Our growing community is gaining some exciting new sights, sounds, and tastes, and FEMME ROUGE is letting you in on all that’s coming up.

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.15.22 PMIn partnership with the All Faith’s Food Bank, the Junior League Hunger Initiative has collected and donated over 1,000 pounds of food, packed over 3,000 meals for families in need, and given Slow Cookers to over 50 families in the community, educating them on how to make complete and nutritious meals. To help the Junior League serve more families, please donate to the cause at jlsarasota.org/donate or call (941) 953-5600.

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.15.37 PMA unique mobile concept, Out and About Coffee serves high quality coffee and beverages in downtown Sarasota, and catering services for special events. The business is run by a former associate of Perq, Justin Banister, who is supported and supplied by the successful Hillview Street coffee shop. samplesarasota.com/out-and-about-coffee

 

The long-awaited Li’l Nancy’s at the Ranch has opened in Lakewood Ranch. About half the size of the downtown Nancy’s Bar-B-Q location, its menu features the same delicious pulled pork, ribs, and other goodies that you’ve fallen in love with. 8141 Lakewood Main Street. nancysbarbq.com

St. Armand’s newest boutique for the barky set is Woof Gang Bakery, with gourmet dog treats, healthy pet foods, pet supplies, accessories, and grooming services to pamper your favorite four-legged friend. 28C South Boulevard of the Presidents. woofgangbakery.com/woofgangbakerystarmandsScreen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.12.48 PM

Selah Freedom has announced an exciting collaboration with Golden Globe-winning actor Dylan McDermott on the online miniseries Sugar, which will be lmed in Sarasota and tell the story of a young woman affected by sex tracking. The organization also recently opened Selah Vie Boutique, an upscale resale clothing store at 3510 53rd Ave West in Bradenton. Shop or volunteer to help survivors transition into new lives. selahfreedom.com

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.14.59 PMAfrohead Rum was recently named Internation Rum Producer of the Year and Best New Rum by the prestigious Caribbean Journal, as well as Best Rum in the Ultra Premium category of the Global Rum Masters competition. afroheadrums.com

 

 

 


 

EVENTS

MARCH 12

The Out-of-Door Academy’s Banyan Bash

The Dick Vitale Family Student

Center & Dart STEM Center.

7:00 PM

oda.edu

MARCH 19

5th Annual Super Hero 5k and Fun Run to benefit Bridge of Life

Nathan Benderson Park

8:30 AM

bridgealife.com/events/superhero-5k.html 

MARCH 23

One Book/One Community Program honoring Florida author John D. MacDonald

Selby Library

2:00 PM

onebooksarasota.com/events

APRIL 1

Wine Walk to Ca’d’Zan

Ca’d’Zan

6:00 PM

ringling.org/events/wine-walk-ca-dzan

APRIL 9

16th Annual Celebration Gala: Sea of Dreams to benefit Children First

Michael’s on East

6:30 PM

donate.childrenrst.net/celebrationgala

APRIL 9-10

38th Annual Siesta Fiesta

Siesta Key Village

10:00 AM

artfestival.com/festivals/annualsiesta-esta

APRIL 13

4th Annual Blue Ties & Butterflies to benefit Child Protection Center

Michael’s on East

6:00 PM

cpcsarasota.org/news-events/event

APRIL 16

Python Run to benefit Pine View

School for the Gifted

Pine View School

7:30 AM

pvpythonrun.com