Bicycle helmet giveaway set Saturday in Manatee
MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the Palmetto Police Department are partnering with Amscot Corp. for a bicycle helmet giveaway from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. Saturday at Amscot Financial Services of Bradenton, 3611 First St. E., Bradenton (Desoto Junction)
Law enforcement personnel will distribute helmets and provide information on bicycle safety.
Information: Call Lt. J. Murrell, school resource officer supervisor, 941-747-3011, ext. 8412.
Third annual Safe Kids Fair coming to Bradenton
MANATEE -- The Bradenton Police Department is working with several local businesses, community partners, public safety agencies, and Westminster Presbyterian Church on the third annual Safe Kids Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 3011 19th Ave. W.
The free event is designed for children 5 to 11 years of age.
Children will learn about bicycle, home, pool and beach safety.
The Society of Retired FBI Agents will provide child identification kits.
Home Depot will demonstrate youth building projects.
A Bayflite helicopter will be on display, along with the Bradenton Police Department SWAT Armored Rescue Vehicle.
Free items will be distributed by local businesses. Raffle prizes will be drawn and food and refreshments available.
Information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
First Brass to wail in Bradenton Oct. 18
BRADENTON -- The First Brass comes to West Bradenton at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., to present "OktoberBrass," a mix of sacred, classical, pop, big band and oom-pah music performed by 18 musicians.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door with $5 tickets for students.
Information: Call 941-928-0296.
League of Women Voters of Manatee talk for homeless
BRADENTON -- Rosalie Shaffer, president of the League of Women Voters of Manatee County, said it's time to address the alarming increase of homeless women with children.
The League of Women Voters will hold a lunch from noon until 1 p.m. Monday on the issue at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a light lunch and social time for a suggested donation of $5.
Turning Points and One-Stop Center Executive Director Adell Erozer and Salvation Army Program Director Julia Showers are featured speakers. Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason will present recommendations from a recent homeless study and discuss what her county is doing to address the s issue.
The public is invited.
-- Herald staff reports