October is a bigger issue with not only our Lifelong Learning issue, but also our Women’ Health issue. Learning centers have returned en masse with lots of new and always interesting and topical classes - learn something new, expand your mind and meet new friends. Plus a fun and spooky way to enjoy Halloween and a great Cocktail event. Plus we have our returning columns: Good News Dept., Arts News, Dining In (recipes), our calendars and lots more.

October is a bigger issue with not only our Lifelong Learning issue, but also our Women’ Health issue. Learning centers have returned en masse with lots of new and always interesting and topical classes - learn something new, expand your mind and meet new friends. Plus a fun and spooky way to enjoy Halloween and a great Cocktail event. Plus we have our returning columns: Good News Dept., Arts News, Dining In (recipes), our calendars and lots more.


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OCTOBER 2022<br />

Marlene<br />

Hauck<br />

Executive Director,<br />

Sunshine From<br />

Darkness<br />

■ Lifelong Learning<br />

■ Women’s Health<br />

■ Set The Bar<br />

Cocktail<br />

Competition<br />

■ Good News Dept.



Ever Onward Season 27<br />

Season<br />

Opener!<br />

Immediate Relief Beginning<br />

with the First Session:<br />

Chronic Pain: Sciatic, Back, Neck and TMJ<br />

Migraines, Foggy Brain and<br />

Lack of Concentration<br />

Sight and Eye Problems<br />

Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Shallow Breathing<br />


October 2 • 4:00 pm • Sarasota Opera House<br />

“Classically rocking violin ... straddles the line between<br />

classical, rock and pop.” ~Cincinnati Enquirer<br />

A family-friendly concert experience!<br />

Violin phenom Alexander Markov unites with his gifted<br />

violinist parents Albert and Marina and the “first family<br />

of violin” presents classical favorites. Alexander and<br />

his electric gold violin are then joined by Key Chorale<br />

and the Booker High School VPA Choir for his original<br />

composition, Caesar, for electric violin, organ, choir,<br />

percussion, rhythm section, and orchestral musicians.<br />

Classical meets rock music - expect the unexpected!<br />

Digestive and Constipation Issues<br />

Leaky gut and Autoimmune problems<br />

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Depression<br />

Concussions, Brain and Spinal Cord Health<br />

Mobility and Energy Issues for Seniors<br />

T. Grywinski specializes in difficult issues with great success<br />

How Craniosacral Therapy Can Be Life Changing<br />

“Doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists and chiros<br />

gave me little relief. Terry relieved my pain, after all these years!<br />

He has also helped four of my other friends. The man is an angel,<br />

with a gift from God....thank you Terry!!”<br />

“After 3 sessions, I had more range of motion and mobility in my<br />

neck, shoulders and hips. I was getting to the point where walking<br />

and moving was difficult. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my<br />

shoulders, my voice is stronger and my energy is greatly increased.<br />

I feel much calmer and more grounded!!”<br />

“I no longer feel physically sick each morning. No gastroenterologist<br />

or physician has ever properly diagnosed my mucus build up until<br />

now. As well as bringing about healing in my gut, he released an<br />

incredible amount of tension in my upper body.”<br />

“The question is where has he been all my life? Terry is a true healer<br />

and if you are serious about being well, you are in luck.<br />

He is effective and lovely.”<br />

ANTHONY TRIONFO, flute<br />

ALBERT CANO SMIT, piano<br />

October 27 • Sarasota Yacht Club<br />

11:00 am performance, 12:15 pm luncheon<br />

“A breezily virtuosic flutist.” ~New York Times<br />

Praised as “a musician of prodigious talent and<br />

scintillating personality,” Anthony Trionfo won First<br />

Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International<br />

Auditions. In 2018 he debuted in the YCA Series at New<br />

York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Washington DC’s Kennedy<br />

Center. He is joined by his frequent collaborator,<br />

Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit, First Prize winner<br />

of the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition.<br />

View our complete concert schedule at<br />

ArtistSeriesConcerts.org<br />

Box office: (941) 306-1202<br />

This project is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida<br />

(Section 286.25 Florida Statutes); The Exchange; Gulf Coast Community Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; and Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.<br />

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B.A., B.Ed., LMT MA6049<br />

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See full page explanation of Craniosacral Therapy and<br />

how it can help you in another section of this issue<br />

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Google “Advanced Craniosacral Therapy Sarasota” for more info<br />


OCTOBER 2022<br />

contents<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

Louise M. Bruderle<br />

Email: westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

Contributing Writer<br />

Carol Darling<br />

Contributing Photographer<br />

Evelyn England<br />

Art Director/Graphic Designer<br />

Kimberly Carmell<br />

Assistant to the Publisher<br />

Mimi Gato<br />

West Coast Woman is published<br />

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happening this month:<br />

Halloween fun<br />

During October, Haunted Sarasota, Discover<br />

Sarasota Tours’ Friday night tour returns for the<br />

Halloween season for 13 nights starting Oct. 14<br />

and running through Oct. 31. There’s more on<br />

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Email: westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

Here are our columns:<br />

n Out & About: includes<br />

fundraisers, concerts, art exhibits,<br />

lectures, dance, poetry, shows &<br />

performances, theatre, film,<br />

seasonal events and more.<br />

n You’re News: job announcements,<br />

appointments and promotions,<br />

board news, business news and<br />

real estate news.<br />


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WCWmedia<br />

lifelong learning<br />

issue<br />

A very good sign is when you<br />

find that lifelong learning centers<br />

have a full schedule of classes,<br />

workshops and lectures, and<br />

that students are again signing<br />

up and back on campus. See<br />

what we’ve got on….<br />

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email:<br />

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website:<br />

www.westcoastwoman.com<br />

women’s health issue<br />

Informative articles on a variety<br />

of topics of interest to women:<br />

breast cancer, skin care, smoking<br />

cessation, sleep issues and more.<br />

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west coast<br />

WOMAN<br />

departments<br />

4 editor’s letter<br />

7 Out & About: listings for things to do<br />

9 healthier you: the benefits of quitting<br />

tobacco<br />

11 happening this month:<br />

“Set The Bar” Cocktail Competition<br />

13 happening this month:<br />

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tours<br />

14 you’re news<br />

16 west coast woman:<br />

Marlene Hauck, Executive Director,<br />

Sunshine From Darkness<br />

18 Lifelong Learning Issue: classes,<br />

workshops and more<br />

22 Lifelong Learning Issue:<br />

ACE in Sarasota<br />

23 Lifelong Learning Issue: The Education<br />

Center at Temple Beth Israel<br />

24 Women’s Health Issue:<br />

Breast Cancer Update<br />

26 What is Craniosacral Therapy?<br />

27 Women’s Health Issue: Mental Health<br />

28 Women’s Health Issue: Get a good<br />

night’s sleep<br />

30 Women’s Health Issue: Why get facials?<br />

31 good news depart.<br />

33 dining in: eat your flowers<br />

34 ode: Lido Beach<br />

■ on the cover: West Coast Woman Marlene Hauck, Executive Director of Sunshine From Darkness.<br />

■ Photo by Evelyn England<br />


just some<br />

thoughts<br />

Louise Bruderle<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

West Coast Woman Marlene Hauck<br />

Marlene Hauck<br />

Photo by Evelyn England<br />

Marlene Hauck, our WCW for this month,<br />

is the Executive Director at Sunshine From<br />

Darkness, a nonprofit that each year offers<br />

events and a gala both with the purpose of<br />

informing the public on the issue of mental<br />

health while raising funds to support several<br />

area nonprofits as well as research into mental<br />

health.<br />

Speaking with Marlene, who is a warm and<br />

very approachable person who has worked in<br />

nonprofits for most of her career, I couldn’t<br />

help but think she’d be the kind of person<br />

who, if you were having emotional challenges<br />

in your life, you’d want to talk to.<br />

When we met back in August our starting point was having a conversation<br />

about mental health in general and why, after all these years, it is<br />

so difficult for people to open up and discuss it.<br />

And yet, Marlene believes that’s where it can start — with a conversation.<br />

Open up. Talk about what is bothering us. Share our concerns with<br />

a professional. Engage and talk within our many different communities<br />

and support those seeking help.<br />

Read my profile on Marlene and find out what Sunshine From Darkness<br />

has done and will be doing in January. In October, they collaborate<br />

with Art Center Sarasota in a fundraiser called “Off the Wall” which will<br />

be on Friday, October 7 at Art Center Sarasota from 6-8:30 p.m.<br />

It’s a fundraising<br />

collaboration featuring<br />

libations,<br />

appetizers, and an<br />

immersive and interactive<br />

art event.<br />

All guests can<br />

participate in two<br />

interactive installations<br />

inspired<br />

by famous artists;<br />

select ticket holders<br />

will participate<br />

in “Off the Wall” to<br />

choose one of the many locally-donated artworks. All proceeds support<br />

Sunshine from Darkness and Art Center Sarasota. Tickets: https://www.<br />

artsarasota.org/calendar/#offthewall.<br />

These WCW are Making Changes<br />

Anne-Marie Russell was the inaugural Executive Director of the Sarasota<br />

Art Museum and most recently, she served as Executive Director for<br />

Architecture Sarasota.<br />

Her next position is at The Museum of Fine Arts,<br />

St. Petersburg (MFA) as the new Interim Executive<br />

Director. Anne-Marie brings more than 25 years of<br />

expertise in cultural production leadership to the<br />

MFA. According to the press release from the MFA,<br />

“Anne-Marie will be responsible for continuing the<br />

successful momentum of the MFA. She will provide<br />

leadership and support to the accomplished<br />

staff in the curation of new and upcoming exhibitions,<br />

build out the MFA’s encyclopedic collection,<br />

and ensure that the museum maintains the<br />

high-quality experience for which it’s celebrated.”<br />

The MFA is a wonderful museum - one of my<br />

Anne-Marie Russell favorites in fact, not just for its collection, but it’s<br />

beautiful space and grounds in downtown St.<br />

Petersburg, and, it was founded by a woman, Margaret Acheson Stuart<br />

(1896-1980). Congratulations, Anne-Marie!<br />

Happy retirement, Carol Butera. She’s retiring from the William G. and<br />

Marie Selby Foundation in spring, 2023. Carol joined the Foundation in<br />

July, 2017 as its Executive Director and was later promoted to President<br />

and CEO. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Vice President of<br />

Development at Children First for a decade and at the Sarasota YMCA for<br />

a decade prior to that.<br />

Her career in the nonprofit sector goes deep —<br />

she came to Sarasota in 1996 after working in Haiti<br />

for the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. Carol’s accomplishments<br />

include moving the Selby Foundation<br />

from a Trust to a Private Foundation in 2019 enabling<br />

the Foundation to better manage its $70 million<br />

dollars and to direct its programs in perpetuity.<br />

During her tenure, Carol expanded the traditional<br />

two-year grant cycle adding Small and<br />

Mighty Grants (SAM) quarterly which enable<br />

nonprofits with annual operating expenses of less<br />

than $300,000 to apply for grants outside of the<br />

traditional grant cycle. With the Board’s leadership,<br />

she recently commissioned two scholarship<br />

Carol Butera<br />

studies in the region which will lead to strengthening the Foundation’s<br />

current scholarship program, helping it to focus on critical gaps in the<br />

four-county region. For more on the Selby Foundation, visit www.selbyfdn.org.<br />

Enjoy your retirement, Carol!<br />

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month<br />

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer takes<br />

place on Oct. 22, 7:30 a.m. at Nathan Benderson<br />

Park in Sarasota. This annual fundraiser<br />

for the American Cancer Society brings<br />

thousands of supporters for a 5K walk<br />

around the park and related ceremonies and activities.<br />

There’s more info at www.secure.acsevents.org. To learn more about<br />

the Making Strides of Sarasota Manatee or for other information, contact<br />

Bethany Lynch at bethanyk.lynch@cancer.org or call 941-867-7427.<br />

October is our Women’s Health Issue and we have content on breast<br />

health and other topics we think you’ll find informative.<br />

Lifelong Learning Issue<br />

In addition to this being our Women’s Health Issue, it’s also our annual<br />

Lifelong Learning issue. It appears most lifelong learning places are back<br />

to near previous levels and some continue to offer online classes. Having<br />

proofed and edited the Lifelong learning content, I can tell you it’s packed<br />

with great offerings and definitely something for everyone.<br />

Had to Share Dept.<br />

Here’s a nice story about people<br />

helping others in their community.<br />

Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead<br />

has collected more than 200 bicycles<br />

through its Recycle-A-Bicycle<br />

Program. Donated bicycles are collected<br />

by Friends of Osprey Junction<br />

Trailhead volunteers, refurbished,<br />

and restored by Turning Points volunteers<br />

and given to people in need.<br />

Turning Points is a non-profit organization<br />

that provides hope and assistance to men, women, and children<br />

who are at risk of being homeless or are homeless.<br />

“The people of Sarasota County have supported our program in a<br />

most positive way,” said Chuck Butterfield, President, Friends of Osprey<br />

Junction Trailhead. “We’re thrilled with the enthusiastic response,” said<br />

Ralph Monti, Director of Bicycle Programs, Friends of Osprey Junction<br />

Trailhead. “Our bicycle donors are genuinely happy and pleased to see<br />

their used bicycles going to such a good cause.”<br />

Do you have a bicycle you wish to donate? Individual bicycles or bicycle<br />

parts donations can be arranged to be picked up by contacting Ralph<br />

Monti at 646-705-4148 or by email him at ralphmonti@gmail.com.<br />

Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead is a Chapter of Friends of Sarasota<br />

County Parks and is a volunteer organization that supports, promotes,<br />

and enhances Osprey Junction Trailhead, a Sarasota County Park adjacent<br />

to The Legacy Trail. Visit ojtfriends.com for more info.<br />

Louise Bruderle | Editor and Publisher |<br />

westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

We welcome your thoughts and comments on this column and on other columns and features in this issue.<br />

You can reach us at westcoastwoman@comcast.net. We’re on the web at www.WestCoastWoman.com.<br />


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Marking Mental<br />

Health Awareness<br />

Sunshine From Darkness and Art<br />

Center Sarasota wpresent “Off the<br />

Wall,” a fundraiser featuring libations,<br />

appetizers, and an immersive and<br />

interactive art event. Guests can participate<br />

in two interactive installations<br />

inspired by famous artists; select ticket<br />

holders will participate in “Off the<br />

Wall” on October 7, 6-8:30, to choose<br />

one of the many locally-donated artworks<br />

(all valued at more than $250).<br />

As an added bonus, guests can<br />

purchase tickets to enter a drawing<br />

for a one-of-a-kind sculpture (valued<br />

at $3,000) created by celebrated<br />

architect/sculptor Carl Abbott. All<br />

proceeds support the missions of<br />

Sunshine from Darkness and Art<br />

Center Sarasota.<br />

Tickets are $75/individual, $25/students;<br />

VIP tickets, which include an<br />

“Off the Wall” ticket, are $150. Dress<br />

is “artfully casual.” Sunshine from<br />

Darkness is a nonprofit organization<br />

dedicated to raising funds for local<br />

charities that provide health and addiction<br />

disorder services in the Sarasota<br />

community and funding mental<br />

health research. Art Center Sarasota<br />

is located at 707 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota.<br />

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Artist Series<br />

Concerts of<br />

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s<br />

season opens October 2 with a concert<br />

in the Virtuoso Violins Series presented<br />

at Sarasota Opera House. The Magnificent<br />

Markovs features Alexander,<br />

Albert, and Marina Markov, the<br />

“first family of the violin.” The concert<br />

features Alexander Markov playing<br />

his original composition, Caesar, on<br />

his gold electric violin, accompanied<br />

by Key Chorale and Booker High<br />

School VPA Choir. He will also be<br />

joined by his renowned violinist parents<br />

to perform classical favorites.<br />

The Lunch & Listen Series moves to<br />

the Sarasota Yacht Club this season.<br />

This series spotlights gifted young artists<br />

in concert at 11 a.m. followed by<br />

lunch at 12:15 p.m. Prize winners Anthony<br />

Trionfo, flute and Albert Cano<br />

Smit, piano, present the first concert<br />

in this series on October 27.<br />

The Lighter Fare Series offers classic<br />

jazz and musical theater favorites<br />

outdoors at Marie Selby Botanical<br />

Gardens Downtown Campus and<br />

indoors at Plantation Golf & Country<br />

Club in Venice. Bass to Bass: John<br />

Miller and Michael Ross on November<br />

9 offers jazz standards plus a little<br />

rhythm and blues.<br />

For more information, visit Artist-<br />

SeriesConcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.<br />

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Choral Artists<br />

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The Choral Artists of Sarasota’s<br />

2022-2023 season begins on Say a Little<br />

Prayer: Experience comfort, consolation,<br />

and compassion as the Choral<br />

Artist singers raise their voices to<br />

heaven. Featuring “Amazing Grace”<br />

and the Kaddish, along with Buddhist<br />

and Native American chants, the universality<br />

of prayer from faiths around<br />

the world is celebrated in song.<br />

Held on Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m.,<br />

at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S.<br />

Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Tickets: Tickets:<br />

$35; students $5. For more information<br />

and to purchase tickets, visit<br />

www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org or call<br />

941-387-4900.<br />

The Sarasota<br />

Orchestra<br />

The Masterworks series brings<br />

stalwart masterpieces to life alongside<br />

fresh new works by contemporary<br />

composers. Guest appearances by distinguished<br />

conductors and soloists.<br />

• A Fantastic Beginning – November<br />

4, 5, 6<br />

Joyce Yang, piano. Includes Quinn<br />

Mason – A Joyous Trilogy; Grieg –<br />

Piano Concerto and Berlioz – Symphonie<br />

fantastique<br />

The Great Escapes series offers<br />

a mix of light classics and popular<br />

favorites in themed programs. Great<br />

Escapes performances will take place<br />

at Holley Hall.<br />

• A Night at the Movies – October<br />

12-15 with Lawrence Loh, conductor<br />

The Chamber Soirées are a series<br />

of musician-led, small-ensemble performances.<br />

Chamber Soirées will take<br />

place at Holley Hall.<br />

Scheduled are: Sarasota String<br />

Quartet – October 9; Shostakovich<br />

– String Quartet No. 8 and Ravel –<br />

String Quartet in F Major<br />

For further information, visit www.<br />

SarasotaOrchestra.org.<br />

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Special Events<br />

The 17th Annual Sustainable<br />

Communities Workshop presented<br />

by UF/IFAS will take place both virtually<br />

and in person on November<br />

1. The theme of “Advancing Climate<br />

Solutions,” will bring the community<br />

together to discuss sustainability priorities.<br />

Expert speakers will provide<br />

up-to-date information on several different<br />

sustainability topics including<br />

carbon sequestration, regenerative<br />

agriculture, water quality, equity, climate<br />

change, and more. Visit exhibitor<br />

booths to network with businesses<br />

and community groups.<br />

To learn more, visit: scgov.net/<br />

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At The Ringling: Running through Feb 12, 2023 is Highlights from the Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Collection of<br />

Photography that includes works by Berenice Abbott, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Eugène Atget, Ruth Bernhard, Margaret<br />

Bourke-White, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lewis W. Hine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and more.<br />

SustainableCommunities. Registration<br />

fee includes access to a full day<br />

workshop a New College or virtually.<br />

Questions? Call 941-861-9874 or email<br />

sustainablesarasota@scgov.net. Held<br />

on November 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Harry<br />

Sudakoff Conference Center, Sarasota.<br />

Enjoy live music, art and atmosphere<br />

in the Museum of Art Courtyard<br />

during Ringling Underground<br />

8-11 p.m. This event features an<br />

eclectic mix of local and regional live<br />

music. Check out up-and-coming<br />

artists displaying their work in the<br />

Museum of Art Courtyard. October 6:<br />

Ringling 6ft Underground; November<br />

3: Foodways.<br />

Tickets available 30 days prior to<br />

each event. https://www.ringling.org/<br />

events/ringling-underground-0<br />

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St. Armands Circle Park has their<br />

Fall Boat Show on October 15-16.<br />

Boats, shopping, and restaurants – all<br />

together in one location. Cannon’s<br />

Marina will answer questions. Free<br />

Fright Night is on October 31,<br />

6-8:30 pm. Fright Night transforms St.<br />

Armands Circle from island sophistication<br />

to Halloween fun. Decorated<br />

store fronts set the stage for wandering<br />

spirits. Free.<br />

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My Warrior’s Place and the World<br />

Series Champions, Atlanta Braves,<br />

announce the celebrity softball game<br />

and concert to benefit veterans, first<br />

responders and their families. Tickets<br />

are on sale for the 2022 Celebrity<br />

Softball Game and Concert featuring<br />

Rodney Atkins on November 5.<br />

Local first responders and military<br />

veterans will take the field with<br />

celebrities for a softball game and<br />

country music concert to raise funds<br />

for My Warrior’s Place (MWP). MWP<br />

and the Braves envision CoolToday<br />

Park packed with fans to watch as<br />

MLB, NFL, NHL; television, movie<br />

and radio personalities; and music<br />

stars play softball.<br />

Following the game, Rodney<br />

Atkins will perform a concert. His<br />

career includes being named the<br />

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ACM awards. His single “Watching<br />

You” became the Number One Song<br />

of the Decade according to Country<br />

Aircheck.<br />

Funds raised will help expand<br />

MWP’s existing facilities adding 12<br />

cottages, operational support, and<br />

create a designated space for the newest<br />

program My Service Dog’s Place.<br />

Gates open at 2:30pm; game begins at<br />

4 pm at CoolToday Park, 18800 S. West<br />

Villages Parkway, Venice.<br />

To purchase tickets, go to: https://<br />

www.celebritiesandheroes.com/.<br />

Fun Raisers<br />

New College of Florida has its<br />

annual Clambake, hosted by the<br />

New College Foundation, on November<br />

3, at 6 p.m. The event will take<br />

place on the New College bayfront<br />

beside College Hall, 351 College<br />

Drive in Sarasota.<br />

All ticket proceeds benefit student<br />

scholarships. Tickets start at<br />

$275. For information, call 941-487-<br />

4800 or email foundation@ncf.edu.<br />

Enjoy New England fare catered by<br />

Michaels On East.<br />

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Just for Girls’ Annual Awards<br />

