Throughout this week (5/8 – 5/15), activists have the opportunity to participate in public meetings, art shows and activism. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, education reform and local politics.
Wed., May 8, Compost-A-Thon 2019 @ 7 a.m.
Robert L.Taylor Community Center – 1845 34th St., Sarasota.
Come with friends, family and neighbors to collect compostable food scraps in sealed buckets! Compost-A-Thon 2019 is Manasota’s largest one-week food-scrap-to-soil effort in honor of community building, soil creating and fundraising to support the education and action initiatives of Sunshine Community Compost. Register for the event at www.sunshinecommunitycompost.org.
Thurs., May 9, Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club General Meeting @ 7 – 9 p.m.
Sarasota Garden Club – 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota.
Help contribute to sound environmental policy in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The featured speaker will be Dr. Sharon Hanna-West, from the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Management and Muma College of Business. The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club seeks to protect the natural places in our community, teach others to understand and respect the fragile environment in which we live and promote the responsible use of Florida’s ecosystems and resources. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Sat., May 11, PupART Show @ 6 – 10 p.m.
Black Crow Coffee Co. Grand Central District – 2157 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
Join the St. Pete Pup Club for an exciting launch party. The PupART Show will feature 30 artist contributors, vendors and live music to benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs. This event is free and open to the public.
Sun., May 12, Monthly Flyering for Liberation Breakfast @ 11 – 3 p.m.
Newtown Estates Park – 2800 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota.
Join The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and Answer Suncoast to help spread the word about their monthly community Liberation Breakfast. In preparation, the group will be canvassing and putting up flyers on the second Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PSL and Answer Suncoast began their monthly Liberation Breakfast program last August in order to create a space where community members can share and learn from each other. Free books and hot breakfast will be provided to the community at large. During the program, attendees will study and discuss issues affecting the local community today. All books are either written by or about Black and brown communities. Books for children and adults will be provided. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Tues., May 14, Manatee County School Board Meeting @ 3 p.m.
School Board Administration Building – 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Join the Manatee County School Board to discuss issues affecting students, teachers and members of the community. Workshops will be held at 3 p.m. with the regular meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on MSTV and METV.
Wed., May 15, Indivisible East Manatee in Action @ 6:30 p.m.
8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch.
Find out how to help citizens register to vote, including the historically disenfranchised. Indivisible East Manatee (IEM) is a political action group that works to resist efforts on the local, state and national level that are not in sync with democratic values. IEM works toward electing candidates who share democratic values. This meeting is free and open to the public.