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The Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 7); 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8); 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9). Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail. More than 30 dealers on hand to assist those interested in stamp collecting, plus exhibits, educational seminars. Free. 954-4165.

20th Anniversary Siesta Key Craft Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 8-9). In Siesta Key Village, along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road. Free. (561) 746-6615; artfestival.com.

Valentine Arts and Crafts Show – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9). An outdoor arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is being held at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive. Jewelry, glass, photography, art, apparel, food and live music by Patchouli. Free. 518-4431 or (352) 344-0657; tnteventsinc.com.

Sidewalk Astronomy — 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8). The Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, a Bradenton/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will set up their high-quality telescopes in the parking area adjacent to the Riverview High School Planetarium, One Ram Way, Sarasota. Highlights of the evening will include views of the first-quarter moon and the planet Jupiter. Free. 342-9632; LGDSO.com.

Joy of Jazz — 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9). Free concert by The Venturas at the gazebo in Centennial Park. Presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota. jazzclubsarasota.org.

Suncoast Concert Band — 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9). A salute to America and Americans in Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., on Lockwood Ridge Road one block south of University Parkway. The patriot-themed program, “American Salute,” includes Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare For The Common Man,” “American Patrol,” Charles Ives’ variations on “America,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Prairiesong,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic," “Beau Ideal March” by John Philip Sousa and other favorites. Reserved tickets ($5) available by calling 907-4123. suncoastconcertband.org.

Booker Elementary School Choir — 6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10). Directed by Francesca Veglia, the choir will present a concert at St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Free-will offering. 922-7595, 484-1755.

Books & Coffee – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11). Presented by Friends of the Selby Public Library at Selby Library’s Geldbart Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota. "Kurt Vonnegut: A Life," by Charles J. Shields, will be reviewed by Martin Tucker, editor, professor emeritus, Long Island University. A free tour of the library will be offered after the program, along with a $2 Friends Bookstore coupon. 861-1140; selbylibraryfriends.org.

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