GOP club meets Jan. 8 at Peridia
BRADENTON -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 for lunch at the Peridia Golf and Country Club.
Guest speaker is Dr. Richard Cunard. Club attendees can help elect officers.
The club will continue to meet on the second Thursday each month to provide political information to members.
Cost is $16.
Information: Diane Garcia at 941-739-3813 or email email@example.com.
BJ's Foundation helps two Bradenton nonprofits
BRADENTON -- BJ's Charitable Foundation donated more than $9,000 to two Bradenton-area nonprofits to provide aid for hunger prevention, education, self-sufficiency and health care.
Manatee County Girls Club Inc., Bradenton, $5,000 to partially fund purchase of three AfterSchool KidzScience programs for the Girls Stepping Up to STEM Program.
The SKY Family YMCA Inc., Venice, $4,100 to purchase books for a new YREADS site classroom library: nonfiction library, fiction book sets, science-themed books and social skill-building books.
-- Herald staff reports