Weekend calendar: Feb. 14

February 14, 2013 

CALENDAR

FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE

Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton

The following events will take place at or around the newly opened Riverwalk:

n Music in the Park: Marc Mannino Jazz Quartet, 6-8 p.m. March 1-2, at the Mosaic Amphitheater.

For a full schedule of events, hours and admission prices, call 941-840-0113 or visit.

"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. Feb. 14. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

The 109th annual Florida State Fair "Discover the Fun": Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy. 301 N., Tampa

The 2013 Florida State Fair "Discover the Fun," a salute to the state's best in the agriculture and equestrian industry, is ongoing through Feb. 18, and will include an abundance of exciting shows, thrilling rides, food, shopping, and a concert series on select nights featuring top bands, including Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and the Bellamy Brothers. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and closing time varies by the day of the week and weather conditions. Admission tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-11, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Ride armbands: $25. Parking is free. Information, call 813-621-7821 or toll-free 1-800-345-3247.

Lent Fish Fry Dinners: Holy Cross Church, 504 26th St. W., Palmetto

The Knights of Columbus Council 7414 will host Friday Fish Fry Dinners during Lent, 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 14-March 21. Cost: free will donation. Information: 941-722-8253.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15 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.

Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 Motorcross: Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Nuclear Cowboyz, the only high octane-fueled touring cast of action-packed freestyle motorcross, trials and quad riders ever assembled, will perform in aerial feats, gravity-defying stunts, and electrifying pyrotechnic and laser displays synchronized to an energizing soundtrack 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children ages 2-15. Information: 800-745-3000 or visit www.nuclearcowboyz.com.

Film Fridays at the South Florida Museum: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

South Florida Museum celebrates the films of 1948 commemorating the museum's 65th anniversary with the following movies: "A Foreign Affair," Feb. 15, "Force of Evil," Feb. 22, "The Lady from Shanghai," March 8, "Oliver Twist," March 15, and "Easter Parade," March 22. All movie times are 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or visit www.southfloridamusuem.org.

Annual bazaar: Colonial Mobile Manor, 900 Ninth Ave. E., Palmetto

Colonial Mobile Manor will hold its annual bazaar 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 featuring collectibles, clothing, furniture, bikes and baked goods. Coffee and donuts will be served. Information: 941-400-8290.

Keeton's Office and Art Supply Saturday Super Sale: 817 Manatee W., Bradenton

Keeton's Office and Art Supply will have a Saturday Super Sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 featuring great deals on fine art supplies, a special free watercolor demonstration by local resident artist Anne Abgott at 10 a.m. Information: 941-747-2995 or visit www.keetonsonline.com.

Sidewalk Astronomy: Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota

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 sunset-10 p.m. Feb. 16, 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.

Fourth annual Pirates Pep Rally: along Old Main St., Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will hold their fourth annual Pirates Pep Rally 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, featuring Pirates players and staff, autograph sessions with players, family games, face painting, prize giveaways, musical performances, and food and beverage vendors. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-747-3031 or visit www.BradentonMarauders.com.

25th annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts: Selby Five Points and Main Street, Sarasota

Sarasota's premier art event returns to celebrate 25 years of art on Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16-17 featuring local, regional and national artists offering a vast array of artistic media, including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. Information: 561-746-6615 or visit www.artfestival.com.

Thirty-first annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: 119th St. W., Cortez Village, Bradenton

The 31st annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 16-17 featuring two unique days of fun and entertainment along the historic and picturesque shoreline of Cortez. The festival features a variety of live entertainment, music, clog dancing, boat rides, marine life exhibits, plenty of delicious seafood and more. Admission: $3, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Parking shuttle bus round trip: $3. All proceeds will benefit the FISH Preserve. Information: 941-722-4524 or visit www.cortez-fish.org.

Coquina Beach Market: 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach

Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17 featuring fresh produce including organic produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, scarves, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and live music by area favorite, Larry Wilhelm. The market does not allow any dogs at Coquina Beach. The market is stroller, walker and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.

Royal Palm 20 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema" and London Globe Theatre Shakespeare "Globe on the Big Screen" broadcasts: 5125 26th St. E., Bradenton

The "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema," is a continuing series from some of the famous opera and ballet houses in Europe and productions from the restored Elizabethan playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Ballet: La Bayadere, Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia, 2 p.m. Feb. 17, encore presentation 7 p.m. Feb. 19. Ballet: Les Troyens, Royal Opera House, London, England, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, encore presentation 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Ballet: An Evening with Crystal Pite, Nederlands Dans Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2 p.m. March 3, encore presentation 7 p.m. March 5. Ballet: Notre-Dame de Paris, La Scala, Milan, Italy, 2 p.m. March 10, encore presentation 7 p.m. March 12. Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, La Scala, Milan, Italy, 2 p.m. March 17, encore presentation 7 p.m. March 19. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $15. Information: 941-752-3796.

Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Show: 2650 Coquina Beach, Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach

The Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Show will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 featuring fine arts and crafts, food and live music by Patchouli. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Information: 352-344-0657.

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. Feb. 21 featuring live music by the SoulRCoaster, 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.

Eighth Annual Jazz Fest: Sandbar Restaurant Pavilion, 100 Spring St., Anna Maria

The Eighth Annual Jazz Fest will be 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 featuring live music by the Gulf Drive Band and special guest artist KoKo Ray Hansen. Tickets: $8. Refreshments at additional cost will be provided. Information: 941-778-8585 or 941-795-2370.

"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. Feb. 22 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.

Manatee Service Club 48th Annual Antique Show and Sale: Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto

The Manatee Service Club 48th annual Antique Show and Sale opens with a reception 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22. The show continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24 and will feature 50 local and regional dealers offering fine antiques, silver, fine china, vintage collectibles, jewelry, furniture, linens, decorative accessories and more. Crystal repair provided on site. Admission: $6, tickets are good for Saturday and Sunday. Information: www.manateeserviceclub.com.

Sarasota Exotic Car Fest: Lamborghini Sarasota; 5145 Clark Road, Sarasota

The Sarasota Exotic Car Fest will be Feb. 22-24 and will feature a James Bond "Casino Royale" theme. The upscale event showcasing Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Maseratis, Aston Martins, Bugatis, and rare luxury cars will include a Jetport Reception at Rectrix Aerodrome Center at SRQ, a show of over 100 cars at the St. Armands Circle, and a road rally of exotic cars that ends at the The Founders Golf Club for brunch. For event ticket information, call Lea T. Mei at 941-348-9039. For detailed time and venue information, visit www.SarasotaExoticCarFest.com.

Annual Flea Market: Palma Sola Harbour Condos, 9400 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton

Palma Sola Harbour Condos will host their annual Flea Market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23 featuring small and large appliances, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry, bikes, plants, shells and more. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: 941-792-3475.

Third Annual Fine Art Show and Sale: The Village clubhouse, 6023 Arlene Way, Bradenton

Well-known local artist Bill Darrah will hold the third annual Fine Art Show and Sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23-24. Information: 941-755-5147.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

The 35th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival will be weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 23-April 6 and Festival Friday, March 22. Attendees can journey back in time as more than 100 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of a charming 16th century village and experience 12 stages of entertainment, shopping, and fun and food for the whole family. Themed weekends are Buccaneer Beer Fest: Feb. 23-24, featuring pet fest with vendors and entertainment, and arm wrestling championships; Highland Fling: March 2-3, featuring Highland games and dancers, Celtic village; Wine, Chocolate and Romance: March 9-10, featuring wine and chocolate festival, cupcake wars, free vow renewals, and a grape stomp; Shamrocks and Shenanigans: March 16-17, featuring Highland heavy games, Celtic village, and kilt competitions; Wonders of the World: March 23-24, featuring longbow competition, world market, and Middle Eastern dance competitions; Fiesta Festival: March 30-31, featuring fencing competitions, Flamenco dancers, Mariachi bands, and a Latino market; High Seas Adventure: April 6-7, featuring BBQ championships, longbow competition, and tattoo expos and contests. All themed weekends include free beer and/or wine sampling. Other events include a live mermaid, live armored jousting, live human combat chess, and free crafts in the children's realm daily. Tickets: $18.95 adults, $14.95 seniors, $10.95 children ages 5-12. Parking is free. Information: www.BayAreaRenaissanceFest.com

Flea Market and Collectibles Fair: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A monthly Flea Market and Collectibles Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, books, jewelry, discount postage, sharks' teeth and so much more! Over 50 vendors display their items for sale. Admission: $6. Information: 941-366-7761.

Courthouse concerts: Historic Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Realize Bradenton will host free live outdoor concerts 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27 and every Wednesday through March 27 featuring live music by the Manatee Concert Band. Bring your lunch or purchase a boxed lunch catered by Renaissance on 9th. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Manatee. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the cause. Information: 744-7484.

