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  • 1. News & Events Calendar for Manatee & Sarasota Counties in Florida for 2009
  • 2. Seafood Fest
    • “ Seafood fest a quality event” is the largest festival in Manatee and Sarasota Counties…and it’s FREE!
    • Date: Friday, April 3rd @ 5:00pm
    • Location: Downtown Bradenton Waterfront
  • 3. Best of Tampa Bay 2009
    • Date: Saturday, April 4 th @ 7:00pm
    • Location: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL
    • Presented by Raymond James Financial
  • 4. 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    • Easter egg hunt for children 8 years of age and younger. Carnival, games, air bouncing house are some of the fun that’s in store for the little ones! Refreshments will also be available.
    • Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 9:00am
    • Location: G.T. Bray Park Bradenton FL
  • 5. Easter EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt
    • FREE EVENT ~ with a 40,000 Easter egg hunt, inflatable jump houses, rock wall climbing and free food.
    • Sponsored by Bayside Community Church
    • Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 10:00 – 1:00pm
    • Location: Lakewood Ranch Ball Fields
    • in Bradenton
  • 6. C.A.R.E. Be Aware Autism 5K Run and 1-Mile Famly Fun Walk
    • It’s National Autism Awareness Month!
    • This event includes individual and team awards in different age divisions. There will be raffles and fun family activities.
    • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009 @ 9:00 am
    • Location: Lakewood Ranch's Main Street Bradenton FL
  • 7. Tampa Convention Center Riverwalk Brunch
    • Seating with a view of the water available!
    • Brunch Menu includes: Complimentary Champagne.
    • Free Horse & Carriage Rides & pictures with Easter Bunny for the little ones!
    • Date: Sunday, April 12, 2009 from 9:30am – 2:30pm
    • Location: Tampa Convention Center Tampa FL
  • 8. Animal Network, Inc. Cat & Kitten Adoptions
    • Petsmart sponsors Cat & Kitten adoptions every Saturday from 11am-5pm and Sundays from 11am -5pm
    • Location: 4425 14th St W in Bradenton, FL
    • standard adoption fee is $75… (some are higher)
  • 9. Ice Cream for a Cause
    • Location: Haagen Dazs @ Lakewood Ranch
    • Date: Every Tuesday starting 4-14-09 from 6-9pm.
    • Supports hurricane relief
  • 10. South of the Border
    • This is the 16th annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
    • A festive evening of Southwestern gourmet food & drink, music, raffles, and live & silent auctions.
    • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
    • from 6:00 to 11:00 pm 6:00p to 11:00p
    • Location: The Loop of NW Bradenton Bradenton FL
  • 11. Cultural Cafe
    • The South Florida Museum will host ~ Cultural Cafe on the third Saturday of each month.
    • Cultural Cafe will present an authentic exploration of the music, foods and the distinct personalities of different cultures.
    • Date: Starting on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 6-10pm
    • Location: The South Florida Museum Bradenton FL
  • 12. Flea Market & Collectors Fair
    • Featuring: Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books, estate and vintage items. 54 vendors participating.
    • Find your treasure!
    • Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 10am-5pm
    • Location : Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Sarasota FL
  • 13. Spring Break Camp - Around the Bend & Manatee Audubon
    • Spring Break Camp for Elementary Students hosted by the Tampa Estuary Program.
    • The camp will give instruction on native plants and wildlife.
    • Date: Mondays starting on April 6, 2009 from 9am – 4pm
    • Location: Felts Audubon Preserve Palmetto FL
  • 14. Gardens Music Concert Series
    • Relax with friends & family on Sunday afternoons at Selby Gardens with a different music group each week.
    • Date: Sundays starting on April 4, 2009 from 1-3pm
    • Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota FL
  • 15.
    • Enjoy the day leisurely browsing through displays of hand crafted items… unique home decorations, tasty foods, custom made jewelry, and furniture.
    • Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 10am – 4pm
    • Location: Manatee Convention and Civic Center Palmetto FL
    Buckler's Craft Fair
  • 16. For more information about Manatee or Sarasota county or Real Estate… anywhere in the world! (941) 928-1248 [email_address] Happy Spring !