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 Sarasota County News UpdateApril 22, 2011

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BMXTop BMX riders will celebrate Easter in Sarasota
Some of the top BMX riders in the United States and Canada will be in Sarasota this weekend for the National Bicycle League (NBL) Easter Classic, Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 at the Sarasota County BMX Track, 1500 N. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.
The Easter Classic is part of the NBL National Championship Series featuring 25 races at venues across the United States. Amateur and professional riders in multiple age groups will compete to qualify for a national title. (MORE)
express busExpress bus service between North Port and Sarasota starts Monday
Beat the high gas prices and commute to work on SCAT's new Express bus service between North Port and downtown Sarasota. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will debut its new Express bus service on Monday, April 25.
Bike Riding
Give your input on Sarasota County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The county's first Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is under development. The plan is designed to outline a safe, convenient and efficient bicycle and pedestrian system that provides access to major destinations within Sarasota County and surrounding counties.  The first draft is expected to be available in summer 2011.
Take the survey to tell us what is important to you for inclusion in the plan.  Please click here to take the survey.
Hope for HomeownersHope for homeowners seminar scheduled
You are invited to attend a housing seminar on forclosure, bankruptcy, and credit management. Join the community conversation about the housing crisis with our panel of experts: Chief Judge Lee Haworth, 12th Judicial Circuit Court; Sherry Ellis, bankruptcy attorney; and others on Tuesday, May 10, at the Venice Public Library from 6-7:30 p.m. (MORE)

Upcoming Events
KSCB accepting volunteer award nominations
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is now accepting nominations  until May 9, for the 2011 Volunteer Awards Recognition Program.

Special O'Laughlics 6
Tuesday, April 26
7:30 p.m. @ 3333 N. Tamiami Trail (McCurdy's Comedy Theatre)
T-Rec Coalition of Sarasota County is sponsoring this one night only performance by talented comedians who have completed Les McCurdy's special comedy workshops.

"Name that insect or spider or ...!"
A guided walk @ Manasota Scrub Preserve

Join Dr. Fred Santana on Wednesday, April 27
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Manasota Scrub Preserve, Englewood

5k Fun Run and Celery Fields Grand Opening Celebration
Tuesday, May 3
5:30 p.m., Fun Run starts at 6 p.m.

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