FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
"Let It Snow": Planetarium at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The South Florida Museum will present a new holiday show "Let It Snow," 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:15 a.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays Nov. 29-Dec. 24. The show features a new variety of festive classicS from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberain Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special effect and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is a fun and entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. The show is included with general admission tickets to the South Florida Museum. General admission: $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors ages 65 and older, $11.95 children ages 4-12, free to children ages 3 and younger, military with proper ID and free to museum members. For detailed information, call 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Christmas Open House and Sale: Parrish United Methodist Thrift Shops, 12020 71st St. E., Parrish
Parrish United Methodist Thrift Shops will host their annual Christmas Open House and Half Price Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, offering beautiful Christmas and gift items, as well as furniture, clothing and shoes. There will be prize drawings and cookies and punch will be offered. There will be door prizes. Information: 941-776-2325
Coquina Beach Market, 2650 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach
Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through April 24. The market features fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and more. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Information: Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.
Ringling Monday Night Movies: Historic Asolo, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
The Ringling Monday Night Movies are "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Dec. 2 and "Auntie Mame" Dec. 9. All movie times are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7. Information: 941-360-7399 or www.ringling.org.
Island Players benefit performance for AMICCO: Island Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
The Island Players will be performing "Over The River And Through The Woods" 8 p.m. Dec. 3 for the benefit of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Tickets: $20. Tickets are not available at the Island Players box office. For detailed information: 941-799-2181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Holiday Splendor": John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holiday season and help support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots 5-9 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring the estate's extended evening hours and enjoy holiday music and performances by local elementary, middle, and high schools. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission: one unwrapped toy per guest, or without toy $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
Sugar Plum Shoppes: Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
The shopping event of the season, the Sugar Plum Shoppes at Renaissance on 9th, is back and will be open for business 4-8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6. Shoppers are invited to a holiday gift market extravaganza where local vendors offer holiday gifts, home decor, jewelry and the latest fashion accessories. The Generations Gift Shop and Second Generation Thrift Shop will have special deals on holiday merchandise as well as a wide variety of boxed gifts in festive packaging. There will be door prizes, holiday cocktails and food specials available for purchase. Proceeds of the sales will benefit the programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee. Information: 941-749-0100 or www.renaissanceon9th.org.
"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. Dec. 6 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.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6 featuring live music by the Gamble Creek Band. Beer, wine and food sales benefit Lakewood Ranch Auxiliary. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit www.lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet.
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.
Annual Holiday Nights of Lights: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota
The 35th annual "Holiday Night of Lights is St. Armands kick-off to the holiday season and will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 featuring an annual Christmas Carol Sing-along, followed by the "Santa Parade" lead by the Wells Fargo Stage Coach, the arrival of Santa in his spectacular sleigh and a tree lighting ceremony. Photos with Santa are available throughout the evening. The public can enjoy holiday entertainment, special store promotions and gracious hospitality provided by the many shops and restaurants. The event is free and open to the public. Information: www.starmandscircleassoc.com.
Christmas in the Park: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto
Enjoy creatively decorated buildings, kids' crafts, Santa, entertainment and more at this 1940s-themed event 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6-7 featuring activities including letter to soldiers, a "Memory Tree" in the Military Museum, "Cooking on a Ration" recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, contests for prizes, model trains, a petting corral and letters to Santa. The Jolly Old Elf himself will be arriving by fire truck at 6 p.m. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a canned food item for First United Methodist Church of Palmetto's food pantry and drop them of at park entrances. On Friday night, the Palmetto Public Library across the street will be doing face painting, holiday photos and children's book and holiday ring giveaway. Information: 941-721-2034.
Fourth annual Sarasota Craft Show: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The fourth annual Sarasota Craft Show will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 featuring over 100 artists chosen from the nation's top craft artists, emphasizing technical skills, quality of workmanship, and originality of design in various art medias, including decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, sculpture, furniture and photography. Tickets: $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, children ages 9 and younger are admitted free. Three-day pass: $12. Information: 941-9542496 or www.sarasotacraftshow.com.
