Things to do: March 6-12

March 6, 2014 

Village of the Arts artist Jo Ellen Gorris with a puppet that will be part of Saturday's special event. PHOTO PROVIDED




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: "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:

Oldies Beach Dance: Sandbar Pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

The popular annual Oldies Beach Dance will be 3-5 p.m. March 6 featuring Bill Bowdish and Ted Young and special guest KoKo Ray, performing a danceable mix of oldies form the '50s, '60s, swing, jazz, country and popular music. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis and are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Information: 941-799-2181 or

"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

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 Soul R Coaster. 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

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.

Suncoast Mummers String Band: Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th St. W., Bradenton

The Suncoast Mummers String Band will perform 7-8:30 p.m. March 7. All string band players are welcome. Admission: $10. Proceeds will benefit the band's scholarship fund. Information; 941-729-4069.

Harlem Globetrotters: USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level at the 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour 7 p.m. March 7. Online voting is now open at, where fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see. As usual the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks and precise timing. Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans. Tickets: $24.75-$111.75. Information: 800-745-300 or

Annual Dick Coles Memorial Fly-in: Carl Wegner Field, 7315 71st St., Palmetto

The Manatee County Radio Controllers will host the 23rd annual Dick Coles Memorial Fly-in 9 a.m-3 p.m., with a show at noon March 8-9. Bring the family and bring lawn chairs. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Donation: $2 per car. Information: Jim Holloman at 941-224-7009.

Fish fry dinner: Holy Cross Church Hall, 505 26th St. W., Palmetto

The Knights of Columbus Council 7414 will host a Lenten fish fry dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays, March 7-April 11. The dinner includes fish, baked potato, slaw, roll, dessert and a beverage. Cost: free will donation. Information: 941-722-8253.

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 and enjoy ArtSlam 2014 in the Village featuring the making, displaying and parading of giant handmade paper-mache puppets beginning at 11 a.m. March 8. There will be interactive creation stations from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Viktoria's Art and Crafts, The Dancing Crane Gallery, Ewe and Eye, Little Swamp, Baobab Tree, Divine Excess, Artistic Eye, Clay in the Garden, Village Mystic, 12th Street West Gallery and Village Sharpening. The creation stations will feature hand painted puppets, paper bag puppets, felt finger puppets, marionettes, bugs on a stick, sock puppets, origami puppets, Brazilian paper puppets, Crystal puppets, puppets on a stick and more. Jo-Ellen Gorris (Clay in the Garden: Puppet Power Playhouse) and Bonni Brown (Bonni Bakes) will have puppet theatres for folks to act out their own puppet plays. Live music from noon to 10 p.m. Information:

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. March 7, 2 p.m. March 9, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 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

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 "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

Bradenton Riverwalk "Music in the Park": Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Realize Bradenton's popular "Music in the Park" series returns with eight free concerts March 7-April 11 featuring the following artists, musicians and bands: the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, 6-10 p.m., followed by a screening of the movie "Kelly's Heroes," March 7; Scot Blum and Friends, 6-8 p.m. March 14; George Worthmore, 6-8 p.m. March 21; The Second Time Arounders Marching Band, 7-8 p.m. March 22; Michael Weiss, 6-8 p.m. March 28; Brian Spainhower, 6-8 p.m. April 4; and Kristopher James, 6-8 p.m. April 11. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Information: 941-840-0013.

Palmetto Heritage Day and "Legacy of Valor" Celebration: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

The park and Museum have been selected as community partners in Legacy of Valor, a campaign honoring veterans, during the Palmetto Heritage Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8 featuring an art exhibit by local, regional and veterans from throughout the U.S., including paintings, sculpture, and photography. Free children's activities include train rides, goat petting, a writing and painting workshop "What Freedom Means to Me," crafts, a kids' basic training obstacle course and a children's fire challenge. The workshop requires reservations. Manasota Operation Troops Support will be collecting items from visitors to send to troops. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.

Sun Circle Art Festival: Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Park, Sun Circle and Acacia Drive, Sarasota

The annual Sun Circle Art Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 featuring over 60 artists, including Florida Highwayman, James Gibson, and mixed media painter Elena DeLaVille, jewelry by Gail Williams and Steve Pawloski, seed bead art and jewelry by Eleanor Pigman, mosaics by Patricia Rockwood, repurposed items by Mark Nodeen, ceramics by Janice Ketley and many more. This is a family-friendly event with kids' activities and food trucks. Information: 941-351-1920 or

