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Saturday, January 20th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, native american, fine art, jewelry, festival, navajo, sarasota
    - Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the Native American people at the 11th annual Sarasota Native American Indian festival, January 19,20,21 2018 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Enjoy finding authentic handmade, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work, along with traditional dancing, drumming, story telling and Native American food.

    Rick Bird and the Bird Choppers are returning as our host drum this year. Rick's drum is called the “Bird Chopper.” Bird which is named after his Cherokee ancestor who fought for the Cherokee lands, "if it wasn’t for the ancestor’s steadfast opposition, the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina may not have ever been formed." Rick is also well known for working with children, passing the culture to the next generations.  He will be bringing the newest members of his grand baby tribe, who are all learning the dances, drum and flute in the circle. We are excited to see them again. 

    We are also honored to have three generations of the Mose family joining us this year, Allen Mose Sr., Allen Mose Jr,, and O. Jay Moz.
     
    Allen Mose Sr. is a traditional Dine'h (Navajo) painter, philosopher of Navajo culture and traditional medicine. He uses a variety of media: charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolor and his favorite, pastels. “Pastels,” said Moe, “are the pure pigment, the pure essence of color. You can mix them with a binder for watercolor or with oil.” When he does a paste, he uses the soft pastel first, then the medium, and then the hard for the details. He is very particular to make the details authentic. He says the young are not learning the traditions and the old are dying out, so it is his mission to keep the tradition pure.
     
    Allen Mose Jr, (Navajo) Grammy Award Winning and Nammy Nominated Singer, Performer, Composer, Lecturer and Jeweler. Originally from the Navajo Nation. He is known across Indian Country as a respected pow wow singer/ song writer. For the last several years Allen has created his own new style of singing that has earned him listeners from across the globe. Allen has drawn upon his rich Navajo Indian heritage in establishing a reputation as one of North America’s foremost Native American Recording Artists.
     
    Orian Jay Mose, (Navajo). Son of famed singer Allen Mose Jr, Orian is “The Youngest Native American Recording Artist In The History Of Native American Music” and also “The First and Youngest Navajo To Be A Professional Recording Artist In The Main Stream Music Industry.” He sings a blend of Northern Plains style with elements of Navajo social singing and presents songs that capture the excitement and energy of native youth across the country today. He is well known through out Indian Country as an accomplished native youth singer and a champion youth.

    This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of artist Rex A. Begaye, its founder. His remarkable gifts as an artist and educator of Native American culture were the inspiration for this event focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota. 
    Tickets at the gate, $8 adult, $4 children 6-12, 5 and under are free. For more info:

    pobsrq@gmail.com, facebook.com/sarasotanativefest, sarasotanativeamericanindianfestival.com
    Sarasota Fairgrounds
    3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota FL 34236
    Barbara Huntoon 941.928.7892 pobsrq@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, live, music, food, beer, seafood, fresh, all ages, performance, outdoors, free, VIP
    - Join us on January 20-21, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. The event moves to Gulfstream between Cocoanut and McAnsh, site of the Sarasota Fine Art Festival. Hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 6 pm. General admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE. A VIP Tent is also available with an admission of $130 that includes: an open raw bar serving oysters, shrimp and crab legs, an open bar serving premium drinks and a tented seating area with linens on the tables. Tickets for the VIP Tent can be purchased thru EventLive.com at click for details . The event is graciously hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association.

    Enjoy scrumptious meals cooked onsite incorporating the freshest ingredients by local restaurants and food purveyors. Menu items include a variety of fish, shrimp and crab delicacies, also both meat and vegetarian dishes. All seafood items are prepared using fresh, local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Both alcoholic (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

    While savoring your meal, sit back and relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups. Performances are live on-stage in musical genres from Rock N’ Roll, Jazz and Blues to reggae and steel pan sounds. This years performers include RJ Howson, Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Hard Luck Society, Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio on Saturday. Sunday performers are Act 3, Kettle of Fish, The Black Honkeys Band and Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul.

    The 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. January 20-21, 2018 from 10 am - 6 pm. Come enjoy our creation! YOU are the final ingredient to the masterpiece!
    Downtown Sarasota (Gulf Stream))
    801 Gulf Stream Sarasota FL 34236
    Ron Mellott 812.824.5996 fuji680@bluemarble.net

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, native american, fine art, jewelry, festival, navajo, sarasota
    - Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the Native American people at the 11th annual Sarasota Native American Indian festival, January 19,20,21 2018 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Enjoy finding authentic handmade, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work, along with traditional dancing, drumming, story telling and Native American food.

    Rick Bird and the Bird Choppers are returning as our host drum this year. Rick's drum is called the “Bird Chopper.” Bird which is named after his Cherokee ancestor who fought for the Cherokee lands, "if it wasn’t for the ancestor’s steadfast opposition, the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina may not have ever been formed." Rick is also well known for working with children, passing the culture to the next generations.  He will be bringing the newest members of his grand baby tribe, who are all learning the dances, drum and flute in the circle. We are excited to see them again. 

    We are also honored to have three generations of the Mose family joining us this year, Allen Mose Sr., Allen Mose Jr,, and O. Jay Moz.
     
    Allen Mose Sr. is a traditional Dine'h (Navajo) painter, philosopher of Navajo culture and traditional medicine. He uses a variety of media: charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolor and his favorite, pastels. “Pastels,” said Moe, “are the pure pigment, the pure essence of color. You can mix them with a binder for watercolor or with oil.” When he does a paste, he uses the soft pastel first, then the medium, and then the hard for the details. He is very particular to make the details authentic. He says the young are not learning the traditions and the old are dying out, so it is his mission to keep the tradition pure.
     