Showcase Event returns on November<br />

4 at IMG Academy Golf Club. Join<br />

them as they celebrate Honorary Girl<br />

(and JFG alum) Marianne Barnebey,<br />

and give thanks to Gail Hannah<br />

for her years of service as President<br />

of the Manatee County Girls Club<br />

Foundation, Inc.<br />

Call Samantha Daggett at 941-777-<br />

0707 x3204 or email Events@myjfg.org.<br />

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All Faiths Food Bank has a<br />

brand-new event which will become<br />

the organization’s annual fundraiser<br />

and signature event in South County.<br />

The inaugural FriendsGiving is<br />

on October 23 at 6 p.m. at Mattison’s<br />

Forty-One (7275 S. Tamiami Tr.,<br />

Sarasota). Gather with fellow supporters,<br />

friends and family to give<br />

thanks and enjoy a Thanksgiving<br />

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dinner, catered by Chef Paul of Mattison’s<br />

Restaurants and Catering.<br />

All proceeds benefit the ThankFULL<br />

Tummies campaign, which provides<br />

turkeys to our neighbors who may<br />

be facing hunger during the holiday<br />

season. https://allfaithsfoodbank.<br />

org/friendsgiving/<br />

Tickets for the 28th annual Brunch<br />

on the Bay, the benefit event for the<br />

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee<br />

campus on November<br />

6, are on sale. The campus needs to<br />

expand, and plans are underway. The<br />

Sarasota-Manatee campus along U.S.<br />

41 near the Manatee-Sarasota county<br />

line has outgrown the 130,000-squarefoot<br />

Crosley Academic Center, its<br />

home since 2006.<br />

In addition to scholarships, this<br />

year’s Brunch on the Bay will support<br />

the construction of a planned Nursing/STEM<br />

building that will create<br />

new academic and research opportunities<br />

for students and faculty.<br />

The $61.7 million, 75,000-squarefoot<br />

Nursing/STEM building, currently<br />

in the planning and design<br />

stages, will double the size of the<br />

campus’s nursing program; increase<br />

new majors in the health disciplines<br />

and other programs; and fill the need<br />

on campus for teaching and clinical<br />

labs and research facilities.<br />

Visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/<br />

brunch for tickets.<br />

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Southwest Florida Honor Flight<br />

presents their Fall Golf Tournament<br />

on October 15 at Deep Creek Golf<br />

Course, 1260 San Cristobal Avenue,<br />

Punta Gorda. Registration begins at<br />

7:30 am with “Honoring our Heroes”<br />

followed by a Continental breakfast<br />

at 8 am and tee-times at 8:30 am.<br />

Individual registration is $90 and<br />

includes golf, continental breakfast,<br />

lunch and 2 drink tickets. Details and<br />

registration are at www.swflhonorflight.org.<br />

All proceeds are used to<br />

transport Veterans to Washington<br />

DC in an upcoming flight. Funding is<br />

from donations from individuals and<br />

businesses along with local, grassroots<br />

fundraising efforts.<br />

Know a Veteran who would like to<br />

be on an upcoming flight? Veterans<br />

Applications must be submitted either<br />

online or by mail to be considered for<br />

an upcoming flight. Seats are filled<br />

on a first come, first served basis. Top<br />

priority is given to WWII and Korean<br />

Veterans and those with health conditions<br />

that may not allow them the<br />

ability to go on a future flight. Veterans<br />

from all era are welcome to apply.<br />

Applications for Veterans and<br />

Guardians are available by emailing:<br />

swflhonorflight@gmail.com. For<br />

more information, visit www.swflhonorflight.org.<br />

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American Asian Women’s Association<br />

invites you to their 2022<br />

Asian Ethnic Show and Luncheon.<br />

Benefiting local charities Safe Place<br />

& Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC),<br />

Manatee County Food Bank and<br />

State College of Florida Scholarship<br />

Fund, the event is on October 29,<br />

11am to 2pm at Palm Aire Country<br />

Club, 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota.<br />

Cost: $60. Reservation deadline:<br />

October 20.<br />

Event includes: piano music, cash<br />

bar, Asian ethnic dance, raffle baskets,<br />

door prizes and silent auction.<br />

Send checks (made out to AAWA:<br />

American Asian Women’s Association)<br />

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out and about continued<br />

to Sandy Wick, 15115 Linn Park Terrace<br />

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Visit<br />

website AAWA-FL.org for more info.<br />

Galleries<br />

From October 1-28, Art Uptown<br />

Gallery will feature “Connectivity<br />

by Cecile Moran,” a series of paintings<br />

teeming with color, form, and<br />

mystery. The work speaks to the<br />

importance of our natural environmental<br />

connections. The images<br />

on the painting surface symbolize<br />

the unseen energy that connects all<br />

living things. This energy is symbolized<br />

by the arboreal forms around us<br />

which provide the air that we breathe<br />

and the essence of our existence.<br />

Meet the artist at the First Friday<br />

public reception at the gallery on<br />

October 7 from 6-9 p.m. at 1367 Main<br />

Street. Visit www.artuptown.com for<br />

hours and further information.<br />

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At Art Center Sarasota: The Figure<br />

runs October 20-November 26.<br />

Opening reception: Oct 22, 6-8 pm.<br />

The Figure celebrates a passion for<br />

the human form in all media including<br />

painting, drawing, photography,<br />

printmaking, mixed media, digital<br />

arts, and sculpture in any medium.<br />

Juror: Erin Wilson, Assistant Curator,<br />

Museum of Fine Arts, St Pete. Info:<br />

https://www.artsarasota.org/<br />

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At The Bishop<br />

Join them in The Planetarium for<br />

a monthly guide to the night skies<br />

and the latest news from the world of<br />

astronomy. Feel like an astronaut as<br />

you experience our upgraded 50-foot<br />

Planetarium system and dome.<br />

They’ll be continuing with presentations<br />

featuring new James Webb<br />

Space Telescope images, when available,<br />

and sharing normal content<br />

about the night sky and other astronomical<br />

developments.<br />

The evening begins at 6:30pm with<br />

beverages and conversation; presentation<br />

begins at 7pm inside The Planetarium.<br />

$15 for members of the Discovery<br />

Society; $20 for all others (registration<br />

includes one free beverage<br />

per person. Beer and wine cash bar<br />

available.) Preregistration required.<br />

The Bishop Museum of Science<br />

and Nature, 201 10th St. West,<br />

Bradenton. www.BishopScience.org.<br />

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Elling Eide Center<br />

Arboretum Tours<br />

and Lectures<br />

Join docent Norman Burr on a<br />

90-minute trek through their historic<br />

grounds. Walk through the arboretum<br />

and learn about rare, interesting,<br />

and exotic plants. Norman will discuss<br />

the geologic history of Florida<br />

and how plant life evolved. He will<br />

also share the history of the inhabitants<br />

of the Elling Eide Center from<br />

pre-history to today.<br />

Then, venture inside and see Elling<br />

Eide’s personal collection of Asian art<br />

and artifacts. Arboretum Tours are<br />

held every Tuesday/Thursday of every<br />

week. Register at www.ellingoeide.<br />

org for the Arboretum Tour and their<br />

other events.<br />

Elling Eide Center, 8000 South Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota. Admission: $5. Tour<br />

is 2 hours with 60 minutes of the tour is<br />

outside and 30 minutes of the tour is of<br />

the inside of the Eide Center.<br />

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At The<br />

Ringling<br />

The Ringling has<br />

“The world is just so<br />

small, now: Works on<br />

paper from The Ringling’s<br />

Collection of<br />

Modern and Contemporary<br />

Art” on view<br />

through October 23.<br />

The exhibition’s title,<br />

The world is just<br />

so small, now, is borrowed<br />

from the first<br />

stanza of a poem by<br />

Brazilian artist Abraão<br />

Batista. Bringing<br />

together additional<br />

prints, watercolors,<br />

and drawings by artists<br />

working on paper,<br />

the exhibition highlights<br />

the medium as<br />

fundamental to the<br />

artists’ practice.<br />

Assembled from The<br />

Ringling’s collection of<br />

contemporary works<br />

on paper, most of the<br />

pieces are on display<br />

for the first time since<br />

their recent acquisition<br />

through purchase<br />

or donation. Shown<br />

along with these are<br />

several rarely seen<br />

lithographs, woodblocks,<br />

and a relief<br />

print on glass acquired<br />

between the early<br />

1960s and late 1990s.<br />

This exhibition features the work of<br />

Abel Barroso, Abraão Batista, Romare<br />

Bearden, Sandra Cinto, Francesco<br />

Clemente, Elisabeth Condon, Mary<br />

Beth Edelson, Leon Hicks, Corita<br />

Kent, Hung Liu, Jason Middlebrook,<br />

Ibrahim Miranda, Duke Riley, John<br />

Scott, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cauleen<br />

Smith, Linda Stein, Howie Tsui, and<br />

William Villalongo.<br />

Running through Feb 12, 2023 is<br />

Highlights from the Stanton B. and<br />

Nancy W. Kaplan Collection of Photography—a<br />

selection of works donated<br />

to The Ringling in 2019, includes<br />

over 1000 photographic objects and<br />

images, representing some of the most<br />

important photo-based artists of the<br />

nineteenth and twentieth centuries.<br />

The Kaplan Collection includes<br />

works by Berenice Abbott, Manuel<br />

Álvarez Bravo, Eugène Atget, Ruth<br />

Bernhard, Margaret Bourke-White,<br />

Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lewis<br />

W. Hine, André Kertész, Robert<br />

Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and<br />

James Van Der Zee, to name but a few.<br />

The John and Mable Ringling<br />

Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd.,<br />

Sarasota. Info: www.ringling.org.<br />

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Theatre<br />

Discover Sarasota Tours has their<br />

Murder Mystery and Haunted Sarasota<br />

theatrical shows on their trolley.<br />

• Running every Friday at 8<br />

p.m.: Haunted Sarasota, Mummies,<br />

Murder & Mayhem. Explore Sarasota’s<br />

spooky side on this interactive<br />

tour of haunted buildings, unsolved<br />

crimes, and ghostly tales with ghost<br />

hostess, Mary Whittaker and several<br />

mystery spirits. $49.99 (includes free<br />

beer/wine). 12 and over.<br />

• Running every Saturday night:<br />

Murder Mystery Trolley: Who Killed<br />

The Circus Queen? Fun interactive<br />

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From October 1-28, Art Uptown Gallery will feature “Connectivity<br />

by Cecile Moran,” a series of paintings teeming with color, form, and<br />

mystery. Meet the artist at the First Friday public reception at the gallery<br />

on October 7 from 6-9 p.m. at 1367 Main Street. Visit www.artuptown.<br />

com for hours and further information.<br />

musical where you are part of the<br />

show. Solve the mystery of Dahlia the<br />

queen of the high wire while you drive<br />

to various circus spots made famous<br />

in Circus City USA. $49.99 (includes<br />

free beer/wine). 12 and over.<br />

They’re located at 1826 4th Street.<br />

Book online: DiscoverSarasotaTours.<br />

com or call 941-260-9818.<br />

Venice Theatre has Arabian<br />

Nights October 7-16. Through a<br />

mixture of song, dance, puppetry,<br />

and illusion, these magical folk stories<br />

of the Islamic Golden Age deliver<br />

a message of acceptance, freedom<br />

and forgiveness.<br />

• They Have Kinky Boots October<br />

21-November 20. Based on the<br />

motion picture, this sweet, sexy, fiery<br />

musical will blow your mind and<br />

“raise you up!” Kinky Boots won six<br />

Tony Awards in 2013 including Best<br />

Score for Cyndi Lauper. The hilarious,<br />

uplifting book by four-time Tony<br />

winner, Harvey Fierstein, celebrates<br />

diversity, acceptance, perseverance,<br />

friendship, fashion, and success.<br />

Venice Theatre is at 140 Tampa<br />

Ave. W., Venice. Info: https://venicetheatre.org/events/<br />

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Sarasota Players has Little Shop<br />

of Horrors Oct. 6-16. Feed the need<br />

for musical hilarity with this delicious<br />

sci-fi smash about a man who<br />

seeks fame at the cost of his morals<br />

with the help of a man-eating plant.<br />

A deviously delicious Broadway and<br />

Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, this<br />

musical has devoured the hearts<br />

of theatregoers for over 30 years.<br />

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken<br />

(Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty<br />

and The Beast, and Aladdin) are<br />

the creative geniuses behind what<br />

has become one of the most popular<br />

shows in the world.<br />

https://www.theplayers.org.<br />

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Manatee Performing<br />

Arts<br />

Center has Gypsy<br />

October 20-30. A<br />

mother who wishes<br />

for stardom,<br />

and two daughters<br />

who were dragged<br />

into it because of<br />

her. Considered to<br />

be the best musical,<br />

“GYPSY” tells<br />

the story of how a<br />

mother uses her two<br />

daughters to achieve<br />

the dream she has,<br />

ignoring the strain<br />

it puts on them.<br />

Throughout the<br />

story, one daughter<br />

has all the attention,<br />

while the other has<br />

almost none. Will<br />

both girls succeed<br />

because of their<br />

mother’s efforts, or<br />

will the dreams of<br />

their mother crush<br />

their relationship<br />

with her? https://<br />

www.manateeperformingartscenter.<br />

com/.<br />

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CreArte Latino<br />

Cultural Center<br />

presents “MADENU-<br />

SA” October 14 and<br />

15 at 8 p.m. Written<br />

by Claudia Soroka,<br />

“MADENUSA” is an<br />

amusing and fresh take on the immigrant<br />

experience that delves into the<br />

intricacies of adjusting to a different<br />

culture. The comedy is directed by<br />

Carolina Franco, president and artistic<br />

director of CreArte Latino Cultural<br />

Center.<br />

The play will be performed in Spanish<br />

with subtitles in English. Tickets<br />

are $20. To purchase tickets,<br />

visit www.creartelatino.org. CreArte<br />

Latino Cultural Center is at 8251<br />

15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza,<br />

Suite 1, Sarasota.<br />

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Halloween Fun<br />

“Lights at Spooky Point” is on<br />

from October 14-31 at the Historic<br />

Spanish Point campus in Osprey. It<br />

will feature an array of fantastic creatures<br />

and creations designed with<br />

lights along an eerily lit path through<br />

the woods at the preserve and outdoor<br />

museum. Visitors also will see<br />

familiar historic sites like Mary’s<br />

Chapel and the Pioneer Graveyard in<br />

a mysterious (but not too scary) new<br />

light during this event for all ages.<br />

Lights at Spooky Point will offer visitors<br />

a one-way path from the Welcome<br />

Center Gazebo through several popular<br />

areas on the Historic Spanish Point<br />

campus bathed in the glow of orange,<br />

purple, and red lights. Along the way,<br />

guests will encounter flying “ghost<br />

orchids,” webs with “spider orchids,”<br />

giant “bat orchids,” vine-twisted skeletons,<br />

plenty of pumpkins, and other<br />

surprises. This nighttime walk through<br />

the woods will finish at a hay maze before<br />

guests return to the gazebo to exit.<br />

Food, snacks, and beverages will be<br />

available for purchase near the Cottage,<br />

about the halfway point of the<br />

light-show path. In addition to grilled<br />

burgers, hot dogs, and other fare from<br />

the Michael’s on East food truck,<br />

there will be fall favorites like candy<br />

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apples, fresh popcorn, and hot chocolate<br />

for sale.<br />

Selby Gardens will offer two entry<br />

times each evening for Lights at<br />

Spooky Point: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and<br />

7:45 to 8:45 p.m. A limited number of<br />

tickets will be available for each entry<br />

time and must be purchased in advance,<br />

either through the Selby Gardens<br />

website or at the Welcome Center<br />

on either campus. To purchase tickets,<br />

go to selby.org.<br />

The 12th Annual Tour de North<br />

Port “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” is on<br />

October 23. Registration is open for<br />

this fun, organized, on-road scenic<br />

bicycle ride with routes of 15, 35, or<br />

65 miles that travel through some of<br />

North Port’s most beautiful, natural<br />

settings featuring the Florida pine<br />

flatwoods and the parks that border<br />

the Myakkahatchee Creek with each<br />

route having its own color-coded<br />

road markings. The Tour de North<br />

Port is not a race.<br />

Breakfast, catered lunch, homemade<br />

desserts and pies, fully stocked<br />

rest stops with homemade snacks,<br />

full mobile Support And Gear (SAG).<br />

Pre-registration online by Oct. 21 is<br />

$50; day-of, $55.<br />

Doors open at 7a.m. for check-in and<br />

breakfast, with group starts beginning<br />

at 8a.m. from Imagine School, 2757<br />

Sycamore St., North Port. Register online<br />

at www.peoplefortrees.com.<br />

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Key Chorale<br />

Perfect Pitch, their annual<br />

luncheon supporting education<br />

and community outreach, is on<br />

Monday, November 7, at 11:30<br />

a.m. Speaker will be Daniel Jordan,<br />

2022 Perfect Pitch honoree. https://<br />

keychorale.org/upcoming-event/<br />

season-38-2022-2023/.<br />

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At The Van Wezel<br />

Need some laughs? How about<br />

“Mad About You” star Paul Reiser on<br />

Nov. 20. Want a musical? “Buddy:<br />

The Buddy Holly Story” is on Oct. 22<br />

and the “Disney Princess: The Concert”<br />

is on Nov. 2<br />

Also coming up: Leanne Morgan,<br />

with her “Big Panty Tour” is on Oct.<br />

16; “Impractical Jokers” star Joe<br />

Gatto is on Oct. 27.<br />

Tickets: www.VanWezel.org. Preshow<br />

dining is available through<br />

Mattison’s at the Van Wezel which is<br />

located inside the theatre. Reservations<br />

can be made on VanWezel.org<br />

or through the box office.<br />

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Club Meetings<br />

The Women’s Interfaith Network<br />

(WIN) is hosting its fall meeting<br />

for the 2022-2023 program year on<br />

October 8 at 11:30 a.m. Bring your<br />

curiosity and a bag lunch to the<br />

Oakhurst Clubhouse, 4255 Oakhurst<br />

Circle East, Sarasota (access from<br />

Bee Ridge Road). Guest speaker will<br />

be Megha Vaid, President of the<br />

Indian Association of Manatee. To<br />

RSVP, email schalkhome95@gmail.<br />

com. For information about WIN,<br />

visit womensinterfaithnetwork.org.<br />

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Farmer’s Markets<br />

The Sarasota Farmers Market is<br />

open on Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm, rain<br />

or shine. www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/<br />

(941) 225-9256<br />

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4) Get screened. Early detection<br />

is crucial in identifying lung cancer<br />

and establishing a favorable prognosis.<br />

In fact, screening for lung cancer<br />

using low-dose CT scans can lower<br />

the chance of dying from lung cancer<br />

by 20 percent, according to the National<br />

Lung Cancer Screening Trial. 1<br />

If you are between the ages of 55 and 77,<br />

have a 30 pack-year history of smoking<br />

(smoking an average of a pack of cigarettes<br />

a day for 30 years), are a current<br />

smoker or have quit smoking in the last<br />

15 years, you should be screened for<br />

lung cancer. Contact your local hospitals<br />

and lung care clinics to learn more about<br />

screenings available to the community.<br />

References:<br />

1) https://www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/news/<br />

national-healthy-lung-month<br />

2) https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21205-respiratory-system<br />

3) Tools to Quit: Area Health Education Center (AHEC)<br />

Cessation Program Participant Toolkit. Area Health<br />

Education Centers. 2018.<br />

4) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<br />

The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years<br />

of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General.<br />

Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human<br />

Services, Centers for Disease Control and<br />

Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease<br />

Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on<br />

Smoking and Health, 2014. Printed with corrections,<br />

January 2014. Accessed April 3, 2020.<br />

Learn more about all of Tobacco Free Florida’s tools and services at<br />



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Hope<br />

Wednesday, November 16, 2022<br />

6:15pm | Sponsor Reception<br />

7:00pm | Event followed by Dessert Reception<br />

Michael’s On East | 1212 S East Ave., Sarasota<br />

Daniel Levin, contemporary artist, photographer and author<br />

of Violins and Hope, From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall,<br />

will be joined by two Perlman Music Program alumni,<br />

violinist Niv Ashkenazi performing with a surviving<br />

Holocaust violin and pianist Matthew Graybil.<br />

To purchase tickets<br />

visit JFEDSRQ.org/events<br />

Tickets go on sale<br />

OCTOBER 13, 2022<br />

QUESTIONS? Contact JeremyL@jfedsrq.org | 941.343.2113<br />

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out and about continued<br />

Venice Farmers Market has more<br />

than 40 vendors on Saturdays, many<br />

based during the week in Venice,<br />

Englewood and other areas of Sarasota<br />

County. Held at Venice City Hall,<br />

401 W. Venice Avenue, Venice. Call<br />

(941) 445-9209 or visit https://www.<br />

thevenicefarmersmarket.org/site/<br />

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The Newtown Farmer’s Market is<br />

open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday<br />

and Saturday. The market is located<br />

at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park,<br />

at the corner of Cocoanut Avenue and<br />

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.<br />

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The Farmers Market at Lakewood<br />

Ranch is now at Waterside Place.<br />

Their Farmers Market currently has<br />

about 60 vendors and went this past<br />

summer from a seasonal market to a<br />

year-round event.When the market<br />

transfers to Waterside Place, taking<br />

up space all along Lakefront Boulevard<br />

and Kingfisher Lake, more than<br />

80 vendors will line the street. The<br />

Farmers Market will stick to a 10 a.m.<br />

to 2 p.m. time slot on Sundays.<br />

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Art Around<br />

the State<br />

At The Baker Museum: Recent<br />

Acquisitions: 2019 – Present. The<br />

Baker Museum’s permanent collection<br />

has grown steadily over the past<br />

two decades in both breadth and<br />

quality within the museum’s clearly<br />

defined scope, which encompasses<br />

American, Latin American and European<br />

art from the 1880s to the present<br />

day. This exhibition presents over 50<br />

works that have been added to the<br />

permanent collection since 2019.<br />

Runs through January 8.<br />

The Baker Museum: https://<br />

artisnaples.org/baker-museum.<br />

Artis—Naples is at 5833 Pelican Bay<br />

Blvd, Naples, FL. artisnaples.org<br />

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At The Dali: Running through<br />

