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Senior art show tonight for Ringling School sculptor

Sculptor Kathleen Tucker, who will graduate this year from Ringling School of Art and Design with a degree in fine arts, is having a senior art show with Jen Nugent and Olivia Posani from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight.

It’s at the Crosley Gallery, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, on the Ringling Art School campus.

Kathleen is a descendant of several of Manatee County’s founding families. Great-great-grandfather S.S. Lamb, who arrived here in 1868, named and founded Palmetto. Her great-grandmother was Ida M. Stewart, the namesake of the Bradenton elementary school.

Family members on hand for tonight’s show will include aunts Diane King of Jacksonville and Sharon Kerrigan of Pensacola, grandmother Lenore Stewart, Kathleen’s mom, Linda Tucker, and brother, Stewart Tucker, all of Parrish.

n St. Joseph Catholic School third-grader April O’Vita, a Manatee Wildcat cheerleader who also sings in Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church choir, is 10. Cheers from parents John and Tompie.

n LRHS Marching Mustang contra bass player Eric Vega is 17.

n Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today at Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511, 2511 75th St. W. The fun starts at noon and cover is only $1.

Among the performers will be musical groups Pooka, Hooligan, the Sarasota High pipers and the Drake School of Irish Dance.

Corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie will also be part of the St. Patty’s fare.

Call 792-1511 for details.

n Chris and Michele Fisher celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday. Cheers from children Samuel and Kayla.

n The MHS Sugar ’Canes Dance Team hosts a technique clinic 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for all Sugar ’Cane candidates.

Call Jamie Walstad at 920-0935 for details or to register by phone.

Registration forms are available at school offices. You may also register the morning of the clinic.

Seventh- though 10th-graders are welcome to the clinic to prepare for tryouts March 23 to 28.

n Sarah Soscia sings our national anthem at McKechnie Field for Wednesday’s Twins-Pirates game at 1:05 p.m.

n The Ellenton United Methodist Women will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the CLC Center and Fellowship Hall, 3607 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton. Call Kay Nettles at 729-5814, or the church office at 729-6802.

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