Things to do: March 21-26

March 21, 2013 



Bradenton Woman's Club 100th Anniversary: 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

The Bradenton Woman's Club will celebrate its 100th Anniversary 5-7:30 p.m. March 21 featuring entertainment, beverages and hors d'oeuvres. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-747-6222.

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

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: "Life in Stills," 3 p.m. March 21, and "Room 514," 7 p.m. March 21. All showings will be followed by a discussion with the audience. Tickets: $7. For detailed information, venue location, and more, call 941-552-6304 or visit

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

The Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival will be 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

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

Music in the Park: Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton

Shotgun Justice, 6-8 p.m. March 22 in the Mosaic Amphitheater.

Dean Johanesen and The Human Condition, 6-8 p.m. March 29 in the Mosaic Amphitheater.

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

"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

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

The Knights of Columbus Council 7414 will host a Friday Fish Fry Dinners 4:30-7 p.m. 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 movie "Easter Parade," 6 p.m. March 22. Tickets: $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or visit

Granny's Attic Sale: Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Sarasota

Freedom Village will host its Granny Attic Sale 9 a.m.-noon March 23 featuring power tools, jewelry, collectibles, miscellaneous and more. Information: 941-798-8126.

Rock-n-Roll Family Easter Festival: The Tabernacle Church, 4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota

The Tabernacle Church will host a Rock-n-Roll Family Easter Festival 10 a.m.-noon March 23 featuring a helicopter egg drop followed by an egg hunt for ages 1-12. There will be games, crafts, music, a puppet show, bounce houses and more. The church will be serving hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks at no charge. Mobile Ministry will be distributing bags of groceries and provide free shopping for clothing items for free to families in need. The festival is free and open to the public. Information: 941-355-8858.

"BIG" Car Show: Bradenton Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast will host a "BIG" Car Show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23 featuring all makes and model cars and prizes and trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Classic, Kids Pick, Exotic, European and Best in Show. There will be fun for the entire family, live music and food and beverage vendors. Admission is free. Information: 941-488-4009 or visit

"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. March 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

"Flower Power" Flower Show: Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota

The Sarasota Garden Club presents "Flower Power," a 1960s-themed standard Flower Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23-24, featuring over 200 horticultural specimens and 40 floral designs. Lunch is available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 941-955-0875.

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. 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:

G.T. Bray Easter Egg Hunt: G.T. Bray park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton

The Church at Bradenton will hold its sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt 2-5 p.m. March 24 near the amphitheater at G.T. Bray park. Egg hunts are: 2:30 p.m. for ages 2-3, 3 p.m. for ages 6-8, 3:30 p.m. for ages 4-5 and 4 p.m. for ages 9-11. Other activities include bounce houses, face painting, toddler egg hunt and more. The event is free. Information: 941-792-3462 or

Fifth annual Sarasota Ballroom Dance Challenge: Hyatt Regency, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota

Dancers from around the nation will come together for the Fifth Annual Sarasota Ballroom Challenge beginning at 8:30 a.m. with amateur and professional-amateur divisions, followed by the American Rhythm and International Latin dances, gourmet dinner, open dancing and awards, and ending with the Professional Competition and World Class Professional Show. All day tickets, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: $25; dinner tickets with preferred seating and World Class Professional Show, 8 p.m.: $175; World Class Professional Show, 9:30 p.m.: $60. Information: 941-799-0800 or visit

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 24 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, Karen Greenley. 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.

Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby Fundraiser: Astro Skate and Fun Center, 3611 Third St. W., Bradenton

The Bradentucky Bombers will be skating for a cause against the Tri County Rolling Militia at the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby starting with a tailgating at 6 p.m. followed by the game at 7 p.m. March 24. A portion of a prize drawing will be donated to the Peyton Wright Foundation. Bring a chair, track seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for guests 18 and older. The after-party will be 9:15 p.m. at Lost Kangaroo Pub on Old Main Street in Bradenton. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: 941-713-0426.

The 18th Annual "Giving Hunger The Blues": Hillview Street, Sarasota

The 18th Annual Giving Hunger the Blues will be noon-8 p.m. March 24 and is an all-day family and charity block party with entertainment and fun for all ages. There will be games, rides and activities for children and food and beverages are available for purchase. Live music will be provided by live bands on two stages, including Sarasota Orchestra's Wind Ensemble and Brass Quintet, Come Back Alice, Fogt's All Stars, Lauren Mitchell Band, The Boneshakers, The Florida Blues Brothers, H2H -- The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band, Drum Studio All Stars, Shoebox Monsters, Olivia Little and The Alter Ego's, Jazz Juvenocracy, Traphik 3:16, The Garbage Men, Boom Goes The Dynamite and Capoeira Volta Ao Mundo. Admission: $5, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free in the Sarasota Memorial Hospital parking garage. Proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Information: 941-366-5555 or visit

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 through March 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

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: 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. Ballet: "La Fille Mal Gardee," Royal Ballet, London, 2 p.m. April 7, encore performance 7 p.m. April 9. 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 "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

Palmetto Historical Walking Tour: Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will host a walking tour of historic Palmetto 10 a.m. March 24. The walk will be approximately two hours long and will highlight some of the historic buildings in downtown and along the riverfront in Palmetto. It includes tours of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast and the buildings in the historical park. Wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are required. 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 27 featuring live music by Blue Star. 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.

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

Music in the Park: City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach

Join the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra 5-10 p.m. March 29 for a night of blues, popular and country music by local bands and enjoy shopping with various vendors, and have dinner at local restaurants and food and beverage vendors. Proceeds from the event benefits AMICCO. Information: 941-799-2181.


"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. April 19 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

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.


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

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

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

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

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: Gumbo Boogie Band, 7 p.m. March 22. 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. Vietnam Veterans from all Military branches and their guests event, 3 p.m. March 29, food and drink specials. 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. Ladies Auxiliary's Build-Your-Own-Omelet Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m., with music 6-9 p.m. March 23. 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. Seventh Annual Pork Butts and Blues Outdoor Concert, poker run, live music, vendors and auction, March 30. Information: 941-729-8535.

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

Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. March 23. 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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