October 30, 2022, is ‘the visit,’ by<br />

yamandú canosa. The Visit presents<br />

the work of Uruguayan-Spanish artist<br />

Yamandú Canosa. Through the exhibition,<br />

Canosa creates a contemplative<br />

dialogue between Surrealism and<br />

contemporary art.<br />

The meditative installation explores<br />

Salvador Dalí’s environment in Port<br />

Lligat, Spain, where Dalí lived and<br />

worked throughout his lifetime. The<br />

works relate the viewer to the horizon,<br />

while alluding to the Bay of Port<br />

Lligat: the beach, the Tramontana<br />

wind, Dalí’s house and the island of<br />

Sa Farnera. Canosa’s installation also<br />

incorporates the Dibujos ciegos (Blind<br />

Drawings), a series of performative<br />

works on paper created through a<br />

drawing process that elaborates on<br />

surrealist practices.<br />

The exhibit includes new and previous<br />

notable works by the artist,<br />

including paintings, drawings and<br />

photographs, plus a small selection<br />

of related Salvador Dalí works from<br />

the Museum’s renowned collection.<br />

A portion of the Museum’s Hough<br />

Gallery will be transformed into a dramatic<br />

installation designed by the artist<br />

specifically for the Museum. Info:<br />

https://thedali.org/exhibits/current/<br />

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Tampa Museum of Art has<br />

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems:<br />

In Dialogue through October 23,<br />

2022. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae<br />

Weems: In Dialogue brings together<br />

a focused selection of work from<br />

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a period of over<br />

forty years by two<br />

of today’s most<br />

important and<br />

influential photo-based<br />

artists.<br />

Dawoud Bey<br />

and Carrie Mae<br />

Weems, both born<br />

in 1953, came<br />

of age during a<br />

period of dramatic<br />

change in the<br />

American social<br />

landscape. Since<br />

meeting at the<br />

Studio Museum<br />

in Harlem in 1977,<br />

the two artists<br />

have been intellectual<br />

colleagues<br />

and companions.<br />

Over the following<br />

five decades,<br />

Bey and Weems<br />

have explored<br />

and addressed<br />

similar themes:<br />

race, class, representation,<br />

and<br />

systems of power,<br />

creating work that<br />

is grounded in<br />

specific African<br />

American events<br />

and realities while simultaneously<br />

speaking to universal human conditions.<br />

This exhibition, for the first time,<br />

brings their work together to shed<br />

light on their unique trajectories and<br />

modes of presentation, and their<br />

shared consciousness and principles.<br />

The Museum of Fine Arts has<br />

Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

through January 15, 2023. This<br />

exhibition highlights the visionary<br />

work of Prince Twins Seven-Seven,<br />

who was the only surviving child out<br />

of seven pairs of twins born to his<br />

mother.<br />

Because of this, and the associated<br />

traditional religious beliefs of the<br />

Yorùbá people of Nigeria, he held that<br />

he possessed unique spiritual insight<br />

and power. His perceptions in turn<br />

had a profound impact on his artistic<br />

expression as a printmaker, painter,<br />

and sculptor. Blending abstracted<br />

images of the physical world and evocations<br />

of the spirit world, Prince Twins<br />

Seven-Seven created a unique, powerful,<br />

and international style that bridges<br />

traditional and contemporary arts.<br />

Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

features 14 total pieces, including 10<br />

works on paper by Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

and four other Yorùbá works<br />

of art from the MFA’s collection. The<br />

MFA is at 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg.<br />

Visit https://mfastpete.org/<br />

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The Sarasota Ballet<br />

The Sarasota Ballet’s Program 1<br />

will include a World Premiere by Choreographer<br />

Gemma Bond. Bond, an<br />

internationally acclaimed Dancer and<br />

Choreographer, has held leading roles<br />

with The Royal Ballet in works such as<br />

August Bourneville’s La Sylphide and<br />

Kenneth Macmillan’s Anastasia<br />

among others before joining American<br />

Ballet Theatre in 2008.<br />

Only electric boat motors are authorized;<br />

gas motors must be raised<br />

to indicate they aren’t in use. (This is<br />

in accordance with Sarasota County<br />

ordinances.)<br />

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CreArte Latino Cultural Center presents “MADENUSA” October 14 and 15 at<br />

8 p.m. Written by Claudia Soroka, “MADENUSA” is an amusing and fresh take<br />

on the immigrant experience. Visit visit www.creartelatino.org. CreArte Latino<br />

Cultural Center is at 8251 15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza, Suite 1, Sarasota.<br />

Since 2010, Bond has created three<br />

ballets for ABT’s Choreographic Institute,<br />

as well as works for ABT Studio<br />

Company, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Sun<br />

Valley, Intermezzo Ballet Company,<br />

New York Theater Ballet, and the<br />

Hartt School.<br />

The Sarasota Ballet Program 1 runs<br />

October 21-23 at the FSU Center for<br />

the Performing Arts.<br />

Sea Turtle Nesting<br />

Season is Here<br />

Sea turtle nesting season takes<br />

place through Oct. 31 on Southwest<br />

Florida beaches. Mote Marine coordinates<br />

with county, state and federal<br />

efforts to conserve sea turtles — particularly<br />

loggerheads, since Sarasota<br />

County hosts the highest density of<br />

loggerhead nests in the Gulf of Mexico.<br />

Data show that nesting by loggerhead<br />

turtles declined and then rebounded in<br />

recent years, while green turtle nesting<br />

— although very low in numbers — has<br />

increased.<br />

On nesting beaches, light from<br />

waterfront properties can disorient<br />

nesting female turtles and their<br />

young, which emerge at night and<br />

use dim natural light to find the sea.<br />

Also, beach furniture, trash and other<br />

obstacles can impede sea turtles and<br />

their young. While Mote documents<br />

turtle nests, the best thing you can do<br />

to help is to refrain from using artificial<br />

light while on the beach.<br />

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Here are some tips to keep beaches<br />

turtle-friendly:<br />

• DO stay away from sea turtle nests<br />

marked with yellow stakes and tape,<br />

and seabird nesting zones that are<br />

bounded by ropes.<br />

• DO remain quiet and observe from<br />

a distance if you encounter a nesting<br />

sea turtle or hatchlings.<br />

• DO shield or turn off outdoor lights<br />

that are visible on the beach from<br />

May through October.<br />

• DO close drapes after dark and<br />

stack beach furniture at the dune line<br />

or, ideally, remove it from the beach<br />

• DO fill in holes that may entrap<br />

hatchlings on<br />

their way to the<br />

water.<br />

• DON’T approach<br />

nesting<br />

turtles or hatchlings,<br />

make noise,<br />

or shine lights at<br />

turtles.<br />

• DON’T use<br />

flashlights, head<br />

lamps or fishing<br />

lamps on the<br />

beach.<br />

• DON’T encourage<br />

a turtle<br />

to move while<br />

nesting or pick up<br />

hatchlings that<br />

have emerged and<br />

are heading for<br />

the water.<br />

• DON’T use<br />

fireworks on the<br />

beach.<br />

• DON’T walk<br />

dogs on any<br />

Sarasota County<br />

beach other than<br />

Brohard Paw Park<br />

in Venice. There,<br />

dogs must be<br />

leashed or under<br />

voice control, according<br />

to county<br />

ordinances.<br />

Report stranded sea turtles and<br />

marine mammals. Mote Marine<br />

Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations<br />

Program responds 24 hours a<br />

day seven days a week to reports of<br />

sick, injured and dead marine mammals<br />

and sea turtles for animals<br />

in Sarasota and Manatee County<br />

waters. Live animals are brought<br />

back to Mote’s Dolphin and Whale<br />

Hospital or Sea Turtle Rehabilitation<br />

Hospital for treatment and the deceased<br />

animals undergo a detailed<br />

post-mortem examination so that<br />

we may learn more about the natural<br />

history of these animals and evaluate<br />

long-term trends in mortality.<br />

Within Sarasota or Manatee County<br />

waters, if you see a stranded or<br />

dead dolphin, whale or sea turtle,<br />

call Mote’s Stranding Investigations<br />

Program, a 24-hour response service,<br />

at 888-345-2335.<br />

If you see a stranded or dead manatee<br />

anywhere in state waters or a<br />

stranded or dead dolphin, whale or<br />

sea turtle outside of Sarasota or Manatee<br />

counties, call the FWC Wildlife<br />

Alert hotline at 1-(888) 404-3922.<br />

Coming Up:<br />

Atomic Holiday Bazaar returns<br />

for season 15 after a two year hiatus<br />

due to the Covid pandemic. Atomic<br />

has moved to the Sarasota County<br />

Fair located at 3000 Ringling Boulevard.<br />

Atomic Misfit makers will be<br />

found inside at Robarts Arena along<br />

with other makers located at the street<br />

fair outside of the arena on the fairgrounds<br />

property.<br />

Atomic’s new dates and hours are:<br />

Saturday, November 26, 12pm - 7pm<br />

and Sunday, November 27, 11am - 6pm.<br />

Admission is $6 for adults, kids 12 and<br />

under get in free. Food trucks at the<br />

street fair include Mouthole BBQ and<br />

Big Blue Grilled Cheese and Robarts<br />

indoor arena cantina will be open for<br />

hungry shoppers. Atomic is family<br />

friendly to PG-Rated adult content.<br />

The Bradentucky Bombers roller<br />

derby team will continue to work<br />

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as Atomic’s greeters handing out<br />

an Atomic swag bag to the first 100<br />

adult’ish people who enter the arena<br />

at the start of the Saturday and Sunday<br />

shows. Bags are filled with vendor<br />

swag, some gifted vendor merch<br />

and coupons that may be used at the<br />

Atomic show.<br />

Atomic features a wide range of<br />

items for all: screen printed t-shirts,<br />

faux taxidermy, upcycled everything<br />

ranging from home decor, clothing,<br />

jewelry, (for example, think of “upcycled”<br />

as copper pipe that has been<br />

refitted into a desk lamp), vintage<br />

clothing, kitsch, lowbrow to elegant<br />

fine art, holiday cards, jams, jellies and<br />

the best canned pickle selections ever,<br />

one of a kind baby clothing, humorous<br />

chatchkes, ornaments, knits, catnip<br />

toys, doggie stuff, felted art, plants,<br />

plushies (unusual and humorous creatures),<br />

pop culture-graphic art posters,<br />

dark sentiments, body products, candles,<br />

beachy vibe stuff, ethnic Latin<br />

textiles, rock n roll edgy clothing,<br />

sweet little creations that make you<br />

sigh, get the picture? Atomic has something<br />

for all!<br />

For information about Atomic Holiday<br />

Bazaar contact Adrien Lucas at<br />

941-539-9044 or email at atomicholidaybazaar@gmail.com.tomic<br />

Wine Women & Shoes is back<br />

November 17-19. Wine, Women features<br />

an over-the-top signature luncheon<br />

at the Ritz-Carlton including<br />

fabulous wines, stunning stilettos,<br />

shopping, and a not-to-be-missed<br />

fashion show. Visit https://www.<br />

winewomenandshoes.com/event/<br />

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In conjunction with their new<br />

exhibition, MOD Weekend 2022,<br />

November 10-13, is devoted to the<br />

subject of tropical modernism. The<br />

Sarasota School of Architecture practitioners,<br />

led by visionary Phillip<br />

Hiss, embodied the critical regional<br />

modern ethos that we have come to<br />

know as “tropical modernism”.<br />

MOD Weekend will explore examples<br />

from Sarasota and around the<br />

globe through a variety of tours, talks<br />

and events. Tickets: There are three<br />

MOD Passes available: VIP, Ultimate<br />

and Essential.<br />

https://architecturesarasota.org/<br />

mod-2022.<br />

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Rotary’s 20th annual Suncoast<br />

Food & Wine Fest is on November<br />

12, 1-4 p.m. at Premier Sports<br />

Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood<br />

Ranch. The event offers an afternoon<br />

of samplings and tastings from a<br />

large selection of area restaurants as<br />

well as a variety of wines and other<br />

beverages in an outdoor setting. Your<br />

ticket will support this event which<br />

provides financial assistance to many<br />

charitable organizations within Sarasota<br />

and Manatee counties, and other<br />

Rotary projects. To date, Rotary Club<br />

of Lakewood Ranch has given more<br />

than 2 million dollars from festival<br />

proceeds to charity.<br />

General admission is $95 and<br />

includes all food & beverages and<br />

free parking. Learn more at www.<br />

SuncoastFoodAndWineFest.com.<br />

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Be sure to send season<br />

