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One of the many benefits of living more sustainably is that it builds community. Volunteer, take a class or tour, attend an event, speak up for a cause. You’ll find satisfaction in making community connections and sharing in building community health and prosperity. Our Community Events Calendar is the only one of its kind bringing all of these local Suncoast opportunities to you in one place.

Begin Birding

  • Nature
Sep 24 07:00AM

Interested in birding but not sure where or how to start. If so, this program is for you.

Sarasota Farmers Market

  • Food
Sep 24 07:00AM

Providing our community with a connection to local farmers, growers, artisans, and chefs, right in the heart of Downtown Sarasota. Open every Saturday, rain or shine, 52 weeks a...

Beach Walks and Bird Talks – Beachcombing & Birding Workshop

  • Nature
Sep 24 07:00AM

Join a local Parks and Rec. expert naturalist on a guided walking tour of Lido beach.

Robinson Runners

  • Nature
Sep 24 08:00AM

Join us weekly to breathe in the fresh air, challenge yourself, and create a community. Savor the trip along the 1.6 and 3.2-mile routes through Robinson Preserve and notice as...

Venice Farmers Market

  • Food
Sep 24 08:00AM

Vendors at the market offer an array of fresh baked goods, wild-caught seafood, Florida-grown produce, boutique cheeses, locally roasted coffee, handcrafted soaps, and fresh-cut...

National Public Lands Day – Sarasota County

  • Waste
  • Nature
Sep 24 08:30AM

The event is the largest single-day volunteer event to improve and enhance Americas public lands. This year, the theme is Giving Back Together.

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Planting

  • Nature
Sep 24 09:00AM

Join us and celebrate National Public Lands Day, the the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands! Volunteers will help plant coastal wetland species at...

Saturday Mornings at the NEST: National Public Lands Day Celebration

  • Nature
Sep 24 09:00AM

Join us at the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science, and Technology for a special celebration of National Public Lands Day. Educational activity stations will be set up...

National Public Lands Day – Oscar Scherer State Park

  • Nature
Sep 24 09:00AM

Give back to your public lands by volunteering for a day of service. Projects will include trail trimming and maintenance, and invasive exotic plant removal.

History in the Park- Dr. C.B. Wilson House Open House

  • Nature
Sep 24 09:00AM

Take a self-guided tour through the historic Dr. C.B. Wilson House to learn about the house, the Wilson family and other historical aspects of Sarasota County. Volunteer docents...

Microplastics Workshop and Cleanup

  • Waste
  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 24 09:00AM

Join the Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership to learn about microplastics and ways to reduce them from entering our environment.

Red Barn Flea Market

  • Food
Sep 24 09:00AM

The Red Barn in Bradenton, FL, combines a traditional flea market, plaza shops, food courts and open-air farmers markets.

Newtown Farmers Market

  • Food
Sep 24 10:00AM

Sarasota’s Newtown Farmers Market is an affiliate of The Newtown Nation and was established to promote, support, and provide healthy produce for our community while also providing...

Science Sprouts – Our Colorful World

  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 24 10:00AM

Budding scientists ages 2-5 can bring their favorite grown-up to explore and discover a variety of science and nature topics in the Mosaic Backyard Universe.

Butterfly Bonanza

  • Nature
Sep 24 10:00AM

Presented by the Master Gardeners

Ask a Master Gardener – Manatee County

  • Food
  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 24 10:00AM

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10AM until 1PM, A Master Gardener with the Manatee County Extension Office, will have a table set up in the library's lobby to answer...

Library Learning: Cuban Ranchos

  • Nature
Sep 24 02:00PM

Come learn about Florida's first commercial fishermen. Manatee county's coastline was the perfect fish-rich environment Cuban fishermen needed to settle and create villages, or...

Tales Under the Tree

  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 24 02:00PM

Join us for story time under the Mighty Oak in the Mosaic Backyard Universe. Afterward, have fun with an activity that is themed to the story.

Siesta Key Farmers Market

  • Food
Sep 25 08:00AM

Enjoy fruits, vegetables, home goods, tea, clothing, beauty services, local art, live music, and food trucks.

Red Barn Flea Market

  • Food
Sep 25 09:00AM

The Red Barn in Bradenton, FL, combines a traditional flea market, plaza shops, food courts and open-air farmers markets.

Shark Pups and Grownups – Preschool Program

  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 25 09:30AM

Shark Pups & Grownups is an early childhood STEM program for kids ages 2 through 5 and their favorite adult. Each class includes movement, science tool exploration, role play and...

Meadows Farmers Market

  • Food
Sep 25 10:00AM

Join us for the NEW Meadows Farmers Market in a fun and outdoor shaded environment in the beautiful Meadows Community of Sarasota.

Farmers Market at Lakewood Ranch

  • Food
Sep 25 10:00AM

Sundays start fresh at the Farmers Market at Lakewood Ranch, located at Waterside Place. Come experience this curated gathering of the best flavors in the region, including...

Climbing Aroid Care and Cultivation – Hosted by Market Botany

  • Nature
Sep 25 11:00AM

This workshop will focus on nurturing climbing aroids and how to encourage growth to reach their full potential – literally.

Tales Under the Tree

  • Water
  • Nature
Sep 25 02:00PM

Join us for story time under the Mighty Oak in the Mosaic Backyard Universe. Afterward, have fun with an activity that is themed to the story.

EcoWalk: Mangroves

  • Nature
Sep 26 08:30AM

Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County for an engaging walk into the fantastic world of mangroves.Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County for an engaging walk into the fantastic...