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The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota, Inc. will hold its third annual spring luncheon on Friday, April 29. The event begins in the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, with a mimosa reception at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30. The keynote speaker will be Jan Mauck, chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $80-$250.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood will host its Champions for Children awards breakfast 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota. Tickets are $35.

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation will celebrate its 15th annual golf tournament this year at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota, on Friday, May 6.  The cost to play is $350, which includes golf and cart, breakfast, an awards luncheon and more. The scramble format tournament begins with registration at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30.

The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota recently donated $4,274 to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. The money was raised by selling tickets to the second annual Sarasota Kiwanis Veterans Day Breakfast, held in 2015. Launched in 2013, Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program helps eliminate barriers to employment and provides opportunities for higher-paying positions for veterans and their families, as well as connects veterans with crucial social services.

Three Perlman Music Program/Suncoast alumni recently performed for 60 students ages 5-8 at Visible Men Academy. Violist Molly Carr, cellist Oded Hadar and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana performed with the goal of inspiring the next generation of potential concert artists, educators and audiences. Visible Men's mission is to offer boys from low-income communities a high-quality education in a nurturing environment.