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Here is what’s happening on the Key for OCTOBER:

ON THE BEACH…

Explore the joy of movement on Siesta Key beach each week.  Did you know that Sarasota’s holistic community believes our gorgeous white sand has a concentration of energy that maximizes the ability to heal physically and emotionally?  They credit this energy to our sand’s history and its makeup (99.9% quartz).  It’s no wonder you’ll find a class taking place on the beach, on any given day, to help participants connect with themselves.  While you’re here, why not take some time for yourself with a class on our cooling mystical sand.  The following classes/events take place on the beach every week:

FREE T’AI CHI CHIH – Siesta Beach, Access #5 – Every Monday, 15 minutes before sunset. Open to all, no experience necessary. Contact Diana Daffner 941-346-1024 for information. (Access #5 is in Siesta Village, where Beach Rd meets Ocean Blvd.)

FREE YOGA Mon-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m. Classes are held between blue & green lifeguard station. Call 941-320-6693 to register or www.yogaonsiestabeach.com

NIA: Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m., Siesta Public Beach (yellow lifeguard chair). Contact Kathy Oravec at 941-724-9719 for more info  or  check website: Kathyoravec@gmail.com

SIESTA KEY BEACH HOOP JAM Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. Register at www.outwardspiral.net

DRUM CIRCLE Every Sunday an hour before sunset and lasts until around 10pm.  South of the main pavillion.Siesta Key's Drum Circle takes place every Sunday on Siesta's powdery beach. Photo Credit Kenny Brooks

SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE BEACH FOR OCTOBER…

OCT 6(SAT) 9:30-10:30AM / BEACH UNIVERSITY: Beach University presents “The Sand and Shells Found on Siesta Key Beach”

Though Beach University is not an official college, the environmental education program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend the hour-long outdoor sessions with exceptional instructors and hands-on curriculum. All courses relate to the coastal environment and how to best care for the ecology.

Beach University will be held on the first Saturday of the month from June thru December. All classes are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key. The classes are free and all held at the main pavilion.

No registration is required. Limited seating is available. Bringing your own chair is acceptable.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 and ask about “Beach University.”

 

 

OCT 6(SAT) 6-10AM / GREAT STRIDES WALK: On the 30th anniversary of Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event, we celebrate the many milestones we have achieved thanks to our supporters. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in over 400 walks across the country to support the Foundation’s mission by raising awareness and funds to treat and ultimately cure cystic fibrosis. Your dedication over the past 30 years has resulted in tremendous progress.

By walking in Great Strides, you have helped raise the funds needed to accelerate innovative research, drug development, specialized care, and advocacy. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do.

Participating in Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for families, clinicians, researchers, and members of the larger CF community to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. We want to cross the finish line with you and find the one-time cure.

  • Register your care team for Great Strides at cff.org/greatstrides.
  • Ask other departments who also treat CF patients to organize a team.
  • Encourage families to participate in the walk this year by forming their own team or walking with your care center team.

Now, let’s LACE UP. WALK. and CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

 

 

OCT 20-21(SAT-SUN) 8AM -7PM/ VOLLEY AMERICA TOURNAMENT:  

27 Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball. Presented by Spalding. Divisions: Men’s Open; Men’s AA; Men’s A; Men’s B; Women’s Open; Women’s AA; Women’s A; Women’s B; Coed’s AA; Coed’s A; Coed’s B; Boys 18 & Under; Boys 16 & Under; Boys 14 & Under; Boys 12 & Under; Girls 18 & Under; Girls 16 & Under; Girls 14 & Under; Girls 12 & Under. Go to following website to register online: http://www.eevb.net/how-to-register/

 

 

OCT 28(SUN) 7-11AM / OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK:  stop the silence and stigma surrounding mental health, mood disorders, and suicide.Net proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Community walks benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. To learn more about AFSP’s mission, or register for event, visit www.afsp.org

 

 

AROUND THE ISLAND…

WEEKLY FARMER’S MARKET IN THE VILLAGE:  Every Sunday from 8am – 1pm 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.

