Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free SCAT Friday, Free Play at Payne, Free Classes...more County updates



Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at pubcom@scgov.net.   
FRIDAY: Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is holding its annual "Try Transit Day" Friday, April 25 , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. The event, which will feature prizes, giveaways, a food truck and special exhibits, is free and open to the public. As part of the celebration, all day April 25, SCAT will waive all fares for the fixed-route service. All riders on fixed routes, including the Express routes, ride free.
FRIDAY: Sarasota County is hosting a "Free Play Day" at Payne Park Tennis Center, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota on Friday, April 25. From 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. all 12 clay courts, ball machines, instructional clinics and activities are free.
FRIDAY: Sarasota County, UF/IFAS Extension, FPL, and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program are celebrating Arbor Day 2014 with two free educational events at the Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension office at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
SATURDAY: The 2014 Veterans "Stand Down" event, which connects veterans to vital services, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at the William L. Little Health and Human Services Center (Health Department), 2200 Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota. Additional services will be offered at the Payne Park Auditorium, a short walk away. Veterans should bring their ID (VA card or DD-214 form), if available.
SATURDAY: In recognition of Earth Day, Sarasota County's Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Chapter will walk Siesta Key Beach picking up litter from cigarettes and other tobacco products on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: The Kentucky Military Institute will be honored during a historical dedication ceremony Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at Centennial Park in Venice.
The 20th annual National Infant Immunization Week reminds parents that keeping children safe and healthy includes protecting them from 14 serious diseases before age 2.
The Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development is offering zero-percent deferred loans for home repairs on owner-occupied homes throughout Sarasota County.
Local public health and school officials urge high school seniors to get their immunizations updated before they graduate in early June. The vaccines are available for free at the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) clinics in Sarasota and North Port.

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