FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Ringling by the Bay: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music by soulRcoaster and dancing on the Bolger Campiello near Ca' d'Zan 5-8 p.m. Feb. 20. Cash bar and food are available for purchase. The event is included with Art After 5 admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, free to Museum members and children ages 5 and younger. Information: 941-360-7399 or www.ringling.org.
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. Feb. 20, 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. Feb. 20 featuring live music, 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.
Coquina Beach Midweek Art and Craft Festival: Coquina Beach at Bradenton Beach
The Coquina Beach Midweek Art and Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20, featuring arts, crafts, food and beverage vendors and more. Parking is free. Proceeds will benefit the North American Butterfly Association. Information: 352-344-0657.
Spaghetti dinner: Ellenton United Methodist Church, 3607 US 301 N., Ellenton
The Ellenton United Methodist women will host a complete spaghetti dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Christian Life Center of the church. Tickets: $7. Proceeds will benefit mission projects. Information: 941-729-6802.
Sarasota Film Festival "Moonlight Movies": various locations, Sarasota
Free Moonlight Movies screenings, covering a variety of genres from family classics to historical drama, Hollywood blockbusters to experimental cinema, will include the following movies: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" Feb. 21, "The Films of Gina Telaroli" 8 p.m. March 6, "The Hunger Games" March 21, and "The Little Mermaid" April 5. Unless otherwise noted, all films begin at sunset. Information: www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21 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.
Mixon's Health and Business Fair: Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. W., Bradenton
Mixon's bi-yearly Health and Business Fair will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 21, featuring representatives from various health care providers and businesses, including the Bloodmobile, Eye Associates, Natural Therapies, Humana, AAA, Red Cross, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Food Bank of Manatee County, All Ears Hearing, Auto Nation, Meals on Wheels, Goodwill and more. Free healthcare screenings are available. There will be free document shredding, giveaways, door prizes and prize drawings and much more. Information: 941-748-5829, ext. 280.
Village of the Arts annual open studio tour: Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
Meet your favorite village artist and watch them create unique one-of-a-kind pieces of art at the once a year annual open studio tour of 25 galleries and restaurants 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21-22. See artists at work, including painters, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, quilters, folk artists, chefs and more. Information: www.villageofthearts.com.
Nuclear Cowboyz Motocross: Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Nuclear Cowboyz, the world's most explosive, choreographed, arena-based freestyle motocross touring production returns for the fifth straight year 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23, featuring 29 performers, over 1000 stunts and 200 flips, 10 ramps and over 600 custom pyro effects. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children ages 2-15. Information: 813-301-6500 or www.nuclearcowboyz.com.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish
The Florida Railroad Museum will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Train ride "Murder in 3-D," 6 p.m. Feb. 21, 28, and March 7, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, March 2 and 9, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 22, March 1 and 8. Come see and discover the culprit of an on-the-set movie murder on this exciting ride. Tickets: $47-$55. Information: 941-776-0906 or www.frrm.org.
Film Friday Series: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The Film Fridays series "An American Legacy" features moving portrayals of U.S. military troops and events throughout recent history, focusing on intimate stories behind the heroics. The series presented in partnership with the Legacy of Valor campaign and the Manatee County Veterans Council, include "Sergeant York" Feb. 21, "M*A*S*H" Feb. 28, "From Here To Eternity" March 7, "Rescue Dawn" March 14, "So Proudly We Hail" March 21, and "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" March 28. All movie times are 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3 museum members, free to veterans and their families of up to six people, 60 admissions per screening. Seating is limited, reservations are required for all. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 13 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Annual Flea Market: Palma Sola Harbour Condominium Complex, 9400 Cortez Road W., Bradenton
Palma Sola Harbour Condominium Complex will hold their annual Flea Market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22 featuring large and small appliances, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry, linens, books, bikes, plants, shells and more. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: 941-792-3475.
"A Taste of MIxon's": Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. W., Bradenton
Come to Mixon for "A Taste of Mixon's" 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 and enjoy a tour of all stations, for which you will receive a passport to use, including Mixon's silky fudge, fresh popped Broghies, jellies and jams, barbecue, Wisconsin cheese, McCane's salsa, chips and wines. Customers will receive a stamp in their passport for each station visited and a coupon for that item. All passports will be placed into a prize drawing. Information: 941-748-5829.
