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South Florida Museum Film Fridays: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

Explore the oceans in films selected by marine photographers, biologists, conservation specialists and Museums staff. The schedule is: "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" May 29, "Disney Nature Oceans" June 5, "Deepsea Challenge" June 12, "Endless Summer" June 19, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" June 26. All movie times are 6 p.m. Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 members. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Information: 941-746-4131 or southfloridamuseum.org.

SATURDAY

Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market: Old Main St., Bradenton

The last Bradenton Farmers Market of the season will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, featuring more than 30 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, and the work of local artists and craftspeople. The market will begin again in October. Information: 941-840-0017 or visit bradentonfarmersmarket.com.

Heroes Party at the Ranch: Lane Plaza Too, corner of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and State Road 64

A Heroes Party at the Ranch, a Craft Beer and Music Festival, will be 6-10 p.m. May 30 featuring craft beer tasting, live music, food and beverages, vendors and prize drawings, and a guest appearance from Maverick of 106.5 CTQ. The event is free to the public. Proceeds will benefit Heroes Welcome Home, a charity that assists returning veterans with finding housing. Information: heroeswelcomehomefl.com.

SUNDAY

Beach market at Coquina: Bradenton Beach

Come and stroll the beach market at Coquina 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sunday through July, featuring fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and much more. Donations of non-perishable food and clothing for those in need are welcome. The market is stroller, walker and wheelchair accessible, dogs are not allowed. Information: 941-518-4431.

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