FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Art After 5: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy Art After 5 and explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum during 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ca� d�Zan is not open for viewing during Art After 5, except on select dates in November and December. Tickets: $10. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
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Ringling Underground: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard during Ringling Underground 8-11 p.m. Dec. 3. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Tickets: $10. The event is free with Art After 5 admission. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4 featuring live music by Yesterdayze. Beer, wine and food sales will benefit the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet.
A Village Christmas: Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
Enjoy Christmas lights and galleries decorated for the holidays 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5. There will be strolling entertainment, Santa Claus, holiday shopping, hot chocolate, treats, and a gingerbread house making workshop for kids at Sugar Cubed bakery. The village offers 30 galleries, studios, bakeries, healing arts, specialty shops, all nestled in colorful 1920 cottages, and three five-star restaurants serving delectable foods. Information: villageofthearts.com.
Holiday Pottery Sale: ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
Purchase beautiful handmade items by local artists at the Holiday Pottery Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and sample delicious homemade soups and chili 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday when you buy a special bowl for $8. Proceeds will benefit the Arts Center�s Pottery Department. Information: 941-746-2862 or artcentermanatee.org.
Palmetto�s Christmas in the Park �A Candy Land Christmas�: Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto
Start the holiday festivities with a �Candy Land Christmas,� 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4-5 at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum featuring decorated buildings, reindeer games, kids� crafts, model trains, a petting corral, letters to Santa, entertainment, a visit from Santa 6 p.m. each night, a book give-away at the Palmetto Public Library on Friday, and real snow. The event is free and open to the public. A plant sale and silent auction will be both evenings. Information: 941-723-4991 or manateeclerk.com/historical/palmettopark.
Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk: various locations, Sarasota
The Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4 featuring businesses, shops and eateries, decorated to welcome the holidays, and will stay open late as live music fills the streets. Attendees can shop, stroll and celebrate as they stroll through the businesses and along the downtown sidewalks enjoying dancing, refreshments and special offers. Proceeds will benefit Selby Gardens. Information: 941-366-5731.
�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. Dec. 4 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 DSAsarasota.com.
Annual Holiday Night on St. Armands: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota
The 37th annual Holiday Night on St. Armands will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 featuring a tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m., choirs, live musical performances and carolers throughout the evening and Santa�s arrival at 6 p.m. sharp. Santa will be available for visits and photo opportunities 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 941-388-1554 or starmandscircleassoc.com.
Annual Sarasota Craft Show: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The seventh annual Sarasota Craft Show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6, featuring more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople offering high quality work in ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, sculpture, furniture and photography. Admission: $11 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students, $13 3-day pass. Information: 041-365-0818 or sarasotacraftshow.com.
Artist Co-op Holiday Show: 926 12th St. W., Bradenton
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance will host an �Artist Co-op Holiday Show,� a multi media arts and crafts extravaganza, opening 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4 featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus leading Christmas carols on the veranda and Aggie Originals creating special caricatures to take home, while the gift galleries will be filled with local artists� unique works. The show will run through Dec. 31. Information: 941-746-2223 or manateearts.org.
Annual Bradenton Blues Festival: along the Riverwalk, Bradenton
The Bradenton Blues Festival will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring an all-star line-up of acclaimed blues acts, including Janiva Magness, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats, Joanna Connor, Mike Zito and The Wheel, Larry Garner, James �Super Chikan� Johnson, Girls With Guitars, and In Layman Terms. Local cuisine, craft beverages, and an array of vendors will complement the music to create a comfortable, family friendly experience. Tickets: $30-$40, $20 students, $10 children ages 5-12. Children ages 4 and younger will be admitted free. Information: bradentonbluesfestival.org.
