Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - October 25, 2013

By Beau Denton October 24, 2013

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Doctor Idol

October 25

Come to Doctor Idol in costume and win! Dress up as your favorite music legend and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Sarasota stay-cation prize package valued at $2,500! Prize package includes the weekend lease of a luxury vehicle from Suncoast Motorsports, weekend overnight accommodations at Hyatt Regency Sarasota and certificates for dining and entertainment. An award for best costume will be selected by the judges’ panel—look for the winner's photo in an upcoming issue of Sarasota Magazine. A limited number of tickets are available at the door for $25.



CAN Dance, Dancing with Our Stars

October 26

Dance the night away with us at the 13th annual CAN Dance soiree at Michael’s On East! Prepare to dress to the nines and dine alongside local celebrities and professional dancers as they compete on the dance floor for the title of the area’s best dancing duo. Show a few of your own dance skills and experience a wonderful night of entertainment for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Community AIDS Network. For details, visit



Oceanic Evening

October 26

Mote Marine Laboratory invites you to an elegant evening of dinner and dancing at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. The glamorous gala serves as a celebration and fund raiser for Mote’s research and groundbreaking developments in worldwide marine exploration. All proceeds benefit the research, education and outreach of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. For tickets, call (941) 388-4441 ext. 509 or visit



Introducing the Arts & Cultural Alliance “Arts Leadership” Program

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, in conjunction with Sarasota Magazine, has developed the “Arts Leadership” program to ensure that the next generation of business professionals has an appreciation and understanding of the arts and its importance in our community. Running through May 2013, several Sarasota businesses and firms have selected one of their employees to attend a series of educational programs, attend an arts performance and interact with patrons and members of the organization’s boards of directors. The 2013 participating arts organizations are: Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet and the Asolo Repertory Theatre. The 2013 businesses sending “students” are: Adams & Reese, BB&T, Caldwell Trust, Canandaigua Trust, JPMorgan Chase, Gulfshore Media, Icard Merrill, Northern Trust, PNC, Purmont & Martin, US Trust.

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