The 2010 Season Calendar

By: Hannah Wallace

Sarasota partygoers, it’s time to whip out your BlackBerries, iPhones and datebooks and start planning your social season. We’re here to help, with this list of the top parties, luncheons, fashion shows and more set to benefit a host of good causes. We’ll also keep you in the swing of things with regular updates, party […]


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Sarasota partygoers, it’s time to whip out your BlackBerries, iPhones and datebooks and start planning your social season. We’re here to help, with this list of the top parties, luncheons, fashion shows and more set to benefit a host of good causes.

We’ll also keep you in the swing of things with regular updates, party pictures and a comprehensive schedule of many more fund raisers at our website, sarasotamagazine.com.

Let the season begin!

SEPTEMBER

 
Sept. 3 Music on Main, Lakewood Ranch • Wobbly Feet Beer sales, raffles and merchandise. (941) 421-9246
 
Sept. 9 Volunteer of the Year Luncheon • Project 180 Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $50. (850) 445-5682
 
Sept. 10 PAL Annual Golf Tournament • Police Athletic League of Sarasota County $100.(941) 316-8108
 
Sept. 12 Then Sings My Soul • Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Inspirational concert featuring the Ditchfield Family Singers. Faith Baptist Church, 8751 Fruitville Road, $15. Mike Miller. (941) 312-5587
 
Sept. 16 Campaign Kickoff Lunch • United Way of South Sarasota County $25. Kathy Castellano. (941) 484-4811
 
Sept. 16 Introduction to the new UNA-USA affiliation with the UN Foundation • United Nations Association Selby Library, free. Karlene Sadri, Wade Matthews, Dorothy Watson. (941) 359-9760
 
Sept. 18 Open house • Southeastern Guide Dogs SGDPalmetto campus, free. Stacey Price. (941) 729-5665
 
Sept. 18 Dr. James Morrish Sr. Memorial Golf Challenge • Lighthouse of Manasota IMG Academies Golf and Country Club, $150 per player. David Cruikshank. (941) 359-1404
 
Sept. 23 Annual meeting • Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Bent Tree Country Club, $20. (941) 373-7070
 
Sept. 25 Coastal Cleanup. Keep Sarasota Beautiful (941) 861-5399
 
Sept. 25 Sixth Annual Ron Gordon Charity Golf Tournament •Humane Society of Sarasota County Bent Tree Golf and Country Club, $85. (941) 955-4131
 
Sept. 25 Start! Heart Walk • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Payne Park, donations. Dr. Lars Hafner. (941) 544-3783
 
Sept. 25 Third Annual Black and Red Gala • Sarasota Film Society Barbara Caras, Tim Calandra. (941) 364-8662
 
Sept. 25 Walk for the Kids • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Four club locations throughout Sarasota County, $25. walkforthekids.com. (941) 366-3911
 
Sept. 30 A Night of Red • Community AIDS Network Sarasota’s Ballroom City at Payne Park, $25. Erin O’Connor. (941) 366-0461
 
Sept. 30 Share the Light Luncheon • Second Chance-Last Opportunity $50. Amy Lovejoy. (941) 360-8660
 
MORE SEPTEMBER EVENTS
 
Holiday wreaths, live miniature trees and centerpieces from Wisconsin Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota Inc. Call or place orders online. $25-$35. (941) 928-0682
 
OCTOBER
 
Oct. 2 Manatee State Park Fun Run • Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota Manatee State Park, $25; $15, children 12 and under. (941) 928-0682
 
Oct. 2 Race for the Cure, Vinoy Park • Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Florida Suncoast Affiliate (877) 506-6927
 
Oct. 4 Extending the Vision: Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration • The Artist Series of Sarasota The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $125-$175. Jerry and Lee Dougherty Ross. (941) 306-1200
 
Oct. 9 Fall golf tournament • Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School The Meadows Country Club, $150 ($100 for CMHS alumni). (941) 371-4917
 
Oct. 9 Sunset Silent Auction •Lutheran Services Florida Chelsea Center, $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Carmen Scoma. (941) 358-6330
 
Oct. 9 United Way Golf Tournament • United Way of South Sarasota County $75. Brent Pinkerton. (941) 484-4811
 
Sarasota Magazine Sponsors (ARE WE USING A SYMBOL)
Oct. 13 Ringling International Arts Festival Night of Premieres Gala • The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art $125-$150. Sen. John and Michelle McKay, Tana Sandefur. (941) 359-5700
 
Oct. 16 Nutcracker auditions • West Coast Civic Ballet Teens and children from Sarasota/Manatee (ages 5 to 18). Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, $25. (941) 504-6762, (941) 400-6277 HANNAH, SO THEY PAY TO AUDITION? SEEMS KINDA WEIRD
 
Oct. 16 Oktoberfest Golf Classic • Sarasota Coalition on Substance Abuse Lake Venice Golf Club, $50. (941) 377-7736
 
Oct. 16 Student Scholarship Fund Dinner and Auction Gala • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) (941) 756-0690
 
Oct. 17 Invocations: Prayers for the Earth • Key Chorale 25th anniversary CD launch. Dolphin Aviation. (941) 921-4845
 
Sarasota Magazine Sponsors
Oct. 19 Tenth Annual Ringling College of Art and Design Golf Tournament • Ringling College of Art and Design The Concession Golf Club. Steve and Joann Stein (941) 351-5100
 
 
Oct. 21-23 and 28-31 PAL Haunted House • Police Athletic League of Sarasota County $10. (941) 316-8108
 
Sarasota Magazine sponsors
Oct. 21-23 Wine, Women and Shoes • Forty Carrots Family Center A three-day event including a luncheon and wine tasting featuring 12 women in the wine industry and shoe and fashion retailers; also intimate wine dinners in area homes and exclusive clubs; VIP Patron Party (for sponsors only). The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, local homes and clubs, $50-$250. Paula Heap, Roger Capote. (941) 365-7716
 
Sarasota Magazine Sponsors
Oct. 21-24 Key to the Cure • Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Kickoff party (Oct. 21), Sakes Fifth Avenue, $45; $75 for patrons. Susan Jones, Kyla Weiner, Sally Schule. (941) 917-1286
 
