FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
"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 14. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.
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
Annual Pinecraft Days Arts and Craft Festival: Pinecraft, intersection of Bahia Vista Street and Beneva Road, Sarasota
The 17th Annual Pinecraft Days, an arts and craft festival will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14-16 featuring over 50 exhibitors, many form the local Amish and Mennonite communities. There will be homemade quilts, books, crocheted items, scented candles, jewelry, leather, carved wood, home baked goods and much more. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-1234.
"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.
Music in the Park: Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton
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.
Florida's Largest Spring Home Show: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa
Florida's Largest Spring Home Show will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 15 and 17 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 16. The events features over 900 exhibits showcasing new and affordable ways to repair, remodel, furnish, or landscape a home. Visitors can shop for thousands of innovative products at special home show only prices and get a jump on outdoor projects for spring and learn from the experts. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors ages 77 and up, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Information: 813-621-7821.
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: "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.
Sarasota County Fair: Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The 77th Annual Sarasota County Fair will be 2-11 p.m. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-10 p.m. Sundays, and 2-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays March 15-24. The event features arts, craft, steer and swine shows, plant sale, mechanical rides and live entertainment at Crackerland by the following artists: Ober Rivers, David Smash, Drum Studio Allstars, Trapezoid, Myakka, Ship of Fools Unplugged, Steve Arvey, Passerine, Bill Schustik, and George Worthmore. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors ages 55 and up, active military and children ages 6-17, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Fairgrounds parking is free. For a full schedule and more information, call 941-365-0818 or visit https://sarasotafair.com.
Heritage Days Open House: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Walk back in time and enjoy a leisurely day among moss-draped oaks to see life as it was from another era at the Manatee Village Historical Park Heritage Open House 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16. The event will feature world famous entertainers, novel exhibitions, as well as the usual lineup of heritage artisans, interpreters and craft vendors and members of the Tin Can Tourist Vintage Trailer and Motor Coach Club displaying vintage vehicles, the Sugarcreekers Model Railroaders with an N-gauge model railroad layout, the Carousel Organ Association of America with various outdoor mechanical instruments and live music by Bob and Sheila Everhart performing old-time and traditional acoustic music. Admission and parking are free.
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast: Leisure Lakes, 2900 Eighth Ave., Palmetto
Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8-11 a.m. March 16 featuring pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. There will be music, ceramics and crafts. Donation: $4. Information: 941-723-2468.
Rummage Sale for Reading: United Way Building, 1701 14th St. W., Bradenton
The Manatee Literacy Council will host a rummage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16. International foods will be available for purchase. Information: 941-746-8197.
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.
13th annual Art At The Ranch Fine Arts Festival: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
The 13th Annual Art at the Ranch Fine Arts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16-17 featuring works by nationally acclaimed artists including painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, potters, and more. There will be free art demonstrations and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-746-2862 or visit www.artcentermanatee.org.
"Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013": Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish
Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives at "Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013," with 25-minute train rides departing every 45 min., rain or shine, beginning at 9 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. daily March 16-17 and 23-24. The event provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. There will be an inflatable slide, bounce house, face painting, inflatable snail obstacle course, G-scale train display, hayrides, a mini-tire train ride and more. Tickets: $18 for children ages 2 and older. Information: 941-776-0906 or visit www.ffrm.org.
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 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 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.
Fourteenth Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, various locations, Anna Maria Island
The Beach Bistro's 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be at 4 p.m. March 17 and is scheduled to begin at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, and ends on North Palm Drive and 78th Street. The event includes a Sham Rockin' Festival in the field adjacent to City Hall with booths offering food and crafts as of 11 a.m. The parade is free and open to the public and features area marching bands, pipe bands, musicians and colorful floats as well as charming wee folk dressed as leprechauns. Parade Marshalls are World War II veterans Sam Castelli and Jim Gabaree. This year's favorite participant is Judy the Parade Elephant let by her companion of over 40 years, Mr. Bones.
Fifth Annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party: The Shamrock Pub, 2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The Shamrock Pub will host its fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party beginning at noon March 17 featuring Irish dancers, Top O' the Limerick contest, traditional Irish and party food, live art installations, a prize drawing, live music by Andrew Thomas, Holler'n String Fellas', The Celtic Tiger, Askultura, Waking Giants, The Jacobites, Cats in the Basement, Sons of Hippies and the City of Sarasota Pipe Band. Admission is free. Information: 941-952-1730 or visit www.shamrocksarasota.com.
