Things to do: May 1-7

May 1, 2014 

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Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo-themed art walk through Bradenton's Village of the Arts, 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. There will be a salsa tasting contest. The event is free and open to the public. Information: www.villageofthearts.com. MCT

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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.

"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 Shotgun Justice. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Food Bank of Manatee. 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 a Cinco de Mayo themed 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. There will be a salsa tasting contest. The event is free and open to the public. Information: www.villageofthearts.com.

Film Fridays: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

"Recycle, Remake, Reboot," Friday Film Series examines the stories that we choose the tell time and again, from adaptations of classic literature to reboots of popular film series and remakes of earlier classics and include "Goldfinger" May 2, "Hairspray" May 9, "True Grit" May 23, "Mansfield Park" May 30, "Star Trek" June 6, "The Magnificent Seven" June 20 and "The Wizard of Oz" June 27. No film May 16 or June 13. All movie times are 6 p.m. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Tickets: $5, $3 members. Information; 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.

Amateur sand sculpture contest: Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota

Head to world-famous Siesta Key Beach for the 42nd annual Siesta Key Beach Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3, where kids and adults compete in a variety of categories for cash prices. Grab your shovels and create your own masterpiece, or simply take in all of the action and cast your vote for your favorite entry. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-915-1184 or www.scgov.net/parks.

Fourth annual Food and Wine on Pine: along Pinve Avenue, Anna Maria Island

The fourth annual Food and Wine on Pine will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 3 featuring upscale art and culinary events showcasing fresh, local and seasonal Florida food provided by 25 of the area's locally owned and independent restaurants as well as creative offerings from the student culinary program of Manatee Technical Institute. The food creations will be complimented by more than 30 wines and a variety of craft beers. In addition, there will be various art attractions a wide variety of musical performances. The family friendly event will have a children's art and activity area and a Young At Art tent showcasing artwork of area school children. Entry fee: $2, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Food and beverage tickets are $1 each. The event provides free trolley rides from the Anna Maria Island Community Center and Crosspoint Fewlloship Church to Pine Avenue. Event proceeds will benefit local art and children's charities. Information: 941-778-8705.

Play-reading "Project Unspeakable": Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota

The Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Fogartyville Community Players will present "Project Unspeakable," a dramatic reading about the assassinations of John. F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. The reading is open to the public. Donation: $5. Information: 941-545-5635.

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.

Cinco de Mayo and Taste of Latin America Festival: McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce will host this year's Cinco de Mayo and Taste of Latin America 1-9 p.m. May 4 featuring Latin music and dance performances, children's games, and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission: $5, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-358-7065 or www.latinchamber.org

United States Postal Service Circus stamp unveiling: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Join The Ringling at Ca d'Zan 11 a.m. May 5 for a celebration of the legacy of the American circus featuring clowns, a ringmaster and the rare appearance of a bell wagon featured in Cecil B. DeMille's 1952 motion picture "The Greatest Show on Earth," and for the unveiling and first-day-of-issue ceremony of a new limited-edition series of United States Postal Service stamps based on posters from the Howard Tibbals collection at the Ringling. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Monday Night Movies: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

A series of baseball inspired Monday Night Movies include "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.

COMING SOON

Inaugural Bradenton Arts Movieville Film Festival: various locations, Bradenton

The Bradenton Area Film Commission will roll out the red carpet for the Inaugural Bradenton Arts Movieville Film Festival, a celebration of film and the arts, May 8-18. The event will feature an array of international and national independent films and will also showcase the work of local producers and incorporate art and music to create a sensational arts experience in the historic downtown Bradenton area. Movieville will present screenings of award winning films such as "Mother of George," "The Enemy" and "Paloma." Film screenings will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 16-18. All Day Access Pass: $15. Additional events around the area are a grand opening celebration, 6-10 p.m. May 8; a Show Biz Expo, noon-5 p.m. and a concert by Legends of Country and Rock, 7-11 p.m. May 10, a Sunset Tiki cocktail party honoring SCF Film Students, 6:30-10 p.m. May 14, a Remembering Hurricane Sandy and a Kick Off Party, 6:30-10 p.m. May 15, a party on Old Main Street, 6:30-10 p.m. May 16, a cocktail party mixer, 6:30-10 p.m. May 17, and a black tie closing gala, 6:30-10 p.m. May 18. VIP Gold passes are available for $200 and provide free admission and or special seating and VIP perks at all events. For locations and a full schedule of events visit www.bradentonartsmovievillefilmfestival.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.

