Fall Events!

September 29, 2017

Fall is a great time for events in our area!  And why not? We have the cooler fall weather, the return of our northern friends and a bounty of seasonal food from the farm and sea! As a company we are very supportive of community events and the nonprofit organizations they benefit. We hope you will join us at some of these events to support local charities, to have fun and enjoy great food!

Brunch on the Bay

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s signature annual event, Brunch on the Bay, will celebrate its 24th  anniversary on Sunday, November 5 marking over two decades of raising funds for local undergraduate scholarships. Around 18 of Sarasota and Manatee Counties’ finest restaurants and caterers prepare their signature dishes for the event, held under tents on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. All three of our waterfront restaurants will be participating and bringing unique and delicious food items for all attendees to enjoy! To purchase individual tickets or a table contact Andrea at ajstephens@sar.usf.edu or 941-359-4737.

suncoast-fw-fest-351-1103x736Suncoast Food and Wine Festival

The traditional Suncoast Food & Wine Fest, at the Sarasota Polo Club on Saturday, November 11, 2017 12pm-4pm, will offer an afternoon of samplings and tastings from a large selection of the area’s finest restaurants as well as a variety of fine wines and other beverages. This event is one of the highlights of the event season and we are looking forward to showcasing our locally sourced seafood and farm to fork produce to the attendees. Tickets are available at http://www.suncoastfoodandwinefest.com/2016/

artsHOP 2017

artshop01Anna Maria Island’s 11th Annual ArtsHOP Weekend Event November 9-12
The 11th annual artsHOP weekend will be celebrated on Anna Maria Island from November 9 —12. Thursday Nov. 9 kicks off the weekend early with a 6-8:30 PM public reception for “10byTen,” an artsHOP exhibit in honor of the The Studio at Gulf and Pine’s 10th anniversary. Also, The Anna Maria Island Players will offer an 8 PM artsHOP performance of “The Game’s Afoot.”

Friday festivities include a 10 AM to 3:30 PM artsHOP Ice Cream Social and Museum Tour at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Then from 5-7:30 PM, downtown Holmes Beach will host its annual artsHOP Gallery Walk with many locations featuring original, local art, refreshments, art demonstrations, live music and a chance to meet the artists.

Other weekend events include artsHOP Bradenton Beach’s Gallery Walk on Saturday, Nov. 11 from Noon to 5 PM on Bridge Street. Also additional performances of Island Players of Anna Maria presentation of “The Game’s Afoot” on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and again on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM. And The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra will present its popular artsHOP concert, “Symphony on the Sand,” on Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 PM on the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Dr. South. ArtsHOP is partially subsidized by Cultural Connections and benefits Anna Maria Island arts. For further information and updates, please visit www.culturalconnectionsami.com.

empty bowls1Empty Bowls benefiting the Food Bank of Manatee County

Save the dates for the 17th Annual Empty Bowls luncheons, Thursday, November 2nd 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th Street West, Bradenton and Friday, November 3rd 11:00 am- 1:00 pm Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Over 20 local restaurants will feature their best soups. For a $25 ticket guests will select a handmade bowl to keep (no two designs alike) and get to sample a variety of soups. Bread and cookies are included. Help the Food Bank of Manatee County help those in need by attending Empty Bowls!  For more info call 941-749-0100 ext 2114.

Symphony on the Sand 2013_001-SSymphony on the Sand

Save the date for Saturday, November 11 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm for a world class event showcasing the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra and professional soloists performing tunes from Broadway musicals, noted popular and classical music and patriotic favorites. Held at Coqunia Beach Gulfside Park Anna Maria Island. Emceed by a surprise local personality. Tables of 10 or individual tickets are available. Tickets are $125 per person for the full dinner catered by 5 area restaurants with complimentary fine wine and select beers. Limited general admission chair seating tickets are $50 per person and include two drink tickets. Open seating tickets for people wishing to bring their own blanket or chair are $20 each. Free parking, free Trolley shuttle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AMICCO youth and outreach programs. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symphony-on-the-sand-2017-tickets-37015785210.





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