World Cafe, Memorial Day, Mobile Health, more!

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Gulf Gate Library update
Gulf Gate LibraryTODAY: Attend an open house meeting about the design, permitting and construction of the new Gulf Gate Library this evening, 5-7 p.m. Ask questions about the status of the project and the estimated completion schedule.
Deadline nears to name the new south county park
County Seal
FRIDAY: Sarasota County has extended the deadline for submitting prospective names for a new south county park to Friday, May 25. The Myakka River / U.S. 41 site is located at 9083 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. Here are criteria and instructions onhow to submit a name.
Memorial Day closings
Most Sarasota County government offices, libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Monday, May 28, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday. Here is a complete list of closings, as well as some exceptions.
Emergency Management Chief speaks at disaster event
Ed McCrane will be the featured presenter at a free disaster orientation from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the downtown Administration Center Emergency Operations Center.
May 31, we are the world
Back by popular demand, a World Cafe event will be held Thursday, May 31, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the North Port Library. The World Cafe is a forum for people with diverse points of view to explore ways to work together to build a sense of community.  
PSC seeks input on increase
On March 17, Florida Power & Light filed a petition with the Public Service Commission for a base rate increase. The PSC has issued a bulletin of frequently asked questions about the increase, as well as a list of hearings that you can attend to learn more.
Stormwater pond workshop
WaterHelp update the county's littoral zone standards with  flexible and alternative designs concerning habitat, wildlife and shoreline erosion. Tuesday, May 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Park Green Building Conference Room, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
Mobile health services in May
DoctorThe Health Department's mobile medical unit will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county in May. Services include diabetes screening and blood pressure, pregnancy, HIV and tuberculosis tests. Appointments are not needed.
Commission celebrates 2012 Library of the Year award
2012 Library of the Year flickrOn May 22, the Sarasota County Commission officially recognized library staff volunteers and community partners for winning the Florida Library Association 2012 Library of the Year award. Browse our collection of photos from the day.
Snook Haven concession closes temporarily
The Snook Haven Restaurant in Venice will close for the summer while Sarasota County performs maintenance and seeks a new concession vendor. The park and canoe/kayak launch on the Myakka River will remain open. 


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