Christmas Craft Fair, Food Truck Rally and Classic Car Show: Parish Center of St. Joseph Catholic School, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton
The Women of St. Joseph will host a Christmas Craft Fair 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will host a Food Truck Rally and Classic Car Show noon-7 p.m. Dec. 5. The Craft Fair will feature great handmade items, including scarves, Christmas decorations, candles, hair accessories, jewelry, and much more from over 30 local vendors. The public can indulge in the food offering a the Food Truck Rally and visit the display of various car models at the Classic Car Show. Information: facebook.com/WOSJBradenton.
Toys for Tots and Car Show: Creekwood Crossing, 7365 52nd Pl. E., Bradenton
Gulf Coast Corvette Club and members of the U.S. Marines will host a car show and a Toys for Tots collection 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5. Toys should be unwrapped. Information: 941-812-6507.
Holly Berry Christmas Market: Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will host its annual Holly Berry Christmas Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring gifts, crafts, cookie walk, frozen dinners for easy meals, turkey potpies and their famous pickles. Information: 941-778-1638.
2015 Alternative Christmas Market: Kirkwood Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Shop and pick up unique Christmas gifts at the Kirkwood Church�s 2015 Alternative Christmas Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring multiple booths from familiar charitable organization as well as a few non profit organizations. Information: 941-794-6229 or kpcbradenton.org.
�Daddy�s Fund Christmas Party�: Tree Lakes Resort, 2215 73rd St. E., Palmetto
The public is invited to the �Daddy�s Fund Christmas Party,� 7 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring a Jingle Bell Rock Dance, prize drawings and door prizes. Music will be provided by Bob K the Rockin� DJ. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds raised will benefit the education fund for two daughters of James R. Koch. Information: Bob Koch at 941-284-3452.
�A Night Before Christmas�: G.T. Bray park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton
Santa swoops into Manatee County via helicopter for an early visit 4 p.m. sharp Dec. 5 at �A Night Before Christmas,� featuring bounce houses, face painting, wagon rides, cookie crafts, visits with Santa and a snow slide. Wristbands: $7.50. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Kids who complete Santa�s Passport will be eligible to win a new iPod. Information: 941-748-4501 or mymanatee.org/park.
Community garage sale: Sugar Creek Country Club, 3330 26th Ave. E., Bradenton
The Sugar Creek Community is hosting a community garage sale 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 5 featuring furniture, tools, housewares, and crafts. Information: Leann Ouellette 941-747-7604.
Annual Nutcracker Tea Party: Honeybell Hall, Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton
The Dance Theatre of Bradenton will host its ninth annual �Nutcracker Tea Party� 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 featuring a magical afternoon for families featuring a light lunch, a variety of sweets, and �mini� Nutcracker performance. Children and parents can stroll around the hall and visit various Tea Party �stations� including a Sugar Plum Salon, craft center, photo booth, raffle table, self-serve candy bar, and the Nutcracker Boutique. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 children ages 2-12. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. Information: bradentonnutcracker.com.
Annual Christmas Craft Sale: Horseshoe Cove, 5100 60th St. E., Bradenton
Join residents of Horseshoe Cove for their annual Christmas Craft Sale 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 5 featuring fine hand paintings, lighted Christmas wreaths, knitted and crocheted items, casserole carriers, jewelry, Afghans, wood carvings, scrubbies, purses, sweatshirts, kitchen towels, candy, handmade items, mosaics and much more. Information: 941-758-5335 or carefreervresorts.com.
�The Met: Live in HD� and Ballet �Live in HD�: Carmike Cinema Royal Palm 20, 2507 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Enjoy exceptional operatic performances featured in high definition simulcast Saturdays, followed by encore presentation during the following week. Movie line-up: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart�s �Magic Flute� encore performance only at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 12; Georges Bizet�s �Les Pecheurs de Perles,� Jan. 16, encore performance Jan. 20; Giacomo Puccini: �Turandot,� Jan. 30, encore performance Feb. 3, �Manon Lescaut,� March 5, encore performance March 9, and �Madame Butterfly,� April 2, encore performance April 6; Gaetano Donizetti�s �Roberto Devereux,� April 16, encore performance April 20; Richard Strauss� �Elektra,� April 30, encore performance May 4. Ballet: New York City Ballet: George Balanchine�s �The Nutcracker,� Dec. 5 and Dec. 10; Bolshoi: �Lady of Camellias,� Dec. 6, and �Taming of the Shrew,� Jan. 24. Unless otherwise noted, all live performances are at 12:55 p.m., encore performances are 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.50-$18. Information: carmike.com.
