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Weekend Adventures in Bradenton: August 12-14


BRADENTON -- Friday is almost here and there are plenty of family-friendly events going on this weekend, such as the superfun KidsArt exhibit on Friday! Enjoy some ethnic homemade cookies on Saturday and participate in a safari experience on Sunday.

Grab your children this Friday for a superfun exhibit presenting the spontaneous and joyful work created by the KidsArt summer camp students, ages four to fifteen. Come discover the colorful work of our KidsArt camp students in pottery, photography, jewelry design, drawing and painting.

You and your family can join these young artists for a reception and party with food and refreshments on August 12th, 5-7p.m., while you check out the impressive collection of art they've been working on.

Kids Art Exhibition
Kicks Off on Friday

5 to 7 p.m.

$5 suggested donation

ArtCenter Manatee
209 Ninth St. W
Event Phone: (941) 746-2862

Enjoy a variety of grilled and homemade baked goods from different cultures including Greek Gyros, Pierogies, baklava, Russian Pirozhki, poppy seed and nut rolls, European and American pies, cookies, strudels and more at the St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church.

These exotic foods might remind you of home or give you the chance to indulge in something new and delicious. And you'll be eating for a cause, because all proceeds will benefit the church and its programs.

Ethnic Grill and Bake Sale
Saturday, August 13
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church
1517 Morgan Johnson Rd.,

photo courtesy of Big Cat Rescue

Get out for a great animal experience on Sunday! Check out the Sunset Safaris at the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary and visit the rescued tigers, lions, bears, monkeys, camels and many other animals. They also have petting zoo. You can also feed the tigers at 6:15pm!

The nonprofit organization is conducting Sunset Safaris Wednesday through Sunday evenings. An educational animal demonstration will held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays only. Gates are open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Sunset Safari

Sunday, August 14
from 5:30p.m.

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary

7101 Palmer Blvd.



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