Here is what’s happening on the Key for December
Arts on the Horizon and Local Events courtesy of Siesta Sand, www.siestasand.net
Classes & Events:
WEEKLY BEACH CLASSES:
Classes & Events:
WEEKLY BEACH CLASSES:
FREE YOGA Mon-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. 9am. Classes held between blue and green lifeguard station. Call 941-320-6693 to register or www.yogaonsiestabeach.com
NIA Tues. & Thurs., 9a.m., Siesta Public Beach(yellow lifeguard chair). Contact Kathy Oravec at 941-724-9719 for more info or check website: Kathyoravec@gmail.com
SUNSET FUSION – Every Mon & Wed, 45 minutes before sunset. Beach access #4. For additional info and to register online go to:
WEEKLY DRUM CIRCLE:
Every Sunday about an hour before sunset. South of the main pavillion. You can particpate or watch this weekly gathering dance, hoop, play the drum or other musical instument and enjoy the spectacular Siesta sunset.
WEEKLY FARMER’S MARKET
Every Sunday from 8am – 2pm in Davidson’s Plaza in the Village. 5124 Ocean Blvd. Produce, Plants & Flowers, Music, Art, Organic Skincare, Italian Olive Oil, and Freshly Prepared Foods. Listen to live music while you shop.
On The Beach…
DECEMBER 12 (SAT) 7AM: 41st ANNUAL SANDY CLAWS 5K RACE:
This race is sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and chip-timed. Enjoy a post-race party with music, a holiday-themed costume contest, raffle prizes, holiday photo-op, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit Summer in the Parks’ Adopt-A-Camper scholarship program. Go to www.scgov.net/prnr for more info. To regisger, go to: www.active.com
JANUARY 9 (SAT): 3RD ANNUAL ANDREW MONROE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 5K WALK/RUN:
8:15am Timed Run, 8:20 – 1 mile fun walk. This event was established to honor the life of Andrew Monroe. Proceeds benefit senior soccer players at Riverview High School in Sarasota. Senior, girls and boys, soccer players have the opportunity to receive scholarships through an essay process. Deadline for reduced rate: December 22, 2015. For more information or to sign-up for the race, go to: www.andrewmonroe.com
Around the island…
DECEMBER 11 (FRI) 6-9PM: GALLERY NIGHT: The Gallery on Siesta Key will host an evening of holiday cheer with Hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Artwork will be available for purchase for that special someone. Come mingle with the artists and locals for an inspirational evening.
DECEMBER 20 (SUN) 6PM: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSIONS & CAROLS CONCERT: St. Boniface Episcopal Church, located at 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, on Siesta Key, is offering free concerts through April 2016. The St. Boniface Parish Choir will be featured for this concert. For additional information, you may call: 941-349-5616 or go to their website: www.bonifacechurch.org
DECEMBER 22 (TUES) 7PM: JAZZ VESPERS: This service is a collaboration between musicians George DeJong and Susie Wills. George formed his company, Innerwave Music in 1999 and has been performing on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida for the past 16 years. He played with Herman’s Hermits from 1990 to 2003 and traveled the US & beyond. Susie has worked in performing arts most of her life and Christian ministry for the past 10 years. The service will be held at Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Avenue, Sarasota. For information and directions, call 941-349-1166.
PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK EVENTS:
December 9 (WED) at 11:30 a.m. there will be a free Archaeological Walking Tour of Phillippi Estate Park, focusing on the Phillippi Flake Scatter and the Prodie Shell Midden in the park. Sarasota County Historical Resource’s archaeologist will lead the walking tour and discuss the pre-history of the area. The Prodie Shell Midden dates approximately between 400 A. D. and 800 A. D. and represents the Manasota encampment. For more information, please call 941-316-1309.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market, Sarasota County’s only mid-week farmers market features local fresh produce, prepared foods, artisans with handicrafts and live music. Fido is welcome on leash and vendors put out bowls of cool water for their canine friends. There is ample parking each Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join in the fun and support local agriculture. For details, call 941-316-1309. 5500 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
Free historical tour each Wednesday promptly at 10:00 a.m. of the Edson Keith Mansion. A knowledgeable docent will walk you through the 1916 Italian Renaissance home explaining the various features and discussing the early days of Sarasota’s history.
SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB EVENTS:
DECEMBER 2 (WED) 5PM:
Mega Mingle: Entrance Fee: $10 for non-members, $5 for members.The Sarasota Chamber will host the Mega Mingle. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy. There will be drawings, lite bites and business card exchanges. For more info, call the Chamber: 941-955-8187. See website for more information. www.sarasotagardenclub.org.
DECEMBER 9 (WED) 9:30AM: PLANT ID QUIZ / PART 4: Pot Luck Luncheon and Raffle. Includes tour of SGC gardens where the plants are grown. Entrance Fee: $5 for non-members, Free for members. For more info, call 955-0875 or go to their website:
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.
Arts on the Horizon!
The Sarasota Music Festival – June never sounded so good! For 3 weeks, internationally recognized artists & students come together to study & perform chamber music. The Festival has a reputation as being one of the finest, classical music events in the nation. You’ll enjoy listening to upcoming young musicians, from around the world!