Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - Nov. 7, 2014

By Chelsey Lucas November 6, 2014

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Salvation Army's 2014 Red Kettle Campaign 

Nov. 28 - Dec. 24

Got two hours? You can make a difference. The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer Bell Ringers for the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign beginning Friday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Individuals, families, churches, civic or business groups are welcome to participate at numerous Sarasota locations. Make it a fun experience with the help of a trumpet player, or ask the Salvation Army about hosting a pony to keep you company! Volunteers can sign up for one or more two-hour shifts, Monday through Saturday,11:00am-7:00pm. To sign up, call Sharna Rozin at (941) 364-8845, x 222.

Donations from the Red Kettle Campaign are used by The Salvation Army for year-round programs, including substance abuse rehabilitation, emergency financial assistance, daily feeding programs, emergency shelter, holiday services, transitional housing programs, and summer youth camps. For more information about the Salvation Army’s programs in Sarasota, go to



Night of Hope Gala Benefiting Center for Building Hope

Nov. 7

An elegant evening benefiting the Center for Building Hope and its programs and services for cancer patients, caregivers and family members. Entertainment includes Ron White, Margo Rey, Alex Reymundo, John McDermott and Soul Survivors. Reserve your table at



Uncorked at Lakewood Ranch

Nov. 8

A special food and wine pairing event under tents on the polo grounds, beginning with a champagne cocktail reception and ending with dessert and dancing under the stars. Black tie optional. Presented by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch; for more information and to reserve your table, go to



The Art of Food Festival

Nov. 8

Experience the art of the appetizer, of the entrée, of the dessert – as created by Sarasota’s finest chefs and inspired by Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera and The Sarasota Ballet. Presented by The Junior League of Sarasota. For a list of participating restaurants and tickets, visit



South Pacific

Nov. 11 - Dec. 28

From the hauntingly beautiful first three notes of “Bali Ha’i” to the exquisite “Some Enchanted Evening,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic contains some of the most glorious music ever written. The winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples — US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and expatriate French plantation owner Emile de Becque, and Navy Airman Joe Cable and young local girl Liat — and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and their own prejudices. Helmed by the same director as Show Boat, we’re ecstatic to bring you the grandeur and intimacy of South Pacific in a fresh new production featuring all-new orchestrations arranged especially for Asolo Rep. Go to for show times and to purchase tickets.




Conversations at the Crocker

Nov. 11

Challenges to our local environment, past, present and future. Jono Miller and Julie Morris lead the discussion. For information, visit or call (941) 364-9076.



A Fashionable Evening - A Tribute to Phil King

Nov. 14

Join the Glasser-Shoenbaum Human Services Center for an evening of fashion, fine dining and dancing, as they pay tribute to Phil King. Go to for tickets.

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