Sarasota Magazine Sponsors
Oct. 22 The Art of Caring 20th Anniversary Gala • Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center A collaboration of the Sarasota arts and human services communities. Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $150. Carol Green, Betty Schoenbaum. (941) 365-4545
 
Oct. 22-23 Plant Sale/Garage Sale • Sarasota Garden Club Free. Items to purchase. Catherine LaBrie. (941) 955-0875
 
Oct. 23 11th Annual CANDance, “Dancing with Our Stars• Community AIDS Network Ballroom championship dancing event; dinner and full open bar. Chelsea Center, $200. Emily Walsh Parry, Jackie Rogers. (941) 366-0461
 
Oct. 23 12th Annual Patricia Snyder Golf Tournament • Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation $95. Rob Snyder and Dan Snyder. (941) 917-1286
 
Oct. 23 Buddy Walk • Manasota BUDS Hunsader Farms, $35. Karen Feduccia, Stacy Quaid. (941) 907-0499
 
Oct. 23 Cats and Cupcakes Carnival • Cat Depot For families with children ages three to 12; games, music, refreshments and educational programs on cat care basics, first aid for animals, how to feed a kitten and more. Lauren Pickerling. (941) 366-2404
 
Oct. 23 Cool Caribbean Night • Laurel Civic Association Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, $75. Suzanne Barksdale. (941) 483-3338
 
Oct. 23 Falcon Fete • Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Haily Cavalluzzi. (941) 746-2121
 
Oct. 23 Fifth Anniversary Community Celebration • WSLR 525 Kumquat Court, $15. David Beaton. (941) 894-6469
 
Oct. 23 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk • American Cancer Society—Sarasota Unit Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch, free. Bambi Famous-Kaine. (941) 328-3754; (800) ACS-2345
 
Oct. 23 Memory Walk • Alzheimer’s Association Annual national walkathon. Lido Beach, participating walkers collect donations. Cindy Marino. (941) 365-8883
 
Oct. 23-24 Sale on the Trail • Designing Women Boutique Giant, multi-vendor community sidewalk sale. Designing Women Boutique, table fee (for vendors). (941) 366-5293
 
Oct. 24 Rolling in the Aisle: Humor in Music • Gloria Musicae Holley Hall, $25; $12.50, students. (941) 925-3183
 
Oct. 25 Evalyn Sadlier Jones Golf Tournament • Sarasota Family YMCA $125. (941) 951-2916
 
Oct. 29 Cause for Paws • Humane Society of Manatee County Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, $85. John and Rebecca Neal. (941) 747-8808
 
Oct. 29 Creaky Bones • Arthritis Foundation-Southwest Region 5K walk/run and kids’ “Monster Dashes.” Benderson Park, $25 before Oct. 20; $30 after. (One-mile, $15; kids 12 and under, $10). Beckie Hershberger and Diane Smith. (800) 741-4008
 
Oct. 29-31 Pumpkin Festival • All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota and Manatee Robarts Arena, $5. Erin Lazo. (941) 704-5685
 
Oct. 30 Oceanic Evening • Mote Marine Laboratory Michaels On East, $250. (941) 388-4441
 
Oct. 30 Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament • Neuro Challenge Foundation Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club, $95. Mark Bisgeier. (941) 926-6413; (888) NCF-GIVE
 
Oct. 30 Swinging With Friends Golf Tournament • Senior Friendship Centers To benefit Venice Senior Friendship Centers. Mission Valley Golf and Country Club, $100. Blair Post. (941) 955-2122
 
Oct. 30 Safe Sex: Halloween Bash • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida $75 in advance, $100 at the door; sponsorships available. Liebe Gamble, Kyla Weiner (941) 365-3913
 
Oct. 30 Third Annual Golf Tournament and Church Challenge • Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast $100. Donna Dudash, Jim Bos. (941) 926-2959
 
Oct. 30 UN Day Celebration and International Career Development Seminar • United Nations Association UNA Young Professionals for International Cooperation. Sudakoff Hall, New College, $10, $25. Dr. Barbara Hicks, Dorothy Watson. (941) 359-9760
 
MORE OCTOBER EVENTS
 
Last three weekends. Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival • Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota Children’s game area. Hunsader Farms, $7; free, children under 12; $4, parking. (941) 928-0682
 
Marriage Builders Benefiting the Hope Fund to provide special assistance/sliding scale for individuals and families in need. $100. (941) 685-8490
 
NOVEMBER
 
Nov. 1-5 The New Face of Parkinson’s Disease • Neuro Challenge Foundation Photo essays and mixed media displays raising awareness about people with Parkinson’s in the community. Art Center Sarasota, $25. Kathy and Laura Gilkey. (941) 926-6413; (888) NCF-GIVE
 
Nov. 4 Flip Flop Luncheon • Children First Sharky’s On the Pier, $50. (941) 953-3877
 
Nov. 5 Fall Gathering • Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County Plantation Golf and Country Club, $50. Myrna Creamer, Ann C. Thompson. (941) 366-1700
 
Nov. 5 Harvest for Life • Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center The Chelsea Center, TBA. Nancy Beghtel. (941) 330-2273
 
Nov. 5-11 21st Annual International Cine-World Film Festival • Sarasota Film Society Members, $5, nonmembers, $8. Barbara Caras, Tim Calandra. (941) 364-8662
 
Nov. 6, 2009. Annelies • Key Chorale Regional premiere of James Whitbourn’s setting of the diaries of Anne Frank. Historic Asolo Theater. (941) 921-4845
 
Nov. 6 20th Anniversary Celebration • Venice Area Beautification $25. (941) 207-8224
 
Nov. 6 Beach Ball-Plage Bleu • Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Longboat Key Club and Resort, $75/$125. Monica Barth, Caryn Patterson, Keren Shani-Lifrak. (941) 366-6646
 
Nov. 6 Hispanic Festival • Hispanic-American Center 17th Street and Hammock Place, free. Luis Baron. (941) 955-3934
 
