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Refuge. (Courtesy photo)

Jazz At Two — 2-4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17). Featuring Eddie Tobin. $7 for Jazz Club members, $12 for nonmembers. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.com.

8th annual All-Trails Hike — 8 a.m.-sunset Saturday (Jan. 18) at Oscar Scherer State Park, on U.S. 41 six miles south of Sarasota. Twelve miles of hiking trails to choose from, with rest stops along the way. Lunch will be provided at the Nature Center until 2 p.m. Dogs on leashes are permitted. $10 for ages 16 and older; children under 16 free. 486-2155; floridastateparks.org/oscarscherer.

Sarasota Fine Art Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 18); 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19). Along Gulfstream Avenue in downtown Sarasota. Nearly 100 fine art and crafts exhibitors. paragonartevents.com.

22nd annual Sarasota Dollhouse Miniatures Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Jan. 18-19). $7 adults, $4 children. Ramada Marina Hotel, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 358-1000; mollycromwell.com.

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Fred Cobbs is traveling from Georgia this weekend to join artisans of scale miniatures from 15 states for the 22nd Sarasota Dollhouse Miniatures Festival, a show and sale at the Ramada Waterfront, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail. Cobbs specializes in handcrafted pieces like his Old Garden Shed, pictured, plus rusticated farm implements, fishing gear and all things related to wine production. (Courtesy photo)

Joy of Jazz — 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19). The Jim Wellen Quartet will perform a free concert at the gazebo in downtown Venice's Centennial Park. Presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota and sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. jazzclubsarasota.org.

Refuge in Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19). The new Christian band will perform at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St. A free-will offering will be collected. The band features Dann Franks (bass), Fonda Davies (keyboards), Drew Egloff (drums) and Rich Church (lead guitar). Their repertoire includes praise and worship music and song parodies. Child care will be provided free for the concert. 474-5588; englewoodumc.net.

Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors — 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19). A salute to Florida, titled “We’re Glad To Be In Florida.” Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., on Lockwood Ridge Road just south of University Parkway, in Sarasota. The program includes “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “In the Mood,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Show Me the Way to Go Home,” and a Dixieland set by Joe Bruno & Friends. Tickets ($5) will be available at the door or can be reserved in advance by calling 907-4123; suncoastconcertband.org.

Wednesday Morning Lecture Series — The Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of Selby Public Library will present a series of lectures and performances on Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Geldbart Auditorium at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. The Lecture Series ("Close-Up on Opera"), with video presentations by lecturer and musician John Goodman, opens this Wednesday (Jan. 22) with Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman.” Free. 861-1168; sarasotamusicarchive.org.

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