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Join Uprise Art Collective on Thursday, August 18, from 8-midnight at the Ivory Lounge (1413 Main Street) for their first collective show featuring art of various media, including painting, sculpture, book art, music, and more!

From their website:

Uprise Art Collective is a growing network of Sarasota artists of diverse media and backgrounds whose mission is to empower artists and grow a strong, creative community. Through creating inspiring environments of mutual support and encouragement between artists, cultivating a culture of local pride and support for the talents of local artists, bringing diverse people together around a shared passion for creativity, and forging partnerships among local arts and civic groups, this grassroots collective helping to build Sarasota’s local economy and contributing to it’s overall long-term prosperity.

Founded in October, 2010 by Sarasota artists working in various media, Uprise has grown to a core of 18 people with over 300 artists plugged into its online public group where artists of all kinds and levels can share ideas, offer work for critique, seek collaborations and promote their work and local events.

Ivory Lounge is only a short walk from Laurel Park. For more info check out the Uprise blog, the Uprise facebook page, or get in touch with Ivory Lounge. Support local artists!!


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Summer is the slow season here in Southwest Florida. The heat and humidity can make napping on the hammock seem like a full day’s work. But for those not lulled into a heat coma until the snowbirds return Selby Library and its sister branches have plenty of activities lined up. On today’s schedule:

It’s Storytime at Jacaranda Library

Ask Jack

Reading Fur Fun

Lap Sit & Baby Rhyme and Sign

Teen Drama Camp

Summer Video Lecture Series

And Fridays are slow days! A review in Tampa365 exclaims, “The Selby Public Library in Sarasota is a great place to escape the heat of the day with free Wi-Fi, plenty of reading areas, and a humungous aquarium to entertain kids and adults alike.” The Sarasota County Library System has eight branches, including downtown Sarasota’s excellent Selby Library. From Laurel Park, the library can be quickly and easily reached on foot or by bike. For more info check out the full calendar of upcoming events.

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If you’re new to the Whole Foods experience or simply looking to bone up on healthy living skills, the Whole Foods Market Summer Tour Series provides great tips at the perfect price—free! Laurel Park residents can walk or bike to WFM, located at 1st and Lemon in downtown Sarasota.

Join Whole Body Team Member and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician Lauren Rathvon as we tour the store and chat about different ways to achieve healthful living. We’ll be discussing dietary recommendations, nutritional supplementation, and other complementary alternative healthcare modalities in relation to specific health issues.  Tours are limited to the first 10 people and are free of charge.  Please pre-register at customer service prior to the tour or call 941-955-9500 to sign up.

Sunday, June 20 Cold & Flu Prevention and Treatment. 1-2pm. FREE!

Visit http://wholefoodsmarket.com/storesbeta/sarasota/store-calendar/ for more info.

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