Nov. 6 Snooty Gala • South Florida Museum $150. (941) 746-4131
 
Nov. 6 The Youth Ballroom Blitz • World Dance Arts Foundation The world’s largest gathering of youth ballroom dancing in an energetic, competitive format. Young dancers from across the country gather for fun, music and dancing. Hyatt Regency. (941) 758-9129
 
Nov. 7 Bowls of Hope • All Faiths Food Bank Select a handmade bowl and sample three soups from 42 local restaurants. Phillippi Estate Mansion, $25. Aundria Castleberry. (941) 379-6333
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Nov. 7 Brunch on the Bay • University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee To celebrate leadership and raise money for scholarships. Powel Crosley Mansion, $100; sponsorships available, $1,500-$25,500. Lisa Krouse. (941) 359-4340
 
Nov. 7 Walk With Me • Easter Seals Southwest Florida Payne Park, Sarasota. (941) 355-7637
 
Nov. 7-8 Third Annual Fish and Friends Celebrity Golf Classic • Suncoast Charities for Children $125 per person pre-tournament reception. $2,500 foursome. Carlton and Linda Fisk. (941) 371-8820 ext. 1800
 
Nov. 8 Gathering of the Goddesses Luncheon • United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee (941) 957-3599
 
Nov. 8-19 Communitywide food drive • Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program Contact through website.
 
Nov. 9 Wit and Wisdom! Luncheon • Pines of Sarasota Foundation $75. Kimberly Bald and Heather Clark. (941) 955-6293
 
Nov. 10 11th Annual Luncheon • The Children’s Guardian Fund Michael’s On East, $75. Nancy Parrish, Carol Siegler. (941) 861-4875
 
Nov. 10 Old-fashioned New England Clambake • New College Foundation (941) 487-4686
 
Nov. 11 Season Opener Jazz Brunch • Sarasota Orchestra $95. honoring Virginia Toulmin. Bunny and Mort Skirboll; Jerry Waterman and Larry Benson. (941) 953-4252
 
Nov. 11 Signature fund-raising event • WBTT (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe) TBA. Mary Ann Robinson, Eleanor Merritt Darlington. (941) 366-1505
 
Nov. 12 and 13 Cancer Support Community Grand Opening of the Cancer Support Community’s new building and the 10th Annual Celebration of Hope. Charlie Ann Syprett. (941) 921-5539
 
Nov. 13 A Night in Chicago • Sarasota Opera Guild $65 (patron, $100). Michelle Fournet. (941) 350-3638
 
Nov. 13 Bahama Nights • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Venetian River Club, $75. Diane McBreen, Valerie Vance. (941) 331-4376
 
Nov. 13 Holiday Junior/Amateur Fundraiser • Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association The Meadows Country Club, $100. Don Patterson. (941) 366-0445
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Nov. 13 Hot Dogs and Cool Cats • Humane Society of Sarasota County Murder mystery. Michael’s On East, $150. Anne Chauvet, DVM. (941) 955-4131
 
Nov. 13 Pawpurr’s Ball • Cat Depot Dickensian-themed evening including dinner, cocktails, dancing, silent auction and raffles. G.WIZ, $46.50. Kevin Roberts. (941) 366-2404
 
Nov. 13 Private Eyes • Art Center Sarasota Tour of fine homes and private art collections in Sarasota. (941) 365-2032
 
Nov. 14 Great Teddy Bear Run • H.I.S. K.I.D.S. By the Sea Sarasota Fairgrounds, $10 and a new packaged toy. (941) 918-8400
 
Nov. 14 5K Classic • Special Athlete Boosters South Lido Park (941) 412-0402
 
Nov. 14 Holiday music salon • Lilette’s Foundation for the Arts Glenridge Performing Arts Center. (941) 556-1330
 
Nov. 15 Living with AIDS, What a Drag, “Midnight in Gay Paree” • Community AIDS Network Dinner by the bite, full open bar. Michael’s On East, $100. Ron Carter, Jimmy Neal. (941) 366-0461
 
Nov. 16 10th Annual Fund-raising Banquet • Pregnancy Solutions Dinner is complimentary; an opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended. Mary Jane Schneiderhahn. (941) 408-7100
 
Nov. 18 2010 Civic Achievement Award Dinner • AJC (American Jewish Committee) West Coast Florida Chapter Honoring Matt and Lisa Walsh. Michael’s On East, $175 (sponsorships begin at $1,000). Bill and Kathy Seider, Jo and Stan Rutstein. (941) 365-4955
 
Nov. 18 High Tea at High Noon • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida $60; sponsorships available. Kathy Bush, Mindy Mast, Carol Williams. (941) 365-3913
 
Nov. 19 Doubles for Diabetes • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Tennis tournament. Serendipity Tennis Club. (941) 907-0811
 
Nov. 19-20 Merry Marketplace • The Junior League of Sarasota Florida Robarts Arena, $5. Crystal Burkhart, Liz Reuth (941) 953-5600
 
Nov. 20 Casino Night • Loveland Center Venice Yacht Club. (941) 493-0016
 
Nov. 20 Dream Makers Ball • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Tom and Kristy Cail. (941) 366-3911
 
Nov. 20 First Annual Gay-la-la • The Players Theatre (941) 365-2494
 
Nov. 20, 2010 Golf tournament • Keep Sarasota Beautiful (941) 861-5399
 
Nov. 20 The Artful Lobster Bake • The Hermitage Artist Retreat The Hermitage, $125. Debbi Benedict. (941) 475-2098
 
Nov. 27 Big Band Bash • Jazz Club of Sarasota Phillippi Estate Park. (941) 366-1552
 
Nov. 28 PAL Half Marathon • Police Athletic League of Sarasota County $40. (941) 316-8108
 
Nov. 30 Wine, Dine and Pine • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Trees, wreaths and centerpieces decorated by local artists, celebrities and gardens supporters; silent auction, wine and cheese, live music. Selby Gardens, $25. Karen LaBonte. (941) 366-5731
 
MORE NOVEMBER EVENTS
 
Genesis Health Services An evening of music and dining with silent auction. (941) 957-1970
 
Bow Wow Brunch • Honor Sanctuary Animal Rescue Polo Grill. Autumn Solomon. (941) 302-0933
 
