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Featured Events

What: Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt for children

When: April 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, 200 W. Tampa Ave.

What Else: Sponsored by Venice MainStreet


Click on Special Event Calendar to see more events


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To respond to the outdoor fire pit survey go to http://tinyurl.com/OpenBurn.

New rules for signs

The City of Venice recently adopted new sign regulations. Multiple one-hour workshops, all covering the same material, are scheduled to take place at Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., to help those with an interest in the new law learn about the updated code, permit requirements and prohibitions. The discussions will include new opportunities provided by the revised regulations to advertise businesses. Participants may choose to attend one of the following meetings:

           Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m. in Community Hall

            Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m. in Community Hall

For information, contact Senior Planner Scott Pickett at (941) 486-2626, ext. 25004 or spickett@venicegov.com. Click here to read the sign ordinance.                             

Alabama Tribute Show, starring Tennessee River, at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., April 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call (941) 861-1380.

Fossil Fest at Venice Museum April 19

Fossil Fest takes place Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Venice Museum and Archives, 351 S. Nassau St. This is the last Saturday opening for the museum this season.

Check out the attendance record-breaking exhibit, “Digging Up Discoveries,” which more than 1,300 people have attended this year.  Bring fossils to be identified by local experts. Fossil Fest will also include kids’ activities and vendors such as Randy Boshela of World Fossils, Minerals and Gifts and Tom Granata. Robert Fuqua, author of Hunting Fossil Shark Teeth in Venice, Florida will have books available for a book signing.

“Digging Up Discoveries,” with more than 350 fossils on exhibit from the Manasota Fossil Club and the Southwest Florida Fossil Society, runs through June 4. The Venice Museum and Archives is free and open to the public Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, April 5 and 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Try our new meeting agenda program

On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on 2013 meetings-Granicus, find the meeting you want to view, look to the right of it and click on Agenda, click open, and view. To listen to live audio of meetings, or to watch city council meeting live videos, instead of clicking on Agenda, click on Meeting Details, go to the right and click on video.

Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




My Waste App

       Ever forget what day your garbage collection is, what is recyclable and what is not, or want to report a pothole? These and many more things can be done easily with the My Waste App.You can scan the app above on your I-Phone or Android.

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