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eProcure goes live, begins training
financial transRegistration has begun for eProcure, Sarasota County's free, single website for solicitations, policies, procedures and forms. Find oout how you can register for eProcure online, or attend a free eProcure training session.

Beach blanket baseball! 
FRIDAY: Celebrate Siesta Beach Day at Ed Smith Stadium March 23 when the Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox. Take home a T-shirt, beach towel and your own pair of limited edition sunglasses. .

It's a marvelous night for a movie  
FRIDAY: The Sarasota Film Festival presents a free outdoor screening of "Megamind." Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic. Arrive early for the best viewing. The show starts at 8 p.m., Booker Middle School, 2250 Myrtle St., Sarasota.

An Rx to reduce community crime 
SATURDAY: Join local public safety officials for a free athletic community event. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota. Connect with law enforcement, firefighters and others serving in public safety roles.

2012 Legislative Session ends
This was a roller coaster session for Florida's lawmakers. Read what passed, what failed, and what the 2012 Legislative Session means for Sarasota County.  

State's wildfire risk heating up
Below-average rainfall for the last four to five months has significantly increased thestate's wildfire risk. Decide now what to do before wildfires threaten.

Help reduce the risk of diabetes  
DoctorThe Sarasota County Wellness Coalitions is holding a free seminar for those living with or supporting those affected by diabetes. The event takes place from 2-3 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Laurel/Nokomis School.

Mobile health services in April  
The Sarasota County Heallth Department will be offering free and low-cost health services at 15 sites in April. Services include diabetes education and screening, and tests for blood pressure, pregnancy, HIV and tuberculosis.

March Economic Report
Sarasota County has released itseconomic report for March. See how the county is faring in population, gas prices and other economic indicators.

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