Bacchus on the Beach
The third annual “Bacchus on the Beach” celebration of food, wine and art will take place Nov. 8–9 at the beautiful Resort at Longboat Key Club. Enjoy beer and wine from more than 50 wineries, distillers and craft brewers paired with delectable offerings from the renowned culinary team at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. The “must-have” ticket to kick-off the season is the grand finale of the weekend, the Stone Crab Celebration & Wine Tasting, set along the pristine beach at sunset where attendees will enjoy entertainment, wine tastings and a live charity auction. Event proceeds will benefit the Child Protection Center. For more information call (941) 387-1675 or visit longboatkeyclub.com/specials-packages
Suncoast Food and Wine Fest
Calling all foodies! Join us at the 12th annual Suncoast Food and Wine Fest held at the Sarasota Polo Club and enjoy live entertainment while sampling hundreds of international wines and gourmet food from dozens of Sarasota-Manatee restaurants. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch. For information, visit suncoastfoodandwinefest.com.
USF Sarasota-Manatee 20th Anniversary Brunch
Join us on campus at USF Sarasota-Manatee for their 20th anniversary brunch, featuring a variety of selections from Sarasota’s best restaurants in a beautiful bayfront setting. Proceeds support local USF students in their academic pursuits. For more information, call (941) 359-4737 or visit usfsm.edu.
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
This annual luncheon honors the dedicated nonprofit organizations and benevolent supporters committed to improving our beloved community. Presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals SW Florida Chapter and held at Michael’s On East. For information, call (941) 921-5410 or visit afpswfl.org.
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.