Things to do: March 7-13

March 7, 2013 

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Annual Pineapple Antique Show: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church and the Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise will host the 37th Annual Pineapple Antique Show and Sale beginning with a preview party 5-8 p.m. March 7. Daytime shows are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 9. The event will feature over 30 local and regional antique dealer, crystal and glass repair, and more. Preview party tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at door. Show dates tickets, $6. Information: 941-954-4165.

Nineteenth Annual Spring Break Shootout: Bradenton Motorsports Park, 21000 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton

The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords will once again join forces with the NMRA to feature the Spring Break Shootout races and activities noon-5 p.m. March 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8-9, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 10. This event features a car show and some of the fastest street-style Mustangs in the land competing for the honor of Spring Break Shootout champion. Tickets: $25-$95, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. For a full schedule visit www.nmradigital.com.

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

Reading and Film Festival Celebrating Marcel Proust: various locations, Sarasota

New College of Florida, Selby Public Library and the Alliance Francaise of Sarasota County present "Proust Project Sarasota - Swann's Way: a 100th birthday celebration," marking the anniversary of "In Search of Lost Time," celebrated with a month long reading and film festival featuring talks by leading Marcel Proust experts form around the world, including scholars from Princeton, Brown and other universities. The event features a film screening "Marcel Proust: A Writer's Life," 2 p.m. March 7, a book discussion in French "Combray," 10 a.m. March 8, a film screening, "Swann in Love," 2 p.m. March 9, a book discussion "Swann's Way," 10:30 a.m. March 11, a lecture in French "Madame Proust," 7 p.m. March 12, a lecture "Proust's Reception in the Anglo-American World," 7 p.m. March 19, a lecture "Proust, the Arts, and Neuroscience," 7 p.m. March 26. For a full schedule of events, times, dates and titles, call 941-955 0700 or 941- 487-5000.

Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton

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

n Music in the Park: The David Smash Band, 6-8 p.m. March 8.

n Music in the Park: R.J. Howson Band, 6-8 p.m. March 15.

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

"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.

Mixon Fruit Farms Health and Business Fair: 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton

Mixon Fruit Farms is having a Health and Business Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8 featuring free health screenings that include hearing and sight exams, diabetes screenings, cholesterol screenings, chiropractic needs and massages. There will be a bloodmobile, local businesses, crafters and vendors and many more. Admission is free. Information: 941-748-5829.

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. through March 22. Cost: free will donation. Information: 941-722-8253.

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: "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.

All You Can Eat Country Breakfast: Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 6323 13th St. Ct. E., Bradenton

An all-you-can-eat country breakfast of pancakes, waffles, ham, grits, scrambled eggs, home fires, sausage gravy, biscuits, coffee and orange juice will be 8-10:30 a.m. March 9. Cost: $5 adults, $2 children ages 6-10. Information: 941-752-7966.

Magician Variety Show: Sunny Shores Community Center, 3827 116th St. W., Bradenton

Chandler and Dan Tong, the magician "dream team," will present their Mind Illusions and jaw dropping magic 7 p.m. March 9. Tickets: $15. Reservations and information: 941-705-9244.

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.

Thirty-fifth Annual Artistry in Wood Show: Boys and Girls Club, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

The Gulf Coast Carvers Guild will host its 35th Annual Artistry in Wood Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 featuring extraordinary detailed sculptures in wood made by local and regional wood carvers and artists. There will be doer prizes and carving supplies are available for purchase. Parking is free. Admission: $2 donation to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs. Information: 941-955-7102.

Palmetto Heritage Day: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

Palmetto will celebrate "Coming Home" during Heritage Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9. This free event will feature an open house, blacksmith, spinner and quilter show, petting corral, free train rides for children, storyteller Windell Campbell, a photography exhibit "The Water's Edge" featuring works by local photographer/artist Ed Parker, pie contest with celebrity judges at 1 p.m., and a book signing by Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith, author of "Lawyers & Legends of Manatee County." The public is encouraged to bring old photos and will have the opportunity to help identifying people on photos from the Palmetto archives. The 1880 Post Office will be open for business with a special 2013 cancellation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.

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. through 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 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

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

Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10 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.