schedules for 2022 to<br />

westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

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happening this month<br />

SUNDAY OCT. 23, 2022<br />


Sarasota-Manatee Originals<br />

“Set The Bar” Cocktail<br />

Competition Is Back Oct. 23<br />

Bartender’s Face-Off is Kick-Off to Week of Spirited Events<br />

Each year, the Sarasota-Manatee<br />

Originals bring together the<br />

area’s best bartenders, distillers<br />

and other bar and spirits profes-<br />

sionals for the “Set The Bar” Cocktail<br />

Competition. . Created as a playful plat-<br />

form to highlight the creative beverage<br />

talents behind the area’s locally-owned,<br />

independent restaurants, this year’s Set<br />

The Bar’s cocktail contention will take<br />

place Sunday, October 23, 1-4 p.m. at<br />

Ed Smith Stadium.<br />

Now in its 6th<br />

year, the 2022<br />

Set The Bar will<br />

showcase 25<br />

accomplished<br />

mixologists, representing<br />

establishments<br />

from<br />

the northern tip<br />

of Anna Maria<br />

Island to the southern shores of Venice<br />

Beach. SMO has partnered with Children<br />

First to host the 2022 Set the Bar Cocktail<br />

Competition and tickets are now on sale.<br />

During the Set the Bar Cocktail<br />

Competition, “The Best” libations are<br />

decided by an expert panel as well as<br />

event attendees who will be tasked with<br />

sampling and savoring each creation before<br />

judging the competitors on Flavor,<br />

Appearance, Bartender Presentation and<br />

Imagination. The contenders will present<br />

innovative concoctions in five spirit<br />

categories featuring Papa’s Pilar Rum,<br />

Cathead Vodka, Dark Door Spirits Spirit<br />

of Oak Bourbon Whiskey, Big Stowm Distillery<br />

London Dry Gin and Jose Cuervo<br />

Tradicional Tequila Cristalino.<br />

This year, SMO will offer the winners<br />

in each category a display plaque, and<br />

gift basket valued at over $250, as well as<br />

enviable bragging rights. The restaurant<br />

awarded “Best Overall Cocktail” will also<br />

have the opportunity to demo their signature<br />

cocktail on ABC7 Sarasota’s Suncoast<br />

View television talk show.<br />

In addition to exclusive access to beverage<br />

innovators in Sarasota and Manatee<br />

Counties, guests at the<br />

Set the Bar Cocktail<br />

Competition will enjoy<br />

raffles, DJ entertainment<br />

and delicious lite bites<br />

presented by Sarasota-<br />

Manatee Originals’ Member<br />

Restaurants. “The<br />

Lounge” will offer beer,<br />

sangria and nolo-alcohol beverages.<br />

Tickets for Set the Bar Cocktail Competition<br />

are available online at www.eatlikealocal.com/setthebar.<br />

Tickets are $75 per<br />

person plus a small ticketing fee. Space is<br />

limited so there is no guarantee that tickets<br />

will be available “at the door.” Guests<br />

must be 21 years of age or older to attend<br />

this event.<br />

The field of competitors is fierce, with<br />

last year’s top winners ALL returning<br />

and determined to defend their coveted<br />

designation.<br />

■ This year’s contenders include:<br />

TEQUILA —————————————————————<br />

Miguel’s Restaurant (2021 Judges’<br />

Choice Vodka Category)<br />

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi<br />

Euphemia Haye Restaurant<br />

Mi Pueblo<br />

State Street Eating House + Cocktails<br />

WHISKEY —————————————————————<br />

Brick’s Smoked Meats<br />

Clasico Italian Chophouse<br />

Fins at Sharky’s<br />

Michael’s On East<br />

Mattison’s<br />

GIN ——————————————————————————<br />

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. (2021<br />

Judges’ Choice Whiskey Category)<br />

Sandbar Seafood and Spirits<br />

Sage<br />

Grove (People’s Choice Award AND 2021<br />

Judges’ Choice Tequila Category)<br />

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub<br />

RUM —————————————————————————<br />

Cafe Gabbiano<br />

JPAN<br />

Pier 22<br />

Pop’s Sunset Grill<br />

Jack Dusty<br />

VODKA ———————————————————————<br />

El Melvin Cocina Mexicana (2021<br />

Judges’ Choice Gin Category)<br />

Made Restaurant<br />

Harry’s Continental Kitchen<br />

Bijou Garden Cafe<br />

Overture Restaurant/ Perspective<br />

Rooftop Pool & Bar<br />

The 2022 Set The Bar Cocktail Competition<br />

is supported by its sponsors including<br />

BMW of<br />

Sarasota, Sarasota<br />

Magazine,<br />

Gold Coast<br />

Eagle and The<br />

Scout Guide<br />

Sarasota, Anna<br />

Maria to Boca<br />

Grande.<br />

Even More Events ———————————<br />

The 2022 Cocktail Competition is the<br />

Kick-Off to the week-long SMO Cocktail<br />

Week. From Sunday, October 23 through<br />

Sunday, October 30, natives, newcomers<br />

and travelers to our area are encouraged<br />

to ‘Sip Like A Local’ with featured drink<br />

specials, cocktail events and limited-time<br />

food and beverage pairings available at<br />

Sarasota-Manatee Originals’ Member<br />

restaurants throughout the Suncoast.<br />

Information on Cocktail Week can be<br />

found at www.eatlikealocal.com/setthebar.<br />

Back for another round<br />

Shining a light on the most<br />

skilled beverage innovators in<br />

Sarasota & Manatee Counties!<br />

Learn more about this<br />

SMO signature event<br />


OCT. 23 - 30, 2022<br />

We are just<br />

getting started<br />

A week-long celebration of the creative<br />

beverage talents behind our area’s<br />

independent restaurants!<br />



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Haunted Halloween<br />

Trolley Tours<br />

Start Oct. 14<br />

Sarasota has<br />

many ghosts<br />

who are just<br />

dying to tell<br />

us their stories! Hop<br />

aboard a Haunted<br />

Sarasota Trolley Tour<br />

to hear their side of the<br />

story. During October,<br />

Haunted Sarasota,<br />

Discover Sarasota<br />

Tours’ beloved Friday<br />

night tour returns<br />

for the Halloween<br />

season for 13 nights<br />

starting Oct. 14 and<br />

running through Oct.<br />

31 at 8 p.m.<br />

Kaylene McCaw and<br />

Tamara Solum portray<br />

the ghost hostesses and<br />

actors Daniel Pelissier<br />

and Ren Pearson take on<br />

three mystery roles who<br />

jump aboard as spirits to<br />

tell their side of the<br />

story. This 90-minute<br />

tour includes<br />

free beer/wine before<br />

boarding.<br />

In addition, this<br />

year, Discover Sarasota<br />

Tours will offer<br />

their FIRST tour<br />

for kids called The<br />

BooMobile which<br />

runs at 6:30 PM on<br />

weekends starting<br />

October 14. This 45-minute magical musical<br />

adventure is perfect for kids 3+ and<br />

features WitchyPOO and the wily Pumpkin.<br />

This funny, family-friendly tour travels<br />

around Sarasota as guests help look<br />

for the wily pumpkin who does not want<br />

to be caught.<br />

Children and their parents will delight<br />

in singing along to Halloween songs,<br />

hearing spooky stories, and searching for<br />

the sneaky pumpkin. Cider and cookies<br />

offered before the tour, and prizes given<br />

for best costumes. The show features<br />

actresses Sarah Haun and Liz Pascoe.<br />

“I just love Halloween and seeing all<br />

the creative costumes guests show up<br />

in,” said Tammy Hauser, DST founder<br />

and CEO. “We give prizes for best costume<br />

on each tour and it’s always a challenge<br />

choosing our winners!”<br />

The Halloween tours will join DST’s<br />

popular ongoing tour themes:<br />

• Amish Experience led by Kendra<br />

Cross, Thursdays at 10 AM, November-May.<br />

• NEW Architecture Tours led by Tammy<br />

Hauser Tuesdays at 10:30 AM.<br />

• Art Crawl Gallery Tour led by local<br />

artist Jerome Chesley, Tuesdays 6-8 PM.<br />

November-April.<br />

Haunted Sarasota cast members Daniel<br />

Pelissier and Kaylene McCaw bring<br />

spooky characters to life.<br />

All aboard the Haunted Sarasota trolley — in costume!<br />

• Boutiques & Bubbles<br />

Shopping Tour, monthly<br />

or as a custom tour.<br />

• NEW Christmas Carol<br />

Trolley Family fun with<br />

sing-along music and<br />

downtown holiday lights,<br />

led by Kaylene McCaw,<br />

7:30 PM daily from December<br />

9-30.<br />

• Circus Secrets led by<br />

Bob Collins, Wednesdays<br />

and Saturdays at 1PM.<br />

• City Sightseeing led by<br />

multiple guides, Tuesdays-Sundays<br />

10AM, 1PM<br />

and 3PM<br />

• Leading Ladies of<br />

Sarasota, led by Kathryn<br />

Chesley, Wednesdays at<br />

10 AM<br />

• Murder Mystery Trolley:<br />

Who Killed The Circus<br />

Queen? Interactive<br />

mystery musical.<br />

Thursdays & Saturdays<br />

7:30 PM.<br />

• Psychic Sundays<br />

exploring Sarasota’s<br />

psychic history,<br />

led by Michael<br />

Newton-Brown &<br />

Kaylene McCaw.<br />

Sundays at 1 PM.<br />

• Public Art Tour<br />

led by Jerome<br />

Chesley, Thursdays<br />

at 1:30 PM November-April.<br />

About Us:<br />

Discover Sarasota Tours is the only<br />

local trolley tour company offering the<br />

best daily entertaining and informative<br />

air-conditioned sightseeing tours and<br />

nighttime theatrical shows about interesting<br />

people, intriguing places, and amazing<br />

stories that have shaped Sarasota’s<br />

rich cultural past. In 2022, Discover Sarasota<br />

Tours was recognized by Tripadvisor<br />

with the 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award.<br />

The company was founded by Tammy<br />

Hauser in 2018 and has a staff of 26 including<br />

professional tour guides, drivers,<br />

reservationists, and musical theater<br />

actors. Michael Newton-Brown serves as<br />

the Artistic Director.<br />

Tours depart from the Trolley Cottage<br />

Gift Shop, located at 1826 Fourth St.,<br />

Sarasota in Gillespie Park. The gift shop<br />

features souvenirs and Sarasota books,<br />

gifts, and memorabilia for all ages. The<br />

ChillMobile 1979 vintage ice cream truck<br />

lives at the cottage when not out delivering<br />

sweet ice cream treats in the community.<br />

Tour tickets and information can be<br />

booked at DiscoverSarasotaTours.com<br />

or by calling 941-260-9818. For Groups<br />

email Sue@DiscoverSarasotaTours.com.<br />

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you’re news<br />

Accolades<br />

■ Deputy Josh Snow earned the<br />

Life Saving Award for rendering<br />

aid to a motorist who lost control<br />

of his motorcycle and struck a<br />

curb and sign before being ejected<br />

from the vehicle. Deputy Snow<br />

remained with the injured victim<br />

until EMS arrived and transported<br />

him to the hospital. Thanks to<br />

Deputy Snow’s actions, the injured<br />

motorcyclist survived.<br />

Deputy Christopher McConnell<br />

earned the Life Saving Award for<br />

his efforts to save a 61-year-old<br />

woman who choked. The victim<br />

was eating when she choked<br />

and stopped breathing. Deputy<br />

McConnell was first to arrive at the<br />

scene and performed two cycles<br />

of CPR before paramedics arrived<br />

and took over the victim’s treatment.<br />

Deputy McConnell’s quick<br />

response and proper lifesaving aid<br />

was essential to the paramedics being<br />

able to revive the patient.<br />

Court Services Lieutenants<br />

Michael Dumer and Jamesa<br />

Tose and Sergeants Raymond<br />

White, Donald Bennett, and<br />

Eleni Koenig are presented the<br />

Meritorious Achievement Award<br />

for their contributions to the<br />

planning and completion of the<br />

south county courthouse.<br />

In 2022, the new courthouse<br />

was nearing completion, but was<br />

plagued by supply chain and labor<br />

issues. Lieutenants Dumer and<br />

Tose and Sergeant Koenig worked<br />

closely with the construction<br />

workforce to identify and overcome<br />

problems as they arose. On April<br />

18, the courthouse officially opened<br />

for business. It is with credit to<br />

Lieutenants Dumer and Tose, as<br />

well as Sergeants White, Bennett,<br />

and Koenig, for their input in successfully<br />

completing this project.<br />

■ Neuro Challenge Foundation’s<br />

Dr. Sara Grivetti has been selected<br />

for Leadership Sarasota, a program<br />

of the Greater Sarasota Chamber<br />

of Commerce. Leadership Sarasota<br />

identifies current and future leaders<br />

to participate in a 10-month<br />

program focused on developing<br />

awareness of the Sarasota community<br />

and its needs.<br />

Dr. Sara Grivetti, with more that<br />

30 years of experience with neuro<br />

challenges, has worked with an<br />

array of issues related to disabilities<br />

and chronic health conditions.<br />

Sara holds a master’s degree and<br />

doctorate from Michigan State<br />

University in<br />

the field of<br />

Rehabilitative<br />

Counseling.<br />

Her focus of<br />

research has<br />

been adjustment<br />

to<br />

disability and<br />

health conditions<br />

and<br />

Dr. Sara Grivetti<br />

the impact of<br />

diagnosis on the family and care<br />

partners.<br />

Neuro Challenge Foundation for<br />

Parkinson’s is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit<br />

organization created to improve<br />

the quality of life of people with<br />

Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers<br />

today. All Neuro Challenge<br />

essential services and programs are<br />

offered at no cost to people with<br />

Parkinson’s disease and their loved<br />

ones. For information, visit www.<br />

NeuroChallenge.org.<br />

Appointments<br />

■ Abbey Tyrna brings a record<br />

of personal, educational and professional<br />

dedication to protecting<br />

the natural resource of water to<br />

Suncoast Waterkeeper as its new<br />

executive<br />

director.<br />

Tyrna has<br />

a doctorate<br />

in Geography<br />

from the<br />

Pennsylvania<br />

State University,<br />

where<br />

her research<br />

Abbey Tyrna<br />

Koenig, Bennett, White, Tose, Dumer, and Hoffman<br />

focused on<br />

measuring<br />

the effects of development on<br />

wetlands. She worked with Sarasota<br />

County government and the<br />

University of Florida to help bring<br />

scientific knowledge and expertise<br />

to the public<br />

as the Water<br />

Resources<br />

Agent for UF/<br />

IFAS Extension<br />

and<br />

Sustainability.<br />

Before<br />

receiving her<br />

doctorate in<br />

2015, Tyrna<br />

earned a<br />

Master’s in<br />

Environmental<br />

Science from LSU in 2008,<br />

concentrating on wetland science<br />

and management, and a Bachelor’s<br />

in Environmental Studies from Florida<br />

State University in 2001.<br />

Among many leadership roles in<br />

her field, Dr. Tyrna served as Secretary<br />

of the Association of Natural<br />

Resources Extension Professionals;<br />

co-created and chaired the Society<br />

of Wetland Scientists’ Wetlands<br />

of Distinction initiative; was a<br />

member of the UF/IFAS Extension<br />

and Sarasota County Diversity,<br />

Equity and Inclusion Committee;<br />

and is a Technical Advisor for<br />

the Natural Assets Advisory<br />

Committee with the Palmer Ranch<br />

CommunityAssociation in Sarasota.<br />

She has taught at Penn State<br />

and the State College of Florida<br />

and written or co-written several<br />

publications including fact sheets<br />

to help guide local understanding<br />

of our water resources.<br />

Suncoast Waterkeeper, a 501(c)<br />

(3) non-profit organization, is a<br />

member of the Waterkeeper<br />

Alliance,a network of over 350<br />

organizations all over the world<br />

dedicated to keeping our waterways<br />

drinkable, fishable, and swimmable.<br />

■ Asolo Repertory Theatre has<br />

added Margot L. Curry as its<br />

new Finance<br />

and Human<br />

Resources<br />

Director.<br />

Curry serves<br />

as a member<br />

of Asolo Rep’s<br />

senior management<br />

team<br />

and as Finance<br />

Margot L. Curry<br />

and Human<br />

Resources Director,<br />

she leads works in the areas<br />

of finance, business planning and<br />

budget, and human resources.<br />

Curry earned her bachelor’s degree<br />

in accounting from Columbia<br />

Union College in Maryland and<br />

her MBA, with a major in accounting,<br />

from Le Tourneau University<br />

in Texas. She comes to Asolo Rep<br />

from Big Brothers and Sisters of<br />

America in Tampa, where she held<br />

the role of director of finance.<br />

Curry previously served as controller<br />

with the Houston Ballet for<br />

six years. She has also held finance<br />

roles with Planned Parenthood Gulf<br />

Coast, Inc., Amigos de las Americas<br />

& St. Luke Episcopal Church, and<br />

the University of Houston.<br />

■ Ordained rabbi, local Jewish<br />

community leader, and author<br />

Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman has<br />

been named assistant executive<br />

director of the Women’s Rabbinic<br />

Network (WRN). In this newly-created<br />

role, Rabbi Glickman<br />

- who began<br />

at her post<br />

in August -<br />

will focus<br />

on member<br />

support and<br />

engagement,<br />

with her portfolio<br />

evolving<br />

to reflect<br />

Rabbi Elaine Rose<br />

WRN’s needs.<br />

Rabbi<br />

Glickman<br />

Glickman is the immediate past editor-in-chief<br />

of the “CCAR Journal:<br />

The Reform Jewish Quarterly”; the<br />

author of six books, including the<br />

National Jewish Book Award finalist<br />

“Sacred Parenting”; and an Affiliated<br />

Professor at the University of<br />

Haifa. Her essays on gun violence,<br />

sexual assault, and Florida’s “Don’t<br />

Say Gay” law have been published<br />

in local and national newspapers,<br />

and she volunteers extensively for<br />

organizations and political candidates<br />

who are committed to equity<br />

and justice.<br />

Locally, Rabbi Glickman is a<br />

board member of ALSO, a support<br />

group and community center for<br />

LGBTQ+ youth, and the Sarasota<br />

chapter of Jewish National Fund,<br />

as well as a past president of the<br />

Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinic Association,<br />

a past executive board<br />

member of All Faiths Food Bank, a<br />

past trustee of the pluralistic Community<br />

Day School, and a member<br />

of Sarasota County Schools’ Superintendent<br />

Advisory and Charter<br />

Review Committees.<br />

Serving Temple Emanu-El in<br />

Sarasota, Rabbi Glickman - the wife<br />

of Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman<br />

- has contributed tremendously to<br />

the building of community among<br />

the congregation, has presented<br />

innumerable parent and adult education<br />

offerings, greatly expanded<br />

community service opportunities,<br />

and provided skilled and effective<br />

public relations services on behalf of<br />

the congregation. She also leads the<br />

occasional service and reads from<br />

the Torah during the High Holidays.<br />

Women’s Rabbinic Network is<br />

a nonprofit organization comprising<br />

more than 800 Reform female-identified<br />

rabbis throughout<br />

the world, supporting and advocating<br />

for its members and the values<br />

they uphold to positively impact<br />

women in the Jewish community.<br />

WRN is part of the Reform Movement<br />

but its work and influence extend<br />

into the greater Jewish world.<br />

The organization was born in the<br />

1970s, when the first generation of<br />

women rabbis was being ordained.<br />

For more information, visit womensrabbinicnetwork.org.<br />

Board News<br />

■ The Education Foundation<br />

of Sarasota County (Education<br />

Foundation) announced that<br />

Nelle Miller has been elected<br />

as the new chair of the board of<br />

directors and<br />

will serve<br />

a two-year<br />

term. Miller<br />

has extensive<br />

experience<br />

in nonprofit<br />

leadership.<br />

She<br />

has served<br />

Nelle Miller<br />

as board<br />

chair for<br />

the Community Foundation of<br />

Sarasota County, All Faith’s Food<br />

Bank, Glasser/Schoenbaum<br />

Human Services Center, and the<br />

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-<br />

Manatee.<br />

Currently Miller is the interim<br />

President/CEO of Jewish Family &<br />

Children’s Services of the Suncoast<br />

during the organization’s search<br />

for a permanent replacement.<br />

Miller is a graduate of Brandeis<br />

University and completed a<br />

governance executive program at<br />

Harvard Business School.<br />

Other Education Foundation<br />

board officers elected include:<br />

Brock H. Leach, immediate past<br />

chair; Kent Hayes, first vice chair;<br />

Kara Saunders, second vice chair;<br />

Dr. Lucie Lapovsky, treasurer; and<br />

Anne Rollings, secretary.<br />

In addition, five new members<br />

were added to the board. Kari<br />

Johnson, program specialist with<br />

Sarasota County Schools and the<br />

2021 Sarasota County Teacher of the<br />

Year, was elected as teacher representative<br />

for a three-year term.<br />

Student representatives elected<br />

to one-year terms are Aubrianna<br />

Hobbs, North Port High School,<br />

and Karolina Paulus, Riverview<br />

High School. Both are seniors in<br />

the Class of 2023.<br />

Community members elected<br />

to three-year terms are Heather<br />

Kasten, Dona Scott and Rebecca<br />

(Becky) van der Bogert. Kasten<br />

is the president and CEO of the<br />

Greater Sarasota Chamber of<br />

Commerce. Additional community<br />

involvement includes serving<br />

on the boards of CareerSource<br />

Suncoast and United Way Suncoast.<br />

Kasten also is a community<br />

partner in PLANit Sarasota, a<br />

cross-sector group of education<br />

and youth services organizations<br />

and community partner focused<br />

on increasing the rate of students<br />

who pursue a purposeful postsecondary<br />

pathway.<br />

Scott has extensive education-related<br />

nonprofit experience,<br />

including having served on the<br />

board of Providence-St. Mel School<br />

in Chicago and After School Matters,<br />

a Chicago program for teens.<br />

Locally, she is on the board of<br />

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.<br />

Van der Bogert’s varied educational<br />

experience includes having<br />

been a classroom teacher, guidance<br />

counselor, principal, school superintendent,<br />

and university instructor<br />

at public and private institutions<br />

in Massachusetts, Illinois, and<br />

Florida. She earned her doctorate<br />

in education from Harvard University,<br />

where she also cofounded and<br />

directed the International Network<br />

of Principal’s Centers.<br />

Additional board members<br />

include Beth Donofrio, Jennifer<br />

Infanti, Steve Krause, Lisl Liang,<br />

and Es Swihart. Jennifer Vigne is the<br />

president and chief executive officer.<br />

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Danielle Talamantes<br />

Kerry Wilkerson<br />

J. Warren Mitchell<br />

Adelaide Boedecker<br />

Laurel Semerdjian John Kaneklides William Socolof<br />

Say a Little Prayer<br />

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 • 5pm • Church of the Redeemer<br />

Wed, Nov 9, 2022 • 6:30pm • Historic Spanish Point<br />

performance sponsored by Selby Gardens<br />

Experience comfort, consolation, and compassion as we<br />

raise our voices to heaven featuring Amazing Grace and<br />

the Kaddish along with Buddhist and Native American<br />

chants. Celebrate in song the universality of prayer from<br />

faiths around the world.<br />

Peace on Earth<br />

Sun, Dec 11, 2022 • 7pm • Church of the Redeemer<br />

Danielle Talamantes, soprano<br />

Kerry Wilkerson, baritone<br />

Traditional holiday carols featuring themes of peace<br />

are interspersed with In Terra Pax - a work of childlike<br />

serenity that is both intimate and universal by British<br />

composer Gerald Finzi. Peace on earth - the promise<br />

of the Christmas season for all the peoples of Earth.<br />

The Children’s March - Florida Premiere<br />

Sun, Mar 5, 2023 • 7pm • Church of the Palms<br />

Sarasota Young Voices - Geneviève Beauchamp, artistic director<br />

Voci di Lumina - Deah McReynolds, artistic director<br />

J. Warren Mitchell, tenor; Jesse Martin, baritone<br />

Maiya Stevenson, soprano; Baron Garriott, tenor<br />

Amy Jo Connours, alto; John Whittlesey, baritone<br />

Krista Laskowski, mezzo-soprano<br />

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, narrator<br />

The Children’s March, a moving and dramatic oratorio by<br />

Philadelphia composer Andrew Bleckner, takes us on a journey<br />

to an historical event during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s.<br />

Incorporating traditional African-American styles and spirituals,<br />

our eyes are opened to the<br />

incivility of segregation through<br />

the innocence and optimistic<br />

spirit of children.<br />

Charlayne Hunter-Gault<br />

Bach Cantata BWV 104<br />

Mozart Requiem K. 626<br />

Sun, Apr 16, 2023 • 7pm • Church of the Redeemer<br />

Adelaide Boedecker, soprano; Laurel Semerdjian, alto<br />

John Kaneklides, tenor; William Socolof, bass<br />

Passages of life expressed through the beauty of majestic<br />

choral music: Bach’s pastoral setting of the Twenty-third<br />

Psalm paired with Mozart’s Requiem, a poignant and<br />

dramatic contemplation of eternity.<br />

American Fanfare<br />

Tue, Jul 4, 2023 • 4:30pm • Sarasota Opera House<br />

Join Choral Artists of Sarasota and the Lakewood Ranch<br />

Wind Ensemble as we celebrate who we are as Americans<br />

and what Freedom means to us through beloved American<br />

songs. Our National Day of Independence swells with patriotic<br />

pride through choral fireworks and rousing Sousa marches.<br />

Meetthe<br />

Music<br />

Thursdays • 5:30-7pm<br />

Oct 20, Dec 1, Feb 23<br />

Apr 13, June 22<br />

Art to Walk On<br />

16 South Palm Ave<br />

• Pre-concert discussion with<br />

wine and nibbles<br />

• Free invitation with your<br />

concert ticket<br />

• Dr. Joseph Holt and guests<br />

discuss the music<br />

Gala<br />

Sat, March 11, 2023 • 6pm<br />

Casey Key Residence<br />

Join us for a magical evening<br />

at a very special Casey Key<br />

residence. Enjoy cocktails<br />

at sunset, musical<br />

entertainment, and an inspired<br />

feast in an enchanting setting!<br />

Connect<br />

Attend a rehearsal with<br />

concert tickets.<br />

Details:<br />

ChoralArtistsSarasota.org<br />

Buy a ticket bundle and save a bundle! • Students tickets always $ 5 • Group discounts • Give the gift of music with a gift certificate to any concert, available online.<br />


Marlene<br />

Hauck<br />

Executive Director, Sunshine From Darkness<br />

She wants us to start<br />

having a conversation<br />

about mental illness -<br />

to learn more and not<br />

be afraid or ashamed - all in<br />

an effort to remove the<br />

stigma that clouds understanding<br />

and healing.<br />

Marlene has been involved<br />

with Sunshine from Darkness<br />

(a subsidiary of the Lee and<br />

Bob Peterson Foundation) as a<br />

volunteer since 2019. In February,<br />

she became the nonprofit’s first<br />

executive director.<br />

Marlene’s experience has<br />

been in fundraising<br />

and donor and<br />

community relations,<br />

having worked in<br />

the nonprofit field<br />

for more than 30<br />

years, with 10 years<br />

of leadership<br />

experience for<br />

two nonprofits,<br />

Coastal Behavioral<br />

Healthcare and<br />

later First Step<br />

of Sarasota when<br />

they merged<br />

in 2020.<br />


My conversation with<br />

Marlene Hauck,<br />

Sunshine from Darkness<br />

Executive Director, is<br />

taking place at her cozy<br />

home in downtown<br />

Sarasota. She has surrounded herself with<br />

healing crystals, candles, fragrance, and<br />

spiritual iconography as well as amazing<br />

plants that are all - each and every one -<br />

flourishing under her care.<br />

The first question I ask this veteran professional<br />

in the mental health field is, why are<br />

we still struggling with having a conversation<br />

about mental health? She agrees, “Some people<br />

are still afraid of talking about it. Some are<br />

afraid of losing their jobs,” she notes, even in<br />

this day and age.<br />

“We need to normalize it,” Marlene explains<br />

and adds — thinking aloud — “maybe we<br />

should call it ‘mental health wellness.’ Maybe<br />

we should say that versus mental illness.” Her<br />

opinion is certainly worth noting since Marlene<br />

has been in the nonprofit mental health<br />

field for over 22 years and in the nonprofit field<br />

in general for 30 years.<br />

And yes, she’s heard that, “Pull yourself up<br />

by your own bootstraps” comment sometimes<br />

said insensitively to those not feeling mentally<br />

well. This spoken by someone who has seen<br />

mental illness up front through her work in<br />

the mental healthcare field. Marlene gives<br />

non-clinical, compassionate advice for those<br />

hesitant to seek help. “If the blahs continue,<br />

you need to seek help. That person will see<br />

your situation from a different perspective.”<br />

Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a<br />

mental illness (52.9 million in 2020) according<br />

to the National Institute of Mental Health.<br />

Florida ranks last in the country in spending<br />

on treating mental health disorders and has<br />

the third-highest percentage of mentally ill<br />

individuals who are also uninsured. Marlene<br />

admits to not having an answer to either statistic<br />

except to offer that, “We [as people] are reactive,<br />

not proactive,” in terms of social needs<br />

like mental health care —waiting until things<br />

hit crisis levels before acting.<br />

Closer to home, “The behavioral health<br />

system in Sarasota County is in danger of<br />

becoming a system in crisis if steps to shore<br />

up and enhance the system are not taken.<br />

Services have been significantly underfunded<br />

for decades, with unmet needs now rapidly<br />

increasing.” This according to the Sarasota<br />

County Mental Health Needs Assessment Task<br />

Force in 2021.<br />

The problems are clearly vast and deep,<br />

according to those facts. For example, many<br />

don’t have health insurance. Marlene explains<br />

that the uninsured are, “too busy paying rent,<br />

they’re working two jobs and can’t afford care.<br />

That’s the last thing on their minds.”<br />

As for women, Marlene explains, “Women<br />

are identified by what we did and we always<br />

have to keep going, [thus] we don’t have time<br />

to look at our mental health.” She mentions<br />

Jennifer Holliday, the singing artist who will<br />

perform at the Sunshine From Darkness event<br />

in January 2023. “She talks about being a<br />

women of color and when she had a baby she<br />

was told ‘it’s just the blues, get over it.’ But she<br />

knew she had depression. It’s not wrong to say,<br />

‘I don’t feel well.’”<br />

Marlene has gotten reports from professionals<br />

in the field that children as young as 5-6<br />

years old are in treatment for mental stress.<br />

Children have been challenged by things like<br />

COVID, parents who have lost jobs and more.<br />

“We need to discus mental health with the<br />

whole family,” and obviously not forget that the<br />

very young can suffer from it as well.<br />

Marlene’s experience has been in fundraising,<br />

donor and community relations, client and<br />

vendor relations. She’s worked in the nonprofit<br />

field for more than 30 years, with 10 years of<br />

leadership experience for two nonprofits. She<br />

served on the board of directors of Coastal<br />

Behavioral Healthcare and made the transition<br />

to director of marketing and development for<br />

First Step of Sarasota when Coastal and First<br />

Step merged in 2020. Those nonprofit agencies<br />

provide addiction recovery programs and behavioral<br />

health services in Sarasota, Manatee,<br />

DeSoto, and Charlotte counties.<br />

Marlene became involved with Sunshine<br />

from Darkness as a volunteer, serving on the<br />

planning committee/event coordinator since<br />

2019, while also working at First Step. Sunshine<br />

from Darkness is a subsidiary of the Lee and<br />

Bob Peterson Foundation. Marlene became its<br />

first, full-time executive director in February.<br />

Last year, Sunshine From Darkness Gala<br />

raised more than $170,000 during its sold-out<br />

“Inspiring Hope Dinner.” Proceeds from the<br />

dinner benefited the local mental health and<br />

addiction programs and services of First Step<br />

of Sarasota, and research funded by The Brain<br />

& Behavior Research Foundation.<br />

Jeffrey Peterson, the son of Lee and Bob<br />

Peterson and president of their namesake<br />

foundation who also asked Marlene to come<br />

on board, reinvigorated the Inspiring Hope<br />

Dinner and Journey to Wellness Symposium,<br />

events first conceived and presented by his<br />

parents. Over the course of 13 years, through<br />

Sunshine from Darkness, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven<br />

organization, the Petersons raised<br />

over $5 million going towards research, treatment,<br />

education and efforts to erase the stigma<br />

of living with mental illness.<br />

In a press release, he commented that,<br />

”Through Marlene’s career service to the nonprofit<br />

community and her previous work with<br />

Sunshine from Darkness, I have seen firsthand<br />

her commitment and dedication to those<br />

whose lives have been impacted by mental illness,”<br />

said Peterson. “We must stop the adverse<br />

outcomes and the economic cost of untreated<br />

mental illness, we must move brain research<br />

to the forefront of funding, and we must fund<br />

mental health and addiction services, right<br />

here in our community.”<br />

Past symposiums had speakers like Patty<br />

Duke, Dorothy Hamill and Steve Ford (son of<br />

President Gerald Ford) and were free and open<br />

to the public with the Gala following in January.<br />

They’re changing things a bit — keeping<br />

the Gala in January, but rebooting the symposium.<br />

For now, Sunshine From Darkness has<br />

a unique collaboration on October 7 timed for<br />

World Mental Health Day (see below) at Art-<br />

Center Sarasota.<br />

Marlene recalls speaking with Hamill, the<br />

Olympic skating champion, who told Marlene<br />

that when she had cancer she got lots of flowers.<br />

When it was revealed she was hospitalized<br />

for depression, she told Marlene she got none.<br />

“What’s that old expression? It’s okay not to be<br />

okay. We’re all human and we’re not going to<br />

be okay all the time,” Marlene states. “We’re<br />

talking about it, it’s out there and there are<br />

lots of places where you can read about it. The<br />

more we talk about it the better.”<br />

STORY:<br />

IMAGES:<br />

Louise Bruderle<br />

Evelyn England<br />

Sunshine From Darkness Event:<br />

Sunshine From Darkness and Art Center<br />

Sarasota present “Off the Wall,” a fundraiser<br />

and interactive art event on October 7.<br />

Purchase tickets at www.artsarasota.org<br />

The Inspiring Hope Dinner is scheduled<br />

for January 13 at the Ritz-Carlton. Keynote<br />

speaker is Tony and two-time Grammy<br />

Award-winning actress and singer, Jennifer<br />

Holliday, who will not only share her story<br />

of overcoming depression but will also perform.<br />

For information, visit sunshinefromdarkness.org<br />

or call 941-504-6717.<br />

Fast Facts<br />

• 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness<br />

each year<br />

• 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious<br />

mental illness each year<br />

• 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a<br />

mental health disorder each year<br />

• 46.2% of U.S. adults with mental illness<br />

received treatment in 2020<br />

SOURCE: NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness<br />

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lifelong learning<br />

Here’s a sample of the many learning experiences<br />

available in person and online<br />

Assorted Creative Arts<br />

◆ Led by Artistic Director, Leah Veri-<br />

er-Dunn, Moving Ethos Dance will offer<br />

six classes of movement exploration that<br />

involves all the senses. This is series is a<br />

safe and collaborative discovery space for<br />

those interested in playfulness, deep work,<br />

and delicious challenges. No movement<br />

training required. All bodies, abilities, and<br />

ages 15 and over are welcome. Participants<br />

should wear something they can move in.<br />

Bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and water.<br />

Offered: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Novem-<br />

ber 6, 10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Historic Asolo Theater at The<br />

