
Sarasota Police Department The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime. Our mission: Professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community. For more information about our department, visit www.sarasotapd.org
From: Mark Lyons [mailto:] Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 1:10 PM Subject: State Street garage parking mitigation
We will hold a meeting to provide updates on how the loss of parking spaces will be addressed, due to the construction of the State Street garage.
The meeting is on Friday, April 4, at 2 p.m in room 112 at City Hall. Please feel free to invite other adjacent merchants and interested parties.
76 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota
You are invited to
"Fog and Mist"
featuring the work of
"Going Places, Doing Things"
Opening with Artists Reception
Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The exhibits run through April 28, 2014
This years exhibit features Barbara Krupp's new series "Fog and Mist". She explores the textures of nature in a more subjective interpretation that awakens and inspires emotion. Her large canvases liberate your stream of consciousness beyond the five senses.
Internationally known black and white photographer, each of Allan Teger's one-of-a-kind photo transfer collages creates an intriguing narrative. Antique photographs are scanned and printed with archival inks on special material and transferred to archival watercolor paper.
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YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIRST LUNCHEON WHERE THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH SERVED... ONLY LUNCH GIVEN. We are inviting you to join us at the Skip-A-Lunch Luncheon this Thursday, April 3rd and to bring non-perishable food or help by donating the equivalent of a lunch. During the short event, we will be giving details about the campaign which will be going from April 1st to May 10th and our goals. The event currently has over 200 RSVPs. To RSVP visit https://www.facebook.com/events/253446008171634/ If you can't make it to the event, you can learn more and donate at: http://www.skipalunch.org
EVENT DETAILS: WHERE: The Francis Downtown Sarasota. 1289 North Palm Avenue WHEN: April 3rd. Event starts at 11:30pm (Come anytime between 11:30pm to 1:30pm to drop off non-perishable food items or to donate) WHY: To show community support for feeding 21,000 kids during the Summer. WHAT: We are asking everyone to join us to be part of the Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FRANCIS, LOUIE'S MODERN TO HOSTING OUR EVENT AND DONATING THEIR RESOURCES AND SPACE. WITHOUT COMMUNITY PARTNERS, WE WOULD HAVE NO COMMUNITY.
DSCA ANNUAL BOARD & MEMBERS MEETING
MARCH 26, 2014
HERALD TRIBUNE BUILDING
1741 MAIN STREET - 1ST FLOOR
BUSINESS MEETING 4 P.M. - BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS
ALL RESIDENTS PROGRAM 5 P.M.
BAYFRONT PARK PLAYGROUND CLOSES TEMPORARILY
Sarasota, FL: The Allen playground located within Bayfront Park is temporarily closed for public safety reasons due to corrosion discovered on the play equipment. It is unknown at this time when the playground will reopen.
Staff is working with the playground equipment vendor to determine how the structure can be temporarily repaired.
The equipment is believed to be 10-15 years old and no longer under warranty.
For more information contact Public Works General Manager Todd Kucharski: 941-365-2200 ext. 6303.
We are ready to start the campaign to help reach our goal of feeding 21,000 children and families this Summer. As a Community Partner we are depending on you to help us spread the word to everyone in your network about the Campaign Against Summer Hunger from April 1st - May 10th. HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT: Over the next two weeks we will be distributing marketing kits to all partners which will include posters, flyers and boxes for collection of non-perishable items. Once you receive these items we are asking you to help distribute them throughout your organization to motivate people to donate or bring in non-perishable food items. March 20th - April 1st - We will be dropping off Marketing Kits to you. April 1st - Our Campaign Kick-Off event at Michaels On East at 8am. RSVP here. (We will have Marketing Kits available for pickup at this event as well) April 1st - May 10th - Campaign Promotion and Awareness All Digital Marketing Assets are available on the website here. Thank you for your support. All Faiths Food Bank
NEW REPORT PROVIDES EASY TO UNDERSTAND OVERVIEW OF CITY FINANCES
Sarasota, FL: With an eye toward government transparency and community engagement, the Finance Department unveiled its first-ever Popular Annual Financial Report, an easy to understand document outlining the City of Sarasota’s financial position. The Popular Report is a 10 page abbreviated version of the City’s award winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is nearly 200 pages. The new report is now available online at www.SarasotaGov.com.