Music Fest: Village of the Arts, 12th St. W. and Ninth Ave., Bradenton

The Artist's Guild of Manatee and VMI Media Group will sponsor Music Fest, 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 1 featuring 20 local bands and musicians performing at various venues throughout the Village. They include Brazos the Cat, Us Entangled, Steve Arvey, Cats in the Basement, Dropin Pickups, The New Graves, Elephant in the Room and more. For a full list of locations and bands performing, visit www.thevillagemagazine.net/musicfest.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. March 1 featuring live music by The Lauren Mitchell Band. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Florida Wine Fest. 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.

"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. March 1 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.

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.

First Fridays Artwalk: Village of the Arts, 12th St. W. and Ninth Ave., Bradenton

The Village of the Arts will have First Friday Artwalks 6-9:30 p.m. March 1 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com.

2013 Parrish Heritage Day Festival and Parade: various locations, Parrish

The Parrish Civic Association will host the 2013 annual Heritage Day Festival and Parade March 2, starting with a parade at 10:30 a.m., traveling from 121st Avenue to Erie Road, 82nd Street, crossing Highway 301 and ending at Gulf Coast Railway Museum parking lot, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish. There will be entertainment and food and beverage vendors. Information: 941-812-5291.

Classic Movie Series: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa

The historic Tampa Theatre is showing "Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen," a new series of classic movies including "To Catch A Thief," March 3, "It," a silent movie featuring live accompaniment by Dr. Steven Ball on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, March 10, and "Roman Holiday, March 17. All show times are 3 p.m. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 members. Tickets for the silent movie "It," are $12 adults, $10 for children, seniors, military and members. Information: 813-274-8981 or visit www.TampaTheatre.org.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. March 8 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.

Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Market: Coquina Beach, 2603 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach

The Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Market will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 featuring a bake sale, housewares, tools, jewelry, antiques, fresh produce, collectibles, toys and much more for sale. Look for the pirate ship "Scullywag" with Privateers selling grilled burgers and hot dogs. Food from Big John's Famous Texas Barbecue is also available for purchase. Information: 941-798-9266 or visit www.amiprivateers.org.

BINGO

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. 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.

DANCES

Anna Maria Irish Ceili: Mannatee Sport Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton

The Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers will begin their winter program 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27. Information: 941-779-1416, 941-778-1554 or 941-727-1534.

Bayshore Recreation Center: 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton

A senior dance will be held 10 a.m.-noon Fridays through April. Music will be provided by Ernie Litz. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Admission: $4. Information: 941-753-0313 or 941-756-9255.

Bradenton Dance Center: 6006 Cortez Road W., Bradenton

Information: 941-545-1771.

Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton

Bradenton Tropical Palm will host a dance in the Beall Auditorium 7 p. m. Feb. 15 with live music by Shine On. Cost: $5. Information: 941-748-7423.

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: $8. Friday group lessons 7-8 p.m. and social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $8 each session. Information: 941-465-1031.

Colony Cove: Harmony Hall, 7615 Lakeshore Dr., Ellenton

Colony Cove will host a dance 7-10 p.m. Feb. 15 with live music by a 13-piece big band. Tickets: 5 at the door. Information: 941-447-0153.

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. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.

Sahib Shrine: 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota

Big Band dances at the Sahib Shrine are 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21 and each first and third Thursday of the month through April. Information: 941-366-4449.

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.

FARMERS MARKETS

Farmers Market at San Marco Plaza: 8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch

The San Marco Plaza Farmers 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 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 seafood, prepared foods, organic products, arts and craft vendors, live music and cooking demonstrations. The market expands to welcome Mainly Art, a gathering of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their handmade goods. every third Saturday of the month. 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.

FLEA MARKETS

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.

SOCIAL CLUBS

American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton

Valentine's Day Dance, 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Dance party, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 15 , featuring live entertainment by Jack Tamburin . Breakfast 8 a.m., old-fashioned dance party with the Bob Dewart Band featuring Eddie Tobin 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Burgers, dogs, fish, chicken and shrimp, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Karaoke every other Wednesday night. Casino-style Arcade, 9 a.m.-midnight daily. Lunch in the lounge, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (public welcome). Spaghetti and meatball dinner, every first Friday of the month. Meatloaf dinner, every third Friday of the month. 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

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. and Thirsty Thursdays: beer and hotdog specials. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and All You Can Eat Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. All You Can Eat Breakfast 8-11 a.m., bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest 4:30-6:30 p.m.; $2 crockpot meal Mondays. Information: 941-729-8535.

VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Sweetheart Dance 7 p.m. Feb. 15 with Smokey Daniels Band. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Thursday night burgers, hot dogs, sausage, 5-6:30 p.m. and bingo at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.

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