Ringling Museum of Art. https://www.ringling.org/events<br />

◆ Ring Sarasota has its inaugural Fall<br />

Handbell Workshop on October 22 at Pine<br />

Shores Presbyterian Church, Sarasota. Attendees<br />

will join members of Ring Sarasota<br />

Ring<br />

Sarasota<br />

Moving<br />

Ethos<br />

Dance<br />

for three different class sessions, brushing<br />

up on handbell techniques and learning<br />

ways to improve their skills. Directors are<br />

encouraged to take part in a roundtable<br />

discussion, focusing on best practices for<br />

bell choirs, how to expand your choir membership,<br />

and more.<br />

Ring Sarasota encourages full choirs to<br />

participate, but welcomes all ringers interested<br />

in honing their skills. The Ring<br />

Sarasota Fall Workshop is on October 22, 9<br />

a.m-12:30 p.m. Registration/check-in starts<br />

at 8:30 a.m. Light snacks provided. Ringers<br />

should bring their own gloves, but no other<br />

equipment is necessary.<br />

For information, or to register, https://<br />

www.ringsarasota.org .<br />

◆ October 26—Write Here! Creative Writing<br />

Workshop hosted by Dr. Emily Carr in Geldbart<br />

Auditorium in Selby Library, 4 - 6pm.<br />

These workshops are open to the public,<br />

are designed for writers of all levels and<br />


genres, and provide an opportunity for<br />

writers to practice their craft. Workshops<br />

offer participants an opportunity to explore<br />

a new genre, to practice a specific writing<br />

skill, to develop a sustainable writing practice,<br />

and to connect with other writers.<br />

Participants will leave with tools they can<br />

use in their everyday lives to nourish their<br />

endeavors, whether those endeavors happen<br />

on or off the page.<br />

Write Here! meets monthly for two<br />

hours on a drop-in basis; participants are<br />

not required to commit to coming to every<br />

workshop. The next one is on November 30<br />

also in the Geldbart Auditorium at Selby<br />

Library 4- 6 pm.<br />

Dr. Emily Carr is the Assistant Professor<br />

of Creating Writing at New College of Florida.<br />

Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.<br />

https://scgovlibrary<br />

◆ November 14—Novel Writing: Setting.<br />

Offered 3-5 p.m. at Selby Public Library in<br />

the Geldbart Auditorium. From planning to<br />

publishing, this series will take you through<br />

all the essentials you need to help turn your<br />

book idea into a reality. Local authors Brian<br />

Petkash and Cooper Levey-Baker will<br />

explore the fundamentals of storytelling<br />

from crafting your setting, characters, and<br />

plot, to revising your work and submitting<br />

your manuscript for publication. Open to<br />

all ages, levels, and genres of writers, as well<br />

as those interested in learning more about<br />

the craft of novel writing. Drop-in to one, or<br />

all parts of this dynamic series.<br />

Brian Petkash is the author<br />

of Mistakes by the Lake, a collection<br />

of stories centered<br />

around Cleveland, Ohio. His<br />

award-winning stories have<br />

appeared in Midwestern Gothic<br />

and Southword, among other<br />

publications.<br />

Cooper Levey-Baker is a<br />

writer and journalist. His first<br />

novel, Dead Fish Wind, was<br />

released in 2022, and his journalism<br />

has won multiple awards from the<br />

Florida Magazine Association and the Florida<br />

Society for Professional Journalism.<br />

◆ The Players (Sarasota):<br />

• Scene Study: Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Instructor:<br />

Amanda Heisey. The scene study class<br />

will focus on intermediate acting styles<br />

and techniques to combine multi-character<br />

or partnered work as we explore dialogue<br />

in what’s not only said, but unsaid,<br />

discover character-partner relationships,<br />

and learn to connect our mind/bodies to<br />

the text in truthful, mindful scopes.<br />

• Tap w/ Mike: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. Instructor:<br />

Mike McManus.<br />

• Adult Musical Theatre Dance: Wednesday<br />

4-5pm Instructor: Logan Junkins<br />

• Intermediate Tap: Wednesday 6-7 p.m. Instructor:<br />

Logan Junkins.<br />

• Actor Lab: Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Instructor:<br />

Brenna Wickstrom. Through exercises<br />

based on the work of Stanislavski and Uta<br />

Hagen, explore the facets of the craft that<br />

allow an actor to immerse themselves and<br />

take ownership of the given circumstances<br />

of the script in a truthful way. Learn tools of<br />

the imagination such as endowment, emotional<br />

memory, sense memory, object work<br />

and creating the moment “before.” This<br />

class culminates to a performance in the<br />

2023 Spring FRINGE Festival.<br />

• Players Follies present “Dirty Work on<br />

the Trail (Or…Slow Goes the Pony Express)”<br />

The Player’s Follies is a 50+ free<br />

performance troupe. This troupe is an<br />

outlet for performers to gain camaraderie,<br />

support, and express themselves theatrically.<br />

This theatrical troupe studies all<br />

forms of performing arts from improvisation<br />

to vocal, dance, and musical theatre.<br />

Under the direction of trained professionals,<br />

The Players Follies will present a<br />

full-length BBQ dinner show on March 31,<br />

2023. New members welcome.<br />

Classes are held at The Players Studio,<br />

1400 Blvd .of the Arts, Suite 200, Sarasota,<br />

in the Rosemary District on the second<br />

floor. People can learn more at theplayers.<br />

org or by calling 941.365.2494.<br />

◆ The Players (Manatee)<br />

DraMature is a performing troupe of actors<br />

ages 55 and over. Troupe members present<br />

live theatrical programs that will entertain,<br />

inspire, and educate audiences while showcasing<br />

its members’ talents and promoting<br />

a more positive image of older adults. They<br />

perform in two bi-annually cabaret style<br />

productions and provide numerous community<br />

outreach programs in a variety of<br />

venues. Sign up/more info: https://www.<br />

manateeperformingartscenter.com<br />

◆ ArtCenter Manatee<br />

ArtCenter Manatee caters to ages 4-99 with<br />

over 400 classes a year in drawing, painting,<br />

ceramics, silversmithing, mixed media,<br />

paper mache, pastels, glass and more in<br />

all skill levels. They have day, evening and<br />

weekend options. Classes affordable so art<br />

is accessible to all.<br />

They have an Arts and Healing program<br />

for those afflicted with mild to moderate<br />

dementia. This program has had a positive<br />

impact on many and is free of charge for<br />

participants. They also have a children’s<br />

program that is diverse, offering classes after<br />

school and in the summer with camps.<br />

Another popular program is Nights or<br />

Days Out. These are 2-3 hour classes that<br />

you create a piece of art to take home that<br />

day. The evening Nights Out includes wine<br />

and light snacks (for those over 21 years old).<br />

Visit: www.ArtCenterManatee.org or call<br />

941-746-2862<br />

Sarasota Art Museum<br />

Education Programs<br />

◆ Sarasota Art Museum has education<br />

programs, including studio arts courses<br />

and drop-in studio programs. Fall studio<br />

classes are offered for kids and adults of<br />

all abilities. Classes on drawing, painting,<br />

printmaking, ceramics, creative writing,<br />

and more are offered after school, evenings,<br />

or weekends.<br />

Courses are held in the Paul Rudolph Vocational<br />

Shops building, which includes the<br />

Peggy A. Hall painting and drawing studio,<br />

the Sarah F. Huisking tabletop studio, and<br />

the Linda & Dick Dickinson ceramics studio<br />

with eight wheels and three kilns. For a full<br />

list of courses and registration details, visit<br />

sarasotaartmuseum.org/studios-at-sam.<br />

Sarasota Art Museum is located at 1001<br />

South Tamiami Tr., Sarasota. Visit SarasotaArtMuseum.org.<br />

◆ Art Center Sarasota:<br />

They have workshops from nationally and<br />

internationally acclaimed artists who are<br />

masters in their medium.<br />

• Richard Stephens: Watercolor Fresh &<br />

Loose. Jan. 16-18, 10 am-4 pm. Internationally<br />

renowned artist Richard Stephens’<br />

workshops are know for being informative,<br />

challenging and fun.<br />

• Robert Burridge Times Two: Contemporary<br />

Abstract Figure Painting & Collage.<br />

Feb 6-8 | M-W, 10 am-4 pm<br />

• Abstract Painting & Collage. Feb 9-11, 10<br />

am-4 pm. Popular around the world for his<br />

art and workshops, he will also present a<br />

Zoom Demo on Jan 18.<br />

• Ron Stocke: Creating Magic in Watercolors.<br />

March 20-22, 10 am-4 pm. Ron<br />

Stocke teaches internationally and is<br />

an award-winning watercolor artist and<br />

published author. He will present a Zoom<br />

Demo on March 1.<br />

• Jane Slivka: Freedom of Acrylics. April 3-5,<br />

10 am-4 pm. Slivka is known for her inspiring<br />

work, layered color technique, and<br />

gifted instruction.<br />

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota. 941-365-2032 or https://<br />

www.artsarasota.org/<br />

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lifelong learning<br />

lifelong learning continued<br />

Fitness<br />

◆ Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) offers<br />

several options for adults (18 and older).<br />

• Dragon Boat Paddling— Learn the fundamentals<br />

of paddling in their Dragon Boat<br />

101 course. Participants get the basics of<br />

the stroke as well as on-the-water experience<br />

in the boat. Cost: $99 covers first<br />

month of paddling. Dragon Boat 101 graduates<br />

and experienced paddlers are all invited<br />

to join.<br />

Participants started with an on-land briefing<br />

about basic technique, then stepped<br />

into boats to try paddling on the water. The<br />

session culminated with a few friendly races.<br />

Paddlers can train and practice at their<br />

choice of several sessions every week.<br />

• Rec Days are on Oct. 5 and 19, 10 a.m.-2<br />

p.m. It’s a great way to experience NBP,<br />

family-style. Participants will have the<br />

opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding,<br />

kayaking, canoes, fishing and rides<br />

in a 15-foot sailboat with captain, all for a<br />

small fee. Rec Days! are held at the base of<br />

the finish tower on Regatta Island. More<br />

info at https://nathanbendersonpark.<br />

org/recday<br />

• November 2 and 16, 11 am - 2 pm. Try standup<br />

paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing,<br />

fishing and even sailing with a captain.<br />

$10/person; $5/person with accompanying<br />

child 7+; children up to 6 free. nathanbendersonpark.org/events/list/<br />

• Learn to Row 101: Introduction to Sculling:<br />

No experience necessary! Learn to<br />

Row 101 focuses on fundamentals of sculling,<br />

or rowing with two oars. Individuals<br />

will be taken step by step through nomenclature,<br />

safety maneuvers, and independent<br />

boat handling skills. This eight-hour<br />

course will provide you with the skill set to<br />

safely row a single scull. Check for dates.<br />

For information, visit nathanbendersonpark.org.<br />

Lectures<br />

◆ Elling Eide Fall Lecture Series<br />

• October 6, 11 a.m.: Dr. Ann Waltner, University<br />

of Minnesota. “When Your Daughter<br />

Is Your Teacher: The Family of Tanyangzi”<br />

(attend in person or online via ZOOM)<br />

Tanyangzi (1557-1580) was a girl born<br />

into a proper Confucian family in Ming<br />

dynasty China, but from a very young<br />

age, she began a strict religious practice,<br />

drawing on both Daoist and Buddhist traditions.<br />

This talk will focus on her childhood—her<br />

religious practice (including<br />

visions) and the ways in which her family<br />

became her disciples.<br />

• October 20, 11 am: Dreaming in Premodern<br />

China with Dr. Robert Campany, Gertrude<br />

Conway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities,<br />

Professor of Asian Studies, Vanderbilt<br />

University. This lecture will provide an<br />

accessible overview of how Chinese people<br />

in ancient and medieval times thought<br />

about and responded to dreams. Examples<br />

will be introduced to illustrate these various<br />

cultural logics at play and what difference<br />

they made in people’s lives. Attend in<br />

person or online via ZOOM)<br />

• October 27, 11 am : Dr. Hans van Ess, Chair<br />

in Sinology, LMU Munich: The Meaning of<br />

Wen in the “Analects of Confucius.” Attend<br />

in person or online via ZOOM).<br />

On first glance,<br />

the classic Chinese<br />

text, Analects<br />

of Confucius,<br />

looks like a rather<br />

haphazard collection<br />

of the sayings<br />

of Confucius (551-<br />

479 BCE) and his<br />

disciples that are<br />

only very loosely<br />

connected to each<br />

other. However,<br />

by taking the fifth<br />

chapter of this<br />

text as an example<br />

and looking more closely at the use of the<br />

word wen, usually translated into English<br />

as “writing,” “formation,” or “culture,” this<br />

presentation will attempt to clarify what<br />

this word actually meant in this chapter.<br />

• November 10, 11am: Dr. Keith<br />

Knapp, Professor of Chinese<br />

History, The Citadel, will discuss<br />

“The Meaning(s) of Birds on Spirit<br />

Jars (Hunping): The Religious<br />

Imagination of Second to Fourth<br />

Century Southeastern China”<br />

This lecture will discuss the<br />

more than 200 heavily decorated<br />

jars with five mouths that have<br />

been excavated from tombs in<br />

Southeastern China. One of their<br />

most notable features is that they<br />

are adorned with figurines of many birds.<br />

This lecture will<br />

discuss these<br />

Spirit Jars and<br />

explain the presence<br />

of these<br />

birds in terms of<br />

the local legend<br />

that sparrows<br />

stole rice from<br />

Heaven and introduced<br />

its cultivation<br />

to humans<br />

(attend in<br />

person or online<br />

via ZOOM)<br />

For a complete schedule or to sign up, visit<br />

www.EllingOEide.org<br />

Nature and<br />

The Environment<br />

◆ UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County:<br />

• October12: EcoWalk: Unique Preserves of<br />

Sarasota County - Manasota Scrub. Join in<br />

to learn more about Florida ecosystems.<br />

Take a stroll through beautiful and environmentally<br />

sensitive lands that have<br />

been preserved in Sarasota County and<br />

learn more about what makes these areas<br />

so unique and important, the plants and<br />

animals that inhabit them, how to be watershed<br />

wise, and the management issues<br />

faced when trying to preserve these lands.<br />

Register for this event at ufsarasotaext.<br />

eventbrite.com.<br />

• October 13, 3-4 p.m. Online event. Florida’s<br />

sea turtles. Sea turtles are among the most<br />

fascinating reptiles in the world. Ecologically<br />

speaking, these air-breathing oceanic<br />

creatures are extremely successful—virtually<br />

unchanged for 120 million years—and<br />

have colonized every ocean, outside the<br />

poles. They’ll walk you through some aspects<br />

of their natural history, the importance,<br />

threats these magnificent creatures face,<br />

and local, state and federal regulations. Register<br />

at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

For questions, contact Armando J. Ubeda,<br />

Florida Sea Grant agent, UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County, by email to aubeda@<br />

ufl.edu or phone at 941-861-9900.<br />

• October 27, 5:45-7:15 p.m. All about bats<br />

at Venice Audubon Society and Rookery,<br />

4002 S. Tamiami Trail (turn on Annex<br />

Road) Venice. Perfect for Halloween, join<br />

in for a discussion of one of our most misunderstood<br />

mammals: bats. Lecture starts<br />

in the Venice Area Audubon classroom.<br />

Learn the natural history, fun facts, and<br />

beneficial aspects of bats. At sunset, you’ll<br />

take a stroll to see what nocturnal visitors<br />

might be out and hopefully watch as the<br />

bats exit the rookery bat houses. Register<br />

through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

Instructor: Dr. Katherine Clements, UF/<br />

IFAS Extension Sarasota County ecology<br />

and natural resources educator. For information,<br />

call 941-861-5000.<br />

• November 3—Edible Gardening Series:<br />

ABCs of Gardening in Southwest Florida<br />

(webinar). Learn the basics of vegetable<br />

gardening in southwest Florida. Join Extension<br />

Agents Rod Greder and Mindy<br />

Hanak for a three-part, hybrid series to<br />

help you master vegetable gardening in<br />

southwest Florida.<br />

Watch pre-recorded videos in the UF/<br />

IFAS Edible Gardening Series and then<br />

meet three times online for discussion and<br />

Q&A. Register at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.<br />

com. Meet on Zoom on Nov 3, 17 from 10 -<br />

11:30. Meet in-person on Nov 30 from 10-<br />

11:30 at Laurel Community Garden.<br />

Learn about Florida’s unique climate,<br />

seasons, water and soil resources. Hear<br />

about what plants work here and what<br />

don’t. Learn how to deal with diseases, insects<br />

and weeds.<br />

◆ The 17th Annual Sustainable Communities<br />

Workshop on November 1 will bring<br />

the community together to discuss sustainability<br />

priorities. Speakers will provide upto-date<br />

information on various sustainability<br />

topics including carbon sequestration,<br />

regenerative agriculture, water quality, equity,<br />

climate change, and more. Visit exhibitor<br />

booths to network with businesses and<br />

community groups to help build a better future<br />

for our community.<br />

Registrants are welcome to attend<br />

in-person at the New College Harry Sudakoff<br />

Conference Center or participate virtually.<br />

In-person registration and continental<br />

breakfast begins at 8 am.<br />

Residents, students, and community<br />

members from all sectors and walks of life<br />

will gather in-person and online to learn<br />

from and network with knowledgeable<br />

speakers, panel discussions and more. Topics<br />

to be discussed include climate change,<br />

carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture,<br />

water quality, social equity, youth and<br />

sustainability and much more.<br />

Registration fee includes access to a full<br />

day workshop at New College or virtually<br />

with expert speakers on relevant community<br />

sustainability topics, exhibitor booths,<br />

and opportunities to network and connect<br />

with others. In-person registration also includes<br />

breakfast, lunch and an afternoon<br />

snack. Interactive workshop provides many<br />

opportunities to engage with residents,<br />

business leaders, institutions, government<br />

agencies, students, and others. All in-person<br />

ticket sales end on October 21.<br />

Location: New College of Florida Harry<br />

Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General<br />

Dougher Place, Sarasota. To learn more, visit:<br />

scgov.net/SustainableCommunities.<br />

Personal Enrichment<br />

◆ Manatee Literacy Council is seeking tutors<br />

to participate in their Adult Volunteer<br />

Literacy Tutoring Program. The program<br />

is structured to train volunteers to become<br />

one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic<br />

literacy skills.<br />

Tutor training is an 18-hour program that<br />

takes place over a two-month span, and<br />

culminates with literacy training certification.<br />

Once certified, tutors will continue<br />

to receive support services through this<br />

program by being matched with a “Tutor<br />

Mentor”. A certified tutor meets the adult<br />

learner at a location near the learner’s<br />

neighborhood. Their tutoring schedule is<br />

continued on next page<br />


lifelong learning<br />

lifelong learning continued<br />

flexible and based upon the availability of<br />

tutors, learners, and tutoring sites. Training<br />

sessions are held monthly and may be<br />

virtual or in-person at the Council location<br />

on Cortez Road in Bradenton.<br />

For information, visit www.manatee-literacy.org<br />

or call (941) 746-8197.<br />

◆ Live in Sarasota? Tutors are needed at the<br />

Literacy Council of Sarasota (LCS). They<br />

offer in person tutor training workshops<br />

every month, for volunteers who want to<br />

help other adults improve their basic English<br />

communication and literacy skills.<br />

Volunteers receive 18 hours of interactive<br />

ProLiteracy-certified instruction and<br />

support over the course of six weekday sessions,<br />

which includes an initial orientation.<br />

Sessions will focus on teaching adult<br />

learners to read, write, comprehend and/or<br />

speak better in English.<br />

Space is limited; preregister by calling<br />

LCS Program Director, Susan Bergstrom,<br />

at (941) 955-0421 or emailing sbergstrom@sarasotaliteracy.org.<br />

◆ The Holocaust was a devastating moment<br />

in history. And as time goes on, the<br />

number of survivors who bore witness to<br />

those tragedies has diminished.<br />

Temple Sinai will share that legacy with<br />

attendees with a Holocaust survivor speaker<br />

series. The series — put together in partnership<br />

with the Holocaust Speakers Bureau<br />

of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee<br />

— gathers<br />

Holocaust survivors in<br />

the Sarasota area who<br />

will speak about their<br />

experiences.<br />

• November 13-Helga<br />

Melmed: Born in<br />

Berlin and witness to<br />

Kristallnacht, Helga<br />

will reveal what life<br />

was like in the Lodz<br />

ghetto where she lost<br />

both her parents. She will speak about<br />

surviving the horrors of Auschwitz and a<br />

slave labor camp.<br />

• December 11-Rifka Glatz: She will talk<br />

about her father who was taken to a<br />

slave labor camp and never returned and<br />

will describe her imprisonment at Bergen-Belsen<br />

and how she was saved along<br />

with her mother and brother as part of a<br />

rescue called Kastner’s Train<br />

Amanda Eiffert, director of communications<br />

and programming for Temple Sinai,<br />

began asking Holocaust survivors if they’d<br />

be interested in participating in a speaker<br />

program last year. She also contacted the<br />

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee,<br />

which often brings Holocaust survivors to<br />

schools and events.<br />

“Students (who have heard Holocaust<br />

survivors) have said it’s a life-changing experience<br />

for them,” Eiffert said. She notes<br />

that many of the survivors’ stories are harrowing<br />

and not recommended for young<br />

children. But Eiffert notes that the value it<br />

can have for people to understand history<br />

through firsthand accounts in the hopes<br />

of making sure it never happens again.<br />

https://www.jfedsrq.org/events<br />

OLLI<br />

◆ Fall classes run through November 18.<br />

Classes are available during the week and<br />

range from two to eight-session courses.<br />

They are taught by volunteers, many of<br />

whom have retired from successful careers<br />

before relocating to Sarasota. Anyone<br />

“aged 50 and better” is invited to register<br />

for courses or participate in any of the<br />

workshops, special lectures, and programs<br />

held throughout the term.<br />

Most courses are taught in person at the<br />

Sarasota Art Museum on the Ringling College<br />

Museum Campus, 1001 S. Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota. Classes are also available<br />

