Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - December 13, 2013

By Beau Denton December 12, 2013

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2014 Unity Awards Luncheon

January 30

Purchase your ticket to attend Biz(941) and LaGuia magazine’s fourth annual Unity Awards luncheon Thursday, Jan. 30 at Michael’s On East. Join us as we honor people and businesses in our community who value inclusion in all its forms—racial and ethnic, sexual orientation and disability—and are making our workplaces and communities more accepting and productive. Visit the event website or call (941) 487-1140 for tickets.




Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series

Jan. 13- March 20

President George W. Bush headlines a distinguished panel of speakers at this season’s Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series. Offering diverse perspectives on the post 9/11 era, the series will feature a former defense secretary, photographer, war correspondent, African-American veteran and President Bush's daughter, Jenna Hager. Proceeds support the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design and student scholarships. To become an RCLA member and subscribe to future events, call (941) 925-1343. Learn more at



Jewels on the Bay

Jan. 19- Feb. 16

Explore this season’s exquisitely transformed Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse featuring the talents of more than 20 of Sarasota’s leading interior designers. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. For more information, call (941) 780-1790 or visit



Forks and Corks

Jan. 24-27

Join The Sarasota-Manatee Originals at the seventh annual Forks and Corks food and wine festival. Tickets sold out in just eight minutes for the highly anticipated Grand Tasting event, but there are plenty of opportunities to sip and savor throughout the festival—from casual tastings to upscale dinners. For more information, visit



Gala Under the Big Top

Jan. 24

The Circus Arts Conservatory Sarasota invites you to a fabulous celebration at its annual Gala Under the Big Top, featuring a fabulous dinner and unforgettable performances.  For more information, call (941) 355-9335 or visit



Jan. 25

Catholic Charities Ball

The 25th annual Catholic Charities Ball promises an elegant evening of dining and dancing at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Proceeds from this black tie event benefit the many programs and services provided by the Catholic Charities of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. For more information, call (941) 355-4680 ext. 311 or visit


Jan. 25


Charity Golf Classic and Poker Night


Tee off and ante up for a good cause!  The third annual Golf Classic and Poker Night benefits the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, which grants tuition for secondary education to Out-of-Door Academy for qualifying students. For more information, call (941) 915-9249 or visit

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