Florida Maritime Museum Exhibit Opening Reception of the "Gold in the Gulf: A History of Florida's Shrimp Industry"
5:30-7 p.m., Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, free
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Anna Maria Island Heritage Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Anna Maria Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, free
Native American Experience
9-11 a.m., Emerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St. W., Palmetto, free but to register, call 941-748-4501 ext. 6044
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Main Street, Bradenton, free
Parrish Heritage Days parade and festival
10:30 a.m. parade begins, 11 a.m. festival begins and runs until 4 p.m; Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish
Manatee Village Historical Park Heritage Days Open House
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, free
Florida Cowboy Art Reception
2-4 p.m., Carnegie Library Basement, 515 10th Ave., W., Pametto, free but RSVP by Thursday at 941-721-2034
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Annual Open House
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton, free
Benefit for the Myakka 1914 Schoolhouse
4 p.m., 32755 Singletary Rd., Myakka City, $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12
For complete list of events and more details: manateeclerk.com.