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Workshop for Inner Exploration
“Stepping into the Wisdom of Trees” is the name of a virtual workshop for inner exploration to be held on Saturday, March 28, 1:30 – 4:30pm hosted by the Venice Holistic Community Center (Blue Lotus Meditation Center,) 714 Shamrock Blvd., Venice. Explore the power of trees (including the “wood wide web”) and the gifts they bring. No particular skill or experience is needed. Have a notebook and, if possible, a digital (e.g. cell phone) camera. Fee $30. Contact Beverly Gordon, facilitator at 608•658•7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Messner, Board President of the Englewood Performing Arts Series (EPAS,) thanks their patrons for their support of EPAS. Following the Sarasota Orchestra’s announcement that the EPAS show of March 24th was cancelled due to Covid-19, the EPAS Board of Directors met and decided on the following actions: They will refund all single tickets for that show. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, they do not have the personnel available during this crisis to process refunds for the approximately 1,500 EPAS season ticket holders in a timely manner. So, season ticket (purchases) for 2020-2021 will include 8 shows instead of 7 for the same price as the 2019-2020 season. Season ticket sales will begin in August. They may be purchased online at englewoodpas.org/, by phone at 473•2787 or by mail using the form sent out to current subscribers in August.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn Street, has cancelled all shows until June 3 in accordance with the CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19. They plan to resume shows with the performance of The Savannah Sipping Society on June 3. If you have tickets for cancelled shows, you may contact the box office at 475•6756 or by email at email@example.com for ticket options.
Hermitage Events Cancelled
The Hermitage has cancelled its free community programs through April, including the Greenfield Prize weekend due to COVID19.
Englewood Event Center
Because of the coronavirus and the CDC’s limitation of event sizes, Englewood Event Center has cancelled performances until further notice. The Piano Men of Rock concert has been rescheduled to December 4, the Completely Unchained concert to November 14 and the Florida Dueling Keys to November 19. Stay up to date at englewoodeventcenter.com.
Venice Theatre Update
Venice Theatre is following government & CDC guidelines that recommend events of 50 people or more be suspended for eight weeks. Effective immediately, all performances, public events, and classes will cease until further notice. Some shows are cancelled and others postponed. Shows being rescheduled are “Hamlet,” “Chicago,” Dwight Icenhower’s Ultimate Tribute to the King and the Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters. You can visit their website, venicetheatre.org, for purchased ticket options.
The Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) is closed until further notice to help contain the spread of COVID-19. All events will be suspended, rescheduled or postponed until further notice. For updates, visit veniceperformingartscenter.com.
“Your Song Cancelled”
The Venice Symphony has cancelled its benefit for the Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra, “Your Song…” that was scheduled for April 3. For more information, visit thevenicesymphony.org.
CCJS Postpones Events
Due to recent virus developments, Charlotte Country Jaz Society is postponing their next two scheduled events: April 5 – Jam at Port Charlotte Golf Club and April 13 – Concert at the Cultural Center. They are doing everything they can to reschedule these events. For updates, visit ccjazz.org.
“Listen to the Earth Project” Postponed
Choral Artists of Sarasota is postponing its “Listen to the Earth Project,” which was scheduled for April 17-19. The event has been rescheduled to April 25, 2021 at the Sarasota Opera House. For more information, visit ChoralArtistsSarasota.org.
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