FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Big Cat Habitat "World Animal Day" Celebration: 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, in partnership with many local animal welfare organizations, will host a free educational and fun World Animal Day Celebration 3-7 p.m. Oct. 4 commemorating St. Francis of Assisi The event includes educational presentations by experts on exotic and endangered animals, exhibits by many animal welfare organizations, activities for children, and demonstrations highlighting animals' remarkable capabilities. Visitors also may tour the facility for an up close experience with the habitat's residents, including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bears, primates, birds, coatimundies, and many more animals, as well as a petting zoo. Elephant and pony rides will be available. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 941-371-6377 or visit www.bigcathabitat.org.
"Art after 5": John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy a beautiful sunset, wander the art museum and play in the circus museum as you experience "Art after 5" 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.
First Fridays Car & Bike Show: Slick's Garage, 923 Fifth St. W., Palmetto
Slick's Garage hosts a First Fridays Car & Bike Show and community party 5-11 p.m. the first Friday of each month. The event features live music, food and drink vendors, children's entertainment, charity auctions and more. Information: 941-776-7298.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Palm Avenue Main and First streets, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 and every first Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries and salons. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or www.DSAsarasota.com.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 featuring live music by the Lauren Mitchell Band. Beer, wine and food sales benefit HOPE Family services. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit www.mainstreetatlakewoodranch.com.
"Blues in the Village" Artwalk: Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and Ninth Avenue, Bradenton
In conjunction with the First Annual Bradenton Blues Festival, the Village of the Arts ArtWalk "Blues in the Village" will be 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 featuring live music by A Gentleman's Army, Elephant in the Room, Funky Blues Band, Karen Klosky and Friends, Group W, Larry Clark, Studio Kitchen, The Huntsmen, and Joyful Sounds, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. This month's artwalks also celebrates Bradenton's new Riverwalk with "A River of Art in Blue" Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Oktoberfest 2012": The German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park
The German American Society of Pinellas County will host "Oktoberfest 2012" 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13 at. The event is a faithful representation of the real Munich Oktoberfest featuring authentic German beers, food, folk dancers, bands, vendors, costumes, decorations and atmosphere based on history, tradition and activities such as the Parade of Flags and Keg Tapping ceremonies. Admission: $6, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free. Information: 813-625-1274 or 727-548-5234 or visit www.germantampa.com.
Gem and Jewelry Show: Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Frank Cox Production presents a Gem and Jewelry Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-7 featuring some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale. Tickets: $4 (good for all three days), visitors ages 16 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-954-4165.
Kiwanis Classic Kar-B-Q: Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto
The Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club and the Early Learning Coalition will host the "Kiwanis Classic Kar-B-Q" featuring classic cars, custom trucks and motorcycles, craft and food vendors, and live music by The Groove, The Venturas, Big Daddy, Crushing Myrna, Katalyst, Whiskey Blind, Wikked Jester and The Gypsy King Band. The event includes a children's play area. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Proceeds will benefit the Early Learning Coalition Program in Manatee County. Information: www.kiwanisagainsthunger.com.
Manatee County's 18th Annual Children's Summit: Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto
Manatee County's 18th Annual Manatee Children's Summit "Strong Families Create Strong Communities" will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 featuring great family entertainment including a rock wall, a bounce house, the Mote Marine touch tank and other activities such as a police race car, bike and pedestrian safety, free bike helmet giveaways and great information on parenting, child care, after school and special needs programs and services. Live music and performances will be provided by Rowlett Elementary Drum Line and Carolers, Manatee School of the Arts Dance Team, Bradenton Twirling Academy and the Manatee High School Jazz Band. The event is free and open to the public. There is a nominal fee for food. Information: 941-749-3030.
Tim Wilkins "Lobster and Laughter" Comedy Show and Dinner: Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Join comedian Tim Wilkins and executive Chef Tommy Klauber as they combine forces to present "Lobster and Laughter" 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and an evening full of laughter and delicious food. Tickets: $37.50. Additional options are available for non-lobster lovers. Reservations: 941-782-0899, ext. 2.
"Octobergrass at Linger Lodge": Linger Lodge, 7205 85th St. Ct. E., Bradenton
The Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association presents "Octobergrass at Linger Lodge" 11 a.m. Oct. 6, featuring live music by Keith Bass and The Florida Bluegrass Express, Hwy. 41 South, Generations Bluegrass Band, Swinging Bridge, and Roger Bass and The Hillbillies. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-219-2256 or 941-661-9175 or visit www.sarasotabluegrass.