virtually.<br />

Students can enjoy a myriad of classes<br />

including “Improv Brain Games” with Will<br />

Luera, director of Improvisation at Florida<br />

Studio Theatre or “Women of the American<br />

Songbook” with actress and pianist Sandra<br />

Moulin. Plus, there’s CONNECTIONS, the<br />

documentary film series, which features<br />

two films this term, Lives Well Lived and<br />

100 Days with Tata.<br />

OLLI @ Sarasota<br />

Art Museum<br />

To view the course catalog and to register<br />

for classes, visit https://olliringlingcollege.<br />

org/course-catalog/. Register by phone at<br />

941-309-5111 or in person at Sarasota Art<br />

Museum, Mann Reception Area (room 105).<br />

Temple Sinai<br />



FOR 25 YEARS!<br />


FRI, FEB 10 – SUN, MAR 5<br />



An awe-inspiring show that brings chills,<br />

thrills and laughs aplenty for only 4 weeks.<br />

Circus-goers will enjoy world class performers<br />

including returning favorites and several<br />

new artists never featured before!<br />


WED, DEC 28 – SAT, DEC 31, 2022<br />


America’s longest running youth circus<br />

presents amazingly talented student<br />

performers in this highly anticipated<br />

annual holiday show.<br />


CircusArts.org | 941.355.9805<br />

The Circus Arts Conservatory is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts educational organization.<br />




Experience the transformative power of art.<br />

Sign up for a course and learn new skills,<br />

engage with artists, grow creatively, hone<br />

your craft, and have fun!<br />

2022-2023 ART EDUCATION<br />


Learn from nationally and internationally<br />

recognized masters in immersive 3-day workshops.<br />


Work with the best regional and local artists<br />

who teach engaging 1-3 day workshops.<br />


Commit to creative weekly learning for 3-6<br />

weeks, taught by exceptional local instructors.<br />


Artists love the freedom of open studios,<br />

surrounded by art and artists.<br />


Let your child explore their creativity at<br />

Summer Art Camp or Youth Saturdays.<br />

www.artsarasota.org<br />

941-365-2032<br />

M-F, 10 am-5 pm | Sat, 12-5 pm<br />

707 N. Tamiami Trail<br />

Admission is free<br />


lifelong learning<br />

So Much Newness<br />

Coming Your Way at ACE<br />

New instructors and a large selection of new<br />

classes, both in-person and online<br />

The mission of ACE is to provide<br />

affordable and dynamic lifelong<br />

learning opportunities for the<br />

changing needs of our commu-<br />

nity, and we are proud to say that<br />

ACE stays true and dedicated to its mis-<br />

sion. We have hired many new instructors<br />

with diverse backgrounds and talents,<br />

and assembled a large selection of new<br />

class offerings, both in-person and online.<br />

Just in time for the new term, the school<br />

has built a brand-new kitchen to house<br />

our expanded culinary program. We also<br />

have new computer labs equipped with<br />

the latest technology. Due to the popularity<br />

of both tennis and pickleball, we<br />

have added classes at two new Osprey and<br />

Nokomis locations convenient for south<br />

county residents. We’re excited about these<br />

new upgrades, new instructors, and many<br />

new classes, and we know you will be too!<br />

Kitchen Confidential<br />

Do you like food? Cooking classes at ACE<br />

have always<br />

been fun,<br />

and if you<br />

loved our<br />

“old favorites”<br />

handson<br />

cooking<br />

classes,<br />

such as<br />

Chocolate<br />

Candy 101,<br />

Sushi Party,<br />

and Fish, Fish, Fish, you’ll love them even<br />

more in our new kitchen! We’re unveiling<br />

a brand-new kitchen created for us in<br />

building 3, convenient to the south parking<br />

lot and ready for delicious culinary<br />

adventures. We have too many exciting<br />

courses planned to mention, but a choice<br />

few are Sicilian Cooking, Keto Baking, and<br />

Plant Based Asian Cooking.<br />

Technology Corner<br />

Not only do we have a new kitchen, but<br />

we’ve been gifted with new computer<br />

labs as well! We’ve also been able to bring<br />

on board<br />

many<br />

talented<br />

new instructors,<br />

including<br />

a Quick-<br />

Books<br />

instructor who can not only help you<br />

streamline your small business, but also<br />

help you with your personal finances<br />

– check out her new course, Basic Accounting<br />

for Non-Accountants! We’re also<br />

welcoming a teacher who’s an expert in<br />

all things Microsoft, as well as one who<br />

is a whiz at the iPhone and iPad. If you’ve<br />

been stumped by QuickBooks, Word, Excel,<br />

or PowerPoint – or your new phone –<br />

now is the time to take a class, because the<br />

experts are at your fingertips!<br />

Studio Space<br />

If you’ve been languishing because your<br />

favorite art class has been on hiatus, sit up<br />

and take notice: Art at ACE is in full bloom<br />

this fall! Our new Stained Glass instructor<br />


is ready to go,<br />

AND she also<br />

teaches Fused<br />

Glass! You’ll also<br />

love the many<br />

new Watercolor<br />

classes, Palette<br />

Knife Acrylic<br />

Painting, Pet<br />

Portraits, Drawing<br />

& Painting<br />

the Portrait with<br />

Live Model, and<br />

old favorites such as Alcohol Ink, Mosaics,<br />

and Intro to Pottery. If fabric is your medium,<br />

try your hand at Crochet, Sewing, or<br />

Quilting – perfect for the Holidays!<br />

The Holistic Way<br />

More and more people are discovering<br />

the value of holistic medicine. Learn<br />

about Self-Acupressure, a method of<br />

applying pressure to various body points<br />

to reduce stress, improve sleep, increase<br />

feelings of well-being, and even reduce<br />

the effects of aging. Another important<br />

aspect of holistic medicine is learning<br />

about how to eat more consciously. Try<br />

out some new courses such as Kick the<br />

Sugar Habit, Transform Emotional Eating,<br />

Food Energetics, and Fats That Heal,<br />

Fats That Kill.<br />

Where in the World?<br />

Now that the world is starting to open<br />

again, you might be thinking about travel,<br />

and that means learning at least the<br />

rudiments of another language. ACE is<br />

ready to help you out! Whether it’s French,<br />

German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish, our<br />

instructors are standing by to help you<br />

learn the fundamentals. In many cases,<br />

advanced courses are also available. Look<br />

for our new courses French, Italian, or<br />

Spanish Conversation and Cuisine.<br />

History Lessons<br />

History is full of both sobering and celebratory<br />

moments – sometimes both at<br />

once! The History of Rock and Roll and<br />

Woodstock: A Celebration for the Ages<br />

probably delivers a lot of nostalgia for<br />

many people. On the other hand, Cover-Up:<br />

The Watergate Scandal most likely<br />

recalls a shameful episode in the history<br />

of our country. A stretch of America’s early<br />

history that likely elicits a similar emotional<br />

reaction is explored in a new course<br />

called Irreconcilable Conflict: The American<br />

Indian Wars. These courses promise<br />

lively discussions.<br />

ACE enrichment classes may lead you on<br />

a path that may surprise and delight you<br />

and may also lead to new friendships and<br />

opportunities. So why wait? Come join us,<br />

be inspired, and find your new passion!<br />

Adult & Community Enrichment<br />

(ACE)<br />

4748 Beneva Road,<br />

Sarasota<br />

Phone:<br />

(941) 361-6590<br />

Visit:<br />

ace-sarasota.com<br />


lifelong learning<br />

The Education Center at<br />

Temple Beth Israel<br />

Like College, Only Better!<br />

The Education Center at Temple<br />

Beth Israel will be presenting<br />

its second season with a diverse<br />

and stimulating array of<br />

adult enrichment programs—<br />

over 175 courses, lectures, workshops,<br />

concerts, and special events.<br />

The Longboat Key Education Center,<br />

which enjoyed 35 successful years, was<br />

dissolved in June 2021 due to financial<br />

distress brought on by Covid. That<br />

is when Susan Goldfarb, executive<br />

director of the former LBK Education<br />

Center and Isaac Azerad, executive<br />

director of Temple Beth Israel, decided<br />

to join forces for the continuance of<br />

the LBK Education Center’s legacy of<br />

lifelong learning.<br />

Isaac had a vision that solved two<br />

challenges—the school disappearing<br />

from the community forever, and the<br />

Temple’s need for a broader spectrum<br />

for future growth. The Education<br />

Center at Temple Beth Israel is secular<br />

and welcomes all adults who have a<br />

desire to continue learning new things<br />

as well as enjoying wonderful entertainment.<br />

The first season at TBI was<br />

very encouraging. Many fans of the<br />

Longboat Key Education Center were<br />

eager to continue their lifelong learning<br />

pursuits and first-time students<br />

found their way to the revived lifelong<br />

learning center at the temple.<br />

The Fall Term begins Monday, November<br />

7, and runs until the middle of<br />

December. Fall programs include Gentle<br />

Chair Yoga as well as Yoga Potpourri<br />

and Slow Flow Yoga with certified<br />

yoga teachers Emme Shapiro, Bianca<br />

Clyburn and Tama Tasley; mixed beginners<br />

and intermediate bridge with<br />

longtime bridge teacher Larry Auerbach;<br />

Monday Film Club with movie<br />

maven Gus Mollasis; Qigong with Dr.<br />

Brian Nell; movie discussion groups<br />

with movie critics Kathie Moon and<br />

Gus Mollasis; watercolor and other media<br />

with award-winning artist Renee<br />

DiNapoli; canasta and mah jongg with<br />

Joyce Doran.<br />

The annual fall movie festival will<br />

be back with Gus Mollasis. This festival<br />

tags on to the popular Burns Court<br />

Cine-World Film Festival (which was<br />

sorely missed last season due to Covid)<br />

in November. Gus selects his best of<br />

the best movies to see in the festival<br />

Susan Goldfarb<br />

and Isaac Azerad<br />

The Education<br />

Center at Temple<br />

Beth Israel<br />

and then leads discussions about the<br />

movies at The Education Center at<br />

Temple Israel.<br />

A special workshop titled “Digest<br />

Your Health” presented by Karol<br />

Schuyler, RN, certified health professional<br />

and wellness coach, herbalist,<br />

and health educator for 35 years,<br />

will talk about natural solutions for<br />

eliminating gastrointestinal distress<br />

as well as many other ways to achieve<br />

optimal digestive health on Saturday,<br />

November 12 from 1-3 p.m. This will be<br />

timely information for those who will<br />

be needing some good suggestions for<br />

avoiding holiday indulgences.<br />

The Winter Term begins Monday,<br />

January 2 and promises a plethora<br />

of offerings. History, world politics,<br />

and Supreme Court; birding, music,<br />

and dance appreciation; jazz nights,<br />

Happy Hour bands, and concerts;<br />

more yoga, qigong, painting, bridge,<br />

canasta, mah jongg and movie discussion<br />

classes; film festivals; a special<br />

women’s group; morning forums<br />

and a financial roundtable; nature<br />

walks and birding; writing workshops;<br />

literature and poetry courses; meditation,<br />

and one-time lectures on a wide<br />

variety of subjects.<br />

Not to be missed is the Special<br />

Thursdays in January series which includes<br />

a presentation on “Sex, Sexuality,<br />

And Intimacy In The Senior Years,”<br />

“ How Not to Be Scammed,” “The Art<br />

of Criticism” with Sarasota’s performing<br />

arts critics Jay Handelman, Carrie<br />

Seidman, Marty Fugate, and Gayle Williams,<br />

and “Is America At Risk From<br />

the Left Or The Right?—A Bi- Partisan<br />

Discussion” — and so much more to<br />

keep minds and bodies active and<br />

spirits forever young.<br />

For more information:<br />

The Education Center at<br />

Temple Beth Israel<br />

567 Bay Isles Drive, Longboat Key<br />

Visit www.tbieducationcenter.org.<br />

Call (941)383-8222 or email<br />

edcenter@longboatkeytemple.org<br />

for more information or to request<br />

a brochure.<br />

Susan Goldfarb<br />


2022-2023<br />



















& MUCH MORE!<br />

Programs Available In Person and on Zoom<br />

567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL<br />


www.TBIeducationcenter.org<br />

For a brochure call: (941) 383-8222<br />



Womenn’s Health<br />

Issue<br />

Facts about Breast Cancer and more<br />

How common is breast<br />

cancer? Breast cancer is<br />

the most common cancer<br />

in women in the United<br />

States, except for skin<br />

cancers. It is about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new<br />

female cancers each year.<br />

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for<br />

breast cancer in the United States for 2022 are:<br />

• About 287,850 new cases of invasive breast<br />

cancer will be diagnosed in women.<br />

• About 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma<br />

in situ (DCIS) will be diagnosed.<br />

• About 43,250 women will die from breast<br />

cancer.<br />

Breast cancer mainly occurs in middle-aged<br />

and older women. The median age<br />

at the time of breast cancer diagnosis is 62.<br />

This means half of the women who developed<br />

breast cancer are 62 years of age or younger<br />

when they are diagnosed. A very small number<br />

of women diagnosed with breast cancer<br />

are younger than 45.<br />

Overall, the average risk of a woman in the<br />

United States developing breast cancer sometime<br />

in her life is about 13%. This means there<br />

is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer.<br />

This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance<br />

she will never have the disease.<br />

Breast cancer is the second leading cause<br />

of cancer death in women. (Only lung cancer<br />

kills more women each year.) The chance that<br />

a woman will die from breast cancer is about<br />

1 in 39 (about 2.6%). Since 2007, breast cancer<br />

death rates have been steady in women younger<br />

than 50, but have continued to decrease in<br />

older women. From 2013 to 2018, the death<br />

rate went down by 1% per year. These decreases<br />

are believed to be the result of finding breast<br />

cancer earlier through screening and increased<br />

awareness, as well as better treatments. Inheriting<br />

BRCA-1 or other “cancer genes” does increase<br />

risk, but these inherited genetic factors<br />

are responsible for only about 5 to 10 percent<br />

of all breast cancers.<br />

Some variations in breast cancer can be<br />

seen between racial and ethnic groups. For<br />

example, The median age of diagnosis is slightly<br />

younger for Black women (60 years old)<br />

compared to white women 63 years old).<br />

Black women have the highest death rate<br />

from breast cancer. This is thought to be partially<br />

because about 1 in 5 Black women with<br />

breast cancer have triple-negative breast cancer<br />

- more than any other racial/ethnic group.<br />

Black women have a higher chance of developing<br />

breast cancer before the age of 40 than<br />

white women. At every age, Black women are<br />

more likely to die from breast cancer than any<br />

other race or ethnic group.<br />

White and Asian/Pacific Islander women<br />

are more likely to be diagnosed with localized<br />

breast cancer than Black, Hispanic, and American<br />

Indian/Alaska Native women. Asian/Pacific<br />

Islanders have the lowest death rate from<br />

breast cancer. American Indian/Alaska Natives<br />

have the lowest rates of developing breast<br />

cancer. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in<br />

women, but men can get breast cancer, too.<br />

It’s important to understand that most<br />

breast lumps are benign and not cancer<br />

(malignant). Non-cancer breast tumors are<br />

abnormal growths, but they do not spread<br />

outside of the breast. They are not life threatening,<br />

but some types of benign breast lumps<br />

can increase a woman’s risk of getting breast<br />

cancer. Any breast lump or change needs to be<br />

checked by a health care professional to find<br />

out if it is benign or malignant (cancer) and if<br />

it might affect your future cancer risk.<br />

Source: The American Cancer Society<br />

Diet and Exercise:<br />

• A plant-based<br />

diet with a variety<br />

of fruits, vegetables,<br />

beans and whole<br />

grains can help you<br />

maintain a healthy<br />

weight and therefore<br />

lower your risk. Being<br />

active decreases<br />

risk for breast cancer.<br />

Vigorous activity<br />

decreases risk for<br />

pre-menopausal<br />

breast cancer. Carrying<br />

excess body<br />

fat increases risk for<br />

post-menopausal<br />

breast cancer.<br />

• Fat tissue causes inflammation, which can<br />

promote cancerous changes in healthy cells.<br />

Being overweight and obese increases blood<br />

levels of insulin and related hormones that<br />

can encourage the growth of cancer.<br />

• Drinking alcohol — in any form — raises<br />

breast cancer risk.<br />

• Alcohol influences blood levels of estrogen<br />

and other hormones in ways that may make<br />

cancer more likely.<br />

• Alcohol is a recognized carcinogen. It can<br />

cause cellular damage that can trigger<br />

cancer development<br />

Source: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/about/what-is-breast-cancer.html<br />

Making Strides Against<br />

Breast Cancer<br />

Since 1993, the American Cancer Society’s<br />

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer<br />

(MSABC) campaign has united communities,<br />

companies, and individuals with a collective<br />

goal to end breast cancer as we know it.<br />

Over the past two decades, the noncompetitive<br />

walks have collectively grown into<br />

the nation’s largest and most impactful breast<br />

cancer movement providing a supportive<br />

community for breast cancer survivors and<br />

metastatic breast cancer thrivers, including<br />

caregivers, and families alike.<br />

This year, Making Strides Against Breast<br />

Cancer celebrates its 30th anniversary and<br />

will take place in more than 150 communities<br />

nationwide. Making Strides of Sarasota<br />

Manatee is on Saturday, October 22 at Nathan<br />

Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle,<br />

Sarasota.<br />

Parking for the walk will open at 7:30 am.<br />

All parking will be on the island at Nathan<br />

Benderson Park. Event festival area and registration<br />

will open at 7:30 am on walk day. Only<br />

those who are not yet registered need to<br />

check in on walk day. All participants need<br />

to be registered in order to participate in the<br />

walk and activities.<br />

The walk starts at 8:30 am. There will be<br />

both a 1 mile and 3 mile option to accommodate<br />

all abilities.<br />

Water Stops will be located in the event festival<br />

area as well as along the route.<br />

Strollers are welcome. Register and bring<br />

the entire family to celebrate. Food Trucks will<br />

be on site providing delicious options for you<br />

to purchase. Entertainment will be provided<br />

along the route from various local musicians.<br />

To learn more about the Making Strides of<br />

Sarasota Manatee or for other information,<br />

contact Bethany Lynch at bethanyk.lynch@<br />

cancer.org or call 941-867-7427.<br />

Breast Cancer Screening<br />

& Diagnostics Services<br />

at SMH<br />

Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer<br />

Institute offers comprehensive breast cancer<br />

screening, diagnostic, treatment and support<br />

services. Their bbreast health services include:<br />

• 3D mammography (digital 2D mammography<br />

is available for patients who prefer it)<br />

• 3D mammography with SmartCurveTechnology<br />

• Genetic counseling and testing for hereditary<br />

cancers<br />

• Breast Ultrasound and MRI<br />

• Computer-aided Detection<br />

• Breast biopsy (stereotactic, ultrasound and<br />

MRI-guided biopsies)<br />

• Breast biopsy with Hologic Affirm System<br />

• Cyst aspiration<br />

• Ductography /<br />

galactography<br />

• Lymphoscintigraphy<br />

If you or someone you<br />

know is uninsured or cannot<br />

afford a mammogram,<br />

breast ultrasound, breast<br />

biopsy or other breast<br />

health service, call their<br />

Breast Health Grant<br />

Support Program for<br />

assistance: 941-917-7642.<br />

Sarasota Memorial offers<br />

mammography and<br />

advanced breast imaging<br />

services at eight locations<br />

in Sarasota County. To<br />

make an appointment,<br />

call 941-917-7322.<br />

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• 941-917-6440<br />

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• 941-917-4777<br />

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at Clark Road<br />

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• 941-917-4900<br />

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• 941-261-9000<br />

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The Sarasota Memorial breast cancer care<br />

team recommends that all women ages 40 and<br />

older have a screening mammogram and a clinical<br />

breast exam every year and that women<br />

ages 25 to 39 have a clinical breast exam every<br />

1 to 3 years. These recommendations may vary<br />

for women who have a history of breast cancer<br />

or an increased risk of developing breast<br />

cancer, so be sure to talk with your gynecologist<br />

and primary care physician to develop a<br />

screening schedule that’s best for you.<br />

The American College of Radiology designated<br />

Sarasota Memorial a Gold Standard<br />

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Sarasota<br />

Memorial’s Breast Health Center is a Certified<br />

Quality Breast Center of Excellence, as designated<br />

by the National Quality Measures for<br />

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breast care and reaching a level of national<br />

excellence.<br />

Sarasota Memorial is fully accredited by the<br />

American College of Surgeons’ Commission<br />

on Cancer and has maintained continuous<br />

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Craniosacral Therapy Can Be Life Changing<br />