Fourteenth Annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run: various locations, Bradenton and Sarasota

The 14th Annual Poker Run to benefit the Humane Society will begin with registration 11 a.m.-noon March 10 at the Humane Society of Sarasota, 2331 15th St., Sarasota. First bike out at 11:30 a.m. with stops at Irish pubs and restaurants along the way to the last stop and party at Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Tiki Hut, 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton. There will be cash prizes for high and low hands and prize drawings. Registration: $10 per hand, $20 for three hands. Information: 941-794-2489.

Arts and Crafts Festival: Tropic Isles Cooperative, 3100 10th St. W., Palmetto

Tropic Isles Cooperative will host its annual Arts and Crafts Festival 1-4 p.m. March 10 featuring works by 24 local and regional artists and crafters offering a wide range of items for sale, including mixed media, pastels, Pandora beads and hand sewn items, unique wood carvings, sterling jewelry, glass art, copper works and more. Live entertainment will be provided by Iris Sanderson. There will be door prizes and a prize drawings. Information: 336-209-1536.

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 "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.

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: 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.

Monday Night Movies at the Ringling: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Monday Night Movies featuring an exceptional series of movies, including "Philadelphia," March 11, "Groundhog Day," March 18, "Pulp Fiction," March 25, "Clerks," April 1, "The Usual Suspects," April 8, "Scream," April 15, "As Good As It Gets," April 22, "Good Will Hunting," April 29, "The Big Lebowski," May 6, "Being John Malkovich," May 13, "American Beauty," May 20. All movie times are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7. Information: 941-358-3180 or visit www.ringling.org.

Third Annual Oldies Beach Dance: Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra and Gulf Drive Band will perform at the third annual Oldies Beach Dance 3-5 p.m. March 12. The event will feature accomplished musicians performing a musical dance mix of oldies from the 50s, 60s, swing, jazz, country and popular music. Specials guest artist will be Anna Maria Island favorite KoKo Ray Hansen. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and are $ 8. in advance, $10 at the door. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Historic Palmetto Walking Tour: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave., Palmetto

An historic walking tour of Palmetto will be 2 p.m. March 13. Participants will see some of the historic buildings in downtown and along the riverfront during this 2-hour long walk and includes a tour of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Information: 941-721-2034. Information: 941-721-2034.

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

Realize Bradenton will host free live outdoor concerts 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 13 featuring live music by the Scott Blum Duo. 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.

"Wizard of Oz" Floral Show: Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton

The Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles Catholic Church and the C.W.A. will present "The Wizard of Oz" Floral Show 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 13 featuring displays of floral fantasy designs by Mark Clark of Flowers by Edie and a special guest appearance by "Dorothy." All arrangements will be taken home by lucky winners in a free prize drawing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 can be purchased only at the church. No tickets are sold at the door. Information: 941-761-9568.

Twenty-seventh Annual Craft Fair: Terra Ceia Village RV Resort, 9303 Bayshore Road, Terra Ceia

The residents of Terra Ceia Village will host their 27th Annual Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13 featuring local and regional artists offering a wide variety of quality arts and crafts for sale. In addition, there will be a bake sale and coffee, door prizes and prize drawings. Information: 941-723-2425 or 989-345-5847.

Concert in the Grove: Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton

MIxon Pavilion will be the backdrop for an evening concert 6-9 p.m. March 14 featuring live music by Yesterdayze. Concerts are $5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers allowed, Parking is free. Information 941-748-5829

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

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

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. March 16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17. 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.

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. March 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.

"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 County Historic Boat Tours: Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton

The Manatee County Department of Historical Resources in partnership with Island Pearl Excursions will host a heritage water tour as part of March Manatee Heritage Days, a month long focus on the county's history. The tours, with historic narrative by Cathy Slusser are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $30 per tour. Seating is limited. Reservations: 941- 780-8010 or visit www.amishuttleservice.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. April 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.

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.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. April 5 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.

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. April 5 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com.

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. April 12-14 featuring dealers offering some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale in the United States. Tickets: $4. Information: 941- 954-4165.

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. March 22 with live music by Del and Gary. 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.

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. March 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

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.

Marine Corps League Bunker: 5225 26th St. W., Bradenton

Karaoke with Jim and Pauline, 6 p.m. March 8 and 22. All military veterans and guests are welcome. Information: 941-744-0332.

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. Buffalo Chicken Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. with music by Polaris 6-9 p.m. March 9. 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

Vietnam Vet DJ Jesse James, 7 p.m. March 9. 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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