Halloween Safety, Celery Fields Family Fest, How Community Gardens Grow, etc..

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us atpubcom@scgov.net.   
TODAY: The Town of Longboat Key and Sarasota County are asking for feedback on proposed amenities and park features for Bayfront Park. 
TODAY: Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension is hosting free open houses at community gardens throughout the county from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 as part of "Eat Local Week," sponsored by Transition Sarasota.
SATURDAY: As you turn your clocks back for Daylight Saving Time this weekend, take a moment to also consider checking your smoke alarms. 
SATURDAY: Sarasota County and the Sarasota Audubon Society will host a Family Festival at the Celery Fields, 6799 Palmer Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1. The festival will kick off the public bird watching program offered each Saturday by the Sarasota Audubon Society and highlight the recently opened new amenities at the Celery Fields.
SATURDAY: The History Center Museum and historic Chidsey Library Building will temporarily close Nov. 1 to accommodate Visit Sarasota County's move to a new location.
There are many ways to keep children safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of kids at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. 
The Sarasota County Library System will begin conducting its Voice of the Customer survey on Monday, Nov. 3Survey forms will be available in county libraries and online through Nov. 9.
The viewing deck at Centennial Park will be temporarily closed to ensure the safety of residents and visitors while a railing is replaced.
County staff will host a grand opening Saturday, Nov. 8, to celebrate the completion of a wetlands restoration project in three areas within the 72-acre Red Bug Slough Preserve.
The Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee and the Venice Area Veterans Council, in coordination with Sarasota County's Veterans Benefits Unit, have announced plans for this year's Veterans Day parades and ceremonies in Sarasota and Venice.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is adding late evening trips to Lakewood Ranch and for connections to SCAT routes south of University Parkway.
The best-selling novel "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline has been selected for the Sarasota County Library System's 2015 "One Book One Community" read-together book. 
Sarasota libraries will be taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing, this November. On Nov. 1, participants will begin writing a 50,000-word novel to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30.
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