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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.

Venice Audubon Field Trip – Cedar Point Environmental Park

  • Nature
Jan 30 08:00AM

The Park is a 115-acre Charlotte County Park located in Englewood across from Lemon Bay High School that borders Ainger Creek, Oyster Creek and Lemon Bay.

Special Lecture Series – Farming the Future – Aquacultures Role in the Global Food Security Agenda

  • Food
  • Water
  • Nature
Jan 30 06:30PM

Aquaculture is currently the fastest-growing food production sector globally and a sustainable option for attaining food security. Sustainable aquaculture methods can protect our...

Volunteer Work Crew

  • Water
  • Nature
Jan 31 08:00AM

Please join us any Tuesday or Thursday morning at Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve to volunteer for our work crew. No experience required. All equipment provided. Meet for an hour...

Surrey Rides on The Legacy Trail

  • Nature
Jan 31 10:00AM

Brought to you by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources in partnership with The Friends of The Legacy Trail (FLT). The Surrey Ride Program offers a way for...

Florida Net Metering Solar Action Team Meeting

  • Energy
Jan 31 06:00PM

Join fellow solar supporters throughout Florida! We gather every month to discuss how we can take action to support pro-solar initiatives and protect net metering.

Manatee Audubon Society Birding Tour: Emerson Point

  • Nature
Feb 1 08:00AM

Search the skies for Florida’s fabulous fliers! An Audubon guide will lead participants on a tour through Emerson Point’s coastal hammock and mangrove habitats. Check out the...

Phillippi Farmhouse Market

  • Food
Feb 1 08:00AM

Over 50 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty and sustainable items, and Florida agriculturally-related products.

City of Anna Maria Farmers Market

  • Food
Feb 1 08:30AM

Southwest Florida produce will be available along with baked goods, jams, honey, gourmet foods and much more.

Walking in Wonder – Bay Park Conservancy

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 1 09:00AM

Join us for a nature walk weekly on Wednesdays at 9am or 10am with a Naturalist from Around the Bend Nature and Discovery Tours. Wind your way along the path through the mangrove...

Living History Event 2023 Myakka River Rendezvous

  • Nature
Feb 1 11:00AM

The second annual Myakka River Rendezvous brings traders, craftsmen, and historical re-enactors together on Crowley Museum and Nature Centers 191 acres for an immersive blend of...

Florida’s Dry Season (webinar)

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 1 03:00PM

Florida's dry season occurs from October through May. During this time, it is crucial to save water where possible when it comes to our outdoor irrigation. Join our webinar to...

Making Savvy Decisions at the Grocery Store

  • Food
Feb 1 04:00PM

Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County to take a deeper dive into the impacts of food waste.Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County as we discuss ways to save money at the...

Soar in 4 Family Night

  • Nature
Feb 1 05:30PM

Soar in 4 occurs the first Wednesday of each month in downtown Bradenton. Families visit demonstration tables facilitated by Manatee County teachers, non-profit organizations, and...

Becoming a Farmer: Part 2 – What Resources are Available?

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Nature
Feb 1 06:30PM

Join Extension Agriculture Agent Rod Greder for an in-depth information event designed to get you started on the path to successful farming. This 120-minute class, free to the...

Birds of North America – Urbanite Thater

  • Nature
Feb 1 07:30PM

As birders, John and his daughter Caitlyn adore spending tender autumn days attempting to catch glimpses of elusive birds. But as seasons, the climate, and global politics change,...

Volunteer Work Crew

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 2 08:00AM

Please join us any Tuesday or Thursday morning at Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve to volunteer for our work crew. No experience required. All equipment provided. Meet for an hour...

Natural Scene Investigators

  • Nature
Feb 2 08:00AM

Join us at the beautiful and conserved Myakka Headwaters Preserve. Develop your detective skills while exploring this exceptional protected land.

Oyster Reef Ball Construction

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 2 09:00AM

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to build oyster reef balls at Tampa Bay Watch Marine Education Center. The project involves pouring marine friendly concrete into a...

Englewood Farmers Market

  • Food
Feb 2 09:00AM

Every Thursday from October through May on Historic Downtown Dearborn Street

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Open Science Workshop

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 2 09:00AM

Welcome to the Tampa Bay open science workshop. Open science (OS) has been advocated as an effective approach to create reproducible, transparent, and actionable research products.

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

  • Food
Feb 2 10:00AM

The Bazaar on Apricot and 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,...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

  • Food
  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 2 01:30PM

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

Virtual Tours – Goodnight at the Aquarium

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 2 05:30PM

Say goodnight to your favorite sea creatures as we virtually visit them after dark. Get up close and personal, and learn about their habitats, behaviors, and conservation efforts.

Venice Audubon Field Trip- Old Myakka Bridge -Crowley Museum

  • Nature
Feb 3 07:00AM

Expansive views over the farm lands of Crowley and the wetlands along the Myakka River offer both advanced and novice birders an enjoyable morning. Guide Sharon Wilcox will point...

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 3 09:00AM

Take a walk around Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve and learn about edible and medicinal plants in the landscape.

Endless Oceans – Marine Science 101

  • Water
  • Nature
Feb 3 09:30AM

We welcome you to explore the world of marine science through this engaging series of lessons and hands-on experiences hosted by Mote education professionals.

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

  • Food
Feb 3 10:00AM

The Bazaar on Apricot and 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,...

Newtown Farmers Market

  • Food
Feb 3 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...

Oneco Farmers Market

  • Food
Feb 4 07:00AM

A PLACE WHERE THE COMMUNITY MEETS EVERY DAY! We offer an array of multicultural restaurants with the most delicious ingredients in the freshest environment. At Oneco Farmers...