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Moms and sons to compete at Wakeland Elementary

Moms and sons to compete at Wakeland Elementary

Bradenton, Florida -- A unique competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at Wakeland Elementary.

The school will hold a "Moms vs. Sons" event from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Contests will include relay races, hula-hoops, jump rope, ring toss, kickball, and trivia.

Singer Mike Sales records for 'The Voice' on Anna Maria Island

Singer Mike Sales records for 'The Voice' on Anna Maria Island

On Sunday, March 18, from 3-4 p.m., recording artist Mike Sales invites locals and tourists to be extras during the filming of his audition video for The Voice telecast on NBC. The filming is scheduled to take place in front of the Anna Maria Island Beach Café.

Mike Sales, known for hits such as Island Time, Beat of a Heart and Island Talkin’ has made the first step to the national talent show and will be singing a mix of beachy favorites. Footage from the day will be used for a future reality video.

High school alumni to hold Smoke on the River

High school alumni to hold Smoke on the River

Palmetto, Fla. -- The Braden River High School FFA Alumni and Manatee County Cattlemen's Association will hold a Smoke on the River event on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Besides food, the event includes lawn tractor pulls, a classic car show, and diesel truck show.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

Admission is $5.

Florida-Friendly Family Festival this weekend

Florida-Friendly Family Festival this weekend

Palmetto, Fla. -- The Florida-Friendly Family Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

The event includes activities for kids, eco-workshops, and entertainment for children of all ages. Master Gardeners will demonstrate recycling with a "Trash to Treasures" sale and will be selling plants as well. 

The festival runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Admission is free and bring your old shower head and get a free new water conserving model! 

Manatee High School to hold open house

Manatee High School to hold open house

Bradenton, FL -- Manatee High School will hold an open house Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In advance of the district's open enrollment period, which starts Jan. 17, administrators want to showcase the school.

Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to answer any questions.

Primrose School to celebrate Halloween with a Parade of Costumes

Primrose School to celebrate Halloween with a Parade of Costumes

Students at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch Town Center will celebrate fall fun with a Parade of Costumes on Monday, October 31. This event is a culmination of learning during the month of October. Students ages two through five will dress in seasonal costumes and parade throughout the perimeter of the playground.

Children ages 2 to 5 years old, clad in cowboy hats, clown shoes, firefighting gear or even a cat’s tail will parade and sing. Children’s handcrafted pumpkins, jack o lanterns, spiders and webs will adorn walls, hallways and classrooms.