Team Karaoke for the Cure’s got a doubleheader this weekend.
On Friday, the 5th annual Karaoke for the Cure is 7 to 11 p.m. at VFW Post 10141, 420 67th Ave. W., Bradenton.
On Saturday, its 5th annual Cookout for the Cure, postponed by last Saturday’s rain, is rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crowder Brothers, 5409 Manatee Ave. W.
Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
For details, visit: komensuncoast.kintera.org/2009race/karaoke4thecure.
Or call Kasey Opalewski at 685-9274.
n After 35 years in education, including 15 as the beloved principal at Miller Elementary School, Chuck Banks is retiring at the end of the month.
So the school’s extended family — students, alums, teachers, staffers, et al — will bid him the first of several goodbyes 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shake Pit, 3801 Manatee Ave. W.
The public is invited.
n Manatee High School is one of four schools vying to be the host site for Channel 13’s MyFoxPrep prep rally with Charlie Belcher on Friday morning before the Hurricanes’ annual crosstown showdown with Southeast.
The others are Trinity Catholic at Tampa Catholic, Ridgewood at Gulf and Jones at Zephyrhills.
To vote for Manatee, go to: www.myfoxtampabay.com/subindex/sports/myfoxprep.
n Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center, a non-profit agency that helps girls in crisis with free counseling, sonagrams, etc., is having a fashion show featuring the Rusty Cricket, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bayshore Church of the Nazarene, 2311 57th Ave. W.
Light appetizers will be served from Outback.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Care Net Center, 5111 26th St. W., Bradenton.
For details, 751-1966.
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