Local briefs: De Soto Music Fest brings country stars to Manatee

November 23, 2012 

Music Fest set for Saturday

PALMETTO -- The Hernando De Soto Historical Society with CTQ 106.5 presents the De Soto Music Fest 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto.

Some of country music's top performers who will attend include Gretchen Wilson, Easton Corbin, Love & Theft, Craig Campbell with local bands Lawyers, Guns & Money and the Dr. Dave Band.

Gates open at 11 a.m. with continuous entertainment into the night. Tickets are $29.99 general admission. VIP: $100 (first five rows, includes food and drinks) purchased online only.

General admission tickets can also be purchased at:

n De Soto headquarters, 910 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

n Crowder Brothers Hardware Stores, 5409 Manatee Ave. W. and 2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.desotomusicfest.com.

Singer Karen Greenleyto perform at Beach Market

BRADENTON BEACH -- Singer, songwriter, entertainer Karen Greenley will be performing at the Beach Market, 1504 Gulf Drive, at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25.

The Beach Market is at the trolley stop and concession stand area.

The market will be open with fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, sand sculptures, purses, wood works and more.

Information: 941-518-4431.

Reception set for newly elected officials

BRADENTON -- The League of Women Voters and Manatee Tiger Bay Club invites the citizens of Manatee County to meet their newly elected representatives at a celebration reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Ezra Café, 5629 Manatee Ave. W.

Admission is $20 a person and will include hors d'oeuvres, music and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available.

To make reservations, mail checks made out to LWV Manatee to 10613 Forest Run Drive, Bradenton, FL34211. Walk-ins will be welcome, space permitting.

Information: 941-896-3700 or email lwvmanatee@yahoo.com.

Presentation of Medicare benefits slated

MANATEE -- The South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., will host a representative from the SHINE program 1-4 p.m. Nov. 30.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is an award-winning, statewide volunteer-based program that enables Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and/or family members to make informed decisions about Medicare and other health insurance issues.

The representative will be at the library to help explain Medicare benefits to current and future recipients. There will be a special emphasis on the prescription benefit portion of Medicare (Medicare Part D).

Seating for this free program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: 941-755-3892.

-- Herald staff report

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