ArtSlam 2014: along Old Main Street, Bradenton

The fourth annual ArtSlam will be noon-10 p.m. March 8, coexisting with the downtown Bradenton Farmers' Market then transitioning into a full-on sensory explosion featuring dozens of artists, site specific art installations, a Made Here Craft show, interactive art experience, and musicians and performers including Kristopher James, Michael Miller, Del Couch Education Foundation, Becca and Dan Duo, Jun Bustamante, The Northwest, Seven Years Past, The Wallies, and a sunset drum circle led by Scott Blum. Spaghetti the Clown will entertain people of all ages and Fuzion Dance Artists will perform contemporary dance. Art displays, exhibits and hands-on experiences include Plastics Unwrapped, Dramature, the American Watercolor Society's 146th Traveling Exhibition, The Human Canvas, Spin Art, Riverwalk Collage, Edible Mosaic Mural, Introspection, Green Earth, an SCF Student Portraiture, an outdoor gallery event by The Village Magazine, 3D Chalk Art, Experimental Video Projections, Creative Caddy Canvas, Get Your Hands Dirty, All Points to Art, Design Your Own Skateboard and artists from the Village of the Arts will be crating puppets in the Puppet Power Project. Information:

Sidewalk Astronomy: 8141 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch

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 6:30-10 p.m. March 8, 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: 342-9632.

Piecemakers Quilt Show: Pic Town Estates, 1201 50th Ave. Plaza W., Bradenton

Pic Town Estates will host a Piecemakers Quilt Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 8. A prize drawing will be held. Information: 941-758-1160.

Flea Market and Collectibles Fair: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Flea Market and Collectibles Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9, featuring antiques, books, collectibles, jewelry, discount postage, linens and more. Admission: $2 adults, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-954-4165, ext. 6.

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.

Tampa Theatre Classic Movie Series "Family Favorites": Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa

Young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen at the return of the popular family favorites classic movie series, including "The Muppets Take Manhattan," March 9; "Short Circuit," March 16; "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," March 23, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," April 6, "October Sky," April 13, "The Karate Kid," April 20, and "The Wizard of Oz," April 27. All movie times are 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 children ages 12 and younger. Information: 813-274-8981 or

Annual craft fair: Terra Ceia Village RV Resort, 9303 Bayshore Road, Palmetto

The Terra Ceia Village RV Resort will host their annual Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12 featuring local and regional artists offering a large variety of quality arts and crafts for sale. Baked goods will be offered for sale. There will entertainment, door prizes and prize drawings. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: 218-244-0999 or 989-345-5847.

Irish comedy and entertainment: Bradenton Tropical Palms, 2310 Tamiami Trail, Bradenton

Comedian and entertainer, Cahal Dunne, will perform 7 p.m. March 13. Wine and cheese will be served during intermission. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door. Information: 941-748-7423 or 941-748-0180.

A Paris Flea Market: 1605 Main St., Sarasota

The Sarasota Orchestra Association will host "A Paris Flea Market," an upscale estate-style sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14-15, with a preview sale 4-7 p.m. March 13 featuring designer furniture, collectibles, fine and costume jewelry, household goods, china, crystal, silver, antiques, linens, books, handbags, art work, Proceeds will benefit the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota Youth Orchestra. Admission to the preview sale is $5. Information:


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. March 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 taste bud. 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

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

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

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. March 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:

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. March 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.

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

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

Bradenton Farmers "Veterans Appreciation Days": Old Main Street, Bradenton

The Bradenton Farmers Market honors veterans with a "Veterans Appreciation Day," 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22, a part of Legacy of Valor, a campaign honoring veterans. The will feature a dozen organizations that provide services to veterans and their families, and musical performances by popular local blues singer and Army veteran, Jesse Yawn between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.

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 27. 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.

Variety show: Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park: Woods Hall, 8200 Nancy Lane, Ellenton

Ventriloquist Patrick and his Jamaican friend Matilda will perform 7 p.m. March 23. 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: 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. after party 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:

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. . 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


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

There will be no bingo March 13. 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

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. March 12 and every Wednesday through March. The public is welcome to come and learn Ceili dancing. Inforamtion: 941-779-1416 or 941-778-1554.

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 more than 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

Central Sarasota Farmer's Market: Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota

The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, featuring locally grown fresh produce, local artisan products, live music, and a variety of food vendors. Information: 941-677-0078 or

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

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

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

St. Patty's Day "Warm Up," 4 p.m. featuring traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish music and cold beer, March 15. 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

Sew Much Comfort Fundraiser 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8, featuring music by two bands, food and prize drawings; $10. 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. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-729-8535.

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

Chicago Rich, 7-10 p.m. March 8. Lunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Easy listening music with Tom and Judy 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. New menu, bar food served 11-7 p.m. daily. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.

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