Wednesday, October 24, 2012

East Manatee events you might want to consider

Ultimate competition returns to Lakewood Ranch. (Herald file photo)

Oct. 25-28 — USA Ultimate Frisbee Club Championships play begins 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sarasota Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane.

Oct. 26 — The Boo Fest, an annual Halloween fall event, is set for Lakewood Ranch Main Street 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Included is a costume parade (register online at, trick-or-treating, a haunted house and a creepy graveyard. Also look for the decorated scarecrows.

Oct. 27 — The 9th annual Boo 5K Run/Walk is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
This is a family-oriented race with a costume contest and awards. Awards will be awarded for Best Couple, Best Hero, and Best Villian. More than 1,200 runners and spectators are expected. Information: Jim Nelson at or 941-345-3868.

Oct. 27 — International Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch Main Street 5 – 9 p.m. Oct. 27 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Pre-purchased tickets available starting at $25.

 Oct. 27- 28 —   Hunsader Pumpkin Festival 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct.  27-28 at Hunsader Farms, located on County Road 675 midway between S.R. 64 and S.R. 70.

Oct. 28 -- King Farm, 4630 60th St. East (Caruso Rd.), East Manatee, hosts the Food Day Festiva 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28. There will be a Farm-to-Fork Lunch that you may purchase and enjoy, starting at 1 p.m.

Nov. 2 —  Shotgun Justice Music to perform a free concert 6- 9 p.m.on Main Street.

Nov. 7 — “Make a Difference” Volunteer Fair, 1 – 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at  Keiser University, Auditorium at Lakewood Ranch.  Information:

Nov. 10 — Lakewood Ranch Asian Women Cultural Fashion Show & Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Michael’s on East. Cost: Members - $40, non-members - $45. Information: Cora Sanders at or 941-320-4886.

Nov. 10 — The 11th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Festival is set for 1 - 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds.

Nov. 10  — Lakewood Ranch Club Day is set for 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. Community Activities will present residents to  48 active social clubs.  Free refreshments.

Nov. 10 -- Anytime Fitness, 8332 U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Parrish to Host Tough Hero Competition 10 a.m. Nov. 10 to benefit military families and active heroes. Register at

Nov. 17  — LWR Club’s Creative Arts Association 11th Annual Art Show & Sale is set 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. Admission is free,

Nov. 18 — The Mustang Club of West Central Florida holds its 21st Annual Ponies under the Palms Mustang and Ford Show 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.This event is free and open to the public.  The cost to register a car is $25 before Nov. 12 and $30 on the day of show.  Information: 941-704-4474.

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