Saturday, April 30, 2011

Celery Fields, Rowing, More this week

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Sarasota County News UpdateApril 29, 2011
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Prescrption pillsSaturday is National Drug Take-Back Day
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The agency has permanent drop boxes in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center, 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, which is open 24-hours a day, and at the south county office, 4531 State Road 776, Venice, where the lobby hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (MORE)

RowingCounty celebrates link between rowing and transportation
Sarasota and Manatee county commissioners will join officials from Benderson Development Company LLC and other community leaders for a ceremonial "groundbreaking" celebration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, before the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association (FSRA) Championship Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park, 2500 Honore Ave., Sarasota. (MORE)
RunnersGrand opening celebration to feature 5k Fun Run on May 3
County officials and community representatives and organizations, including the Sarasota Audubon Society, will celebrate the completion of the Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility and a related project - replacement of the Raymond Road Bridge and other improvements - at a grand opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The ceremony at the gazebo just north of Palmer Boulevard will be followed by a 5k Fun Run starting at 6 p.m. (MORE)

Hurricane FranDisaster can strike anytime ... workshop to help get you ready now

The April storm that produced tornadoes which damaged mobile homes on Longboat Key is a reminder that disasters can occur anytime. Residents are invited to the second annual Community Disaster Preparedness Workshop from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Road (near Westfield Sarasota Square Shopping Mall) in Sarasota. (MORE)

UF Extension ServicesHelp extension plan for the next decade

The Florida Cooperative Extension System is conducting a planning process that will shape Extension programs in Florida for the next decade. This joint effort of the University of Florida(UF) and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will provide a clear path of action tosupport Florida's economy, environment and the changing needs of Florida's communities. (MORE)

Upcoming Events

Sea turtle nessting season begins May 1
http://bit.ly/i7mVzd

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month
May 2 from 4-6 p.m. at Phillipi Estate Park
Self-guided tours of the historic Edson Keith farmhouse between
4-4:30 p.m.

http://bit.ly/muhQSY

'Hope for Homeowners' seminar on May 10

http://bit.ly/lLsusq
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