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.
In 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.
A 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/woofgangbakerystarmands
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
Afrohead 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
The Out-of-Door Academy’s Banyan Bash
The Dick Vitale Family Student
Center & Dart STEM Center.
5th Annual Super Hero 5k and Fun Run to benefit Bridge of Life
Nathan Benderson Park
One Book/One Community Program honoring Florida author John D. MacDonald
Wine Walk to Ca’d’Zan
16th Annual Celebration Gala: Sea of Dreams to benefit Children First
Michael’s on East
38th Annual Siesta Fiesta
Siesta Key Village
4th Annual Blue Ties & Butterflies to benefit Child Protection Center
Michael’s on East
Python Run to benefit Pine View
School for the Gifted
Pine View School