Fifth Annual AIDS Walk • Trinity Charities New College campus, free. (941) 355-0847
 
Third Annual McCurdy’s Comedy Theater event • Project 180 McCurdy’s, $25. (850) 445-5682
 
DECEMBER
 
Dec. 1 Celebrate the Arts Luncheon • Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Chelsea Center, $75. Marian Aubry. (941) 330-0680
 
Dec. 4 Holiday time fund raiser • North Port Art Center (941) 423-6460
 
Dec. 4 66th Annual Production of Handel’s Messiah • Sarasota Choral Society  St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. (941) 343-9894
 
Dec. 1-8 Holidays at the Crosley, Festival of Trees • Crosley Estate Foundation Showcasing more than 50 Christmas trees, wreaths and vignettes by area designers and decorators, plus vintage automobiles, radios and model trains. Live performances and entertainment, afternoon teas, boat rides, wine tastings. Crosley Estate, $8; free for children 12 and under. Natalie Gundrum. (941) 704-4366
 
Dec. 2 High Hopes breakfast • Mental Health Community Centers Free. Bunny Coelingh. (941) 953-3477
 
Dec. 3 23rd Annual Festival of Trees, Lights and Holiday Gifts • The Florida Center for Child and Family Development Dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auction. Michael’s On East, $175. (941) 371-8820
 
Dec. 3 Christmas Teas • Venice Art Center $35. Haley Stanish. (941) 485-7136
 
Dec. 3-4 Holiday Boutique • Sarasota Garden Club Free. Items to purchase. Catherine LaBrie. (941) 955-0875
 
Dec. 4 13th Annual Jingle and Jog • Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Community Haven, $25. (941) 355-8808
 
Dec. 4 Englewood United Methodist Church Motorcycle Run • Englewood Helping Hand 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, $10. Rick and Joanne Rice. (941) 474-5864
 
Dec. 4 Mistletoe Ball • New College Library Association (941) 487-4600
 
Dec. 4 Rides and Strides-Walkathon and Family Fun Day • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Sponsorships available. Maureen Chesson (941) 746-1493
 
Dec. 4 Open house • Southeastern Guide Dogs Campus, free. Stacey Price. (941) 729-5665
 
Dec. 5 Fashion Week 2010 • Designing Women Boutique Sixth annual style show and dinner. Michael’s On East, $175-plus. Victoria Leopold, Flora Major, Ida Zito. (941) 366-5293
 
Dec. 6 A Glorious Christmas • Gloria Musicae St. Boniface, Siesta Key, $25; $12.50, students. (941) 925-3183
 
Dec. 6 Holiday Luncheon • Sarasota Orchestra Association Michael’s On East, $60. Sandy Cowing. (941) 685-0425
 
Dec. 6 Sonata a Due • La Musica Music recital and dinner. Charles Ringling House, $150, $250. Rachele Rivolta, Janet Hunter, Deborah Beacham. (941) 346-2601
 
Dec. 6, 2010. Women’s Day Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation. Campus. Stacey Edelman, Stacy Hanan. (941) 371-4546
 
Dec. 7 Poinsettia Luncheon • Sarasota Opera Guild $50 (patron, $85). Antonette Cunningham. (941) 350-3638
 
Dec. 10 Jingle Bell Run/Walk • Arthritis Foundation-Southwest Region Manatee’s largest 5K run. Downtown Bradenton, along the Manatee River, $25 before Oct. 20; $30 after. (One-mile, $15; kids 12 and under, $10.) Beckie Hershberger and Diane Smith. (800) 741-4008
 
Dec. 10 JOY to the World Luncheon • Joining Our Youth (JOY) Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $80. Tish Fitzgerald. (941) 360-9207
 
Dec. 11 Festival of Trees • Venice Area Beautification (941) 207-8224
 
Dec. 12 Christmas in Candy Land • Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida Michael’s On East, $35; $10, kids ($250 for Santa’s Nice List). Stephanie Hannum. (941) 952-9474
 
Dec. 12 Scandinavian Holiday Party • The Community Music School of Southwest Florida Traditional food, drink, holiday music, candle ceremony. $45; $10 for children under 12. Marie Squattrito. (941) 587-4026
 
Dec. 19 JFCS Gala “Celebrating Silver” • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee A salute to JFCS and Rose Chapman. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $500. Gerri Aaron., (941) 366-2224
 
Dec. 26 Nutcracker • West Coast Civic Ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, (941) 955-7676.
 
Dec. 27-30 Holiday Spectacular Shows • PAL Sailor Circus $10, $12, $16. (941) 361-6350
 
 
MORE DECEMBER EVENTS
 
CYD Gingerbread House Contest • Community Youth Development Westfield Sarasota Square. Paige Hartman. PHONE NUMBER???
 
Tree of Life • St. Francis Animal Rescue Local veterinarians’ offices, shelter and thrift store, $1 and $5. Amy Berke
 
JANUARY
 
Jan. 4 Annual FLT Open House • Friends of Sarasota County Parks Edson Keith Mansion, Phillippi Estate Park. Margaret Brading, Jean Malkasian. (941) 486-2706
 
Jan. 7-9 13th Annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival • Suncoast Charities for Children Ticket prices vary. Lucy Nicandri. (941) 371-8820 ext. 1800
 
Jan. 8 Annual Sunshine from Darkness Gala and Journey to Wellness Symposium • Sunshine from Darkness Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, free (symposium); The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $175 (gala). Emily Walsh Parry, Lee Peterson. (941) 308-MIND
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Jan. 8 Celebration Concert and Perlman and Pearls Gala Dinner • Perlman Music Program/Suncoast  $500, concert and gala. Liz Barzell, Debbie Haspel, Fran Lambert. perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org
 
Jan. 13 WEDU Be More Awards • WEDU / Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting Celebration of West Central Florida’s nonprofit community. A La Carte Pavilion, $50-plus. Ryan Nece (800) 354-9338
 
Jan. 14 Dog’s Night Out • Animal Rescue Coalition Saks Fifth Avenue. (941) 957-1955, ext. 8
 
Jan. 16 Generations • The Dorothy and Sol Levites Foundation Honoring Gloria Moss and family. Michael’s On East. Carolyn Michel, Christine Jennings, Michael Shelton. (941) 377-0781
 
