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Featured Events


What: Friday Night Live free concert presents jazz musician, Al Fuller

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

When: Friday, Oct. 9

7 p.m.

             What Else: Bring a lawn chair

What: Sun Fiesta

Where: Centennial Park,

200 W. Tampa Ave.


When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Oct. 16 - 18


What Else:

Family fun



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More Fun for the Weekend:

What: Venice Farmers Market

Where: 200 block of West Tampa Avenue

When: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon

What Else: Oct. 10 - Entertainment by Donna Cook, vocals

Visit the Save the Animals Now booth

See the Venice Fire Department's 100-foot ladder truck and get some home safety tips

Parks Closed

Venice Myakka River Park, at the east end of Laurel Road, is closed until flooding subsides and the ground is no longer saturated.

Hecksher Park Tennis Courts to be resurfaced

Tennis will be limited to three courts while Sarasota County Parks and Recreation resurface the courts at Hecksher Park begining Aug. 31. Courts 1, 2 and 3 will be resurfaced between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18; Courts 4, 5 and 6 will be resurfaced between Sept. 21 and Oct. 9. For questions, please call (941) 861-5000.

The pistol and rifle range at Knights Trail Park, 3445 Rustic Road in Nokomis, will be closed to the public Saturday, Oct. 10, as it hosts Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight's Corporate SWAT Challenge, an annual competition to raise money for local youth programs. Other areas of the park, including the archery range and trap and skeet club, will remain open that day. The gun range will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, Oct. 11. For information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

Traffic Advisory:

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will be holding a public meeting. Please join us to review a new pilot supplementary reservation service for our Venice Island south bound    Route 13 on Tuesday, Oct. 13, noon - 1 p.m. and 5 - 6 p.m. at Venice Community CenterMeeting Room: E, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 1, holds a public information meeting regarding improvements to U.S. 41 Venice Bypass from Gulf Coast Boulevard to Bird Bay Drive in Venice. The public meeting takes place Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5 - 7 p.m., at Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. The meeting is an open-house format, providing the opportunity to talk one-on-one with project staff and make comments about the project.


The westbound lane of Ridgewood Avenue in Venice will be partially closed due to underground utility construction on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and on Monday, Oct. 12. The closures will occur between U.S. 41 Bypass and the entrance to Ridgewood Manufactured Home Park. Entrance and egress, to and from the manufactured home park, will be from Albee Farm Road on these days. Flaggers will direct traffic. Be prepared for delays or use another route.


Work continues on Pedro Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Roads will have base repair, asphalt milling, and paving done throughout the week.

Base repairs will be made to Avenue des Parques, between West Venice Avenue and Barcelona Street; Calle Central, between Nokomis Avenue and U.S. 41 Business; and Calle Central, between Turin Street and Milan Avenue.

Milling and paving will take place on Manatee Court, Narvaezi Street, Avenue des Parques, Galleon Street, Calle Central and  South Warfield Avenue.

On-street parking will not be permitted on Pedro Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, from Harbor Drive to Nassau Street, this week, while city contractors replace the curb.

Expect intermittent closures on The Esplanade and Granada Avenue through the end of October when the city begins installing new concrete sidewalks along The Esplanade, from West Venice Avenue south to Granada Avenue, and then east along Granada Avenue.

The contractor installing the drainage improvements within the Westgate Subdivision will be installing drainage pipe along Verona Street, crossing the south bound lanes of Harbor Drive, beginning Friday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday Oct. 6. Motorist can expect traffic to be temporarily shifted from the travel lane to the bike lane during this time.  

If you wish to receive an email when there is a traffic advisory, please request to be put on the list by contacting Pam Johnson at

Read the Mobility Plan

To read the Kimley-Horn Downtown Mobility Plan, copy and paste into your browser:

The 85-page document will take a few minutes to download. When the download is completed, double click on it to open the document.


Listen to a meeting on your computer
On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on 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.

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 to the left on your I-Phone or Android.

Other ways to ask questions and voice concerns:
Switchboard: (941) 486-2626
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Questions about garbage, recycling and yard waste collection:

(941) 486-2422, press 1

Not sure who to call:

Call the Information Helpline: (941) 999-1415;

or Public Information Officer Pam Johnson, (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005. 
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