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Capobianco's 14th annual Party for the Animals "Cause for Paws": Capobianco's 14th annual Party for the Animals "Cause for Paws" will be 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at 5211 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. This year's event will be a star-studded event as Manatee County's top restaurants will compete in a celebrity judged cook-out providing samples for guests to vote for the "Peoples Choice Award." There will be an open bar, prize drawings and an auction. Entertainment will be provided by Blue Mason Barter. Instead of a bag of food, your donation of a minimum of $25 will be taken at the door or in advance. Proceeds will benefit Manatee County's animal shelters. Information: 941-704-2394, 941-730-3801 or 941-685-2411.
"Brushes with Greatness: VIP Beauty Breakfast": Art Center Sarasota and Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate the arts and Saks Fifth Avenue's "Beauty Week" with "Brushes With Greatness," a day of art, beauty and pampering 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Mall at University Town Center, 81 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. The breakfast, provided by Sophie's Saks Fifth Avenue continues in the beauty department for post-makeover portraits. Guest will receive a complimentary tote bag with a $150 beauty purchase. VIP breakfast tickets are $100 and include a $50 gift card to be used toward purchases made in Saks' beauty department that day. Proceeds benefit the Art Center Sarasota and its exhibition and education programs. Seating is limited, reservations are encouraged. Information: Iris Starr at 941-365-2032 or email email@example.com.
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Manatee River Garden Club "Goin' to the Dogs" Flower Show and "Paws in the Park" Dog Parade: The Manatee River Garden Club will host a "Goin' to the Dogs" standard flower show 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. The "dog" themed flower show will feature judged flower, horticultural and special exhibits. A "Paws in the Park" dog parade, dog trials, dog adoptions and other events for dogs are scheduled for Saturday. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase. For a detailed schedule and information, call 941-746-8473 or manateerivergardenclub.com.
American Diabetes Association Community 5K/1-Mile Walk: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will host its first American Diabetes Association Community 5K/1-Mile Walk 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The first 100 walkers to sign up will receive a T-shirt. Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld will welcome attendees. Registration: $5 donation. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-752-5393.
All Faiths Food Bank "Bowls of Hope": All Faiths Food Bank will host its annual signature luncheon "Bowls of Hope" 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Phillippi Estate Park, 5700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Guests can enjoy the estate grounds as they browse hundreds of ceramic bowls created by local artists, selecting one to take home. Close to 40 local restaurants have donated soup for the luncheon and attendees will have the opportunity to taste three kinds before selecting a bowl of their favorite for lunch. Bread, dessert and beverages will be provided. There will be live music by The Wan-na-bes. Tickets: $25, VIP tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Information: 941-379-6333 or allfaithsfoodbank.org.
Annual Keeping the Dream Alive: Join the Jewish Housing Council Foundation at their annual "Keeping the Dream Alive," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Michael's on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota and enjoy an evening featuring the Sarasota Opera performing a variety of musical genres and a sumptuous dessert buffet. Tickets: $125. Proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Program of seniors living at Kobernick House and Anchin Pavilion. Information: 941-377-0781 or kobernickanchin.org.
"Bring the Bling!" fashion show and luncheon: The Sarasota Newcomers Club presents "Bring the Bling!" a fashion show and luncheon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. The event will feature women's fashion show by Evelyn and Arthur Boutique, a men's fashion show by Martin Freeman, a silent auction, and a ballroom dance presentation by Dynasty Dance Clubs. Proceeds of the silent auction will benefit Turning Points and Selah Freedom. Tickets: $45. The public is welcome. Reservations: 941-907-9039
Broadcasters Club of Florida Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon: News Channel 8 Anchor Gayle Sierens will be given the Broadcasters Club of Florida's Lifetime Achievement Award at a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at SaraBay Country Club, 7011 Willow St., Sarasota. Lunch: $20 members, $22 nonmembers. Proceeds will help fund student scholarships. Reservations and information: 941-355-7658 or broadcastersclub.com.
Roaring 20's Dance Party Fundraiser: Step back in time and dance the night away at the Roaring 20's Dance Party Fundraiser 7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. There will be games of chance including roulette and blackjack, and live music and live and silent auctions. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Beverages will be available for purchase. Vintage 1920's attire is encouraged. Tickets: $25-$30. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior program. Information: 941-747-6222 or bradentonwomansclub.com.
Annual Taste Of Crew On The River: The Manatee County Youth Rowing will host the third annual Taste of Crew On the River 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Fort Hamer Boat House at Fort Hamer Park at the end of Fort Hamer Road in Parrish. The event features samplings of tasty tapas and other treats prepared by area restaurants and eateries. The outside area at the boat ramp will be decorated with tiki torches and there will be live music and a bonfire. High School athletes from Palmetto, Manatee and Southeast High as well as the athletes from the newly formed Middle School program will show off their racing equipment and boats. Tickets: $20-$25. Proceeds will benefit the rowing programs at Manatee County schools. Information: 727-656-1902 or manateeyouthrowing.com.
"Trinkets, Baubles and Bling": The Ruskin Women's Club will host a holiday shopping extravaganza "Trinkets, Baubles and Bling" 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 at 503 S. U.S. 41, Ruskin, featuring various vendors offering items and services for sale including jewelry, paintings, artwork, skin care products, permanent cosmetics, massage therapy, scrapbooking, quilts, spa services, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Ruskin's Women's Club. Information: 813-645-3752
"High Tide at High Noon" fashion show luncheon: Planned Parenthood will host their 18th annual fashion show and luncheon, High Tide at High Noon, at noon Nov. 17 at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Guests can enjoy bellini's and prosecco and a variety of fresh fare, resort style fashions by L Boutique, Terra Nova, Anna Molinari, Martin Freeman and Little Bo-Tique. Tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the prevention education of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Information: 941-365-3913, ext. 1124.
"Wine, Dine and Pine": The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Associates will host the fifth annual "Wine, Dine and Pine" 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Guests can enjoy a variety of delectable hors d'oeuvres and tempting desserts from some of the best local restaurants. The event will include a silent auction and prize drawings. Tickets: $60. Proceeds will benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Information: 941-366-5731 or selby.org.