Bead and Jewelry Show: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
A Bead and Jewelry show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6-8 featuring dealers from across the United States offering gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for sale. Admission: $4 for three days, children ages 15 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-954-0202 or www.frankcoxproductions.
South Florida Museum Film Friday Series: Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St., Bradenton
The South Florida Museum's Film Friday Series "Greeting From Florida," featuring popular movies set in the Sunshine State will include the following movies: "Ace Ventura" Dec. 6, "The Birdcage" Dec. 13. There will be a special holiday screening of "Meet Me in St. Louis" Dec. 20. All screenings are at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 museum members. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Family Night at the Museum "Toy Stories": South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton
Celebrate the history and fun of the holidays and design your own toy at Family Nights at the Museum 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7, featuring a screening of "Toy Story 3" and a special Planetrium and Manatee presentation. Museum admission is half-priced after 4 p.m. during Family Nights. Regular tickets are $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors ages 65 and over, $11.95 children ages 4-12, admission is free for children ages 3 and younger, museum members and active military with valid ID. Information: 941-746-4131 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
"A Night Before Christmas" at G.T. Bray Park: 5502 33rd Ave Dr. W, Bradenton
The Manatee Parks and Recreation Department's annual "A Night Before Christmas," will be 4-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 with Santa arriving by helicopter at 4 p.m.. The event will feature various family friendly activities including 10 tons of snow, face painting, bounce houses, inflatable slide, trampoline power jump, hayrides, cookie crafts, and visits with Santa. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-742-5923.
Sidewalk Astronomy: Holmes Beach City Hall parking lot, 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
The local group of Deep Sky Observers, a Manatee/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will offer the public a chance to view spectacular celestial sights through their high-powered telescopes 7-10 p.m. Dec. 7, weather permitting. Participants will be treated to up close views of the moon and other celestial objects as they become visible throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-342-9632.
Sugar Creek Country Club Community Sale and Bazaar: 3330 26th Ave. E., Bradenton
Sugar Creek Country Club will hold its Community Sale and Bazaar 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 featuring furniture, white elephant items, arts and crafts and baked goods. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: email@example.com.
Craft Sale and Small Business Expo: Palmetto Elks Lodge 2449, 4611 Fourth Ave. E., Palmetto
A Craft Sale and Small Business Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring over 40 vendors offering jewelry, soaps, candies, nuts, fruits, sea shells, baby gifts, scarves, stockings, Christmas crafts, picture frames, handmade cards, chair massage and skin care, wreaths, home products, facials, sewing and crochet and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto's Elks Charity Fund. Information: 941-722-6937.
Manatee Performing Arts Center Guided Tours and Holiday Shopping Event: 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
The gift shop at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, Wishes Boutique, will be open for a special holiday shopping event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and for guided tours of the theater 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Browse through holiday inspired items including hand-crafted jewelry, hand knitted scarves, stained glass, small paintings created by Manatee Players volunteers. Proceeds will benefit the Manatee Players. Information: 941-749-1111.
Annual Christmas Craft Sale: Horseshoe Cove, 5100 60th St. E., Bradenton
The Horseshoe Cove Annual Christmas Craft Sale will be 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 featuring fine hand paintings, lighted Christmas wreaths, knitted and crocheted items, casserole carriers, jewelry, Afghans, wood carvings, scrubbies, purses, sweat shirts, kitchen towels, candy, woven baskets and handmade penguins. Coffee and homemade coffee cake will be available for purchase. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual "Holly Faire": Heritage Village West Clubhouse, 4100 66th St. Circle W., Bradenton
The fourth annual Holly Faire will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8, a unique arts, crafts and gift show, featuring multiple local artists offering painted gourds, stained glass, wood turning, photography, jewelry, clay sculptures, paper and jean purses, island images, ornaments, embroidery, t-shirts, baskets, florals, watercolors poinsettias, exotic plants, holiday decorations, baked good, gift baskets and more. Lunch is available for purchase 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. Information: 941-795-1006.