“In the government finance realm, we tend to use terminology that can be confusing and difficult to understand,” said Finance Director John Lege. “So, the Popular Report is a way to provide a transparent overview of the City’s financial position in layman’s terms.”
With colorful charts and diagrams, the Popular Report outlines the City’s assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, investments and annual financial planning. It also provides a snapshot of the City’s population: residents compared to daytime workers. (52,600 residents live in the city limits, while 84,000 are here during regular work hours.) Consideration is also given to the vast resources and amenities owned and maintained by the City, including:
The report represents the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. Information regarding the previous fiscal year is also included for comparison.
For more information contact Finance Director John Lege: 941-365-2200 ext. 4104.
City of Sarasota
Sr. Communications Manager
Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The exhibit runs through March 31, 2014
Sunlight. It is the engine that drives the paintings of James Griffin. His work is at once classic and up-to-the minute in its focus, moving between vivid realistic depictions of sunlit streets, to rhythmic compositions that include abstraction in a fascinating painterly dance.
Sometimes the light in his images is intense, with strong definition between areas of sun and shade, at other times it is the softest glow of the post-sunset evening, washing everything with gold. But always it is the sunlight that seduces this artist.
Ed Smith Stadium
The Orioles will have the first home game of their spring training season against the Toronto Blue Jays on the first of March. This will be the Orioles’ fifth season training in Sarasota, and their fourth season in the Ed Smith Stadium where they will be playing fifteen games total this year. In addition to the season plans and group tickets available with the Orioles Spring Training Office (941-893-6300), a Spring Training Travel Package has been created that includes hotel reservations, rental car options, game tickets, and optional airfare through Southwest Airlines. For more information or to purchase this package go to www.orioles.com/springtravel or call 1-800-892-7687.
Art Center Sarasota wins WEDU "Be More" Award
On February 20, Art Center Sarasota was presented with the WEDU
"Be More Enriched" award at a televised banquet in Tampa. We are so proud that the center has been recognized for what it provides to the community. A big thank you to the staff, volunteers and everyone who participates at the center for helping us make this possible.
Be More Enriched Arts & Culture Award This award recognizes culturally-based organizations that contribute to the spirit of adventure and exploration through education in the arts and culture by creating an exciting and engaging museum experience to visitors.
4-part Lecture Series by Kevin Costello | Modern Dreams:The Influence of Freud on 20th Century Art
Thursday, February 27
$8 Members/ $10 non-members
This series will examine the Freudian insight with the intent of providing greater understanding of 20th century art movements such as Symbolism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. The works of artists Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali and others will be discussed.
Art Center Sarasota presents
Save the Date...
March 28, 2014
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Art Center Sarasota's must-see runway extravaganza showcasing the inspired results of area artists who create fashion using unconventional materials.
Join us for dinner and the runway show plus a boutique, silent auction and entertainment.
Hosted this year by Lorenzo Hubbard, award winning Designer, Television Personality & Motivational Speaker (host of iconcept 2010) and the Observer's Arts Writer, the very talented Mallory Gnaegy. Guests will be entertained by Fuzion Dance with selections from Dance Couture: Art Meets Dance
with costumes designed by iconcept artists. Call 941-365-2032 for more info
Reserve your Table or Dinner seat for the Event!
