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Venice Museum Open House Saturday 12/14

Post Date:12/09/2019 11:24 AM

VMA at Christmas 2018The Venice Museum & Archives is hosting its Annual Holiday Open House from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 with refreshments at the historic Triangle Inn, just across the street from the Venice Area Beautification Inc.- sponsored Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Monty Andrews Arboretum in West Blalock Park.

You can visit the permanent exhibit “Venice’s Inhabitants,” featuring the story of Venice area from the early Native Americans to many who contributed to the modern development of the City of Venice now over 90 years old. Also on display is the seasonal exhibit, “Playing in Paradise: The History of Venice Sports.”

The VMA Open House is a great family, friends and neighbors event. Refreshments are free and museum entrance is always at no charge. Come join the VMA to continue your holiday celebrations!

For more information, contact the Venice Museum & Archives at 941-486-2487 or visit the VMA at 351 Nassau St. on the Cultural Campus in Venice, near the Venice Community Center and the Venice Library.           

At the same time, VABI will hold its 13th annual Holiday Tree Lighting at West Blalock Park, with music beginning at 4:45 p.m. Bring chairs. Santa will be making an appearance, there will be crafts for the kids, entertainment, refreshments, and a Children’s Tree. VABI is asking children to make an ornament and bring it with them that evening to help decorate their tree. At 6 p.m., organizers will flip the switch and light up the Arboretum.

The Glow Ride for cyclists will get under way at 7 p.m.

Starting Dec. 14, West Blalock Park will be lighted nightly through the evening of Dec. 31. Call VABI at 941-207-8224 for more information.