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Pine Needle Baskets with Diane Hayward

Pine Needle Baskets with Diane Hayward

Bradenton, Florida -- Learn how to make a pine needle basket in a workshop.

Instructor Diane Hayward will teach attendees how to collect the pine needles and create a basket as well as pottery pieces. 

The class fee is %25 and includes pine needles and all other supplies. 

Preregistration is required; Call (941) 741-4075. The class maximum size is 10.

The suitable for ages is 13 and up. The workshop will take place at 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208. 

 

FishHawk Quilters!

FishHawk Quilters!

FishHawk, FL -- Quilters Unite!  The FishHawk Quilters is starting in September at the Osprey Club!

The FishHawk Quilters group meets once a month during the school year to offer all FishHawk Ranch residents interested in quilting a place to gather and work on their projects.

Become a calendar county!

Become a calendar county!

Do you have spectacular pictures of your county's natural landscapes that you feel are calendar worthy? If so, you may want to submit them to the Florida Association of Counties for their 2014 calendar! 

According to the FAC, all interested parties are encouraged to send in scenic shots of their county's "Beautiful Roads & Trails" for consideration:

Brunch, beach and jazz served up in Anna Maria

Brunch, beach and jazz served up in Anna Maria

Anna Maria, Florida -- What sounds better than the beach, brunch and jazz music? You can now enjoy all three every Sunday at The Sandbar.

It is now serving Brunch on the Beach every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live jazz music will be played by Lou Harris Quartet featuring Koko Ray. You can enjoy your meal in the restaurant or on the patio with your toes in the sand!

Enjoy music and movies with Manatee Performing Arts Center

Enjoy music and movies with Manatee Performing Arts Center

Bradenton, Florida -- The new Manatee Performing Arts Center is kicking off a FREE music and movies series this summer! 

Beginning on July 21, there will be a cabaret and entertainment at 6:00 p.m. followed by the movie at 7:00 p.m. There will be food and drinks available to buy.

Here is the schedule:

July 21:

Pre-film cabaret with the bluegrass band The Wirebeaters

Fried Green Tomatoes at 7:00, Rated PG-13

August 18:

Pre-film cabaret with sultry Jazz singers

Chicago at 7:00, Rated PG-13

Bradenton Blues Festival returns in December- tickets available now

Bradenton Blues Festival returns in December- tickets available now

Bradenton, Florida -- The Bradenton Blues Festival returns to downtown Bradenton's Riverwalk, December 7, 2013.

The 2013 lineup includes:

Downtown Bradenton Farmers' Market

Downtown Bradenton Farmers' Market

Bradenton, Florida -- Every Saturday from October to May, Downtown Bradenton has a Farmers' Market! Since May is winding down, make sure you get to experience the market before it's summer!

The Farmers' Market takes place on Old Main Street, 12th Street West in Downtown Bradenton. Here the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music and free family activity. 

There are over 40 vendors who offer fruits, vegetables, prepared food and local artwork.