Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Calling Volunteers to Help Friends of the Parks

Please consider this opportunity to volunteer for the good of our parks:

The March 12th event, sponsored by Friends of Sarasota County Parks, will be at Snook Haven. Volunteers are needed, and there are opportunities for vendors. Contact Marianne with FOSCP to get involved.

More here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A few openings remain for new Civics 101 class

Some news about the upcoming "semester" of Civics 101 -- now's a good time to let people know who might be interested, it's filling fast:

Seats still open for Civics 101 
Sarasota County government’s popular Civics 101 program still has a few seats open for the session beginning March 10. 
Civics 101 is a 10-week program that introduces people to the operations and services of Sarasota County government. Each week, staffs from different county departments guide participants through a particular area, exposing them to the inner workings of county government. The classes give students a better understanding of how county government works, and allows them to build relationships with county staff. Sessions are offered at no charge in the spring and fall each year to Sarasota County residents and anyone working in Sarasota County. Twenty-five people are selected each term on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Applications are available here.
The course schedule is available here.
For more information about Civics 101, call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or e-mail