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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. Want to connect with local environmental organizations directly? Check out the online directory for a full list of organizations and the solutions they are working towards.

Volunteer Work Crew

  • Nature
Jul 23 07:00AM

Volunteers meet at the Preserve on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to do maintenance and enhancement projects. Activities include planting new native plants, maintaining and...

Recycle Rally

  • Waste
  • Nature
Jul 23 10:00AM

Join us at the library for an interactive recycling workshop designed for kids.

DIY Drip Irrigation Workshop

    Jul 23 10:00AM

    Receive a FREE DRIP IRRIGATION KIT! Learn how save water and optimize plant health by installing micro-irrigation in your home landscape..Micro-irrigation is a great way to save...

    Vegetable Diseases

    • Food
    • Nature
    Jul 23 11:00AM

    Join us for a class on plant diseases, presented by Mack Lessig, Community Gardens Program Specialist from the University of Florida Extension Program.

    Disaster Preparedness (webinar)

    • Energy
    • Nature
    Jul 23 12:00PM

    Being prepared for a weather disaster can save your life. Join us as we discuss ways you should prepare to stay safe.What would you do if basic services were cut off, like...

    Sidewalk Science Center Presents – Sun and Telescopes

    • Nature
    Jul 23 03:00PM

    Learn amazing facts about our sun as we look at it through a specialized telescope.

    Sidewalk Science Center Presents – Sun and Telescopes

    • Nature
    Jul 23 03:00PM

    Learn amazing facts about our sun as we look at it through a specialized telescope.

    Adapting for Tomorrow: Sarasota County’s Vulnerability Assessment Overview

      Jul 23 05:00PM

      Join us to discuss key findings and strategies for a resilient future!Join us for a community meeting to review Sarasota County's Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Plan....

      Stargazing at Robinson Preserve

      • Nature
      Jul 24 09:00AM

      This is our annual Summer Doldrums Event. We will observe the Sun in both H Alpha and White Light. We will also view a last quarter morning Moon. Finally, if skies permit, we will...

      Creating Tranquil Twilight: Designing Evening Gardens

        Jul 24 10:00AM

        Explore fragrant gardens in Florida's summer evenings, where night-blooming flowers thrive, offering respite and enchanting pollinators.Beat the heat this summer and join us to...

        All About Ponds (webinar)

        • Water
        • Nature
        Jul 24 11:00AM

        Community ponds may pose challenges for residents and community management. Learn about common problems and best management practices.Sarasota County is home to over 6,000 ponds,...

        The Barrier Islands of Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay – An Early History of Casey Key and Terra Ceia Island

        • Water
        • Nature
        Jul 24 02:00PM

        Enjoy a behind the scenes look into local authors Peggy Anderson Donohos and Ron Proutys research surrounding the early history of Charlotte Harbor and the Tampa Bay Area.

        Volunteer Work Crew

        • Nature
        Jul 25 07:00AM

        Volunteers meet at the Preserve on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to do maintenance and enhancement projects. Activities include planting new native plants, maintaining and...

        Marine Archaeology for Kids with the Florida Maritime Museum

        • Nature
        Jul 25 10:00AM

        Dive into the past with the Florida Maritime Museum to learn about the basics of marine archaeology and how we find, explore, and understand shipwrecks.

        Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

        • Food
        Jul 25 10:00AM

        The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime is a indie indoor market, home to over 40 local creators and curators. The 5,000 sq. ft. space is filled with something for everyone. From art,...

        Drink Local: What’s Really in Your Tap Water?

        • Water
        Jul 25 11:00AM

        A guide to understanding our local water supply, how our water is treated, common household issues, and a surprising way to save water!Whether you have your own well, rely on city...

        Are Molds on Food Dangerous? (webinar)

        • Food
        • Waste
        Jul 25 11:00AM

        Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County to learn about molds that can contaminate food and how to handle and prevent mold from forming.Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County for...

        Master Gardener Plant Clinic

        • Food
        • Water
        • Nature
        Jul 25 01:30PM

        Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.

        Jungle Gardens – Meet the Reptiles

        • Nature
        Jul 25 02:00PM

        Jungle Gardens brings a few of their favorite reptile friends to the library.  Learn about these amazing creatures.

        Green Living: Tips for Becoming More Sustainable (in-person)

          Jul 25 02:00PM

          Learn ways you can live more sustainably that work best for you.There are many opportunities for becoming more sustainable in the way we live our lives, but where should you...

          Volunteer Event and Picnic – Myakka Headwaters Preserve

          • Nature
          Jul 26 08:00AM

          During this event, you will help with land restoration – most likely, we will be surveying gopher tortoise burrows and invasive species post-prescribed fire.

          Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

          • Food
          Jul 26 10:00AM

          The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime is a indie indoor market, home to over 40 local creators and curators. The 5,000 sq. ft. space is filled with something for everyone. From art,...

          Sarasota Farmers Market

          • Food
          Jul 27 07:00AM

          Our mission is to create a social opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and interact, to bring foot traffic to downtown Sarasota supporting the economic viability of...

          Jim Neville Marine Preserve Birding

          • Water
          • Nature
          Jul 27 08:00AM

          Join us for birding at the Jim Neville Marine Preserve. The goal is to document how bird usage of the preserve changes as we continue to restore native habitats.

          Venice Farmers Market

          • Food
          Jul 27 08:00AM

          Join the Venice Farmers Market community every Saturday year-round, rain or shine! Enjoy live music from local entertainers, food & drinks, local produce and handmade goods...

          Venice Farmers’ Market

          • Food
          Jul 27 08:00AM

          Join the Venice Farmers Market community every Saturday year-round, rain or shine! Enjoy live music from local entertainers, food & drinks, local produce and handmade goods...

          Ride and Paddle at the Bay – Free Guided Tour

          • Water
          • Nature
          Jul 27 08:30AM

          Join us and Ride and Paddle for a free, guided kayak tour through The Bay Park restored mangroves. Kayaks and life jackets are provided.

          Nature Walk with North Port Parks and Rec

          • Nature
          Jul 27 09:00AM

          Come explore the Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Trail with us.

          Saturday Mornings at the NEST

          • Nature
          Jul 27 09:00AM

          Join us at the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science, and Technology for a morning of discovery. Explore the canopy boardwalk among the banyans, climb to the top of the...