Coquina Beach Market: 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach
Stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through July featuring local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, plants, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and much more. Information: 941-518-4431.
Bridge Street Market: 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
The Bridge Street Merchants will host the Bridge Street Market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through April featuring local artwork, crafts, produce, special gifts, music, and more. Information: bridgestreetmerchants.com/market.
Tink�s Toys for Tots: Tink�s Lounge, 3102 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Tink�s will offer a free plate of food for the first 200 visitors noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6 if they bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Foundation. There will be a poker run, live entertainment, prize drawings. Information: 941-756-6481.
Classic Holiday Movies: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Enjoy the warmth and light of the season with classic holiday film favorites, with a visit from Santa and sing-alongs before every show. The schedule is: �Holiday Inn,� 3 p.m. Dec. 6; �White Christmas,� 3 p.m. Dec. 13, �It�s A Wonderful Life� 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 21-23, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20, and �Home Alone,� 3 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 children. Information: 813-274-8981 or tampatheatre.org.
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.
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.
Fairlane Acres: 819 49th Ave. Terr. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6:15 p.m., doors open 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays (doors lock at 6 p.m.). Information: 941-739-5365.
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: 941-729-3891.
Pictown Estates: 1201 50th Plaza W., Bradenton
Bingo, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Mondays. Free snacks at half time. Bingo cards: $0.25 each. Information: 941-758-1160.
Tidevue Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Ct. E. (off U.S. 301 N.), Ellenton
Bingo Fridays through April 30. Doors open 4 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Information: 941-722-2557.
Whispering Palms Mobile Home Park: 1219 51st Ave. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6 p.m. Sundays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Sales stop at 5:45 p.m. Snacks available. Information: 941-755-1557.
Adult Singles Dance Club: YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota (corner of Bahia Vista Street)
Dance Party featuring live band plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday. The dance is open to the public. Admission: $10, includes snacks and optional free group dance lessons 6:40-7:10 p.m. For more information or directions: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Ballroom Dancing: Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton
Ballroom dancing 10 a.m.-noon Fridays with live music by Ernie Litz. Coffee will be served. Cost: $5. Information: 941-756-9255.
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. Additional classes are offered. Dance Information: Dwayne Biggs at 941-465-1031 or belladanzaballroom.com.
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. The Group Therapy Dance Club meets the first and third Saturdays of the month. Learn the Hustle, ballroom, swing and more. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Cost: $10, open to the public. Information: 941-773-0177 or bradentonwomansclub.com.
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. Singles dance information, call Stephen at 941-587-3365 or Michelle at 941-812-7311, for all other schedules, call 941-685-7026 or saradancecenter.com.
West Coast Woman�s Club of Manatee County: H2U, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Let�s Dance!, a monthly social dance, will be 7-10 p.m. Dec. 12 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.
Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market: Old Main St., Bradenton
The Bradenton Farmers Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through May, featuring more than 30 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, work of local artists and craftspeople. Information: 941-840-0017 or visit bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
Central Sarasota Farmers Market: Florida House Learning Center, 4454 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota
The Central Sarasota Farmers 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 centralsarasota farmersmarket.com.
Ellenton Sunday Market: 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
The Ellenton Sunday Market is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through May featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, local honey, arts and craft vendors and more. Information: 941-256-4794.
Palma Sola Farmers Market: Geraldson Community Farm, 1401 99th St. NW., Bradenton
The Palma Sola Farmers Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through May featuring organic vegetables and watermelon. Information: 941-792-0985 or geraldsoncommunityfarm.org.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market: 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The Phillippi Farmhouse Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through April 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 farmhousemarket.org.
