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Grande Pirate Masquerade Ball: The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host the Inaugural Invasion and Grand Pirate Masquerade Ball 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez, featuring four areas of entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres, fun and mysterious surprises, games, cash bar, prize drawings and auctions. Pirate, masquerade, krewe attire or formal attire is encouraged. Tickets: $40. The event is for person 21 and older. Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Privateers programs. Information: 941-238-8974 or www.pirateinvasion.org.
Players Theatre "A Night to Remember" Gala: The Players Theatre, will honor 12 Players' Pioneers at "A Night to Remember" Gala beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a grand gala dinner Nov. 1 at Michael's On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. The event will feature live and silent auctions and live performances by Katherine Randazzo, Joseph Strickland, Jennifer Baker, Joyce Valentine, Sarah Cassidy, Ryan Modjeski, Noah Kunkel, KLaity Cairo and Lily Mancini. Seating is limited. Tickets: $150. Reservations: Michelle Bianchi Lingel at 941-365-2494.
Seventh annual Team Hope Walk: The seventh annual Team Hope Walk will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Riverwalk Park near Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. The event features prize drawings, giveaways, and a silent auction. Registration: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Proceeds will benefit Huntington's Disease Society of America. Information: 941-755-9550.
Spaghetti dinner: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 833 Magellan Dr., Sarasota, will host a spaghetti and meat balls dinner 3:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Take out service will be available. Cost: $ adults, $4 children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-755-1826.
2013 United Way Golf Tournament: Tara Golf and Country Club, 6602 Drewry's Bluff, Bradenton
The 18th annual United Way Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 featuring an 18-hole golf game at $65 per player or $260 per foursome. A putting contest is at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The putting contests $5 per player. The registration includes an rewards dinner with prizes for Hole in One, Longest Drive, and Proximity. Dress code: collared shirts, no denim and soft spikes only. Registration and information: Carol Miers at 941-749-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-American Pancake Breakfast: The Florida A&M University National Alumni, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter will host and All-American Pancake Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Touch of Class Restaurant and Lounge, 5131 14th St. W., Bradenton. The "all you can eat" menu includes gourmet pancakes, fruit salad, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potato hashbrowns and syrup. Tickets: $10. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship program for local students. Information: 941-704-6746.
Bowls of Hope: Bowls of Hope, a soup and potters event, will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Guests can enjoy the estate grounds, tented for both sun and rain, as they browse hundreds of ceramic bowls created by local potters and choose from soups donated by local restaurants. Attendees can taste as many as three varieties before selecting a favorite soup. Bread dessert and beverages will also be provided. Tickets: $25. Proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Information: 941-379-6333 or www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.
"Images of Caring" Awards Dinner: The Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation will hold "Images of Caring," its annual awards dinner, 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The event will highlight Dr. Angus Woodward Graham Jr. as he is bestowed with the Senator Edgar H. Price Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets: $100. Proceeds will benefit the Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation. Information: 941-776-4017.
"Dog's Night Out: Paws on Palm": The Animal Rescue Coalition will host "Dog's Night Out: Paws on Palm" 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Francis on Palm Avenue, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, featuring red carpet pawparazzi, a Bow Wow bar with Yappy Hours, glam portraits and gift prizes for the dogs, BYOH (Bring Your Own Human). Tickets per person: $65 advance, $75 at the door, $25 per dog. Proceeds will benefit the critical work of ARC's spay/neuter program. Information: 941-957-1955, ext. 2 or www.animalrescuecoalition.org.
Legacy of Valor Celebration Luncheon: The Junior League of Sarasota and Manatee Counties will host the Legacy of Valor Celebration Luncheon 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at Dolphin Aviation, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The event is part of the Legacy of Valor Campaign, which honors the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families and provides information about programs specifically designed to help veterans in the Southwest Florida region. Keynote speaker will be Keni Thomas, a decorated combat veteran of the elite 75th U.S. Army Ranger Rgt. special operations unit. Tickets: $40. Information: 612-280-5800 or www.jlsarasota.org.
"Pussycat Festival": Gulf Shore Animal League will host the inaugural "Pussycat Festival," 4-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tarpon Pointe Tiki Bar and Grill, 801 Riverside Dr. E., Bradenton. The event will feature a Chinese auction, animal-themed drink specials, live music by Sophie B. Hawkins, Twinkle Schascle Yockim, and Kristy Lee. Tickets: $20. Proceeds will benefit Gulf Shore Animal League. Information: Christine Hawes at 941-780-3046.
Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra "Symphony in the Sand": "Symphony on the Sand," featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. The event will feature a full 45-piece orchestra, chorus and professional soloists performing the sounds of Broadway, classic music and patriotic American songs. Attendees can enjoy small plates created by top local restaurants. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the AMICCO. Information: 941-778-1541 or www.symphonyonthesand.com.