    Allen Mose Jr, (Navajo) Grammy Award Winning and Nammy Nominated Singer, Performer, Composer, Lecturer and Jeweler. Originally from the Navajo Nation. He is known across Indian Country as a respected pow wow singer/ song writer. For the last several years Allen has created his own new style of singing that has earned him listeners from across the globe. Allen has drawn upon his rich Navajo Indian heritage in establishing a reputation as one of North America’s foremost Native American Recording Artists.
     
    Orian Jay Mose, (Navajo). Son of famed singer Allen Mose Jr, Orian is “The Youngest Native American Recording Artist In The History Of Native American Music” and also “The First and Youngest Navajo To Be A Professional Recording Artist In The Main Stream Music Industry.” He sings a blend of Northern Plains style with elements of Navajo social singing and presents songs that capture the excitement and energy of native youth across the country today. He is well known through out Indian Country as an accomplished native youth singer and a champion youth.

    This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of artist Rex A. Begaye, its founder. His remarkable gifts as an artist and educator of Native American culture were the inspiration for this event focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota. 
    Tickets at the gate, $8 adult, $4 children 6-12, 5 and under are free. For more info:

    pobsrq@gmail.com, facebook.com/sarasotanativefest, sarasotanativeamericanindianfestival.com
    Sarasota Fairgrounds
    3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota FL 34236
    Barbara Huntoon 941.928.7892 pobsrq@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, live, music, food, beer, seafood, fresh, all ages, performance, outdoors, free, VIP
    - Join us on January 20-21, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. The event moves to Gulfstream between Cocoanut and McAnsh, site of the Sarasota Fine Art Festival. Hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 6 pm. General admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE. A VIP Tent is also available with an admission of $130 that includes: an open raw bar serving oysters, shrimp and crab legs, an open bar serving premium drinks and a tented seating area with linens on the tables. Tickets for the VIP Tent can be purchased thru EventLive.com at click for details . The event is graciously hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association.

    Enjoy scrumptious meals cooked onsite incorporating the freshest ingredients by local restaurants and food purveyors. Menu items include a variety of fish, shrimp and crab delicacies, also both meat and vegetarian dishes. All seafood items are prepared using fresh, local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Both alcoholic (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

    While savoring your meal, sit back and relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups. Performances are live on-stage in musical genres from Rock N’ Roll, Jazz and Blues to reggae and steel pan sounds. This years performers include RJ Howson, Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Hard Luck Society, Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio on Saturday. Sunday performers are Act 3, Kettle of Fish, The Black Honkeys Band and Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul.

    The 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. January 20-21, 2018 from 10 am - 6 pm. Come enjoy our creation! YOU are the final ingredient to the masterpiece!
    Downtown Sarasota (Gulf Stream))
    801 Gulf Stream Sarasota FL 34236
    Ron Mellott 812.824.5996 fuji680@bluemarble.net
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A time to celebrate and emphasize the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality.
     
           

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, seafood, food, beer, wine, live music, musical performance, Pioneer Park,
    - Join us January 27-28, 2018 for a weekend of great food and music as a new tradition in Englewood commences: the Englewood Seafood & Music Festival. Held in Pioneer Park on West Dearborn Street, hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 6 pm and general admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE. The event is hosted by the Olde Englewood Village Association, Sarasota County Government and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency.

    Creation of the event is approached with the same philosophy as a great meal: the expert selection and combining of ingredients. Delicious foods are cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using only the freshest ingredients. All seafood dishes are prepared using sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes also are on the menus. Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

    Enjoy your meal while listening to some of Florida’s top musical groups. Performances are live on-stage in musical genres from rock, jazz and blues to reggae and steel pan sounds. Musicians and their performance times will be posted to the event website as the event nears. Also enjoy a Marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.

    Come partake of the feast! Remember: the final and most important ingredient is YOU!

    NOTE: Please check our event website for updated information on musical performers and their performance times.
    Pioneer Park
    300 W. Dearborn St. Englewood FL 34223
    Ron Mellott 812.824.5996 fuji680@bluemarble.net

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, seafood, food, beer, wine, live music, musical performance, Pioneer Park,
    - Join us January 27-28, 2018 for a weekend of great food and music as a new tradition in Englewood commences: the Englewood Seafood & Music Festival. Held in Pioneer Park on West Dearborn Street, hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 6 pm and general admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE. The event is hosted by the Olde Englewood Village Association, Sarasota County Government and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency.

    Creation of the event is approached with the same philosophy as a great meal: the expert selection and combining of ingredients. Delicious foods are cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using only the freshest ingredients. All seafood dishes are prepared using sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes also are on the menus. Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

    Enjoy your meal while listening to some of Florida’s top musical groups. Performances are live on-stage in musical genres from rock, jazz and blues to reggae and steel pan sounds. Musicians and their performance times will be posted to the event website as the event nears. Also enjoy a Marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.

    Come partake of the feast! Remember: the final and most important ingredient is YOU!

    NOTE: Please check our event website for updated information on musical performers and their performance times.
    Pioneer Park
    300 W. Dearborn St. Englewood FL 34223
    Ron Mellott 812.824.5996 fuji680@bluemarble.net
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Bagels have earned their day in the spotlight, with the chewy circular bread first debuting in 1610 in Krakow, Poland! Bagels continue to be a popular breakfast staple, with more than 300 million bagels sold in 2016 alone.
     
           

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           

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