Jan. 19 Keys To a Grand A-Fare. The Artist Series of Sarasota Dinner gala. Michael’s On East, $120. Janice Landauer and Cheryl MacLauchlan. (941) 306-1200
 
Jan. 19 Women in Power Luncheon • National Council of Jewish Women, Sarasota-Manatee Section Honoring Helen Fagin, Leslie Glass, Loni White. Cookie Bloom, Caroline Zucker. (941) 342-1855
 
Jan. 20 An Evening with Healthy Start • Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Sarasota Architectural Salvage, $20; VIP, $50. Ciera Galbraith. (941) 373-7070
 
Jan. 20 Hooray—It’s a Soiree • Longboat Island Chapel, Aging in Paradise Resource Center Celebrating the opening of the Aging in Paradise Resource Center. Longboat Key Club. (941) 383-6491
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Jan. 21 The Art of Circus Gala, Under the Big Top • Circus Sarasota Honoring Phil Mancini and Michael Klauber for the 25th anniversary of Michael’s On East. $200. (941) 355-9335
 
Jan. 21-22 Tour of Homes • Plantation Community Foundation $25. Carol Covalcik. (941) 497-4826
 
Jan. 22  An Affair To Remember-Gala • Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Michael’s On East, $250. Stephanie Shaw. (941) 365-8883
 
Jan. 22 Ringling Bridge Run • Sarasota Family YMCA $25; children $10. (941) 951-2916
 
Jan. 22 SaraMana ORT Chapter fashion show • ORT America (941) 907-0317
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Jan. 29 Catholic Charities Ball. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $200. Mary Kenealy Barbetta, Julie Delaney, Bridget Spiess, Linda Whitacre. (941) 488-5581
 
Jan. 29 Cooking for Kids • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Bradenton Auditorium, $50. (941) 331-4376
 
Jan. 29 Sweet Home Habitat • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Mission Valley Country Club, $60. Michelle Hazeltine, Karen Roberts. (941) 493-6606
 
Jan. 30-31 31st Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival • Jazz Club of Sarasota Crosley Mansion, Players Theatre and others, $5-$50. (941) 366-1552
 
MORE JANUARY EVENTS
 
Polar Plunge • Special Olympics Sarasota (941) 412-0402
 
FEBRUARY
 
Feb. 1 GulfsidePalm ORT fashion show • ORT America (941) 907-0317
 
Feb. 4 Annual fund-raising luncheon • The Literacy Council of Sarasota Michael’s On East, Donald Kayton. (941) 955-0421
 
Feb. 5 2011 Opening Night Gala • Sarasota Opera Celebrating the opening of the season with a performance of La bohème followed by dinner and dancing. Hank and Suzanne Foster. (941) 366-8450
 
Feb. 5 Falcon 5K run • Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Lorraine Jackman. (941) 746-2121
 
Feb. 5 The Fourth Annual Palm Ball • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Honorary Chair Cornelia Matson, Co-Chairs: Pauline Joerger, Nora Johnson, Lynn Morris, Amie Swan, Margaret Wise. (941) 918-2100
 
Feb. 8 Sweetheart of the Opera Luncheon • Sarasota Opera Guild Mary Cook. (941) 350-3638
 
Feb. 9-10 Celebrity Golf Classic • Plantation Community Foundation Plantation Golf and Country Club, $350 per player (spectators free). Steve Rich, Ron Noble. (941) 497-4826
 
Feb. 10 Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Luncheon • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Sandy Strom. (941) 365-0208
 
Feb. 11 Honoring Our Angels • Hispanic-American Center Michael’s On East, $125. Kathy Schersten, Diana Olivieri. (941) 955-3934
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Feb. 11 50th Anniversary Tribute Dinner and Dance • New College Foundation (941) 487-4686
 
Feb. 12 Black-Tie Dinner and Auction • South County Family YMCA $175. (941) 492-9622
 
Feb. 12 Sojourn • WEDU / Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting Annual black-tie, wine-paired cultural gala. Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, $250-plus. Francine and Richard Dobkin. (800) 354-9338
 
Feb. 13 Sixth Annual “An Elegant Evening with Lilette” • Lilette’s Foundation for the Arts Glenridge Performing Arts Center. (941) 556-1330
 
Feb. 13 heARTS and Flowers, A Valentine Tea • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Collaboration with Art Center Sarasota and i(con)cept. Selby Gardens. Diane Demont, Connie Goldman.
 
Feb. 16 Annual luncheon • Historic Spanish Point Michael’s On East. (941) 966-5214
 
Feb. 16 Spirit of Manatee Awards, A Celebration of Giving • Manatee Community Foundation Luncheon recognizing outstanding philanthropists in Manatee County. $125; $1,000 per table. Marilyn Howard. (941) 747-7765
 
Feb. 17 Eighth Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon • First Step of Sarasota Michael’s On East, $60. Marcella Schuyler. (941) 366-5333
 
Feb. 17 Our Mother’s House • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Wine tasting and dinner/dance. Plantation Golf and Country Club, $75. (941) 488-5581
 
Feb. 18 Hearts Afire Annual benefit with auction items from around the world. Michael’s On East. (941) 552-1584
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Feb. 18-20 Sarasota Exotic Car Fest • Child Protection Center Friday reception: Rectrix Aerodrome Center; Saturday: St. Armands Circle; Saturday night and Sunday brunch reception. Sarasotaexoticcarfest.com. Gary and Marilee Roberts. (941) 365-1277
 
Feb. 19 Best in Show Gala • Animal Rescue Coalition Michael’s On East, $250. (941) 957-1955, ext. 8
 
Feb. 19 Hope Gala • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual black-tie fund-raising event. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. (941) 907-0811
 
Feb. 19 38th Annual Benefit Banquet and Talent Showcase • Westcoast Center for Human Development Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $125-$1,000. Janet Dodge, Amy Campbell. (941) 365-7543
 
Feb. 21 Legacy Luncheon • The Junior League of Sarasota Florida Michael’s On East, $85. Barbara Lewis. (941) 953-5600
 
