New Grants Workshops, Surrey Riders, more: County Updates

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Most Sarasota County Government offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday andThursday, Jan. 1, for New Year's Day. That includes all county recreation centers, Arlington Pool, Payne Park and the public pistol and rifle range at Knight Trail Park.
The Gulf Gate Public Library's temporary location inside Westfield Sarasota Square Mall will be closed beginning 5 p.m. Jan. 3, in preparation for the opening of a new and improved library at 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, a few weeks later.
Sarasota County Government's popular Civics 101 program begins Jan. 22, offering even more to learn about where you live. 
Holiday celebrations may put your home at risk for fire. Make sure your home is safe for the holidays by practicing safety before, during and after the celebration.
Neighborhood associations, homeowners associations and ad hoc groups of neighbors may apply for the next cycle in grants program.
From Jan. 7 through March 26Friends of the Legacy Trail volunteers will pedal the surrey and passengers on 30-minute surrey trips Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Sarasota County commissioners have honored 13 elementary school artists whose illustrations appear in the 2015 "Catch the Rain" calendar. More than 1,500 students entered this year's competition to illustrate ways to use landscaping methods that mimic Mother Nature in catching and keeping more of our rainfall to water plants and reduce stormwater runoff. 
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