Deep Sky Observers: Join other enthusiasts to learn about and observe the moon, planets, constellations and stars.

Weather permitting.  Deep Sky Observers.

Bring your mat to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your coming for the first time it would be good to call. Information: 941-320-6693 or email (

Every Sunday, rain or shine… the Siesta Key Farmers Market and Saturday’s Sarasota’s Downtown Farmers’ Market. Pick-out fresh produce, food, flowers and plants and crafts while having fun and making new friends. Location: Siesta Village on the Key or Main St. and Lemon Ave., Downtown Sarasota.

Nia Class on the Beach: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-10 a.m head to Siesta’s Public Beach and the yellow lifeguard stand (in front of the pavilion). Enjoy a full body work-out with Nia; an exercise routine for body/mind connection with barefoot dance and martial arts set to soul searching music.

Phillippi Farmhouse Market: A real Farmer’s Market dedicated to Florida Agriculture and Related Products. Prepared foods, Produce, Specialty items are available from various vendors. Free parking and Free music, Great food and produce. Location: Phillippi Estates Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-861-5000

Palm Avenue hosts a monthly Art Walk on the First Friday of each month. Browse the fine art galleries, jewelers, and restaurants of Palm Avenue while enjoying dancing, live music, and refreshments. A mainstay in Sarasota for many years, monthly special events make this a must-do. Location: Palm Avenue in Downtown Sarasota.

Towles Court Arts District. Held once a month, take an evening stroll through an array of galleries, studios, jewelry boutiques, antique stores, gift shops and outdoor cafes. Location: Historic Towles Court Artist Colony, 1938 Adams Lane (2 Blocks South of Ringling Blvd. just west of Hwy 301 in downtown Sarasota) Information: 941-955-4546

Go to the movies for just a couple of bucks. Sarasota’s Parkway 8 Cinema makes it possible to enjoy a movie for just two bucks.

Great Happy Hour: Pacific Rim (on the mainland) has happy hour from 4:30-6 p.m. on weekdays and offers delectable cocktails and small plates for a mere $4 and sushi for just $3.

Fun in the Park: Island Park at 1 Marina Plaza, offers lots of great, free things…a sprawling lawn, beautiful blue water, a fountain & play yard for children, sun, shade, massive and inventive sculptures, bench swings for watching a sunset and big, big boats.

Free Mondays at the museum The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art opens its doors free of charge every Monday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Work up a sweat. It’s free to play tennis or volleyball at Siesta Beach. Bring a friend, the family or join in a game.

Towles Court

Ringling Museum