Feb. 21 Ninth Annual J.A. Invitational Golf Tournament • Junior Achievement Ritz-Carlton Members Club. Cecilia Alexander. (941) 361-1410
 
Feb. 24 Chick Soup• North Port Art Center Spirited musical production. (941) 423-6460
 
Feb. 24 Deal Me In for Literacy • Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County Card and game party. Village on the Isle, Venice, $10. (941) 488-8994
 
Feb. 24 Taste of the Suncoast • All Faiths Food Bank Evening of sampling food and wine from Sarasota restaurants. $50. Veronique Mann. (941) 379-6333
 
Feb. 25 Compassion in Caring Award Luncheon • Tidewell Hospice $75; table sponsor $1,000. (941) 552-7500
 
Feb. 25 Evening of Excellence • Education Foundation of Sarasota County An elegant dinner and student art auction showcasing outstanding high school talent. Michael’s On East, $200; $250, patron. (941) 927-0965
           
Feb. 25 Women of Valor • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Michael’s On East, $75. Betty Schoenbaum (941) 366-2224
 
Feb. 25-26 Under the Big Top • Key Chorale Orchestra, acrobats, jugglers and singers. Circus Sarasota. (941) 921-4845
 
Feb. 26 62nd Annual Concert • Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Riverview Performing Arts Center, $20-$40. Ray Pontoni. (941) 312-5587
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
Feb. 26 Asolo Rep’s Studio 54 Disco Palace • Asolo Repertory Theatre Season gala. Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $250 and up. Beverly Bartner, Helen Sosso. (941) 351-8000
 
Feb. 26 CROP Walk • Englewood Helping Hand Inc Five-mile walk. 405 McCall Road S., Englewood, pledges. Ted Anderson. (941) 474-5864
 
Feb. 26 Dinner Gala • PAL Sailor Circus (941) 361-6350
 
Feb. 26-27 Fine art sale and show • Venice Art Center Free. Marilyn Cassidy. (941) 485-7136
 
Feb. 27 Enchanted Evening • New Gate-Field School  Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Private home, $125. (941) 922-4949
 
MORE FEBRUARY EVENTS
 
36th Annual Showcase • Sarasota Orchestra Association $25. Anne Scott. (941) 685-0425
 
Go Red for Women Luncheon • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association $100. Mary Ann Conroy, Leela Beers, Donna Disbro, Valerie Powell-Stafford. (941) 544-3783
 
Service Club Antique Show and Sale • Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Manatee Civic Center, $20. (941) 355-8808
 
Cat’s Meow Gala • St. Francis Animal Rescue American Legion, Venice. Gail Carson. (941) 492-6200
 
MARCH
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
March 1 45th Annual Dinner Celebration • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida ($150; sponsorships available). Judy Cahn, Betty Schoenbaum, Sally Yanowitz. (941) 365-3913
 
March 2 Fashion show • Plantation Community Foundation Plantation Golf and Country Club, $35. Janna Gaughn, Liv Corlett. (941) 497-4826
 
March 3 Cause4Fashion • Neuro Challenge Foundation Special appearance by New York City designer Alex Garfield, featuring Parkinson’s models in his Peace of Cloth line. Michael’s On East, $95. Kathy and Laura Gilkey. (941) 926-6413; (888) NCF-GIVE
 
March 4 Lunch for the Cure • Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Florida Suncoast Affiliate Hyatt Regency Sarasota. (877) 506-6927
 
March 5 25th Annual Walk-a-Thon • Southeastern Guide Dogs Rossi Waterfront Park, Bradenton, pledges. Stacey Price. (941) 729-5665
 
March 5 All Children’s Miracle Ball • All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota and Manatee $150. Denise Berceau, Jerry Filipowski. (941) 704-5685
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
March 5 Behind the Mask Gala • Sarasota Orchestra $295. Anne Folsom Smith, Beathe Elden. (941) 953-4252
 
March 5 Cat’sino Night • Cat Depot Professional gaming tables, dinner, dancing, raffles and silent auction. Polo Grill. (941) 366-2404
 
March 5-7 Golf tournaments • Loveland Center Men’s and ladies’ tournaments, shotgun starts. Jacaranda West Country Club. (941) 493-0016
 
March 6 Historic Homes Tour • Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation $20. Jesse White. (941) 953-8727
 
March 6 Jazz in the Park • Jazz Club of Sarasota Phillippi Estate Park. (941) 366-1552
 
March 8 A Madcap Evening…At the Circus • Senior Friendship Centers $150. Harold Ronson. (941) 955-2122
 
March 8 Goodwill Fat Tuesday Party • Goodwill Foundation Michael’s On East, $100. Stephanie Hannum, Molly Klauber. (941) 355-2721
 
March 8 International Women’s Day, centennial celebration • United Nations Association of the United States America (941) 359-9760
 
March 11-12 The Creators and Collectors Tour • Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Artists’ studios, $25. Judy Fiala, Alice Allen. (941) 330-0680
 
March 12 Doctors for Charity Ball • Bethesda House, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice University Park Country Club, $125. (941) 366-1886
 
 
March 12 Fifth Annual Community Walk-A-Thon • United Way of South Sarasota County Free. Jan Frey (941) 484-4811
 
March 12 Gallery Gala • The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (941) 359-5700
 
March 12 Le Tour de Venice • Venice Area Beautification $35. (941) 207-8224
 
March 12 Masked Ball • The Venice Symphony Plantation Golf and Country Club. (941) 488-1010
 
March 12 Snook Haven Big Truck/Auction/Craft Fest • Friends of Sarasota County Parks 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, free. Marianne Lorentzen. (941) 486-2706
 
March 12 18th Annual Celebration of Imagination, “Celebration in the Green” • Temple Beth Sholom Schools Temple Beth Sholom, $125. Shannon Fedder, Christine Fenner
 
March 12-13 Lovelanders Jewelry Show • Loveland Center (941) 493-0016
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
March 14 Renaissance Luncheon • Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $95. Judith Skornicka-Schwartzbaum. (941) 366-1700
 
March 19 Celebrity waiters dinner • Mental Health Community Centers  $50. (941) 953-3477
 