Florida Native Plant Sale: Sweetbay Nursery, 10824 Erie Road, Parrish
The Florida Native Plant Society and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program will hold their 11th Annual Native Plant Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 featuring a large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses and blooming wildflowers for use in any garden. There will also be information available form local nature groups including Manatee Audubon, Sierra Club and more. Experts will be available to answer questions. The sale is open to the public. Information: 941-776-0510 or visit www.sweetbaynursery.com.
Crate Label Swap Meet: Carnegie Library Basement, Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto.
The Florida Produce crate Label Swap Meet will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6. Many Florida labels will be on display and available for trading and sale by some of the major collectors in the state. The public is welcome to bring citrus related items to trade or for estimates. Food and beverages will be available for sale. The event is open to the public. Information: 941-776-9444.
Rummage Sale: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island, Sarasota
A Rummage Sale to raise money for the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 featuring great bargains, food and beverages. The event and parking is free. Information: Paula Maffei at 941-504-5477 or Nanci Dorsay at 941-961-8060.
Community Yard Sale and Appraisals: Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto
The Palmetto Historical Commission is hosting a community yard sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 featuring over 30 tables with treasures and bargains of all kinds and appraisals are offered at $5 per item per person. There is a limit of three items per person. Jewelry appraisals will not be offered. The park buildings and the Agricultural Museum will be open for free self-guided tours. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the appraisals will benefit the park's programming fund. Information: 941-723-4991.
Old Miakka Schoolhouse Fall Hootenanny: Old Miakka Schoolhouse, 15800 Wilson Road, Sarasota
The Old Miakka Schoolhouse Fall Hootenanny will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 featuring arts, crafts, educational booths, Civil War re-enactment and flags, old local machines, Daiken Dairy Moo train, children's games, butter making, silent auction, wheel of cake sale, lap quilt auction, and much more. Live music will be provided by The Time Peace Travelers, The Dunn Deal, Myakka Band, Scheiber Sisters, and Ishmael Katz. Lunch and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Old Miakka Schoolhouse. Information: 941-322-2164.
Selby Garden's GartenFest Fall Music Series: Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
The popular GartenFest Fall Music Series will be 1-3 p.m. each Sunday in October. Guests can enjoy live music under the banyan trees while nibbling on German-themed fare and enjoying music from the best local entertainers featuring Yesterdayze Oct. 7, The Venturas Oct. 14, Sarasota Brass Quintet Oct. 21, and Nu Jazz Oct. 28. Admission: $17 adults, $6 children ages 6-11. The event is free to members and children ages 5 and younger. Information: 941-366-5731 or visit www.selby.org.
Royal Palm 20 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema": 5125 26th St. E., Bradenton
The "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema," is a continuing series of sophisticated, exciting and alluring performance live from some of the famous opera and ballet houses in Europe. These broadcasts are presented in high definition video live via satellite and include:
Ballet: Bolshoi Ballet's "La Sylphide," Moscow, Russia, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
Opera: "L'Italiana in Algeri," from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
Ballet: "L'Altra Meta del Cielo," from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 23.
Opera: "Un Ballo in Maschera," from the Teatro Regio di Torino in Torino, Italy, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 30.
Tickets: $25 opera, $20 ballet. Information: 941-752-3796.
The Powel Crosley Estate "House of Horrors": Power Crosley Estate, One Seagate Dr., 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Explore the ghastly and ghoulish as the Crosley Estate Foundation presents the "House of Horrors," based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe 7-11 p.m. Oct. 23-25, 30-31, and Nov. 2-4. Revelers will have the opportunity to tour 13 rooms of Gothic gore, creep through the Crosley Cemetery and squirm through terrifying performances as the Master of the Macabre himself recounts his hauntingly horrible tales in the Coffinbox Theater. Enjoy poisons and potions as well as a few snacks to nourish your courage as a cast of spooks and spirits accompany you through the nightmares and dreams of this horrible haunt. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.
Film Fridays at the South Florida Museum: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
South Florida Museum celebrates the music and personalities of the American Blues movement in conjunction with the first annual Bradenton Blues Festival with the following movies: "The Blues Brothers," Oct. 12, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Oct. 19, "Crossroads," Nov. 2, "Lady Sings the Blues," Nov. 9, "Schultze Gets the Blues," Nov. 16, "Leadbelly," Nov. 30, "Ray," Dec. 7, and a special holiday screening of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," Dec. 14. All screenings are at 6 p.m. No film screenings Nov. 2 and Nov. 23. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Tickets: $3 members, $5 nonmembers Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Information and reservations: 941-746-4131, ext. 27.
