Every week we hope to entice you to go out and do something fun in the area. Maybe you’ll see something you never thought you’d try, but now you think you might! This area of Florida is filled with interesting things to do and see and experience. Get out there and do it!
This week of Saturday, May 4– Saturday May 11, 2019
Saturday, May 4
Cast Net Repair Class At Florida Maritime Museum
The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
If you’re tired of buying a new net every time yours is damaged, consider taking this class. You will need to bring your own cast net (other supplies will be provided) and you will need to register and pre-pay the $45 fee. Register and pay here.
Sunday, May 5
Punta Gorda, FL
City Marketplace Event Venue 115 Tamiami Trl. Punta Gorda, FL 33950
This is the last of a 3 day festival with Music of Peg and Em at 2pm on the Hunger Bus Stage. They are a singer/songwriter duo that will entertain you as you check out the beautiful flowers. There is a $1 admission fee. There will be other musicians throughout the day. They have lots of plants for sale, not just hibiscus, and food vendors to serve you. You can also enjoy the downtown businesses while there.
More info on event here Venue info here
Tuesday, May 7
Taco Tuesday Fundraiser
Port Charlotte, FL
River Commons 2305 Aaron Street Port Charlotte, FL 33952
You can get a taco meal for a $5 donation and Sangrias and Margaritas will be available for a small donation. Also, a Chance Auction, 50/50 raffle and Live Entertainment. ALL proceeds benefit The Homeless Coalition. You need to RSVP if you’d like to come by calling Nicolle at (941) 629-0043
River Commons Info More info on event here Link to Homeless Coalition
Wednesday, May 8
Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues
The Bradenton Women’s Club 1705 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Come enjoy Steve Arvey’s Hump Day Blues Buffet! Mac Arnold has played with legends such as James Brown and Eric Clapton. He was part of The Muddy Waters Band before he formed his band Soul Invaders. He’s been playing R&B most of his life and was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame in 2017. Get your tickets early!
Tickets Online Mac Arnold Website More info on event here
Saturday, May 11
Mother’s Day Sale
Sarasota Succulent Society
1310 38th St. Sarasota, FL 34234
This is one of three annual sales at the Gardens. They are having a huge sale on native succulent plants plus there will be artists there to interact with. Orchid expert Helen Pausenwein will give an in-depth presentation at 11am on the north lawn.
Sarasota Succulent Society More info on event here
Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages or websites.