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Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

I would argue that her name should be spelled G-A-L-E. Gail Condrick has the internal energy of a tropical gale force wind, though you’d never know it by her peaceful presence. She’s lived and taught in the Sunshine State for more than 24 years, and has been a Manatee County resident since 2007.

Most people readily recognize her as a Nia instructor, but what they may not know is that Condrick is a member of the Nia Technique Training Faculty, and one of only 44 people in the world licensed as a Nia Teacher Trainer, and the only Florida-based trainer.

Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance presents "The Nutcracker"

Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance presents "The Nutcracker"

Lithia, FL -- Tickets are now on sale for the Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance's (TADA) "The Nutcracker."  

Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance in collaboration with Tampa Bay Dance Theatre will feature 75 aspiring dancers and actors, including three professional ballet dancers.  

Two matinee performances will be held on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at Howard W. Blake High School at 3:00pm.  

Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest

Town 'N Country, Florida - The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's 18th Annual Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest from Friday October 18 through Sunday October 20 at the Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Racetrack Road, Tampa.

Art Monkey for Adults

Art Monkey for Adults

Lithia, FL -- Arts and Crafts is not just for kids!  "Simple Batik" is for adults to make your own set of vibrant dinner napkins plus napkin rings.  This is a two part workshop.  Part one will be held on Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30pm.  Part two will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd.  It's $40/person or $35 for club members.

Local photographer awarded as Top Ten Photographers of the Year

Local photographer awarded as Top Ten Photographers of the Year

Bradenton, Florida -- A local photographer has been recognized by a panel of nationally ranked judges.

The Florida Professional Photographers Association named Manny Cruz one of the Top Ten Photographers of the Year for a second year in a row. Cruz has been creating images in Manatee and Sarasota counties for 25 years.

Free wine tasting every Thursday

Free wine tasting every Thursday

Lithia, FL -- Kick back at relax after work with some free wine tasting. 

The Park Square Cellar offers free tasting every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. through the month of September. 

The Park Square Cellar is a neighborhood Bistro, Bar and Wine boutique located at 16132 Churchview Drive.

Local artist opens unique and inspirational exhibit

Local artist opens unique and inspirational exhibit

Bradenton, Florida -- You have the chance to experience unique and inspirational works of local art.

Laurel D. Rund will present her exhibit "Art from the Heart" which she says is a poem from her soul.