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Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

Lithia, Florida -- It's another Girls Night Out at FishHawk Ranch. It will be held Friday, November 1st at the Osprey Club.  

The night begins with a discussion on confidence centering on the message that internal beauty is more important than external  beauty.  

Girls will be put into groups with other girls their age and rotate through activity stations, such as jewelry making, crafts, Wii Just Danec, and Make-up/hair.  

Two sessions are being offered.

Salute To Our Veterans

Salute To Our Veterans

Lithia, Florida -- Thank our veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms at the "Salute to our Veterans" event!  The event is on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00am - 11:00pm at Park Square.  This is a family FREE event.  There will be several speakers who have served, and are still serving in our armed forces.  Students from Bevis, FishHawk Creek, and Stowers Elementary School are invited to participate in an essay writing contest about "What Veterans Day Means to Me."  

27th annual Taste of Manatee kicks off this weekend

27th annual Taste of Manatee kicks off this weekend

Bradenton, Fl. - The biggest event of the Fall season gets set to kick off this weekend. The 27th annual Taste of Manatee returns this weekend with fun for the whole family! 

The well-known food festival includes two days of tasting fine cuisine from local restaurants, and live entertainment, arts, crafts, and a children's stage at the Mosaic Amphitheater! Sports fans, don't worry, you'll also be able to catch your favorite football games on large screen televisions.

11th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night to be held at Manatee County Fairgrounds

11th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night to be held at Manatee County Fairgrounds

Palmetto, Fl. - To make sure children have a safe, fun Halloween, the 11th annual Halloween Safe Kids Night kicks off at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

The FREE event is held to give children and families a safe place to trick or treat instead of potentially unsafe neighborhoods. Many in the area do not have adequate lighting or sidewalks for trick-or-treaters.

Bedtime Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Bedtime Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Lithia, Florida -- Get into the holiday and Christmas spirit early and start setting dates aside for bedtime stories with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  The events will be at the Osprey Club, and will allow children to enjoy cookies and milk, holiday crafts and professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Tickets went on sale yesterday, Saturday, October 26th at the Osprey Club.

The date and times for the bedtime story events are as follows: 

Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th

South Florida Museum debuts new Planetarium and shows

South Florida Museum debuts new Planetarium and shows

Bradenton, Florida -- The South Florida Museum is debuting its new planetarium, projection systems and shows this week. The system is among the most advanced Planetarium technologies in the world.

On Tuesday, October 15, it will host two new shows, in addition to many interactive features the system now offers. The new Bishop Planetarium is state-of-the-art in astronomy education, with stunning multimedia capabilities. 

Inaugural festival to benefit Gulf Shore League's goal to become "no-kill" community

Inaugural festival to benefit Gulf Shore League's goal to become "no-kill" community

Bradenton, Fl. - The inaugural Pussycat Festival will feature a Grammy awarding winning artist to benefit the Gulf Shore Animal league and its historic effort to become a "no-kill" community.

Sophie B. Hawkins will headline the festival on November 9. She'll be joined on stage by Twinkle Schascle Yockim, a Sarasota-based jazz, soul and blues vocalist who has wowed audiences nationwide for 20 years. Kristy Lee, an up-and-coming blues/rock singer known for her booming, deep voice will also perform.