The public is invited to take part in Fire Fest at Carlton Reserve on Jan. 31, to learn about how prescribed fire is used to manage local native habitats in Sarasota County, how fire benefits many species of plants and animals and how prescribed burns actually protect our communities and property from wildfires.
Register now through Feb. 1 for the 26th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, which take place Feb.17-22 at venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The two counties hold the event in conjunction each year as an effort to promote and maintain health and wellness for their residents who are 50 years and older.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 10 sites around the county during February.
Due to ongoing construction work at the Siesta Beach pavilion the 2015 Beach University has been canceled. The program, which spans four weeks and focuses on protecting coastal eco-systems, will return in 2016.