Concert on the Lawn: De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton
Panamanian favorites Los Legendarios Del Ritmo are featured artists at Concert on the Lawn at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, performing traditional and contemporary Panamanian music. Bring a blanket or a chair. The concert and all activities are free and open to the public. Food from Jose Real Cuban Food will be available for purchase. Information: 941-792-0458 or www.nps.gov/deso.
Sarasota Exotic Car Fest: various downtown locations, Sarasota
A unique display of exotic cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and more will be on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22. Registration required to display a car. Information and registration: 941-724-9995 or www.sarasotaexoticcarfest.com
Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner: Holy Cross Parrish Hall: 504 26th St. W., Palmetto
The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti and meatballs dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The menu includes a salad, garlic bread, desserts and beverages. Cost: free will donation. Information: Chuck Schuck at 941-722-8253.
"Bluegrass on the Bridge": Historic Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
The Bridge Street Merchants will host an evening of bluegrass music 5-10 p.m. Feb. 22 featuring live music by William Brusso 5-7 p.m. and State Road 64 7-10 p.m., dancing, hula hooping, and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Information: Melissa Enders at 215-906-0668 or www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.
Selby Gardens' Annual Plant and Garden Festival: Selby Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota
Selby Gardens will host their annual plant and garden festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22-23 featuring rare and unusual plants, live gardening demonstrations and unique accessories offered by some of Florida's most exclusive plant vendors, and musical performances. The new children's rainforest, will be a part of the festivities, creating a unique opportunity to engage children and families with hands-on gardening experiments, botanically-themed arts and crafts and fun lawn games, Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission: $14, $5 members' guests, free to members and children ages 11 and younger. Information: 941-366-5731 or www.selby.org.
Fourth Annual Art Show and Sale: Villager Clubhouse, 6023 Arlene Way, Bradenton
Local artist Bill Darrah will hold his fourth annual Art Show and Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22-23. Information: 941-755-5147.
Tampa Theatre's Classic Film Series: 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Before the boys of summer begin making their way to Florida's fields of dreams, Tampa Theatre rallies fans with the last movie "The Natural," 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Spring Training Classic Film Series featuring top baseball films of all times. Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 Tampa Theatre members. Information: 813-274-8287.
St. Joseph Music Makers 17th Annual Cabaret Musical Variety Show: 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton
The St. Joseph Music Makers will host their 17th annual cabaret musical variety show "The Eyes Have It!" 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets: $10. Information: Tim O'Connor at 941-753-5634 or email@example.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. 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 Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Monday Night Movie "The Champ," 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Tickets are $7. Information: 941-360-7399 or www.ringling.org.
Ringling in Bloom: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Celebrate four days of fine art and flowers 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2, when the art museum galleries are full of artful arrangements inspired by works form the Ringling's collection. Bay area designers will participate in this flower-filled event featuring a variety of workshops and tours inspired by the Bayfront Gardens of The Ringling estate designed for aspiring gardeners and interested homeowners in our community. A Designer's Preview will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 27 and is free with admission to Art After 5. Tours are 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and "Bayfront Gardens Walk and Talk: Growing Roses in Florida" will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., "Florida Friendly!" flower arranging workshop is 2-2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, the "Bayfront Gardens Walk and Talk: Florida Friendly Landscape, Right Plant, Right Place," will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a flower arranging workshop "Beauty in Your Own Backyard," will be 2-3:30 p.m. March 1, and "Bayfront Grounds and Gardens Tour" will be 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. For tickets and a full schedule of the event, call 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
Variety show: Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park: Woods Hall, 8200 Nancy Lane, Ellenton
Eddie Michael and Dina Martin will be performing their musical comedy show "When Vegas met Rock and Roll," 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets: $10. Information: 802-272-3122.
