The World Rowing Championships, which start this weekend at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, will feature live music, dance and theater. The eight-day festival will also feature all kinds of vendors and exhibits and a spectacular opening ceremony.
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert’ features an 80-piece orchestra performing the John Williams score as the film screens. It’s coming to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa this week.
The interest in book clubs continues unabated with more and more people joining one or starting their own. The Manatee County Public Library can help current book club members as well as those considering joining or starting a book discussion group.
“Mame” is an old-fashioned musical with lots of great songs and a plot that just serves as an excuse for those songs. The cast of the current Manatee Players production is packed with great voices that elevate composer Jerry Herman’s work.
The Jewish High Holy Days come to close with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, beginning at sunset Friday. It’s meant as a time to recognize the wrongs we’ve done to other people and to try to make amends.
Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.
"Mobius Final Fantasy" is about to get an extra dose of JRPG goodness: developer Square Enix has announced a new collaboration between the mobile title and "Final Fantasy XIII" that will see the latter game's protagonist Lightning making a special in-game appearance as an all-new Ultimate Hero. The collaboration coincides with the one-year anniversary of "Mobius Final Fantasy," and players can check out a trailer for the new collaboration, here http://bit.ly/2xV3P2U.
Okay, so the days are getting a little shorter, but that doesn't mean the end of entertaining, outdoor play. With these great new toys, you and your kids can have open-air fun 'til the sun goes down – and long after.
It's funny about 4 1/2 years ago I wrote an article titled "Deodar Cedar Simply Unbeatable in the Winter Landscape." That still holds true, but I would like to suggest a new title "Patti Faye Deodar Cedar Simply Unbeatable in the Landscape."
It's not often I find myself drooling over homemade dog food recipes. But with names such as "cheddar lover's biscuits" and "banana ice cream," I was as tempted to try the recipes in the updated "Doggy Desserts" cookbook as was my furry little man, Welles, and his tail-wagging friends.
If keeping your home secure but also adding some 21st century functionality while cutting down the number of keys on your keychain are all important to you, maybe it's time to check out a smart lock. These four home security systems will keep things locked up tight and allow you to control who gets in for not much more than a standard lock. These are four that CNET rated highest.
It’s Wednesday evening here at the Eicher household. My husband Joe and son-in-law Mose are making supper on the grill. Not having to worry about supper gives me time to write this column. With everyone around, the only way to get some peace and quiet is to sit at my desk in our bedroom.