Tickets on sale now at www.artsarasota.org/iconcept
(General Admission seating on sale March 1)
Sign up for all workshops: www.artsarasota.org/workshops
or call 941-365-2032
Fun with Sumi-e Painting Keiko Romerstein
February 25-26, 2014 |10:00am - 4:00pm
Paper Arts Week with Sandy Frick, Elaine Cunningham, Elizabeth Hillmann, Judy Just, Cheryl Martin, Marge Schemanski, Linda Sharp, & Lynn Webster
Monday-Friday, Mar 10-14, 2014 5 days of papermaking, printmaking, collage, & book arts!
Watercolor Pouring and Blending
Lian Quan Zhen
March 17-19, 2014 | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Zhen Artist Demo: Sunday, March 16, 1-3pm, $20m/25nm
Chaos to Order: A Recipe for Success Kathleen Conover
March 24-27, 2014 | 9:00am - 4:00pm All Levels | $425m/$465nm
Conover Artist demo: Sunday, March 23,1-3pm, $20m/$25nm
This is your opportunity to paint experimentally and free, creating "chaos", plus engage mindful finishing with compositional "order" to produce powerful paintings.
CLASSES- See the full class schedule and register at: www.artsarasota.org/classes call 941-365-2032 for more info or assistance
Creative Kids Art Class
Drop-in Art Class
Every Saturday afternoon!
Drop off 1pm | Pick up 4pm | Ages 6-12
Daily fee per child: $20m/ $25nm
($5 sibling discount) More info
Please call: 941-365-2032
Look for Art Center Sarasota at Springfest, March 1 and Phillipi Creek Farmers market on March 12
Parents: Summer Camp starts June 9, 2014 Registration begins NOW!
Call 941-365-2032 to get the weeks you want before they are sold out
Weekly sessions beginning June 9, 2014
Monday-Friday 9:30am- 3pm | Ages 6-14
Before and after-care available at no extra cost
ACS members $195/wk Non-member $245/wk
$15 discount for additional child(ren) ($25 student memberships available to receive member price)
Fees include all supplies and a camp t-shirt!
Art Center Sarasota could not be so wonderful without the help of our dedicated volunteers.
Be one of the team- all talent is appreciated! We need: Garden Help- clean up on a weekly basis and more... Please contact Karen at 941-365-2032 or For more information
Join Art Center Sarasota
to receive discounts on services, support the programs and keep the center open to the public with no admission fees.
Events coming up
Kevin Costello Lecture
Classes & Workshops
Creative Kids & Camp
Call to Artists
Theatre of the Mind
Da Vinci Tour
Last week of the exhibition...
Reminder: Pick up Sat March 1 for "Breaking Tradition"
Call to Artists for "One World"
An Open, All Media, Juried Exhibition
March 13- April 25
Kristin DuFrain, Curator/Registrar at GraphicStudio at USF, Tampa
Any subject matter and material, open to all artists.
Awards presented: $500 First Place, $300 Second Place, $200 Third Place, Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions.
Online submissions taken February 1-28 at: www.artsarasota.org/callartists
Receiving day for hand-carried submissions: March 4, 2014 10am-6pm
Art Center Sarasota Rules & Regulations available Here
Open Critique: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6-8pm.
Theatre of the Mind presents
"A Voice of My Own"
by Elinor Jones
Sunday, March 2, 2014
4:00 p.m. Art Center Sarasota
This play traces the emergence and growing influence of women in literature who were forced to write under assumed male names for many years. It features deftly interwoven excerpts from words and works of 24 outstanding female writers throughout the ages. http://artsarasota.org/theatermind
Art Center Sarasota's
Paint Out! Sarasota
March 7-13, 2014
Adults,teens, professional and amateur painters, you are invited to participate in Paint Out! Sarasota.
The Paint Out!, a week of outdoor painting, promotes plein air artists and gives them an opportunity to sell work. The event will culminate in an open-air viewing and one day exhibition on March 13, 2014 in the Sam and Sally Shapiro Sculpture Garden at Art Center Sarasota.
Da Vinci MachinesTour
at South Florida Museum
Saturday, March 8 with
Office Address: 1416 State Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 Phone Number: 941.366.7040 / Fax Number: 941.366.6633