There’s going to be a good time for a good cause from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton.
They’re hosting a benefit concert for Michelle Bell-Nichols, a restaurant manager and mother of three, who suffered a stroke Jan. 17, was hospitalized for a month, has no health insurance and faces a ton of medical bills.
Groups scheduled to perform are the Billy Rice Band, Shotgun Justice, The Arch, Shineola and Messenger.
There will be a live auction, prize drawings, dunk tank, boat rides, food and drink specials and Mattison’s Riverside’s first Waiters Cup.
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n Oh, no! Say it isn’t so! John Horne is about to hit the Big 5-0! The milestone lands on the Anna Maria Oyster Bar tycoon Tuesday.
n MHS alum Kendall Williamson graduated summa cum laude from UF’s school of nursing. Parents Marla and Buddy, sister Kallin and grandma Joyce Williamson are proud.
n Mary Stinson is 39. Again.
n Mike Parrott is recuperating from April 19 triple-bypass surgery.
“Just glad to be here,” the lucky 47-year-old said.
n Southeast’s 23rd annual benefit golf tournament is May 14 at Preserve at Tara.
AD and football coach Paul Maechtle seeks sponsors and players.
Call 741-3366, ext. 2194.
n Bradenton City Hall spokesman Tim McCann is 37. Sheesh, just a kid.
n Remember Pat Geyer on Sunday, the first anniversary of “Miss Duffy’s” passing.
n Speaking of Duffy’s Tavern, Shelby Daniels is 20 Saturday. Cheers from sweetheart Brian Faase and their daughter Grace.
n Joey Thomas got that shiner on his left eye in a manner unusual even for a rough-and-tumble Miller Elementary third-grader.
“I got in a fight a with a footstool and the footstool won,” said the 8-year-old G.T. Bray Little Leaguer.
n Uh, oh! John Hunter is about to hit the Big 4-0! The milestone lands on the kitchen manager at Robin’s Downtown on Wednesday.
Wife Denay, son Marc, daughter Danielle and in-laws Joe and Joanne Coale are amused.
n MHS JROTC Cadets Karl Gross and Herbie Denning won the Best Raiders of Central Florida, an 11-event competition at Bartow.
Gross has a full ride to the University of West Florida. Denning enlisted and wants to be an Airborne Ranger.
n Janene Witham, Manatee Players capital development director, is 41 May 5.
n Saint Stephen’s alum Allison Weinkle graduates May 6 summa cum laude from Atlanta’s Emory University with a double-major in neuroscience and behavioral biology.
Her proud family are parents Drs. Dana and Susan Weinkle, brother Justin, and grands Barbara and Melvin Weinkle and Geneva Holloway.
By the way, Grandpa is an Emory alum and was 90 Thursday.
n Gene Brown is recuperating from April 20 emergency abdominal surgery.
“Good news is I’ve lost 15 pounds,” the BCS softball coach joked.
n Jeremy Todd is 21. Cheers from dad John Todd and sister Kristi.
n Are you a member of the MHS Class of 1961? Your 50th reunion is Oct. 21-23 and event organizers are looking for you.
Visit Bradenton.com for a list of classmates.
Call Dee Kermode at 723-7344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Speaking of MHS, junior Savannah Hendrickson is 17. She is on the Macohi staff and volunteers for Teen Court and AMI Library.
Cheers from parents Peggy and Bob.
n Check out Gulf Shore Animal League’s garage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at 1703 Palma Sola Blvd.
Call 747-2284 or visit www.gsalinc.org.
Vin Mannix, local columnist, writes Vin’s People. Call Vin at 745-7055, write him at Bradenton Herald, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Please include a phone number for verification.