Aging in Paradise offers enhancing brain power workshop

February 18, 2014 

Center offers free brain power workshop

LONGBOAT KEY -- The Aging in Paradise Resource Center is offering a free three-hour workshop on enhancing brain power by Nick Kovalakides at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Aging in Paradise Resource Center, second floor, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

Complimentary respite care for attendees caring for a loved one.

Kovalakides holds a master's degree, and is a retired coach, athlete and U.S. Marine Corp captain.

The Aging in Paradise Resource Center provides solutions and opportunities for seniors, enabling them to live with dignity and the highest possible level of health, independence and quality of life.

Information: 941-383-6493 or go to aginginparadise.org.

Musical 'Beehive' opens in Kiwanis Theater Feb. 27

BRADENTON -- The musical "Beehive" opens in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W. on Feb. 27 and runs through March 16.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $15 for teachers and $13 for students. RSVP by calling 941-748-5875 or go to manateeplayers.com.

"Beehive" is directed and choreographed by Kyle Turoff and features Alana Opie, Noelia Altamirano, Briana Lutzi, Ariel Blue, Syreeta Banks and Helen Holliday.

Film-entertainment mixer set at SCF Lakewood Ranch

BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will hold the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., in the Center for Innovation and Technology.

Del Jacobs, SCF professor and film production technology program manager, and Daisy Vulovich, associate vice president of corporate and community development, will introduce SCF alumni Ryan Bodie, owner of Ryan Bodie Films and producer at Studio 26 Productions in Bradenton, and Karl and Rhonda Wilson, owners of 2DB Productions in Sarasota.

Bodie is co-producer and cinematographer of a new film, "Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins," the untold story of Christian musician Rich Mullins, who walked away from his fame and fortune to live on a Navajo reservation and teach children music. He also directed "Click Clack Jack: A Rail Legend," which won Best Short Film at the New York International Independent Film Festival.

The Wilsons are directing and producing "Catching Junior Tate," a local independent film about a bounty hunter who finds himself stranded south of the border with a bookie, crooked cop, loan shark and bail jumper. They previously directed and produced the local film, "Breaking Up With Rosie," which won Best Florida Production at the 2013 Gasparilla International Film Festival.

Jeanne Corcoran, director of Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office, will moderate a conversation with K.C. Schulberg, an independent producer and film executive and former worldwide production supervisor for New York-based Hallmark Entertainment, and John Daly, journalist and TV host.

Pre-registration is $10; registration at the door is $12. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Go to filmsarasota.com for more information.

-- Herald staff reports

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