March 19 Denim and Pearls • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Casual adult evening out. Grilled dinner, dancing and a starry hayride. Camp Honi Hanta, $50. (941) 921-5358
 
March 19 Dinner auction • Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $80. (941) 371-4917
 
March 19 The ODA Banyan Ball • The Out-of-Door Academy $200. Rhonda Deems and Mike von Waldner. (941) 349-3223
 
March 19 Walk MS • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter $125 to receive a commemorative Walk MS shirt. TBA. (800) 344-4867
 
March 20 Chrissy Galleries and NCF Auction • New College Foundation (941) 487-4686
 
March 22 22nd Annual Celebration Luncheon • Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Bestowing “She Knows Where She’s Going,” “Visionary” and “Girl of the Year” awards. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $75/$125. (941) 366-6646
 
March 22 Celebrity Chefs and Wine Tasting • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Longboat Key Club, $75. Gail and Ben Klein. (941) 366-2224
 
March 24 1940s Supper Club • The Community Music School of Southwest Florida Dinner, music and dancing to the music of Porter, Carmichael, Ellington, Dorsey and more. The Oaks Club, $75. Tom and Patsy MacCabe. (941) 587-4026
 
March 24 Sixth Annual Shining Stars Recognition and Awards Luncheon • Sarasota Coalition on Substance Abuse Michael’s On East. (941) 377-7736
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
March 25 20th Anniversary Gala • Sarasota Ballet of Florida Honoring Jean Weidner; cocktails, performance and dinner. FSU Center for the Performing Arts, $500 patron; $275 individual tickets; $200 balcony. Elaine Keating, Sydney Goldstein, Chris Pfahler. (941) 359-0099
 
March 25 Diamonds in the Rough luncheon • Sunshine from Darkness $65. (941) 308-MIND
 
March 25 i(con)cept • Art Center Sarasota Rockin’ fashion show of art courture created by local visual artists. Art Center Sarasota. (941) 365-2032
 
March 26 An Evening at the Avant Garde • Ringling College of Art and Design Ringling College campus. (941) 351-5100
 
March 26 Deja Vue, BIG American Bandstand • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Cocktails, dining, entertainment, dancing, silent auction. Hyatt Regency Sarasota. (941) 331-4376
 
March 26 Fight For Air Climb • American Lung Association 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, $25 registration plus $100 minimum in fund raising. Michael Hoffman. (800) LUNG-USA
 
March 26 The Inaugural Firefly Gala • Forty Carrots Family Center The Concession Golf Club. Ariane Dart. (941) 365-7716
 
March 26 Walk to Cure Diabetes • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual 5K walk. Siesta Key Beach, free; walkers collect donations. (941) 907-0811
 
March 26-27 Art ’n’ Nosh • The Dorothy and Sol Levites Foundation A festival of fine art and Jewish food. Benderson Village, free. Debbie Yonker, Jim Rothenberg, Sheri Stearns. (941) 377-0781
 
March 26-27 Flower show • Sarasota Garden Club Free; items to purchase. Catherine LaBrie. (941) 955-0875
 
March 27 Greenfield Prize Award Dinner • The Hermitage Artist Retreat Michael’s On East, $150. Flora Major. (941) 475-2098
 
March 30-April 2 Simply Sarasota Kitchen Festival • The Junior League of Sarasota Florida Various locations and prices. Debbi Benedict, Libby Early. (941) 953-5600
 
March 30-April 2; April 6-9 PAL Sailor Circus $10, $12, $16. (941) 361-6350
 
MORE MARCH EVENTS
 
15th Anniversary Celebration • Community Youth Development (941) 922-5126
 
Coast Cadillac Laurel Oak Country Club • Special Athlete Boosters Varied. Maggie Riggall. (941) 412-0402
 
Mad Hatter Ladies Tea • Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities $25. (941) 355-8808
 
Ponies for Pups • Honor Sanctuary Animal Rescue Sarasota Polo Club. Kimberly Henley. (941) 302-0933
 
Saving Lives Luncheon • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Michael’s On East, free. (941) 366-3911
 
Speaker/Luncheon • Founders Garden Club of Sarasota (941) 927-0749
 
The Glitz at the Ritz-Carlton • Salvation Army Sarasota Area Command The Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Luncheon. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $75 and up. Dale Woodling. (941) 364-8845
 
Toast to the Coast • Lemon Bay Conservancy (941) 830-8922
 
Walk for Life • Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center (941) 330-2273
 
Beithioch: Youth Fitness Challenge • ShamRockers USA Ages 10 to 18, up to four athletes per team must run, swim, cycle, climb and successfully navigate military-style obstacles. Downtown Sarasota, $115 to $150 per team. (941) 321-6208
 
Evening Under the Stars • State College of Florida Foundation SCF Venice campus, $15. Cathy Kuhlman. (941) 752-5390
 
Relay for Life • American Cancer Society—Sarasota Unit $100 per team. (941) 328-3754; (800) ACS-2345
 
SMART Rideathon • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Varied; sponsorships available. Nicky Drizos, Jennifer Schembri. (941) 746-1493
 
West Coast Civic Ballet Glenridge Performing Arts Center, (941) 552-5325. (941) 504-6762, (941) 400-6277
 
APRIL
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
April 2 The Annual Orchid Ball • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens $250.
 
