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What’s On Suncoast? 8.19 – 8.26

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of August 19 – 26, 2022!

Music On Suncoast

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash
Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

The Music Compound – now with locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties – provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Join Music Compound members and staff for the music school’s annual Back to School Bash. Highlights include live musical performances, bounce house, food truck, beer samples, crafts, face painting, and more. Families can enjoy a tour of Music Compound, meet team members, and join a demonstration class including Kidz Rock, guitar, vocals, and drums; offered every 30 minutes. After-school activity partners will be on site with program information as well. There will be giveaways for attendees as well as a drawing to win a membership (pre-registration is required to participate).

Hours: August 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pizza On Suncoast

Joseph’s Pizza & Grill

Joseph’s Pizza & Grill
625 Tamiami Suite D, Nokomis, FL 34275

If you are a pizza aficionado looking for fresh ingredients and authentic-tasting pizza choices – Joseph’s Pizza & Grill is sure to fit the bill. The reviews talk about the tasty crusts, fresh tomato sauce, delectable mozzarella and fresh italian sausages, and laid-back small dining experience. Authentic Italian options abound here; every dish is better than the last. Stop in this weekend after work or just for a new Friday night restaurant to try the food at this Nokomis favorite spot. We bet you can’t stop at just one slice.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Sunday

Venice Depot Venice On Suncoast

Historic Venice Depot Tours

Historic Venice Depot Tours
Historic Venice Train Depot, 303 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

The Historic Venice Train Depot, built in 1927 and renovated in 2002-2003, was central to the founding and development of Venice, Florida. Volunteer docents from Venice Area Historical Society provide free public tours of the Depot and surrounding campus. Panel displays and artifacts in the Depot’s two waiting rooms illustrate key events in Venice’s history and the history of the Depot itself. 

Tours of the Depot start in the main waiting room.  The length of tours can be tailored to your needs.

Tours of the Circus Car are available on some Saturdays. Check the online calendar for details and dates.

Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Green Market Cafe Clearwater Beach

Green Market On Suncoast

Green Market Cafe Clearwater Beach
521 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL

Clearwater Beach is a brand new addition to the Green Market Cafe family here on the Suncoast and welcomes diners to its grand opening. Foodies can chitchat over nutritious bowls, cups of organic tea, and other treats in the dining room or al fresco. When discussing the inspiration behind the restaurant with reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, the owner explained, “I wanted to create a place where I’d like to go and eat every day.” Everything at the Cafe is made to order, and the chefs go the extra mile to accommodate special requests, no matter how mundane, to ensure everyone loves each bite of their meal.

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Storyland On Suncoast

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites
Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Storyland™ transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books — The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Snowy Day, Where’s Spot?, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Abuela, and Tuesday into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills defined by the Public Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children.

Glazer Children’s Museum’s history here on the Suncoast dates back to the 1965 opening of Safety Village in Lowry Park and has grown over the years, just like children do. Since the opening of our building in 2010, GCM has been a landmark in Downtown Tampa, serving 230,000+ guests throughout our 53,000 sq. ft. building. And over the course of a decade, GCM has become an integral part of the cultural corridor of museums, libraries, theaters, and performing arts centers in Tampa Bay.

Hours: Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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