In case you are a little woozy from sewer cases or numb from the details of moving a few A/Cs to the prettiest perch in town, we decided to shift gears in this F.Y.I. space by featuring events other than those that border Gulfstream Towers.
But, have no fear, Thunder on the Bay will not be slighted. Just another week or so and we will be dealing with 2016.
PADDLE OFF THE CALORIES BEFORE...
Here we go. How about a kayak tour of Little Sarasota Bay to start Thanksgiving Day. John Sarkozy will be your guide. All equipment is supplied and the cost is $25. Phone John at 941-966-7308.
DINNER AT FARM SUPPER CLUB
Geraldson Community Farm is hosting “Dinner Bell Supper Club.” The last of these monthly meals for November will highlight local produce as well as dairy, meats and fruits produced in this area.. Supper is being prepared by farm manager, Christa Leonard and other local guest chefs. By trading for local produce and saving sliding scale seats at the table for farmers, The Dinner Bell Supper Club hopes to create access to locally produced goods.
Supper will be hosted on the next Sunday (Nov. 29) will feature three courses. This is the first supper of the season! Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the door. Adult beverage are permitted but you must bring your own.
FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY MUSIC
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this upbeat, family-friendly Christmas musical. In keeping with a long tradition of presenting electrifying musicals and world premieres, the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
promises a memorable Christmas extravaganza starting December 2. The theater is located at 1646 10th Way, Sarasota.All your holiday favorites from such celebrities as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 will be performed with that dazzling Westcoast style, coupled with a soulful Motown flair. Enjoy the last performance of 2015 (December 31) and stay for an upbeat after party that will ring in the New Year with sensational music, dance, food and fun. Tickets start at $42. Reserve your seat at westcoastblacktheatre.org
BOCA GRANDE AND LIGHTHOUSE
What could be more pleasing? Granted the trip down may be slow growing but when you arrive you will be at one of the most laid back, interesting spots on the West Coast of Florida. You will witness the Annual Lighting of the Lighthouse! Saturday, Dec. 12, 880 Belcher Road. Gates open at 6 p.m. and Lighting takes place at 6:15. Complimentary wine, appetizers, punch and cookies.
ST. ARMANDS FESTIVAL
"Holiday Night of Lights" on St. Armands Key is the holiday destination as the Circle magically comes to light and life. This event is St. Armands official "kick off" to the holiday season. The event begins with a performance by the Sarasota High School Theater/Drama Department's Chamber Choir and Swing Group and the Cuban Ballet School from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The annual Christmas Carol Sing-a- long follows immediately. The "Santa Parade" precedes the tree lighting. Photos with Santa will be available throughout the evening. Enjoy holiday entertainment and special store promotions by many shops and restaurants. Those planning to dine on the Key should make reservations as far in advance as possible.
HOLIDAY TIME AT SAILOR CIRCUS
“The Sailor Circus presents a Holiday Celebration” delighting audiences with a memorable performance full of cheer and good will. More than 100 students from the Sailor Circus Academy, known as the nation’s oldest youth circus, combine both athleticism and artistic merit to put on “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth.”