Take Stock in Children Casino Night: Temple Beth El and the Bradenton Woman's Club will host "Take Stock in Children" and annual Casino Night 7 p.m. Nov. 9, featuring Las Vegas style games, including Texas hold 'em, blackjack and poker, roulette and live and silent auctions at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Take Stock in Children, a Manatee College a scholarship program. Information: 941-807-3650 or www.bradentonwomansclub.com.
Palmetto Postal Workers' Santa Fund: The third annual Palmetto Postal Workers' Theme Tray and Auction will be 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Palmetto Mobile Home Club, 1201 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto. The auction will benefit the children of a fellow postal worker. Information: Bob Koch at 941-284-3452 or 941-721-0306.
Capobianco's 13th annual Fundraiser for the Animals: The Capobianco's 13th annual Fundraiser for the Animals will be 6-10 p.m. Nov. 15 at 5211 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. The fundraiser will feature live music, a photo boot and refreshments. The cover charge to get in is a minimum 20-pound bag of dog food or cat food and an appetizer to share per couple. There will be live entertainment, photo booth,an auction and prize drawings. Information: 941-704-2394.
"Jazz Express": The Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton will be transformed into a jazz cabaret 6-10 p.m. Nov. 16 and 1-6 p.m. Nov. 17 for a "Jazz Express" fundraiser. The event will feature a New Orleans style dinner and drinks and live music by the Linda Baker Band, KoKo Ray and the Soul Providers, Billy Marcus, the Eddie James Quartet, the Booker Junior High Jazz Group, and the State College of Florida Jazz Ensemble and many other regional jazz musicians. Tickets: Nov. 16: $60; Nov. 17: $20, $100 VIP for both days, including food and drinks. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS and the Food Bank of Manatee. Information: Jill McGarry at 941-749-0100 or www.mealsonwheelsplus.org.
Sarasota Harley Owners Group seeking Teddy Bears: The Sarasota Harley Owners Group will be hosting the 16th Annual Great Teddy Bear Run Nov. 16 and are requesting donations of Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals. The public can drop off stuffed animals between now and Nov. 16 at Rossiter's Harley Davidson, 330 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. After the Teddy Bear Run donated items will be given to families afflicted with childhood cancer. Information: 941-313-4599 or www.rossiterharleydavidson.com or www.greatteddybearrun.com.
"High Tide at High Noon": The annual Planned Parenthood fall fashion show luncheon "High Tide at High Noon," will be at noon Nov. 18 at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The event features resort style fashion from various local merchants and a variety of fresh fare at delicious food stations. Tickets: $65. All proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood programs. Information: 941-365-3913 or www.myplannedparenthood.org.
Ringling College of Art and Design Thirteenth Annual Post Golf Tournament Banquet: The Ringling College of Art and Design will host its 13th annual Post Golf Tournament Dinner 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Larry Thompson and a student scholarship recipient. Tickets: $75, includes dinner, beverages and dessert. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 12. Proceeds will benefit students scholarships. Information: 941-893-2864.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Prize Drawing and Fundraiser: American Classic Car Sales, Bogey's Restaurant and Sports Pub, and the Braden River High School Athletic Booster Club are sponsoring a prize drawing for a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro through Nov. 23. The car, valued at $25,000, is restored and features 327 cubic inch 275 horsepower V8 engine, an automatic transmission and lots of upgrades, which the public can view at 7230 52nd Place E., Bradenton through Nov. 23. Proceeds will benefit the Bradenton River High School Football Team. Only 300 tickets will be available at $100 each and can be purchased at Bogey's and through its owner, Albert Myara, at 941-320-6533.
Island Players benefit performance: The Island Players will host a benefit performance "Over The River And Through The Woods" by Joe Di Pietro 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria. The performance's proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Tickets are $20 and are only available at Creations by L, 5500 Marina Dr., Suite 2, Holmes Beach, at www.amicco.org or from Nancy Ambrose at 941-779-2181.
16th annual Jingle and Jog 5K Road Race: Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities is proud to announce their 16th annual Jingle & Jog 5K Road Race, starting with registration at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 at 4405 DeSoto Road, Sarasota. Registrants will receive commemorative a Jingle and Jog T-shirt and goody bags. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served to participants and place finishers will receive medals. A Haven Creators Art Show, door prizes and prize drawings will also be offered with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting Community Haven. All registration fees will be matched by The Fry Family Foundation. Registration and information: Anny Barker Schefler at (941) 355-8808 ext. 258 or www.communityhaven.org.