CST treats the whole body physically, physiologically, mentally, emotionally and energetically<br />

Clients come to me because they are in physical<br />

pain such as neck, back, pain and TMJ as well as<br />

for chronic headaches and migraines.<br />

Pain and stress caused by<br />

shortened Fascia<br />

Fascia (strong connective tissue) encases all<br />

our muscles, organs, brain and spinal cord.<br />

Whenever fascia shortens any place in the<br />

body, the entire network of fascia creates an<br />

increased tension affecting the functioning<br />

of our physical body as well as our organs,<br />

our brain and spinal cord.<br />

Our body is the history of every major<br />

trauma we have experienced physically and<br />

emotionally beginning with birth issues, falls,<br />

head trauma, car accidents, childhood abuse<br />

issues, death, divorce and other emotional<br />

issues. Our body tries to minimize each trauma<br />

by shortening fascia to isolate the energy<br />

coming into the body from that trauma.<br />

Shortened fascia results in pain, loss of mobility<br />

and range of motion, organs becoming<br />

less efficient and with parts of the brain and<br />

spinal cord becoming stressed.<br />

To keep the brain functioning, the body<br />

transfers some of your functional work play<br />

energy (7:00 AM-10:00 PM) to the brain resulting<br />

in less energy to make it through each<br />

day. As we age, the accumulation of all the<br />

tightened fascia, from every major trauma<br />

in life, begins to restrict every aspect of our<br />

body’s functions resulting in pain, loss of mobility,<br />

mis-functioning organs, loss of energy,<br />

as well as our brain losing some its sharpness.<br />

How Craniosacral<br />

Therapy Works<br />

The Craniosacral Therapist creates a safe<br />

place, with gentle holding techniques, that<br />

engages your body’s ability to self correct,<br />

reorganize and heal itself with the release<br />

of some of that tightened fascia during<br />

each session. As the Craniosacral Therapist<br />

engages your body, you will feel fascia releasing.<br />

As the fascia releases, pain begins to<br />

decrease, range of motion and mobility improve,<br />

organs begin functioning better and<br />

with less stress on the brain feels, it returns<br />

the energy it borrowed at the time of each<br />

trauma resulting in an immediate increase in<br />

your energy levels. Rarely does anyone leave<br />

from my first session not feeling better.<br />

Short Leg Syndrome<br />

Eighty-five percent of my clients have one<br />

of their legs pulled up 1/2 to 1 by shortened<br />

fascia. The tension from short leg syndrome<br />

on the sacrum (5 fused vertebrae at bottom<br />

of the spine) is transferred up the dural tube<br />

that encases the spinal cord into the lower<br />

and upper back, the neck, the cranium and<br />

The physical stress in bodies caused by shortened<br />

fascia (connective tissue) shuts down<br />

energy flows to certain organs. Short leg syndrome<br />

by ½ to 1 in (where one leg is pulled up<br />

by shortened fascia) shuts down energy flow to<br />

the spleen (an important part of your immune<br />

system) and the small and large intestine. With<br />

the release of that shortened fascia, energy returns<br />

to these organs.<br />

the brain. Headaches, migraines, TMJ and<br />

neck problems can originate from the fascial<br />

stress in the sacrum.<br />

Releasing this sacral stress increases energy<br />

in the bladder, sex organs, kidneys and<br />

the chakras as well as releasing major stress<br />

in the upper part of the body.<br />

Cause of Shallow Breathing<br />

A great majority of the clients who come to<br />

me for various problems are also shallow<br />

breathers. Fascial stress in the diaphragm<br />

restricts the depth of breathing by restricting<br />

energy flow to the lungs, the pericardium<br />

and the heart. With the release of fascial diaphragm<br />

restriction, the client immediately<br />

starts breathing deeply and energy is restored<br />

to the pericardium and the heart.<br />

Shoulder blades that are cemented to the<br />

body also restricts how much the rib cage can<br />

open and thereby also restricting depth of<br />

breath. Without proper breathing, your cells<br />

do not get enough oxygen. Everyone, especially<br />

people suffering from bronchitis, asthma<br />

and COPD as well as shallow breathing can<br />

benefit when the fascial stress is released.<br />

Specialized Training<br />

to work with Brain<br />

Dysfunctions<br />

Just as the body physically gets stressed from<br />

physical and emotional trauma, the functioning<br />

of the brain is also affected by fascial stress. For<br />

our brains to remain healthy, we need dynamic<br />

production of craniosacral fluid which performs<br />

the important function of bringing nourishment<br />

to all the cells in the brain and spinal<br />

cord as well as cleansing all the metabolic<br />

wastes given off by those same cells.<br />

Once the craniosacral fluid cleanses these<br />

metabolic wastes, efficient drainage of these<br />

metabolic wastes into the lymph system is<br />

absolutely necessary. Research has shown,<br />

that at night, craniosacral fluid cleanses amyloid<br />

plaques from the brain. If the drainage<br />

is inefficient, then the brain is being bathed<br />

in a toxic slurry. How does 15 or 20 years of<br />

your brain being bathed in a toxic slurry<br />

affect you: senile dementia, Parkinson’s,<br />

Alzheimer’s and other brain dysfunctions?<br />

A Craniosacral Therapist, who has received<br />

training in working with the brain, can reverse<br />

that stress on the brain that eventually can<br />

result in those brain dysfunctions. As we all<br />

know, the proper functioning of the body is<br />

dependent on a healthy functioning brain.<br />

Babies and Children can benefit<br />

■ Our little boy Leo, four years of age, had a<br />

difficult birth and at 7 months was put on antibiotics<br />

for an ear infection and as a result developed<br />

c-diff. His development came to a stop.<br />

At 3 years, with the help of an OT, he started<br />

to walk and talk. In spite of the improvements,<br />

he was unable to answer questions and his<br />

communication skills were very poor. Leo<br />

had very poor muscle tone, a lot of stress in<br />

his body and physical activities such walking,<br />

jumping and climbing were difficult for him.<br />

Beginning with the first session with Terry,<br />

he began showing improvement and with each<br />

following session. Everyone from his teachers<br />

to his grandparents noticed an increase in his<br />

■ “I was in awful pain and the<br />

MRI showed 2 pinched nerves<br />

and stenosis. I scheduled surgery.<br />

My daughter suggested Craniosacral therapy.<br />

After only 2 visits the pain was reduced to<br />

advanced craniosacral about 80% and therapy I canceled the surgery. I went<br />

for a 3rd visit and I am about 90% better.”<br />

■ “Simply Amazing! One visit was all it took for<br />

Terry to relieve 85% of my year long, nagging<br />

(sometimes severe) neck/shoulder tightness/<br />

pain!! My breathing improved tremendously.”<br />

physical strength, as well as improvements in<br />

comprehension, speech and communication<br />

skills. For the first time, he started participating<br />

in class lessons and interacting with his<br />

classmates. Terry has made a huge impact on<br />

getting Leo to a place a little boy should be at<br />

age four. We cannot thank Terry enough.<br />

■ Terry’s treatment helped our 6 week old<br />

baby boy from recent hospitalization into<br />

the first series of healthy bowel movements<br />

when seemingly nothing could help. Our son<br />

was able to latch onto the breast and for the<br />

first time completed his feeding. He was much<br />

calmer after working with Terry.<br />

■ “He was able to relieve tension that I have<br />

been carrying around for 15 years or more.<br />

I left his office table with more energy than I<br />

have had in years.”<br />

■ “I began working with him because I was<br />

dealing with anxieties, depression and lots of<br />

emotional pain inside and out. You don’t realized<br />

how much stress can cause damage to<br />

your body, mind and soul. I can say Terry was<br />

a big help.”<br />

Terrence Grywinski<br />

of Advanced<br />

Craniosacral Therapy,<br />

B.A., B.ED., LMT #MA 6049<br />

Testimonials from Clients<br />

SOURCE:<br />

■ Terrence Grywinski of Advanced Craniosacral Therapy,<br />

B.A., B.ED., LMT #MA 6049. Terry has specialized in Craniosacral<br />

Therapy since 1994 when he began his training at the Upledger<br />

Institute. Described by his teachers, clients and colleagues<br />

as a “gifted healer”, Terry’s intuitive sense and healing energy<br />

provides immediate and lasting relief from injury, pain, mobility<br />

issues as well as dysfunctions of the body and the brain. Part<br />

of Terry’s ongoing education, he has completed 4 craniosacral<br />

brain and peripheral nervous system classes which enables him<br />

to work at a cellular<br />

level and with brain<br />

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■ “On a recent vacation to Siesta Key, I re-injured<br />

my back. I found Terry online. I can say<br />

with complete joy that was the best decision<br />

I made in the history of my back pain. I have<br />

sought many modalities and visit a CST regularly<br />

and never have I had such a healing in<br />

my entire body.<br />

After 3 sessions, I made a 16-hour drive<br />

home with no pain or discomfort in my entire<br />

body. Unbelievable. My body has a sense of<br />

moving freely and that is completely new. I’m<br />

advanced craniosacral therapy<br />

so grateful to Terry for his knowledge, for his<br />

sensitivity to my needs and his kind generosity<br />

in healing my body. I will see him when I return<br />

next year.”<br />

■ “I am a snowbird who spends 7 months<br />

in Sarasota. I have had back problems for 25<br />

years. Terry’s techniques have led to a great<br />

deal of release and relief in areas that have<br />

been problematic. I have been seeing him over<br />

the years when my body says ”it’s time”. Usually<br />

after a few sessions, I can tell a huge difference.”<br />



Womenn’s Health<br />

Issue<br />


What’s normal, what’s not<br />

What’s considered<br />

normal mental<br />

health? Patterns<br />

in thoughts,<br />

feelings and<br />

behaviors can<br />

suggest when<br />

to get help<br />

for yourself or<br />

someone you<br />

care about.<br />

W<br />

hat’s the difference between<br />

normal mental health and mental<br />

disorders? Sometimes the<br />

answer is clear, but often the distinction<br />

isn’t so obvious. For example, if you’re<br />

afraid of giving a speech in public, does it mean<br />

you have a mental health disorder or a run-ofthe-mill<br />

case of nerves? Or, when does shyness<br />

become a case of social phobia?<br />

Here’s help understanding how mental health<br />

conditions are identified.<br />

What is mental health?<br />

Mental health is the overall wellness of how<br />

you think, regulate your feelings and behave.<br />

Sometimes people experience a significant disturbance<br />

in this mental functioning. A mental disorder<br />

may be present when patterns or changes<br />

in thinking, feeling or behaving cause distress or<br />

disrupt a person’s ability to function.<br />

A mental health disorder may affect how well you:<br />

• Maintain personal or family relationships<br />

• Function in social settings<br />

• Perform at work or school<br />

• Learn at a level expected for your age and<br />

intelligence<br />

• Participate in other important activities<br />

Cultural norms and social expectations also<br />

play a role in defining mental health disorders.<br />

There is no standard measure across cultures to<br />

determine whether a behavior is normal or when<br />

it becomes disruptive. What might be normal in<br />

one society may be a cause for concern in another.<br />

How are mental health<br />

disorders defined?<br />

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental<br />

Disorders (DSM) is a guide published by the<br />

American Psychiatric Association that explains<br />

the signs and symptoms of several hundred<br />

mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression,<br />

eating disorders, post-traumatic stress<br />

disorder and schizophrenia.<br />

The DSM provides criteria for making a diagnosis<br />

based on the nature, duration and impact of<br />

signs and symptoms. It also describes the typical<br />

course of the disorder, risk factors and common<br />

co-existing conditions.<br />

Another commonly used diagnostic guideline<br />

is the International Classification of Diseases<br />

(ICD) from the World Health Organization.<br />

Health insurance companies use the diagnostic<br />

coding system of the DSM and ICD in determining<br />

coverage and benefits and to reimburse<br />

mental health professionals.<br />

How do mental health<br />

professionals diagnose disorders?<br />

A diagnosis of a mental health condition may be<br />

made by a psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social<br />

worker or other mental health professional.<br />

Your primary care doctor may also be involved in<br />

a diagnostic assessment or make referrals to a<br />

mental health specialist.<br />

A diagnosis may be based on the following:<br />

• A medical history of physical illness or mental<br />

health disorders in you or in your family<br />

• A complete physical to identify or rule out a<br />

condition that may be causing symptoms<br />

• Questions about your current concerns or why<br />

you’re seeking help<br />

• Questions about how recent events or changes<br />

in your life — trauma, relationships, work, death<br />

of a friend or relative — have affected how you<br />

think, feel or behave<br />

• Questionnaires or other formal tests that ask<br />

for your feedback on how you think, feel or behave<br />

in typical situations<br />

• Questions about past and current alcohol and<br />

drug use<br />

• A history of trauma, abuse, family crises or other<br />

major life events<br />

• Questions about past or current thoughts about<br />

violence against yourself or others<br />

• Questionnaires or interviews completed by<br />

someone who knows you well, such as a parent<br />

or spouse<br />

When is an evaluation or<br />

treatment needed?<br />

Each mental health condition has its own signs<br />

and symptoms. In general, however, professional<br />

help might be needed if you experience:<br />

• Marked changes in personality, eating or sleeping<br />

patterns<br />

• An inability to cope with problems or daily activities<br />

• Feeling of disconnection or withdrawal from<br />

normal activities<br />

• Unusual or “magical” thinking<br />

• Excessive anxiety<br />

• Prolonged sadness, depression or apathy<br />

• Thoughts or statements about suicide or harming<br />

others<br />

• Substance misuse<br />

• Extreme mood swings<br />

• Excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior<br />

Many people who have mental health disorders<br />

consider their signs and symptoms a normal<br />

part of life or avoid treatment out of shame<br />

or fear. If you’re concerned about your mental<br />

health, don’t hesitate to seek advice.<br />

Consult your primary care doctor or make an<br />

appointment with a psychiatrist, psychologist or<br />

other mental health professional.<br />

It may be important for you to find a professional<br />

who is familiar with your culture or who<br />

demonstrates an understanding of the cultural<br />

and social context that’s relevant to your experiences<br />

and life story.<br />

With appropriate support, you can identify<br />

mental health conditions and receive appropriate<br />

treatment, such as medications or counseling.<br />

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic<br />

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Womenn’s Health<br />

Issue<br />

How Sleep Changes<br />

Throughout a Woman’s Life<br />

Biological differences explain<br />

some of the sleep differences<br />

between women and men.<br />

Women tend to take longer to<br />

fall asleep, and to spend more<br />

time in restorative slow-wave deep sleep than<br />

men. Older women are also more likely to report<br />

higher levels of sleepiness, and to sleep<br />

20 minutes less per night.<br />

The gender differences in sleep emerge<br />

in puberty. Among high school students, females<br />

are significantly less likely to get their<br />

recommended eight hours of sleep per night<br />

than their male counterparts. They are also<br />

more likely to have comorbid depression.<br />

These sleep issues persist at other major hormonal<br />

transitions in a woman’s life, such as<br />

menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.<br />

One-third of women experience cramps,<br />

headaches, and bloating that cause sleep disturbances<br />

during their menstrual cycle. And<br />

even though total sleep time stays roughly the<br />

same throughout the menstrual cycle, women<br />

are most likely to report lower sleep quality in<br />

the week before their period. It’s also during<br />

this time that women with severe PMS more<br />

frequently report disturbing dreams, sleepiness,<br />

fatigue, and trouble concentrating.<br />

Women are more likely to have sleep troubles<br />

during pregnancy, especially during their<br />

third trimester when symptoms of RLS, OSA,<br />

pain, and incontinence are more frequent.<br />

Sleep disruptions continue into postpartum,<br />

when hormone levels drop. This sudden<br />

change in hormones, along with raising a<br />

newborn, can worsen sleep quality and daytime<br />

sleepiness.<br />

Women perceive and report their sleep<br />

problems differently than men. For example,<br />

women who seek treatment for sleep apnea<br />

are more likely to focus on symptoms like<br />

fatigue and depression, whereas men will<br />

describe snoring and gasping. This may lead<br />

to fewer women being diagnosed, or to a<br />

misdiagnosis of insomnia when sleep apnea<br />

is the underlying condition.<br />

Hope for Better Sleep<br />

Sleep issues are common among women,<br />

and may change or vary in intensity throughout<br />

life, but there is hope for better sleep.<br />

Start with better sleep hygiene. Avoid naps<br />

during the day, and limit your caffeine,<br />

alcohol, and nicotine intake. Engage in regular<br />

exercise and follow a consistent sleep<br />

schedule. Make your bedroom as cool, dark,<br />

and quiet as possible (and remove the clutter<br />

and electronics).<br />

Why Good Sleep is<br />

so Important<br />

Good sleep is essential for our physical, mental,<br />

and emotional wellbeing. The average<br />

adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep each<br />

night. Unfortunately, fewer than two-thirds of<br />

women actually get that much sleep each<br />

night according to the CDC.<br />

Even one night of poor sleep causes daytime<br />

sleepiness, trouble with memory and<br />

concentration, and impaired performance<br />

at school and work. Worse, chronic sleep<br />

deprivation increases your risk for injury,<br />

accidents, illness, and even death.<br />

Getting good sleep is vital, but so is getting<br />

good quality sleep. Biological conditions<br />

unique to women, like the menstrual cycle,<br />

pregnancy and menopause, all affect<br />

how well a woman sleeps. Women experience<br />

changing levels of hormones, like<br />

estrogen and progesterone, throughout the<br />

month and over her lifetime. Understanding<br />

the effects of these hormones, environmental<br />

factors, and lifestyle habits can help women<br />

enjoy a good night’s sleep.<br />

How Much Sleep<br />

Does a Woman Need?<br />

The average adult woman sleeps eight hours<br />

and 27 minutes per night. Studies show<br />

that women tend to sleep approximately 11<br />

minutes more than men, despite having less<br />

time for sleep due to differences in paid and<br />

unpaid work, increased caregiving responsibilities,<br />

and family and social roles.<br />

However, despite getting more sleep<br />

overall, researchers found that women experience<br />

lower-quality sleep than men. One<br />

reason could be that women are more likely<br />

to get up to take care of others, interrupting<br />

their sleep. Women are also more likely to<br />

nap during the day, which can further disrupt<br />

their sleep quality at night.<br />

Common Sleep Problems<br />

for Women<br />

70 million Americans suffer from sleep<br />

problems, but men and women don’t suffer<br />

equally. Women are more likely to have<br />

sleep problems than men. Women are also<br />

more prone than men to develop certain<br />

sleep disorders, including insomnia and<br />

restless legs syndrome.<br />

Most common sleep issues<br />

that affect women<br />

Insomnia—People with insomnia regularly<br />

have difficulty falling or staying asleep. As a<br />

result, they don’t feel refreshed upon waking<br />

up and have difficulty functioning during<br />

the day. Insomnia is the most common sleep<br />

disorder, but women are 40 percent more<br />

likely to suffer from it than men. They are<br />

also more likely to experience symptoms of<br />

daytime sleepiness.<br />

Hormonal changes associated with<br />

menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause<br />

can alter a woman’s circadian rhythm, and<br />

consequently contribute to sleeplessness.<br />

The prevalence of insomnia among women<br />

increases significantly in older age, as they<br />

transition through menopause. Hot flashes<br />

and night sweats disrupt sleep, and are experienced<br />

by 75 to 85 percent of women with<br />

menopause. Women are also nearly twice as<br />

likely as men to report depression and anxiety<br />

— two conditions which are closely connected<br />

with insomnia.<br />

Treatment for insomnia often begins with<br />

better sleep habits, such as following a regular<br />

sleep schedule, reducing one’s caffeine<br />

and alcohol intake, and improving the sleep<br />

environment. If an underlying condition is<br />

contributing to the insomnia — such as depression,<br />

bladder problems, or pain — a doctor<br />

may focus on treating that first through<br />

medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.<br />

Pain and Sleep<br />

Pain is strongly associated with insomnia13.<br />

Pain makes it difficult to get comfortable<br />

enough to fall asleep. It also makes it challenging<br />

to stay asleep, as certain conditions<br />

may force you to readjust during the night to<br />

avoid waking up in pain.<br />

Some conditions associated with chronic<br />

pain are more common among women, including<br />

migraine, tension headaches, heartburn,<br />

arthritis, and fibromyalgia.<br />

Treatment for pain-related sleep problems<br />

may focus on the source of pain, the sleeping<br />

difficulty, or both. A combination of relaxation<br />

techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy,<br />

lifestyle changes, and over-the-counter<br />

and prescription medications may help.<br />

Other Sleep Disorders<br />

Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NS-<br />

RED) is a parasomnia where one eats food<br />

during the night while asleep, yet have no<br />

recollection of it upon waking up. Women<br />

are significantly more likely to have NS-RED.<br />

NS-RED can occur during sleepwalking and<br />

may coexist with other sleep disorders that<br />

trigger sleep eating.<br />

NS-RED can be treated with medication,<br />

therapy, stress management techniques, and<br />

lifestyle changes, such as limiting caffeine<br />

and alcohol.<br />

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes unpleasant<br />

crawling and tingling sensations in<br />

the legs, which occur when lying down and<br />

are accompanied by an uncontrollable urge<br />

to move the legs. Because symptoms occur<br />

when lying down and can only be relieved<br />

through movement, many women with RLS<br />

have difficulty sleeping. These sleep issues<br />

can lead to daytime sleepiness, mood swings,<br />

anxiety and depression — all of which can<br />

worsen sleep problems in turn.<br />

Women are twice as likely as men to have<br />

RLS. The risk for RLS is higher among women<br />

with multiple children, and increases twofold<br />

from pregnancy to menopause. Iron deficiency,<br />

which is more common in women,<br />

may be a risk factor for RLS. Treatment may<br />

include iron supplements, other medications,<br />

and lifestyle changes to improve sleep.<br />

About 80% of people with RLS also<br />

have periodic limb movement disorder<br />

(PLMD), a sleep disorder where the individual<br />

experiences involuntary leg jerks or<br />

twitches during sleep. These movements can<br />

occur every 20 to 30 seconds, and like RLS,<br />

can disrupt sleep quality.<br />

Shift Work and Sleep<br />

Nearly 15 million Americans work outside<br />

of the normal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shift workers,<br />

especially those who work the night shift,<br />

often have to sleep at non-traditional hours.<br />

This causes disruptions to their natural sleepwake<br />

cycle, with ramifications that can lead<br />

to less restful sleep, less sleep overall, and<br />

more sleep-related accidents and illnesses,<br />

especially for those who work the night shift.<br />

While further research is necessary, scientists<br />

believe the changes in exposure to<br />

light and lost sleep caused by shift work<br />

may have biological or hormonal effects<br />

that disrupt the sleep-wake cycle. Irregular<br />

work schedules can also put strain on<br />

family and social life, which can lead to<br />

stress and other emotional problems that<br />

worsen sleep. Light therapy, medication, and<br />

lifestyle changes may be proposed as treatment.Sleep<br />

apnea is a sleep disorder characterized<br />

by temporary pauses in breathing<br />

during sleep. These pauses cause loud<br />

snoring, choking, and gasping sounds that<br />

disrupt sleep and lead to excessive daytime<br />

sleepiness. Sleep apnea is twice as common<br />

in men, although it increases in women after<br />

age 50. Women are also more likely to have<br />

comorbid depression.<br />

Obesity and older age are the two largest<br />

risk factors for sleep apnea. During menopause,<br />

women experience hormonal changes<br />

that trigger an increase in abdominal fat, as<br />

well as lower progesterone levels. Both of<br />

these may explain their increased risk of<br />

sleep apnea.<br />

A number of effective treatment options<br />

are available, including CPAP therapy. Hormonal<br />

replacement therapy for menopause<br />

may lower their risk, as can changing their<br />

diet and exercise.<br />

Finally, speak to a doctor about the sleep<br />

issues you are experiencing. They can help.<br />


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Charles & Margery Barancik<br />

