AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee 2017

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Community AIDS Network (CAN) will host its annual AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee to raise awareness and funds for HIV. Several hundred people are expected to participate in the annual AIDS Walk. This year’s walk celebrates the many people in Florida and beyond who have fought and will continue to fight the spread of HIV.

 

AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee will begin at 8 a.m. in beautiful J.D. Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota, continue over the Ringling Bridge, and lead back to the park for shared testimonials, free food, and raffle prizes.  The cost to walk is only $10 and participants can register through midnight on November 27, 2017 at www.cccsrq.org/aids-walk-sarasota-manatee-2017  or on the day of the event.

 

CAN will be providing free, confidential rapid HIV tests and education about living with HIV. School teams, local businesses, families, and even friendly pets are all invited to participate in this important community event. Suncoast News Network (SNN) will have a walking team and Anchor, Nicole Sommavilla along with Chief Meteorologist, Justin Mosely will be at the walk to participate in the opening ceremonies.

 

For more information about participation, sponsorship opportunities, and the mission of CAN, please visit www.cccsrq.org/aids-walk-sarasota-manatee-2017 or call Jessly Santiago at (941) 366-0461 ext. 14402. CAN will be offering free booths to vendors at the walk. Call Jessly to make your reservation.

Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival

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The Solutionary Events team is excited to bring the Solutionary Health Festival to the Sarasota community! Guests will have the opportunity to learn about creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world through a fun-filled festival starting at 11:00 a.m. and a 5K Run starting at 10:00 a.m. at the beautiful Oscar Scherer Park in Sarasota, Florida!

 

Featuring knowledgeable speakers, health food, live music from a variety of talented musicians, health-oriented vendors, a kids’ health zone, a scavenger hunt, yoga, a 5K race, and more, the Solutionary Health Festival is fun for all age groups and welcomes diversity! This event will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the event is free (Parking is $5).

 

Solutionary Events is a 501c3 non-profit educational outreach organization with a mission to create healthy, compassionate, and regenerative communities through coordinating vegan and socially responsible events such as festivals, workshops, seminars, potlucks, beach/park, cleanups, film screenings, outreach events, races/walks, and other events that align with the values of Solutionary Events’ mission. Through the knowledge, experience, and dedication of solutionaries (people who take part in solutions instead of problems), the team offers valuable resources to people interested in learning about healthy living. The Solutionary Events team embraces the key elements of living a full and meaningful life through promoting conscientious and compassionate lifestyle choices. Learn more at www.solutionaryfestival.org!

Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival

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The Solutionary Events team is excited to bring the Solutionary Health Festival to the Sarasota community! Guests will have the opportunity to learn about creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world through a fun-filled festival starting at 11:00 a.m. and a 5K Run starting at 10:00 a.m. at the beautiful Oscar Scherer Park in Sarasota, Florida!

 

Featuring knowledgeable speakers, health food, live music from a variety of talented musicians, health-oriented vendors, a kids’ health zone, a scavenger hunt, yoga, a 5K race, and more, the Solutionary Health Festival is fun for all age groups and welcomes diversity! This event will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the event is free (Parking is $5).

 

Solutionary Events is a 501c3 non-profit educational outreach organization with a mission to create healthy, compassionate, and regenerative communities through coordinating vegan and socially responsible events such as festivals, workshops, seminars, potlucks, beach/park, cleanups, film screenings, outreach events, races/walks, and other events that align with the values of Solutionary Events’ mission. Through the knowledge, experience, and dedication of solutionaries (people who take part in solutions instead of problems), the team offers valuable resources to people interested in learning about healthy living. The Solutionary Events team embraces the key elements of living a full and meaningful life through promoting conscientious and compassionate lifestyle choices. Learn more at www.solutionaryfestival.org!

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

By : Alex Storer
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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

By : Alex Storer
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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.

New Orleans: The Beginnings – A Live Interactive Experience

By : Alex Storer
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In 1840s New Orleans, cotton is king and money flows freely along the Mighty Mississippi. But all is not as it seems. Different factions of society battle for control of the city. Do your loyalties lie with the elegant Creoles, the seductive vampires, the roguish vagabonds, the adventurous pirates, or the voodoo practitioners? Choose wisely, because in this interactive thriller, you are in control, and one wrong move could spell disaster.

Lisa Fritscher and Andy Frack are excited to announce the worldwide debut of their new interactive theater experience, New Orleans: The Beginnings, at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival this month. Under the umbrella of their production company, Gini Lynn Productions, LLC, the show serves as an hour-long proof of concept and prequel for a two-hour permanent installation they plan to open in the fall.

But this is no ordinary theatrical production. Rather than sitting in a seat watching the action unfold, audience members (players) will be right in the middle of it. As new immigrants to historical New Orleans, they will physically navigate through an outdoor tavern, meeting and interacting with the local citizens. Nothing is as it seems, as each person has his or her own agenda, and the decisions players make may affect not only what happens on the night they attend, but also the larger show to follow this fall.

Why This Show?

Producer Andy Frack explains, “We want to change the world. Everything has become so divisive lately, and it is our hope that by taking people back to the challenges of the 1840s, we can get people thinking and talking about the issues that divide us today. People are just people, but stereotypes and preconceived notions make that tough to remember. If we can break down those barriers, we can find ways to work together instead of tearing each other apart.”

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, tickets are extremely limited. They have been on sale since April 17, so time is of the essence! Tickets are available through Orlando Fringe at https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=100 Prospective players are also encouraged to visit the show website at nobeginnings.com and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

The Fringe show is rated PG-13 for thematic content and language. Vampire myths, voodoo practices, slavery, homelessness, and harsh moral dilemmas are explored in an up-close and personal way. Players will be asked to think through issues, make tough decisions, and influence the citizens’ daily lives.