"Winter Dreams, A Holiday Ice Spectacular!": Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
Ellenton Ice and the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club will present "Winter Dreams, A Holiday Ice Spectacular!" 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The show will feature beginning, adult and competitive skaters, and the national and international pair competitors. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors ages 60 and older, $10 children ages 9 and younger. Information: 941-723-3663 or www.ellentonice.com.
The 36th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes: various locations, Manatee County
The public can visit various homes located in Manatee County decorated for the Holidays by area designers, artists and florists, during the 36th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Visitors can purchase gifts and sample offerings from multiple local shops and restaurants at various locations along the route. Tickets: $15-$20. Information: 941-748-8579 or http://entrenousmanatee.org.
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park "Plantation Christmas": 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division, the Gamble Plantations Preservation Alliance and the Florida Park Service will host the Plantation Christmas Open House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8. Visitors can enjoy the lavishly decorated Gamble Mansion and the Patten House, and travel the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period featuring costumed volunteers and the Fourth Florida Volunteer Infantry in military dress re-enacting a Confederate encampment. There will be music, crafts and fun for everyone. Admission is free. Information: 941-723-4536.
Holiday Bake Sale: Island Players, 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Player's Holiday Bake Sale will be 4 p.m. Dec. 8 featuring cakes, pies, brownies, holiday cookie trays, candy, coffee cakes, muffins and much ore. Proceeds will benefit Island Players. Information: 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431.
Inaugural Braden River Boat Parade: The Old Braden River Historical Society will hold the inaugural Braden River Boat Parade at 5:30 p.m. at Linger Lodge, 7205 85th St. Ct. E., Bradenton. Boaters can check in at 4 p.m. Bring chair and vote for your favorite boat via phone or text message at 941-320-8811 or by paper ballot. The parade will end at Linger Lodge. There will be an auction of items and a presentation of awards. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-320-8811 old www.oldbradenriver.org.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13 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.
Sail Pavilion "Brews and Bites": 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa
Sail Pavilion will be hosting a monthly Brews and Bites Food Truck Rally 6-10 p.m. Dec. 13 and every second Friday of the month. There will be live entertainment by local musicians, a mojito bar, summer specialty cocktails, craft beers and multiple food trucks offering something for every tastebud. Information: 813-373-1193.
Christmas Costume Gala: Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
Keep Manatee Beautiful and Olive Branch Hair Studio will host a Christmas Costume Gala 6-10 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 featuring a silent auction, dining and dancing to live music by the Soul Sensations. Masters of Ceremonies are ABC 7's Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan and magician-illusionist Ken Chandler. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Christmas character or in formal attire, prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. Tickets: $75. Reservations with payment are required by Dec. 11. Information: 941-746-42467 or 941-795-8272.
"A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas," annual holiday festival: Manatee Village Historical Park, along Old Main St., Bradenton
The Manatee Village Historical Park will host "A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas," a family-friendly street festival 5-9 p.m. Dec. 14, featuring kids' crafts, entertainment, model railroads, food and craft vendors, sledding on a snow mountain and live music by Gary Reinstrom, The EZ Keys and The Eighth Notes. Information: Christine A. Brown at 941-741-4075.
Mainly Art and Farmers Market: along Old Main Street and Fourth Avenue West, Bradenton
Mainly Art, an art and music filled, family friendly event at the Bradenton Farmers Market, will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 19, featuring local artists, artisans and crafts people displaying and selling their creations, including paintings, jewelry, baskets, glassware, photography, painted furniture, woodworks, glass and plant hangings, children's clothing and much more. The event also features live music and "Art Of" demonstrations. Information: www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton
Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. Dec. 19 featuring live music by Billy Rice, and 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": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20 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.
