FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
11th annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit: Riverwalk, Bradenton and Sarasota Island Park, Sarasota
Embracing Our Differences, an annual juried art exhibit, will be on display simultaneously in Sarasota's Island Park and at Bradenton's Riverwalk, through June 1 featuring billboard-sized images created by artists, writers and students from around the world reflecting their interpretation of the message "enriching lives through diversity." Information: 941-404-5710 or www.embracingourdifferences.org.
Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton
Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. April 17 featuring live music by Off Shore Riot, 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.
Ringling by the Bay: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music by Vertigo and dancing on the Bolger Campiello near Ca' d'Zan 5-8 p.m. April 17. A cash bar and food will be provided by Treviso. The event is included with Art After 5 admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, children 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
DeSoto Heritage Festival Children's Parade and Party in the Park: various locations, Palmetto
Bring the whole family for a day full of excitement starting with the DeSoto Heritage Festival Children's Parade 10 a.m. April 18. The parade, themed "Celebrating Hernando de Soto, will feature floats engineered and built in schoolrooms and at home, and will parade along the historical avenues of Palmetto, from the Manatee County Fairgrounds, south to 10th Avenue West and along Fifth Street West to Lamb Park, 700 10th Ave. W. The parade will be followed by a "Party in the Park" 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., featuring free activities for children including crafts, face painting, games, and a movie. Information: www.desotohq.com/events.
Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash: Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 550 Airport Ave. E., Venice
The Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash will be 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 18-19 featuring barbecue, chili, and dessert cook-offs, and live entertainment. An afternoon of live bluegrass music will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday featuring Swinging Bridge, Balsam Range, The Boxcars, and Appalachian Reunion. There will be a cornhole tournament and exhibits focusing on outdoor living. Kids can play in the Kids Park where they can enjoy face painting, a bounce house and games. Admission and parking is free. Information: 941-809-5232 or www.suncoastbbqbash.com.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. April 18 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.
Big Truck Day: Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota
Big Truck Day, a popular annual event where kids of all ages can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a fire truck, dump truck and other vehicles, will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 19. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 941-861-5000 or scgov.net/parks.
Spirit and Orb Walks: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette
Spirit and Orb Walks are offered 6:30 p.m. April 19 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.
"Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side by Side": Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The "Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side by Side" multi-media event will be 8 p.m. April 19. The event will compare and contrast the two geniuses in a journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of DaVinci and Michelangelo. The inspirational multi-media presentation is accompanied by videos, movies, 3D-animations of machines and inventions, images of codices, animations of artwork, paintings and sculptures. In addition, local artist Charles Miano, from Southern Atelier, will perform a live art demonstration before the presentation and during intermission. Tickets: $10-$30. Information: 941-953-3368 or www.vanwezel.org.
The 75th annual De Soto Landing Event: De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton
Join the De Soto National Memorial at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 19 for the 75th annual De Soto Landing, a recreation of the landing of Hernando de Soto as it happened 475 years ago. Visitors can enjoy unique period weapons demonstrations and experience history throughout the day. There will be activities for children. Event admission and all activities are free. Information: 941-792-0458 or www.nps.gov/desoto.
Gypsy Allure "The Mistress of Magic": Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Gypsy Allure, known as "The Mistress of Magic," will razzle and dazzle the entire family with her feats of illusion and glittering personality 5-7:30 p.m. April 19. Tickets: $15. Reservations and information: 941-355-6228 or www.sarasotacarmuseum.org.
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 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 www.tampatheatre.org.
DeSoto Heritage Festival Musical and Fashion Show: Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto
The DeSoto Heritage Festival Musical and Fashion Show will be 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 22 showcasing the latest fashions modeled by the 2014 Queens Court featuring the talents of local community performers. Matinee: no charge. Evening performance is $8. Information: www.desotohq.com/events.
"Under the Big Top" flower show: Edson Keith Mansion, Phillippi Estate Park, 500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The Garden Club of America flower show "Under the Big Top," hosted by the Founders Garden Club of Sarasota will be 12:30-4 p.m. April 23 featuring flowers, plants and more including stunning classes as Harry Houdini's "Metamorphosis," "The Ringling Legacy" and "The Greatest Show on Earth." The event is free of charge and is intended for the flower, plant and photography lovers, circus enthusiasts and the general public. Information: 941-966-8724 or www.foundersgcsarasota.org.
DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade and After Parade Party: Manatee Avenue and various locations
The Hernando de Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade "Celebrating Hernando de Soto," an illuminated night parade, will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by an "After Parade Party" 8 p.m. April 26 at the Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. The parade featuring more than 150 entries will proceed west on Ninth Avenue, north along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and then turn east toward downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West. The U.S. Special Operations Command Parachutists team will drop in during the parade and then join the parade as it proceeds to its final destination. The "After Parade Party" will feature food, beverages and live music by Triggerfish. Tickets to the adults-only after party are $30 each. Information: www.desotohq.com/events.
Arts and craft Saturdays: Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton
Mixon Fruit Farm will host Arts and Crafts Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 and every fourth Saturday of the month through September. There will be crafters, antiques, authors, offering crafted products such as jewelry, wall hangings, pottery, candles and much more. Information: 941-748-5829 or www.mixon.com.
Ninth annual Alchemy Fest: First Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Bring the whole family to the ninth annual Alchemy Fest noon-6 p.m. April 26, a family-friendly event featuring live music by Hymn For Her, Good Graeff, RedFeather, Luxury Mane, Rebekah Pulley, and performances by the Noisemakers All Stars, Revolutions Dance, playshops by Rising Light, live art by Jerry Cahill and an opening ceremony featuring Jennifer Real. There will be interactive arts and crafts, food, an organic vendor marketplace, kids games and activities, dance performances, yoga, meditation, massage, workshops, magic and more. Tickets: $10-$12, children ages 10 and younger are admitted free. Information: http://bit.ly/AlchemyFest9.
"Recycled Dreams" Teen Fashion Show: Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton
The Manatee County Central Library will host a "Recycled Dreams" Teen Fashion Show of recycled materials 2 p.m. April 26. Attendees will present an original article of clothing created from recycled items. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries. The show will feature entertainment by a DJ and various live musical acts. An "after party" will follow the event. The show is free and open to all on a first come, first serve basis. Advance registration is required for participating "fashion designers." Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318 or 6353 or www.mymanatee.org/library.
Siesta Key Fiesta: Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road, Siesta Key
The 36th annual Siesta Fiesta will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26-27, a juried outdoor festival showcasing the finest talent in the country displaying and selling a vast array of original artwork in a large variety of art and craft media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media, folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts and more. A Green Market will feature exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips and spreads, and much more. Admission is free. Information: www.artfestival.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 July. 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.
Earth Day Celebration 2014: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Earth Day Celebration, a family-oriented event, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27 featuring live music, food vendors, tram tours, information and craft booths, demonstrations, native plant sale, a photo exhibit featuring local photographers, as well as lots of activities for kids including a coloring contest, storytelling, and a puppet show. The tram tours are $5 for adults, free for children ages 5 and younger. Admission to the park is free. Information: 941-483-5956 or www.floridastateparks.org/oscarscherer.
Monday Night Movies: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
A series of baseball inspired Monday Night Movies include "The Babe Ruth Story" April 21, "The Natural" April 28, "42" May 5, "A League of Their Own" May 12, "Field of Dreams" May 19, All movie times are 7 p.m. Tickets: $7. Information: 941-360-7399 or www.ringling.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. May 2 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. May 2 featuring live music by. Beer, wine and food sales benefit. 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. May 2 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 an art walk through Bradenton's acclaimed artist colony 6-9:30 p.m. May 2 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 with art on display at the more than 25 galleries. Information: www.villageofthearts.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. May 9 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. May 9 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.
Ringling by the Bay: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music by Kettle of Fish and dancing on the Bolger Campiello near Ca' d'Zan 5-8 p.m. May 15. A cash bar and food will be provided by Treviso. The event is included with Art After 5 admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, children 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
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: 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. Tickets for the games are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.bradentuckybombers.org.
Buckler's 22nd annual Craft Fair: Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto
Buckler's 23rd annual Craft Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 featuring handmade creations by artists and crafters, including custom home decor, unique gifts, needlework, dolls and toys, country and primitive decor, artwork, jewelry, woodwork, painted glass, gourmet delights, quilts, plants and planters, recycled tire art, pet items, pottery and much more. Admission: $6, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: www.bucklercraftfair.com/bradenton.
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
Winter bingo returns Dec. 4. 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 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 except May 3. Admission: $10. Complimentary snacks. 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. May 10 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 www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
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 http://centralsarasota
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 Desoto 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
Post Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m., karaoke with Benny 6-9 p.m., April 17. 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
Karaoke with Randy and Annette, 7-10 p.m. April 19. 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. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.