2 Institute for the Ages, 2012 Winter Forum with featured speakers Dr. Kevin O’Neil, chief medical officer at Brookdale Senior Living, and demographics expert Brad Edmondson, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. $25. To register, visit institutefortheages.org/events/.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Fourth Annual Spring Fling Business Expo, 4-7 p.m. at Manatee Chamber of Commerce, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, contact Jahna Leinhauser at (941) 748-4842 ext. 172, or JahnaL@ManateeChamber.com.

March 11th Daylight Saving Time11 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

20

FIRST DAY OF SPRING

20 Assignment Downtown Council, “Rethinking the Market,” a panel discussion with local downtown developers about projects and possibilities, 11:30 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Advance registration, $25; after March 12, $35. Must RSVP by March 15 at sarasotachamber.com/events. Contact Valorie Hillerich, vhillerich@sarasotachamber.com or (941) 556-4046.

March 20th First Day of Spring22 Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office: That’s Entertainment Mega Mixer, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Flight Source International, 1244 Clyde Jones Road, Sarasota. RSVP for $15 or pre-register by March 16 and pay $20 at the door. Limited to 250 attendees. Visit edcsarasotacounty.com to register, or contact info@filmsarasota.com for details.

22 Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Top 10 Charitable Trends: What Every Advisor Should Know About Charitable Giving in 2012, breakfast seminar: 8-9:45 a.m. at Michael’s on East; lunch seminar 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. at Venetian Golf and River Club. Contact prichmond@gulfcoastcf.org or call (941) 486-4566 for more information.

23 Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Doing Business with Government Entities, 8:45 a.m. –noon at Manatee Chamber of Commerce, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Reservations required by March 20. Contact Lisa at (941) 748-4842 ext. 123 or LisaR@ManateeChamber.com.

Trendspotter

Boomers plan to grow older – at home. Experts predict the emerging aging-in-place market will exceed $20 billion by 2020.

Source: boomerproject.com (boomerproject.com/documents/jumpin_jack/2012_january.php)

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