The lively Venice Farmers Market features dozens of vendors, locally grown fruits and vegetables and crafts of all sorts. The Farmers Market was featured in our April 2019 issue. TheVeniceFarmersMarket.org
Visit the new farmers market at Cool Today Park, the Spring Training Home of the Atlanta Braves every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon, October through March. The Atlanta Braves Farmers Market is run with the same mission, the same passion and the same game plan to offer the best quality food and agriculture vendors as the Venice Farmers Market. AtlantaBravesFarmersMarket.org
The Child Protection Center's Night of Hope and Healing returns to the Suncoast Air Center, Thursday, Feb. 6th, from 6 - 9:00 p.m. Join one of the fastest growing events in the South County with sample dishes and libations provided by the area's top restaurants. The event has expanded each year, showcasing community support of the CPC. Tickets $75. Cpcsarasota.org/events/night-of-hope
Venice's Patti Clark publishes The Happy Thrifter newspaper, covering over 100 miles of thrift shopping from Apollo Beach to Naples. She also runs the Mystery Resale Shopping Bus Tours, an adventure tour to surprise thrifting locations in air-conditioned comfort. The tour fee is $60 and includes lunch, snacks, swag bags, contests, guest speakers, games and great fellowship. 816.352.0975. Thehappythriftershopper.com. Thehappythriftershopper@gmail.
This free event features Venice's carillon, one of only four carillons in Florida; the Andrew W. Crawford Memorial Carillon is the only Florida carillon made in the European style and has 48 different bells. The event features Roy Kroezen, carillonneur of Centralia, IL, organist at the Trinity Episcopal Church in MountVernon, IL and the Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO.
Be a presence of peace and meditate for peace. Come when you can, leave when you must. Begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm. Your presence is important for peace, so please join. Sit in silence and meditate, pray, hold good thoughts. Bring a peace reading to share if you wish. Hosted by the Venice Peace Project.
Meet Tracy Ng, DO, accomplished orthopedic surgeon and Deb Schroeder, orthopedic navigator who can answer your questions and guide you through your journey to pain free living. If severe knee pain is interfering with your active life, turn to the orthopedic specialists at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Appetizers will be served. Eventbrite.com/e/knee-pain-relief-options-free-health-talk-february-registration-83143288815?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Four days of food, music and fireworks sponsored by the Italian American Club of Venice. In its 30th year, the Feast & Carnival runs four days and offers free admission to all. Gates open Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon. Italianamericanclubofvenice.com.
Rain or Shine We Ride! Check-in/Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. and ride starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice. Rider Registration Fee: $50.00; includes commemorative shirt (if received by 2/5/20) and finish line pancake breakfast on the bay at VYC. Additional non-rider breakfast tickets available at $15 each. Veniceyachtclub.com/vyccf.php
Hear how great composers have interpreted Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed love. Indulge in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Leonard Bernstein’s rousing overture from West Side Story and more. Rounding out the program will be guest piano soloist on Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major. The concert's sponsor is Village on the Isle. Tickets: $27-$51 Thevenicesymphony.org