1. Tickets are now on sale for three special concerts featuring the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute band, which is organized by Louise Harrison.
In May Patch brought you the story about how Louise Harrison, a Sarasota resident and sister of famed Beatle George Harrison, this fall to help integrate arts education into classrooms.
Now the time has come for the concerts with the high schoolers.
The at . Tickets are $25 and proceeds from advertisements in the evening programs go toward the high school's music program as part of Harrison's Help Keep Music Alive non-profit's mission.
“The work of the schools in integrating the arts is critical to ensuring all students are given opportunities to learn,” said Terry Osborn, Ph.D., dean and professor, College of Education. “Our Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) is taking a stand and highlighting a particular asset of our region: our artistic and cultural strengths.”
Other concerts for the Grammy-nominated group are at North Port High on Oct. 4 and Manatee High on Oct. 3.
2. Patch is now partners with SCORE, a nonprofit organization with 12,000 business experts nationwide who provide free mentoring to small business owners. Patch offers plenty of free resources for small business owners, from directory listings to self-service Announcements and blogs. (As a side note, the local chapter, Manasota SCORE helped Harrison to be put in contact with the right people to make her USF and Sarasota initiative happen.)
3. At least one aspect of the is continuing . Organizers announced via email that the popular Drag Queen Bingo at the , 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, in Manatee County. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 445-5066.
4. Make sure to stop by geared toward the college crowd. It features food samplings, student art, music and your friendly Patch editor who has giveaways and wishes he was still living the college life.
5. It's time to Pledge The Bird by joining the Baltimore Orioles organization at on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the annual . The walk benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. You can search for a team online to donate.
Entry costs $25 for the walk; free for children younger than 18 years old. You can sponsor, donate or join the walk at www.walkforthekids.com.