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Free, guided mountain bike ride at Alafia River State Park

Free, guided mountain bike ride at Alafia River State Park

Lithia, FL -- Time to hit the trails!  A guided mountain bike ride will be held Sunday, November 17th at the Alafia River State Park. The ride is FREE and begins at 9:00am.  Helmets are required. 

Be sure to check the local forecast, because rides may be cancelled due to bad weather.

Check out the Swamp Club website for additional information. Alafia River State Park is located at 14326 County Rd. 39.

Verry Berry to hold Grand Opening on July 5

Verry Berry to hold Grand Opening on July 5

Bradenton, Florida - There's a new place to get a sweet treat on these hot summer days! Verry Berry Premium Frozen Yogurt is serving up 14 different flavors and seven twist flavors in Creekwood Crossing.

Join the store for its Grand Opening on July 5th and receive 30% off your purchase.

Verry Berry also has 40 different toppings to choose from as well as fresh fruits daily. It also serves a wide variety of Hawaiian Shaved Ice flavors to keep you cool during the heat of the day.

Culinary arts scholarships offered

Culinary arts scholarships offered

Bradenton, Florida -- The Anna Maria Oyster Bar Scholarship program graciously provides five $1,000 scholarships to students entering culinary or hospitality fields of study at either a technical school or degree program.  

Applications for the scholarships are due to the Manatee Education Foundation office by May 25, 2013. The application can be found at The Scholarship Source on the Manatee Education Foundation website at, www.MEFinfo.org.

Here are the qualifications for the scholarship instructions:

Car sales to benefit 13th Avenue Dream Center

Car sales to benefit 13th Avenue Dream Center

Bradenton, Forida -- For teens, it's a dream to own a car. For parents, it's a dream to make sure their children are safe and responsible behind the wheel. March 22 and 23, the Manatee Community Federal Credit Union is helping both of those dreams come true.

The credit union is hosting an affordable car sales event at the 13th Avenue Dream Center. The event raises money for the center's "Dollar for Dreams" campaign, which provides a clean and safe learning environment allowing central Bradenton youth to gain self-confidence and self-reliance skills.

Sarasota-Manatee Originals offers 50 percent discount sale

Sarasota-Manatee Originals offers 50 percent discount sale

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota-Manatee Originals has announced they are offering a weeklong, half-off sale beginning Oct. 15 with thousands of dollars in discounted dining certificates to a limited selection of member restaurants.

All $50 certificates will sell for $25; $25 certificates will sell for $12.50, and $15 certificates will sell for $7.50, exclusively online at: www.freshoriginals.com. Upon purchase, the certificates may be printed and used immediately.

Primp Your Pit for $20!

Primp Your Pit for $20!

Bradenton, Florida -- For the month of August, the Manatee County Humane Society is partnering with PetSmart Charities to offer a Spay or Neuter to Pit Bull and Pit Bull mix breeds for only $20.

Check out the flyer above for more info.