Today's best bets: Jan. 13

January 13, 2013 

Gem and Jewelry Show: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Gem and Jewelry Show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 13 featuring national, regional and local dealers presenting some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale. Admission: $4. Information: 941-954-4165 or visit

Variety Show: Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park, 8200 Nancy Lane, Ellenton

Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park will host a variety show with comedian Jimmy Travis 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Information: 941-721-8628.

Susan Murphy Cancer Benefit: Hunsader's Rockin' Ranch, 23810 53rd Ave. E., Myakka City

The Susan Murphy Cancer Benefit will be noon-9 p.m. Jan. 13 and will feature activities for the entire family including bounce house, water slides, volleyball, basketball, horse shoes, and many animals for the children to pet. The Budweiser truck will be present along with food vendors. Live music will be provided by The Cherry Bombs, Triggerfish. Katalyst, Rye Road, Crossfire, Whiskey Blind, SuperBot and Black Thorn Rose. Donation: $10. Information: 941-224-3469 or visit

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