KIDS RHYTHM JAM!™  – 11:30AM: Drumming Fun For Everyone!™ .  Every Saturday and Tuesday.  Everyone gets permission to play and make noise to create rhythm and song! Come & enjoy group drumming with your family and friends. $15/family – Positive RePercussions 5049 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village – (941) 677-3786. Please check out our wide variety of other programs at: www.positiverepercussions.com/calendar

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:  To celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (Patron Saint of animals),  St. Boniface Episcopal  Church and St. Michael the Archangel Church will be offering an event to bless your pet(s).  Please be sure your pet is approprately caged or leashed for this special occasion.

OCTOBER 4 (THURS) NOON: ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CHURCH:  5394 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. The blessing will be held under the portico (between the Church and Parish Center). For additional information on this event, please call 941-349-4174, and ask for Margaret.

OCTOBER 6 (SAT) 10 AM: ST. BONIFACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 5615 Midnight Pass Road. The blessing will be held in the Labyrinth Courtyard. If you have any questions concerning this event, please call 941-349-5616, and ask to speak to Rector Wayne Farrell or Jonathan Evans, assistant rector.

 

OCTOBER 31 (WED) 3-6PM VILLAGE TRICK-OR-TREAT:

Join the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and the whole Village of Siesta Key for a fun and safe event. Bring your little ones to trick or treat in Siesta Village along Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets. This free event provides a safe venue for children on Halloween.  For more information contact the Chamber at (941) 349-3800.

 

NOVEMBER 17 (SAT) 3-6PM FLY FISHING SCHOOL: CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, 1249 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL has announced dates for their Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing schools for the upcoming fall through spring timeframe; Nov 17, 2018, Jan 19, Feb. 23, Mar. 16, and Apr 13, 2019. Located on Siesta Key, the schools will cover fly casting basics, line control, shooting line and the roll cast. Instructors, Capt. Rick Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst, will also cover leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basics but also work with intermediate casters on correcting faults and improving casting skills. Cost for the schools, which will run from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, is $195 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to make reservations.

AND BEYOND…

PALM AVENUE FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK / 6-9PM:
Every month local galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, offering a chance to meet with artists and admire their work.  See website for location map. http://palmavenue.org/

TOWLES COURT THIRD FRIDAY ARTWALKS / 5-9PM:    Gallery and studio openings on a moonlit evening of fun and beauty- both natural and handcrafted beauty. Free music, events, refreshments. Meet the artists, shop and dine in authentic ” Old Florida” in downtown Sarasota. 1938 Adams Lane Sarasota, Florida 34236.  http://www.towlescourt.com/index.htm

RADIO SHOW WRITERS ON AIR: Writers of all levels and students are invited to read their work for three to five minutes per round each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (Sign-up: 2:30), at the Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port in the bright, yellow building in Springs Plaza on the frontage road  between “Caddy Carts” to the North, and “Dollar General” to the South. For details:  Linda Schell 941-223-1262. Comfortable seating, BYOB. Broadcast live. Open to the public. FREE

LIVE RADIO “OPEN MIC”: BYOB with host Bud Buckley. Wednesdays at Common Grounds Meeting Hall. Lots of prizes from Mindy Buckley of Bishop West Real Estate. Free $50 gas card on the first Wednesday to lucky performer. No later than 6:30 sign up. Guidelines:  Only 14 performers at 11 minutes each. Random drawing for order of performance. No exceptions. Stay in the “On Deck Circle” when you are next. Get on and off stage in the allotted time. No amps, no effects or backing tracks. Our Bose system makes you sound excellent. Common Grounds is a unique BYOB listening room in the Springs Plaza on the frontage road between “Caddy Carts” to the North and “Dollar General” to the South at 12735 S. Tamiami Trail in North Port. For more info, contact Bud Buckley at Bud.buckley@gmail.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, please be sure to always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

 

Does Siesta Key offer Live Music?  ABSOLUTELY- to find out Who’s Playing Tonight click on following link…

Siesta Sounds

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.

For Additional info on upcoming events, please refer to the following links:

http://www.visitsarasota.com/events-festivals#/34236-sarasota/all/today

http://www.ticketsarasota.com/