Oktoberfest: Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton
Pier 22 will hosts its annual German Oktoberfest celebration 6 p.m. Oct. 12 offering attendees authentic German food and beverages, a beer tasting, beer stein holding contest for men and women, dancing, live entertainment an a best Lederhosen and best Dirndl contest. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion. Dinner: $19.95 adults, $12.95 children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are recommended. Information: 941-748-8087 or visit www.pier22dining.com.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12 and every second Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries and salons. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or www.DSAsarasota.com.
Hunsader's Rockin Ranch "Charity for the Troops": 5500 CR 675, Bradenton
Hunsader's Rockin' Ranch presents "Charity for the Troops," 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 13 featuring arts and crafts booths, bounce houses, Trail of Terror, volleyball tournaments, costume contest, bonfire and a light show. Live music will be provided by The Jeff Evans Band, Soul "N" Tension, Myakka Straits, Reckless Deriver, Mumbo Jumbo Band, Wikked Jester, and the Smokey Daniels Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission: $15 adults, $3 children ages 11 and younger. Parking: $2. Proceeds will benefit military families who have lost their loved ones in action. Information: 941-726-5472 or visit www.hunsadersrockinranch.com.
Hunsader's "Trail of Terror": Hunsader Farm, 5500 CR 675, Bradenton
Hunsader Farms "Trail of Terror" will be dusk to midnight Oct. 13, 26-27 and 31. Come and get scared and be entertained by the Steve Arvey Band Oct. 20 and the Didges Christ Super Drum Oct. 26-27 ad 31. Admission: $15. Parking: $2. Fast Pass: $40. Information: 941-726-5472.
Peggy's Corral First Annual Manatee Band Blast: 4511 US Hwy. 41 N., Palmetto
Peggy's Corral will host the best of the best local bands at the First Annual Manatee Band Blast, 3-10 p.m. Oct. 13 featuring Whiskey Blind, Katalyst, Big Daddy and a surprise band ending the evening. Proceeds will help raise funds for Wounded Warriors. Information: 941-729-5442.
Terra Ceia Island Fourth Annual Arts and Craft Show: Seabreeze Park, 55 Horseshoe Loop Road, Ellenton
The Village Improvement Association of Terra Ceia Island will host its Fourth Annual Arts and Craft Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14 featuring a wide variety of exhibitors. There will be food, music, prize drawings, and much more to enjoy. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-721-3605.
"A Colorful White Sale" Benefit: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton
Quality sheet sets (all sizes) and beautiful arts are offered at the "Colorful White Sale" 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17-18. All proceeds will support the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary. Information: 941-782-2100 or visit www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com.
Riverwalk Grand Opening Celebration: Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton
The grand opening celebration begins with music and refreshments at 4:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Pavilion and Event Area. The event features art talks, walking tours, skateboarding, volleyball, and tai chi demos and live music by the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choir. The Riverwalk is a 1.5 mile-long park that includes a number of features of interest to both tourists and residents: a kayak launch, beach volleyball, fishing pier, rowing venue, first-class skatepark, tidal discovery zone, shaded areas to read and lounge, interactive splash fountain, and a 19-slip day dock. The Riverwalk is a gallery of outdoor art with over 20 pieces that offer interactive sound sculptures, river history, and beauty to match the river setting. Information: 941-840-0013.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19 and every third Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries, and salons. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or www.DSAsarasota.com.
Main Street "Live": Main Street, Bradenton
Main Street "Live" will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 18 featuring live music by the Lauren Mitchell Band, arts and crafts. The event is free an open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the revitalization of downtown's merchants and culture. Information: 941-201-6228.
Sidewalk Astronomy: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
The local group of Deep Sky Observers, a Manatee/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will offer the public a chance to view spectacular celestial sights through their high-powered telescopes 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 20, weather permitting. Participants will be treated to up close views of the moon and other celestial objects as they become visible throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 342-9632.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": At Fruitville Road and Central Avenue, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 and every fourth Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries, and salons.. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or www.DSAsarasota.com.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month featuring live music. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Sarasota Film Society. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit www.mainstreetatlakewoodranch.com.
Ringling by the Bay "Art after 5": John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy a beautiful sunset, wander the art museum and play in the circus museum as you experience Art after 5 and live music by the ----- 5-8 p.m. ----- at the "Ringling by the Bay" event. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.
American Legion Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Public welcome. Information: 941-794-3489.
Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, except for Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5 due to Hall renovations. New progressive game. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Information: 941-580-5044.
Casa Loma Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 105 52nd Ave. E., Bradenton
Bingo, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Licensed food vendor available. Information: 941-761-7788.
