2014 Unity Awards Luncheon
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
January 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 rclassociation.org.
Jewels on the Bay
January 19-February 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 designershowhousessarasota.com.
Forks and Corks
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 dineoriginal.com.
Gala Under the Big Top
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 circusarts.org.
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 catholiccharitiesdov.org.
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 temmons.org.
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Annual Dinner
Join us for the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange 62nd annual awards dinner and installation of officers. GCBX is the trade association representing the commercial contractors in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Details and tickets are available here.
WUSF 50th Birthday Bash - Live and in Person
On Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, WUSF Public Media presents its 50th Birthday Bash – Live and in Person. Don’t miss this high-spirited evening of entertainment and camaraderie, with music, food and drink highlighted by “Live and in Person” appearances from WUSF Stars! For more information about this fundraising event visit the event website.