Mar 29 Wednesday
SunCoast Blood Centers, the region's local, community non-profit blood bank has an immediate need for blood to service the local hospitals in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto & Charlotte counties, along with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. As a member of the Blood Emergency Readiness Corp (BERC Network) we recently rushed much needed blood to hospitals in South Texas (scene of the tragic school schooling in Uvalde, TX). We’re expecting to have to make another shipment soon. This has impacted our local reserves which was critically low due to the national blood crisis. There’s an urgent and immediate need for O-Positive and O-Negative blood to service patients in our area. Please call 1-866-97-BLOOD to schedule your blood donation or on our website www.suncoastblood.org. Thank you for Giving Locally and Saving Globally!
Mar 30 Thursday
Join us for an epicurean experience right down the middle of Bayshore Drive in St. Petersburg. Details available online at wusflongesttable.org or by calling (800) 661-0823. Don't miss the after party for live music, dancing, and more fun, featuring The Jackson Harpe Collective!
WUSF’s Longest Table is an annual fundraiser that benefits WUSF Public Media. All funds raised go to support public broadcasting along Florida’s Gulf Coast, including the National Public Radio station WUSF 89.7 which broadcasts shows such as “Morning Edition” and “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” as well as Florida’s classical music station, WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.
At Longest Table, guests can select from among a dozen amazing restaurants. Then at the dinner, chefs from each restaurant serve a gourmet four-course meal paired with fine wines to one segment of the table. In St. Petersburg, Bayshore Drive is closed to traffic, and the table stretches from the Vinoy hotel to the Museum of Fine Arts.
Join us for an epicurean experience right down the middle of Bayshore Drive in St. Petersburg. Details available online at wusflongesttable.org or by calling (800) 661-0823. Don't miss the after party for live music, coffee, dancing, and more fun.
Mar 31 Friday
Tampa Roller Derby’s Switchblades are back with a vengeance after a season hiatus and looking to defeat the Cigar City Mafia. The Mafia won our season opener and are looking to continue their streak. Who will you be rooting for on 3/31/23, the Switchblades or the Cigar City Mafia?
Watch these two teams up close and personal as they play offense and defense, skate fast, stay inbounds and play offense and defense simultaneously. Join us for what’s sure to be a nail biter at Skateworld, 7510 Paula Dr., Tampa, FL 33615.
Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, kids under 10 are free. Bring a chair as seating is limited, and bring cash to buy team merchandise, enter the 50/50 raffle, concessions, and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about group pricing for your next team building event or community outing.
Apr 01 Saturday
Charity Run for women who have had pregnancy and infant loss.
Join us for HotWorks.org Sarasota ‘Open Air’ Fine Art Shows located outdoors at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34231 with five upcoming great dates:
November 20 & 21, 2021 – 5th Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show™
January 15 & 16, 2022 – 6th Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show™
February 12 & 13, 2022 – 7th Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show™
March 12 & 13, 2022 – 8th Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show™
April 2 & 3, 2022 – 9th Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show
The event features quality professional fine art and fine craft artists with all discipline for sale – paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, jewelry and more – all juried by art professionals. All work is original and personally handmade in America by the artist who is present at the show. Great food and music add to the ambiance of this beautiful show.
COVID safety precautions in place such as the art show is held 100% outdoors and super wide aisles for social distancing.
The associated 501c3 non-profit arm, Institute for the Arts & Education, focus is on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Youth Art/Budding Artist Competition for ages 5-13/9-19 or grades K-8/6-12 is integrated within the art show with a 10x20 space. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, this program encourages students to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. On Sunday at 3pm, there is $250 Youth Art Awards presented at the show as young artists are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship of doing art shows for a living.
Free Admission; $5 Parking supports IA&E and helps to pay the costs of producing the show. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! More info at hotworks.org
Join Pathfinder Outdoor Education the first Saturday of every month for Canopy Tree Climbing. Tree climbing is a fun and unique way to get outside, get unplugged, and spend time with family and friends. Get a bird’s eye view as you choose the height of your ascent into the canopy of a beautiful live oak, safely tethered by a rope and harness. This is a great experience which promotes self-reliance, healthy decision making, and adventure! This event is free, thanks to our sponsors! Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Avenue S., St. Petersburg, 33705. Ages 6 and up. 10 am to 1:30 pm. First Saturday of every month. 727-328-0300. www.pathfinderoutdooreducation.org