Foundation recently<br />

approved grants<br />

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation<br />

has recently approved grants for affordable<br />

housing, human services and more. This funding<br />

brings Barancik Foundation’s total philanthropic<br />

investment into the region to more<br />

than $105 million since 2014. Here are a few<br />

of their recent grants.<br />

• A $1 million grant to Safe Children Coalition<br />

to support the construction of a new<br />

youth shelter aimed at helping to prevent<br />

children from entering foster care. The current<br />

shelter is 60 years old, and it’s time for a<br />

new facility. With more than 2,000 homeless<br />

youth in our community, the new facility<br />

will provide services, including a safe place<br />

to sleep, meals, hygiene, and access to social<br />

workers and case managers.<br />

• A $800,000 grant to Harvest House to<br />

support the organization as it expands its facilities<br />

and services. By investing in housing<br />

infrastructure over the last 30 years, Harvest<br />

House has experienced steady growth in the<br />

number of clients served and housed. With<br />

rising inflation and housing costs, the need<br />

for their services is at an all-time high.<br />

• A $610,630 grant to support Girls Inc.<br />

of Sarasota County’s Family Strengthening<br />

Program. The program eliminates<br />

barriers and offers a continuum of services<br />

designed to address the social-emotional<br />

health of girls while strengthening a family’s<br />

communication through awareness, parenting<br />

tools, behavioral interventions, and<br />

referrals to community resources. Girls Inc.<br />

is observing the effects the pandemic has<br />

posed on youth. Girls experienced varying<br />

levels of isolation, neglect, and limitless exposure<br />

to uncensored media. This has led<br />

to drastic increases in behavioral problems,<br />

such as verbal/visual profanity, inability to<br />

self-regulate, and lack of bodily autonomy.<br />

• A $600,000 grant to Resilient Retreat to<br />

expand mental health programs designed<br />

for first responders and helping professionals<br />

in the community. Compassion fatigue,<br />

PTSD, burnout, and vicarious trauma experienced<br />

by first responders and helping professionals<br />

is on the rise, and the demand for<br />

therapeutic services continues to increase.<br />

• A $500,000 grant for Barancik Foundation<br />

to establish a Recidivism Initiative to<br />

support work to prevent criminal reoffending<br />

in the 12th Judicial Circuit. Hundreds of<br />

individuals leave Sarasota County Jail each<br />

year with new problems that push them back<br />

into the system, frequently involving a minor<br />

yet recurring violation that could have been<br />

avoided. Local philanthropy has created a<br />

program where two navigators work with<br />

inmates before their release to chart out hurdles.<br />

The effort has reduced the incidence of<br />

repeat offenders down to the 12% range.<br />

For more information, visit www.barancikfoundation.org.<br />

Education Foundation<br />

Receives Grant to Support<br />

Student Access<br />

The Education Foundation of Sarasota<br />

County received a $15,000 grant from<br />

Bank of America to help fund programs<br />

that provide Sarasota County students with<br />

greater access to individualized resources<br />

and opportunities that help them prepare a<br />

plan for their lives after high school.<br />

The Education Foundation’s Student Success<br />

Program vision is to provide students<br />

with the expert college and career advising,<br />

mentoring, and access to building relationships<br />

that will help them identify and successfully<br />

pursue education, career, and life<br />

goals after high school.<br />

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation<br />

recently approved a $1 million grant to Safe<br />

Children Coalition to support the construction<br />

of a new youth shelter aimed at helping to<br />

prevent children from entering foster care.<br />

Jennifer Vigne, Education Foundation president<br />

and CEO, noted that the 1:378 ratio of<br />

school counselors to high school students in<br />

district schools makes it challenging for students,<br />

especially underserved students, to<br />

access the individualized advising that is vital<br />

in helping young people formulate life plans.<br />

“Our aim is to expand our active outreach<br />

of low-income, minority, and first-generation<br />

college students in order to create life-changing<br />

educational opportunities and connections<br />

that will help bridge the gap and equip<br />

more students with the tools and resources<br />

they need to succeed.<br />

The expanded initiative will be based at<br />

LaunchPad4U, the foundation’s community<br />

resource site that also offers college-career<br />

advising, mentoring for at-risk students, and<br />

other student support services.<br />

For information, visit EdFoundationSRQ.org.<br />

Circus Arts Conservatory<br />

Receives Grants<br />

The Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC)<br />

has benefited from eight grants from area<br />

foundations for CAC’s youth education, circus<br />

arts training, and overall performance<br />

programs.<br />

Three grants have been awarded in support<br />

of the science curriculum developed by<br />

the CAC that utilizes circus arts activities<br />

to demonstrate Newtonian Laws of Motion.<br />

This is the only such curriculum certified by<br />

the Florida Department of Education and has<br />

proven highly effective over eight years, with<br />

circus science students scoring 96% passing<br />

grades on state assessment science tests, as<br />

compared to state average scores of 65%.<br />

A $20,000 grant through the Eugene<br />

F. and Elizabeth Hull Fund and Bishop-Parker<br />

Foundations Fund of the Manatee<br />

Community Foundation is supporting<br />

the circus science program for K-5th grade<br />

students at Myakka Elementary, Bayshore Elementary,<br />

and Manatee Elementary schools.<br />

A $3,000 grant from the Rotary Club<br />

of Sarasota Bay Foundation is currently<br />

funding the science curriculum for approximately<br />

200 fifth-grade students at Brentwood<br />

and Wilkinson Elementary schools, both of<br />

which are Title I schools. Additionally, a<br />

$5,000 recurring grant from the Venice<br />

Golf & Country Club Foundation is producing<br />

learning gains for South County middle<br />

school science students.<br />

The CAC’s premiere youth circus arts<br />

training program is delivered through its<br />

Sailor Circus Academy at the Sailor Circus<br />

Arena. Two sustaining scholarship grants<br />

totaling $11,000 have been received<br />

from The Island Foundation and The Kiwanis<br />

Club of Siesta Key Foundation to<br />

help Sailor Circus Academy students develop<br />

both life and performance skills. Two<br />

Wingspan Productions’ new film, Bridge to<br />

the Other Side is a powerful story about first<br />

responders as they work to address the rising<br />

crisis of mental health.<br />

Children First has announced a $600,000<br />

matching gift challenge led by its<br />

Changemaker Collective.<br />

additional grants from The William H.<br />

Donner Foundation ($20,000) and The<br />

Exchange ($10,000) are underwriting the<br />

Sailor Circus holiday show as well as capital<br />

improvements at the Sailor Circus Arena.<br />

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has<br />

awarded the CAC a $40,000 Arts Appreciation<br />

Grant. This funding, which is made<br />

possible through the Ina L. Donnan Field<br />

of Interest Fund and the Venice Endowment<br />

Fund, is intended to further CAC’s<br />

mission across all program and performance<br />

areas. For information, visit circusarts.org.<br />

Canandaigua National Trust<br />

Company of Florida Supports<br />

The Conservation Foundation<br />

Canandaigua National Trust Company of<br />

Florida (CNTF) is supporting the Conservation<br />

Foundation of the Gulf Coast with<br />

a $500 donation in 2022.<br />

The Foundation partners with landowners,<br />

donors and local governments to permanently<br />

protect land, ensure wildlife habitat is preserved,<br />

protect shoreline and water access,<br />

and provide recreational access. Additionally,<br />

the Foundation offers free educational<br />

programming throughout the year. They serve<br />

as the regional voice for conservation, helping<br />

state and local decision-makers with strategies<br />

that shape smart conservation decisions.<br />

Wingspan Productions<br />

Receives Here4Youth Mental<br />

Health Grant<br />

The Here4YOUth Initiative of Charles &<br />

Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf<br />

Coast Community Foundation has awarded<br />

Wingspan Productions, Inc. a $25,000<br />

grant from the Here4YOUth Mental<br />

Health Initiative. Wingspan Productions,<br />

Inc. is a nonprofit educational film company<br />

based in Sarasota. The grant will fund various<br />

aspects of Wingspan’s year-round educational<br />

initiative, including community screenings,<br />

discussions, and talkbacks, partnerships with<br />

community organizations, social media, and<br />

resource materials to accompany the new<br />

film about mental health, Bridge to the Other<br />

Side. “Since the pandemic, mental health<br />

concerns of children and families in this community<br />

have increased 200%,” said KT Curran,<br />

Executive Director of Wingspan Productions.<br />

“Bridge to the Other Side is a powerful story<br />

about first responders as they work to address<br />

the rising crisis of mental health.”<br />

Bridge to the Other Side is a film about<br />

resilience, mental health, and finding strength<br />

in dark times and was created out of 150 interviews<br />

in the community with youth, parents,<br />

teachers, police officers, nurses, therapists,<br />

firefighters, and agency leaders.<br />

Filmed in Sarasota and Cape Coral, the movie<br />

features professional and volunteer actors,<br />

and was created by a crew of 55 film professionals,<br />

interns, and volunteers. The film will<br />

have its international premiere in Toronto at<br />

Commffest Global Film Festival and its national<br />

premiere in Los Angeles at Lady Filmmaker’s<br />

Film Festival in Beverly Hills. Local screenings<br />

are planned in Sarasota and across Florida.<br />

For information about Wingspan Productions<br />

and Bridge to the Other Side, email KT<br />

Curran (kt@wingspanproductions.org) or<br />

call Wingspan at 323-422-0857.<br />

Children First<br />

Announces $ 600,000<br />

matching gift challenge<br />

As the exclusive provider of Head Start and<br />

Early Head Start services for Sarasota<br />

County, Children First has announced a<br />

$600,000 matching gift challenge led by<br />

its Changemaker Collective.<br />

The Changemaker Collective is an initiative<br />

for leaders who wish to make an investment<br />

in the tools children and families need<br />

to achieve their full potential. All collective<br />

support will be matched 1:1 with an overall<br />

goal to raise $1.2MM.<br />

The key philanthropists comprising the<br />

Collective include: Anonymous, Stephanie<br />

& Allen Hochfelder, Joan & Dr. Bart<br />

Levenson, Katherine & Frank Martucci,<br />

Keith Monda & Veronica Brady, Gaye &<br />

Jack Schwarz, Joe & Nora Stephan, Karen<br />

Solem, and the Virginia B. Toulmin<br />

Foundation.<br />

At 15 sites across North Port, Sarasota,<br />

and Venice, Children First provides comprehensive<br />

services to economically vulnerable<br />

children, ages birth to five, and their families<br />

each year. Comprehensive services include<br />

early childhood education, nutrition, emotional<br />

and behavioral support, and family<br />

strengthening services.<br />

“As our children and families are beginning<br />

the new school year, many of them<br />

are experiencing a high level of insecurity,<br />

whether it be related to food, housing, health<br />

care or other needs,” says CEO Philip Tavill.<br />

For information, call (941) 953-3877 or go<br />

to childrenfirst.net.<br />

Key Chorale awarded $ 30,000<br />

Strategic Partnership Grant<br />

Key Chorale received a $30,000 grant from<br />

the Community Foundation of Sarasota<br />

County. It will allow Key Chorale to continue<br />

to deliver its music and mission. The Community<br />

Foundation will be the Presenting Sponsor<br />

of Vaughan Williams’ “A Sea Symphony”<br />

Masterwork concerts, February 10-11, 2023,<br />

and support the Student Scholar Program.<br />

For information, visit www.keychorale.org.<br />


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Eat your flowers<br />

Floral centerpieces on the dinner table are a classic and timeless tradition, but flowers<br />

can sometimes show up on your dinner plate, too.<br />

Edible flowers are used in many different styles of cuisine and can be found on<br />

menus all over the world.<br />

Not all flowers are safe to eat, but those that are can offer a unique burst of flavor and<br />

color to many dishes, including salads, sauces, beverages and entrées. Some of them<br />

may even offer health benefits.<br />

Hibiscus plants produce large, ornate blossoms<br />

that usually grow in tropical and subtropical<br />

climates like Florida. Hundreds of<br />

hibiscus species exist, not all hibiscus plants<br />

and flowers are edible but the most popular<br />

edible variety is known as roselle<br />

or Hibiscus sabdariffa.<br />

Hibiscus flowers can grow as<br />

large as 6 inches in diameter and<br />

are found in a wide array of colors<br />

— including red, white, yellow and various<br />

shades of pink. You can eat the flower<br />

straight from the plant, but it is usually<br />

used for tea, relishes, jam or salads. The tea<br />

Dandelions are best known<br />

as stubborn garden weeds.<br />

Dandelions have small blossoms<br />

— roughly 1–1.5 inches<br />

in diameter — with many tiny, bright-yellow<br />

petals. Just like other dark leafy greens,<br />

Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia, is one of<br />

the most common flowers and essential oils<br />

used in aromatherapy because of its relaxing<br />

properties. It’s often touted for its calming effects<br />

on the mind, especially when used as a<br />

sleeping aid. Some research has found it to be<br />

Hibiscus<br />

Lavender<br />

Lavender is a woody, floral herb originally<br />

grown in parts of northern Africa and the<br />

Mediterranean. The violet flowers are very<br />

small, but plentiful. Lavender is probably<br />

best known for its distinctive fragrance,<br />

which is acclaimed for its calming effects.<br />

The combination of color and aroma make<br />

lavender a particularly desirable addition to<br />

a variety of foods, including baked goods, infused<br />

syrups, liqueurs, herbal teas, dry spice<br />

rubs and herb mixtures.<br />

Its flavor pairs well with both sweet and savory<br />

ingredients, including citrus, berries,<br />

rosemary, sage, thyme and chocolate. When<br />

Dandelion<br />

Lavender Tea<br />

is bright red and has a tart, somewhat sour<br />

flavor. It may be served hot, but is refreshing<br />

over ice on a hot summer day.<br />

dandelions are rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2)<br />

and vitamin A<br />

Interestingly, the flowers are not the only<br />

part of dandelion that can be eaten. In fact,<br />

every part of this so-called weed can be enjoyed<br />

— including its roots, stems and leaves.<br />

There are endless options for eating dandelion.<br />

The flowers can be eaten raw, either alone<br />

or tossed into a salad. They may be breaded<br />

and fried or used to make jelly and wine.<br />

The roots are often steeped to make tea,<br />

while the greens may be consumed raw as a<br />

salad or a sandwich topping. They can also<br />

be cooked in stews, casseroles or any other<br />

dish that calls for hearty greens.<br />

cooking with lavender, it’s best to start with<br />

a small amount and increase slowly until you<br />

achieve the desired flavor, as it can quickly<br />

become overpowering.<br />

beneficial in aiding restless sleepers get much<br />

needed sleep. Chefs often make use of lavender<br />

honey, or use the petals to garnish salads.<br />

The most common way lavender is consumed<br />

is by brewing a tea from its buds.<br />

Brewing lavender buds into a tea helps release<br />

the oils and scents.<br />


Making your own lavender tea is fairly easy:<br />

Boil 8 oz. of water.<br />

Place 4 tsp. of fresh lavender buds into a<br />

tea ball or sachet.<br />

Place the tea ball and water into a teacup.<br />

Let steep for 10 minutes.<br />

Note: Do not ever try to make lavender tea with<br />

essential oil. This can be extremely dangerous.<br />

they’re good for you and also tasty<br />

Almost 200 honeysuckle species<br />

exist, but the most common<br />

are the Japanese and woodbine<br />

varieties. The fragrant<br />

Nasturtium is a culinary favorite<br />

because of its brightly<br />

colored blossoms and unique,<br />

savory flavor. Both the leaves<br />

and flowers of nasturtium<br />

are edible and may be enjoyed<br />

cooked or raw. They feature a<br />

peppery, slightly spicy flavor<br />

profile, although the blossoms<br />

themselves are milder<br />

than the leaves.<br />

The funnel-shaped flowers are typically<br />

bright orange, red or yellow. They make a<br />

beautiful garnish for cakes, pastries and<br />

If you’ve ever grown<br />

summer squash in<br />

your garden, you’re<br />

probably aware of<br />

their delicate flowers. However, you may<br />

not know that these flowers are just as edible<br />

as the squash itself.<br />

Although these blossoms form on all types<br />

of summer squash, the most popular<br />

come from zucchini. Zucchini flowers are<br />

Chamomile is a floral herb used in cooking<br />

and traditional medicine for centuries.<br />

The flowers closely resemble daisies,<br />

albeit much smaller. They lend a<br />

slightly sweet, earthy flavor to the foods<br />

they’re cooked with.<br />

Most recipes call for heating the flowers<br />

in a liquid to extract their flavors and<br />

Honeysuckle<br />

Nasturtium<br />

Squash blossom<br />

Chamomile<br />

blossoms, typically light yellow or<br />

white, hold nectar that can be eaten<br />

straight from the flower.<br />

In the culinary world, honeysuckle is<br />

most often used to make tea or a fragrant,<br />

flavorful syrup.<br />

You can use the syrup to sweeten<br />

iced tea, lemonade, yogurt and<br />

sorbet or as a sugar replacement<br />

in quick bread recipes.<br />

While the honeysuckle flower<br />

and its nectar are perfectly<br />

safe to eat, note that the berries<br />

of some varieties may be toxic if<br />

ingested in large quantities.<br />

salads. The leaves are round and resemble<br />

small lily pads. They’re tender enough to be<br />

used as salad greens or blended into pesto.<br />

bright yellow with a long, rounded<br />

bell shape.<br />

These flowers can be eaten raw as<br />

a garnish or chopped and added to<br />

salads. If you’re feeling indulgent,<br />

another delicious option is to stuff<br />

the blossoms with herbed cheeses<br />

and fry or bake them until the<br />

delicate petals become crispy.<br />

You don’t have to sacrifice your<br />

squash harvest to enjoy eating the flowers.<br />

Only the female blossoms can turn into<br />

squash, so stick to eating the male flowers<br />

to ensure a full harvest. The male flowers<br />

have a long, thin stem and typically grow<br />

around the outer edges of the plant. Female<br />

flowers tend to grow closer to the<br />

plant’s center and have a small, bulbous<br />

fruit at the base of the blossom where it<br />

meets the stem.<br />

bioactive compounds. The leaves and<br />

flowers are usually dried first, but can<br />

be used fresh.While most often utilized<br />

for chamomile tea, the blossoms can also<br />

make syrups or other infusions for baked<br />

goods, smoothies or desserts.<br />

SOURCE: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/edible-flowers<br />


ode to the<br />

Sarasota Celery Fields<br />

Sarasota’s Celery Field Park is<br />

repurposed land. What was once<br />

farmland has been reengineered as a<br />

park, hiking trail and bird sanctuary.<br />

Most prominent is the man-made<br />

hill at its center. So, no, that’s not an ancient<br />

burial mound. It’s repurposed land that used to<br />

be - wait for it - celery fields. There are minimal<br />

signs, trash cans or lights to spoil the solitude<br />

as you scale your way to the top.<br />

In the summer they’re out there, glazed in<br />

sweat, getting a fast-paced workout in the<br />

evening and not all that interested in the view<br />

or the environment. Others are casual walkers<br />

and a few hearty types taking the challenge of<br />

a steep limb to the top instead<br />

of the meandering path most take.<br />

▲ A man-made hill greets you.<br />

The best part is reaching the summit and, on<br />

a clear day, you can see Sarasota Memorial<br />

Hospital and other landmarks to the west. To<br />

the east is still undeveloped, so the contrast is<br />

pretty dramatic. Nothing fancy just a nice walk<br />

and a perch usually reserved for birds.<br />

There’s a bit of wildlife — rabbits, an occasional<br />

snake and lots of scruffy green vegetation.<br />

It’s basic, makes you feel like you’ve left the<br />

crowded world — if only for a while<br />

The Celery Fields are located east of I-75 on<br />

Palmer Boulevard in Sarasota.<br />

▲<br />

You can meander your way up or challenge<br />

yourself with a steep climb like this.<br />

▲ View from the top,<br />

looking west.<br />

▲<br />

The climb is visually<br />

quiet which allows for<br />

some tranquility and<br />

mind-clearing.<br />

STORY and PHOTOS:<br />

Louise Bruderle<br />




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