chamber meet Tues.
BRADENTON -- The Manatee Forum and Manatee Chamber of Commerce will discuss world trade opportunities here in Manatee County at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Renaissance on 9th with a social followed by dinner.
Jacki Dezelski and Bob Bartz from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce will discuss Manatee County's national and international presence, how politics effect local businesses and opportunities or challenges for local businesses because of political decisions.
Tickets are $22.
RSVP: Manatee forum@gmailcom.
Manatee Concert Band schedules four concerts
BRADENTON -- The nonprofit Manatee Concert Band, which dates to the Braidentown Brass Band, has scheduled a series of four free concerts.
Unpaid members range in age from high school to retired senior citizens. Director Randy Gilmore has scheduled rehearsals for 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the band room at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton.
The next public concert is 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bayshore High School Auditorium. The annual Spring Concert will be held at 3 p.m. March 29 at Neel Performing Arts Center at State College of Florida.
A combined concert with the Pops Orchestra, also at Neel, starts at 3 p.m. April 12. MCB is combining with the Bayshore High School Band in their auditorium at a time to be determined April 16.
Any donations are used for music or concert expenses.
-- Herald staff reports