Clancy's 13th annual St. Paddy's Day Bash: 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton
CLancy will host its 13th Annual St. Paddy's Day Bash noon-1 a.m. March 17 featuring Irish food and continuous entertainment by TC and The Troublemakers, authentic Irish music by Tommy Devine and Paul Williams, bag pipers, Manatee Cloggers, Jack Tamburin and Tamburin's Rye Road. Prizes for the best Irish costume. Guests must be 21 years or older. Information: 941-794-2489 or visit www.clancyirishsportspub.com.
Shamrock 5K Run/Walk and Pub Crawl: Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton
The Shamrock 5K Run/Walk and Pub Crawl, featuring a 1-mile fitness walk and kid's leprechaun races, is March 17. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Kids races at 2:30 p.m. 5K chip-timed run at 3:30 p.m. One-mile fitness walk and 5K chip-timed doggie run at 3:35 p.m. The Old Main Street Post Race Party includes green beer with proper ID. Main Street merchants will have outdoor booths. The run benefits the Women's Resource Center and The Foundation for Dreams. Register online at www.active.com. Information: 941-746-5659.
Classic Movie Series: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
The historic Tampa Theatre is showing "Roman Holiday," 3 p.m. March 17 as part of "Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen," as the last in a series of classic movies. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 members. Information: 813-274-8981 or visit www.TampaTheatre.org.
2013 Israel Film Festival: Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, various locations
To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the modern state of Israel the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee selected six new and award-winning films for its annual film festival that are exclusively about Israeli life and experience - past and present. The following are the titles: "Orchestra of Exiles," 7 p.m. March 17 and March 20, "Life in Stills," 3 p.m. March 18 and March 21, "Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story," 7 p.m. March 19-20, "A Bottle in the Gaza Sea," 7 p.m. March 18 and 3 p.m. March 19, "Inventing Our Life," 7 p.m. March 18 and 3:30 p.m. March 20, and "Room 514," 7 p.m. March 21. All showings will be followed by a discussion with the audience. Tickets are $7 each or $36 for a 6-film pass. For detailed information, venue location, and more, call 941-552-6304 or visit www.jfedsrq.org/events.
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. Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, La Scala, Milan, Italy, 2 p.m. March 17, encore presentation 7 p.m. March 19. Opera: Tosca, Royal Opera House, London, 2 p.m. March 24, encore performance 7 p.m. March 26. Ballet: Ballet's Greatest Hits-YAGP Gala-Youth America Grand Prix, 2 p.m. March 31, encore performance 7 p.m. April 2. 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 "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.
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 20 featuring live music by The Jacobites. 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.
Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival: 2650 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach
The Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21 featuring a wide variety of fine arts and crafts vendors of all types offering jewelry, wood, art, photography, apparel, metal and much more for sale. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Admission and parking are free. Information: 352-344-0657 or visit www.tnteventsinc.com.
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.
Eleventh Annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals: Bradenton Motorsports Park, 21000 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be noon-5 p.m. March 21-22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24. This event features the Chevrolet Performance LSC Challenge, car shows and racing activities. Tickets: $20-$75, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. For a full schedule visit www.nmradigital.com.
"Gather 'Round the Steeple" gospel concert and fundraiser: First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1020 Fourth St. W., Palmetto
The Manatee County Historical Commission will host "Gather 'Round the Steeple," a gospel concert and fundraiser, 7 p.m. March 22 featuring three popular southern gospel acts: Henry Lawrence, The Wares Creek Boys, and The Redeemed Gospel Quartet. Tickets: $20. There will be two intermissions and a freewill "Pass the hat" offering during the show. Proceeds will benefit the reconstruction of the 1887 Old Meeting House Church. Information: 941-722-4541 or 941-741-4075.
"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.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. March 12 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.
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.
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. April 13 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
BIngo, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Dance Line: Jack Tamburin, 7 p.m. March 15. Special event: The Tampa Time Machine, 7:30 p.m. March 16, doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 a person, $25 a couple, includes appetizers. 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 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. St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with live music beginning at 3 p.m. March 17. 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
Karaoke with Jim and Pauline, 7 p.m. March 16. St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef dinner at noon Feb. 17.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.