Tideview Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Court E. (off U.S. 301 N.), Ellenton
Bingo, doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-722-2557.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 420 67th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-6394.
Bradenton Woman's Club: 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Dance to live music 8-11 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $8. Lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to the public. Singles are welcome. BYOB, sodas available. Smoke-free facility. Proceeds will benefit renovation of the clubhouse, built in 1921. Information: 941-773-0177 or www.bradentonwomansclub.com.
Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom: 5702 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Friday beginner group lessons 6-7 p.m. Cost: $7.50. Friday group lessons 7-8 p.m. and social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $7.50 each session. Information: 941-465-1031.
Adult Singles Club of Sarasota/Manatee Counties: Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 E. Laurel St., Sarasota
Dance with live bands plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays; $8 members; $10 nonmembers. Complimentary snacks. BYOB. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Sara Dance Center: 5000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
Ballroom dancing lessons 7-8 p.m. and general dancing 8-10 p.m. Mondays. No partners necessary. Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Call for complete schedule 941-685-7026.
Farmer's Market at San Marco Plaza: 8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch
The San Marco Plaza Farmer's Market is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays featuring products from more than 25 local farms and vendors, including fresh produce, fresh seafood, cut flowers, coffees, pottery, herbs and much more. Information: 941-799-4213.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market: 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The Phillippi Farmhouse Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays featuring locally-grown fruits and vegetables from local groves and farms including herbs, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods, seafood, ice cream, kettle corn, barbecue and multiple organic products. Local arts and craftsmen will be selling soaps and essential oils, organic treat for pets, fabric fantasies, books and much more. The midweek market runs through May 29. Information: 941-366-1323 or visit www.farmhousemarket.org.
Bradenton Farmers Market: Main Street, Bradenton
The downtown Bradenton Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays featuring locally grown produce, olive oil and bread, fresh fish, organic tea, jewelry and craft vendors, and live music and cooking demonstrations. Information: 941-840-0017 or visit www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
Sarasota farmers market: Lemon Avenue at the intersection of Main Street, Sarasota
Fresh produce, plants, coffee, crafts, food and more are available 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-951-2656.
Enterprise Flea Market: 2408 U.S. 301, Palmetto
Indoor flea market featuring new and used items, furniture, household items, collectibles, antiques, pet cages, home medical equipment, a large selection of DVD/VHS and more. Merchandise added daily. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Information: 941-723-9424.
Red Barn Flea Market and Plaza: 1707 First St. E., Bradenton
Features more than 600 booths, farm-fresh produce, plants, antiques, new and used merchandise, jewelry and two food courts. Parking and admission are free. Hours (entire market) 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Plaza area retail stores open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Information: 941-747-3794.
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Old-fashioned dance party with the Bob Dewart Band featuring Eddie Tobin 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Burgers and dogs 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Ballroom dancing with music by Tanya and Matt, door prizes, free snacks and a cash bar 7-10 p.m., Wednesdays; $7. Lunch in the lounge, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (public welcome). Information: 941-794-3489.
American Legion Post 312: 1610 67th Ave. E., Oneco
Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; dinner 5-7 p.m. and music 7-11 p.m. Fridays; hamburgers and hot dogs 1-5 p.m., music 3-7 p.m. Saturdays; and breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-758-6616.
American Legion Post 325: 3420 U.S. 301, Ellenton
Karaoke with Benny, 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Feather Your Nest 1 p.m., hamburgers 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Mondays. Hot dogs on Wednesdays. Information: 941-981-3819.
AmVets Post 301: 2443 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton
Tacos, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Cheeseburger night, 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Karaoke on Friday nights. Music 5-8 p.m. Sundays. Back arcade open daily. Information: 941-722-0393.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18: 111 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Enjoy music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Karaoke first Saturday of every month. Bar Bingo 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-755-5425.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Chapter 3171: 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton
Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. and euchre at 1:30 p.m. Sundays; euchre at 7:30 p.m. Mondays; spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays; and bingo 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month. Information: 941-756-2113.
North Manatee American Legion Post 309: 2419 Bayshore Road, Palmetto
Bingo, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Soft-tip darts 8 p.m. Thursdays. Feather your nest 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-722-8689.
VFW Post 2488: 810 Sixth St. W., Palmetto
Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Fridays. Karaoke with Bob Dunn, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Fish fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-722-9588.
VFW Post 9226: 3511 12th St. E., Ellenton
Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays. Information: 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 10141 67th St. W., Bradenton
Burgers, hot dogs, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Home-cooked dinner, 5 p.m. Mondays. Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Dinner 5-7 p.m. Monday. Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-794-6394.