The entire family is invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at the annual Fire Prevention Week Open House sponsored by Sarasota County Emergency Services. The open house will be held from10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fire Station No. 5, 400 N. Beneva Road. Admission and refreshments are free.
It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, junk and yard waste. Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Osprey/Vamo area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 8.
The Sarasota County elections office has begun sending vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election to absent stateside military voters and overseas military and civilian voters. Domestic vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed beginning Oct. 4.
Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 11th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, to be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.