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April 2014

Holocaust Memories: Two Survivors Tell Their Stories

April 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Braden River Branch Library,
4915 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, 34203

In recognition of the United States Days of Remembrance, the Braden River Branch Library is pleased to welcome two Holocaust survivors to the Library. Roma Solvent, a survivor of the ghetto who ultimately lived in hiding during the war, will share her moving story at 3:00 p.m., and Dr. Henry Tenenbaum, a second-generation survivor, will speak at 4:00 p.m. There will be a Q&A session immediately following each presenter’s talk. Free. No advance registration.

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Recycled Fashion Show

April 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manatee County Central Library,
1301 Barcarrota Ave, Bradenton, 34205

Join teens ages 13-19 as they walk the runway wearing an original article of clothing that they created from recycled items! Entertainment during the show will be provided by a DJ and various live musical acts. There will also be an “after party” following the main event with refreshments. The fashion show is free and open to all on a first come, first serve basis.

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May 2014

Village of the Arts Cinco de Mayo Artwalk

May 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Village of the Arts,
1113 12th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205 Select a Country:

May Artwalk Cinco de Mayo  Friday, May 2nd. 6-9:30pm and Saturday, May 3rd. 11am.-4pm. Join us for a weekend of fun,art, music and our annual “Salsa Tasting Contest” as we celebrate our own artsy funky version of Cinco de Mayo here in the colorful Village of the Arts.  Taste salsas at galleries and shops as you stroll and vote for your favorites with our “Peso Pennies” along the way. It’s Hot, Hot, Hot!!  Don’t miss it. FREE

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Joseph Bonfiglio at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

May 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts & Eats Restaurant & Gallery,
1114 12th St W, Bradenton, 34205

Joe sings and plays guitar with a relaxing style that will be the perfect accompaniment to your fabulous meal. Arts & Eats is #1 on Trip Advisor for Bradenton with international fresh foods prepared by Chef Jim Copening. Enter a guest and leave as a friend.

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4th Annual Manatee Miles

May 10, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Robinson Preserve,
1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, 34209

Manatee Miles is a non-competitive walk open to all ages and abilities through Robinson Preserve with both a 5K and 1 mile course. It is hosted by Manatee County Government with all proceeds to benefit United Way of Manatee County. Enjoy a morning in beautiful Robinson Preserve while helping to make a measurable difference in our community! Early registration pricing available; visit WWW.MANATEEMILES.COM for more information.

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Braden River Bluegrass Festival And Gumbo Cook Off

May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground,
7205 85th St Ct E, Bradenton, 34202

Four great bluegrass bands will be performing all afternoon on the riverside stage. Gumbo cook off will be going on at the same time with Gumbo tasting and judging include in the price of admission. It all kicks off at noon at the beautiful, rustic Linger Lodge on the Braden River.  

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Mixon’s Antiques, Arts, Crafts and more

May 24, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mixon Fruit Farms,
2525 27th St E, Bradenton, 34208

Arts & Crafts Saturday Mixon will have Arts, Crafts and more the 4th Saturday of the month April through September. Mark you calendars and plan on enjoying locally crafted products, such as jewelry, wall hangings, pottery, candles, authors and much more.

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June 2014

Family Night- Food Fest!

June 7, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Florida Museum,
201 10th St W, Bradenton, 34205

Sweet, savory, chewy, delicious…food is so good! Celebrate and explore the scents and tastes of your favorite foods and maybe some new ones you have never tried! Learn to cook like a chef in Disney’s Ratatouille and then create your own recipe using healthy ingredients with the help of a real-life chef. Bon Appétit! 4:15 pm Ratatouille, Rated G (110 min)     6:30 Manatee Presentation     6:30 BishHOP Dance Party     7:00 Live Star Talk     7:30 Space Park 360…

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Chefs Cooking For Kids

June 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IMG Academies Golf & Country Club,
4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, 34210

The “Top Chef” culinary extravaganza will feature leading local chefs and restaurants that will showcase their culinary specialties. Enjoy these delicious culinary samplings created by our guest Chefs de Cuisine, music, auction, and cash bar.  The committee is creating special packages for the silent auction; some of which include “Just for Her,”  “Just for the House” and “Family Fun-Pak.”

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New York Style “Piano Bar” with Michael “Sparky” Edelstein at Arts & Eats

June 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts & Eats Restaurant & Gallery,
1114 12th St W, Bradenton, 34205

Michael “Sparky” Edelstein is an experienced New York Broadway pianist, singer and accompanist.  Come in and request your favorite Broadway tunes to hear or sing out! Chef Jim Copening is a world class chef that will bring joy to your palette with his culinary creations!  We’re number 1 on Trip Advisor for Bradenton.

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