Thursday, April 04, 2013

Community Connections

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Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net. 
FIRA Championships come to Nathan Benderson Park this weekend
FRIDAY: The top collegiate rowing teams in the southeast will take to the waters of Nathan Benderson Park on April 5-6 to battle for the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Championship trophy. 
Mowing schedule for April 1-12
The schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program for April 1-12, subject to weather conditions.
CHAT holds community forum
The North Port Community Health Action Team (CHAT) will host the "Coming Together as a Community for Our Children" forum at the North Port City Hall Commission Chambers, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. 
Libraries get new website design
The Sarasota County Library System debuted its redesigned website on March 26. The site includes new contents and features and provides quick and easy access to information.  
Celebrate Community Orchard Project
Sarasota County will host the installation of the Community Orchard Project fence and plots at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Colonial Oaks Park, 5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota. 
Get 'Money Smart' April 19-27
Financial professionals in banking, investments and retirement planning will host a series of presentations during "Money Smart Week @ Your Library," April 19-27 at Sarasota County Libraries. 
Energy Upgrade workshops save money and energy
Benefit from the county's sustainability expertise with a free 30-minute Energy Upgrade workshop. The home efficiency strategy workshops are open to civic groups, clubs, faith organizations and nonprofit associations, as well as businesses that would like to offer the workshop to their employees. 
'Tour de Parks' maps now online
As part of a new program to give residents and visitors ideas for travel routes on the Legacy Trail to other parks, the 2013 Tour de Parks route maps are now available online  
National Libraries Week is April 14-20
Libraries in the Sarasota County Library System will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, and encourage residents and visitors to stop in and experience why libraries are a vital part of the community. 
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