April 2 Senior Friendship Center Gala Sarasota Yacht Club, $75. Sunny O’Flynn, Ingrid Bookbinder-Keating. (941) 955-2122
 
April 6 Pique-nique sur la Baie • New College Library Association $125. Veronica Brady, Chris Pfahler. Sally Schule. (941) 487-4600
 
April 7 Women Helping Women Samaritan Luncheon • Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast $100. Cherie Leetzow, Debbie Howell. (941) 926-2959
 
April 7 Women’s Passover Celebration • Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation (941) 371-4546
 
April 8-10 Sharks Tooth Festival • Rotary Futures Program and Special Athlete Boosters $3 (941) 412-0402
 
April 9 Healthy Kids Day • Sarasota Family YMCA (941) 951-2916
 
April 9 Paws in Motion Walk-a-thon • Humane Society of Manatee County Downtown Bradenton, $25 registration. (941) 747-8808
 
April 11 Mozart Requiem • Gloria Musicae Sarasota Opera House, $25; $12.50, students. (941) 925-3183
 
April 12 Second Annual GAL Golf and Tennis Tournament • The Children’s Guardian Fund Laurel Oak Country Club, $150; $40 for the after-event only. Jack O’Brien, Laura Burrows. (941) 861-4875
 
April 16 Cattle Barons’ Ball • American Cancer Society—Sarasota Unit Michael’s on East, $200. Debbie Plotts, Scott George. (941) 328-3754; (800) ACS-2345
 
April 16 SPARCC Prince and Princess Ball • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) Girl Scouts Conference Center. Erika Quartermaine. (941) 365-0208
 
April 16 Third Annual Siesta Key 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health Awareness • Charis Center (941) 378-1549
 
April 20 Carrabba’s luncheon fashion show • All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota and Manatee Carrabba’s, University Parkway, $20. Denise Berceau, Jerry Filipowski. (941) 704-5685
 
April 23 Be a Visionary Walk • Lighthouse of Manasota All-day entry to Jungle Gardens, prizes. Sarasota Jungle Gardens, $25. Josh Kollman, Robert Stroud. (941) 359-1404
 
April 28-May 1 Wine and Winemaker dinners • Florida Winefest and Auction Area restaurants, private homes, country club and yacht; charity auction and Tast of Winefest. $20-$300. (941) 952-1109
 
April 30 Tree Fair 2011 • People for Trees 12th Annual Tree Festival. Free. Alice White. (941) 426-9752
 
April 30 Fabulous Foxes and Hot Mamas Luncheon • United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee Wendy Mann Resnick. (941) 957-3599
 
April 30 Tropical Nights • South County Family YMCA (941) 492-9622
 
MORE APRIL EVENTS
Cinema Tropicale Celebration • Sarasota Film Festival $8-$125. Various. (941) 364-9514
 
Annual Meadows Cup Pro-Am • Easter Seals Southwest Florida The Meadows Country Club. (941) 355-7637
 
Laughter Unlimited Luncheon • Circus Sarasota $250. (941) 355-9335
 
Sarasota Film Festival $8-$125. Various. (941) 364-9514
 
The St. Petersburg Wine and Food Festival • American Lung Association North Straub Park, St. Petersburg, $50; $75 VIP. (800) LUNG-USA
 
Third Annual AIDS Bike Ride • Trinity Charities Legacy Trail, free. (941) 355-0847
 
MAY
May 5 Walk for Wishes • Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, $10. Leslie Cornell. (941) 952-9474
 
May 6 SPARCCle on the Links golf tournament • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) Plantation Golf and Country Club. Marcia Major. (941) 365-0208
 
SARASOTA MAGAZINE SPONSORS
May 7 Element Au • YMCA Foundation of Sarasota Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Going for the Gold $250. Debbie Seitl. (941) 951-1336
 
May 7 Kentucky Derby Party • The Community Music School of Southwest Florida Dinner, music, auction and the race on a big-screen TV. $59. (941) 587-4026 RITE PRICE? Or $50?
 
May 9 Annual Spotlight Awards and Silent Auction • The Players Theatre (941) 365-2494
 
May 11 Spring luncheon • Sarasota Orchestra Association Sarasota Bay Club, $50. Shirley Taradash. (941) 685-0425
 
May 13 Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon • Humane Society of Sarasota County Michael’s On East, $65. Alex Miller, Chris Voelker. (941) 955-4131
 
May 14 and May 15 Bike MS • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter $250 minimum fund raising. (800) 344-4867
 
May 14 Celebration Gala • Children First Sarasota Yacht Club. (941) 953-3877
 
May 14 Fourth Annual WRSC Golf Invitational • Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, $100. Shari Bench, Linda Hoy. (941) 366-1700
 
 
MORE MAY EVENTS
May 2010. 10th Annual Walk for Life/Run for Fun • Pregnancy Solutions Walkers solicit tax-deductible sponsorships. Mary Jane Schneiderhahn. (941) 408-7100
 
Annual celebration and Boundary Crosser Award • SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) (941) 365-8751
 
Barkitecture • Southeastern Guide Dogs $150. (941) 729-5665
 
JUNE
 
June 10 Inspire Life, Breath Free • American Lung Association Women’s Lung Health luncheon. Hilton St. Petersburg, $50. Rosemary Giuliano, ARNP, MSN. (800) LUNG-USA
 
June 25-July 4 27th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival • Suncoast Charities for Children Ticket prices vary. Lucy Nicandri. (941) 371-8820 ext. 1800
 
MORE JUNE EVENTS
Summerfest • Venice Art Center Free reception, small fee for demonstrations. Pam Haney. (941) 485-7136
 
Venice Sports Hall of Fame • Rotary Futures Program $60. (941) 480-3178
 
 
Aug. 28 Luau • South County Family YMCA $50. TBA. (941) 492-9622
 
MORE AUGUST EVENTS
 
August 2011. First Annual Spotlight Film Festival • Sarasota Film Society Members, $5; nonmembers, $8. Barbara Caras, Tim Calandra. (941) 364-8662
 
August 2011. Annual August sale • The Woman’s Exchange (941) 955-7859
 
August 2011. Comedy Night • Rotary Futures Program $100. (941) 480-3178
 
August 2011. CYD Leadership Breakfast • Community Youth Development $25. (941) 922-5126
 
 
 
Ongoing:
 
Baby Bottle Boomerang • Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Local churches and organizations, donations accepted, Mandy Smith. (941) 330-2273
 
ReStore • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County 1400 Ogden Road, Venice. Aluminum recycling, resale of household items. (941) 493-6606
 
SMART Chefs Dinners • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Varied. Nick G. Drizos. (941) 746-1493
 
Saturdays October to May. Mainstage Matinee Luncheon Series • Asolo Repertory Theatre $62. Pat Anderson (941) 351-8000
 
First Tuesday of each month, October through May. Art and Van Wezel backstage tours • Fine Arts Society of Sarasota $5. Nancy Andrews. (941) 330-0680
 
 









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