Antiques & Collectibles Show set
PALMETTO -- The 48thannual Antiques & Collectibles Show will be hosted by Service Club of Mana-tee County Feb. 22-24at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd.
The three-day show features 50 exhibitors selling silver, fine china, jewelry, porcelains, glassware, furniture, linens, decorative accessories and more.
The show opens Friday with a preview reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are availablefrom Service Club members for $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
Tickets are good for the entire weekend. Showhours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 at the door.
Proceeds benefit local children's services organizations.
For tickets or informa-tion: www.ManateeServiceClub.com or 941-795-1226.
Ellenton church womenplan spaghetti dinner
ELLENTON -- Ellenton United Methodist Women will host a spaghetti dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Christian Life Center, 3607 U.S. 301 N.
For a donation of $6, spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls, drinks and dessert will be served. Proceeds will go toward mission projects. Advance tickets are available from Kay Nettles, 941-729-5814.
Tickets will be available at the door and carry-out dinners will be available.
Mardi Gras parade to wind through Rubonia
RUBONIA -- Rubonia will be celebrating its annual Mardi Gras Parade at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.
The parade begins at Bayshore Road just north of Interstate 275, and travels south down Bayshore Road to Palmview, according to Charles Miller Jr., president of the sponsoring organization, Rubonia/Terra Ceia Mardi Gras, Inc.
This year, the organization hopes to collect $2 a person to defray expenses, Miller said.
Information: 941-722-2315 or www.ruboniamardigrasinc.org.
-- Herald staff reports