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. Dinner, varied menu, 5-7 p.m., and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays. Ladies Auxiliary sponsored Bingo 1-3 p.m., meatball sandwiches and chili 5-8 p.m., karaoke with Franky Allen 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner with new menu selections 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Foxhole Lounge: hot dogs and Sloppy Joes 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. Smoke free. The public is welcome. Information: 941-794-3489 or 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 $6 all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sundays. Information: 941-758-6616.
American Legion Post 325: 3420 U.S. 301, Ellenton
Tacos and dart tournament, Tuesdays. Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Music, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. Feather Your Nest 1-3 p.m., hot dogs, Sundays. Information: 941-981-3819.
AmVets Post 301: 2443 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton
Sunday bar bingo and wings 5-7 p.m. Open daily at 10 a.m. 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
Breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Feather Your Nest 2-5 p.m., �Party in the Pavilion� with music 4-7 p.m. Sundays; breakfast $7. Tacos and more 4-7 p.m., bar poker 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Various mini meals $3, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays. A weekly varied menu dinner is served 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Fun night 5-7:30 p.m., music 6-9 p.m., Thursdays. Family fish fry 5-7 p.m., Feather Your Nest 7-9 p.m., Fridays; Fish $7, Steak $10. Bar Poker 3-5 p.m. Saturdays. 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: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Information: 941-301-4598.
North Manatee American Legion Post 309: 2419 Bayshore Road, Palmetto
Lunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Bingo, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. Bar poker, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays. 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
Euchre at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Thirsty Thursdays: $2 beers, $1 hot dogs. Fish Fry 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. All You Can Eat Breakfast 8-11 a.m., Bar poker at 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The public is welcome. Information: 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Music by Tim Chandler, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 5. Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, bar poker 4 p.m. Sundays. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats 4-6:30 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.
�My Favorite Things� Skating Spectacular: Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
The Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club will present �My Favorite Things,� a skating spectacular 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13, and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13. The event will feature world and Olympic skaters alongside stars of tomorrow. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors ages 60 and over, $10 children ages 10 and younger. Information: 866-967-8167 or swffsc.org.
�Plantation Christmas�: Gamble Plantation, 3708 Patten Ave., Sarasota
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division, and the Florida Park Service will host a Plantation Christmas Open House 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 13. There will be music, crafts, fun, period costumed volunteers, re-enactments of a Confederate encampment, and free tours of the decorated Gamble Mansion. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-723-4536.
A 1915 Florida Cracker Christmas: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Experience sights and sounds of the traditional, old-fashioned, Florida Cracker Christmas 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13 featuring family-friendly entertainment, heritage artisans, �make and take� seasonal crafts for adults and youths, and visiting vendors and vintage silent holiday films. All buildings in the village will be decorated inside and out to reflect Christmas styles and celebrations of long ago. There will be choral, instrumental and dance performances by students and bands from various local high schools and others. Admission: $5 adults, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free. Information: 941-741-4075 or manateevillage.org.
�Live from downtown, it�s Friday Night�: Towles Court, Sarasota
�Live from downtown, it�s Friday Night� will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 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 DSAsarasota.com.
Ghost Spirit and Orb Walks: Bunker Hill Vineyards and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette
Bunker Hill Vineyard will host �Spirit and Orb Walks� 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Guests must arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute indoctrination and discussion of the night�s walk and activities. Guests are asked to bring cameras with a night flash, EVP recorders, EMF recorders, digital temperature recorders, and extra batteries. The �Spirit & Orb Walks� will begin promptly at 8 p.m. and will last until 9:30 p.m. Good, closed toes, walking shoes, long pants and a jacket are encouraged. Since these walks will take place at night on both level and non-level ground, participants should be in good physical shape. Cost: $10. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 25 adults, 18 years of age or older. Information: 941-776-0418 or email@example.com.