American Legion Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Public welcome. Information: 941-794-3489.
Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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.
Holy Cross Church: 505 26th St. W., Palmetto
Bingo, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Food served 4:30-6 p.m. Information: 941-779-3494.
Tidevue Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Ct. E. (off US 301 N.), Ellenton
Bingo, doors open 5 p.m., games start at 6:10 p.m. Fridays Nov.-April 2014. Information: 941-722-2557.
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 p.m. Cost: $10. Friday advanced group lessons 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Friday social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-9:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Afternoon ballroom dances are 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $10. Dance Fusion for adults 7 p.m., for children 6 p.m. Thursdays; Cost: $10 adults, $5 children. Dance Information: Dwayne Biggs at 941-465-1031.
Adult Singles Dance Club: YMCA, 1075 Euclid Ave., Sarasota
Dance with live bands plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday, except Dec. 28.. Admission: $10. Complimentary snacks. Reservations for New Years Eve are now available. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
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.
West Coast Woman's Club of Manatee County: H2U, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Let's Dance! a monthly social dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Dec. 14 and every second Saturday of each month. Dance lessons are 6:15-7 p.m. at no additional charge. Music will be provided by Ellsworth and Company. Light snacks will be provided. Water and sodas are available for purchase. BYOB. Cost: $8. Information: Kelly Helm at 941-447-8238.
Bradenton Farmers' Market: Old Main St., Bradenton
The Bradenton Farmers Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, featuring over 30 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, and the work of local artists and craftspeople. For more information about the Bradenton Farmers' Market, visit www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com. 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.
Ellenton Farmers Market: 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
The Ellenton Farmers Market is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and specializes in "green" natural, organic and environmentally friendly products that makes for a healthier lifestyle and a better environment. Information: 941-725-0205.
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 April. Information: 941-366-1323 or visit www.farmhousemarket.org.Bradenton Farmers Market: Main Street, Bradenton
San Marco Plaza Market: San Marco Plaza at 8209 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch
Shop for local produce 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays featuring cut flowers, fresh seafood, coffees, pottery, herbs and more. The market features live entertainment performed by local musicians. Information: 941-799-4213.
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.
Old Manatee Flea: Manatee Avenue, between Eighth and Ninth streets east, Bradenton
The shops of Old Manatee will be hosting the Old Manatee Flea Dec. 8 and Jan. 12 featuring antiques, jewelry, clothing, housewares, books, crafts and more. Shops in the area will be open as well, including Retro Rosie's Cobwebs, Braden River Antiques, Ocean Rock Design and St. Vincent de Paul. Information: Nancy Cobb at 941-708-0913 or email retrorosiesandcobwebs@gmail
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Lunch is served 11-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Spaghetti dinner and salad bar 5-7 p.m. and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 6-9 p.m., Live music by Art Siefert 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Ladies Auxiliary sponsored Bingo 1-3 p.m., chicken wings 5-8 p.m., karaoke with Franky Allen 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Quesadillas 5-8 p.m., TBD Band 7-10 p.m. Thursdays. Fried or baked fish 5-7 p.m., dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Foxhole Lounge: hot dogs 11 a.m.7 p.m. Saturdays. Breakfast 8-11:30 a.m., dancing and live music by Bob Dewart Band with Eddie Tobin on piano 2-5 p.m. Sundays; Cost: $5 members, $5 nonmembers. The public is welcome. Information: 941-794-3489 or www.americanlegionpost24.com.
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 Detachment 588: 5225 26th St. W., Bradenton
All past and present military personnel and their guests are welcome to the Bunker Bar for fellowship, camaraderie, entertainment, and refreshments. Bar hours: 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Karaoke every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Information: 941-301-4598.
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
Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimming, 2 p.m. Nov. 28. Entertainment by Stacy 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. All you can eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon, 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
Jack Tamburin Band, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays. New menu, bar food served 11-7 p.m. daily. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.