Time truly flies by when you are enjoying life – August is already upon us! Please find below some event tips for the first two weeks of August.

Wednesday August 2 – Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sales

Gently used books will be discounted by 50%. Paperbacks will be 25 cents, and hardback books will be 50 cents to $2.50.

Where: Longboat Library, 555 Bay Isles Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

For more information please visit http://www.longboatlibrary.org

Now – Friday August 4 – Egypt – The Eternal Spirit of Its People – A Retrospective Exhibition by Jack Jonathan

Willis Smith Gallery is pleased to present Egypt – The Eternal Spirit of Its People, an­ exhibition of 62 classic black and white photographs taken in the 1950s by Jack Jonathan.

Jack Jonathan was born in Egypt in 1921. He received a classical education at the Royal Italian Lyceum in Cairo and overcame a leg disability in his youth to become a champion runner. While working at the American Embassy, he purchased a Voigtlander camera and fell under the influence of visiting Life Magazine photographer David Douglas Duncan.

Jonathan remained in Egypt until the revolution of 1952 when he decided to relocate to the United States. His resulting Scenes of Egypt exhibition allowed him to reconnect with the people and experiences of his childhood in and around Cairo.

Where: Willis Smith Gallery, Ringling College Of Art And Design.

For more information please visit http://www.ringling.edu/galleries

Sunday August 6 5:00pm – Very Merry Jerry Day

Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for WSLR’s annual celebration of Jerry Garcia. Musicians honoring the Dead this year will include the Michael Miller Band, Grass is Dead, and The Schmitz Brothers.

Where: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1829929857328762

Friday August 11 – Kindness at Work Speaker Series: August Luncheon

In 2016, Goodwill Manasota partnered with immediate past mayor of North Port, Jacqueline Moore, to launch a community-wide campaign called “Kindness Community.” The effort was designed to make a positive impact by bringing our community together and encouraging acts of kindness; more than 10,000 people have signed the “Kindness Pledge” at experiencegoodwill.org/kindness. To fortify and enhance the effort, Goodwill has engaged leaders in the local business community to share their experiences – at work and beyond – to make our community a better place.

Featuring Peter Crowley, RE/MAX Alliance Group, Jason Gaskill, Adams and Reese, LLP, and Rod Hershberger, PGT Industries.

Where: Goodwill Mecca, 5150 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234

For more information please visit http://www.experiencegoodwill.org