"The Walking Dead Escape": USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

The Walking Dead Escape, the official zombie obstacle course of television's "The Walking Dead," will be 6 p.m.-midnight May 10. Register as a Walker and join the undead horde by stalking the course for 1.5 hours as an official "The Walking Dead Escape" Walker, or register as a Survivor and navigate the course while avoiding the undead and testing your skills on the Evacuation Route, or experience the Evacuation of the Apocalypse as a Spectator. See Survivors navigate the Zombie overrun Evacuation Zone, Herd Highway, Hospital Hell, Prison Gauntlet, Quarantine, and more. All Walkers receive a pro makeup session and Walker training. The event culminates in a Walker and Survivor Fan Fest. Tickets: $10-$150. For information on VIP, Walker, and Survivor registrations, visit www.SunDomeArena.com.

Mother's Day Garden Tour: Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton

The Manatee River Garden Club will host a Mother's Day Garden Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10, a self-guided tour of five beautiful gardens in Bradenton. Visitors will be able to view the Manatee River Garden Club's clubhouse gardens purchase a gourmet lunch for $8, visit with garden vendors and purchase plants. Tickets: $15-$20. Information: 941-870-2259 or www.manateerivergardenclub.com.

Mother's Day Show at H2U: 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton

A Mother's Day Show will be 6 p.m. May 11 featuring singer, comic, and impressionist Carme, a Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame and live music from the Sinatra era. Advance purchase tickets, at $18 each, are recommended. Information: 941-792-0211.

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.

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. May 15 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 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.

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

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. May 16 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.

Spirit and Orb Walk: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette

A Spirit and Orb Walk is offered 6:30 p.m. May 17. Due to the "paranormal" nature of these walk, reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 40 adults, ages 18 and older. Guests 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.

11th annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival: along Main Street, Sarasota

Sarasota welcomes back more than 100 of the finest crafters in the country when its spring craft festival returns 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17-18. The popular craft fair showcases a wide variety of original handcrafted art and affordable gift items. The huge selection of craft media includes folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. A Green Market will feature exotic live plants, savory dips, gourmet sauces, freshly popped kettle corn, and much more. Information: 561-746-6615 or www.artfestival.com.

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.

Realize Bradenton "Pickin' Picnic": Riverwalk Pavillion, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Bone up on your craft beer knowledge from local brewmasters and taste the delectable items of food trucks at the "Pickin' Picnic 2-10 p.m. May 25. The event will feature live music by The Dram 3 p.m., Faceless Bandits 4:15 p.m., Wild Root 5:30 p.m., Applebutter Express 6:45 p.m., and Thomas Wynn and The Believers 8:30 p.m. A guest celebrity judged food truck bottle with a last-minute mystery ingredient will be at 2:45 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 941-479-2871 or www.realizebradenton.com.

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.

BINGO

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.

DANCES

Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom: 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 305, 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 children 6 p.m. Thursdays; Cost: $5. 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.

FARMERS MARKETS

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

farmersmarket.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.

SOCIAL CLUBS

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

Enjoy grilled Italian sausages and hamburgers, along with numerous side dishes at the Memorial Day cook-out at 4 p.m. May 24. Donation: $6. 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

Kentucky Derby Race and Party, 4 p.m. May 3, featuring finger food, mock races, a Best Hat contest and more. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. All-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m., Bar poker 4:30 p.m. May 4. 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

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.

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