5 Things: Circus Stunt This Week

Circus Performer Bello Nock will perform on a flying trapeze beneath a helicopter Thursday.

1. If you see a clown hanging from a helicopter off of Tuttle Avenue, it's just good ole Bello Nock. The renowned daredevil circus performer will do some tricks on a flying trapeze beneath a chopper above the Big Top and Ed Smith Stadium off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. That performance is free. Bello's show Bello Mania starts Friday at the Big Top and tickets are on sale now.

2. Today's the aftermath of a primary election where candidates are now required to report campaign donations and Political Action Committee donations for the fourth quarter of 2011 through Tuesday's election. It'll be interesting to see if the percentage of donations to .

3. The City of Sarasota is celebrating Black History Month at City Hall with a historical exhibition. It includes newspaper articles and photos of local black achievers, from athletes and teachers to politicians and entertainers. They include Dorothye Smith, the first African-American Teacher of the Year and first African-American principal in Sarasota County. It's open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Feb. 29.

4. The Baltimore Orioles are starting to get into action of getting back in town. Today trucks carrying spring training equipment and supplies are being unloaded at Ed Smith Stadium. Also, today through Saturday, some lucky fans are participating in Dream Week, receiving training and competing with O's greats Brady Anderson, Chris Hoiles, Mike Devereaux, among others. They'll be taking batting practice, doing a home run derby and playing games at Ed Smith and Twin Lakes Park.

5. is inviting the community out for Ringling Underground: Art After 5 on Thursday, featuring live music, art exhibits, interactive art, cash bar and more. It's free for students from Florida State University, , ,  and ; $5 ages 6-17 and college students with ID; and $10 adults.


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