Bradentucky Bombers 2014 Season and Schedule: Astro Skate of Bradenton, 3611 Third St. W., Bradenton
The Bradentucky Bombers, Manatee County's original flat track women's roller derby team 2014 season schedule is as follows: March 2, April 13, May 18, June 8, July 13, July 27, Aug. 3, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, with game itineraries: 6 p.m. tailgating, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. game begins, 9:15 p.m. afterparty at Lost Kangaroo Pub, 406 12th St. W., Bradenton. For the games it is suggested you bring a chair. Track side seating is available on a first come, first served basis for those ages 18 and older. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. An open recruit event will be 9:45 a.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 3 at Astro Skate of Bradenton. Tickets for the games are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.bradentuckybombers.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. March 7 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. March 7 featuring live music by Wild Ginger. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Lakewood Ranch Kiwanis. 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. March 7 and 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.
Village of the Arts art walks: Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
Enjoy this month's art walk through Bradenton's acclaimed artist colony. The event is 6-9:30 p.m. March 7 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8 with art on display at the more than 25 galleries. Information: www.villageofthearts.com.
Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieve's Markets: Coquina Beach Field, Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will kick off the 2014 season of Thieve's Markets 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8 featuring special treasures in part craft bizarre, part flea market. Admission and parking are free. Information: 941-812-8318.
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. Feb. 14 and every second Friday of the month. There will be live entertainment by local musicians, specialty cocktails, craft beers and multiple food trucks offering something for every tastebud. Information: 813-373-1193.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. March 14 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.
Holmes Beach downtown art walks: various locations, Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach art walks are 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 14 and April 11. Eleven participating galleries, and dozens of artists, include Island Gallery West, Arts for the Earth, Fukinsei Art Lab, SteamDesigns, Libby's Island Jewelry, Beach Life AMI, Anna Maria Island Art League, Artists' Guild Gallery, Restless Natives, and The Sidebar Gallery and Island Tattoo. Information: 941-779-9108 or Melissa@SteamDesigns.com.
Spirit and Orb Walks: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette
Spirit and Orb Walks are offered 6:30 p.m. March 15 and every third Saturday of each month. Due to the "paranormal" nature of these walks, reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 40 adults, ages 18 and older. Guest must arrive by 6:30 p.m. for a 30 minute indoctrination and discussion of the walk and activities, followed by the walk which will promptly start at 7 p.m. and will last until 8:30 p.m. Guests are requested to wear good walking shoes, long pants and a jacket. Cameras with a night flash is a must and EVP and EMF recorders, digital temperature recorders and extra batteries are encouraged. Cost: $10. Reservations and information: 941-776-0418 or www.bunkerhillvineyard.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.
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.
Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton
Information: Marjorie Watts at 941-748-0180.
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.
Adult Singles Dance Club: YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota (corner of Bahia Vista)
Dance with live bands plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Admission: $10. Complimentary snacks. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Mannatee Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
The Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers will dance 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 and every Wednesday through March. The public is welcome to come and learn Ceili dancing. Inforamtion: 941-779-1416 or 941-778-1554.
Renaissance on 9th: 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
Bring your Valentine to a Valentine's Day dinner and dance 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 14 with live music by DJ George Mendez. Tickets: $15. There will be a cash bar. Reservations and information: 941-7849-0100.
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. March 8 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. 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.
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.
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., music by TBD Trio 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 1-3 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. 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
Queen of Hearts drawing, 7 p.m. Monday; bar poker, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Wings and strings, 6-9 p.m. first and third Thursday; dinner 5-7 p.m. and music 6-10 p.m. Fridays; music 2-6 p.m. Saturdays; and $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and bingo 12:30 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
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11 a.m., Feather Your Nest 1-5 p.m., Sundays; breakfast: $5. Tacos, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, open to the public; tacos: $4. A varied lunch menu is served noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A weekly varied menu dinner is served 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Fun night 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays. All-you-can-eat fried fish 5-7 p.m., Feather Your Nest 7-9 p.m., Fridays. 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. 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
Ladies Auxiliary Ham and roasted Potatoe Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. with entertainment 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. All you can eat breakfast 8-11 p.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
Dance with music by Chip Ragsdale, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 22. 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.